Andisheh Center | Portland, OR


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Andisheh Center | Portland, OR

Andisheh Center | Portland, OR

Celebrating Iranian Cultural Heritage

A non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon

A group of dedicated and caring individuals formed a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the primary goal of fostering Iranian cultural heritage in the Portland metro area and to meet the cultural needs of the thousands of people of Iranian descent living here.

Andisheh Center is a pioneering community organization that aims to be recognized in the Northwest as the most reliable and influential center for connecting Iranian and non-Iranian-Americans to the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Iran.

In this effort, the Center fully engages the younger generation of Iranian-Americans.

As a result, Andisheh Center – aka Kanoon Andisheh or center of thoughts

– was founded in December 1997. Iranian organization in Portland

The activities of Andisheh were conducted, and continue to be performed, by an all-volunteer group of individuals.

Although the participants have changed over the many years, the level of quality, attention to the needs of the community, and the dedication of the volunteers have not decreased.

These people operate Andisheh based on the organizations’ Charter. Currently, the activities of the Andisheh are guided by a Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors meets on a frequent basis to decide on the selection and execution of the Andisheh various activities.

For our community, the Board members are the first point of contact regarding ideas, needs, and activities, as well as feedback on events, questions regarding Andisheh organization, etc.

The Board of Directors makes its decisions after much deliberation, after seeking input and feedback from members of our community, and based on a consensus approach.

Finally, many of our events are staffed by other community volunteers.

We appreciate their efforts and ideas without which many of our events could not be successful or held.

We welcome new volunteers.

Anyone desiring to volunteer at any of the events can notify us by sending us a message.

Only cultural and artistic activities, no politics or religion.


Celebrating Iranian Cultural Heritage

Company Overview

A group of dedicated and caring individuals formed a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the primary goal of fostering Iranian cultural heritage in Portland…


We help create a stronger Iranian-American community in Oregon and Southwest Washington through:

Raising awareness of Iranian culture including its history, customs, contemporary life, food, and others.

Exhibiting Iranian arts including its music and performing arts, and its visual arts such as painting, poetry, crafts, movies, and architecture.

Providing community services such as activities for senior citizens, children, humanitarian aids and charity work, art classes, and festivals.

Enhancing youth engagement with Iranian heritage.

You can support Andisheh Center by volunteering in our events, making financial donations, and making material donations such as food, drinks, a hall for events, DJ services, etc.