Portland Lee's Association

1101 SE Salmon Street

Portland, Oregon 97214

(also known as the Lee On Dong Association or the Lee Family Association)

 

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Portland Lee's Association hosts Lee Family Association 21st National Convention of USA

Congratulatons on a job well done!  The Portland Lee's Association hosted the 21st Lee Family Association National Convention of USA at the Double Tree Hotel at Lloyd Center.
Guests began arriving as early as Tuesday, August 27. The Youth Group, aka the Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team, provided pick up of arriving flights at 
Portland International Airport and arriving Amtrak trains at Union Station.  The convention officially began on the evening of Saturday, August 31 with a dinner hosted by the
Lee Federal Credit Unions. 
Sunday began with ancestor worship at the Portland Lee On Dong Building at 1101 SE Salmon Street at 9:30 am which included a lion dance by
Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team.  Five new lions were awakened at 10:30 am with an eye-dotting ceremony outside the hotel's Banquet Entrance. 
Seven
strings of firecrackers were set off to begin
the parade.   The 21st Lee National Convention of USA banner, with left and right Lee flags, followed the honor guard marching
in front with the U.S. and State of Oregon flags.  Close
behind were the five newly awakened lions, three red lions trimmed with red fur and one silver lion and one gold lion
trimmed with white fur.  The lions were accompanied with musicians playing drum, gong and cymbals.  Each visitng city and country marched behind.  The host city Portland
was the last contingent.  They were followed by members of the Dragon & Lion Dance Team parading with a sixty foot long dragon and accompanied with musicians playing drum,
gong and cymbals. 
Upon returning to the hotel, all delegates, observers and guests assembled in the Lloyd Ballroom.  While attendees were being seated, the new lions continued
to dance inside the hotel.  An impromptu drumming session by members of San Francisco Lee Headquarters Lion Dance Team
Yau Kung Moon kept the excitement and energy level high. 
Once all attendees were seated, the convention officially opened witht the unveiling of the painting of Lao Tse.  The five new lions from the Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team entered the
ballroom and paid homage to  the guests, the revered ancestor Lao Tse and the VIPs on stage. A group photo was taken of all the delegates and observers.  Lunch was served and the first meeting sessions
began for the delegates soon after.  The first day ended with a banquet in the Lloyd Ballroom.  Entertainment included dances by Miss Chinatown Seattle and a dance troupe from Seattle.

Click on this link to go to the convention website:  www.leeconventionusa.com

 

Portland Lee's Association to host Lee Family Association 21st National Convention of USA

The Portland Lee's Association will host the 21st National Lee Family Convention of the USA this Labor Day weekend.
Out of town delegates and guests will begin arriving Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31.  The venue is the Double Tree Hotel at Lloyd Center.
International delegations will be coming from Canada, Taiwan, China and Vietnam. All domestic Lee Family Association chapters will be represented.
Some of these cities are San Francisco, Oakland, Stockton, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago.

The festivities begin on Sunday, September 1st with an Ancestor Worship at the Lee On Dong Building at 1101 SE Salmon Street.
This ceremony will be followed by a parade at the Double Tree led by the Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team. 


Dragon & Lion Dance Team 4th Annual Barbecue Saturday, July 27 at 12:00 Noon
The Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team will hold their 4th Annual Barbecue on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Lee's Association Building.
We will be having BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Chips, Watermelon and Hamburgers and Hot Dogs with all the fixins.
All team members and their families are invited. Please come early to help set up and prepare the food.  Activities include Mahjong, Ping Pong
and a Water Balloon Fight.

 

Dragon & Lion Dance Team wins Award for Best Marching Unit in 2013 Starlight Parade
The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team won 2nd Place Best Marching Unit in this year's Rose Festival Starlight Parade
on Saturday, June 1, 2013.  The team used an illuminated fifty foot long dragon and one green and one blue LED lion.

 

Dragon & Lion Dance Team to perform in 2013 Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team has been selected to perform in the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
The parade route is 4.3 miles long and begins in NE Portland at the Memorial Coliseum and ends in Downtown Portland at Lincoln High School.  

  

3rd Annual Dragon & Lion Dance Team Barbecue

The Portland Lee's Associatin Dragon & Lion Dance Team will have their third annual barbecue on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the
Lee's Association Building.  All team members and their families are welcome.  We will be grilling chicken, ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs.  Bring
a change of clothing for the water balloon fight.  Ping Pong and Mahjong for those afraid of water. Maybe a movie on the big screen too.

 

Ping Pong @ Portland Lee's Association

The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team has expanded the activities of the Youth Group with the addition of two Ping Pong tables.
Team members assembled the two tables on Sunday, June 10, 2012 after Lion Dance practice. Thank you Phil, Mike, Walter, Brandon, Mat, Nick and Terry.
 
 

Dragon & Lion Dancers Win 3rd Place Best Marching Entry  in 2012 Starlight Parade

The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team won 3rd Place Best Marching Entry in the Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade held the
evening of Saturday, June 2,2012.  The team performed with a new LED Dragon from Guangzhou China and two LED Lions.  They followed the team
banner and two flag bearers and were accomnpanied with musicians playing drum, gong and cymbals. This was the team's fourth appearance in the
Starlight Parade.  Congratulations everyone! 

