OFALA's 2nd Annual Gala Dinner!

October 10, 2019

Please save the date for OFALA's 2nd Annual Gala Dinner! The dinner will be held at District East in SE Portland. 

Keynote Speaker: Christine Mari Palma Start - Deputy Public Defender with the Solano County Alternate Public Defender and visionary founder of Pinay Powerhouse.

East District PDX


2305 SE 9th Ave


Portland, OR 97214

5pm - Cocktail Hour

6pm - Family-Style Filipino Dinner (Tambayan Restaurant)

Purchase tickets below. If buying more than 1 ticket, please include the first and last names of all attendees.

Thank you to our upcoming sponsors for making this special event possible!

Please contact Gretel Ness (gmn@pbl.net) to register at this time.

Annual Meeting & Elections

January 28, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Perkins Coie, LLP, 1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor, Portland, OR 97209

OFALA held its Annual Meeting and Elections and requests all members and friends to attend. In addition to great food and good company, we held elections for President-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and one at-large Board member.


Food was provided by St. Barbra Pinoy Bakery <https://www.stbarbra.com/about>, and Perkins Coie graciously hosted us for our annual meeting. We are excited for 2019 as OFALA continues to grow stronger and establish its presence in the community.

OFALA's 1st Annual Gala Dinner

October 05, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with OFALA at our first annual Gala Dinner at the  White Stag Building in Portland, OR. A special thank you to keynote speaker, Rudy Figueroa Founding President NFALA.


With everyone's support, our first Gala Dinner was a major success, and we look forward to continuing the tradition. 

Annual Meeting & Elections

February 05, 2018

Date: Monday, February 5th 
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Perkins Coie, LLP, 1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor, Portland, OR 97209

OFALA is holding its Annual Meeting and Elections and request all members to attend in person.  In addition to good food and great company, we will hold elections for President, President-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and three at-large Board members.  As a new organization, the Board will be recommending to the membership that the current officers be re-elected to their respective positions and that the three at-large members be re-elected to the Board to serve two-year terms.  We will also take nominations from the floor.  Under our bylaws, only active members may vote and hold office (associate members like law students, paralegals, or other non-lawyers are not eligible to vote or hold office), and there is no proxy voting so we hope to see you in person.  Feel free to bring a friend or two who may be interested in joining or supporting OFALA; we will have membership forms available at the meeting.  Tambayan is catering for us and Perkins Coie is graciously hosting us for our annual meeting that will be filled with good food, great company, a recap of 2017, and an overview of what is in on the horizon for a strong 2018 as OFALA continues to grow stronger and establish its presence in the community.  We hope you can join us on February 5th.  If you have any questions about the elections or the annual meeting, please e-mail <contact@OregonFALA.org>.  

Mabuhay! The Filipino American Journey!

October 21, 2017

OFALA, the Council of Filipino American Association (CFAA), and Filipino American National Historic Society (FANHS) celebrate the Filipino American Journey!

OFALA reenacted the historic United State Supreme Court case, Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio.

Justice Denied:: Wards Cove Packing Co.. v.. Atonio is a reenactment of the Filipino and Alaskan salmon cannery workers'' workplace discrimination class action case that was argued before the U..SS.. Supreme Court in 1989 and led to amendments in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Taken from transcripts of the proceedings, the dramatization will be performed by attorneys, law students, and other community leaders.

Distinguished members of the judiciary starred in the reenactment, including: Hon.. Janelle Factora Wipper, Chief Civil Judge of the Washington County Circuit Court and the first Filipino/a American judge in Oregon; and Hon.. Steven R.. Powers, Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals and the first and only Filipino/a American appellate judge in Oregon.

OFALA Launch - Oregon's Newest Bar Association

February 28, 2017

Attorneys, law students, and other community members celebrate the launch of Oregon's newest bar association, Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association (OFALA). We are excited to represent the Filipino-American community for all of Oregon.

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