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News Release
Photo from first annual Lunar New Year Parade, credit Andie Petkus
Photo from first annual Lunar New Year Parade, credit Andie Petkus
Lunar New Year Celebrations Taking Place Today at the Oregon Historical Society as Scheduled, Saturday, February 9, 2019 (Photo) - 02/09/19

Portland, OR – Snow hasn’t stopped us from ushering in the Year of the Pig in Downtown Portland! The annual Lunar New Year Parade and Celebration hosted by the Oregon Historical Society and the Portland Chinatown Museum will take place as planned today, Saturday, February 9, with a shortened parade route limited to Chinatown sidewalks.

The Oregon Historical Society will be open limited hours today, 12pm – 3:30pm, for the Lunar New Year performances taking place starting at 1pm. Admission is free to the Oregon Historical Society!

Schedule of Events:

11:30pm: Parade begins at 315 NW Davis Street

Shortened parade route map can be download here and is limited to Chinatown sidewalks

1:00pm: Festivities begin at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue

1:00pm – 1:15pm      Opening Remarks, National Anthem by Kylie Kamikawa

1:30pm – 2:00pm    International Lion Dance

2:00pm – 2:30pm    Chinese Friendship Association of Portland Fitness Dance Team

2:30pm – 3:00pm    Lee’s Family Association Lion Dance

3:00pm – 3:30pm    Oregon Hope Chinese School


About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state’s collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon’s history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon’s cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.

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