Portland JACL

We are the Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. A membership-driven national organization whose mission is to promote and uphold human and civil rights, and to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans. 


Nikkei Community Picnic

Save the Date! Nikkei Community Picnic

Food, fun, rides for kids*; prizes and surprises!

Sunday, August 18, 2024, Noon to 5pm

Oaks Amusement Park, Area 12-13

*RSVP needed to reserve ride bracelets

Portland Day of Remembrance 2024

The event recording of Threads of Remembrance is now available.

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Looking for Volunteers

Portland JACL is an entirely volunteer run organization and we could always use more help. Just a couple of hours a month could support our mission of community, culture and civil rights. Looking for help with:

  • Web & Social Media
  • Newsletter
  • Development
  • Membership
  • Event tabling
  • Print calendar

Additionally, members are always welcome to join committees for advocacy and finance. Meetings take place roughly once a month over Zoom.

Volunteering with Portland JACL is a great way to give back or to get engaged with the local Nikkei community. Email us at contact@pdxjacl.org or fill out our volunteer interest form. ありがとうThank you!

Portland JACL volunteers tabling at the Tiger Tiger 2023 event at Fernhill Park

Our Sponsors:

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