postcards > AYan and Naima

East Portland is a place that welcomes you. We are all refugees or immigrants. We have our own differences, yes, but we share a connection and a bond”

- Naima Duale, Refugee from Uganda

“We have five mosques that are 15 minutes apart from each other. We have a lot of halal places. So it's just like having that Muslim community around you and the things that remind you of your home. Country.”

- Ayan Salat, Refugee from Somalia


  • 23 % of East Portland residents were born in another country

  • A statue depicting an immigrant's arrival in America stands at the intersection of NE Sandy Boulevard and NE Killingsworth Street