Welcome to JETAA Portland! We are an active chapter that supports all JET alumni. We warmly welcome any new members, whether you’ve recently returned from Japan or you were a JET 20 years ago. JETAA Portland is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and we cover the areas of Oregon, southern Idaho, and Vancouver, WA. We also have a sub-chapter in Eugene, Oregon.
We have many social, professional, and cultural events throughout the year, including an annual Shinnenkai and Bounenkai, a hanamikai, hiking, networking and career events, a golf tournament, and the famous Iron Chef Competition. We also partner with other Japan-related organizations for bigger events such as Mochitsuki. On a monthly basis we check out Japanese restaurants in the area, read and discuss Japan-related books for the book club, practice speaking Japanese at J-Kaiwa, and help each other with job searches in the Job Seekers group.
JETAA Portland website or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon!
JETAA Portland Regular Events
|J-Kaiwa||A Japanese conversation group that meets once a month at a local brewery. Attendees include JETAA members and people from Portland’s Japanese community.||1st Friday each month|
|Lucky Lab Brew Pub,
|Book Club||A book club that reads Japanese-themed books and books by Japanese authors. The club chooses a new book to read each month and posts book reviews on the JETAA Portland website.||Once a month|
|Jade Teahouse & Patisserie
|Tabemashou!||A dining group that meets at a different Japanese restaurant every month. Attendees share a family-style meal and rate restaurants on their quality of food, service, ambience, and value.||2nd Thursday each month|
|Various Japanese restaurants in the Portland area.|
JETAA Portland Annual Events
|“Sakura Sunday” Hanamikai||Our annual hanamikai, held in conjunction with Portland’s own “Sakura Sunday” festival, includes food, live music and entertainment, and lots of spring fun. Join us under the cherry blossoms for this picnic-style event.||Early April||Japanese American Historical Plaza, TomMcall Waterfront Park|
|Iron Chef Competition||A Japanese potluck event that includes a cooking competition with a secret Japanese ingredient. Dishes are judged by Japanese attendees, and prizes are awarded to the top chefs.||May||Various JETAA members’ homes|
|Masters Golf Tournament||A pitch and putt summer golf tournament where teams of JETAA members and Japanese community members compete to win the coveted “SUGOI Green Jacket”.||August||McMennamins Edgefield Pub Golf Course in Troutdale, OR|