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February 5,2019

The Portland JACL urges the Portland City Council to vote in favor of pulling the Portland Police Bureau out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.




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2019 Day of Remembrance
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Kodomo no tameni
For the sake of our children


On November 24th 2018, The Oregon Buddhist Temple hosted the presentation, “Kodomo no tameni: For the Sake of Our Children” a retelling of Japanese American history by George Nakata.  The well attended event was organized by Jean Matsumoto and sponsored by Oregon Nikkei Endowment, The Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Oregon Buddhist Temple.

To view the recorded presentation, click on the video below:



2019 Community Scholarship Application is Available
Every year, Portland JACL joins up with the Japanese American Community to give out several scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the community.  Visit our Scholarship page for more details and download the application for more specific requirements.

Download Application Here

Good Luck!