To Japan With Love.

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:

Art for Japan: a fundraising art sale to benefit Mercy Corps’ Japan relief fund

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.

23hoyt
Apizza Scholls
Ate– Oh–Ate
Aviary
Bar Avignon
Beaker and Flask
BEAST
Biwa
Bluehour
Broder
Bunk Bar
Bunk Sandwiches
Castagna Café
Central
clarklewis
Clyde Common
Country Cat
Dick’s Kitchen
DOC
Fratelli
Gilt Club
Gruner
Jade Teahouse
Kenny and Zuke’s
Ken’s Artisan Bakery
Ken’s Artisan pizza
Laurlehurst Market
Laughing Planet Café
Lincoln
Little Big Burger
Little Bird
Meat Cheese Bread
Masu
Mee Sen
Miho
Navarre
Nostrana
Olympic Provisions
Park Kitchen
Podnah’s Pit Barbeque
Pok Pok
Produce Row
Saphire Hotel
Saucebox
Savoy
Spirit of ‘77
Stumptown Coffee, all locations
Tanuki
Tasty and Sons
The Observatory
Toro Bravo
Vita Cafe
Whiskey Soda Lounge
Yoko’s
Zilla

And a moment to appreciate a couple of my favorite bands from Japan:

The Plastics


Guitar Wolf

 

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2 responses to “To Japan With Love.

  1. ooooo…and Melt Banana! Thanks for these tips and artistic ways to lift the spirit while being supportive living so far away. I’m really impressed by the local businesses, entertainers and artists coming together in various ways to lend a hand raising resources for the people of Japan. Thanks for the in-the-know-how Beth!

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