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Posted on: August 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Beaverton Welcoming Week is September 10-19

BEAVERTON, Ore. – National Welcoming Week is back with a series of events designed to bring together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. The week’s activities celebrate the contributions of newcomers and provide opportunities to build cross-cultural relationships and understanding.

The 2021 Beaverton Welcoming Week will be celebrated under the theme of “Belonging Begins with Us” alongside events in communities across the country and as part of the broader citywide Welcoming Beaverton initiative.

Welcoming Week will include public events and opportunities for participants to share their experiences. The city sponsors grants for interactive, community driven projects that create tangible opportunities for people to build cross-cultural relationships during the annual celebration.

This year’s grant-funded events will feature cultural gatherings and exhibitions, cooking and writing workshops, participatory food and dance activities, theater, and storytelling representing cultures around the world—from North Macedonia to the Middle East to Ethiopia, Tahiti, China and more.

Welcoming Week Activities:

Learn more about the events and check out the current listing of activities at

Sat. 9/11 | 7-9 PM
Jesuit High School, 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.

I Am My Story Live - Experience The Immigrant Story Live, a public arts program presenting stories and music of survivors of genocides and atrocities of war with soothing musical accompaniment.

Sun. 9/12 | 10 AM-12 PM
Haiyan International Dance Academy, 10058 SW Arctic Dr.

Chinese Cultural Exhibition - Celebrate Chinese culture through traditional dance, music and spoken word with International Performing Arts.

Sun. 9/12 | 4 PM
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St.

Fall Festivals - Journey back through time with the Beaverton Civic Theatre’s theatrical viewing of China’s Moon Festival, Germany’s Oktoberfest, India’s Diwali Festival and Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Tue. 9/14 | 6-8:30 PM
Conestoga Rec. Center, 9985 SW 125th Ave.

Ethiopian Cooking Class - Learn to cook traditional Ethiopian dishes as you listen to their history with Eleni’s Kitchen.

Wed. 9/15 | 6-8 PM
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St.

Cultures of North Macedonia - Maria Muta Petrova hosts a movie showing of “Honeyland,” a film illustrating tales of struggle, persistence, change, and the impact of honey production on Macedonian culture.

Fri. 9/17 | 6-8 PM
BG Food Cartel Indoor Dining Area, 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave.

Sharing Bread & Salt: Welcoming the World to Our Table - Join Naskah Zada and other local restaurant owners of color over sample appetizers to build camaraderie and exchange culture in a socially-distanced but engaged forum.

Sat. 9/18 | 11 AM-2 PM
Silver Years Adult Day Care Center, 6020 SW Arctic Dr.

Bridge Between Generations - Participate in an all-ages celebration of Slavic culture through traditional arts & crafts, performances, and a tea ceremony.

Sat. 9/18 | 12-3 PM
BG Food Cartel, 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave.

Cultural Dances Around Beaverton - Learn traditional dances from Tahiti, India, Egypt, and so much more with instructors from Global Art of Dance.

Sun. 9/19 | 2-5 PM
Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St.

Red Mud & Rain: A Safari of the Heart - Explore how to write your own story of resilience while listening to readings that highlight the immigrant experience with published author and founder of Writing4Life, Wambui Machua.

A group of people in costumes.

Two people displaying hand carved cultural artifacts standing in front of a Beaverton Welcomes You s

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