Portland

2018 Mochitsuki Portland

Celebrating its 22nd year, the 2018 Mochitsuki Portland rings in the New Year with a fun-filled annual tradition perfect for all ages. Running January 28, 2018 at the Portland State University, Mochitsuki celebrates the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding, a Japanese New Year's tradition which...

2017 Portland International Film Festival

Celebrating its 40th year, the 2017 Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is the biggest film event in Oregon. Spanning across three weeks in February (February 9-25, 2017), PIFF will host nearly 100 feature films and 60 short films from over 30 countries around the world. Produced...

2017 Mochitsuki Portland

Celebrating its 21st year, the 2017 Mochitsuki Portland rings in the New Year with a fun-filled annual tradition perfect for all ages. Running January 29, 2017 at the Portland State University, Mochitsuki celebrates the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding, a Japanese New Year's tradition which...

Afuri Opens in Portland

Tokyo-based ramen ramen chain, Afuri recently opened its first North American flagship store in Portland, Oregon. Located in Portland's Downtown neighborhood of Buckman, the 103-seat restaurant will serve Afuri's iconic Yuzu Shio rramen in addition to a variety of traditional Japanese hot and cold dishes. Named...

2016 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival

Celebrating its 11th year, the 2016 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival is Oregon's premier celebration of diversity in film. Running April April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016, DisOrient is dedicated to deconstructing the media stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans as "Orientals." This year’s DisOrient...

2016 Hot Import Nights

Celebrating its 19th year, the 2016 Hot Import Nights is the nations largest and most unique automotive lifestyle festival. Originating in Southern California, Hot Import Nights has since expanded to a nationwide tour that starts February 6, 2016 and runs until December 10, 2016 and covers 16...

2016 Portland International Film Festival

Celebrating its 39th year, the 2016 Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is the biggest film event in Oregon, featuring 97 features and 50 short films from over 30 countries around the world. Running February 11-27, 2016, PIFF seeks to explore the diversity of not only the art of...

2016 Mochitsuki Portland

Celebrating its 20th year, the 2016 Mochitsuki Portland rings in the New Year with a fun-filled annual tradition perfect for all ages. Running January 31, 2016 at the Portland State University, Mochitsuki celebrates the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding, a Japanese New Year's tradition which...

Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival

Continuing on Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary from last year, the iconic Sanrio character has hit the road for her first-ever live North American tour. Running May 29 through November 1, 2015, the Supercute Friendship Festival is an interactve musical and lifestyle event for all ages....

Japantown PDX

[gallery size="large" link="none" ids="15979,15978"] Japantown PDX, a new iOS app brings Portland, Oregon's historic Japantown to life with a user-friendly self-guided walking tour. Designed by history educator, Peter Pappas and his studends at the University of Porland in collaboration with the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and...