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Portland's Chinese New Year


Photo of Chinese New Year celebration

Chinese New Year in Portland, 1939; what looks like fog behind the lion dancer is actually firecracker smoke.

CREDIT: 'Chinese New Year celebration in Portland, 1939; Lion Dancer "eats" lettuce, amid firecracker smoke, while tow merchants stand watching.' Photo courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society, for "Portland's Chinese New Year," an Oregon Local Legacies project

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