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Non-VA Veteran events in the Pacific NW with all the military service logos

Non-VA Veteran related events in the VA Portland catchment area (SW Washington and Oregon)


Tue. Nov 1, 2022, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm PT




Portland , OR




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  • Attending any of these events or use of any of these services or groups is at your own risk.
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Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit

  • August 19: Walmart, 7600 SW Dartmouth Street, Tigard

  • August 20:  Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham

  • August 21: The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City,  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coming to Oregon for the first time ever, the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit brings the local community, veterans, active-duty military, and their families together through interactive exhibits, short films, and shared stories.

The exhibit serves as a mobile museum, educating visitors about the service and sacrifice of our nation's heroes and serving as an official "welcome home "station for our nation's Vietnam Veterans.

All veterans, active-duty military, their families, and local community members are invited and encouraged to visit, take a tour and speak with WAA representatives volunteers.

Public tours for the MEE are free and open to the public with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Members of the media, dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are urged to come, ask questions, share stories and experience this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Learn more!

Central Oregon Veterans Stand down

September 2, 2022, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bend Elks Lodge #1371

63120 Boyd Acres, Bend, OR

Open to all Veterans, homeless & low-income persons.
Lunch provided by the Elks Lodge.
Providing assistance to homeless Veterans & others in need to access food, clothing, Social Security & VA Benefits, employment, health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling, & more.

For interested community partners;

Please RSVP as soon as you are able so we can arrange sufficient table space for your organization.

Set up for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m., but the event will start at 9:00 and you are welcome to stay for the duration until 3:00 p.m.  The Bend Elks have graciously agreed to provide tables and chairs for all the participants, along with refreshments throughout the day!

If you have any questions feel free to call , 541-383-2793, or respond via email to

Erik Nelson, Veteran Services Coordinator, Central Oregon Veterans Outreach

Portland Veterans Stand down 

September 9, 2022,  registration opens at 8 a.m., event runs 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.., Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way, Portland, OR

The latest details are at Portland Veterans Job Fair & Stand Down | Transition Projects (

Transition Projects hosts the event with partners with local nonprofits, government officials, corporations, and businesses to offer Veterans.

  • Masks will be mandatory and available for all attending
  • RESOURCES FAIR featuring 60+ Providers
  • • Housing Resources
    • Health and Wellness Services
    • Dental Care On-site
    • Veteran Benefit Providers
    • Covid-19 Vaccines Available
    • Women and Gender Diverse
    Services and Lounge
    • Legal Clinic
    • Pet Exams and Care
    • Haircuts
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • Hidden Heroes Veteran Photo Display
    • Special Entertainment

Contact for interested partners:

Roma A. Peyser | Transition Projects , Director of Development   

665 NW Hoyt Street | Portland, Oregon 97209  

503.280.4667 office 

Mid-Willamette Valley Stand down 

September 14, 2022,  8 a.m. - 4  p.m.

Salem YMCA, 685 Court St. NE Salem, OR 97301

Open to all Veterans & military service members.

  • Job Fair : 11:30-2:00 p.m.

Bring your resume and be prepared to interview

  • Resume Building Workshop: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Attend this workshop to improve your resume and learn how to write
effective resume & tailor them to specific job openings & more !

  • Balance your budget: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

- Setting personal goals.
- Spending & borrowing to achieve your goals.
- Strategies for controlling debt and improving credit scores.

  • Legal assistance: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Attorney(s) will be on site to assist Veterans with criminal matters & associated issues . Please have all your legal documents ready .

Learn more about this event.

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