Oregon Buddhist Temple - 3720 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 - 503-234-9456


Our annual New Year's service and party will be held on January 8, 2012. Sevice will begin at 10:00 am and lunch directly following. Bentos will be catered by Chef Yoshio Matsuzaki and cost $15 per person. Members 80 years of age and older are our honored guests and will receive a free bento (registration required). Reserve your bento today. Please order by December 30, 2011




Bodhi-kun New Year image

New Year's Eve & New Year's Service

December 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

January 1, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

We will be commemorating the end of 2015 and celebrating the start of 2016 with services on December 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm and January 1, 2016 at 10:00 am.

All are welcome to attend.

Bodhi-kun New Years

New Year's Luncheon

Sunday January 10, 2012 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

3720 SE 34th St, Portland


Bodhi-kun Lecture

Ho-onko Seminar

Saturday January 14, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

OBT Event Public Welcome

Reverend Ronald Kobata, the resident minister of the Buddhist Church of San Francisco, will be the speaker at our annual Ho-onko seminar.

Ho-onko commemorates the day Shinran Shonin passed away January 16, 1263 CE. We express our appreciation for his founding our tradition with an annual special seminar/event on the Saturday and a special service on the Sunday closest to January 16.

Bodhi-kun Conference

2016BCA NW District Convention

Under Amida’s Umbrella of Compassion

Hosted by Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple

February 17 - 19, 2012

Davenport Hotel

10 S Post Street Spokane, WA 99201 509.455.8888

Mark your calendars for February 17-19, 2012 to join us for the NW Buddhist Convention. Reverend Marvin Keni Harada from Orange County Buddhist Church, will be our keynote speaker.

Room rates at the Davenport Hotel begin at $135/night. Mention the Buddhist convention for a discounted rate.

Registration Form

Bodhi-kun harp

Nirvana Day Service & Vegetarian Potluck

February 12, 2012

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

OBT Event Public Welcome

On February 15, Sakyamuni Buddha passed into Pari-nirvana. The Nirvana Day (Nehan-e) service allows us to pay tribute to his insight and noble teachings. The service will be followed by a vegetarian potluck. The Service begins at 10:00 am. Those with a loved pet who has passed is invited to bring a photo/image of the pet. Directly following the service (approx 11:00 am) we will have a vegetarian potluck.
Bodhi-kun food bazaar

Salmon Dinner

March 4, 2012

11:30 am - 3:30 pm

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

OBT Event Public Welcome

Our annual Salmon Dinner. We have prepared food and crafts for sale. Pre-order your meal by printing the order form and returning, with payment, to the temple.


Event Flyer

spaghetti bingo

Spaghetti Dinner & White Elephant Bingo

Saturday June 16, 2012
Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and Bingo at 7:00 pm

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

OBT only event
OBT ONLY EVENT. OBT Dharma School's annual fundraiser. Come for a fun night of delicious spaghetti and fun "white elephant" bingo. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 students 12 years and under, or over 65, or $20 per family. (please purchase pre-sale tickets to facilitate food purchasing) Menu: green salad, spaghetti (regular or whole wheat) with choice of sauce (meat or vegetarian), garlic bread, beverage, and dessert. Please bring at least one wrapped white elephant prize ("adult", "child-girl", "child-boy" labels optional) per person for the Bingo prizes.
Bodhi-kun at the Dharma School Rummage Sale

Dharma School Rummage Sale

Friday July 6 & Saturday July 7, 2012
TIME 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

Dharma School's annual rummage sale. Come early for the best selection.
Bodhi-kun at Day camp

2012 Dharma School Summer Day Camp

Date TBD
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

Registration Required

OBT is holding a summer day camp for children age 5 - 11. This year's camp theme is TBD. Camp date TBD. Registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 20 children.

Cost is $30/child or $50/family, and includes light lunch.

Registration Form


Obon 2012 logo

Obonfest 2012

August 4, 2012 3:00 - 9:00 pm

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

OBT Event Public Welcome

Video of Obonfest 2011

Obon is an annual Japanese festival commemorating one's ancestors. Traditionally it was believed that each year during Obon, the ancestors' spirits return to this world to visit their relatives. For Obon, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the spirits, obon dances (bon odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars and temples. OBT holds an Obon festival every year on the first Saturday of August. There is entertainment, bon odori (open to anybody), children's area and food and gifts are available for purchase.

Video of Obonfest 2011

Dance lessons to learn the traditional Obon dances will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm at the temple beginning on July 17 and running for 3 weeks until August 2. Lessons are free and all are welcome

Obonfest 2012 Flyer

Order a lantern with your ancesteor's name written in Japanese caligraphy to be hung at the festival. click for order form

Bodhi-kun Picnic

Dharma School's Fall Ohigan in the Park

Sunday September 9, 2012

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kenilworth Park, SE 34th & SE Holgate Blvd, Portland

Our annual all-temple picnic celebrating the start of the Dharma School year and the coming Autumn. This event will take place at Kenilworth Park located at SE 34th Ave & SE Holgate Blvd. We will have a short service at 10:00 am, followed by a potluck breakfast and fun activities for the children. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided as well as paper plates and eating utensils.
Bodhi-kun Sukiyaki Bazaar

Sukiyaki Bazaar

Order Form

Sunday October 7, 2012

11:30 am - 3:30 pm

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

OBT Event Public Welcome

OBT Duty Roster (restricted access)

Our annual Sukiyaki Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The menu will feature beef and vegetarian sukiyaki ($7.50 ($8.00 to go)), chow mein ($7) and chicken bento ($8). There will also be an omiyage (gift) shop, a snack bar and a produce stand. In the hondo (chapel) there will be ikebana and calligraphy displays. We also will have bingo starting at 2:00 pm.

Pre-order form Pre-orders are not necessary but highly recommended to ensure availability of your selection. Please submit orders by September 20, 2011.

Link to flyer

Bodhi-kun walking nembutsu

All Night Nembutsu Chant

December 8 - 9, 2012

8:15 pm - 9:00 am

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

In commemoration of Bodhi Day, Buddha’s enlightenment, we will hold an all-night chanting session starting at 8:15 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012 and ending at 9:00 am on Sunday December 2. You can come anytime during the chant and stay for as long as you wish. During the course of the night, we will be doing several variations on nembutsu chanting. All are welcome.
Bodhi-kun making mochi


Sunday December 16, 2012

6:00 am - 4:00 pm
see Duty roster for your shift

3720 SE 34th St, Portland

OBT makes mochi in December every year to sell to members and friends of the temple. If you are an able-bodied person age 14 to 100 then we need you to help us to cook, grind, knead and form 600 pounds of mochi rice. Pre-orders for your mochi are due by Thursday December 14, 2012. Cost is TBD. Mochi may be picked up at the temple on December 18, 2011.