List of Upcoming JETAA Events

February Tabemashou!

Tabemashou! is going where it’s never gone before: Sinju Sushi.  Rather than meeting on the east- or west-side this time, we’re going uptown of downtown — the Pearl.  Sinju has the location and reputation of being just a tad on the expensive side (think Bamboo Sushi or Afuri) but we’ve heard good things and JETAA is […]

Sasakawa USA and JETAA Portland Dinner Reception

When: Friday, March 2 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Elephants Delicatessen, 115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210  As part of Sasakawa USA’s The Alliance Working in America series and in partnership with the JET Alumni Association of Portland, we invite you to join a special dinner discussion with Bill Clifford (Shizuoka ALT, 1987-89) President and CEO of World Affairs […]

USJETAA Meet & Greet

When: Wednesday, February 28 @ 7:30pm Where: Rock Bottom Brewery , 206 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204 Join USJETAA for some hosted apps in a relaxed setting. You’ll have the chance to meet the new Executive Director of USJETAA, Bahia Simons-Lane, along with the chair of the USJETAA Board of Directors, Paige Cottingham-Streater. If […]

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 […]

JASO Shinnenkai 2018

Join JASO and celebrate the year of the dog at their annual Shinnenkai. This traditional Japanese celebration will have osechi, ozoni, sushi, desserts, and sake. There’s even koto and shamisen music, not to mention kimono, calligraphy, fukubukuro, and more! If you want to join in the fun, get your tickets at JASO’s website: Buy JASO […]

2017 JETAA Bounenkai

JETAA Portland would like to cordially invite you to our annual bounenkai!   Where: Uchu Sushi, 3940 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 When: Saturday Dec. 9th, from 6-10 pm (+ Nijikai organized by recent returnee Austin) Price: $25 per person. Includes all you can eat food + 2 drink tickets. Please purchase tickets via […]

Portland JETAA Book Club

We are looking to restart the Portland JETAA Book Club. The hope is to read and discuss books that relate to Japan, as well as connect with other local JET returnees! The first meet up will be at Townshend’s Tea on N Mississippi on December 9 at 3:00pm. We’ll be reading Kafka on the Shore […]

November Tabemashou

Join us for this month’s Tabemashou! When: Thursday, November 16 at 7pm Where: Izakaya Kichinto, 102 NE Russell St. As always, we are cash only. Please bring your paper money and email Lindsay if you’d like to join us!

2017 Resume Workshop

Attention recently returned JET Alumni and job seekers: JETAA Portland is holding a resume workshop to help you figure out the best ways to spin your JET experience so employers in any industry will see the value you bring to the table. Join us at Rendez Vous in SE Portland for a two hour information […]

Tabemashou! at Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya – October 18th

October’s Tabemashou! will be at Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya. When: Wednesday, October 18; 7pm Where: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya (11830 NW Cedar Falls Dr., Portland) Do note that though this is a Portland address, Kizuki is located near the end of HWY 217 at Barnes. As always, we are cash only. Please RSVP and join […]


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.