It takes about $60,000 to fund all 19 of our interns. The main portion of this funding comes from the auction. If you are interested in donating an item to our auction, please contact Procurement Chair, Sara Tam at or make your donation online here.

Need some ideas for donations? Remember, if it’s something you would bid on, most likely someone else will

  • BEVERAGES (wine, champagne, sake – to serve and sell at the auction)
  • HOTEL STAYS and GETAWAYS (cabin, condo, beach house, etc.)
  • ENTERTAINMENT – tickets/backstage passes to shows & events; for kids, adults, & families
  • PARTIES – host a cooking/craft/tasting  party, dinner, or tour; for kids or adults
  • RESTAURANTS – gift certificates or private dinner party
  • SPA – anything pampering! Nails, hair, massage, etc.


A very big THANK YOU to our donors! With your generosity and support, you are helping to maintain the high quality of education our students receive in the Japanese Immersion Program. Arigato gozaimasu!

Keep checking back here to view all the latest donations.

AUCTION DONATIONS: (last updated Jan. 31)

Genoa Dinner for 6 with wine pairings
Recycled metal art
by Marty Estes (JMP grandparent)
iPod Touch (Donated by the Lowenthal-Ozaki Family)
Nike running clothes – Women’s 3 pc. set
Five Rings Jiu Jitsu – 6 month membership packages for youth, adult, group fitness (JMP parent)
Five Rings Structural Bodywork – Three-1 hour massage therapy sessions (JMP parent)
Ping restaurant
Alex Craft Kits from Thinker Toys in Multnomah Village
Michael Howells, Architect & JMP parent – Complete bathroom redesign (Services valued at $1500)
Nostrana restaurant
Yakuza Japanese pub
DOC food + wine restaurant
Fieldwork Design – custom furniture piece (JMP parent)
Annastasia Salon – spa treatments
Portland Timbers
tickets, May 26 vs. Vancouver, 7 pm (Donated by the Setera Family)
AAA Oregon/Idaho – One year membership
Pink Martini signed CD Collection (Donated by the Baumgardner Family)
Nancy Coffelt framed prints (Donated by the Baumgardner Family)
Hair color at Magnum Opus
Hand crafted quilted wall hangings – Made by Karen Riley, JMP grandparent
Toro Bravo restaurant
Tasty ‘n Sons restaurant
Portland Opera – 2 tickets for any May performance of “Candide”
Marco Polo “Confetti” necklace, bracelet and earring set
Barre 3 fitness studio classes
Amy Sacks sunglasses – Tracy Fern style
Chocolate Chemical Structure Lapel Pin by JMP parent, Polly Linn
Auto Service for a Year – Everett Street Autoworks
Acupuncture at Kwan-Yin Healing Arts by JMP parent, Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc
Sushi Pjs by The Cat’s Pajamas (Donated by Chika Saeki)
2 tickets for the 2012 season at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink family passes
Columbia River Maritime Museum passes
Audubon Society of Portland membership
Lan Su Chinese Garden of Portland tickets
Books and games by Barefoot Books (Donated by Carmen Van Eck)
Nuestra Cocina restaurant
Signed Timbers soccer ball
One week of summer camp at Camp Namanu
Four floral arrangements – Table top or door ornament for each season or for the holidays
Mt. Park Racquet Club Junior Tennis Membership
Wafu ramen restaurant
Nike Running accessories
Greg Norman Men’s aviator sunglasses
Earrings by Ten2Midnight and created by JMP parent Liane Crigler
Nike JPM 10,000 Japanese maple baseball bat
Lemon quartz pendant necklace by Kevia
Haircut by Sarah, curly hair specialist at Kiss Kiss Salon
Haircut by Kym at Kiss Kiss Salon
Thai massage by Rebecca Bulleri, LMT
Kroeger Stores – Fred Meyer and QFC
Vintage sugar bead and crystal bracelet by Flicka
Vertigo Salon
Men’s shave & haircut at Rooks Barbershop
Flavour Spot food cart
Woodblock Chocolate (JMP family)
Hot stone massage by JMP parent, Miho Purcell, LMT
Two hour design consultation for bath or kitchen by the Sakura Group (JMP parent)
3 private Pilates sessions at Irvington Pilates by Nina Nakagawa, JMP parent and instructor
Ballerina Tea Time birthday party (Donated by Nina Nakagawa, JMP parent)
Mink Boutique gift certificate
Willamette Valley wine selected by Grape Escape wine tours
Family membership to the Portland Japanese Garden

