List of Past Events

2018 Bonenkai

Join JETAA Portland for the 2018 End-of-Year Party! Where: Uchu Sushi, 3940 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 When: Saturday, December 8th at 6:30 PM Cost: $20 per person The deadline to RSVP is December 4th. Don’t miss out!

November 2018 Tabemashou!

We’ve gotten word of a new spot in town, called Wa Kitchen Kuu… who wants to put it to the test?  Bring your taste buds! Location: 125 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 Date & Time: Saturday, November 17, 6pm   * Please note the change from our usual mid-week/7pm schedule. To join: RSVP to Remember: BRING PAPER MONEY!  Our […]

December 2018 Book Club

The next book club is on Saturday 12/15 at 2pm at Oyatsupan. We will complete the last third of The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories, edited by Theodore W. Goossen, which includes stories “The Bet” through “Dreaming of Kimchee” (~pages 264-443). 

2018 Returnee Dinner/お帰り会

Welcome back to our recent JET returnees! To celebrate, JETAA Portland will be hosting a Welcome Back Party. Join us for food, drinks, and merriment – and reflect on your JET experience with folks who understand. Where: Shigezo Izakaya When: Saturday, October 6 at 6:30 PM Cost: $10 for returnees; $15 for current JETAA members + friends (non-returnees) […]

Campus Recruitment Opportunity – Fall 2018

Volunteers Needed with Campus Recruiting for Future JETs! You can help recruit the next crop of JETs by sharing your experiences of your time in Japan on the JET program. Representatives of the Japanese Consular office in Portland will be visiting colleges in the region during September and October to tell students about the opportunities […]

September 2018 Tabemashou!

You get one guess about what’s on the menu at Sushi Ki-ichi (hint: don’t say “pizza”) and an open invitation to join us! Location: 11940 SW Pacific Hwy G, Tigard, OR 97223          *For Trimet-ers: a ride to Tigard can be arranged from Sunset TC; RSVP with request.  Date & Time: Tuesday, September 18, 7pm To join: RSVP to […]

Book Club: Next Meeting September 15th

Book Club is reading the first 12 stories of The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories edited by Theodore W. Goossen (this is through Spring Riding in a Carriage by Yokomitsu Riichi). Join us on Saturday September 15th at Oyatsupan in Beaverton at 3PM.

August 2018 Tabemashou!

This month, we’re heading to Takahashi!  It’s been almost 7 years since our last visit, and we think it’s time to fix that, don’t you? Location: 10324 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland OR 97266 Date & Time: Thursday, August 16, 7pm To join: RSVP to Remember: BRING PAPER MONEY!  Our cost is subsidized but goes on one bill; we split the rest. […]

Ten $15 Tickets to JASO Beer Garden Available

JETAA Portland has ten subsidized tickets to the JASO Beer Garden available. Tickets are first-come, first-served. Your name will be added to a list given to JASO after purchase. Your name is all you will need to provide for entry.

JETAA JLTP Benkyoukai 2018

It’s time again for the JLPT Benkyoukai. If you’re studying to pass the JLPT or just need a way to help you stay motivated in your Japanese studies, this study group is for you! The group is led by a pro Japanese teacher, Miwa-sensei at her home in Beaverton (RSVP for the address). Here are […]


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.