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, 2016

Davenport Hotel

10 S Post Street Spokane, WA 99201 509.455.8888

Mark your calendars for February 17-19, 2016 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 21, 2016

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

SalmonSushiFest 2016

March 6, 2016

11:00 am - 6:00 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

Entertainment Schedule

spaghetti bingo

Spaghetti Dinner & White Elephant Bingo

Sunday April 10, 2016
Dinner begins at 12:00 pm and Bingo at 3:00 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.
Obon 2016 logo

Obonfest 2016

August 6, 2016 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 19 and running for 3 weeks until August 4. Lessons are free and all are welcome

Obonfest 2016 Flyer

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