July 16, 2015

Jade International Night Market 2015: Our Families, Our Homes

For immediate release July 15, 2015

For Media Inquiries and Speaker Interview Requests please contact:
Luann Algoso, Community Engagement Manager 971-340-4861 luann@apano.org

Jade International Night Market: Our Families, Our Homes
Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of the Jade District and
Building Community Resilience to Challenge Displacement

Portland, Ore. -- On August 15th and 22nd, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon and the Jade District will be hosting the second annual Jade International Night Market. The Jade District will host the markets in collaboration with Portland Community College Southeast Campus, located at 2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, Oregon. The markets will run on Saturday August 15th, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m, and on Saturday, August 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This event takes place every year and provides a unique cultural event that reflects the diversity of the Jade District. We envision an event that supports and roots the Jade District community in place, while providing an opportunity for community members and businesses to benefit economically from the event.

Last year, the Jade International Night Market brought over 20,000 visitors to Southeast 82nd Ave. to participate in a positive community-driven event in an area that is historically underserved. The Jade District is centered around Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street. The goal of the Jade District is to build social and economic capacity, while mitigating displacement in the face of gentrification pressures.

The Jade International Night Market will feature 80 vendors representing the diverse culture of the Jade District, including food, retail and non-profit booths. Some local restaurants that will be participating as vendors are Ocean City Seafood Restaurant, Abuela Chona, and Thai Fresh to name a few. Performances featured are the PACC Wushu Team, Monalisa Art Institute, and the Asian American ‘Chinatown rock’ dance band, The Slants! Visit our Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS) to view our creative placemaking projects by artists that worked with community members in the Jade and Midway Districts. Come and enjoy authentic international cuisine, family friendly entertainment, a beer garden featuring Portland Brewing’s Night Market Special, and creative events.

Date: Saturday, August 15th & Saturday, August 22nd
Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
Transportation: Free parking; plenty of space for bikes and served by the Division MAX Station and Trimet Bus Routes 4 and 72
Cost: Free to attend!

Check out the performance schedule for both Saturdays here!
List of speakers for this night market can be found here.
Look through our vendor list to see which vendors will be participating during each weekend.

For information about the event, please contact Community Engagement Manager, Luann Algoso at Luann@apano.org.

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