Past performances

Lake Oswego Cultural Xchange

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 is thrilled to share the stage with DJ Avelanche, Clan Macleay Pipe Band, Mariachi Mexico En La Piel, White Lotus Dragon & Lion Dance, Dina Y Los Rumberos, Jujuba, Anavai O Te Ora (formerly Ora Nui) and Ron Artis II Trio. Portland Taiko plays at 12:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Portland Taiko Farm Festival
Triskelee Farm at 29700 SW Mountain Road, West Linn
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Portland Taiko presents its annual concert as an outdoor FARM FESTIVAL at Triskelee Farm in West Linn. Bring your own food, picnic blanket, chair, or canopy, and enjoy the full-length concert with Portland Taiko and guest appearances by the “Beyond Basics” taiko class. Guided farm tours, beer and wine for sale in the barn, produce stands, and a shave ice food truck! Thank you for your support and we’re happy to announce that we are SOLD OUT! You can still join the waitlist here. 

Hillsboro Farmer’s Market
150 E Main Street, Hillsboro
Saturday, August 20, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Oregon City Library
606 John Adams Street, Oregon City
Tuesday, August 16, 11:00 a.m. 

Oregon Nisei Veterans WWII Memorial Highway Dedication
Wy’east Middle School at 3000 Wy’east Road, Hood River
Saturday, August 13, 2:15 p.m. 
Due to limited capacity, this event is at capacity and RSVPs have already been emailed to confirmed guests. If you’d like to join the waiting list, please email the organizers at 

Beaverton Night Market
The Round  at 12600 SW Crescent Street, Beaverton, OR
Saturday, August 13, 5:00 p.m. 

Hiroshima Day
Japanese American Historical Plaza, Waterfront
Monday, August 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
Sponsored by the Physicians for Social Responsibility

Obon Fest
Oregon Buddhist Temple at 3720 SE 34th Ave.
Saturday, August 6, 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
After two summers without an obon, we’re excited that the Oregon Buddhist Temple will host its Obon Fest this year! Lots of food, children’s activities, temple talks, and entertainment. The Portland Taiko students will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Portland Taiko will perform at 6:30 p.m. Stick around afterwards for the bon odori (obon dance)!

People of the Drum
Gateway Discovery Park at 10520 NE Halsey Street, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 23, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
We’re thrilled to announce the return of Portland Taiko’s People of the Drum free concert at Gateway Discovery Park in association with the Portland Parks and Recreation! Free performances and drumming/dance workshops by Hula Hālau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a, Mexica Tiahui, Alex Addy Drummers, and Portland Taiko! Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of drumming and dance from different cultural traditions! 

Nikkei Park Celebration
Nikkei Park at 5009 NE 135th Ave in Vancouver, WA
Friday, July 15, 7:00 p.m. 
We’re excited to join the Naming Celebration of the new Nikkei Park in Vancouver, Washington! Please join us for live music by the Minidoka Swing Band and Portland Taiko, along with storytelling by Alton Takiyama-Chung. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and Portland Taiko performs at 8:40 p.m.

Friends of Chamber Music Fundraiser
Oregon City, OR
Sunday, July 17
Private event to support the Friends of Chamber Music!

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 Jon Osaki. Space is limited so please register here! 

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 interpretation will be included. Sign up in advance to receive Zoom access information on the day before the event:

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 to be a part of this event and performs at 4:30 p.m.

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 open up. Thank you so much for your support!!!

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! 

Parade and Performance
Sunday, July 18 from 1:00 p.m.
Jamison Square at 810 NW 11th Ave.

Conversation with Perry Winkle
Premiering Friday, June 25
Link coming soon.

Virtual Event for Japanese American Soldiers of WWII
Monday, June 14 from 5:30 p.m.
View here.

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.

Call to Action in Support of Asian and Pacific Islander Oregonians
Saturday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m.
View here.

Virtual Opening of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon
Thursday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Registration here.

Friday, March 26, 4:00 pm
Harrison Park (SE 84th Ave and Harrison St)
SE 84th Ave. and SE Harrison St.

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 1/23, view here!

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 details.

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:

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 onstage for 20 minutes starting at 2:00 p.m.

Portland Creative Conference

Friday, September 27, 2019
The Armory
128 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Portland Taiko’s 25th Anniversary Concert

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 of Dance (Oregon). Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of drumming and community engagement! SOLD OUT! 

Thank you so much to our Saturday audience!!! For Sunday ticket-holders, remember it’s Daylight Savings and you get an extra hour of sleep tomorrow before the matinee!

Oregon Nikkei Endowment, 30th Anniversary Celebration

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 this celebration of Oregon Nikkei Endowment’s 30 years of history, community engagement, and activism. Open to the public but a ticketed event

Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival

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 performs for 30 minutes starting at 3:15 p.m. Information here!

Nikkei Picnic

Sunday, August 18, 2019, time TBA
Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202

Oregon Children’s Music Festival

Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Regatta Park
NE Regatta Way
Lincoln City, OR 97367

North American Taiko Conference

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! 

Obon Festival

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 dance! Portland Taiko performs at 6:30 p.m. and the obon dance follows soon after!

