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Mochitsuki 2016

Mochitsuki is, in its strictest sense, the pounding of rice into tasty, sticky rice cakes called mochi, that symbolize starting the New Year with a full belly in hopes of abundance in the year ahead. Feast on foods rich in symbolic meaning, and enjoyart, performances and fascinating, hands-on cultural experiences for the whole family. There will be mochi pounding demonstrations, free mochi samples, and appetizing Japanese fare for purchase.
mochipdx.org

Earlier Event: January 22
ChocolateFest
Later Event: February 3
PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL