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 2018-19

We are now accepting applications for the next group of Youth Ambassadors to host Italian students in Portland in summer 2018 and travel to Bologna in summer 2019. Know any high school sophomores with an appetite for international friendship and travel? We want to hear from them!  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…