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You Are Invited to Welcoming Week!

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Beginning Sept. 10, the City of Portland, along with other municipalities and organizations around the country, will affirm their commitment to building a more welcoming country where everyone — regardless of their race, ethnicity, or citizenship status — feels like they belong.

Portland’s Welcoming Week will begin on Sept. 10 with an outdoor celebration at Gateway Discovery Park beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be filled with dance performances, music, and remarks by:

  • City of Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

  • Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization’s Director Lee Po Cha
  • City of Portland Commissioner Carmen Rubio
  • Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal
  • Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty
  • Oregon Senator Kayse Jama

The Welcoming Week program has a wide assortment of events, both virtual and in-person. For example, on Saturday, Sept. 11, escape to Favela Brazilian Café and indulge in Brazilian food while participating in a dance concert. Or learn about resources for immigrant-owned businesses and entrepreneurs during Civic Life and Prosper Portland's informational and networking meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

*COVID-19 protocols will be followed at all Welcoming Week in-person events*

Our website contains information about each event and how to RSVP in English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Welcoming Week Event Schedule