Defeat the corporate monster! Save the SE Portland Eagles Lodge!
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The SE Portland Eagles Lodge is in danger of being sold to corporate builders for high-rise apartments. This will displace over 200 loyal members and ruin the charm and aesthetic to the SE Hawthorne neighborhood. Located at 4940 SE 49th and Hawthorne St, this establishment has been in the heart of Portland for over 40 years. We host a variety of events that are attended by community members, and we raise thousands of dollars a year for charities such as juvenile diabetes, autism, and cancer. We are the #2 Lodge in the state in providing food donations to the Oregon Food bank, and we regularly host dinner and parties for holidays and provide meals and gifts to the public.
95% of the members of SE Portland Eagles Lodge DO NOT want to sell. We own the building outright but are being forced into the market by the Grand Aerie. This sale will surely go to the highest bidding corporate building company, who will plan to place an ugly eyesore at that location.
Our lodge has been around since 1965 (in that location since 1972). Members paid for the building & everything in it over the years. We've not been given the opportunity to have a membership drive or to reach out to our community for support, fundraising or assistance with any of our building or maintenance issues.
Friends and neighbors, by signing this petition you will give a voice to the citizens of this neighborhood, say no to corporate gentrification, and help us save our lodge!
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