Oregon Rises Above Hate Presents AAPI Cultural Immersion Day in Old Town Portland | Free Admission to Cultural Institutions, Performances, Activities & More!

On May 6, celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with free community performances, activities and admission to Portland cultural institutions.

Hosted by Oregon Rises Above Hate, AAPI Cultural Immersion Day honors our Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, its resilience and commit to combating anti-Asian hate.


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From our Press Release:
AAPI Cultural Immersion Day
May 6, 2023
10AM-6PM | Free | All Ages
More info: oregonrisesabovehate.com

Located around Flanders Festival Street in Old Town
Between 3rd & 4th Avenue and Flanders & Glisan Streets

AAPI Cultural Immersion Day is Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Old Town district of Portland. Multiple businesses and attractions are partaking in the celebration.

You’ll watch community performances and speeches from local leaders, explore local AANHPI culture, history and organizations, and eat traditional meals and snacks from food carts at the festival.


10 AM – 11 AM: Speaking by community leaders and elected officials, including

  • ORAH organizer & Philanthropist Anne Naito-Campbell
  • Senator Ron Wyden
  • Representative Suzanne Bonamici
  • Representative Earl Blumenauer
  • Beaverton City Council Member Nadia Hasan
  • Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann
  • Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal
  • Oregon Rep. Khanh Pham
  • Oregon Rep. Hai Pham
  • Oregon Rep. Hoa Nguyen
  • Cathy Sampson-Kruse
  • Becca Uherbelau
  • Sokho Eath

11 AM – 4 PM: Organizations’ Tables and Food Carts

  • Asian and Pacific Islander Community Coalitions of Oregon
  • IRCO
  • Portland Japanese Garden
  • Basic Rights Oregon
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
  • Japanese American Museum of Oregon
  • Portland JACL
  • Portland FBI
  • Grant High School AA Club
  • Oregon Advocacy Commissions
  • Performers’ Table
  • Volunteer Table
  • Multnomah County Library
  • Call To Safety
  • Planned Parenthood of Oregon
  • YouthLine (Lines for Life)
  • Reed College
  • Teva Oriata Polynesian Dance Troupe
  • Portland Association of Teachers
  • Lines for Life
  • Civil Rights Unit (Oregon Department of Justice)
  • Multnomah County Library

12 PM – 3 PM: Performances from

  • Lee’s Association
  • DJ Anjali
  • Alex Dang
  • Devigals Filipino Dance
  • Filipino American Friendship Club
  • Swiggle Mandela
  • Paul Susi
  • Mitch Iimori
  • Tsubaki Buyo Doukoukai
  • Lute Richards
  • Brandon Michael
  • Praveen Lata Ram
  • Teva Oriata Polynesian Dance Troupe
  • Ken Yoshikawa
  • Portland Taiko

Cultural Institutions’ Free Opening Hours

Lan Su Chinese Garden: Free admission 2-6 PM

  • 2pm – Traditional Chinese Dance with Chinese Friendship Association of Portland
  • 3pm – Northern Chinese Lion Dance & Martial Arts Demonstration with Eternal Arts Kung Fu
  • 4pm – Tinikling: Traditional Filipino Bamboo Dance with Filipino American Friendship Club of Oregon

Japanese American Museum of Oregon: Free admission 11AM – 6PM

Portland Chinatown Museum: Free admission 11 AM – 6PM



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