January Japanese/English Conversation & Cultural Cafe

Japanese/English Conversation & Cultural Cafe PDX
Japanese/English Conversation & Cultural Cafe PDX
Public group

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.

Location image of event venue


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.

We have updated the program for 2020! The first half will be more structured class style. The second half will be cultural presentation and following conversation.

All levels from beginners to natives are welcome. Lectures and presentations are in English.

Meetup Schedule
6:00-6:10 Arrivals, Check-Ins
6:10-6:20 Short Japanese lesson
Topic: Basic greetings
6:20-6:30 Self-introduction Time
6:30-6:45 Hiragana lesson
6:45-7:00 Hiragana practice & game
7:00-7:10 Break
7:10-7:30 Japanese cultural presentation
Topic: What is Japanese "Salary man"? -Learn from TV Commercials
7:30-7:50 Conversation & Discussion
Topic: Questions about working in Japan. Which commercials do you like?
7:50-8:00 short reflection & closing
Result: the most popular commercial

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: https://www.paypal.me/encorepreneurcafe 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!

*Participation is complimentary for volunteers of native Japanese speakers who lead the conversation and help Japanese study. We appreciate the donation.


6:00-6:10 ご到着、受付
6:10-6:20 短い日本語レッスン
6:20-6:30 自己紹介タイム
6:30-6:45 ひらがなレッスン
6:45-7:00 ひらがな練習&ゲーム
7:00-7:10 休憩
7:10-7:30 日本文化プレゼンテーション
7:30-7:50 会話の時間
トピック: 日本で働くこと。先ほどのCMの中で好きなものは?
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: https://www.paypal.me/encorepreneurcafe