***Important Notice about 5th Annual API Heritage Month Celebration


Due to the ongoing concerns about Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and need for physical distancing as mandated by Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order, API Forward’s 5th annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration that was scheduled to take place on May 6th at HK Cafe in Southeast Portland has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2020. This decision was not made lightly given the annual event’s purpose to raise funds to support the leadership development of young API leaders. However, as a non-profit and a strong member of our community, the API Forward Board of Directors felt that this was the necessary decision to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved.


To those who have already purchased tickets, as well as those who made sponsorship commitments, we will honor any and all tickets and sponsorships already purchased for the rescheduled event in September. However, those who wish to receive a full refund may do so until August 2, 2020, by making a request at communicatons@apiforward.org. We can also transfer any ticket at any time.


If you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly at communications@apiforward.org. For more info, visit our website at www.apiforward.org.


Thank you for your understanding and continued support of API Forward’s mission to inspire, connect and empower the API community. We know that the strength of community we have built together will carry us forward through this challenging time.


API Forward Board of Directors

5th Annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: HK Cafe, 4410 SE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97266


Join API Forward for the 5th annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration on September 3, 2020. The event honors our diverse community and raises funds to educate local students and young professionals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to become leaders.

In addition to enjoying a delicious Chinese meal, guests can bid on exciting prizes in a silent auction.

Proceeds from the evening benefit API Forward, a Portland-based education foundation dedicated to the leadership advancement of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Together, with your help, we can make positive institutional changes and ensure diverse voices and cultural experiences in decision-making processes.


  • Early bird (until Feb. 1) – single: $55.00
  • Early bird (until Feb. 1) – couple: $110.00
  • Early bird (until Feb. 1) – table (10 guests): $550.00

If you are interested in purchasing a table of 10 or sponsoring the event, please contact Ping Khaw at communications@apiforward.org.