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Emergency Warming Shelters

Extreme cold weather is expected through Tuesday. Check on your neighbors and share information about emergency warming shelters.

Welcoming Week

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Four Mexican woman dancers dressed in traditional dresses twirl on stage.
Welcoming Week is a free, week-long event that builds strong community support for immigrant and refugees. It offers art, performances, information, and community discussions to all Portlanders.
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What is Welcoming Week?

Since 2012, Welcoming Week has served as an annual campaign and celebration led by Welcoming America to bring together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. The City of Portland is thrilled to be part of this important movement and we hope you will join us in building a safe and equitable community for all!

Past Welcoming Week Celebrations

2022 Welcoming Week

The 2022 theme "Where We Belong" focused on the places and spaces that foster belonging (i.e., cities, workplaces, neighborhoods, etc.). "Where We Belong" aimed to go deeper and spark individual reflection on how and why belonging occurs, and ways we can break barriers to foster belonging for immigrants and refugees. 

Find out more about the 2022 Welcoming Week Celebration!

A woman smiles at two children as they visit her resource table during the 2022 Welcoming Week Opening Ceremony at Ventura Park.
A woman smiles at two children as they visit her resource table during the 2022 Welcoming Week Opening Ceremony at Ventura Park.
A picture of two exhibition tables at the 2022 Welcoming Week Opening Celebration.
The 2022 Welcoming Week Celebration brought community together to enjoy performances and access important resources.

2021 Welcoming Week

2021's theme was "Belonging Begins With US." The message is intended to foster a more welcoming nation (and world!) where everyone — regardless of their background — can belong. 

Find out more about the 2021 Welcoming Week Celebration!