List of Upcoming JETAA Events

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 […]


Welcome back to our recent JET returnees! To celebrate, JETAA Portland will be hosting a Welcome Back Party. Where: Shigezo Izakaya When: Saturday, September 30th at 7:45 PM Cost: $10 for returnees; $15 for current JETAA members (non-returnees) Please click on the appropriate link below to pay and RSVP! THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Hope […]

Campus Recruitment Opportunity–Fall 2017

You can help recruit the next crop of JETs by sharing your experiences of your time in Japan on the JET program.


It’s time again for the JLPT Benkyoukai. If you’re studying to pass the JLPT or just need a way to help you stay motivated in your Japanese studies, this study group is for you! The group is led by a pro Japanese teacher, Miwa-sensei at her home in Beaverton (RSVP for the address). Study groups […]


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.