What is your favorite activity in Khabarovsk?

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2015 Bridge to Russia - Let's Dance! PDF Print E-mail


Bridge to Russia is an annual cultural celebration commemorating more than a quarter century of goodwill and friendship between Portland and its sister city in the Russian Far East, Khabarovsk. This year’s party will be held at Vie De Boheme in SE Portland (7th and Clay) Sunday November 8th, 6:30-9:00 pm.  Musical entertainment provided by Three for Silver with admission proceeds dedicated to sending the band to perform in Khabarovsk next spring.  Vie De Boheme will have Russian fare on its menu and libations available at its acclaimed bar.  Minors welcome until 9:00 pm. Advance reservations recommended for this limited entry event - $10 General Admission and $20 Reserved Seating - tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.



PKSCA is a Membership Driven Organization - Please join us! PDF Print E-mail


The Portland Khabarovsk Sister City Association is supported and - in great regard - is validated by its membership. While specific projects might attract funding from USAID and other funding sources from time to time, the Association's general operating budget comes solely from membership dues.  PKSCA would not exist without its all-volunteer Board of Directers and its membership dues.  PKSCA membership is on a calendar-year basis, although the Association begins its membership drive every year at its Bridge to Russia event in October.  PKSCA is a recognized 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  All of our programs are funded by donors and grants, not by the City of Portland.

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Khabarovsk and Portland Exchange Delegations PDF Print E-mail


The spring of 2014 saw an unprecedented sister city travel exchange between the Portland Khabarovsk Sister City Association and the Khabarovsk City Administration. In the 26 years of Portland’s sister city partnership with Khabarovsk there had never been a back-to-back goodwill exchange like the one that happened in June 2014.  As Portland's delegation returned from Khabarovsk’s Day of the City Festival - literally on the same flight - Khabarovsk's delegation arrived for Portland's Rose Festival. The whirlwind nature of the exchange notwithstanding, it was an exemplary display of sister city cordiality and friendship amidst a backdrop of international acrimony (over Ukraine)—in short, a prime example of what sister city partnerships should be all about.

Pictured left to right, are: President Alan Ellis, Head of the Khabarovsk Office of International Protocol Tatyana Ivanova, PKSCA Member Pam Hall, PKSCA Board Member Scott Rook and PKSCA Member Robbie Steeves.

PKSCA Receives Official Praise for Contributions to Khabarovsk's Municipal Waste System PDF Print E-mail


Sergey Chernyshov, First Deputy Mayor of the City of Khabarovsk, visited Portland the week of June 3-10, 2014 as the Khabarovsk administration's delegate to the Portland Rose Festival.  While in Portland, Chernyshov officially recognized the role that PKSCA's Solid Waste Management Initiative (1999 - 2005) played in development of Khabarovsk's new, modern municipal waste collection and disposal system.


Let's Go To Khabarovsk!

Click on Lenin Square (below) to go to the Khabarovsk City Administration's official website!

YouTube: Vladimir Sidorov Talks Trash

YouTube: Rose Festival Parade

YouTube: Khabarovsk Club

YouTube: Jazz Bridge Project

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