About Us

Our Roots

The Oregon Treasure Trail Society was formed in 1982. It was started by five avid hobbyists who each put $5 into the kitty and declared themselves an official club. They set out to provide an organization that would unite people together with the same interest in metal detecting, whether it be coin and token hunting, relics hunting, or simply a passion for finding interesting treasures of the past.

Today, we continue to provide a wonderful environment for those interested in this great hobby. Our club provides an opportunity to join with others and enjoy spending time on outings and sharing experiences. Everyone is welcome to attend one of our meetings. 

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. for social hour and at 7:00 p.m. for the meeting. Come early and socialize with members from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..

Meetings are held at the Eagles Lodge located at: 

7611 N. Exeter Avenue, Portland, OR 97203

Monthly Activities

  • Find of the month competition with prizes for each category
    • Find of the month competition with prizes for each category
    • Visiting lectures and/or demonstrations.
    • Raffles for select silver coins, and a grand prize gold coin.
    • Club status, updates, announcements.

  • Club Hunts
    • We gather once a month for a hunt at parks or schools in the Portland/Vancouver metro area  
      • hidden tokens to redeem for prizes
      • points for items found which are accumulated towards the detectorist of the year award 
      • highest points of the day prizes
      • an enormously good time
      • Guests are always welcome
      • see our calendar here

  • Newsletter
    • There is a monthly newsletter covering all activities and events as well as announcements.
    • see our newsletter here


O.T.T.S. 2020 Picnic and Hunt Rooster at Rock State Park on July 19th - early registration is open now


Membership is open to any person and their families on an annual basis. Dues are listed on the application form which can be obtained here