What: Mahrajan--3rd annual Arab American Festival
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Where: Sylvania campus of Portland Community College, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland
About: Mark Saturday, Sept 22 on the calendar for the third annual Mahrahan hosted by the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon. This event is the largest celebration of Arab heritage and culture in the state! The festival will take place from 11am-7pm at the Sylvania campus of Portland Community College (12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland), in the Performing Arts Center lobby and courtyard. Free parking is available on site.
Delicious Arab cuisine, Arab souq (bazaar), arts and crafts, henna painting, cooking demonstrations, music, dance, poetry, children's activities and a raffle for prizes...the list goes on and on! This day-long, alcohol-free and tobacco-free event showcases the arts, entertainment, food, traditions, and most importantly, the spirit of Oregon's Arab American community, reflecting their diversity and contributions to Oregon's cultural landscape.
Visit the Middle East Studies Center booth at the Mahrajan for activities and information!
Cost: An entrance donation of $5.00 includes three raffle tickets; individual raffle tickets are available for purchase on site at $2.00 each.
For more information, visit araboregon.org
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.