Portland Friends of the New Esperanto is a language learners and discussion group. We aspire to help each other and anyone who seeks assistance, to learn the language of Esperanto. We meet weekly and spend time together speaking, reading, translating, watching videos and listening to songs in Esperanto. We discuss the history of Esperanto and current/world events through the lens of the purpose and potential of using Esperanto to help make the world a more peaceful and inclusive place of all people regardless of their native language or national origin.