Join us for a screening of the taiko documentary Finding Her Beat at The Hollywood Theatre on Saturday Sept. 30th at 2:00 pm. Tiffany Tamaribuchi will perform live before the screening and do a Q & A after the film. >>>Buy Tickets This is a Community Benefit Screening, which means…
Issho: Rhythm Connection is our first performance at the beautiful Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in Beaverton. The evening will include pieces not performed in many years in addition to fan favorites. We hope you can Join us at The Reser on November 11th. >>>Buy Tickets Portland…
Join us downtown at Salmon St. Springs on Tuesday June 20th for World Refugee Day. Portland Taiko will perform at approximately 5:10 pm and the World Refugee Day walk begins at 5:30 pm. More information about the walk, including a route map, is available here. Portland Taiko is proud to…
Look for Portland Taiko’s people-powered yatai in this year’s Rose Festival Starlight Parade on June 3rd 2023. Here’s a short video of the yatai in the 2022 Starlight Parade.
Celebrate the reopening of The Oregon Jewish Museum and Holocaust Education Center (724 NW Davis) on Sunday June 11th. The Cultural Exchange Festival Street Party runs from Noon – 3:00 pm. It’s a free event with live music (Portland Taiko performs at 1:00 pm), a taco truck and more.
Portland Taiko is looking forward to being back at the Hillsboro Farmers Market (150 E Main Street) on Saturday June 24th. Our performance begins at 11:30 am.
The Regional North American Taiko Conference takes place in Hilo, Hawai’i this year. Portland Taiko will perform at the TAIKOGO! event at Kea’au High School on June 30th. Please visit the NATC-R webpage for additional information.
People of the Drum is a free event with performances and workshops from: Hula Hālau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a Mexica Tiahui Portland Kalai Khuzu and Portland Taiko Join us at Gateway Discovery Park 10520 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR on Saturday July 22nd from 4:30-6:30 pm. Thank you to the Oregon Arts…
We are thrilled to be back at 4 Days of Aloha at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Portland Taiko is scheduled to perform at 10:55 am on Sunday July 23rd. Tickets are $10 for adults, keiki (children) 10 and younger can attend for free. Proceeds benefit the Ke Kukui Foundation.…
Portland Taiko and Beyond Basics students will perform at Obon Fest on Saturday August 5th. 5:30 PM Beyond Basics students perform 6:30 PM performance by Portland Taiko This event is free and open to all. For a complete schedule of events, please visit the Oregon Buddhist Temple’s Obon Fest webpage.
This annual event at the Japanese American Historical Plaza is a memorial to the victims of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The event is free and open to the public. Portland Taiko will perform at 6pm and 7pm. The Japanese American Historical Plaza is located at 2…
Join Portland Taiko and other AAPI organizations as we celebrate Asian/Pacific Island heritage month. The event kicks off at 10 am. Performances begin at Noon.
Portland Taiko is thrilled to be part of Maupin Daze 2023.
Voices of Change is APANO’s annual fundraiser. This family-friendly community event celebrates AAPI heritage and achievements. The program includes dinner, a silent auction, family activities and performances from Portland Taiko (among others). This year’s event is at The Greatroom in Beaverton, Saturday May 20th from 5-8 pm. Tickets are available on…
Portland Taiko will be a guest performer at Teva Oriata’s performance at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts on Saturday May 27th. Stories of the Pacific is a celebration of Polynesian history, legends and culture through music and dance. Learn more and purchase tickets at thereser.org.
The Jade District International Night Market returns to PCC SE on Saturday August 19th, 2023. This fun, free community event runs from 1:00pm to 9:00pm. Portland Taiko will perform at 7:30 pm.
UPDATE: Farm Festival is SOLD OUT! Thank you, Portland Taiko fans!!! View other upcoming performances Join us Saturday September 9th at Triskelee Farm in West Linn for a fun, family-friendly outdoor concert. Farm tours start at 3:00 pm and the performance begins at 4:00 pm. This event will take place…
Join Portland Taiko and Oregon Koto-Kai for Sounds of Japan at the Wilsonville community center. This free event takes place Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 10am-12pm. Enjoy musical performances from Oregon Koto-Kai and Portland Taiko, traditional Japanese tea and snacks (while supplies last). Pre-registration is required due to room capacity…
Lake Oswego’s multicultural festival Cultural Xchange celebrates different cultures from around the world. The event takes place Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Millennium Plaza Park. Enjoy traditional dance and music performances, a Wushu martial arts demo, food and artisan vendors and more. Portland Taiko…
Soter Vineyards 2022 Summer Solstice Party Saturday, June 25, 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. Festival of food, wine, and entertainment on one of the longest days of the year. Reservations required.
