Our Mission

The mission of the Koota is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the state of Karnataka, India, in Oregon.

The specific objectives and purposes of this association are to
  • promote the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Karnataka, India, in Oregon
  • provide a stage for traditional performing arts and otherwise promote artistic expression within the Kannada community
  • teach the language, history and traditions of Karnataka
  • promote and encourage the use of Kannada
  • promote diversity, inclusiveness and provide opportunities for new ideas, management and participants
  • advance Indo-American cultural exchange, and
  • serve and support the local community and charities

Deepavali 2019 (Nov 23rd)

Venue: St Mary's Academy 1615 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR-97201

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3:30 PM - 4 PM    : Tea & socializing.
4 PM - 6 PM          : Deepavali programs.
6:30 PM onwards : Dinner


Adult (12 yrs and above):  $15 ($25 at door)

Child (3-11 yrs):               $10 ($20 at door)

 Lead Sponsor

Platinum sponsors 


Prabha & Shankar Vishwanathan


Past Events

Yugadi 2019 (April 6th)

Venue:Canby High School, 721 SW 4th Ave, Canby, OR-97013

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2:30PM-4PM : Kannada koota events.

4PM - 4:30PM : Tea & socializing.

4:30PM - 6:30PM   : Srinivasa Kalyana Bharatanatyam Dance Drama
 (HECSA Portland Balaji temple fund raising event).

6:30PM onwards: Dinner

Purchase your tickets here:

Adults (12yrs and above) 


 Kids (3 - 11yrs)


Lead Sponsor:

Platinum Sponsor:

Prabha & Shankar Vishwanathan

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Deepavali 2018 (November 11th)

Venue: Aloha-Huber park school, 5000 SW 173rd Ave., Beaverton

Event details:
3:30PM-4PM : Tea.
4PM - 6PM   : Entertainment Programs.
6PM - 7PM : Socializing hour.
7PM onwards: Dinner

We are glad to announce PDX Prime realtors as the lead sponsor for the event.

Platinum Sponsor:

Prabha & Shankar Vishwanathan

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Summer picnic at Orenco Wood Nature Park (Aug 5th 2018)

Please sign up for the PKK summer picnic event at the below link.

Event details also available from the link.

Yugadi Mela 2018 (March 18th)

Ticket prices at the door $15


Yugadi Mela: 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM.

Bevu-bella and holige will be a part of traditional Yugadi bhojana!


Aloha-Huber park school
5000 SW 173rd Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97078

Deepavali 2017
Deepavali 2017 Photos
Deepavali 2017 Videos
Deepavali 2017 Videos

Summer Picnic 2017

Pictures from Summer Picnic 2017

Portland Kannada Koota is excited to announce the celebrations
Hevilambi Nama Samvatsara Yugadi  2017
 A delightful evening filled with lot of entertainment and ending with a tasty Holige for snack!

Date Saturday, April 22rd 2017
Time1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Venue: Intel JFCC Auditorium
                 2111 NE 25th Ave, Hillsboro, OR - 97124


Deepavali 2016

Deepavali 2016



Portland Kannada Koota is excited to announce the celebrations
Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara Yugadi!
Date:  Saturday, April 23rd 2016
Time:  2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Ticket$10 per family and $5 for single
Venue: Intel JFCC Auditorium
                  2111 NE 25th Ave,
                  Hillsboro, OR - 97124

Light snacks and tea will be provided at the end of the event


"Halliyalloo Aithe Talentu"

by Hatath Kalavidaru

A 60 person troupe will be coming from Seattle to entertain us with their dance, song, drama, mono acting, stand up shows and much more!

Date:     Saturday, Feb 13th 2016
Time:     2:30 PM to 5:00 PM 
Venue:    JFCC, Intel Campus, Hillsboro
                2111 NE 25th Ave Hillsboro, OR 97124
Tickets:  Free (RSVP Mandatory) 

ಪೋರ್ಟ್ಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ಕನ್ನಡ  ಕೂಟದ
ಬೆಳ್ಳಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಸಡಗರ

Date:     Sunday, Nov 22nd 2015
Time:     1:30 pm
Venue:    Hillsboro High School Auditorium
                 3285 SE Rood Bridge Rd
                 Hillsboro, OR - 97123
Tickets:  Adult: $15
           Kids (5-12 yrs): $12

Portland Kannada Koota - Deepavali 2015


"ಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಹೊನಲು" 

ಪ್ರೊ. ಪುತ್ತುರಾಯರ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಹೊನಲನ್ನೇ ಹರಿಸಿತ್ತು. ಫ್ರೊ. ಪುತ್ತುರಯರಿಗೂ ಮತ್ತು ವೀಕ್ಷಕರೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಅನಂತ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು. 


ಭಾವಧಾರೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ  ಅದ್ಭುತವಾಗಿತ್ತು
ಕಲಾವಿದರಾದ ಪ್ರೊಫೆಸರ್  ಕೃಷ್ಣೇಗೌಡರು, ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ  ಸುನಿತಾ ದೇವಿಯವರಿಗೂ
ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮವಿನೋದ್ ನಟರಾಜನ್ಗೂ ನಮ್ಮ ಹೃತ್ಪೂರಕ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು

ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹಭಾಗಿಗಳಾಗಿ  ಸಹಕರಿಸಿದ ಸಭೀಕರೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ನಮ್ಮ ಅನಂತ ಧನ್ಯವಾಧಗಳು

Prof. KrishneGowda


Deepavali 2014 - Photos and Videos

Deepavali 2014 - photos by Mahesh

Deepavali 2014 Videos


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Kannada Class for namma putaNigaLige

Balaji Kannada Paatashale - 2013-2014
When: Saturdays at 2:30pm
Where: Baba Mandir of Balaji Temple
Hillsboro, OR.


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