General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
Slavic Empowerment Team (SET) is a voluntary, employee-driven affinity group that is organized around shared interest in Slavic Culture and/or self- affiliation with a Slavic Cultural heritage. SET is open to any and all employees within the City of Portland regardless of their race, religion, gender, marital status, family status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or veteran status.
Upcoming Family Event:
11th Annual Slavic Festival
When: September 1st, 2019 from 10 am
Where: Gateway Discovery Park (10520 NE Halsey)
On January 9th, 2019 at 9:45 am
Proclamation by the Portland City Council the second week of January
as Slavic and Eastern European Heritage Week
Slavic and Eastern European Cultural Celebration on January 10th 6 PM - 8 PM at IRCO
Slavic Culture Awareness display at the Portland Building, first floor lobby from July 11th to August 2nd, 2016
On the display are items from Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Serbia.
Traditional dolls "Matrioshka," "Khokhloma" painted trays, traditional embroidery, Ukrainian dolls, "Samovar", traditional shirts and pictures.
Slavic Bake Sale was on July 19th 10 am - 12pm, 2016 first floor lobby. It was very well attended by the City's employees that had an opportunity to try Slavic traditional foods.
Slavic Culture Awareness presentation took place on August 2nd 12 pm -1 pm, 2016 Portland Building, Auditorium, Second Floor
Presenters were City of Portland's employees and SET Members: Svetlana Pell, Bureau of Environmental Services, Karina Rutova, Commissioner Saltzman's Office, The Gateway Center, Natasha Haunsperger Portland Police Bureau, Mia Sabanovic
Presenters gave an overview of Slavic Cultures, the region and countries of origin of Eastern-European, Slavic and Russian-speaking populations that are living in Oregon.
The Slavic Advisory Council works with the Portland Police Bureau.