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…

Mayor Merola Visits Portland!

In honor of our 15th anniversary of city sisterhood, Mayor Merola came to Portland for a visit. We welcomed him with a reception and private viewing of the Rodari illustrations exhibit at the Portland Art Museum.


Eat, Drink and Support PBSCA!

Our annual dinner and silent auction fundraiser will be held on November 15, 2019. Join us and support our mission to share Italian culture and community.


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…