Welcome to Marijuana Anonymous for Portland / Salem Oregon and Vancouver Washington:

If you find it difficult to control your marijuana use, if you think about using marijuana even when you are not, or if you have broken promises to yourself or others about limiting or stopping your use -- you may be an addict. Only you can decide.

If you have a desire to stop using marijuana, you're in the right place. To get started, take a look at the Marijuana Anonymous pamphlets: "For The Newcomer" and "Detoxing from Marijuana" (links on the right). Then, come to one of our Portland meetings: our schedule is on the right and in the calendar at the bottom.

For more information call: 503-567-9892

Announcements and Events:

New Saturday Morning MA Meetings starts April 19, 2014

Saturday Mornings, Starting April 19th:  10:30 - 11:30 AM
New Saturday morning MA meetings, our first venture out into East County.  The beginning meeting format will include a 10 minute or less share of experience, strength and hope by a chair.  We hope many will come support this meeting, and will be willing to share.  Location at URS Club, 17200 SE Stark St., Portland, Oregon. Meets in room 1.  Come join us!

MA District 11 Service Committee Meeting

Sunday, April 13th:  7:15 - 8:30 PM
On the second Sunday of every month the district service representatives meet, discuss, and support the running of MA district 11.  Come and strengthen your recovery by getting involved in service work, or listen and learn how our MA district conducts business.  Meeting follows the Sunday "Tokeless on Tabor" meeting in the same room. Tabor Heights Methodist Church, 6161 SE Stark St., Portland.  

Sisters’ Spa Night

Saturday, April 19th:  6:00 - 10:00 PM
Serenity awaits! Soak in the outdoor hot tub, exchange chair massages, take a turn pampering your feet with a soak or the groovy foot massager.  Anyone who wants may have a professional-quality facial peel (worth $40 or more at a spa) and/or a mask suited to their skin type.  Enjoy nibbling on snacks as you delight in the movie Beauty Shop with your step-sisters ;)  As a 50/50 fundraiser for District and Convention, suggested donation starts at $10 (and a snack if you can.)  All fellowship women welcome, regardless of ability to pay.  Come to a MA Meeting for more information.

MA Step Study Forum

Sunday April 20th:  4:00 - 5:15 PM
Join in on reading and discussing MA Literature.  Share your own experience and insights.  This forum is aimed at inspiring and informing the process of working steps, rather than replacing step work with a sponsor.  People with all lengths of sobriety are strongly encouraged to attend.  Come to a MA meeting for more information and location. 

Barbeque at Duane and Ruby’s (District Fundraiser)

Saturday, April 26th:  3:00 PM on (note new start time)
Bring your favorites for the grill, and a dish to share.  Live music may be on the slate, or music in the basement if weather is stinky.  We will close the evening with an intimate meeting in the back, around a fire, if weather permits.  Come to a MA meeting for more information and location. 

Monthly Planning Meeting for the MA 2015 Convention in Portland

Sunday, April 27th:  12:00 Noon
Come join our monthly planning meeting for the upcoming Marijuana Anonymous 2015 Convention in here in Portland.  Newcomers and new volunteers are welcome to help, this is a great opportunity to be of service.  This month we will meet at Kyle’s house on Sunday at noon.  Contact Kyle for her address if you would like to join us, please. We will have committee reports, and continue the discussion about themes. Please let Kyle know if you have anything else to add to the agenda. Future meetings are tentatively scheduled at the same location on Saturday May 17th, and Sunday June 22nd.  Come to a MA meeting for more information.

MA Birthdays Cake Night

Sunday, April 27th:  6:00 PM
Come celebrate all the sobriety birthdays in March with cake after the Tokeless on Tabor meeting.  Tabor Heights Methodist Church, 6161 SE Stark St., Portland, Oregon.

Fireside Friday Speaker Meeting and Potluck on May 2nd

Friday May 2nd:  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Come support District 11, your recovery, and speakers Emily S. and Jim S, at the Spring Potluck/Raffle/Speaker Meeting.  Potluck begins at 7:00 PM. Enter at street level on Broadway and proceed left into the Fellowship Hall. Potluck and raffle items welcomed, but most of all, YOU!  Come join us! We welcome MA members and newcomers!  Metropolitan Community Church, 2400 NE Broadway St., Portland.

MA Hike of the Month: May

Sunday May 4th:  11:00 AM
Join your recovery fellows for a flowery stroll in the Columbia River Gorge. We will meet at Gateway Park and Ride (by the parking garage), form carpools, and head to the Gorge. On a scale of 0 (parking lot) to 5 (Mt. Hood), hike difficulty is a 2. We'll be back in plenty of time for Tokeless on Tabor meeting. Optional brunch beforehand. Come to a MA meeting for more information.

MA Game/Movie and Meeting Night

Saturday, May 17th:  6:30 - 9:30 PM
Join us in Paul G’s Community Room in the South Waterfront, at the end of the Portland Street Car Line.  We will share Potluck Dinner and/or snack items, and hold a 50/50 Raffle, to be split with District 11.  Arrive at 6:30, share Potluck at 7:00, then we can play games and/or watch a movie, depending on what people are in the mood for.  Meeting following, in Paul’s apartment. Come to a MA Meeting for more information.

MA Retreat at Opal Creek Wilderness

Friday May 23rd - Monday May 26th
We reserved a cabin for three nights in the Opal Creek old-growth wilderness, where we will share a retreat based on recovery and fellowship.  Exactly how we spend our time will be worked out by group conscience.  Cost of lodging is $100 for the three nights of Memorial Day Weekend.  We need bring only food, bedding, and personal items.  Registration is currently full but we are taking names for a wait list.  Come to a MA meeting for more information on reserving your spot.

MA 4th of July BBQ (Quarterly Fundraiser for Convention 2015)

Friday July 4th:  Begins at 4:20 PM
Celebrate your independence at a Potluck style BBQ with your Fellowship! Host family will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and soda. The rest is limited only by our own creativity, so since it is the 4th - the sky is the limit! Feel free to bring fireworks, or simply enjoy the annual display going off around the neighborhood. This will be in Damascus off of hwy 212. Volunteers to clean up afterwards are wanted, and everyone is asked to pitch in throughout the event, to minimize efforts after dark.  Come to a MA meeting for more information.

10th Annual MA Joint Camp-out with MA Seattle

Friday July 18th - Sunday July 20th
Portland-Represent!! This is our 10th Annual Joint Camp-out and the setting is beautiful!! This will be in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, North Fork Beaver Group Camp (same as usual).
Check-in is at 4:00 PM, check-out is at 2:00 PM. Suggested Donation:   $15 per Adult
Hiking, shared meals, meetings, wild life, maybe even Bocci in the wilderness. It is so fun!! Stay tuned- more details to come.  The campsite is beautiful, wildlife and plant life bountiful. Talk with local peeps to set up ride shares.  Come to a MA meeting for more information.

11th Annual MA District 11 Summer Campout

Friday August 8th - Sunday August 10th
Join the Portland Peeps at Metzler Park, a Clackamas County Park just outside of Estacada.  It's a lovely campground that has a sweet creek and a swimming hole, playground and more. We have 5 sites reserved. Meteor shower will be graciously provided by The Universe.  Preregister with Susan or Guy.  Camping, campfires, hikes and meetings.  Family and friends are welcome.  Come to a MA meeting for more information.