We Are Hiring Program Manager

The Encorepreneur Cafe (EPC) has an opening for the position of Program Manager. We’re looking for a responsible individual who is passionate about fostering productive relationships with active seniors and cultivating community supporters. This person will enjoy using his creative talents, resourcefulness and people skills to inspire others to participate in our programs and activities…

Support Black Owned Businesses

This has been an incredibly difficult time for most small business. Through the pandemic we have seen some getting assistance while others are denied, some close temporarily or pivot their focus while others close for good. Additionally, we have seen this massive movement for racial justice that ultimately is moving things in the right direction,…

Support for Black Lives Matter

Like all of you, we have been following what is going on in Portland and across the nation for the last two weeks. The murder of George Floyd, and the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others have once again brought to the forefront the deadly problem of racism and police violence…

Japanese Comedy Night Series: Impulse

Thursday, June 18, 20206:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT Japanese short comedy stories are called “conte” (コント) borrowed from a French word. Let’s enjoy conte with English subtitles by a Japanese comedy duo, Impulse(インパルス). They are good at making laugh by creating strange situations and characters that might happen in ordinary life. Conte #1: Convenience Store BurglarA…

Mahjong

Tuesday Evening Riichi Mah Jong Online

Tuesday, June 9, 20205:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT Join us for Japanese-style Mahjong online using https://mahjongsoul.yo-star.com/ We are going to try using the site Mahjong Soul to play Riichi. It’s actually a pretty fun site, and you can use it to learn how to play. We’re going to have a tournament page set up for this group,…

Mayumido Breathwork and Movement Online

Saturday, May 30, 20207:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT ** Sunday, May 31, 11 AM JST (Japan Standard Time) Mayumi has started live online classes in Japanese! Her classes focus on breathing and movement exercises based on kokyuho, qigong, yoga, and aikido. For now, she will be teaching in Japanese, and will continue on a weekly basis.…

Introduction to Manzai and Osaka-ben

Thursday, May 28, 20206:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and known for its distinct culture. The contrast between Tokyo and Osaka is always a hot topic. The stereotype says Tokyo is serious and Osaka is funny. In fact, Osaka is recognized as a “comedy city” and many comedians…

Japanese Comedy Night Series: Tokyo 03

Thursday, May 14, 20206:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT Tokyo 03 (東京03) is a Japanese comedy trio known for their elaborated scenarios. Their plots deeply describe the contemporary Japanese “Salary-man” (white-caller worker)’s sorrow. They are excellent about making fun of ordinary men’s trifle pride and unnecessary considerations. They are so popular especially among Japanese Millennial that their…

Getting Started with Zoom and Skype

Many people are relying on video chat and online meeting tools to stay in touch during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve put together some step-by-step guides on how to get started with Skype and Zoom, for both desktop computer and smartphone. We’ve tried to make them as easy as possible to follow along, even for people…