Celebrating its Present
Helping to Create its Future
WHAT: The Portland Chinatown Museum
WHERE: 127 NW Third Avenue Portland OR, 97209
WHEN: Soft Opening Summer Hours
Thursday 3:00 - 8:00 PM
Friday 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Children Under 12 Free
An Expanded Permanent Version of
Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns
Beyond the Gate was created as a temporary exhibit for the Oregon Historical Society by Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis with the help of Carey Wong, Exhibition Designer, Jennifer Fang, Associate Curator, and the Portland Chinatown History Foundation. It was presented for three months in spring, 2016 and then dismantled. We are deeply grateful to the Oregon Historical Society for helping the Foundation bring the Chinatown community’s story home.
June 7 - September 30, 2018
A collection of photographs documenting the complexity, vibrancy, beauty, and pride of Chinatown and its people by Portland Chinatown Museum's first Artist in Residence, Dean Wong.
A nationally acclaimed photographer, Dean Wong, is a second-generation Chinese American born and raised in Seattle's Chinatown-International District. His book Seeing the Light: Four Decades in Chinatown was praised by the New York Times as an "eloquent documentation of complex and evolving communities."
Held over by popular demand for the month of September.
September 1: Iconoclast Street Fair Organized by the Old Town Community Association.
Free Museum Admission w/ Purchase from our Booth on NW 3rd Avenue.
September 6: First Thursday.
Continuing, Dean Wong, Made in Chinatown USA: Portland. 5:30 - 8:00 PM. Free Admission.
September 20: Stories from Chinatown by Chinatown’s Elders. 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
Part 2 of a monthly Thursday evening series this fall. A casual, in-the-round storytelling session. Free to members. $10 for non members.
For information about ticketing, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Online ticketing coming soon.
September 13: Building Tradition: Defining Chinatown. 5:30 - 7:30 PM. $5 Admission. Free to Members.
Thursday Evening Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Marie Rose Wong, author of Sweetcakes: Long Journey about Portland's historic Chinatowns. Book launch of her new Building Tradition: Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels (Chin Music Press, 2018).
September 27: Fundraiser for Portland Chinatown Museum Featuring Guest Artist Joe Kye. 5:30 - 8:00 PM.
A two hour performance from his album Migrants, by the acclaimed violinist-looper, vocalist, and composer Joe Kye.
Opening Performer: Jenny Chu, poet and spoken word artist.
Admission $25. Beverages available for purchase.
October 4: Opening of Descendent Threads.
An exhibition celebrating the diverse mixed-media works created by three contemporary Asian American women artists, Ellen George, Roberta Wong and Lynn Yarne. Their artworks illuminate/trace the wildly varied paths they have chosen to embrace their Old Town/Chinatown/Japantown roots and Asian American identities, reflecting their very different upbringings as women, Asians, and Americans.
The Portland Chinatown Museum is located in the heart of the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District:
127 NW Third Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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Free Admission to Museum and all Member Events, 10% off all Ticketed Programs & Store Purchases, Invitation to all Exhibit Previews, Annual Party, and Name on Major Donor Panel
Lifetime Membership Offer expires December 1, 2018
The construction of the Portland Chinatown Museum is made possible by generous grants from:
Banner: New Chinatown development c. 1910 from Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns. Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society