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.

Online Cooking Class with the Tetas!

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Join AACCO Saturday, April 8: we'll be hosting a F R E E online cooking class!  Join Sarah (our board treasurer) and the Tetas on Saturday at 1 PM and learn to make mujadara, a rice and lentil dish that you're sure to enjoy!  No registration required, but you'll need to follow us on Facebook (at aaccopdx) for the ingredient list, zoom link, and updates:

President recognizes Arab American Heritage Month

ICYMI: Last week, President Biden became the first sitting U.S. President to recognize April as ✨ Arab American Heritage Month ✨! Thanks, President Joe Biden , for celebrating with us!

Oregon has one of the fastest growing Arab populations in the country, according to the latest survey published by the Arab American Institute, the Washington, DC-based, nonprofit organization. Arab Oregonians live in at least 28 of Oregon’s 36 counties and speak many different Arabic dialects. Statewide, Oregon’s Arab-American community is estimated at approximately 40,000, diverse in their faith, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ability. Arab Americans and their families may come from all over the 22 countries making up the Arab World, including Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and many others.

Join AACCO all month in celebrating Arab American Heritage Month right here at home!