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

Portland Classical Chinese Garden Celebrates Year of the Ram

December 26, 2021

Portland Classical Chinese Garden welcomes the Year of the Ram with an exuberant Chinese New Year celebration, Feb. 1 to Feb. 15, 2003. During the first week, the first 100 visitors each day during the celebration will receive hong bao (red packets), a traditional New Year's gift.

Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the first new moon of the year, which is Feb. 1 this year, and culminates with the Lantern Festival Parade, which will be held Feb. 15. The Year of the Ram is lunar year 4701.

Daily events during the Year of the Ram celebration, Feb. 1 to Feb. 15, 2003 Shen Renqian Art Exhibit - From the private collection of Sunny and Judy Han, the simple, yet evocative works of artist Shen Renqian will be on display. All exhibit paintings are for sale and a percentage of the proceeds support the educational programs of the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. This exhibit is sponsored by Regional Arts and Culture Council.

New Year's Plant sale - The Garden's largest plant sale of the year features traditional New Year blooming plants. Cymbidium orchids, flowering quince, peonies, potted kumquats and oranges, flowering fruit branches, and a rare variety of Chinese narcissus will be showcased.

Passport to Chinatown - Presented by the Portland Business Alliance, the Passport to Chinatown provides discounts, special offers, and free gifts at several Chinatown/Old Town businesses. The passport invites Portland Classical Chinese Garden visitors and others to discover the many wonderful Chinatown restaurants and shops. Free 'passports' are available at the Portland Classical Chinese Garden ticket booth and at participating businesses. Participating businesses will stamp the passport. Four stamps earn one free admission to the Garden.

Other Scheduled Activities

Saturday, February 1, 2022
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. NW Lion Dance Association Lion Dance will wind its way in and out of the Garden
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dragon Arts Puppet Show on the Waterside Pavilion
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m Er-hu music played by Lin Yu-Zhong in the Scholar's Studio
Sunday, February 2, 2022
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Qigong/Tai Chi demonstration by Wen Wu School of Internal Martial Arts on the terrace of the Hall of Brocade Clouds
12 noon to 2 p.m. Jean Ye Papercutting Workshop sponsored by State Farm Insurance
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Storytelling by Carol Gwo The tale of the Chinese New Year sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino
Tuesday, February 4, 2022
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chinese New Year Flower Arranging workshop at the Garden's greenhouse, 6801 SE 60th Ave., Portland. Chinese-inspired floral arrangements, using traditionally symbolic plant material, promise good luck, health, and happiness in the New Year. Tuition is $36 for non-members; $30 for members. Call 503 228-8131 ext. 2001 to reserve a seat.
Saturday, February 8, 2022
10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wu Dao Jing She will demonstrate Qigong on the terrace of the Hall of Brocade Clouds.
12 noon to 2 p.m Rosalind Wang Knot Tying workshop in the Waterside Pavilion
2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Fan Dance by Yun-Gu Hao
2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. US Wushu Center demonstrates martial arts
Sunday, February 9, 2022
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Storytelling - Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman will tell the tale of the origin of the Chinese Zodiac sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino
12 noon to 1 p.m. Tai Chi demonstration by the NW Tai Chi Study Group
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Chinese American Citizens Association will perform the Lion Dance to bring all present luck and happiness.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Storytelling - Carol Gwo will tell the Tale of the Chinese New Year in the Waterside Pavilion
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lantern Making and other children's activities under the large tent at NW Third and NW Flanders, kitty-corner from the Garden. Warm drinks and Chinese snacks will be available for purchase.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Portland Business Alliance presents this second annual Chinese New Year Lantern Festival Parade. The traditional climax to Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival Parade features hundreds of children parading through Chinatown carrying glowing self-made lanterns. The parade will feature Chinese musicians, dancers, marching bands and other performers.
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Garden admission half price

For more information on Chinese New Year activities, contact Blake Van Roekel 503 228-8131 ext. 1008.

For information on the Garden's Chinese New Year curriculum project for area schools, contact Reid Decker 503 228-8131 ext. 1001.

This Chinese New Year celebration is made possible by generous donations from State Farm Insurance and Chinook Winds Casino. Portland Business Alliance and the Regional Arts and Culture Council provided additional assistance.

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is located at Northwest Third and Everett in Portland. The Garden is open daily Nov. 1 to March 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and April 1 to October 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5.50 for students; children 5 and under are free. Tours are available at noon and 1 p.m. Gift or personal memberships are available at the Garden gift shop, office, or by phone at 503.228.8131. Visit the Garden's Web site at www.portlandchinesegarden.org.