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.
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.