Lloyd Block Party

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Hassalo Plaza
NE Hassolo Street and 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

People of the Drum

Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Gateway Discovery Park
10520 NE Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97220

Recycled Arts Festival

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Esther Short Park
Vancouver, WA 98660

Soter Vineyards Summer Solstice

Saturday, June 22, 2019
10880 NE Mineral Springs Road
Carlton, OR 97111

Starlight Parade

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 route and information here.

Ainsworth Elementary World Fair

Friday, May 31, 2019
Ainsworth Elementary School
Portland, Oregon

CALebration Center for Advanced Learning

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
East Hills Christian Church
Gresham, Oregon

Japanese Heritage Garden 10th Anniversary

Friday, May 17, 2019
Oregon State University Extension Service
2990 Experiment Station Drive
Hood River, OR 97031

Multnomah County API Celebration

Friday, May 3, 2019
Multnomah County Board Room
501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

IRCO Asian Family Center Gala

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1441 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Fear No Music

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 Wang Jie. Get your tickets here!

Terwilliger Plaza

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Cherry Blossom Spring Fling
2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, Oregon

Reynolds Learning Academy

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
20234 NE Halsey Street
Fairview, OR 97024

Kaiser Permanente

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Downtown Portland
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon

Walters Cultural Arts Center, Concert Series

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! 

Oregon Historical Society, Family Day

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 Taiko plays for 15 minutes starting at 12:00 p.m.

Findley Elementary School

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Portland, Oregon

Lincoln High School, Lunar New Year

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 lineup at the new location in the Year of the Boar!

White Salmon Valley Assembly

Tuesday, November 9, 2018
White Salmon, Washington

Warner Pacific University

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 benefiting the Oregon Buddhist Temple!

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 group en Taiko, and the premiere of Dango Jiru, a commissioned work for taiko, flute, violin, and cello composed by Kenji Bunch, Artistic Director of Fear No Music. Purchase your tickets here!

Nikkei Picnic

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.

Obon Fest
Oregon Buddhist Temple
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
3720 SE 34th Ave.
Portland, Oregon

Wedding Reception
Sunday, July 22, 1:30 p.m.
Camas Meadows Golf Club
Camas, Washington

Celebration of Life for Bill Bulick
Reed Performing Arts Building
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
28th and Botsford Drive (west end of campus)
Portland, Oregon

City of Hillsboro, Beats & Eats Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza 123 E. Main St. Hillsboro, Oregon

Oregon City Library, Family Concert Series Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. 606 John Adams St. Oregon City, Oregon

Tea Fest PDX Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. World Forestry Center Portland, Oregon

Alice Sumida’s Birthday Bash Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 p.m. Portland, Oregon

Young Musicians and Artists Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. Willamette University Salem, Oregon

Recycled Arts Festival Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. Esther Short Park Vancouver, Washington

Soter Vineyards, Summer Solstice Saturday, June 23 Carlton, Oregon

Lewis and Clark Reunion Weekend Friday, June 22 Portland, Oregon

Twality Middle School Wednesday, June 13 Portland, Oregon

Rose Festival Starlight Parade
Saturday, June 2, 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Portland from Burnside/9th to Lincoln High School
Portland, Oregon
We’re thrilled to be relaunching our festival cart at this year’s Starlight Parade! Grab your beach chairs, find a spot along the parade route, and take part in this free, fun-filled Portland tradition!

Gemini Rising Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street Portland, Oregon

Japan-America Society of Oregon Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue Portland, Oregon

Lan Su Chinese Garden Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 239 NW Everett Street Portland, Oregon

Gamanfest Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. PCC Cascade, Moriarty Stage Portland, Oregon

Clark College’s Sakura Matsuri Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Clark College, Gaiser Hall Portland, Oregon

Asian New Year, Education for Chinese Orphans Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Bend, Oregon

Asian Celebration Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Lane Events Center Eugene, Oregon


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, please consider joining the Mochitsuki volunteer team! Free admission to the event for all volunteers! For more information and to register, please visit:

Bonenkai (End-of-Year Party) Friday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Portland, Oregon  

Mochitsuki Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Smith Memorial Student Union, PSU Campus at 1825 SW Broadway Portland, Oregon

Kumoricon Sunday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

NW Public Employee Diversity Conference Tuesday, October 24, 8:00 a.m. Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

Oregon Symphony, Sounds of Home, “American Voices” Friday, October 13, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Wieden+Kennedy Atrium at 224 NW 13th Avenue Portland, Oregon Portland Taiko is excited to team with the Oregon Symphony in their “Sounds of Home” program exploring Portland’s relationship with immigration and the influence of the immigrant experience on local arts and culture. We can’t wait to share the stage with Milagro, Edna Vazquez, Oregon Catholic Charities, and OR Symphony musicians and staff.

