List of Past Events

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 […]

JASO Beer Garden: Volunteers Needed!

Needed: 2 helpers for the JASO Beer Garden Date: Thursday, July 12th, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location: Eco Trust Building in the Pearl District Benefits: $15/hr. plus free entry to the JASO Beer Garden Workers will be expected to assist with the event doing set-up, clean-up and helping to pour beer, bus tables […]

PSSCA’s Sapporo Night

The Portland Sapporo Sister City Association is hosting a Sapporo Night and the Portland Japanese Gardens. Join them on Saturday, July 14th at 5PM.

2018 Sayonara BBQ

Help JETAA Portland see off new JETs!

June Tabemashou!

We’re thinking comfort food for those lazy summer evenings, how about you? Grilled skewers, panko fried anything, and sushi for good measure… join us at Yataimura Maru! We recommend that you come with an empty stomach or hollow leg. Or both.   Location: Yataimura Maru Date & Time: Thursday, June 21st @ 7PM To join: […]

July Book Club Meeting

Join JETAA PDX’s Book Club in reading In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki! Where: Oyatsupan in Beaverton When: July 14th @ 3PM

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


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.