The Portland club was established in 1886 with the common goal of connecting likeminded individuals for meaningful conversation and company. To this day The Portland Club is the premier place to network and build community.


The Portland Club is a social activities club that is welcoming to anyone who feels an abiding fondness for the city of Portland, values good times and good company, and shares our membership’s dedication to the preservation of the historic property that is the home of the club: the Alexander Parris-designed 1805 Hunnewell-Shepley mansion, located at 156 State Street.

In 1886, Fred N. Dow and a group of influential male friends organized their informal gatherings into a club – The Portland Club. 


Members have free access to the house and to the finest pool room and billiard hall in New England. The Club’s exclusive Pool Room contains the original six pool and six billiard tables – antiques which are kept in top playing-condition for members. 

Our Pool Room also contains:

  • a projector TV with premier channels
  • Bluetooth speaker capabilities
  • Full-size bar with two taps
  • Corn hole, foosball and poker tables
  • Liquor lockers available to members (for additional fee)


The Portland Club has historically been the premier location to host social events. Between our beautiful large ballroom, intimate sitting rooms and a Pool Room filled with endless entertainment, guests are never without great company and space.

We proudly partner with Black Tie Catering to support with all events. Between the beauty of the mansion and their professional expertise you are in good hands to plan your next event!

Member benefits

Exclusive access to the historic Hunnewell-Shepley mansion & the finest Billiard tables in Maine.
Invitation to monthly member only events
Networking opportunities with like-minded people
Reduced room rentals
Being a part of Maine History!