Northwest Children’s Theater – 2 tickets to Busytown  (March 17-15, 2012)
Poolside Room rental at Southwest Community Center
Passes to Mt. Scott Community Center
Biwa restaurant
Selection of Idylwilde Trout Fishing Flies
Family photo shoot by Lyrebird Images (JMP parent)
One child’s bento lunch a week until the end of the school year! (Donated by JMP moms) – great to share with more than one family or child.
Women’s wrap with kiku flower design by Seiko Kobayasi
Dessert cheese tray from Foster & Dobbs (Dessert Dash)
Custom cupcakes by Charel Cakes
Wabi Sabi pottery made by JMP grandparent, Etsuko Richardson
Girl’s skirt by Tati & Me
Tip Top dry cleaning
Keurig Platinum B70 Coffee Brewing System (Donate by the Spokes family)
Adult small Portland Timbers jersey (Donated by Mari Kai and Morgan Powers)
2 tickets to Timbers vs. Salt Lake Real, March 31 (Donated by Mari Kai and Morgan Powers)
Nutcase “hypnotic” helmet
Portland Youth Choir tickets – February, March, and May concerts
Evermore Guesthouse
Restaurants: Lauro, My-Cahn, Petite Province, YaHala, UFO Pizza, Slappy Cakes, YoChoice Frozen Yogurt, Yoko’s, Clay’s Smokehouse, Staccato Gelato, Country Cat
Washman Auto Spas
Meat for Cats and Dogs
You Who! Children’s Variety Show produced by JMP family
Red Randoseru
Portland Shotokan Karate
Michelle Shields, LMT
Danielle Lanier, LMT – facial and massage, JMP parent
Trade Roots necklace
“Avogadro Corp” written by JMP parent, William Hertling
Portland Center Stage
“The King is Dead” box set signed by the Decemberists
Portland Chiropractic – massage package
Dee Frank artwork, JMP grandparent
ReRun resale shop on Fremont
Vet for a Day at Mt. Tabor Veterinary Clinic
Cut and Color with JMP parent, Trina Frank
Chez Minou felted and bead necklace
Silver deer fern cuff by Wonderlust
Pedal Bike Tours
7 Hills Turkish Grill food cart
Albatross Tattoo – gift certificate and artwork from Ren
The Playground Gym
The Oregon Symphony
Laurelhurst Cafe
OFFICE 52 architecture (JMP parents), gift card donation of Olympic Provisions Charcuterie in the Olympic Mills Commerce Center
Old Chicago Pizza
Academy Sports
Portland Spirit
Maryhill Museum
Wallace Books
Ted Issacs Salon


iPhone-ography: Take great pictures with your iPhone (Instructed by photographer and JMP parent, Beth Nakamura)
Restorative Yoga at Pureheart Yoga (Hosted by Jill Tuleya, JMP parent)
A Yen for Chocolate – Chocolate tasting party
Pickling and Preserving the Season’s Bounty (Hosted by Teresa Schultz, JMP parent)
Blue Oni – Catered dinner for 4 by chef Jamey Branum (JMP parent)
Bourbon & Bingo Night (Hosted by Sarah Stephens & Maya Mori, JMP parents)
Homemade Pizza & Italian Wine Tasting (Hosted by Michael Bacon, Matt Bacon Brenes, and Todd Bacon, JMP parents)
Sake Tasting & Izakaya (Japanese “Bar Food”) (Hosted by Michael Bacon and Yoshiko Kamata, JMP parents)
Private Tea Ceremony for 10 at the Portland Japanese Garden (Donated and hosted by chado instructor June Moriyasu)
Tapas and Wine Party (Donated and hosted by JMP grandparents, Dick and Sue Schubert)
*Princess Tea Party with Mrs. Top! (Donated and hosted by Richmond staff assistant, Linda Top)
Pig Roast & BBQ (Donated and Hosted by JMP families, The O’Briens and The Combs Yamamotos)
Izakaya at Night, July 29 (Hosted by Alison and Michael Walcott)
*Sweet Dreams with Kelly sensei!
*Sports Party with Teacher Debbie! Your choice of volleyball or pickleball for up to 10.
*Day at the Children’s Museum with Mrs. Iverson!
*Sleepover Party with Ms. Meier!
*Dinner and a Movie for 5 with Jaina and Ando sensei!
*Italian Feast prepared by Matt Goldstein, AP!
*Book, Lunch & More with Hirahara sensei & Ms. Martin!
Yarn Tasting Party Signup at Knit Purl
Tonkatsu dinner catered by Sean Egusa, and sous chef Sara Tam
Sake One tour and tasting for 6


1 week getaway at Mt. Hood, Zig Zag (Donated by the Harrison-Skiles Family)
2 nights at Crooked River Ranch, Central Oregon (Donated by the Hoff Family)
1 night stay at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront – City View Room and breakfast
1 night stay at Hotel Fifty – River View King Room with breakfast
3 nights in a Nehalem Bay State Park Yurt & tickets to Oregon Coast Aquarium, Tillamook Air Museum
4 night at Government Camp condo (Donated by Jaina Kapranos & Family)

Hotel Oregon Hammerhead Package getaway for one night
Edgefield Golf Getaway for one night
Seattle Family Getaway: 1 night at any Kimpton hotel in Seattle, tickets to EMP museum and Seattle Japanese Garden
Salishan beach house along 10th hole at Salishan Golf Course (Donated by JMP grandparent, Catherine Pozar)
Mt. St. Helens rustic cabin – one week (donated by the Head-Mays family)
2 nights in Neskowin beach house (donate by the Grant family)
2 nights in Hermose Beach, CA – beach front condo (donted by JMP grandparents)

and exclusively serving beer from The Commons Brewery owned and brewed by Michael Wright, JMP parent!

Thank you wine donors: Gibbs Family, Greg Byrd, Stacy Yamasaki, Nina Nakagawa, Dawn Ridenour, Yanase Family, Robinson Fischer Family, The Klingers, Saori Clark, Daddy Mojo’s, Kathy Pickle, Andrew Pendelton, Sean Onitsuka, Cindy Gunderson, and Anonymous!