2020 NPSO Annual Meeting Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the best interests for the health and safety of our members, the Cheahmill Chapter has decided to cancel the Annual Meeting this year. While the number of new cases should decline over the next several weeks and months, subsequent waves of COVID-19 are likely to recur once social distancing is relaxed. We are exploring hosting the meeting next year (2021) at Spirit Mountain Lodge and offering much the same program.

If you have already sent in your registration form and payment, your checks will be shredded. Those whose checks were already deposited will receive a refund.

We look forward to seeing all of you in 2021, hopefully at Spirit Mountain. Please stay safe and healthy through this difficult time.

NPSO 2020 Annual Meeting

May 29 - 31     Spirit Mountain Lodge, Grand Ronde, Oregon

27100 SW Salmon River Hwy, Grand Ronde, OR 97347


Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range, the Spirit Mountain Lodge in Grand Ronde is just a short drive from Portland, Salem, and Lincoln City. It is situated between the mid-Willamette Valley and the coast, enabling us to offer field trips in the valley, at the coast, and in the Coast Range.

A variety of accommodations are available at the Lodge, ranging from a standard room with two queens or one king-sized bed to a deluxe suite. Rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator, safe, iron/ironing board, free Wi-Fi, and coffee bar. All rooms in the Lodge and meeting spaces are smoke-free. A discounted block of rooms will be held for NPSO until April 27. The rate is $149 plus tax; if 20 or more rooms are reserved by NPSO members, the price will be reduced by $10 a night.

Two options are available for making a reservation:

  1. Call 1-800-760-7977, tell the receptionist you are with the Native Plant Society of Oregon and provide the block #1533.
  2. Go to: https://book.b4checkin.com/chameleon/spiritmountain?ga=2.58947757.105100546.1564074532-1409125323.1559236267#groupSignin and click on “Group Sign In” at top of the Spirit Mountain page. Enter 1533.

Other local lodging options, including free RV space at Spirit Mountain, are listed on the “Alternative Lodging” webpage.

All meals include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options (request on Registration Form).

Breakfast is on your own (Lodge restaurants open at 8:00 AM).
The Lodge provides a variety of alternative dining options (below).

Friday night (Kalapuya A&B)

5-6 PM Social hour: No-Host bar. If you bring your own bottle, there is a $10 corkage fee, and a Lodge server must open the bottle.

6-7 PM “Tour of Italy” buffet: beef lasagna, penne pasta with marinara & alfredo sauces, shrimp and grilled chicken breast, seasonal vegetables, garlic bread, tossed green salad, two chef-selected salads, dessert, coffee (decaf on request), and tea. $22.

Saturday Box Lunches (Lodge reception/registration area)

7:30-8:15 AM: Box lunches are available for pick-up. Lunches include potato salad, apple, carrots, cookie, and your choice of sandwich on whole wheat bread. $17.50 (bring your own beverage):

Saturday night (Kalapuya A&B)

5-6 PM Social hour: No-Host bar. If you bring your own bottle, there is a $10 corkage fee, and a Lodge server must open the bottle.

6-7 PM Banquet buffet: Cedar plank salmon with basil aioli, tossed green salad, two chef-selected salads, garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rolls/butter, dessert, coffee (decaf available on request), tea. $26.50.

Other dining and lounge options in the Lodge and Casino: