APANO unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work.
Bottom Line for Portland
For more than 25 years, APANO has worked to unite Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the pursuit for social justice in Oregon. Our communities are vast and diverse, and we bring our community voices to the forefront to create the solutions we need for safe neighborhoods, quality schools, affordable housing, affordable childcare, climate justice and many other issues.
"I think leadership is when things happen. I feel like people actually trust me so I try to do what I can do for the community. For long term work people are impressed in the community, because I work with APANO they trust me and trust APANO." Wanna Lei, APANO Chinese Community Organizer
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
APANO ‘s mission is to unite Asians and Pacific Islanders, and those who share our aspirations and struggles, in building power, developing leaders, and advancing equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. One of our core values is Solidarity - we believe relationships are sources of strength, support, and power. We are committed to listening to allies, partners, and communities, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, in their aspirations and struggles, and working together to cultivate trust and connections.
For every donation, Shop Halo Halo is offering a free ube cookie with proof of donation. AND! Stop by the shop on Thursdays and Fridays and 10% of the sales will go towards APANO.
🍲We are so proud to partner with Magna Kusina, a prominent local Filipino restaurant. Magna Kusina's mission is to share their love for Filipino food and culture. Mangan tayon!
🍮Shop Halo Halo is a Filipina-owned and operated bakery that specializes in baked goods and desserts featuring Filipino and Asian-Pacific Flavors.
Non Profit Partnerships
🥦At APANO, we hold our elders with great care, and these values are ever present with our partners at Meals on Wheels. Their mission is to enrich the lives of seniors and assist them in maintaining independence by providing nutritious food, human connections, and social support. Visit their Give!Guide page here.
🏠Housing is another critical issue to APANO and the communities we work with. That’s why we’re so grateful to partners like REACH CDC, whose mission is to create opportunities for all people to thrive by developing and promoting equitable access to quality, affordable homes, supportive services, and community. Check out their Give!Guide page here.