Asian Reporter Foundation
922 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 283-0595

History of the AR Foundation

The Asian Reporter Foundation was officially launched in 2003 with the goal of representing and highlighting Asian culture and heritage. From 1999 until 2003, The Asian Reporter newspaper had sponsored and coordinated the Scholarship and Awards Banquet. In 2003, the Foundation took over operation of the banquet and initiated the first annual AsiaFest. The AR Foundation continues to operate with the simple purpose of giving back to the community. As we grow we seek new avenues for involvement in activities that represent our mission. The Foundation currently oversees our signature event -- the Scholarship and Awards Banquet. We are striving to make them opportunities for sharing, educating, and celebrating Asian culture and heritage.

Volunteer Opportunities

The AR Foundation offers volunteer opportunities to persons who would like to be a part of our events and support the community. If you would like to volunteer or learn more, please email us.

Our Scholarship and Awards Banquet takes place annually in late April and is currently held at northeast Portland's TAO Event Center. The Banquet is now in its 19th year. We currently need volunteers to serve as greeters and ushers, as well as assistance with setup and cleanup. Cultural performers are also sought.


The Asian Reporter Foundation is proud to work with the following organizations: