List of Upcoming JETAA Events

J-Kaiwa – July 7th @ Lucky Lab

WHEN: Friday, July 7th, 7-9:00 p.m. WHERE: Lucky Lab Brew Pub on Hawthorne (915 SE Hawthorne Blvd) NIJIKAI: TBA WHO: JETAA members, JET Program returnees, Japanese friends and Nihongo speakers of all levels. COST: It’s free to join! There will be snacks, subsidized by JETAA (to give you more chances to practice your gion-go, gisei-go and gitai-go). Otherwise, you may purchase your own food […]

Sayonara BBQ – July 8th

            Let’s send the newest JETs off to Japan with a Sayonara BBQ! When: July 8th, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Where: Gabriel Park, Picnic Area E JETAA will provide utensils, a sizzling BBQ, cooler, and food to grill, but please bring a side dish, dessert, or snack to share if you […]

Tabemashou! at Samurai Blue – July 20th

This time around Tabemashou! is saying “itadakimasu” at Samurai Blue, where they serve up mindful, local, and seasonal sushi & ramen (with veg stuff, too). When: Thursday, July 20th, 7:00 PM Where: Samurai Blue Sushi & Saké (3807 N Mississippi Ave) Tabemashou! has a small budget, but anything beyond that is cash only — so be sure to […]

Pre-Departure Orientation Nijikai – June 24th

We’ll be sending off new JETs at the Pre-Departure Orientation (8am – 12:30 PM, June 24th @ the Mark Spencer Hotel). Join us at the nijikai  to celebrate with some カレーライス (curry rice)! When: 1pm, Saturday June 24th Where: Kalé (900 SW Morrison)

JET30 Alumni Reunion in Washington D.C. – Aug. 4th-6th

  Celebrate. Reconnect. Reminisce. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JET30 All-JET Alumni Reunion! Get ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program! From August 4th-6th, the JET30 All-JET Alumni Reunion will be taking place in Washington, D.C. Join JET Alumni, families, and friends from around the country for a special three-day […]


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.