Video produced by Sierra Pedro, Justin Hardney, Tony Hernandez as part of University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Story Arch Workshop (Coach: Zach Putman)

postcards > portland world soccer

“Portland World Soccer started in 2010. We have over 30 countries represented . We use soccer as a welcoming tool to make them feel they belong here.” 

- Som Sobedi


  • Son Subedi, an immigrant from Bhutan, organizes Portland World Soccer, an annual soccer tournament for immigrant and refugee youth. 

  • East Portland is home to 40 percent of the city's youth.

  • With a quarter of the city’s population, East Portland is the most diverse and rapidly growing section of the city.