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 2016 we hosted wine tastings, our youth exchange 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 in 2017 by following us on Facebook where you can also sign up for our event notifications. Go to events page…

Youth Exchange 2016!

After two whirlwind weeks our nine Portland host families waved goodbye to their intrepid Italian guests.  The 2016 Youth Exchange group visited the beach and Mt. Hood, the Oregon Historical Society, the Japanese Garden and the Zoo.  They rode the bus, MAX, streetcar and tram, met with Mayor Hales and roller skated at Oaks Park. And those were just the group events! A huge thanks to our host families for making this exchange possible.  We look forward to going to Bologna in 2017!  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 it's sister city in Italy. Contribute…