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The Oregon Grotto is a Portland/Vancouver area grotto with members from all over Oregon and Southwestern Washington. The Oregon Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society, and a Federally chartered non-profit organization (501-C3).


We welcome anyone who is interested in caving to attend meetings which are held at 8 P.M. on the third Friday of every month at Salmon Creek Round Table Pizza, 13009 NE Highway 99 Vancouver WA.

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 Dennis Glasby passed away April 2nd 2016. A long time caver of the Oregon Grotto and WVG.  Thunder Cave

CHARLIE LARSON - Great caver and wonderful person who gave so much of his life to the cavers. Passed away June 11th.

 This site is dedicated to Charlie Larson life work to cavers, this site, family and friends. 50 years with the Oregon Grotto.

Chairman: Oscar Bauman

Vice Chair: Garry

Library historian: Charlie Larson Died June 11th 2015.

Vertical:  Vertical Bob & Tom Peterson

Cave Store: Kim Luper

Website: Kim Luper, Assistant Ahrlin Bauman

Library: Kim Luper

Conservation:  Ahrlin Bauman

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