Chinese American

Lunar New Year celebrations in Portland

Portland hosts its own Japanese Mochitsuki Festival, Vietnamese Tết Festival and multiple Chinese New Year events, all of which are open to the public.

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A People’s History of Portland

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, bikes and brews, the foundations of the city were built by immigrant laborers. This zine introduces Portland’s immigrant and working class heroes, celebrating our city’s social activists and movements.

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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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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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