FOCUS Summer Picnics

Thanks for a Great Summer Picnic Season!

Here are the places we enjoyed the summer of '21!


June 25 - Location: Pier Park

Host: Grace City Church

Address: 10325 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203


July 2 - Location: Sellwood Park (northernmost parking lot near the intersection of 7th Avenue and Malden Street)

Host: FOCUS Associates

Address: 714 SE Miller Street, Portland, OR 97202


July 9 - Location: Shute Park, Picnic Area "C"

Host: Nehalem Valley Bible Church

Address: 750 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123


July 16 - Location: Well Church grounds (outdoors)

Host: The Well Community Church

Address: 1734 NE 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97212


July 23 - Location: Bethel Church grounds (outdoors), followed by a short walk to the Columbia River

Host: Bethel Church of Washougal

Address: 1438 B St, Washougal, WA 98671


July 30 - Location: Village Church grounds (outdoors)

Host: Village Church

Address: 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005


August 6 - Location: David Douglas Park

Host: Evergreen Bible Church

Address: 1016 N Garrison Rd, Vancouver, WA 98664


August 13 - Location: Chinese Evangelical Church grounds (outdoors)

Host: Chinese Evangelical Church of Portland

Address: 5529 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro, OR 97124



Each week a different church group hosts FOCUS students, scholars & families, providing food and an exciting location for lots of outdoor fun! We'll travel to that location for a picnic meal and other activities. Sometimes this will be a park or church facility where there are recreation opportunities.

Like FOCUS Friday Nights!, the FOCUS Summer Picnics are for Portland-area international students, scholars, and a special invitation to family members. There is no charge for the picnic.

Occasionally we will not have a group to host the event. On those weeks we will have a "potluck." For those times, we ask that all people bring some prepared food (a "dish" that doesn't require microwaving or additional cooking time) to share with others. The times that will be "potluck" will be listed above and will also be in the weekly FOCUS email.

For rides to the picnic location, we meet at 5:30 PM at PSU at the south end of the park blocks at SW College St and SW Park Ave.

Depending on traffic and the driving distance to the host church's designated site, we will eat sometime between 6:15pm and 6:30pm.

We will be return to campus anywhere between 9pm and 9:30pm.