ARTS & CULTURE

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Alliance Francaise de Portland
1425 SW 20th Ave, Suite 102
Portland, OR 97201
503-223-8388
info@afportland.org
http://www.afportland.org/
Non-profit cultural and educational organization offering French classes, lessons, tutoring, and cultural events.

American Jewish Committee
7410 SW Oleson Rd. PMB#190
Portland, OR 97223
503-295-6761
info@jewishportland.org/
http://www.jewishportland.org/
Seeks to promote Jewish values and protect all human rights by increasing understanding of history and heritage as well as building coalitions between other religious and ethnic groups. Programs include lecture series and art exhibits. 

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Bahia Brazil Art Center
2512 SE Gladstone St, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97202
503-227-8418
http://www.bahiabrazilartcenter.com/
bahiabrazilartcenter@gmail.co
Bahia Brazil Art Center (BBAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing Brazilian culture with Portland, Oregon through movement, music and arts. Funds generated through Celebrate Brazil will launch BBAC’s 2016 outreach campaign. The campaign's goals are aimed at presenting a wider variety of cultural events and experiences to Portland audiences.

Bodhi Tree Center
5403 SE Center St
Portland, OR 97206
503-788-0336
http://www.bodhitreelanguagecenter.org/
Asian Languages School including Mandarin Chinese lessons, a Chinese cultural Center and brush painting and calligraphy programs.

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Cambodian American Community of Oregon
10390 SW Canyon Rd. 
Beaverton, OR 97007
503-548-3202
503-645-5390
itgroup@cacoregon.org
http://www.sits.google.com/site/cacoregonschool/

Cascade Festival of African Films
Cascade Campus, TH 118 Portland Community College

705 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217
971-722-5711
info@africanfilmfestival.org
http://www.africanfilmfestival.org/
Develops knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity of African cultures, builds community with open dialogue and encourages inclusiveness through a free film festival in honor of Black History Month. 

Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO)
700 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217
503-287-4117
http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/
Grassroots organization working to build a multiracial, multicultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights through education, policy advocacy, community organizing, and intergenerational leadership development.

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Educate Ya
200 NE 20th Ave, Suite 10
Portland, OR 97232
503-238-5790
info@educateya.org
http://www.educateya.org/
Educates and creates awareness about cultural, social, economic and health concerns in the different Latino communities and the broader community. Provides resources such as English/ Spanish intercambio (exchange), Latino Young adult leadership council, and cultural presentations.

Ethos Music Center
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
2 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217
503-283-8467
info@ethos.org
http://www.ethos.org/
Ethos/IFCC is a community-based organization that offers arts programming for both youth and adults, including classes for Musical Theater, African Dance, Breakdancing, Ballet, Tap, and more.

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Global & Multicultural Resource Center
World Affairs Council
1200 SW Park Ave.Third Floor
Portland, OR 97205
503-306-5252
http://worldoregon.org/
The World Affairs Council of Oregon offers over 40 public programs each year with experts and world leaders; hosts over 500 emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe and provides assistance to K-12 schools in their important work of teaching students to become citizens of the world. The mission of the World Affairs Council of Oregon is to broaden public awareness and understanding of international affairs and to engage Oregonians with the world. 

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Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97220
503-234-1541
info@irco.org
http://www.irco.org/
Promotes the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Offers employment and family services, translators, interpreters, African and Asian family service centers, and culturally specific events.

Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)
1001 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
503-827-0249
info@iprc.org
http://www.iprc.org/
Offers access to work space and tools to aid in the productions and distribution of zines and hand- bound books. Offers educational workshops on publishing including technical information and hands-on experience, and meeting groups to build community among fellow self-publishers.

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Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
503-223-1321
http://japanesegarden.com/  
Offers events, workshops and cultural holiday celebrations in honor of Japanese culture including art exhibits and tea ceremonies.

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Latino Network
240 N Broadway, Suite 214
Portland, OR 9722
503-283-6881
http://latnet.org/
Promotes social change through cultivating the power of the Latino Community. Offers a diversity and civic leadership academy and provides education and empowerment programs for youth and women.

Living Stages
850 NE 81st Avenue #315
Portland, OR 97213
http://www.teatrocambio.org/
Theatre organization committed to theatre for community reflection, empowerment, and action.

