Sharing our Joy and Love of all things Koi!!

The Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club is based in the Portland Oregon/Vancouver Washington area of the United States of America. The club was founded in 1976 by a few friends who loved their Koi but had no place to go for the information needed in order to learn what their new hobby required.  From those early beginnings, we have grown and attracted members from all walks of life and from all parts of the world who are dedicated in pursuing the hobby and education of Koi and Goldfish keeping.  

The mission of the club is to promote, create and enlarge the hobby of keeping, breeding, appreciating, and exhibiting Koi and Goldfish. We are also are chartered to pass along information about the above to our membership by engaging in educational and social activities related to our purpose and to acquire and own such property as may be necessary for any or all or the foregoing purposes. Our membership is open to any person that has an interest in Koi and Goldfish and is eligible for membership upon the completion of an application and payment of the yearly dues.

We have affiliations with ZNA, AKCA, and the PNKCA. Come join our club to explore more about Koi!!

Our Team

Each September, the NWKGC elects a board of directors to lead us in our pursuit of sharing the joy and our love of all things Koi.  This years board is 

 Bill Layman  President 
 Jim Nice Vice President
 Karen Carnathan Treasurer 
 Jim and Claudia Nice AKCA Representitaves 
 Robert Wilson Newsletter Editor 
 Larry & Pat Christensen            PNKCA Representatives 
 Jody Beck Membership 
 Larry Christensen  ZNA Representative 
 Daren Beck 2018 ZNA NKWG Club Koi 

A Few of the Things We Do

Following are just a few of the activities that member's of the NWKGC engage in throughout the course of the year.

  • Organizing and hosting one of the premier Koi Shows in the United States, the ZNA Northwest Koi Show.
  • Recognizing our members and koi keepers throughout the Unites States for their dedication to the hobby.
  • Organizing and participating in community events and public education.
  • Our annual BBQ 
  • Our Annual Club Auction.
  • Special Purchase opportunities, such as our club koi raffle
  • Club Growout competitions.
  • A monthly meeting with other koi enthusiasts, enjoying food, fun, and koi along with a wide range of events.
  • Receive our Monthly Newsletter that is full of great information.
  • Visit Ponds throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Come and Meet Us!!

Join us on the third Saturday of the month at either a members pond or at one of supporters for a evening of fun, food and Koi. Please join us!!

Please email the Newsletter Editor   to get the location of the next meeting.