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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-3572

Benefits Line: 503-823-6031

111 SW Columbia St., Ste 550, Portland, OR 97201

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Monthly Cultural Designations for City of Portland

Adopted City Monthly Cultural Designations

These designations are for use by City bureaus. Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland (DEEP) is assisting with the organization of different groups working on cultural celebrations. For more information about the City of Portland Monthly Cultural Celebrations, please visit DEEP. These are the general monthly celebration designations adopted by the City of Portland to facilitate coordination and collaboration in celebrating the diversity around us. Bureaus are not limited in their cultural celebrations and may instead choose to celebrate other events or times of cultural significance not listed here.

Please contact DEEP if you are interested in participating in the organization of, collaboration, sponsorship or have ideas on what should be celebrated.


Month Cultural Celebration
January Lunar New Year and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February Black History Month

Women's History Month

April Multi-Cultural Communication Month
May Asian Pacific Heritage Month
June LGBTQ2 Pride Month (Lesbian-Gay-BiTrans-Queer-Questioning)
July Independence Day Celebration
August Celebrating Culture Through Food: Cook-Off
September Hispanic Heritage Month and Racial Equality Week
October Disability Employment Awareness Month
November American Indian Heritage Month
December Human Rights Day