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

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.


Click here for > Donation and Membership

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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. 

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 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.

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گرد هم آیی برای شعر خوانی

Persian Studies Poetry Reading Class

PSU Neuberger Hall Basement
Classroom 8, 4:30 pm, Sunday, December 7
 

Free Admission. All are welcome. For more information call:

503-725-5214 or visit http://www.persia.pdx.edu

http://www.art-arena.com/sagalit.htm

http://www.hafizonlove.com/

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/Poets/Nima.html

http://www.poetseers.org/

Mother: A selected poem by Niloofar Azik
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Events and Announcements:

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 دانشگاه ایالتی پرتلند، کمکهای تحصیلی، راهنمایی ایرانیان برای یافتن کار وده ها خدمت دیگر.

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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.
Free Admission. All are welcome. For more information call:
503-725-5214 or visit
http://www.persia.pdx.edu
Click here for the links

 

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Sadih, Discovery of Terrestrial Light Celebration

فردوسی درجشن سده وپیدایش آتش

Location and date at PSU will be announced later.

Free Admission. All are welcome. For more information call:
503-725-5214 or visit
http://www.persia.pdx.edu

Click here for the links

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جشن نوروز

Nawruz Celebration

Location and date at PSU will be announced later.
Click  here for the links
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Sizdah Beh Dar, 13th of Nawruz Picnic

April 6, OAKS Park, Area 1, free admission, all are welcome

سیزده به در

click here for a colorful flyer

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Tirgan Celebration

آرش کمانگیر در جشن تیرگان

Persia House is pleased to invite you to the annual Tirgan Celebration.

Free  admission. All are welcome.

Location and date at PSU will be announced later.
Click here and here the links.

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Mehregan Celebration
مولوی درجشن مهرگان

Annual Harvest Celebration (Mehregan) with special focus on the selected lines from the poems of Jalal al–Din Rumi 

Location and date at PSU will be announced later.

Free Admission. All are welcome. For more information call:
 503-725-5214 or visit http://www.persia.pdx.edu

Click  here  see the following links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weth-BIjOPM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRJ-bYMcYGA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=xHCsM3Oy0c8
http://edinburghpersiansociety.webs.com/apps/videos/videos/show/1082638-dunya-ensemble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1sRfrJlhgM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAkHFwHgznk&feature=related
http://www.golha.co.uk/fa/programme/18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB-_6btXXbU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxP78DT_UGI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7HX04UcFo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG32jAffJ78
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ7fB8ERA_w&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvnyy29avrE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kdR1lrHxFQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUvjaE5Ynec&feature=related
and a Journey to Iran

Farsi or Persian? Persian not Farsi

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History    Mission    Donation and Membership 
 

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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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