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 2013-2014 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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Monthly Poetry Reading

Next Persia House Monthly Poetry Reading will be on Sunday, May4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Room  183 Cramer Hall, Portland State University, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, 97201.

Free Admission. All are welcome. For more information, call: 503-725-5214 or visitwww.persia.pdx.edu

http://www.farsinet.com/poetry/

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

http://www.hafizonlove.com/

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

http://www.poetseers.org/the_poetseers/rumis_poetry/

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Tirgan Celebration

آرش کمانگیر در جشن تیرگان

Persia House is pleased to invite you to the annual Tirgan Celebration for the year 2014, Friday, June 13, Multicultural Center of Portland State University 7:00-10:00pm 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97207.
Click here for a colorful flier, here for the links, and
here the Silkroad Dances


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Summer Picnic in the park

 پیک نیک تابستانی در پارک

Persia House First summer picnic will be at Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon 97202, on Sunday June 25, from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. We will be in the shady areas next to the river around Area 7. Look forward to seeing you then.

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

503-725-5214 or visit http://www.persia.pdx.edu
For Picnic Items and Cuisines click here
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Mehregan Celebration
مولوی درجشن مهرگان


Annual Harvest Celebration (Mehregan) with special focus on the selected lines from the poems of Mawlana Jalal al–Din Rumi
Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Multicultural Center (Room 228), Smith Union Building
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97207

Click here for a colorful flier and here for the links and a Journey to Iran

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حافظ درجشن شب یلدا

Yalda, Winter Solstice Celebration: A Night with Persian Mystic Poets Hafiz and Rumi


Friday, December 19,7:00-10:00 pm Yalda Class Celebration-2014

 Multicultural Center (Room 228), Smith Union Building
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97207

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

Click here for a colorful flier and here for the links

Sadih, Discovery of Terrestrial Light Celebration

فردوسی درجشن سده وپیدایش آتش

Friday, February 13, 2015,  7-10 p.m. at PSU

Click  here  for a colorful flier and here for the links

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جشن نوروز

Nawruz Celebration


March 29, 7:30 p.m. Portland State University, Smith Center Grand Ballroom
Click here for a colorful flier and 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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Farsi or Persian? Persian not Farsi

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History    Mission    Donation and Membership 
 

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Events and Announcements:
Nawruz, Mehregan, Yalda, Sadeh, Tirgan, Poetry Reading 

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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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