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Help us preserve the splendor of the the Oregon Caves National Monument + Preserve!


However long the journey, it’s worth it.

In southwest Oregon, far from frantic modern life, at the end of a steep and curved mountain road, there are ancient marble caves with giant caverns and fantastic formations, highly accessible to visitors. Right beside the entrance to the Caves, there’s a magnificent 1930s-era lodge, named "The Chateau" by its builders – welcoming you for a rest, a drink, a meal, musical or literary entertainment, and maybe an overnight stay.


Friends Receive Recognition from Oregon Community Foundation [Video]


We Love Our Volunteers

[satellite] The Friends recently sent out over 10,000 mailed newsletters! Our fleet of tireless volunteers is the only thing that made this huge undertaking of folding, stuffing, closing, and stamping possible. Thank you so much!


All Call for Monterey Furniture Donations

We know many of you have Monterey Furniture that would be happy in the Oregon Caves Chateau. We welcome your donations and will restore the pieces as needed.   We will need around 250 additional pieces which include pieces for the guest rooms,  dining room chairs, and  lobby furniture.  If you have furniture you are interested […]


View Master event at Pendleton HOME Store a Success

Charles Harrison is one fascinating person. A joy to know and to learn from. I think everyone enjoyed his stories. Thanks to Charles for his visit and to Pendleton HOME for another wonderful event in support of the Friends of the Oregon Caves.


Membership Drive 2011


First Thursday at Pendleton Home Store a Success

If you missed it, you can still purchase Pendleton gifts and contribute to the Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau for one week. Look at the HOME Collection online at and then phone the HOME store 800-248-8144 and they will make your order. Until November 17, you can still take a discount and […]


You are invited to a special Portland First Thursday event

The Friends, NPS, and Pendleton are working together to restore The Oregon Caves Chateau, one of the three Great Lodges in Oregon! For this event, they will be showing an exhibit of rare and historic Monterey Furniture similar to the collection original to the Chateau. First Thursday – November 4, 2010 from 5 to 8 […]


Special Event - First Thursday in Portland

PRESS Announcement Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau – Monterey Furniture Exhibit Event in Portland – First Thursday – November 4, 2010 Contact:  Sue Densmore 541-944-1139 [email protected] On November 4, the "First Thursday" from 5 – 8 pm  at the Pendleton Home Store you will have the opportunity  for one evening only to view […]


Fall News

The Friends thank the Meyer Memorial Trust for their generous support The Meyer Memorial Trust has granted support to the Friends to develop and implement the capital campaign and solidify restoration plans to restore the interior of the Oregon Caves Chateau, support the NPS in the structural restoration, the restoration of the Guide Dormitory, and […]


The Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau was formed in 2008, in cooperation with the National Park Service, to preserve, protect and improve the cultural and natural resources of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve
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