Events

Fil-Am Community Events Calendar

SW Washington and Oregon

 
This is a list of events taking place in Oregon and Southwest Washington that may be of interest to the Filipino-American community.  This is not an exhaustive list.  These events may or may not be CFAA or CFAA Affiliate sponsored/hosted events.  See *NOTE at bottom of this web page. 
 
 
 
 

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Fridays – FILIPINO BAYANIHAN CENTER’s KALUSUGAN COMMUNITY PANTRY
TIME: 1 to 5 PM Perishable & non-perishable foods with fresh produce starting at 1pm
LOCATION:  Filipino Bayanihan Center, 1537 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
SPONSOR:  Filipino Bayanihan Center (https://www.bayanihanoregon.org) & National Alliance for Filipino Concerns – NAFCON (https://www.nafconusa.org/) 
CONTACT: kamusta@bayanihanoregon.org

Kalusugan means health, well-being.

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APRIL 5 to 28, 2022 (Tuesadays & Thursdays) – FPP’s WIKANG KAYUMANGGI: LEARNING AND APPRECIATING TAGALOG SERIES
TIME: 6:00 to 6:45 PM Pacific Time 
LOCATION:  Virtual Meeting
REGISTER AT: http://tinyurl.com/FPPTagalog
HOST:  Foundation for Philippine Progress (https://www.philippineprogress.org
CONTACT: ask@philippineprogress.org 

Learning a language gets one deeper into a people’s culture. For most of you, it will be a reunion to your roots. This is where you appreciate recognizing the difference between English and Tagalog languages, and the two cultures that drive it. This is perhaps one of the very few language courses that takes into account the historical perspective of expressions and words. We do this by visiting every now and then the integration of Spanish and English into the language… and therefore, into the Filipino culture and tradition. Maligayang bati! Again, welcome… and it is our hope that this journey will be a lasting one for you, your family, and your community.

Basic Wikang Kayumanggi covers four (4) courses: Basic 1 to Basic 4. Each course is an 8-session virtual meeting for four weeks: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00pm until 6:45pm pacific time. The on-line format uses the Zoom app and the link to the class will be available once you register.

Course syllabi will be emailed to all registered students. There is no designated workbook; however, lesson worksheets and lesson guides will be emailed to students every week of the course. You are encouraged to complete homework and lesson assignments.

– Basic 1: April 5 to 28 (8 classes)
– Basic 2: May 10 to June 2 (8 classes)
– Basic 3: June 14 to July 7 (8 classes)
– Basic 4: July 19 to August 11 (8 classes)

 

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MAY 7, 2022 Sat – U of O Kultura Pilipinas 34th Annual Pilipino Cultural Night
TIME:

  • Doors open at 5:00pm
  • Dinner is at 5:30pm
  • Show starts at 6:00pm

LOCATION: EMU (Erb Memorial Union) Ballroom, University of Oregon campus.  The EMU is located in the center of the campus.
HOST: University of Oregon’s Kultura Pilipinas group 
CONTACT: pinoys@uoregon.edu

  • Free Admission, including dinner
  • Seating on first come, first served basis
Headliner Entertainment: MonicaLaire
 
MonicaLaire is a 24-year-old Filipina artist and influencer who previously participated in the show “American Idol Season 14” in 2015 where she gained popularity all over social media. She’s also known for making viral videos on vine, twitter, instagram, YouTube and Facebook with her little brother “Charlz.”  MonicaLaire has been featured in major TV shows in the US and Philippines and has been recognized for her talents by millions of viewers.
 
 
 
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MAY 2022 – FPP:  AKLATAN BOOK READING SERIES 
LOCATION:  TBD
HOST:  Foundation for Philippine Progress (https://www.philippineprogress.org
CONTACT: ask@philippineprogress.org for more details.

