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Tabemashou! @ Syun Izakaya – May 13th

The Tabemashou! group gathers to explore, critique, and enjoy Japanese dining options in Portland. Through numbers we’re able to sample menus extensively and casually critique the food and experience together. When: Friday, May 13th at 7pm (Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 11th) Where:  Syun Izakaya (209 NE Lincoln Street, Hillsboro) What to bring: Tabemashou! is cash only! Be sure to bring […]

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Fun Times Cooked Up at JETAA Portland Iron Chef 2016

If you missed out on JETAA’s 2016 Iron Chef event, you missed out on some stellar food. Not to mention awesome people. JETAA Portland gathered 30+ people for a potluck/food battle called Iron Chef. We invited our friends from Pacific Northwest JETAA to come down and compete against us in a cook-off to end all cook-offs […]

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J-Kaiwa @ Lucky Lab – May 6th

WHEN: Friday, May 6th, 7-9:00 p.m. WHERE: Lucky Lab Brew Pub on Hawthorne (915 SE Hawthorne Blvd) NIJIKAI: ?? WHO: JETAA members, JET Program returnees, Japanese friends and Nihongo speakers of all levels. WHY: To catch up with old friends, make some new ones and maintain that connection to Japan COST: It’s free to join! There will be some pitchers […]

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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.