Portland Japanese Garden
The Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club has been supporting Portlands Japanese Garden for many years.
The Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, Oregon’s iconic Washington Park, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. This is a place to discard worldly thoughts and concerns and see oneself as a small but integral part of the universe.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures and most interesting sites to see while visiting Portland. A result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou, our sister city in China’s Jiangsu province that’s famous for its beautiful Ming Dynasty gardens, Lan Su was built by Chinese artisans from Suzhou and is one the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China.
Much more than just a beautiful botanical garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder — a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony.
Koi Organizational International
The mission of Koi Organisation International is to promote and improve the International enjoyment of the Koi hobby by providing hobbyists with education and mentoring regarding good Koi husbandry, the recognition and management of Koi and pond systems
Koi Organisation International (“K.O.I.”) was formed in 2009 by a group of dedicated Koi hobbyists. Their goal was to create an Internet-based teaching and learning organization that would serve the world-wide Koi hobby by providing solid, reliable and usable information and assistance concerning many aspects of the hobby with an emphasis on Koi health and husbandry issues. K.O.I. is incorporated and has obtained nonprofit status.
K.O.I. has a board of directors and an operations group. The Directors are charged with the longer-term vision for, and guidance of, the organization while the operations group will implement the plans and conduct the day-to-day business of the organization.
From time to time, K.O.I. may seek to include professionals into its efforts. Any such inclusions will be guided and restricted by the need to preserve and protect the mission, goals and needs of the organization.
The original core group took nearly a year preparing to “go public.” The group fully intends to continue to expand and improve their efforts and offerings. These improvements will be guided by the Board of Directors that will actively solicit, collect and attempt to implement suggestions from the community they seek to serve.
Pacific Northwest Koi Club Association
The Pacific Northwest Koi Clubs Association (PNKCA) is a regional association of Koi clubs located in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Alberta, and British Columbia.
The Association’s purpose is to promote all aspects of the hobby of Koi keeping but especially those that are pertinent to the Northwest.
Activities of the Association
An annual convention. Each year a different club in a different city is host of the convention. This is a great time to meet with other Koi keepers from throughout the Pacific Northwest and from throughout the world. Our programs on various aspects of Koi keeping include some of the finest experts from the Pacific Northwest and from throughout the country. The convention includes a trade show, excellent banquet, an auction and a tour of some of the hosting club’s finest ponds.
A webpage emphasizing all that is happening with Koi keeping in the Pacific Northwest.
Coordination and promotion of various Koi shows and other club events throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Promotion of the Koi hobby by providing various grants to our member-clubs.
Awards to members for their outstanding dedication to their clubs and to the Koi keeping hobby.
The PNKCA encourages dissemination of Koi keeping information and the personal interactions and relationships among all koi hobbyists in the Pacific Northwest.
We invite you to join one of our member-clubs, attend a Koi show, a club event, and to attend our annual convention.
Helping Our Friends at FIDO
The NWKGC collected and donated over 700# of pet food, benefiting FIDO.
FIDO is based in Oregon City and is “Dedicated to helping people and their pet companions stay together.” They went throughout the state helping people and their pets during the wildfires and depleted their stock of food and supplies. Our donation will help them this winter as they continue their mission of “Providing pet food to ensure that the bond between people and their pet companions is unbroken.” More information can be found at www.fidoanimeals.org