Signature Events

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden hosts several signature events throughout the year.  These events enrich the Garden’s mission of engaging and educating visitors in the richly authentic culture of China and allow visitors to see the Garden in new ways.

Lion Dances

Chinese New Year 2009 - Year of the Ox

January 23 - February 8, 2022

Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. An annual festival for families and children, the Garden’s Chinese New Year celebration will include lion dances, red envelopes for all visitors, storytelling, martial arts demonstrations, and displays explaining the rich culture and history of the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Download a complete schedule with dates and times (PDF, 34.7KB) of all the events or see the general schedule below

Daily Activities

  • Red Envelopes given to each visitor
  • Lantern Display by Hi iH Gallery
  • Fortune Telling Box & Red Envelope Display
  • Chinese New Year Education Kiosks

Friday, January 23

  • Community Sweep

StorytellingMonday, January 26

  • Live Chinese Music
  • Chinese Character Stenciling
  • Chinese Dumpling Demo - Mandarin House
  • Storytelling
  • Folding Dragon Card Coloring
  • Lantern Making

Tuesday, January 27

  • Calligraphy Demonstration
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine New Perspectives on Health Lecture

Wednesday, January 28

  • Tao of Tea Tea Ceremony

Thursday, January 29

  • Chinese Character Stenciling
  • Live Chinese Music
  • Chinese Painting Demonstration with Frances Li

Lantern MakingFriday, January 30

  • Storytelling
  • Folding Dragon Card Coloring
  • Lantern Making

Saturday, January 31

  • CCBA and FCC Dance Group
  • Folding Dragon Card Coloring
  • Lantern Making
  • Lee’s Association Lion Dance Team
  • Portland Chinese School Yo Yo Team
  • Portland Orchid & Bamboo Children’s Ensemble

  • Children’s performances
  • Storytelling
  • Storytelling with Puppets (Gilkey International Middle School)
  • Tai Chi Fan & Sword Demonstrations from NW Internal Arts

Sunday, February 1

  • Calligraphy Demonstration with Dr. Yang
  • Folding Dragon Card Coloring
  • International School Chinese Chorus & Dance Program
  • Lantern Making
  • Lee’s Association Lion Dance Team
  • Live Chinese Music
  • Storytelling
  • Tai Chi Fan & Sword Demonstrations from NW Internal Arts

Monday, February 2

  • Live Chinese Music

Tuesday, February 3
  • Calligraphy Demonstration
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Eating for Renewal Lecture

Wednesday, February 4

  • Tao of Tea Tea Ceremony

Thursday, February 5

  • Chinese Character Stenciling
  • Live Chinese Music
  • Chinese Painting Demonstration with Frances Li

Saturday, February 7

  • CCBA and FCC Dance Group
  • Folding Dragon Card Coloring
  • Lantern Making
  • Lee’s Association Lion Dance Team
  • Portland Chinese School Yo Yo Team
  • Portland Orchid & Bamboo Children’s Ensemble
  • Storytelling
  • Tai Chi Fan & Sword Demonstrations from NW Internal Arts

Sunday, February 8

  • Calligraphy Demonstration with Dr. Yang
  • Folding Dragon Card Coloring
  • Lantern Making
  • Lee’s Association Lion Dance Team
  • Live Chinese Music
  • Storytelling
  • Tai Chi Fan & Sword Demonstrations from NW Internal Arts

Sunday, February 8

  • Garden Extended Hours
  • Floating Lanterns Set Adrift

Tuesdays by Twilight

The Garden celebrates the summer season by presenting six weeks of musical entertainment in Portland’s most beautiful concert space.  Inspired by the lingering light and magic of the Garden at dusk, Tuesday’s by Twilight takes listeners on a journey of musical genres from jazz to traditional Chinese music to salsa.

Mooncakes & Pomegranates

The Garden celebrates its anniversary each year with Mooncakes & Pomegranates.  A community wide celebration, Mooncakes & Pomegranates coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional celebration of the abundance of the harvest. The Mid-Autumn Festival is an occasion for friends and family to gather, eat “mooncakes” and view the moon, the symbol of harmony and unity.

Sponsorships for all signature events are available.

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

NW 3rd & Everett Portland, OR 97209 503.228.8131 http://www.portlandchinesegardens.org/

Garden CLOSED until Friday, December 26

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden will be CLOSED until Friday, December 26 due to severe weather conditions.

Sponsor a Signature Event

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is seeking sponsorships for all upcoming events.  For more information, please see the Sponsorship page.