 

Dragon & Lion Dancers Win Award for Best Marching Entry in 2011 Starlight Parade

The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team won the award for Best Marching Entry in the Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade held the
evening of Saturday, June 4, 2011.  Following behind their banner were two flag bearers, two Cantonese lions, a fifty foot long dragon, and musicians playing
drum, gong and cymbals.  Everything from the banner to the drum was illuminated with twinkling colored lights.  The crowd, estimated at 250,000 people,
screamed and cheered as the team approached and passed by.  The lions, especially, were a crowd favorite.  Congratulations to all the members of the Lee's
Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team for their hard work!  Great job everyone!

 

Fut Gar Kung-Fu Added to Curriculum

Sifu Peter Nosler will begin teaching Fut Gar Kung-Fu on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 11:30am at the Lee's Association Building at 1101 SE Salmon Street.
The dragon and lion dance practice will begin at 1:00pm.  This is a permanent change until further notice.  For more information on Kung-Fu classes,
visit  
www.southernchinesekungfu.com 
  
 

Portland Lee's Association Spring Banquet -  February 26, 2011

The Portland Lee's Association held their 2011 Chinese New Year Spring Banquet at HK Cafe on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm.
The celebration began with the lighting of a twenty foot long string of very large firecrackers hanging from the roof of the restaurant and was accompanied
with five dancing lions from the Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team.  Portland Fire & Rescue was on hand to ensure a safe performance. 
Over 280 guests attended, including Eastern Grand National President Ying Yi Lee and his wife, Western Grand National President Arnold Lee and his wife Mimi,
San Francisco Elder Steven Lee and his wife Cammy, and Philadelphia President Stephen Lee.  The Dragon & Lion Dance Team presented a check for $1,000 to
the Portland Lee's Association and the entire team sang "The General's Mandate" (also known as the Wong Fei Hung themesong) to the enthusiastic crowd.

 

Wing Chun Kung-Fu Classes at Lee's Association

The Portland Lee's Association is offering instruction in Wing Chun Kung-Fu every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Wing Chun is a martial art famous for its practical self-defense value.  For more information please call Sifu Peter Nosler at 503-353-3040 or 503-307-6886.
Sifu Nosler is a closed door student of Sifu David Leung of Eugene, Oregon and has been teaching Wing Chun and Fut Gar Kung-Fu for over twenty years.

Visit www.southernchinesekungfu.com for more information.

 

Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team in 2010 Rose Festival Starlight Parade.

The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team will participate in the 2010 Rose Festival Starlight Parade on Saturday, June 5, 2010.
The parade begins at 8:30 pm in Downtown Portland and will feature a fifty plus foot long illuminated dragon.

 

Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team invited to Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade again.

The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team will participate in the 2010 Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 12, 2010.
The lion dancers will begin the day with a lion dance performance at 8:00 am at Riverplace to signal the start of the Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races.
Then they will meet up with the dragon dancers to participate in the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade at 10:00 am. 
The 4.3 mile parade begins at the Memorial Coliseum in NE Portland and ends at Lincoln High School in SW Portland.
This will be the team's second appearance in the nationally televised parade.

 

Saturday September 12, 2009      Oregon Fujian Sister State Association welcomes Chinese Ambassador Wu

New Lion Eye Dotting Ceremony at 7:00 pm.

The Oregon Fujian Sister State Association Fundraiser will begin at 7:00 pm.  Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianmin will participate in an Eye Dotting Ceremony to awaken a new lion for the Portland Lee's Association Lion Dance Team.  Portland Mayor Sam Adams will assist Coach Terry Lee and Ambassador Wu.  The three lions performing this evening are based on characters from the Chinese classic novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" and are known as "The Three Sworn Brothers of the Peach Garden."  The new green faced lion represents Liu Bei, the big brother who became Emperor.  The red and black lion represents General Kuan Yu, the second brother who became Kuan Kung, God of War.  The green and black lion represents General Zhang Fei, the third brother.

The Portland Lee's Association Lion Dance Team will perform again at 8:20 pm with May Ling at the Oldtown Block Party on NW 5th between Couch and Davis Streets.
Click on the "VIDEOS" link on the left side of this page to see the video.

 

Thursday August 20, 2009         Bill Naito Legacy Fountain Dedication

Portland Lee's Association Lion Dance Team will perform at 12:45 pm.

The formal program for the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain dedication will begin at 12:05 pm. 
The Portland Lee's Association Lion Dance Team will lead participants through the covered pavilion adjacent to the fountain.
As they emerge from the south side, the fountain jets will begin to shoot water skyward.

 

First Weekend of June 2009         Dragon Moon Festival in Oldtown/Chinatown

Portland Lee's Association Lion Dance Team scheduled for two performances on
Saturday June 6th and two
performances on Sunday, June 7th.

