OSBS was formed in 1948 and oversees several local clubs throughout the state of Oregon. The purpose of the Oregon State Button Society is to encourage the advancement of education about the history of buttons in trim and fashion, including their manufacture and use; and to promote the collection and preservation of buttons as cultural artifacts.
Membership in OSBS is $20 per year and members receive three color educational bulletins per year and access to educational materials.
OSBS hosts a button show and sales event every May in Keizer, Oregon. OSBS also hosts the annual picnic and two workshops throughout the year for state and local club members.
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Clubs| Events| Member Only
Meets 4th Saturdays of each month
September – May at 1:00 p.m.
at the Waldport City Library
Contact: Maeona Urban 541-547-4299
Margaret at (541) 826-4278
Hildegard at (541) 826-3991
Meets in Medford area.
Contact: Sandie Olson (541) 988-9133
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am
Contact: Ilse Christensen (541) 753-3014
Meets 3rd Mondays of the month, at 11:30 am for lunch at the
Cascade Grill, 110 Opal St., Albany OR
Contact: Lori Franz (503) 638-2918
OCBC was formed in 1964 and meets September through May on first Saturdays of the month at 10 am (come around 9:30 to socialize), in Oregon City, OR. Membership in OCBC is $5 per year and $1 per meeting.
OCBC meeting location:
Oregon City View Manor (OCVM)
200 S Longview Way, Oregon City, OR 97045
We have a new meeting location!
New Seasons Market in Happy Valley
15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr.
Happy Valley, OR. 97086
503-558-9214 (see map below)
Meeting starts at 10 AM on 3rd Saturdays from September to May, except for 1st Saturday Holiday Party in December. For lunch/drinks, sorry, no outside items may be brought in, but there will be a great selection for you at the location! After lunch break, educational program on buttons, then button sale for members.
PBC was formed in 1942 and meets monthly, September through May, in Portland, OR. Membership in PBC is $5 per year and $1 per meeting.
Contact: Deb Chrowl
Contact: Anne Morgan
Meets on Saturday (dates vary) at the
Bandon Public Library
1204 11th St. SW Bandon, OR 97411 (541)-347-3221
There is no formal button club associated with the Oregon State Button Society, but we may be able to get you in touch with other members/collectors in your area.
Contact: Suzie Cohen
We meet 1st Friday of the month depending on room availability.
Everything Sew Nice Quilt Shop
250 NW Garden Valley Blvd, #16, back room
Membership in NBS is $35 per year and entitles you to 4 color educational bulletins per year and access to educational materials. NBS hosts a button show and sales event in a different location annually.
WRBA provides educational material, available to the public:
Membership in WRBA is $25 per year and members receive 4 color educational bulletins per year and access to educational materials. WRBA hosts a button show and sales event in Reno, NV, every two years. WRBA was formed in 2003.