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Miracle Theatre Group
425 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
503-236-7253
http://www.milagro.org/
Organization dedicated to Latino arts and culture through theater performances that blend dance, music, and poetry. Blends diverse influences of indigenous, European, African, Asian, and mainstream U.S. culture as well.

Multicultural Center at Portland State University
228 Smith Memorial Student Union
PO BOX 751
Portland, OR 97207
503-725-5342
cultures@pdx.edu
http://pdx.edu/dmss/multicultural-student-center/
Explores intersectional identities and seeks to develop cultural competency through student engagement, programming and meaningful dialogue. The MCC offers programs and events including those focused on Multiracial Identity; Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) Identity; Black History Month; and Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. The MCC offers resources such as a computer lab, student leadership opportunities, and space for students to relax and study. 

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Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
5135 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97218
503-288-8177
info@nayapdx.org
http://nayapdx.org/  
Seeks to enhance the diverse strengths of youth and families through cultural identity and education. Offers cultural art and dance classes and social and education services for Native American’s in the Portland area.

Northwest China Council
221 NW 2nd Ave. Suite 210-J
Portland, OR 97209
503-973-5451
http://www.nwchina.org/ 
Nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting the culture of greater China. Sponsors lectures, seminars, workshops, offers Mandarin lessons and leads cultural tours to China.

 

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Obo Addy Legacy Project
7725 N. Fowler Avenue
Portland OR 97217
503-288-3025
info@oboaddylegacyproject.org 
http://www.oboaddylegacyproject.org/ 
A nonprofit organization that promotes the rich cultural traditions of Ghana, West Africa through music and dance including educational offerings, and annual festive and performing groups.

 

Office of Equity and Human Rights Commission
421 SW 6th Avenue Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
503-823-4433
piset.sao@portlandoregon.gov
http://www.portlandonline.gov/oehr/
Provides education and technical support to City staff and elected officials, leading to recognition and removal of systemic barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access and opportunity, starting with issues of race and disability.

Office of Neighborhood Involvement
1221 SW 4th Ave Room 110
Portland, OR 97204
503-823-4519
http://www.portlandonline.com/oni
Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities. Provides resources and information for and about Portland Neighborhoods, including resources for hosting neighborhood events, diversity and civic leadership councils and current event calendars.

Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission
PO Box 3588
Portland, OR 97208
503-285-8279
encanto@ochcom.org/
http://www.ochcom.org/
Discovers, celebrates and commemorates contributions to Oregon’s diverse literary and cultural legacy, raising awareness through publications and other media, memorials, and public events.

Oregon Folk Life Program
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
503-222-1741
orhist@ohs.org/
http://www.ohs.org/about-us/affiliates-and-partners/oregon-folklife-network.cfm/
Part of the Oregon Historical Society, serves to document, present, and encourage the preservation of traditional arts and cultures in communities throughout Oregon. Its mission is to preserve the state's history and to make it accessible to everyone in ways that advance knowledge and inspire curiosity about all the people, places and events that have shaped Oregon.
Provides folk life instructions, resources, and stories. Has an oral history library.

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Performance Works Northwest
4625 SE 67th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
503-777-1907
info@pwnc-pdx.org
http://pwnc-pdx.org/
Performance Works Northwest is the parent Non-Profit Organization of Linda Austin Dance. The mission is to advance experimentation in the contemporary performing arts of the Pacific Northwest through the creation and performance of works by our own company, the presentation and sponsorship of work by other artists, as well as the provision of an affordable space for rehearsals, workshops & other events.

Portland Chinese Garden
239 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209
503-228-8131
http://www.lansugarden.org/
Inspires and educates the global community in the appreciation of a richly authentic Chinese culture through the garden, events, classes, and tea ceremonies.

Portland International Film Festival
934 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97205
503-221-1156
http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/piff/
Sponsored through the Northwest Film Center to shed cinematic illumination on the world and the human condition we all share. Offers close to 100 films from almost 30 countries.

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Regional Art and Culture Council
411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97209
503-823-5111
info@racc.org
http://www.racc.org/
Works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life. Provides artist grants, information, education, public art program, and advocacy for a strong arts and culture community. Provides workshops and other forms of technical assistance for artists; and oversees a program to integrate arts and culture into the standard curriculum in public schools throughout the region through “The Right Brain Initiative.”

