The Portland Community College Anime Club was revived in Fall of 2007 by Wendy Gleason and was later joined by Patrick Miller in the Winter 2008. In 2008 and 2009, the anime club had its most scheduled days of 3 days a week. In 2008 the Anime Club showed samplings of 80+ shows. The Cascade Anime Club has ties with the Sylvania campus's anime club and every once and a while continues to have contact. The Anime Club, while being small in size, has been running for seven plus years now and is still surviving in the digital age where streaming has become more common. The Portland Community College Continues to promote socialization, anime and activities as its main feature for club enjoyment.
The Portland Community College's purpose is to promote cross-cultural awareness of Japanese and East-Asian such as manga, anime, film, and costumes. The Club also expresses its freedom of activities hoping to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere for members and visitors. The Club's activities are viewing anime to cosplay creation. There have been active discussions/debates of Japanese and East-Asian culture and anime news and entertainments. The club has also had lectures and and participated in trips to conventions such as Kumoricon and also made a point to visit Asian restaurants to experience Asian and Japanese foods. On other club events have members partake in showcasing their collectables and other Asian items with members, providing information and sometimes lectures.
The Anime Club members do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, national origin, age, height/weight ratio, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender status, social class, ethnicity, body art, clothing style, or other personal expression of identity or individuality. The Club encourages all members to recognize the value of diversity in a multicultural world.
The Anime Club does not condone showing pornography in the Club due to Campus and public policies. The Club hopes to keep an inviting atmosphere. However, since the Anime Club is situated on a college campus where adults mingle, we ask for members and visitors to remember that some content may be for mature audiences. The Club advises that should any member or visitor find a showing offensive or too disturbing to watch to please consider the above and if necessary exit the room for a short brief of time during the episode. The Club wishes in no way to alienate any members or visitors, but also has a policy of freedom of viewing within legal boundaries of school campus and city public policy.