We thrive with staying connected.

Retirement often means more time for those things that involve recreation, crafts, travel, or just a cup of coffee with friends.  Here you will find many GROUPS (aka “areas of interest”) of retirees and families and guests that come together or organize events or just share information.

Join one of these GROUPS  to make new friends.

If you or a group of retirees think of another category of activity that you believe would be fun and worthwhile, but it is not currently listed, send an email with your idea to and we will work with you to organize and promote it.

Activities Groups


Come to the monthly Garden Party! Join Stan and Lynn Chiotti for garden activities, ideas and resources. Get ready to go out and play in the dirt. Every third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on ZOOM.

Join the Garden Party

Wine World

Join Cheryl Fairfax and your fellow wine enthusiasts for wine talk, wine tastings, wine tours, wine pairings, cooking with wine - everything wine but no whining! Meetings are being scheduled - check the calendar.

Events and More


This GROUP organizes scramble team games to local golf courses within a 2 hours drive from Portland, as well as a travel to courses further out that often require overnight stays.

Hear the stories

Travel Talk

This GROUP shares travel tips and information and organizes excursions for interested retirees. Currently ZOOM meetings are being held on the first Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon.

Going Places

Virtual Book Group

Get ready to read! Read a book, join us, and enjoy discussing it with fellow retiree readers. Led by “Reader Leader” Steve West. First Thursday of every EVEN month at 11:30 a.m. on ZOOM.

Book Discussions

Tennis and Pickleball

Get active with friends! Experienced or beginning this group will embrace your participation!

Fun on the Courts!


Hiking, Wandern, Randonée, Rambling, Trekking - whatever you call it - it involves walking in nature. Explore the breathtaking Columbia Gorge and other wonderful local wonders!

Meet the Great Outdoors on a personal level

Gatherings Groups

Global PGE Retiree Meet Up on ZOOM

This GROUP meets online via ZOOM. Attendees have participated from Europe and Mexico. Technology means NO LIMITS because of location...SO JOIN US! Check the calendar for details.

Connect On-Line

MapleWood Meet Up - In Person

This GROUP has resurrected in person gatherings at a local coffee shop in the Portland area. Check the calendar for details.

Friends Getting Together

Clackamas Meet Up

This GROUP meets at a local restaurant in the Clackamas area. Check the calendar for details.

Friends Getting Together

Inactive Groups – Need Leaders to Step Forward


This Group plans and attends regional theater events

Support Live Theater


This GROUP organizes games at local bowling alleys in the Portland Metro area. They reserve several alleys and organize friendly and fun games, as well as social gatherings.

Team Play


Geocaching is a fun outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS or mobile device to find 'Caches' all over the world.

Try your skills at finding secreted items in unusual locations.

Cach hanging from a tree