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.
City Mayor, Ted Wheeler, proclaimed second week of January 2020 to be Slavic and Eastern European Heritage Week.
[Members of Slavic Empowerment Team, IRCO, City Commissioners and Mayor, Ted Wheeler standing in a semicircle holding 2020 Proclamation]
Proclamation 2019 (City Hall)
[Members of Slavic Empowerment Team, City Commissioners and Mayor, Ted Wheeler standing in a semicircle holding 2019 Proclamation]
[People posing for a picture dressed in cultural costumes representing 15 former USSR countries]
Display of Slavic Cultural items (IRCO Slavic Celebration, 2019)
[Table displaying Slavic cultural items and Slavic traditional food]
13th Annual Serbian Festival!
September 14-15 , 2019 at St Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, 11447 SE 27th Ave, Milwaukie, OR 97222
26th Polish Festival
September 21st, 2019 at 3900 N Interstate, Portland, OR 97227
11th Annual Slavic Festival
When: September 1st, 2019 from 10 am
Where: Gateway Discovery Park (10520 NE Halsey)
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.