List of Upcoming JETAA Events

April Tabemashou! @ Yoko’s Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Our first dinner of the new (JETAA) fiscal year kicks off at the grapevine-reviewed Yoko’s Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar.  Come join us for such local oddities as the Bat Man Roll, the Walla Walla Roll, and a lovely side of crispy-fried gyoza. Q: I’ve never been on Tabemashou… what can I expect? A: Good food […]

Book Club: Next Meeting Saturday April 28th

Book Club is reading Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto! Join us on Saturday April 28th at Oyatsupan in Beaverton at 3PM.

J-Kaiwa: Next Meeting Thursday April 26th

J-Kaiwa is back! Join us for a bite to eat and Japanese practice.   What: Japanese Conversation (J-Kaiwa) Group Who: JETAA members, JET Program Alumni, Japanese speakers of all levels Where: Fat Heads Brewery, 131 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 When: Last Thursday of the Month, 7-10 PM

Vote in JETAA Officer Elections 2018

Calling all JET Alumni – the online voting polls for the 2018 JETAA officer elections are now open! Polls are open from March 20th to March 31st. The officer platforms are listed below and the online voting is ready for you to cast your vote for this year’s JETAA officers. Here’s what you need to […]

JETAA Portland Elections 2018 – Submit Your Platforms!

JETAA Officer Elections are coming soon! Want to get more involved with JETAA? Consider running for one of our officer positions! We are looking for JETAA members to step up and create new leadership for JETAA Portland. All positions are a one year commitment, starting April 1st 2018 and ending March 31st 2019. Open Officer […]

JETAA Career Panel 2018

The hiring season is right around the corner and the 2018 JETAA Career Panel is a great way to help you get set and improve your chances to get to that final interview. Whether you just returned from Japan or you are exploring the possibility of a change careers, your fellow JET Alumni want to help […]

February Tabemashou!

Tabemashou! is going where it’s never gone before: Sinju Sushi.  Rather than meeting on the east- or west-side this time, we’re going uptown of downtown — the Pearl.  Sinju has the location and reputation of being just a tad on the expensive side (think Bamboo Sushi or Afuri) but we’ve heard good things and JETAA is […]

Sasakawa USA and JETAA Portland Dinner Reception

When: Friday, March 2 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Elephants Delicatessen, 115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210  As part of Sasakawa USA’s The Alliance Working in America series and in partnership with the JET Alumni Association of Portland, we invite you to join a special dinner discussion with Bill Clifford (Shizuoka ALT, 1987-89) President and CEO of World Affairs […]

USJETAA Meet & Greet

When: Wednesday, February 28 @ 7:30pm Where: Rock Bottom Brewery , 206 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204 Join USJETAA for some hosted apps in a relaxed setting. You’ll have the chance to meet the new Executive Director of USJETAA, Bahia Simons-Lane, along with the chair of the USJETAA Board of Directors, Paige Cottingham-Streater. If […]

JASO Shinnenkai 2018

Join JASO and celebrate the year of the dog at their annual Shinnenkai. This traditional Japanese celebration will have osechi, ozoni, sushi, desserts, and sake. There’s even koto and shamisen music, not to mention kimono, calligraphy, fukubukuro, and more! If you want to join in the fun, get your tickets at JASO’s website: Buy JASO […]


The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.