Spring Plant Sale

Our Spring Plant Sale has begun — benefitting over 50 local nonprofit organizations!

Place orders between March 1st and May 3rd, 2024. We do not ship. Plants will be available for pick up at our Tree Lot on May 9th and 10th between 10 AM and 7 PM.

Thank you

Thank you for your support for the 51 nonprofit organizations that we help support! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the 2023 Holiday Wreath and Tree Sale a great success!

Help Support Our Work

Peninsula Optimist Club,
a chapter of Optimist International


By providing hope and a positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.


Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.


To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed.

  • Promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs
  • Inspire respect for the law
  • Promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people
  • Aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life, and the world.


For over seven decades, the Peninsula Optimist Club in the St. Johns community of Portland, Oregon, has provided scholarships for students at Roosevelt High School who will attend a community college or vocational school after graduation.

The scholarships are made possible by the hundreds of volunteers and Christmas tree sales held every year in the Memorial Christmas Tree Lot at the corner of N. Lombard and N. Chautauqua Blvd.

Additional funds are raised through the Spring Plant Sale and Golf Tournament.

In addition to scholarships, the Optimists also donate money in support of many youth organizations (See Nonprofits that Benefit).

As Optimists, we believe that our 75-year history of constant work for and commitment to youth has entitled us to proudly display on our sign at N. Lombard and N. Chautauqua: “Friends of the Youth”.

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