Welcome to 
Persian Studies and Persia House
at Portland State University
Portland State University
Post Office Box 751
Portland, Oregon  97207

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.

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Persia House Activities

Persia House is a cultural nonprofit organization at Portland State University. The major/core activities of this organization at this time are: annual celebrations of Persian New Year in March and Thirteenth-Day in April, Rain Festival in July, Light of Friendship in October, Longest Night in December, and Discovery of Light in February. Monthly activities of the organization are Poetry Reading and Summer Picnics. Persia House also helps Persian Studies at PSU by arranging and teaching independent classes in English and Persian throughout the year. Every year Persia House gives at least $1000 for scholarship award to the qualified students who take PSU Persian language classes. Persia House website: www.persia.pdx.edu and email list are always up-to-date in service of the Persian community. For more information call (503) 725-5214 and email tehrank@pdx.edu

Persian Language Scholarship

The Persian Language Scholarship for academic year 2015-2016 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. 


 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.


Persian Community in Action

گرد هم آیی برای شعر خوانی ، جشن های نوروز، سیزده بدر، تیرگان، مهرگان، شب یلدا، سده، پیک نیک ها ی تابستانی و کلاسهای خصوصی آموزش فارسی و انگلیسی برای دوره های ابتدایی، متوسطه وعالی بوسیله استادان با تجربه دا نشگاه ایالتی پرتلند، کمکهای تحصیلی وده ها خدمت دیگر


گرد هم آیی برای شعر خوانی

Persian and English Poetry Reading Class

Sunday, November 6, PSU Neuberger Hall

Classroom 11, 4:30 pm,

 724 SW Harrison St, Portland OR 97201



Let us say Persian not Farsi:



History  Mission  


حافظ درجشن شب یلدا

Time and location for Persia House 

Yalda, Winter Solstice, and Holiday Celebration at

 Portland State University will be annouced later. 

For more information call 503-725-5214 and

  email : tehrank@pdx.edu  


Sadih, Discovery of Terrestrial Light Celebration

Click Here for a colorful flier

جشن سده و پیدایش آتش

بر لشكر زمستان  نوروز  نا مدار     كرده‌ست راي تاختن و قصد كارزار
جشن سده طلايه نوروز و نو بها  ر   وينك بيامده‌ست به پنجاه روز پيش


Date and location at PSU will be announced later.


جشن با شکوه نوروز

Nawruz Gala Celebration

دید وباز دید عید و پذیرایی با چای و میوه وشیرینی

Date and location will be announced later.

For more information call:
 503-725-5214 or visit http://www.persia.pdx.edu

Click here for a colorful flyer

Click  here for the links
Sizdah Beh Dar, 13th of Nawruz Picnic, Sunday

April 2, OAKS Park, Area 1, free admission, all are welcome

سیزده به در

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به گفتار دانندگان راه جو Find direction from the words of sages

در تمام پهنه البرز، با دهان سنگ های کوه، آرش میدهد پاسخ؛ می دهد امید؛ می نماید راه.

Date and location at PSU will be announced later.

پیک نیک ها ی تابستانی

For Persia House Summer Picnics at Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, on the last Sundays of June, July, and August of 2017, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.,
tehrank@pdx.edu and call (503) 725-5214.


Mehregan Celebration Class
مولوی درجشن مهرگان

Date and location will be announced later.

For more information call:
 503-725-5214 or visit http://www.persia.pdx.edu

Click  here  see the following links:


and a Journey to Iran

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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