Welcome to 
Persian Studies and Persia House
at Portland State University
Portland State University
Post Office Box 751
Portland, Oregon  97207

If you would like to receive information about Persian community  

events in the Portland metropolitan area, send an email

to tehrank@pdx.edu and call (503) 725-5214.

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Persian Language Scholarship

The Persian Language Scholarship for academic year 2014-2015 is ready for students with high GPA currently studying in Persian language classes .  Persia House wishes these talented individuals the very best as they pursue their goals.  The successful recipients will be formally recognized at the annual award ceremony of the World Languages and Literatures Department of Portland State University.   Click here for the application.  Over the last six years, twelve recipients have received a total award amount of five thousand dollars. 


 Persian Culture

Persian culture traces some thousands of years from prehistoric mythic times to the present. In the course of this development from the settlement of Aryan tribes on the Iranian plateau, society developed from nomadic to settled, from religion of nature to the monotheism of Islam, and from tribal to modern representative government. The national epic chronicles the struggles of heroes from the coming of man’s use of fire and minerals, from philosophical teachings of Zoroaster, the tolerance of Cyrus and Alexander, and revival of learning. From ancient times, the concepts of Iranian morality based on triumph of good over evil and duty to right infringement of a just social order have predominated.


Persian Community in Action

گرد هم آیی برای شعر خوانی ، جشن های نوروز، سیزده بدر، تیرگان، مهرگان، شب یلدا، سده، پیک نیک ها ی تابستانی و کلاسهای خصوصی آموزش فارسی و انگلیسی برای دوره های ابتدایی، متوسطه وعالی بوسیله استادان با تجربه دا نشگاه ایالتی پرتلند، کمکهای تحصیلی وده ها خدمت دیگر


گرد هم آیی برای شعر خوانی

Persian and English Poetry Reading Class

Sunday December 6, PSU Neuberger Hall

Classroom 11, 4:30 pm,

 724 SW Harrison St, Portland OR 97201

Please call and let us know if you are coming or not



Shabe Yalda, Winter Solstice Celebration, a night with Persian 

Mystic Poets Hafiz and Rumi

حافظ درجشن شب یلدا

Location and date at PSU will be announced later.
For more information call:
503-725-5214 or visit

 Click here for the links

Sadih, Discovery of Terrestrial Light Celebration Class

جشن سده و پیدایش آتش

بر لشكر زمستان  نوروز  نا مدار     كرده‌ست راي تاختن و قصد كارزار
جشن سده طلايه نوروز و نو بها  ر   وينك بيامده‌ست به پنجاه روز پيش

 Sadih Class Celebration for the year 2016. 

Location and date at PSU will be announced later.

We dedicate this night to the Persian epic poet Firdawsi (circa 935-1020). The program includes but is not limited to recitation and selected analysis of the interrelation of Sadih and the discovery of fire, moral values, power of knowledge in the works of Firdawsi but also will include a film about Firdawsi's masterwork Shahnamih, storytelling, naqqali, ballet of Zal and Rudabeh, dance performances of Zurkhaneh, audience participation, and more.

For more information call:
 503-725-5214 and Email: tehrank@pdx.edu


جشن با شکوه نوروز

Nawruz Gala Celebration

دید وباز دید عید و پذیرایی با چای و میوه وشیرینی
Persia House is pleased to invite you to the Nawruz Celebration.

March 26 Smith Memorial Grand Ballroom 7:30-11:30 pm.

Portland State University

1825 SW Broadway Portland 97201

Click here for a colorful flyer

Click  here for the links


Sizdah Beh Dar, 13th of Nawruz Picnic

April 3, OAKS Park, Area 1, free admission, all are welcome

سیزده به در

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Farsi or Persian? Persian not Farsi


History    Mission    Donation and Membership 


Mehregan Celebration Class
مولوی درجشن مهرگان

Date and location will be announced later.

For more information call:
 503-725-5214 or visit http://www.persia.pdx.edu

Click  here  see the following links:


and a Journey to Iran



Online Resources
Persian Scholars and Scholars in Persian Studies

Material for the following courses is available:
First Year Persian:

First Year Persian-Part 1
First Year Persian-Part 2
First Year Persian-Part 3
First Year Persian-Part 4

Part 5:
(a) Persian-English Vocabulary

(b) English-Persian Vocabulary

Second Year Persian (Under construction)
Third Year Persian (Under construction)
3rd Year Persian--Vocabulary


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