Featured Events

Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh (updated)


For the complete calendar of bicentennial events, click HERE. For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. With hearts full of love and excitement, Bahá’ís welcome the world to a global celebration! Events large and small, casual and formal, will be held throughout the metropolitan area for all people to commemorate a momentous birth: [...]

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Light of Unity Festival

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Come celebrate the Unity of Humanity! All over the world, in villages and towns in nearly every country on earth, Baha'is are planning parties large and small—and everyone is invited. Why? To celebrate Baha'u'llah, Who came with a new Message for humankind; a message of peace, hope and unity on a scale never before seen [...]

Light of Unity Festival

September Events 2017


For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. Dialog: A Unifying Vision; NEW SCHEDULE Sunday Sept. 10 (and every Sunday), 12:30 pm;  Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203. This generation, unlike any in the past, has the opportunity to solve issues such as racism, sexism, the disparity between the extremely wealthy [...]

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Bicentenary of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth


How does the life of Bahá’u’lláh compare to that of the Founders of other world religions?  How do His teachings empower individuals and communities for the betterment of all?  Why do Bahá’ís offer these teachings as essential and effective remedies for the challenges of our time?  In preparation for the 200th anniversary of the Birth [...]

Honoring The Bab


For the complete calendar of metro-wide events, click HERE. The Báb was the Divine Founder of the Bábí religion, which prepared tens of thousands of followers for the arrival of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.  On July 9th, the millions of Bahá’ís around the world will solemnly remember the persecution, imprisonment, and killing [...]

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April Events 2017


In 1863, Bahá’u’lláh first announced His Divine Mission as a Messenger of God during the 12 days He called the days of Paradise (i.e. “Ridván” which is pronounced rezz-von).  This event took place in a rose-filled garden full of singing birds, where family and friends stayed in large tents.  It was a brief interlude in [...]

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“TO LIGHT A CANDLE” Film Screenings


February Events part 2 - All are invited! The 55-minute documentary film "To Light a Candle" by Maziar Bahari sparked the global "Education Is Not A Crime" campaign for universal access to higher education. The campaign has been endorsed by a string of Nobel laureates and other prominent figures around the world. The Baha’is are Iran’s [...]