• U.P.S.E.S. Inc.

    Remember the Past
  • U.P.S.E.S. Inc.

    Support the Present
  • U.P.S.E.S. Inc.

    Hope for the Future
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  • Festa Sopas

    Festa Sopas

    The United Portuguese SES Festa 2020 will be sponsoring the traditional "Sopas" meal on Pentecost Sunday for pick-up only

    Sunday, May 31st between the hours of 1:30pm to 3:30pm

    WE ARE SOLD OUT!

    If you ordered and received confirmation pick-up times are from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

    Donations are Welcome

    If you would like to donate electronically please click the DONATE button below. You may also donate via Venmo to @UPSES-TwentyTwentyFesta

    For more questions or more information please email upsesfesta2020@gmail.com

    If you missed it we apologize and encourage you to mark your calendar for Sunday, May 23, 2021 for Festa 2021 where we will serve Sopas once again here at our hall!

  • A Message From Our President

    A Message From Our President

    Please click READ MORE below for a message from our President Ricardo da Rosa!

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  • UPSES Scholarship

    UPSES Scholarship

    The UPSES Scholarship is awarded to applicants who are in pursuit of further education, enrolled or accepted in one of the following:

    -Four Year University

    -Community College

    -Graduate Program

    -Post Graduate Program

    -Technical or Vocational Career Education Program

    Deadline to apply is July 1, 2020

    To learn more about this scholarship please click READ MORE below

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  • Kenny Alameda Scholarship

    Kenny Alameda Scholarship

    The Kenny Alameda Scholarship is a special scholarship available to all high school students of Portuguese descent graduating from a San Diego Catholic High School or Point Loma High School looking to pursue a college education.

    Deadline is July 1, 2020

    Please click READ MORE below for more information and to download the application.

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  • Festa 2020 Update

    Festa 2020 Update

    Please click READ MORE below for an update on Festa 2020

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  • BINGO

    BINGO

    Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic BINGO is closed through April 30, 2020. We will assess the Coronavirus situation on May 1st and determine if an extended closure is necessary. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please stay safe and healthy!

  • Padres Portuguese Heritage Night

    Padres Portuguese Heritage Night

    SAVE THE DATE!

    SD Padres Portuguese Heritage Night

    Thursday, September 3, 2020 vs San Francisco Giants!

    Stay tuned in regards to the commemorative hats! San Diego Padres are in the works to do something special, Stay Tuned!

  • Portuguese Consulate Services

    Portuguese Consulate Services

    Portuguese Consulate Services here at the Portuguese Hall!

    To schedule an appointment or for more information please READ MORE

    If you need information for the dates and times of Portuguese Consulate Services in Artesia, San Jose, Tulare and Turlock please click READ MORE below!

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  • Our Heritage Walk of Faith

    Our Heritage Walk of Faith

    Honor a loved one or commemorate a special event with Our Heritage Walk of Faith. Purchase your very own paver to be placed in front of our Portuguese Hall!

    For more details or to purchase a paver READ MORE

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  • Little Portugal

    Little Portugal

    We are officially trying to form a Little Portugal district in Point Loma. However we can’t do it without your support and community donations. As a donor you will be part of an amazing historic creation here in San Diego.

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  • Join the Filarmonica Today!

    Join the Filarmonica Today!

    Become a member of the Filarmónica União Portuguesa de San Diego today!

    We continue to reach out to the youth and adults in our community with a love for music who would like to join our Portuguese band. Our marching band performs throughout the year here in San Diego at many social and civic events but the greatest part is that we also travel abroad to various cities throughout California to represent our city of San Diego. Many youth members in our group enjoy traveling and playing at various functions. It helps them learn more about our tradition & culture.

    You do not need to be Portuguese to join!

    For more information please contact:

    Carlos Pereira – Phone: (619) 876-1855, Email: cnpereira48@gmail.com

    Natalie Virissimo – Phone: (619) 252-0507, Email: filaruniaosandiego@yahoo.com

  • U.P.S.E.S. Chapel News

    U.P.S.E.S. Chapel News

    The California State Historical Resources Commission voted and have accepted our very own UPSES Chapel “Capela” as a State of California historical building!

    It will now be sent to the Office of Historic Preservation Department in Washington D.C. to be finalized as a Historical Building.

    A big thank you goes out to John & Geri Lauriano who have worked tirelessly on this project, congratulations!

    In addition Supervisor Greg Cox and the Board of Supervisors proclaimed Tuesday, March 21, 2017 as Portuguese Chapel Day in the City of San Diego!

    Please click READ MORE for pictures of the proclamation ceremony.

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About United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc

San Diego’s Portuguese community today is made up of immigrants from the Azores, Madeira, and mainland Portugal going back five generations in some cases. As Portuguese, we have a natural pride in our traditions and in the global accomplishments of our ancestors. We strive to honor those who have come before us, preserve our traditions and customs, and instill in our youth the spirit of devotion to the Espirito Santo, so our community will go forward in faith and tradition, generation after generation.

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