Or check their Facebook site for the details coming soon.  Dates and times are subject to change.
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MAY 10, 2022 Tue – IRCO VIRTUAL ANNUAL GALA 
TIME: 6:00 PM Pacific
LOCATION:  Virtual Event
HOST:  Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) 
CONTACT: wecare@pacco.org
RSVP & WEBSITE:  https://www.avcast.me/irco-celebrate2022

IRCO invites you to their Virtual Gala to celebrate their 46th year of empowering refugee and immigrant communities in Portland and beyond.

The Gala will include an online and live auction, speeches from leaders in the community, and cultural performances.

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MAY 12, 2022 Thu – SAVE THE DATE: PACCO’s API LEADERSHIP NIGHT: “Building Youth Leaders in the Midst of a Pandemic”
HOST:  Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (https://www.pacco.org)
CONTACT: wecare@pacco.org for details
WEBSITE:  https://www.pacco.org/events.html#!event/2022/5/12/api-leadership-night

 

Join PACCO during their Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Leadership Night, an annual event, where representatives and supporters of the Asian & Pacific Islander community from different organizations come together, with the purpose of fostering increased communication and collaborative action amongst the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and their supporters, business leaders, local political officials, nonprofit and community organizations and government agencies in the region. This year’s theme: “Building Youth Leaders in the Midst of a Pandemic”. A grassroots approach to building generational wealth & racial equity. The program highlights driving our youth to take ownership of their own success through active engagement in API community-sponsored education programs. 

Proceeds of this event will go to the Youth Job-Entrepreneurial Readiness Training Program Level 1 – a job readiness and independent living skills development program managed by PACCO, focused on preparing the youth aged 16-21 belonging to low and extremely low-income households. PACCO believes that in order to build generational wealth, we need to start growing people at an early adult stage. The intent is to help create new jobs and increase income to stabilize communities via microenterprise assistance and wrap-around workforce training for either employment or business ownership. 

The program provides a 15 week / 25 1-Hr online class-workshops, 25 students per batch. Total of 3 batches. Each student will be assigned an accountability coach (volunteers from our business community). Part 1 : Start with the mindset – (1) Drafting a vision board, personal mission statement. (2) Energy Leadership – How our Thoughts, Emotions, Actions carve our destiny. Part II : Basic Soft Skills – (3) Personality Development (4) Dressing for Success (5) Art of Listening Part III : Personal – Consumer survival skills (in cooperation with DCBS) (6) Making a Personal Budget (7) Opening a Bank Account, Paycheck, Using Debit & Credit Cards (8) Saving Money (9) Buying a Car (10) Renting and Apartment (11) Why Credit is Important (12) Using Credit (13) Payday Loans & Cash Advances (14) Managing Debt (15) Imposter Scams (16) Identity theft Part IV : Advanced Skills – (17) Surfing the web (18) Social Media (19) How to write a resume (20) Build Linked In profile.

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MAY 20, 2022 Fri – SAVE THE DATE: ASIAN NIGHT MARKET in downton Eugene, OR
TIME: 5 to 10 PM
LOCATION: Eugene Downtown East Park Block in Oregon
HOST:  Oregon Asian Celebration and City of Eugene

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Oregon Asian Celebration in partnership with the City of Eugene will bring the 1st ever Asian Night Market event and they will still hold their bigger celebration at Alton Baker Park on July 30. 
On May 20, they look forward to spending an evening outdoors listening and watching performers, while eating food and checking out a few craft vendors! Plan a great evening with them at the downtown blocks of Eugene in Oregon!

 

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JUNE 4, 2022 Sat – SAVE THE DATE: PAA’s ANNUAL PICNIC in Springfield, OR
TIME: TBD
LOCATION: TBD
HOST:  Philippine American Association (PAA) of Lane Country – Eugene & Springfield

Details coming soon.

