There are many ways to help Japan right now. You can always donate directly to Mercy Corps, who is partnering with Peace Winds on the ground in Japan.
If you live in Portland, the next few weeks will bring many events supporting relief efforts.
One of the biggest is this Sunday, March 27: From Oregon With Love, a Benefit Concert for the Mercy Corps Oregon Japan Relief Fund.
The Aladdin Theater is proud to partner again with Mercy Corps, event producer Stephen Marc Beaudoin and some of the Portland region’s finest performers – for “From Oregon, With Love,” a one-of-a-kind benefit concert to support the Mercy Corps Oregon Japan Relief Fund.
Headlining artists include Pink Martini, Portland’s globe-trotting world pop mini orchestra; the sensational vocalist Storm Large; acclaimed dancers from Oregon Ballet Theatre; Blind Pilot frontman Israel Nebeker and singer-songwriter Holcombe Waller.
For the artistically inclined, see this event this Thursday, March 24:
THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH, 5 – 9 PM at 1100 NW GLISAN ST, PORTLAND, OR 97209.
PDX Contemporary Art, Augen Gallery, Froelick Gallery, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Pulliam Gallery and Nazraeli Press: These galleries are banding together, hosting a modest event to raise money for Mercy Corps’ Japan relief fund. Each participating gallery will have on view and for sale art by Japanese artists and artists who feel they have been influenced by Japanese culture. We will donate 25% of the sale to Mercy Corps.
If you like cute T-shirts, you can purchase one from Studio JFish in support of Mercy Corp/Peace Winds here:
To help survivors of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake which devastated Japan, all proceeds from sales of this design will benefit Mercy Corps. In partnership with Peace Winds Japan, donations made to Mercy Corps will directly aid in immediate and long-term rehabilitation and humanitarian needs of earthquake and tsunami victims.
If you’re into yoga, The Bhaktishop will be donating proceeds from one week of classes to Mercy Corps/Peace Winds.
I saved the best for last!!
Dine Out on Tuesday, March 29th to Support Japanese Earthquake Relief!!
We hope you will all please join the Portland restaurant community in supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of this month’s catastrophic earthquake in Japan. On Tuesday, March 29th the following restaurants will be donating a portion of their sales to Mercy Corps to help survivors of the earthquake.
Beaker and Flask
Kenny and Zuke’s
Ken’s Artisan Bakery
Ken’s Artisan pizza
Laughing Planet Café
Little Big Burger
Meat Cheese Bread
Podnah’s Pit Barbeque
Spirit of ‘77
Stumptown Coffee, all locations
Tasty and Sons
Whiskey Soda Lounge
And a moment to appreciate a couple of my favorite bands from Japan: