List of Past Events

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

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 […]

Fuji to Hood

Portland and Japan collaboration festival “Fuji to Hood” is a beer festival featuring ten Japanese breweries (and one cidery) collaborating with eleven of Portland’s finest brewers/cidermakers on original recipes using select Japanese ingredients. Presented by Culmination Brewing and supported by the Japan-America Society of Oregon, the Fuji to Hood beer festival also features Sake from […]

Volunteers Needed for JASO Sakura Sunday

Volunteers Needed! Three (3) volunteers needed to help out at JASO’s Sakura Sunday at the Portland Japanese Garden on Sunday, March 25th. Volunteers will help with games and children’s activities including helping kids try on yukata in the Kimono Club. Volunteers should arrive around 10:00 am and the event runs until 2:00 pm. Admission to the garden is included and free to those helping with Sakura […]

JASO Sakura Sunday

Join JASO for Sakura Sunday on March 25th!

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 […]


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.