Iquazu Falls - One of the largest falls in the world.

This is the place where you:

  - meet fascinating people,

  - go places,

  - get involved.

Meet Wayne Potter, the Producer and Host of Keeping Kurrent. He lives in Tigard, Oregon. He has lived in the Greater Portland, Oregon area for more than 40 years.

Wayne Potter, Producer and Host of Keeping Kurrent

Promote Artist’s Exchanges with Cubans at

“Viva Cuba & the US

One of best ways to keep open the lines of communication and cooperation open between the United States and Cuba is to participate in events in the Greater Portland area.  “Viva Cuba and the US!” is a concert sponsored by the Cascadia Composers. The contemporary ensemble “Fear No Music” performs pieces by visiting Cuban composers on May 19th. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased  at Cascadia Composers.

Promoting individuals and organizations  engaged in improving the lives of people around the world.

As the Producer of the Keeping Kurrent program I want to encourage world understanding and peace.  Given the excesses of world turmoil, I often wonder what it will take to find peace?  I am involved in the organization Friendship Force Columbia Cascade, a member organization of Friendship Force International. This is an organization started by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. The organization is committed to encouraging peace through it’s person to person international exchanges. Participating is an important part of creating peace. However, I also want to find more and better ways to establish peace. I hope to explore this topic throughout this and the following years.  


Support Personal Friendship

through World Travel


World Friendship Day 2017


Friendship Force Columbia Cascade is sponsoring World Friendship Day 2017. The event will be held on May 13, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon.

The event is a celebration of Friendship Force International’s 40th Anniversary and of the 35th Anniversary of Friendship Force Columbia Cascade. You enjoy the World Food Sampler, meet representatives of many organizations who are committed to improving the lives of people around the world, listen to and join in singing music, and find out how you can  homestay in a community based in some international city. Here’s how you can learn more at World Friendship Day 2017


Organizations that would like to be exhibitors should look at the Exhibitor Application Form, and the Exhibitor Information Form.