Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Association

GESCA is a volunteer-run,  non-profit organization based in Gresham, Oregon.

Our sister city is Ebetsu, located in Hokkaido, Japan.


グレッシャㇺ姉妹都市協会(GESCA) はボランティア会員運営の非営利団体です。

A geisha with a red parasol

Cultural Events

‘Skosh’ is being rebranded as ‘Cultural Events’. GESCA plans to sponsor Cultural Events as a new way of sharing Japanese culture with those who attend. Keep checking back for when events are scheduled.

Student Exchange

The Student Exchange program is a partnership with our sister city Ebetsu, Japan.

Tsuru Island

Tsuru Island has its own website. Go to:

or contact Jim Card, Gresham Japanese Garden, PO Box 673, Boring OR 97009

Thank you to our Benefactors


John Harrold

John Clark

Tad + Toshi Tsuneyoshi

Rotary Club of Gresham

Jim Card

Masa Miyake

Ron & Yoshiko Ture

Barry & Toni Busse

City of Gresham

Three ways to support GESCA

Patronize Gresham Ford

When you purchase a new or used vehicle at Gresham Ford, they will donate $100 to a charity of your choice.

Or they will donate 10 percent of your repair order, up to $100, to the charity of your choice.

All you have to do is ask!

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