Street Books South Park Blocks between SW Columbia and Jefferson Monday, June 6, 11:30 a.m.
Rose Festival Starlight Parade Downtown Portland Saturday, June 4, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. The Starlight Parade is back and we’ve dusted off the Portland Festival Yatai for another running of our festival float! We hope to see you there!!!
Mount Hood Community College, AAPI Heritage Month Wednesday, May 18, 7:15 p.m. Mount Hood Community College
Rise Against Hate Oregon 2 Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. Flanders Festival Street in Old Town btwn 3/4th Avenues and Flanders/Glisan Streets
Illahee Elementary School Friday, May 6, 2:30 p.m.
Asian American Youth Leadership Conference Friday, April 22, 2:15 p.m.
JACL Day of Remembrance McMenamins Kennedy School at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue Saturday, February 26, 1:30 p.m. We are honored to perform at the Portland JACL’s program at the McMenamins Kennedy School, featuring a screening of Reparations with Senator Lew Frederick, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, and Jon Osaki.
Sherwood Center for the Arts 22689 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, OR Saturday, April 16, 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 for all ages We are thrilled to return to the Sherwood Center for the Arts to be a part of their 6th Annual Family Matinee Series. We hope to see you there!!!
Oregon Educators of Color Network Marking the 80th Anniversary of Japanese American Incarceration during WWII Monday, February 21
Portland JACL Day of Remembrance McMenamins Kennedy School at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue Saturday, February 19, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. We’re honored to perform for the Portland JACL’s Day of Remembrance program, which includes a film screening of Reparations followed by a panel discussion with Senator Lew Frederick, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, and…
Salem Public Library Online Performance for Salem Reads Saturday, February 5, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. We’re thrilled to perform for our friends at the Salem Public Library to kick off the Salem Reads Event! There will be audience participation and time for questions and answers. Live Spanish language and ASL…
Bonenkai 2021 Online Year-End Celebration Saturday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a special online celebration with performances by Portland Taiko and students from our ‘Naname Fundamentals’ and ‘Beyond Basics’ classes! More information to be posted soon!
Linfield University Lively Art Concert Series Sunday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, see Linfield University’s event site.
Joy (Comes) in the Mourning Free program curated by Portland Playhouse Saturday, September 18 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. 602 NE Prescott Street, Portland 97211 Please join us for a heartfelt program reconnecting to mourning traditions and rituals, sharing the practices acknowledging loss, and expressing grief. Portland Taiko is honored…
Portland Taiko at Oaks Park Outdoor Concert Saturday, September 11 from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. Oaks Park, South Grove at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Tickets are SOLD OUT for our concert at Oaks Park! If you’re interested, you can put your name on our waiting list in case spaces…
OR Symphony Waterfront Concert Outdoor Concert Saturday, September 4 from 1:00 to 9:30 p.m. Portland Taiko performs at 5:45 p.m. Tom McNall Waterfront Park at 1020 SW Naito Parkway Free admission. Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test required for entry.
Gateway Discovery Park Outdoor Concert sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation Saturday, August 21 from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. 10520 NE Halsey Street Free. Join us for this small-group performance in the spacious Gateway Discovery Park!
PORTLAND STREETCAR’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE Parade and Performance Sunday, July 18 from 1:00 p.m. Jamison Square at 810 NW 11th Ave.
NW CHILDREN’S THEATER Conversation with Perry Winkle Premiering Friday, June 25 Link coming soon.
STAMP OUR STORY: THE GO FOR BROKE SOLDIERS Virtual Event for Japanese American Soldiers of WWII Monday, June 14 from 5:30 p.m. View here.
JOY RUCKUS: I HATE BEING HATED Virtual Event for Stand With Asian Americans Sunday, June 13 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. (PT performs at 2:26 p.m.) View here.
RISE AGAINST HATE Call to Action in Support of Asian and Pacific Islander Oregonians Saturday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. View here.
SOMETHING GRAND Virtual Opening of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon Thursday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. Registration here.
STOP ASIAN HATE Friday, March 26, 4:00 pm Harrison Park (SE 84th Ave and Harrison St) SE 84th Ave. and SE Harrison St.
Mochitsuki Saturday, January 23, 12:00 pm It’s the Year of the Ox and this year’s Mochitsuki is online. There is a full month of programming and we’re happy to be sharing the virtual stage with Oregon Koto-Kai, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Paul Matsushima, and Utsukikai! For the premiere of our video on…
Bonenkai (Year-End Party, Recital, and Fundraiser) Friday, December 4, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Join us for our annual year-end gathering! We will present taiko performances by our students, release the uncut taiko videos from our fall concert video event, and share our musical tribute to Valerie Otani. Stay tuned for…
Portland Taiko and No-No Boy Saturday, September 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Musical stories of Japanese Americans in Oregon with a live Q/A after the concert video. Tune in for our livestreamed event here or copy this link: https://youtu.be/R-d3rUxWRN8
Sherwood Center for the Arts Sunday, April 12 at 3:00 pm 22689 SW Pine Street Sherwood, OR 97140
Fishtrap and the NEA Big Read Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 pm OK Theatre 2018 W. Main Street Enterprise, OR 97828 Cancelled due to the covid-19 corona virus. We are working with the Fishtrap Writer’s Workshop to reschedule this wonderful program and hope to be in Enterprise sometime soon!
Asian Celebration Sunday, February 16 at 1:40 pm Lane County Fairgrounds 796 W 13th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402 Celebrate the Year of the Rat with tons of performances, food, a huge marketplace, and hands-on activities! Portland Taiko performs on Sunday at 1:40 pm!
University of Portland Saturday, February 15 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Portland, OR 97203
Emperor of Japan’s Birthday Celebration Friday, February 7 Hilton Hotel Downtown Portland 921 SW 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204
Powell Butte Elementary School Multicultural Night Thursday, January 30 Portland, OR 97236
World Arts Foundation Monday, January 20 at 11:35 a.m. Highland Church 7600 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213
Mochitsuki 2020 Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. PSU Viking Pavilion, Peter Stott Center 930 SW Hall Street Portland, OR 97207 Celebrate the Year of the Rat with food, demonstrations, stage performances, and of course, mochi! The whole event lasts from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Portland Taiko goes…
Friday, September 27, 2019 The Armory 128 NW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209
Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. PSU Lincoln Performance Hall 1620 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97201 Portland Taiko’s 25th Anniversary Concert will feature current and past members, new works, and special guests Kenny Endo (Hawai’i), Tiffany Tamaribuchi (California), and the Kalabharathi School…
Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 4:00 — 6:30 p.m. Festival Street, NW 4th & Flanders Portland, OR 97209 Sneak peek at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center’s new museum space with food, fun, and hard hats! Portland Taiko performs at 5:45 p.m. for thirty minutes. We’re thrilled to be joining in…
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. Evergreen Park 3500 East Fourth Plain Boulevard Vancouver, WA This free event includes multicultural music and dance performances, sports and arts activities, children’s games, food vendors, booths for local organizations, and more! It runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Portland Taiko…
Sunday, August 18, 2019, time TBA Oaks Amusement Park 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202
Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Regatta Park NE Regatta Way Lincoln City, OR 97367
Friday, August 9, 2019 PSU Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201 The Taiko Community of Portland (Portland Taiko, Takohachi, en Taiko, Unit Souzou, PSU Taiko Ensemble, and Catlin Gabel Taiko Club) will perform TOGETHER WE RISE to welcome the attendees of the North American Taiko Conferece!
Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Oregon Buddhist Temple 3720 SE 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97202 It’s obon season again and we’re thrilled to return to Oregon Buddhist Temple’s Obon Festival. Come enjoy an afternoon of performances, delicious food and drinks, cultural and religious programs, and obon…
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Hassalo Plaza NE Hassolo Street and 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97232
Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Gateway Discovery Park 10520 NE Halsey Street Portland, OR 97220
Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Esther Short Park Vancouver, WA 98660
Saturday, June 22, 2019 10880 NE Mineral Springs Road Carlton, OR 97111
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. Downtown Portland Portland, Oregon Portland Taiko is thrilled to run its Portland Festival Yatai (float) once again through the streets of downtown Portland at the Rose Festival Starlight Parade. This year, we’ll be debuting our brand-new festival music written by Keiko Araki! Parade…
Friday, May 31, 2019 Ainsworth Elementary School Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 East Hills Christian Church Gresham, Oregon
Friday, May 17, 2019 Oregon State University Extension Service 2990 Experiment Station Drive Hood River, OR 97031
Friday, May 3, 2019 Multnomah County Board Room 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, Oregon
Thursday, May 2, 2019 Crowne Plaza Hotel 1441 NE 2nd Avenue Portland, Oregon
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The Old Church 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon Portland Taiko will appear as guests for Fear No Music’s Japanarama concert, reprising Kenji Bunch’s Dango Jiru and other pieces from our Sticks and Strings concert. Also works by Pauchi Sasaki, Barbara White, Stephen Hartke, and…
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Cherry Blossom Spring Fling 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, Oregon
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. 20234 NE Halsey Street Fairview, OR 97024
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Hilton Downtown Portland 921 SW 6th Ave Portland, Oregon
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Walters Cultural Arts Center 527 East Main Street Hillsboro, Oregon Thanks to your enthusiasm, the Walters concert is SOLD OUT!