The Dragon Moon Festival will be held in Portland's historic Oldtown/Chinatown on the Festival Streets located at NW 3rd Avenue and Davis
Street on June 6 & 7.  Saturday hours are Noon to 10 pm.  Sunday hours are Noon to 6 pm.
n June, July, August and September, 2009 in historic Old Town Chinatown.  Festival Streets are located on Third and Davis.  Saturday hours are Noon to 10 pm.  Sunday hours are Noon to 6 pmhe Dragon Moon Festival is held the first weekend in June, July, August and September, 2009 in historic Old Town Chinatown.  Festival Streets are located on Third and Davis.  Saturday hours are Noon to 10 pm.  Sunday hours are Noon to 6 pm

Saturday June 6, 2009                        Lion Dance Team to March in the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade

The Portland Lee's Association Lion Dance Team has been invited by the Portland Rose Festival to perform in the Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 6, 2009.
The nationally televised 4.3 mile parade begins at Memoral Coliseum in Northeast Portland at 10:00 am and ends at Lincoln High School at 1600 SW Salmon Street.

 

Saturday January 31, 2009     
Sunday February 1
Saturday February 7
Sunday February 8
Portland Lee's Association Lion Dance Team Performs at the Portland Classical Chinese Garden
NW 3rd Avenue and Everett Street in Portland's Historic Chinatown
Showtimes all four days:  12:00 Noon, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

 

Saturday  February 21, 2009              Portland Lee's Association 2009 Chinese New Year Spring Banquet

Come join the Lee On Dong Association, better known as the Lee's Association, as we celebrate Chinese New Year 2009, the Year of the Ox.  This year, we will have our Spring Banquet at Wong's King Restaurant, located at 8733 SE Division Street, in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm.  $3o value tickets are selling for only $25.  The Lee's Association Lion Dance Team will perform before dinner.   Contact Coach Terry Lee at terrylee@leeondong.org for banquet tickets and/or information.

The Lee's Association Lion Dance Team's calendar is filling up fast.  Contact Coach Terry Lee to schedule a performance. 

Click on the "EVENTS" tab to see the Lee's Association Lion Dance Team schedule. 

 

Saturday   December 13, 2008                            Portland Lee's Association Christmas Party

The Portland Lee's Association Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Noon at the Lee On Dong Association Building at 1101 SE Salmon St.

 

Sunday   June 22, 2008                                China Earthquake Relief Fundraiser in Chinatown

At 12:45pm on Sunday, June 22, 2008, the Lee's Association Lion Dance Team will perform at the China Earthquake Relief Fundraiser to benefit earthquake victims in China.  The event will be held in front of the CCBA Hall at 315 NW Davis Street in Portland's Historic Chinatown on the Festival Street between NW 3rd and 4th Avenues from 11:00am to 6:00pm.  There will be many other groups performing. 
There will also be an oral and a silent auction of Chinese artifacts, silks and jewelry from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  Finger foods will be served.

                             
Please come enjoy the entertainment and performances and make a donation or bid on an auction.

                              All donations go to the American Red Cross China Earthquake Relief Fund.
of Chinese artifacts, silks , & jewelry.from 4-6 PM .Finger foods will be served 



Saturday   May 03, 2008                              Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum Grand Re-Opening

The Lee's Association Lion Dance Team will perform at the Grand Opening of the restored Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum in John Day, Oregon on Saturday, May 3, 2008.  The performances will be at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Oregon First Lady Mary Oberst will assist in the Ts'ai Ch'ing or "getting the greens" by holding a pole with a head of lettuce hanging from it to "feed" the Lions.  The greens represent good luck and great fortune and the Ts'ai Ch'ing is the most important aspect of the Lion Dance.

The Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum preserves early Chinese culture in Oregon.  The building was originally built as a trading post in 1876.  In 1888, the lease was bought by two Chinese immigrants from Kwangtung Province.  Their names were Ing Hay, an herbalist, and Lung On, a businessman.  They served the thousands of Chinese who had come to Eastern Oregon to mine for gold.  They sold mining equipment and foodstuffs.  "Doc" Hay practiced herbal medicine and served the Chinese and the white community until 1948.  The building also served as a temple or "joss house" and housed several altars.  The museum holds thousands of relics and artifacts, including mining tools, carpenter tools, logging tools, Chinese teas, foodstuffs, over 500 herbs and Chinese medicines, business and financial records, letters and correspondence, and antique furnishings.

The Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2005.
The museum is a State Heritage Site and Park and is operated by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum, and the City of John Day.

Click on links below for more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6yId_j75Nw

www.oregonstateparks.org/images/pdf/kwc.pdf
 
www.oregonstateparks.org/park_8.php

http://tbabs.org/OPRD/PLANS/docs/masterplans/KWCMasterPlandraft0906Web.pdf
 



01-20-2008         New Format for Website
 

01/20/2008
Welcome to our new website.  This is our original website design from 2005.  We switched from our latest forum website
back to this format which is easier to use.  We are working on transferring all of the forum content to the new server.

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and the Lee's Association Lion Dance Team is gearing up for a busy schedule of performances.

Click on Events for details.

Click on Contact Us for more information or to book a Lion Dance performance.