Portland Neighborhoods: Chinatown

South of the Broadway Bridge and behind an ornate red gate guarded by a pair of golden lions, is Portland’s Old Town Chinatown, a neighborhood rich in the history of the early days of Portland. One of the more interesting facts lies under Portland streets. Commonly known as the Shanghai Tunnels, the Portland Underground ran beneath the city along the waterfront, often connected to brothels, saloons, and gambling parlors. Men visiting these businesses were often “shanghaied”, or drugged and taken prisoner, and then dragged into the tunnels to be sold to sea captains as slave labor. Women were sometimes taken into slave labor as well. At that time, Portland was considered to be one of the most dangerous ports in the world. Today, visitors are able to tour the tunnels.


The Classical Chinese Garden is an oasis of tranquility amidst the hubbub of the city. Covering the entire city block, the Chinese Garden features exquisite gardens separated by serpentine walkways, as well as a tea house that serves many varieties of tea.

Saturday Market is a favorite place to be on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from late March through Christmas Eve. Handmade arts, crafts, and food are sold from white tents and booths that are set up under the Burnside Bridge.

Recently, many of Chinatown Chinese restaurants have relocated to 82nd Avenue which is becoming known as “the new Chinatown”.

Portland Chinatown Visitors Guide

Old Town Chinatown | The Official Guide to Portland
Today, Portland’s original downtown is a bustling entertainment district and streetwear shopping hub and is home to Portland’s famous Saturday Market, Chinatown Museum and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Read on for our favorite things to do and see in Portland’s historic Old Town Chinatown.

Things to do in Portland’s Chinatown – Sunset Magazine
Street scene: A mix of divey Chinese lunch spots and new restaurants, mod art galleries, and century-old brick buildings. Neighborhood mascot: The pair of golden lions flanking an ornate gate on N.W. 4th Avenue at W. Burnside Street. Local cause: To re-erect the Hung Far Low sign, a Chinatown icon, a project that occupied the neighborhood for about a year at the end of the aughts.

OLD TOWN – Chinatown ~ Japantown ~ Ankeny Plaza ~ Skidmore …
CHINATOWN. JAPANTOWN. ANKENY PLAZA. SKIDMORE. WATERFRONT. Old Town Creatives Makers Fest 2019. Sponsored by the OTCA, December 7th, Old Town Portland. Neighborhood News. We are Looking for Three New Board Members! Announcement – Three Open Board Seats. Applications due on January 10, 2020. The OTCA Board has three open seats.

Portland Chinatown Museum
The Portland Chinatown Museum is deeply grateful to the Oregon Historical Society for enabling us to more fully develop with the Chinese community the story of Portland’s early Chinatowns as a major, permanent exhibition and to bring that story home

Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Town Chinatown | The Official …
The city’s oldest neighborhood is filled with surprises. Find them all with the help of our handy itinerary. It wouldn’t be a trip to Portland without a visit to this iconic donut shop, famous for its flashy pink boxes, 24/7 service and imaginative pastries topped with bacon, bubble gum dust or …

Portland Chinatown, 1886 – Oregon
This color lithograph accompanied an article titled “A Night in Chinatown” in the October 1886 issue of West Shore, a Portland news and literary magazine.. Several thousand Chinese lived in Portland in the 1880s, most of them unmarried men who plied a variety of occupations, as depicted in this illustration.

Top 10 Hotels in Old Town Chinatown – Portland, Oregon …
How to Get to Old Town Chinatown Old Town Chinatown is located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the heart of Portland. Flying to: • Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), 6 mi (9.7 km) from Old Town Chinatown; Getting to Old Town Chinatown on Metro Stations in the neighborhood include: • Old Town-Chinatown Station • NW 5th-Couch Street Station

Portland’s historic Chinatown shows signs of revival …
Towering over an intersection on the edge of downtown Portland, the colorful and extravagant Chinatown Gate welcomes visitors and serves as an authentic, symbolic structure of the city’s Chinese …

THE 10 BEST Restaurants in Old Town – Chinatown (Portland …
Dining in Old Town – Chinatown (Portland), Oregon: See 156,010 Tripadvisor traveler reviews of 4,509 Portland restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more.

Old Town / Chinatown – The City of Portland, Oregon
Old Town / Chinatown. The site of Portland’s earliest commercial development, the Old Town/Chinatown area is rich in culture and historic buildings that evoke the city’s early years. More than 40 percent of the area lies within two historic districts: the Skidmore/Old Town Historic District and New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District.

The Best Portland Chinatown Tours & Tickets 2020 | Viator
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Chinese Restaurants in Chinatown/Old Town, Portland …
Chinese Restaurants in Chinatown/Old Town, Portland. Restaurants serving Chinese cuisine in Chinatown/Old Town, Portland. Menus, Photos, Ratings and Reviews for Chinese Restaurants in Chinatown/Old Town – Chinese Restaurants

Oldtown Chinatown Portland – Neighborhood Guide | Portland …
Homes . Old Town & Chinatown Portland is an urban neighborhood, with many older buildings, apartments, and loft style condominiums. Home of the Portland Chinese Garden, this area has been on the rise with new construction and a revitalization effort.

Man arrested in Old Town Chinatown shooting, Portland …
A 39-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting another man in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood last month, police said. An officer arrested Erik Wayne Joseph near …


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