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'Ori Nui I Portland

Let's come together to celebrate the community of 'Ori Tahiti

In affiliation with ‘Ori Nui San Francisco and in partnership with Hirohiti Tematahota based out of Papeete (Tahiti), Teva Oriata invites all pupu ‘ori to join us for our inaugural event. We aim to contribute to the artistic landscape of the ‘Ori Tahiti community and find connection in our shared passion and responsibility toward and perpetuation of Tahitian culture.



Patricia Reser Center for the Arts

Competition floor assigned seating, and general open balcony tickets will be available for purchase

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Key Dates

May 15 | Solo and Group Registrations Open

July 3 | Master Workshop Registration Opens

Aug 1 | Group Registration Closes 

Oct 1 | Solo Registration Closes

Oct 10 | Workshops | 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oct 12 | Solo Prelims, Groups, Finals, Awards



Hyatt House Beaverton

Special group rate and blocked rooms right across the street from Competition Venue.

Group code = G-ONPD

Our Story

Teva Oriata, founded in 2014, is Oregon's sole pupu 'ori, filling the gap as the remaining west coast state's all contained the most abundant pupu ori in all of the US continent. Originally from Oahu Hawaii, Angie Jackman fulfills her dream to share her passion of the Tahitian culture (and Polynesian culture) to the pacific northwest.    

Tahiti and all of Pasifika have faced colonization under which dance, tattoo, language, philosophies and all ways of Indigenous life were oppressed and even outlawed for hundreds of years. We give thanks to our ancestors who persevered. Today, dance is one of our most beautiful and expressive forms of resistance. Dance carries a'amu (stories) and abundance of historical and current culture meant to be shared, perpetuated, and done so respectfully. So, let's dance!

 Thursday, October 10 will be a day of workshops led by our esteemed judges, Friday, October 11 we’ll host a panel discussion exclusively for participating ra’atira. The following day, Saturday, October 12 will be a day of sharing in the form of competition.

Register for Competition Categories
Click on photos to access Google forms

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Solo 'Ōte'a Freestyle

Improv. Vahine and Tane. Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. Various age categories. Strict color/foliage costume guidelines. Live drumming.

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Solo 'Aparima

Music given 1 month before competition. 'Urataetae category. General difficulty. Vahine 15+ years of age.  Open costume choice. 

5-Star Group 'Ōte'a

5 dancers only to ensure fairness. Vahine-Tane-Mixed. Groups must register before August 1st.


Judge's Master workshops and Ra'atira/Judges Panel Discussion. Registration opening July 1st!

5-Star Group Mehura

5 dancers only to ensure fairness. Vahine only. Groups must register before August 1st.

Vendor Application

Only allowed a limited number of craft, product, and food vendors.  Apply today!

Our Sponsors


Contact 'Ori Nui PDX if you would like to be featured as a sponsor here on our website, prominent recognition during our event, and logo placement on promotional materials in our media efforts. 


No big event can go without a village of volunteers! Help us run a successful competition to keep this an annual tradition.

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