Asian American Council of Oregon

Asian American Council of Oregon

Creating Opportunities for friendship among all people

The Asian American Council of Oregon is a non-profit organization devoted to the cultivation and promotion of Asian and Asian American culture through sponsorship of cultural and social activities.


THANK YOU to all of our festival attendees, performers, food and marketplace vendors, nonprofit partners, volunteers, sponsors, and event organizers for celebrating the Year of the Tiger and making this year’s Oregon Asian Celebration and Obon & Taiko Festival a big success!

If you would like to be a part of this incredible cultural event, please Get Involved and be one of the many volunteers that help make this event truly special in our community.

Together, let’s build community!  

Programs & Events

August 6 – Remembering Hiroshima-Nagasaki

On August 6, 2022, a community gathered to honor the lives lost to the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan 77 years ago. This year, the mayor of Hiroshima delivered a Peace Declaration to the world, calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons from our planet and the creation of lasting world peace. Watch here.

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Calendar & Announcements

*asterisk denotes Asian Council partnership

*July 30 – 37th Annual Oregon Asian Celebration

Alton Baker Park 
10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

* August 6 – Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration
Alton Baker Park (Peace Park Pavilion)
7:00 p.m. to Dusk


* May 5 – Student Haiku & Tanka Poetry Entries Deadline

Selected entries will be exhibited at the 37th annual Oregon Asian Celebration (July 30) 

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

See all Asian American & Pacific Islander Month Events!

* May 20 – Asian Night Market

Downtown Eugene East Park Block from 5:00-10:00 pm.  

* May 27 – Eugene Ems baseball

PK Park (University of Oregon). Community Spotlight featuring Asian American Council of Oregon. Discount game tickets available at 

April 1-20 – 17th Annual DisOrient Film Festival

Outstanding films including an opening and closing night festivities.   

April 22 – 30th Annual Asian American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) 

June 24, 25, 26 – 25th Annual World Beat

Riverfront Park, Salem OR. Experience the music, dance, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures 

* July 30 – Oregon Asian Celebration and Obon & Taiko Drumming Festival

Alton Baker Park, 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. 

* August 6 – Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration.

Alton Baker Park – Read more here. 

August 7 – Portland Chinese Festival

Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon

Our Mission

The mission of the Asian American Council of Oregon (AACO) is to create opportunities which foster friendship and harmonious relations among all people by presenting events and activities that will stimulate a better understanding of Asian and Asian-American cultures.

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