What is Chinatown Live?
Meet some of our Portland Chinatown elders:
Patsy Fong Lee
Mary Lee Leong
Hear their voices and explore their stories:
HOW DID YOUR FAMILY COME TO PORTLAND?
Listen to audio clips of our elders sharing how their families arrived and settled in Portland, Oregon.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO GROW UP IN PORTLAND CHINATOWN?
Discover Portland Chinatown history through priceless childhood photos and recollections.
HOW DID YOU KEEP YOUR CONNECTION TO THE PORTLAND CHINESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY?
Watch short videos about how our elders have helped preserve the history and culture of Portland’s Chinatown
Top image: (Clockwise) Lee Yoke and Hom Tien Shee (Bertha Saiget’s parents), c. 1920s; Patsy Fong’s high school graduation, 1948; Norman Locke, c. 1950s; Chinese man holding a child on Second Avenue, 1905; Bertha Saiget, 1948; Patsy Fong at age 6 with group, 1934; Mary Nom Lee Leong, 1931, Norman Locke’s mother Agnes, 1927; Chinese lion dance in Portland, Chinatown, c. 1930s; Fred, Mary, and Harold Lee, 1932.
Chinatown Live! was made possible in part by a generous grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission.