Greater Portland Tamil Mandram

போர்ட்லண்ட் மாநகர தமிழ் மன்றம்

"Deepavali Kondattam 2017 - Title Sponsor"

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"Pongal Thiruvizha 2018 - A true Tamil cultural celebration"

On behalf of GPTM 2017-2018 committee we would like to thank everyone for making Pongal Thiruvizha 2018 a very grand success ! 

Thanks to our photography volunteers for capturing the rich cultural magic of PT18.Check them out below.

Pictures by Gidu Sriram
Pictures by Hariharan Subramanian

Checkout the videos from Pongal Thiruvizha 2018
PT-18 Videos

Highlights of Pongal thiruvizha 2018
Tree Planting

Mattu Pongal

Pongal Decoration

Pongal Virundhu

STAR Kalai Kuzhu


Pongal Thiruvizha 2018
Leoni Pattimandram

"The festival begins.."
Pongal Thiruvizha 2018

Pongal Thiruvizha 2018

" Pongal On-Stage events "
Pongal Thiruvizha 2018
*** Last date for registration : December 28th 2017 ***

" Pongal Offline events "

Pongal Thiruvizha 2018
*** Last date for registration : December 28th 2017 ***

"GPTM Community Magazine- October 2017"
Click here to access the PDF version

Frequency will be bi-monthly. Depending on response, frequency can be increased. Mode of publishing will be online only. Pdf copies will be available online on the website. Email communications will have links to the magazines. Total page limit (8-12 pages). Articles not more than 300 words. Please send typed articles. Photographs of written articles are not welcome. No article related to politics/religion/caste/society. Everyone is encouraged to come up with original material and editorial board is not responsible for plagiarized content. Editorial board reserves the right to select articles based on quality and edit them for brevity. If many articles are submitted for a particular section, they will be published in subsequent issues on a first come basis. 

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"Annual Deepavali Kondattam Magazine- 2017"

"Deepavali Kondattam 2017 - A Grand Celebration of local talents"

On behalf of GPTM 2017-2018 committee we would like to thank everyone for making Deepavali Kondattam 2017 a very grand success ! 

Thanks to our photography volunteers for capturing the magic moments of DK17.Check them out below.

Pictures by Gidu Sriram
Pictures by Hariharan Subramanian
Photobooth Pictures by Earth Fairy Entertainments

Checkout the videos from Deepavali Kondattam 2017
DK-17 Videos


Thanks for the overwhelming response. We have closed the registration for All events !

" Super Dancers 2017 "
Kids dance competition

Do your kids feel the kollywood rush for the racing beats? Does the hyper energy keeps them dancing all day ?? Come !! light up the DK17 stage with the kids group dance competition.

*** Registration is closed! Thanks for the overwhelming response ***

"Variety performance"
The stage is yours

Whether you’re a professional, part of a team or just a bunch of cultural enthusiast .. we have this event for you !! so come and showcase what you or your team has got to entertain us.

*** Registration is closed! Thanks for the overwhelming response ***

"Offline events"
for the informals
*** Last date for sending your entries: September 30th 2017 ***

We, at GPTM believe that participating in the offline events is a way of reinventing yourself. A passion for our culture and a flair for participating is all you need to experience this extravaganza. Acting, drawing, photography, dance and short films: what ever is your forte: join in for the action. Come and express the creative side of yourself !!


"Singer hunt for GPTM Band"
"Thanks for the overwhelming response. Registration is closed!"


A huge "Thank you" to everyone who joined our Venil Vizha 2017 and made the event a grand success !

Thanks to our photography volunteers for capturing the magic moments of VV17.Check them out below.

Pictures by Hariharan Subramanian
Pictures by Ravi Velayutham
Pictures by Sarathy Jayakumar


Thanks a lot for the support and encouragement !!
Looking forward to see you at DEEPAVALI Kondattam 2017 !!

Venil Vizha 2017

 GPTM Band hunt

GPTM is excited to showcase the musical talent of our community by introducing a dedicated full-fledged band with a blend of youth and adult.

Thanks for the overwhelming response. Registrations is closed now!

GPTM Second Annual Volleyball & Throwball Championship Tournament

GPTM thanks all its members for the support and participation in the Volleyball and Throwball Championship tournament. The GPTM championship game for Volleyball and Throwball will be held on August 26th 2017 during our Venil Vizha 2017 celeberations. Please come and support your teams.

Championship Games - August 26th 2017 @ PCC Rock Creek grounds

Pictures from the prelim games


GPTM thanks all the volunteers who participated in the Adopt-a-Road program.

GPTM Adopt-a-road program
A GPTM partnership for keeping Oregon clean & green

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the summer hike event!
Summer Hike

Welcome to 2017-2018 GPTM Season.
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Presdidents Message

GPTM Past Events

We celebrated Tamizh Puthandu at Chittirai Saaral - an evening filled with beautiful music. A big thanks to everyone who spent the evening with us on April 29th to make CS17 a huge success! Thanks to the Geetanjali Band from Seattle, Harish Raghavendra, Sumangali, Arjun Adapalli and our local singers for giving us a musical treat. Please click on the links below for the much awaited pictures from the event.

Pictures by Hariharan Subramanian
Pictures by Sarathy Jayakumar

We strive to delight our patrons with a high quality overall experience at our events. So, please take a moment to provide your feedback by filling out this two minute survey.

Some of the major highlights from the event:
  • Playback singers Harish Raghavendra, Sumangali and Vijay TV super singer finalist Arjun Adapalli enthralled the audience with their mesmerising voices
  • 20 member Geetanjali Orchestra from Seattle filled up the stage and the auditorium with amazing music
  • Local super singers Snigdha Malladi, Ashmita Lakshmanan, Harini Ganesh, Bhavani Ganesh & Jagan Srinivasaraghavan sang beautifully alongside Harish Raghavendra and Sumangali
  • Tasty snacks & dinner catered by Namaste Indian Cuisine. Mango ice cream dessert to take home sweet memories!
  • Last but not the least, grand decorations all around the auditorium with people taking pictures with life size cutouts of Rajnikanth, Kamal Hasan and many more stars
CS17 Photo
We couldn’t have done it without the support of our local community who helped us in all areas. Our sincere thanks to:
  • Elmo Rajah and his Geetanjali Band for coming from Seattle to perform for us
  • Geentanjali Band Members for helping select our local talent who performed on stage
  • Namaste Indian Cuisine for the sumptuous dinner and tea
  • Our sponsors and donors for their generous support
  • Our youth volunteers Nitham Selvanathan, Nandu Manivannan, Adhithya Ananthan, Ashmita Ananthan, Harshitha Rakesh, Kavya Shankar, Manasi Sridhar, Mayurika Bhaskar, Sudhish Rajesh, Srinivasan Murali, Snekha Saravanan, Archith Rajesh and other kids for helping out throughout the event.
  • Our adult volunteers Ravi Velayutham, Lalitha Veerappan, Seetha Gandhinathan, Devadas Murali, Dharani Raj, Annie Suganya Jeyaraj, Leena Alfred, Alfred Irudayaraj, Venkatesan Muthu, Regina Ananthan, Rajesh Kallamparampil, Bobbi Rajamoney, Loyola Pitchai, Subha Singaram, Murali Varahaswamy, Sridhar Srinivasan, Chitra Bhoopalan, Hema Shankar, Karthikeyan Rajendran, Jeyavel Velmurugan, Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, Venkatraman Sekar, Sundar Prabhu Shanmugam , Priya Sathees Kannan, Jeyaprakash and others for helping out throughout the event
  • Sarathy Jayakumar and Hariharan Subramanian for helping with photography & Raja Narayanasamy and Dinesh Masilamani for helping with videography
  • The wonderful Skyview High School Staff for their support


Thank You!
PT17 videos by Gidu Sriram
PT17 photos by Gidu Sriram
PT17 photos by Sarathy Jayakumar
Deepavali Kondattum 16
Click here to view all DK16 Offline Entries
DK16 moments captured by Sarathy Jayakumar
DK16 moments captured by Hariharan Subramanian
DK16 moments captured by Gidu Sriram
Downloadable DK16 moments captured by Gidu Sriram
DK16 videos captured by Gidu Sriram
Pictures from OFB volunteer activity on Nov 23rd captured by Ananthan Ayyasamy

Kodai Kummalam-na kummalam than, besh besh romba nalla irunthuthu! Thank you!!

Kodai Kummalam 16
KK16 moments
KK16 video by Ajoy Chakrapani
KK16 in pictures by Sarathy Jayakumar
KK16 in pictures by Hariharan Subramanian
KK16 in pictures by Gidu Sriram
Thanks to everyone who participated in the awesome 2016 Multnomah hike!

Here's a short & sweet video clip from the hike
Here are some pictures from the hike

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for making KK16 a grand success!

KME2016 Photos by Gidu Sriram

KME2016 Photos by Madeline Garland

Thank you for making Pongal Thiruvizha 2016 a memorable one!

PT2016 Photos by Ravi Velayutham
PT2016 Photos by Gidu Sriram

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for making Deepavali Kondattam 2015 a very grand success!

DK2015 Videos by Gidu Sriram
Sirappu Patti Mandram
Super Dancers
Batttle of the Bands
Classical Dances
Non-Classical Dances
Introduction, Drumming and A Capella
Madurai Muthu Standup Comedy
Audio Visuals, Speeches and Prize Distributions

DK2015 Photos by Gidu Sriram
DK2015 Photos by Manivannan Venkatasubbu
DK2015 Photos by Sarathy Jayakumar

A very big thanks to you for making Deepavali Kondattam 2015 a sold out event!


Arogyam 2015 Photos


Photos(by Gidu Sriram)

Photos(by Sarathy Jayakumar)



Photos(by Ravi Velayutham)

Photos(by Sarathy Jayakumar)



DK14 Videos (by Gidu Sriram)
DK14 Videos (by Raja Narayanasamy)
DK14 Photos (by Gidu Sriram)
DK14 Photos (by Sarathy Jayakumar)



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