Chinese American Portland

Connect with the city's historic and vital Chinese American community.

Lantern viewing during the Chinese New Year celebration at Lan Su Chinese GardenLantern viewing during the Chinese New Year celebration at Lan Su Chinese Garden

From 1880 to 1910 Portland’s Chinatown was second in size only to San Francisco’s. Today, the growing Chinese population is spread throughout the city, as are a variety of Chinese-owned businesses, Chinese schools and activities.

Chinese American history

By the 1900s, Portland had the second largest Chinatown on the West Coast, and 12 percent of the entire city’s population was Chinese.

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Chinese American events

Around the New Year (usually in late January or early February), there are lots of activities organized by various local Chinese organizations.

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Chinese American culture

Portland's historic Old Town Chinatown district is the symbolic heart of the earliest Chinese community in the greater Portland area.

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