List of Past Events

May 2019 Tabemashou!

Miyamoto is a destination we’ve tried before and it’s got hella–good reviews!  Come and enjoy the good food with us. Location: 422 SE 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97215Date & Time: Saturday, May 18, 6pmTo join: RSVP to tabemashou@jetaaportland.comRemember: BRING PAPER MONEY!  Our cost is subsidized but goes on one bill; we split the rest. Tabemashou is a visitor-friendly event, so non-alumni are welcome, […]

May 2019 Book Club

The next book club will be Saturday, May 18th at 3pm at Oyatsupan. We are reading a collection of short stories by an author from Aomori-ken: Blue Bamboo by Osamu Dazai.

2019 Iron Chef

JETAA Portland’s Annual Cooking Competition! It’s time to sharpen those knives and dig up your best recipes as contestants, judges, and other hungry mouths gather for one of our most popular (and delicious) events of the year! In the battle between Portland and Seattle JET alumni, we’re bringing back a crowd favorite – shoku pan […]

April 2019 Tabemashou!

You get one guess about what’s on the menu at Sushi Ki-ichi!  We tried visiting this place back in September (but it was closed), then we got distracted nom-nom-ming our way through downtown.  With the warm(er) weather, we’re ready to try again, aren’t you? Location: 11940 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223*For Trimet-ers: a ride to Tigard can […]

April 2019 Book Club

The next JETAA Portland Book Club meeting is set: We are finishing 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. The main focus will be the last book, but we will chat about the earlier books if desired. Where: Oyatsupan, 16025 SW Regatta Lane, Beaverton, OR 97006When: Saturday, April 20th @ 2:00pm Hope to see you there!

2019 JETAA Elections Are Here!

Calling all JET Alumni – the online voting polls for the 2019 JETAA officer elections are now open! Polls are open from March 28th to April 10th. 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 […]

February 2019 Tabemashou!

Hold the California Roll, we’re aiming to mix it up at Phat Cart this month!  Menu has winks and nods to Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and a bit of Thai. Location: 420 SW College St, Portland, OR 97201 (PSU Campus area)Date & Time: Saturday, February 23, 6pm To join: RSVP to Remember: BRING PAPER MONEY!  Our cost is subsidized but goes on one […]

2019 Career Panel

Join us on Thursday, Feb 21 for an evening of career strategies, discussion, and networking. Bring your meishi and your resume, and get ready to dive into your post-JET career. Or as we like to say: “It’s a Journey, Not a Destination: Navigating Your Career Roadmap & Networking Along the Way” We are excited to […]

Karaoke Night

On Saturday, February 16th, JETAA Portland will be hitting up Voicebox to sing our hearts out. Please join in on the fun, funk, and food! We only have 15 spots open, so join now while you still can! Where: Voicebox NWWhen: Saturday, February 16th from 6:45PM to 9:45PMCost: $10 (includes limited menu items excluding alcohol; […]

JETAA Portland 2019-2020 Elections

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 2019 and ending March 31st 2020. Open Officer Positions President Ensures the solid foundation […]


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.