The Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon promotes the richness and beauty of Arab culture via community events, festivals and family entertainment throughout the calendar year. AACCO sponsors its own events, and also lends support when possible to existing Arab culture activities held in the Portland Metro Area and the Pacific Northwest region.

Join us in September!

Committees are working hard on the plans for the 2018 Mahrajan Arab festival to be held at Oaks Park. We have a growing list of amazing sponsors, and would love to have more! If you have a talent you want to showcase, please contact us!

Oaks Park has ample space for vendors and sponsors, so let us know how you would like to be involved! Your ideas and suggestions matter, ­ please feel free to send them.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

Arab Festival 2018



Meet Khalil Bendib - Algerian-American Artist, Political Cartoonist, October 28th, 2017

Join us October 28th to meet internationally-known political cartoonist Khalil Bendib. Bendib will show slides from his newly published book VERAX, a graphic novel on whistleblowers and will be signing copies of his new book. The courageous and humorous Bendib also co-hosts a radio program in Berkeley on the Middle East. His cartoons are on display in the ArtReach Gallery of the First Congregational Church UCC, where the reception and book signing are on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm.

The cartoons of the award winning artist have been published in major newspapers including the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. They are also featured weekly in dozens of small and mid-sized newspapers nationwide, the artist having decided to distance himself from corporate mainstream media. We hope to see you there!

Im Hussein & AJYAL Theatrical Group

Get your Tickets to Im Hussein starring in "Ghashee w Mashee", written by Najee Mondalek, at Portland's Newmark Theatre Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Tickets available here: 

Tickets should be purchased by Friday March 17th to ensure availability!

As if Im Hussein hasn’t already endured sufficient setbacks and struggles to fill years of stage plays, playwright Najee Mondalek sets her up for another crisis – dealing with the ignorance of her know-it-all husband. Tucked in between the lines of the main story are other issues that affect the Arab American community: divorce for infertility, drug abuse, conflict between two generations, welfare fraud, and more.

Directed by Aziz Charabaty

Trailer for the show:

Salem World Beat 2015

Join AACCO at the Salem World Beat Festival June 2015. This will be AACCO's 9th year attending the World Beat. We'll be ensuring that the Arab World is well represented by providing a wide variety of

Read more: Salem World Beat 2015