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…

Portland-Bologna Rose Bed Dedication

Join PBSCA and Mayor Merola of Bologna, Italy for the dedication of a rose bed in Portland's International Rose Test Garden to honor the 15th anniversary of sisterhood between Portland, Oregon and Bologna, Italy.  The City of Portland Parks Department, the Portland Sister Cities Association, and the Royal Rosarians honor Portland's sister cities with a dedicated rose bed in the International Rose Test Garden. In coordination with the visit to Portland by Mayor Virginio Merola from Bologna, this dedication will be on September 25th at 2 p.m. at rose bed #34, near the main entrance.  All are invited.

Join PBSCA and Mayor Merola of Bologna, Italy for the dedication of a rose bed in Portland's International Rose Test Garden to honor the 15th anniversary of sisterhood between Portland, Oregon and Bologna, Italy.

The City of Portland Parks Department, the Portland Sister Cities Association, and the Royal Rosarians honor Portland's sister cities with a dedicated rose bed in the International Rose Test Garden. In coordination with the visit to Portland by Mayor Virginio Merola from Bologna, this dedication will be on September 25th at 2 p.m. at rose bed #34, near the main entrance.

All are invited.

Mayor Merola of Bologna is coming to Portland!

In honor of our 15th anniversary of city sisterhood, Mayor Merola is coming to visit. Click here to buy tickets to a reception and tour of the Rodari illustrations exhibit at the Portland Art Museum.

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…