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It's Here! A New Museum for


Honoring Portland Chinatown's Past
Celebrating its Present
Helping to Create its Future

WHAT: The Portland Chinatown Museum

WHERE: 127 NW Third Avenue Portland OR, 97209

WHEN: Soft Opening Fall Hours

Thursday 3:00 - 8:00 PM
Friday 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Adults $5
Children Under 12 Free

 Photo: Details of works by (L to R): Ellen George, Lynn Yarne, and Roberta May Wong. Courtesy of the artists.

Photo: Details of works by (L to R): Ellen George, Lynn Yarne, and Roberta May Wong. Courtesy of the artists.

Grand Opening December 2018

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.

October 4 - November 11, 2018

Ellen George       Roberta May Wong       Lynn Yarne

A mixed-media art exhibition, Descendent Threads celebrates the diverse works ccreated by Portland-based, Asian American female artists, Ellen George, Roberta May 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. According to guest curator, Horatio Law, Descendent Threads is "the first group exhibition by Asian American female artists in Portland."

October Programs & Events

October 4: First Thursday. Opening of Descendent Threads.
      5:30 - 8:00 PM. Free Admission.

For information about ticketing, email info@portlandchinatown.org. Online ticketing coming soon.

 Photo: Detail of work by Lynn Yarne. Courtesy of the artist.

Photo: Detail of work by Lynn Yarne. Courtesy of the artist.

Visit Us!

The Portland Chinatown Museum is located in the heart of the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District:

127 NW Third Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 224-0008

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Special Membership Opportunity Supporting the Opening of Beyond the Gate

Lifetime Membership for Two includes:

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
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To Donate to the Museum:

The construction of the Portland Chinatown Museum is made possible by generous grants from:

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The Portland Chinatown Museum is operated by the Portland Chinatown History Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit charitable foundation registered in the state of Oregon.
Banner: New Chinatown development c. 1910 from Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns. Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society