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FOCUS Summer Picnics

Friday Evenings, June 23 - August 18, 2017

The FOCUS Summer Picnics:

  • beginning June 23 (the Friday after PSU's spring term ends)
  • ending August 18 (PSU's summer term ends)

Each week a different church group will host us, providing the food and location. We will travel to their location for a picnic meal and other activities. Sometimes this will be a park or church facility where there are recreation opportunities.

Like FOCUS Friday Nights!, the FOCUS Summer Picnics are for Portland-area international students, scholars, and a special invitation to family members. There is no charge for the picnic. 

Occasionally we do not have a group to host the event and we will have a "potluck." For those times, we ask that all people prepare some prepared food (a "dish") that they can bring to share with others. The times that will be "potluck" will be listed below and will also be in our email reminder.

We meet at 5:30 PM at PSU at the south end of the park blocks at SW College St and SW Park Ave.  We will immediately travel to the picnic location.  Depending on driving distance to the host church's designated site, we will eat sometime between 6:15pm and 6:30pm.

To All FOCUS Staff / Associates / Interested Individuals:  If you can help transport people, please consider coming to the PSU meeting place at 5:30pm to pick up several international students and/or scholars. If you will be a driver, please complete the FOCUS Driver Certification and bring the completed form with you to the pickup site.

FOCUS Summer Picnic Schedule for 2017 (below dates and locations from 2016; stay tuned for a final list of locations for the 2017 season:

6/17/2016 Greater Portland Bible Church
Location: GPBC Church campus, 2374 SW Vermont, Portland, Oregon
The sun sets at 9:03 PM

6/23/2016 Sellwood Park
Location:  SE 7th Ave & Miller St, picnic site H
The sun sets at 9:04 PM

7/1/2016 Trinity Fellowship
Location: Trinity Fellowship Campus, 2700 SE 67th Ave., Portland, Oregon
The sun sets at 9:03 PM

7/8/2016 Sponsor: Bethel Community Church, Washougal, WA
LOCATION CHANGE: Home of Bob & Becky Heberling, 22721 NE 16th Street, Camas, WA 98607
The sun sets at 9:00 PM 

SATURDAY, 7/16/2016  Chinese Evangelical Church of Vancouver & Portland Chinese Campus Fellowship
Location: Church grounds, 900 SE Ellsworth Rd, Vancouver, WA
The sun sets at 8:55 PM

7/22/2016 Sellwood Park, Portland, OR (this will be a potluck meal with food provided by FOCUS Associates but students are encouraged to bring prepared food to share unique to their home country)
SE 7th Ave & Miller St, Picnic Site I
The sun sets at 8:48 PM

7/29/2016 A Different Kind of will have the choice of going to watch a movie outdoors starting at dusk, go watch the races at Portland International Raceway, attend a concert in a local park, experience a county fair, etc...  Many of the events will be FREE while several will have an entrance fee of between $5 and $15 per person (depending on what you do at the county fair).  Please plan on bringing money for food and if you choose to ride with a FOCUS Associate driving to one of the fee events.
Location: Various locations throughout the Portland/Vancouver metro area.  However, still plan on meeting at the usual FOCUS meeting place anytime between 5:30pm and 6pm.
The sun sets at 8:40 PM

8/5/2016 Evergreen Bible Church, Vancouver, WA
Location: David Douglas Park, Vancouver, WA 
The sun sets at 8:31 PM

8/12/2016 Chinese Evangelical Church of Hillsboro/Portland
Location: Church grounds, 5529 NW Five Oaks Drive, Hillsboro, OR

The sun sets at 8:20 PM