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Say Hey, NW
Partners in Diversity
200 SW Market St Suite 150
Portland, OR 97201
503-552-6755
http://www.partnersindiversity.org/
Partners in Diversity (PiD) operates as an affiliate of the Portland Business Alliance Charitable Institute, and seeks to address employers’ critical needs for achieving and empowering a workforce that reflects the rapidly changing demographics of the Pacific Northwest. Offers educational programs, job postings and distribution of information for CEOs and for those who work in human resources or in diversity roles. PiD also helps recently relocated professionals of color connect with the multicultural community through major networking events such as our signature Say Hey! event, civic engagement opportunities, social media, our website and personal relationships. 

SE Multicultural Senior Center
4610 SE Belmont St. #102
Portland, OR 97215
503-988-6300
info@impactnw.org/
http://www.impactnw.org/
Center for seniors and adults with disabilities includes recreational activities, educational classes and healthy meals. By working with schools, businesses, faith communities, other community-based organizations and governmental agencies this center creates a safety net and springboard for community members to improve their quality of life and achieve independence

StoryCorps: Recording America
http://www.npr.org/series/4516989/storycorps/
Since 2003 NPR has been collecting the stories of everyday Americans and preserving them for future generations. Stories have been published in a book called “Listening is an Act of Love”.

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The August Wilson Red Door Project
6344 N. Curtis Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97217
971-266-0344
info@reddoorproject.org
www.reddoorproject.org/
The August Wilson Red Door Project is a social change agent, using the arts as a catalyst for creating a lasting, positive change in the racial ecology of Portland. Using the theatre as a catalyst and springboard, the AWRDP is creating opportunities for people to tell their stories, have them be heard, and interact with one another in ways that change the perspectives of all involved. Each conversation is professionally facilitated.

The International School
025 SW Sherman St
Portland, OR 97201
503-226-2496
http://www.intlschool.org/
The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese from preschool through 5th grade. Its small classes and inquiry-based, International Baccalaureate approach enable children to acquire language and culture as they learn to pursue knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life. Summer camp is also offered.

This I Believe
2424 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
502-259-9889
http://www.thisibelieve.org/
International media project engaging people in writing, sharing and discussing the core values that guide their daily lives. Essays are broadcast on NPR and published as audio books.

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Uniting to Understand Racism
1827 NE 44th Ave Suite 300
Portland, OR 97213
503-595-4890
info@resolutionsnorthwest.org/
http://www.resolutionsnorthwest.org/
Advancing racial justice and reconciliation through honest dialogue, acts of reconciliation and education. 6 week dialogue programs.

Urban League of Portland
10 N Russell St.
Portland, OR 97227
503-280-2600
http://www.ulpdx.org/
The Urban League of Portland’s mission is to empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life. Our programs include a distinctive blend of direct services, organizing, outreach, and advocacy. We offer workforce services, community health services, summer youth programming, senior services, meaningful civic engagement opportunities, and powerful advocacy.

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Wisdom of the Elders
3203 SE 109th Ave
Portland, OR 97266
503-775-4014
http://www.wisdomoftheelders.org/
Nonprofit Organization committed to Native American cultural preservation, education and race reconciliation. Shares teachings, oral traditions, and cultural arts with public audiences and younger generations. Wisdom of the Elders acknowledges the need for reconciliation between Indian and non-Indian. As part of its race reconciliation mission, Wisdom of the Elders strives to share with all peoples, using public radio and documentary production, book publishing and other educational venues in collaboration with diverse cultural organizations and educational institutions.

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 Yeates Academy of Irish Dance
4231 N Interstate Ave Suite B
Portland, OR 97217
503-249-9009
http://www.yeatesacademy.com/
Performing troupe of Irish dancers; offers classes and performances statewide. Our mission is to provide a fair, safe, and comfortable teaching environment for our students. We provide a family-oriented environment where each student is encouraged to reach his or her potential by listening and accepting feedback from teachers. Our experienced teachers are committed to providing a quality dance education with a spirit of building self-esteem and self-confidence.

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