Fundraiser provides relief funds to Costa Rican Red Cross

Patrons and fans of the Pura Vida Orquestra generously supported the cause of Hurricane Otto Relief on December 18, 2016.  We thank all those who participated and raised more than $400 for La Cruz Roja.   A video of the festivities will be developed in the near future. Please consider making a donation directly to … Continue reading Fundraiser provides relief funds to Costa Rican Red Cross

HURRICANE OTTO Benefit Concert

Along the Caribbean coastline, residents of Tortuguero and Barra del Colorado were evacuated before the hurricane hit.  As a result of the organized evacuation, no injuries were reported but there was severe damage to homes and their contents. According to our Costa Rican friends, the inland towns affected by the hurricane are:  Upala, Guayabo de … Continue reading HURRICANE OTTO Benefit Concert

Hurricane Otto creates a destructive path, donations requested

Several news organizations are reporting heavy damage in Bagaces and Upala, Costa Rica.  Our hope is that people will donate to reputable disaster relief agencies as reported in the Tico Times below.   Our thoughts and prayers are extended to our Tico familia. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/11/25/world/americas/ap-tropical-weather.html?mtrref=query.nytimes.com&gwh=A83B82403433DB9FBF3E128D4E70AFBE&gwt=pay http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/11/25/donations-can-make-hurricane-otto-relief-costa-rica

Student from National Tech University of Panama visits Portland Chapter before heading to Guadalajara

Andres Polo, a civil engineering and sustainability student from the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, came to Portland during the week of Oct 16-21, 2016 to share his vision of a Partners Student Chapter for Portland.   He is seen here visiting with Don Ruff and Jane Atkinson of Lewis & Clark College.   Andres explained … Continue reading Student from National Tech University of Panama visits Portland Chapter before heading to Guadalajara