Classical Chinese Garden
NW 3rd and Everett, Portland, OR, 97208, 503-228-8131
The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic Suzhou-style garden located in the heart of Portland's China Town/Old Town district.

About the Garden

Lantern Festival Parade: March 2nd

Event Schedule
  • 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Lantern Making Workshop inside PCCG
  • 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Parade
  • 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm Lantern Placing inside PCCG

Parade Route: NW 3rd and 4th Avenues, extending to Flanders and Couch

For the first time in Portland's history, hundreds of children will march along the streets of Chinatown in celebration of a centuries-old tradition - the Lantern Festival. The end of the Chinese New Year culminates with Lantern Festival on the first full moon of the year. In Chinese communities across the globe, children carry all kinds of colored lanterns in the streets and squares. Homes and businesses hang lanterns outside their front doors and gates.

Portland Classical Chinese Garden, in conjunction with the Association of Portland Progress, is hosting the Lantern Festival Parade on Saturday, March 2nd. Children from over 7 Chinese language and cultural schools will march with their brightly lit lanterns down NW 3rd and 4th Avenues. Included in the parade will be the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Lion Dance, the Jiao Ying Chinese Culture and Art School Dancers, the Dragon Arts dragon, and the Get A Life Marching Band! Leading Portland's first Lantern Festival Parade will the Honorable Mayor Vera Katz.

At the end of the parade, children will place their lanterns around the pond and pavilions. The Garden is open and admission is free to parade participants and audiences from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Come to Chinatown and celebrate an age-old tradition new to Portland! Watch the enchanting Lantern Festival Parade, and enjoy the Garden for free!

Portland Classical Chinese Garden and the Association of Portland Progress would like to thank the children, parents, and teachers of the following schools:

The International School
Woodstock Elementary School
Atkinson Elementary School
Portland Chinese School
Families With Children From China
Jiao Ying Chinese Culture & Art School
Portland Chinese Times
Journeys of the Heart Adoption Agency


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