Portland Chapter

TICO WEEK – Planning for this Chapter’s adult exchange “Tico week” in September of 2017 is in full swing!  Dates are Thursday afternoon, September 14th through Wednesday morning, September 20th.  We are brainstorming day and evening activities for the Ticos to enjoy.

There’s still lots to do!

HOSTING -We need hosts, both overnight and day.  This is a great way for you to practice your Spanish and/or show off your town, not to mention a great way to meet new friends – from Portland AND from Costa Rica!  Contact peggyaboyd@yahoo.com if you are available to host.  This is a great way to practice your Spanish!  Remember, if you are planning to go to Costa Rica in February of 2018, you’ll need to sign up as a host this year!  And…it’s a fun week for everyone.  You won’t regret being a host!

PORTLAND/WILLAMETTE VALLEY OUTREACH EVENTS FOR 2017 – We need help staffing OPOA informational booths at the following scheduled events. Please contact nopogayle@live.com for more information and to schedule a confirmed shift time.


Saturday, April 29           Dayton Community Travelogue                       9am-noon


Saturday, May 13            World Friendship Day, 1624 NE Hancock      10am-4pm            Sunday, May 21               SE Sunday Parkways                                          10am-4pm


Saturday, June 24            World Beat Festival Salem Riverfront Park      8am – 10pm              Sunday, June 25               Salem Riverfront Park                                          10am – 6pm          Sunday, June 25               N Sunday Parkways                                              10am-4pm


Sunday, July 23                NE Sunday Parkways                                            10am-4pm


Sunday, August 20          Outer NE Sunday Parkways                                  10am-4pm


Saturday, Sept 9              Vancouver Peace/Justice Fair                                  9am-6pm

Sunday, Sept 24               Sellwood-Milwaukie Parkways                              10am-4pm