September Japanese/English Conversation & Cultural Cafe

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The Encorepreneur Cafe

1548 NE 15th Ave · Portland, OR

How to find us

There is metered parking in front of our space on 15th. There is 2-hour parking around the corner on Weidler. There is more free parking in the neighborhood behind us.

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This Meetup is for anybody who wants to learn Japanese language and culture, practice English and Japanese conversation. The venue is shared office space with relaxed atmosphere. We would like to plan activities such as short Japanese lessons and cultural presentations utilizing a projector, screen, and audio system.

Meetup Schedule

6:00-6:15 Arrivals, Check-Ins, and Social
6:15-6:30 Short Japanese lesson
Topic: Keigo - polite form
6:30-6:45 Self-introduction Time
6:45-7:00 Talk in Japanese
7:00-7:10 Break or keep talking
7:10-7:25 Japanese cultural presentation or planned activity
Topic: A guide to Japanese fast food & chain restaurants - Ranking, recommendation, & culture. Sushi, ramen, gyudon, curry, teishoku, izakaya, etc.
7:25-7:50 free conversation (Japanese or English)
7:50-8:00 short reflection & closing

Schedule is tentative. It may change according to participants’ requests and levels.

PAYMENT NOTE: The fee is sliding scale ($5 - $10), and you may pay using Paypal at: in advance or pay in cash or card at the door. It will be used to rent the space and help to keep this meetup group going. We will provide coffee, tea, water, and snacks. Thank you!

*FREE for native Japanese speakers. We appreciate your support to lead the conversation in Japanese. Donations are welcome.


6:00-6:15 ご到着、受付、雑談タイム
6:15-6:30 短い日本語レッスン
6:30-6:45 自己紹介タイム
6:45-7:00 日本語で話しましょう
7:00-7:10 休憩(そのままお話を続けてもOK)
7:10-7:25 日本文化プレゼンテーション、またはアクティビティ
7:25-7:50 会話の時間(日本語でも英語でも)
7:50-8:00 振り返り


※参加費:$5-$10を目安にSliding scaleでお願いしています。事前にPaypal: