Get ready for the third annual East Portland Arts & Literary Festival (EPALF)!

October 4-5, 2019 – 3rd Annual East Portland Arts & Literary Festival
Fubonn Shopping Center, 2850 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266 and Orchards of 82nd, 8188 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206
Find the Facebook event here!

Will we see you at 3PALF — oops, we mean, EPALF? Our third annual festival featuring artists and cultural workers of color will animate two community hubs in East Portland: the Orchards of 82nd (O82), APANO’s brand-new home and community space, and Fubonn, the largest Asian grocery store and shopping center in Oregon! Spanning October 4-5, EPALF will feature a spectrum of live performances, interactive creative activities, a full family-friendly lineup, and more at O82, plus our hallmark Book & Craft Fair at Fubonn. Join us in celebrating local artists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in East Portland through this signature event. Suggested donation is $5, and no one will be turned away from lack of funds. 

General Schedule:

Friday, October 4, 2019, 6pm-9pm — Opening reception and performances at Orchards of 82nd
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12pm-6pm — All-ages arts activities at Orchards of 82nd and Book & Craft Fair at Fubonn Shopping Center
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7pm-9pm — Closing performances at Orchards of 82nd

Stay tuned — full lineup and schedule coming soon!

AMP Summer Series 2019 (Formerly MicCheck!)

The AMP Summer Series (formerly MicCheck!) is a summer series of events, workshops, and performances that feature emerging and established Asian and Pacific Islander (API) artists from diverse mediums, including film, poetry, visual art, comedy, dance, and more. It is presented in tandem with the Jade International Night Market and aligned with APANO’s cultural work programs. This year’s AMP Summer Series summer cultural event series focuses on the theme of PASSAGES, asking these important questions: The act of passage moves us through, under, over, and past something. Passage brings us from one place to another, impacting our relationships and the people who are part of our journey. Who came with you? Who do you carry with you? Who is next to you? Who is coming with you? What are we building together?


Why did we change our name from MicCheck! to the AMP Summer Series?
We are simplifying the name of our signature event series for ease of use to concisely reflect what we do (an event series) and when (during the summer through early fall). This new name also recognizes the group that spearheads the series, our APANO Arts & Media Project (AMP).

Why is the AMP Summer Series important?
The AMP Summer Series utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues faced by APIs and other communities of color. The series amplifies voices of APIs whose stories are often silenced or unheard by engaging in community-relevant topics such as health equity, education, and interracial solidarity. The series brings community members and practicing API artists together, creates a bridge to share ideas, and rewrites dominant representations of APIs.

Who organizes the AMP Summer Series?
The series is the annual flagship program of APANO’s Arts & Media Project (AMP), a group of APANO members who are interested in the intersection of art and social justice. The APANO Arts & Media Project empowers Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Portland Metropolitan area to engage with APANO’s mission and initiatives through creative methods. Utilizing a mix of traditional and nontraditional practices, we seek to elevate API stories and voices, develop confident arts and social justice leaders, and increase capacity for arts and media activism to thrive at APANO.

Get involved!
Do you identify as an API artist or creative? Are you passionate about creating art with community members? Do you believe that art and media activism can shift culture? We warmly welcome you to bring your talents, creativity, and/or extra set of hands to help organize the AMP Summer Series! Contact Cultural Work Manager Candace Kita at to learn more.

Past Lineups

2019 Lineup

2018 Lineup

As MicCheck! events are volunteer-led, they are not a substitute for medical treatment. Find a growing list of additional resources on mental health care specifically for APIs here.

2017 Lineup

2016 Lineup