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…

Youth Exchange 2017!

Our group of Youth Ambassadors have recently returned from two weeks Bologna. Their Italian guests from last summer were hosts this summer and helped to guide our teens through the landscape and culture that is our sister city.  Keep on eye on our Facebook page for stories from the trip.  And starting in the fall of 2017 we will be recruiting for our next group of Youth Exchange ambassadors!  Learn more…

 

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…