The Deutscher Frauen-Hilfsverein (German Ladies Relief Society) was founded in 1886 for the purpose of assisting German immigrants in times of need.


Today, the German Ladies Relief Society continues to support various causes and organizations in the Portland Metro area. Their largest fundraisers are the Silbertee (Silver Tea) held in April and the Holiday Bazaar held in November.

Continuing the custom of holding their meetings in German, the German Ladies Relief Society members gather on the second Thursday of each month at noon from September to June at the German American Society building for lunch, coffee and “Gemütlichkeit”. The German Ladies Relief Society is open to all family members and guests with an annual membership fee of $10.00. Speaking German is not a requirement as they highly  encourage non-speakers to join.

Please contact Chuck Howe for further information

(503) 349-2335 |

Come and join them at one of their monthly meetings here at the German American Society!

German American Society of Portland

5626 N. E. Alameda, Portland, OR 97213 ‎ | Tel: (503) 775 1585