Dragon Dance Parade

A Treasured Cultural Tradition

The Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration is organized in collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society and numerous community partners. The festivities include lion dancers, drummers, and a 150-foot dragon to lead the parade from the Portland Chinatown Museum, through the China Gate and downtown Portland on SW Third Avenue, and up to the Oregon Historical Society for a joyous conclusion.

This beloved community gathering has been made possible in part to the generous support of past and present sponsors, including:

Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank
Community Sponsors: The Oregon Historical Society, City of Portland’s Event Action Table Grant, Susan Matlock Jones & Associates, University of Oregon, Prosper Portland, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance, Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Huber’s Restaurant, Portland Lee’s Association, Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Innovative Housing, The Barrel Room, Darcelle’s, DAO Architecture, Rebecca Liu, Northwest China Council, The Old Town Community Association, The Society Hotel, Northwest Chinese Council, Chinese Scientists, Engineers, and Professionals Association (CSEPA), Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
Media Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio.


Help Feed the PoChiMu Dragon!

In a few short months, PCM will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary and our 8th year of bringing Portland together with our annual Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade. To get ready, our historic PoChiMu Dragon needs refurbishing and restoration treatments. We’re also starting the PCM Dragon and Lion Dance Academy, a series of dragon and lion dance workshops to help everyone learn about these 2,000-year-old cultural practices and get ready to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in February 2024.

Help us keep the PoChiMu Dragon thriving and healthy with a gift on Giving Tuesday on November 28 or a year-end donation. Thanks to a generous matching donation from PCM board members, every donation up to $10,000 will be matched – doubling your impact and helping to ensure that the PoChiMu Dragon will keep dancing for years to come.

Click HERE to make a tax-deductible donation.

Visit Past Celebrations

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2022 Year of the Tiger (12 Images)

2021 Year of the Ox

2020 Year of the Rat (12 Images)

2019 Year of the Pig (12 Images)

2018 Year of the Dog

2017 Year of the Rooster (14 Images)

2016 Year of the Monkey