Saturday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. 1200 SW Park Avenue Portland, Oregon Join us for a fun, family day at the Experience Oregon Grand Opening Celebration with performances by BRAVO Youth Orchestras, Oregon Trail Trio, Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, The Prairie Blossoms, and storytelling by Esther and Shannin Stutzman! Portland…
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Portland, Oregon
Friday, February 7, 2019 Portland, Oregon
Sunday, January 27, 2019 PSU Viking Pavilion at the Peter Stott Center 930 SW Hall Street Portland, Oregon We’re excited to perform at the brand-new venue, the Viking Pavilion, at the Peter Stott Center! Come enjoy the same format of food vendors, cultural demonstrations, community organizations, and a full performance…
Tuesday, November 9, 2018 White Salmon, Washington
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 2219 SE 68th Avenue Portland, Oregon
Nike Mindset Summit Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:50 a.m. Nike, Tiger Woods Center, Stanford Theatre One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, Oregon
No No Boy Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Oregon Buddhist Temple 3720 SE 34th Avenue Portland, Oregon The night before our fall concert, we will collaborate with the songwriting and activist team of No No Boy for their opening number. Tickets are $10 with part of the proceeds…
STICKS AND STRINGS Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Lincoln Performance Hall 1620 SW Park Avenue Portland, Oregon Tickets are now available for our fall concert highlighting Portland Taiko’s melodic repertoire for taiko, flute, and violin. The concert will feature guest musicians from the new music ensemble Fear No Music, youth taiko…
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Oaks Park, south end 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, Oregon Picnic begins at 12:00 p.m.
Portland Japanese Garden 55th Anniversary Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Portland Japanese Garden 611 SW Kingston Avenue Portland, Oregon Members-only celebration from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
It’s a new year, which means Portland’s Mochitsuki is right around the corner! PORTLAND TAIKO will be performing in PSU’s Smith Ballroom on Sunday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. We’ll share the stage with a great lineup of performers and hope to see you there! And if you are volunteer-minded,…
Sunday, December 11, 4 p.m. | link Japanese American Historical Plaza In response to post-election instances of racial targeting and student harassment, Portland Taiko will team with Oya No Kai and Grant High School for a student workshop and dialogue, and the Oregon Nikkei Endowment, Portland JACL, and the Japanese Ancestral…
Wednesday, November 2, 5:00 p.m. Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom 1825 SW Broadway Free event Join the PSU Cultural Resource Centers as it celebrates the momentous addition of the Pan-African Commons and Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center. Our formal presentation will begin at 5:00…
November 16, 2016 Assembly
October 16, 2016, 3 pm | link Cabell Center Theater at the Catlin Gabel School 8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR Join us as we welcome internationally-acclaimed TaikoProject for its Portland debut! Tickets now on sale!
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1:30 p.m. | link Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201
September 8, 2016, 6:15 pm | link Multnomah Athletic Club
Friday, September 23, 2016, 1 pm | link Gerding Theater at the Armory
Saturday, September 24 | link PDX
Thursday, September 29, 8:15 am
August 7, 6 pm Washington Park | link This free summer concert is a full-length extravaganza in Washington Park’s amphitheater. We’ve been working hard to bring back some old favorites we haven’t played in a while, as well as on a collaboration with Portland Lee’s Association lion dance team. And of…
August 6, 6 pm Oregon Buddhist Temple | link Every year we perform at the Oregon Buddhist Temple’s ObonFest. We had a great time as always!
Midland Festival Library
4/21/2016,Clark College, Vancouver, WA
5/24/2016, 4:30 pm Oregon Convention Center