Boxer ‘Ohana 55th Lū'au Festivities

Lū'au has and will always be a special tradition at Pacific University. It is a time where students, parents, faculty, staff, and the community of Forest Grove come together as an ‘Ohana to celebrate and share the culture of Hawai‛i. Students develop life-long friends. Parents get to bond and remain connected. Faculty and Staff are surrounded by aloha and pride. The second Saturday in April will always be something to look forward to. 

Amazingly, this year Nā Haumāna O Hawai'i presents their 55th Annual Lū'au.

Yes, that means the Hawai‛i Club has been putting on a show at Pacific University for 55 years. Some can remember when it was done in the University Center (UC). Others can remember when it was done on a small stage. When was the last time you’ve been to lū'au? Every year, it is a little bit different. The one thing that remains constant is the amount of time, effort, love, and commitment that the Boxer ‘Ohana put in to it. It has become such a production now, that I can honestly say it’s the best lū'au I have ever seen. 

To complement this year’s celebration of Nā Haumāna O Hawai'i’s 55th Annual Lū'au, we invite all family and friends of Pacific University to join us in the Boxer ‘Ohana 55th Lū'au Festivities. We will have several casually planned events for our Boxer ‘Ohana throughout the weekend, beginning from Thursday of that week culminating with the lū'au on Saturday. Feel free to come to some or all of the planned events and share the joy, aloha and Boxer Spirit that radiates throughout Pacific University.

Boxer ‘Ohana 55th Lū'au Festivities Itinerary

Wednesday, April 8

2:05 p.m. to 10:35 p.m.  Depart Honolulu Hawaiian Airlines Flight 26
Check-in to the Larkspur Landing in Hillsboro  ($89 for Studio Suite; $99 for Executive King Suite)

Thursday, April 9

10 a.m. to Noon  Pacific University, Forest Grove Campus Tour
Noon to 2 p.m.  Picnic Lunch at David Hill Winery, wine tasting to follow (cost: $20 for lunch and wine tasting)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Sake One tour/tasting (cost: $10 for sake tasting)
6 p.m. Boxer 'Ohana Gathering at Burlingham Conference Room

Friday, April 10

10 a.m. to 11a.m.  Pacific University, Hillsboro Campus Tour
Explore Downtown Portland
6 p.m.  Boxer ‘Ohana Gathering at the Iboshi’s (bring your favorite potluck dish, BYOB)

Saturday, April 11

55th Annual Lū'au Presented by Nā Haumāna O Hawai'i (cost: $38 for dinner and show)
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Dinner in the University Center
5:30 p.m.  Doors to the Stoller Center open
6:30 p.m.  Show begins in the Stoller Center
9:30 p.m.  Boxer ‘Ohana After Party at Tyson’s Pub-N-Grub (no host)

Sunday, April 12

Check-out of the Larkspur Landing
Check-in at Spirit Mountain Casino
Evening Free

Monday, April 13   

Check out of Spirit Mountain Casino
Annual Tulip Festival (cost: $5 entry fee)
Shopping at the Woodburn Outlet Stores
Check-in to Marriott Fairfield Inns & Suites

Tuesday, April 14 10:15 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. Depart Portland Hawaiian Airlines Flight 25

Online registrations have been closed, please call the Hawaii Office at 808-536-5880 or email if you are still interested in events.  Unfortunately, we no longer have lū'au tickets reserved.  Please visit The Box Office if you are still interested in obtaining tickets.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015