TAIKO TOGETHER Saturday, September 30, 7:00 p.m. PCC Sylvania, Performing Art Center at 12000 Southwest 49th Avenue Portland, Oregon Portland Taiko is pleased to present TAIKO TOGETHER featuring four Portland-based taiko groups together on one stage! Portland Taiko, Takohachi, En Taiko, and Unit Souzou will join together on Saturday, September 30 at PCC Sylvania, The Performing Arts Center for a rousing evening of group performances, special collaborations between the ensembles, and a commissioned finale for all four groups, written by former Portland Taiko performer Kristy Oshiro. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and hear our city’s finest taiko groups in one setting! For wheelchair-accessible seats and general inquiries, please contact Portland Taiko at (503) 288-2456 or

Oregon Symphony Opening Night, Prelude Saturday, September 16, 6:45 p.m. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Lobby Portland, Oregon Portland Taiko opens Opening Night for the OR Symphony! We’re thrilled to perform in the lobby as guests enter for an evening featuring George Takei.

OMSI Solar Eclipse Viewing Party [SOLD OUT] Monday, August 21, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Oregon State Fairgrounds Salem, Oregon

Oregon Nikkei Community Picnic Sunday, August 20, 12:00 p.m. Oaks Park at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, Oregon

Beloved: Sacred Art and Music Festival Saturday, August 12, 2:30 p.m. Tidewater Falls, Oregon Directions to be posted here.

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 p.m. Japanese American Historical Plaza at NW Naito and Couch St. Portland, Oregon

Obon Fest Saturday, August 5, 6:30 p.m. 3720 SE 34th Avenue Portland, Oregon

Hawaiian Festival (3 Days of Aloha) Saturday, July 29, 2:00 p.m. Esther Short Park at W. Columbia and 8th Streets Vancouver, Washington

Young Musicians & Artists
Saturday, July 1, 2:00 p.m. workshop and 8:00 p.m. concert
Willamette University
Salem, Oregon

JASO Annual Banquet
Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.
Hilton Hotel
Portland, Oregon

Drums of Three Nations
Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.
World Trade Center at 121 SW Salmon St.
Portland, Oregon Sponsored by the Consul General of Japan, Honorary Consul of S. Korea, and Oregon-China Sister State Association. Featuring drumming performances by Li Lin and the Portland Lee Association Lion Dance Team, Seung-hee Ji, and Portland Taiko! Free event but registration requested here.

Rose Festival Starlight Parade
Saturday, June 3, 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Portland
Join us as we unveil our newly-built Portland Festival Yatai!

Whitcomb Elementary School
Friday, May 26, 1:30 p.m.
7400 SE Thompson Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon

Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m.
Mountainview Christian Church
Portland, Oregon

Say Hey! for Partners in Diversity
Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Emmanuel Atrium
Portland, Oregon

Lan Su Chinese Garden
APAH Month
Saturday, May 20, 1:00 p.m.
239 Northwest Everett Street
Portland, Oregon

Drumming in the Stacks 
Saturday, May 6, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Midland Library — Free workshop but registration required
805 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, Oregon

South Wasco County High School and The Dalles-Wasco County Library
Friday, April 28, 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Maupin and The Dalles, Oregon

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Saturday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, Washington

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
Friday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. full concert
565 Camano Avenue
Langley, Washington
Portland, Oregon

Multnomah County Library: Drumming in the Stacks
Saturday, April 15, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
801 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Free but registration is required. Maximum 15 participants.

Portland Children’s Museum
Saturday, April 1, 11:00 a.m.
4015 SW Canyon Road
Portland, Oregon

Min Yasui Documentary World Premiere
Tuesday, March 28, 6:45 p.m.
Historic Grand Theater, 191 High St NE
Salem, Oregon

Salem Public Library
Friday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.
585 Liberty Street SE
Salem, Oregon

Sherwood Center for the Arts
Family Matinee Series
Saturday, March 18, 2:00 p.m.
Sherwood, Oregon

University of Portland, International Night
Friday, March 3, 6:20 p.m.
Bauccio Commons
Portland, Oregon

Shimadzu Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, March 3, 11:30 a.m.
Canby, Oregon

Capitol Hill Elementary School
Taiko Residency
Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 and 23
Portland, Oregon

Asian Celebration
Sunday, February 19, 1:40 p.m.
Lane County Events Center
Eugene, Oregon

Vision and Vigilance Candlelight Vigil

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 Society in a candelight vigil at the Japanese American Historical Plaza.


PSU Cultural Resource Center Grand Opening

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 p.m. and will be followed by dinner, entertainment, and dancing. This event is FREE and open to the public. No ticket required. Portland Taiko performs towards the end of the event around 7:00 p.m.


Glencoe Elementary

November 16, 2016

Sound in Motion: Taiko Project and Portland Taiko

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


Oregon Nikkei Endowment annual banquet

September 8, 2016, 6:15 pm | link
Multnomah Athletic Club

Portland Creative Conference

Friday, September 23, 2016, 1 pm | link
Gerding Theater at the Armory

PDX Runway Run

Saturday, September 24 | link

City of Hillsboro diversity conference

Thursday, September 29, 8:15 am

Washington Park Summer Festival

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 course we’ll also be playing some of our standard pieces our audiences know and love. Hope to see you there!


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!


Twisp Arts Festival

Drumming in the stacks – Midland

Midland Festival Library

Clark College Sakura Festival

4/21/2016,Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Community Transportation Expo

5/24/2016, 4:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center