Say Hey!

In 2005, major employers in Oregon & Southwest Washington joined forces as "Partners in Diversity" (PiD) to cooperatively support diversity in the workplace and community. The Say Hey! event series was created to honor new minority professionals relocating to the Oregon and SW Washington area with the goal of helping them connect with the multicultural community.

Say Hey! events are held quarterly. At each Say Hey! PiD recognizes Honorees of color who have recently moved to Oregon and SW Washington. Community leaders, corporate and public sector leaders, community organizations and other individuals attend Say Hey! to help make honorees feel welcome and more connected to their new community. Everyone is welcome to attend Say Hey! This multicultural event provides a great opportunity to enjoy an evening of meeting new friends and learning about what makes our community a great place to live and work.
Partners in Diversity is accepting Say Hey! host requests. Is your company interested in hosting or co-hosting a Say Hey? Send Mari Watanabe an e-mail and let's begin the discussion. Remember, there are only four Say Hey!'s per year, so get your request in early!

Say Hey! sponsored by Miller Nash, Portland Art Museum, and Travel Portland will be at the Portland Art Museum on November 18, 2014.

General Registration is CLOSED

Honoree Registration is CLOSED

Please click on the images of our upcoming Honorees below for more information.

Janet LaBar

Isaiah Spriggs

Zuri McWhorter

Darrell Andrews

Pamela Benoit

Tunde Akinyeke

Carolyn Hilton MIney

Marshall Upshur

Charles Patton

Rashea Hamilton

Cristabel Nichols

Estephany Membreno

Nicole Singleton

Ruba Abdelal

Shane Davis

Angel Escobedo

Erica Jones

Len Reed

Candace Hayden

Joshua Thomas

Byron & Saithong Webster

Candilyn Ushery

Yousef Awwad

Reeba Daniel

Jamie Suehiro

Brandi Thompson

Tarsicio Ortiz

Litzy García

Randy Odhaimbo

Lia Maksoud

Terri Houston

Alexis Gabriel

Yun Du

Joe-Barry Gardner

Sarah Lax

Tiffany Golden

Karina Douglas
Kimberly Baker-Flowers

Jay Huh

Angela Buck

Olga Vargas

Asif Muzaffarr

Alexa Mason

Oscar Miranda-Domiguez

Sandra Simon

Marc Rodriguez

"Being introduced made me feel truly welcomed into the Say Hey Portland community. It was wonderful to meet professionals representing such diverse backgrounds, yet passionate about their shared interests in building and sustaining a sense of community and connection with the Portland area"