Effective Chinese sponsors the Portland Mandarin Meetup to give students the opportunity to practice outside of class. We usually meet on Saturdays and everyone is welcome. Attendees include Chinese people, people who are actively studying, and most are just happy to have a way to keep practicing Mandarin so they don’t forget it. Every week we do something different. Most of the time we meet at coffee shops, but we often go to restaurants, parks, wineries, and hikes.
If you want to practice your mandarin, we welcome you to join!