University of Portland
Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner

Hawaii Club's 38th annual luau set for Saturday, March 22

The University of Portland Hawaii Club’s 38th annual luau will take place on Saturday, March 22 in the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.

The popular event is filled with food, dance and celebration, and this year’s theme is “A Piece of Paradise.” The event allows students from Hawaii to share their Polynesian culture and traditions with the University and greater Portland communities.                

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Following a traditional luau meal, there will be a show featuring live music, hula and traditional Polynesian dances performed by University students.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for senior citizens, $12 for children aged 4-11, and $10 for University students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are on sale March 17-21 in the Bauccio Commons from 11 a.m –1 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

For more information, please visit the Luau’s Facebook page here:

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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