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JUNE 5, 2022 Sun – CFAA QUARTERLY MEETING
TIME: 2:00 to 4:00 PM – For those needing help in connecting,  the meeting will be open 15 minutes earlier at 1:45 PM.
LOCATION:  Online Meeting – Zoom Meeting information has been emailed to CFAA Affiliates and Trustees about a week in advance.  If you have not received these email meeting notifications, please email us at cfaaorwa@gmail.com

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JUNE 12, 2022 Sun – SAVE THE DATE: FAAV’s PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC in Vancouver, WA
TIME: 11 AM to 4 PM
LOCATION:  Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, 9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660 – Riverview Shelter ($3 parking fee per car)
HOST:  Filipino American Association of Vancouver Washington (https://www.filamvancouver.org)

Annual Potluck Community Picnic to celebrate the 124th Philippine Independence Day. Fun-filled day of food, games, music, singing, dancing, and bonding with family and friends.

CONTACT: Jon Oribello – (971) 998-0944

CDC Guidelines for Health and Safety will be observed.

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JULY 24-26, 2022 Sat – SAVE THE DATE: WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL in Salem, OR
TIME: 5-10pm Fri, 10am-11pm Sat, 11am-7pm Sun
LOCATION:  Riverfront City Park, 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301
WEBSITE:  https://asiancelebration.org

Check their website for the latest details.

Join them in Riverfront Park where you can experience the music, dance, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures. World Beat turns 25 this year, and they are hoping for an in-person festival. Things kick off with a Children’s Parade at 9:45 am on Saturday and will continue until Sunday evening. 

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JULY 30, 2022 Sat – SAVE THE DATE: ASIAN CELEBRATION SUMMER FESTIVAL in Eugene, OR
TIME: TBD
LOCATION:  Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
WEBSITE:  https://www.salemmulticultural.org/festival/world-beat-festival

Check their website for details coming soon.

The 37th annual event returns as an outdoor event in partnership with the Obon & Taiko Drumming Festival. Experience Asian cultural heritage and traditions through dance, music, foods, arts, crafts, exhibits, and more. 

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AUGUST 4, 2022 Thu – SAVE THE DATE: PACCO’s ROOFTOP EVENT
TIME: TBD
LOCATION:  TBD
HOST:  Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (https://www.pacco.org)
CONTACT: wecare@pacco.org

Check their website for details coming soon.

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AUGUST 10-14, 2022 Wed-Sun – [TENTATIVE] PHILIPPINE CONSULATE OUTREACH in Portland Metro Area, OR
TIME: TBD
LOCATION:  TBD
WEBSITE:  https://pcgsanfrancisco.org/public-advisory-2022-consular-outreach-program-tentative-schedule/

Check their website or Facebook site for the latest details.  Dates are subject to change.

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SEPTEMBER 30 to October 2, 2022 Fri-Sun – CFAA RETREAT
TIME: TBD
LOCATION:  TBD

As soon as available, details will be emailed to CFAA Affiliates and Trustees.  Email questions to cfaaorwa@gmail.com .

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OCTOBER is FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
Expect many Oregon and SW Washington Filipino American organizations to plan events throughout October to celebrate.  Details will be added to this web page.

For more details about FAHM and including the reason behind why it is not called “heritage” month, see:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipino_American_History_Month and http://fanhs-national.org/filam/about/

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OCTOBER 20 or 27, 2022 Thu – SAVE THE DATE: PACCO’s 25th ANNIVERSARY GALA
TIME: TBD
LOCATION:  TBD
HOST:  Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (https://www.pacco.org)
CONTACT: wecare@pacco.org

Check their website for details coming soon.

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DECEMBER 3, 2022 Sat – SAVE THE DATE: FAAV’s PASKO NA NAMAN CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE
TIME: 5pm to Midnight
LOCATION:  TBD
SPONSOR:  Filipino American Association of Vancouver Washington (https://www.filamvancouver.org)

Formal attire, sit-down dinner, music, and dancing to celebrate the holiday season.

CONTACT: Joan Roberts – joanbarcelon1970@yahoo.com

CDC Guidelines for Health and Safety will be observed.

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