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Review for Portland Bologna Sister City Association Inc, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The Portland Bologna Sister City Association is a volunteer organization that stimulates and celebrates the relationship between our two cities. It was founded in 2004 and since then PBSCA has raised awareness and inspired and supported cultural, academic and person-to-person exchange between our cities. Bologna, Italy is Portland Oregon's first and only European sister city. We have found, over the years, a great and undeniable synergy between our cities. Priorities like well-planned urban areas, public transportation, e-goverance and sustainability have been driven by our compatibility. We share the acknowledgement of the important role of the large urban university. We have a vibrant Youth Exhange program between our two cities. Through free monthly presentations Portlanders learn more about our sister city and its environs. There are many projects that we simply cannot afford to undertake, like food, music and theatre exchanges. Our hopes are that with greater understanding of our ties that we can continue to expand our connection ina real and meaningful manner.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Role:  Board Member

Review for Festa Italiana Association Inc, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Festa Italiana Association is a hard-working, enthusiastic group that puts on an extremely popular event taking place in Portland's "piazza", Pioneer Square, every August. Tens of thousands of people eat, drink, dance and enjoy camaraderie under sunny skies and starry nights. I really enjoy some of the "auxiliary" events like film night and the bocce tournament that lead up to the main event. Sometimes I wish Festa were more Italian and less Italian-American, especially when it comes to the entertainment and food.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Saturday night, when most of the work is done and the party can begin for those who have put in so much time and effort.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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Role:  Board Member & I help organize events and monitor the proceedings.