Classical Chinese Garden
NW 3rd and Everett, Portland, OR, 97208, 503-228-8131

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is proud to present a variety of events, exhibits, and classes for the community. We offer these events and classes in order to further enhance the community's understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture.

Events & Exhibits

Events & Exhibits

October Tea Tasting with the Tao of Tea

Join us in the Tower of Cosmic Reflections to delight in and discover the art of tea.

Veerinder Chawla, founder of The Tao of Tea, discusses the varieties of Chinese tea and methods of preparation. Participate in the tea traditions of China and Taiwan.

When: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Tao of Tea Teahouse located in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden
Cost: $20 members/ $25 non-members
Registration Required: Call 503.224.8455

Chinese Storyteller Charlie Chin delivers series of presentations in Portland

Tales from a Chinese Teahouse

In collaboration with the Multnomah County Library and their 2005 Tapestry of Tales - Family Storytelling Festival, the Garden will host professional storyteller Charlie Chinn on November 17th, 2005 at the Port of Portland in the Commission Room. Storyteller Charlie Chin has been in the forefront of Asian American artistic expression since 1970. Chin's interest in history led him to collect oral histories from the "Wah Kue" or old timers of Chinatowns throughout the United States. These personal stories, Chinese legends, and myths, along with childhood memories of tales told by Chinese hand laundry and restaurant workers that Chin has known, are the core of his storytelling repertoire. Chin studied with the late, traditional, Chinese storyteller Leong Chi Ming, who instructed him in "teahouse style" and the Chinese classical approach to story presentation. Chin says, "In China, storytelling is a profession with a history of over 2,000 years." His presentation on the 17th is titled 'Tales from a Chinese Teahouse' and has been specially crafted for the Portland Classical Chinese Garden.

When: Thursday, November 17, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Port of Portland, Commission Room
121 NW Everett
Portland, OR 97209
Cost: free to the first 20 PCCG members to register
Registration Required: Call 503.988.5402

Chinatown's Role in a Vibrant Community

Storyteller Charlie Chin will transport civic members into the rich history, significance and legacy of Chinatowns in old and modern societies. Through his stories and insights, Chin will engage the audience to better understand the value and significance of a community Chinatown and remark on trends throughout the United States.

When: Friday, November 18th, 2005
Time: 12:15pm (doors open at 11:30am)
Location: City Club of Portland's Friday Forum, Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland
Cost: General seating is free for City Club members, $5 for non-members. Luncheon tickets are $16 for members, $20 for non-members.
Registration Required: Call 503.228.7231 to reserve luncheon tickets. General seating tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Flying the Child's Hope

October 1 – December 27, 2021

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is pleased to host an exhibit curated by the 1990's Institute detailing Chinese children’s artwork on the environment. Flying the Child’s Hope is a collection of children's art describing the world they believe they will inherit in adulthood. It unites children of all ages and ethnicities through common environmental concerns and encourages exchange in a cultural arena. This is the exhibit's first stop on the West Coast and the beginning of a two year tour through major cities in the United States. Experience the complete display of 80 insightful paintings by visiting both the Portland Classical Chinese Garden and the Portland Children's Museum, Flying the Child's Hope will be on exhibit at both venues from October through December of 2005. On the weekend of October 15 & 16th, the Garden and the Children's Museum will offer reciprocal admission to members of either organization. Take advantage of this unique opportunity, simply show your PCCG membership card at the Children's Museum on either October 15th or 16th and exercise your Garden member benefits (admission only) at the Portland Children's Museum. This poignant exhibition cannot be missed!