Portland-Bologna Sister City Association (PBSCA) actively promotes the strong ties between Portland, Oregon and Bologna, Italy through events, exchanges, exhibits and outreach.

PBSCA is an active organization that hosts and co-hosts many events throughout the year.  In recent years, we have hosted wine tastings, our youth exchange to and from Bologna, Italian cyclists, our Amici dinner, and our annual Sagra fundraiser. We participated in Rose Festival activities including the Grand Floral Parade and co-hosted Portland's 2nd Annual Italian Film Festival. We invite you to join us by following us on Facebook where you can also sign up for our event notifications. Go to events page…

Seeking Executive Director

The Portland-Bologna Sister City Association (PBSCA) ia a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization supporting an official City of Portland sister city. It is governed by its board of directors to fulfill its mission: to uncover, nurture and grow the myriad common interests between the citizens of Bologna, Italy and Portland, Oregon for the betterment of our two cities and the world.

PBSCA is seeking a part-time Executive Director to manage PBSCA’s finances, conduct communications and outreach, and provide program and administrative support to PBSCA and its board. This is an exciting opportunity to build skills and experience while working with a driven, collaborative, and fun group.

Please contact us at  bologna@pdx.edu if you are interested in pursuing the position.

Full Position Description


PBSCA runs on volunteer time and individual and business contributions. Your contributions make our many activities possible—from our annual Youth Exchange to the numerous smaller events in and around the Portland area that seek to give Portland a taste of its sister city in Italy. Contribute…