2017 Lee's Association Annual Picnic

Portland Lee's Association held their annual picnic at Oaks Amusement Park on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Picnic Area 4.

About 110 persons attended the event which began at noon with a Dragon Dance and Lion Dance performed by the Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team.

Food served consisted of Roast Rig, Fried Rice, Chow Mein, Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, Watermelon and an assortment of desserts and ice cream.

There were games for the kids and a spinning prize wheel.

Scholarships were awarded to Gloria Saepharn and Brian Lee to help them in their continuing education at Mt. Hood Community College and Portland State University.  $250 was awarded to each individual with the funds provided by Franklin and Sherry Quan.

Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team in Grand Floral Parade

The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team will be Entry #95 in the 2017 Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Parade starts at 10 am and will be telecast live on KPTV Channel 12.

The parade route is 4.3 miles and begins at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in NE Portland and ends at Lincoln High School in SW Portland.

This year, the entry will consist of the team banner, 2 flags, 3 lions and 2 dragons plus musicians playing drum, gong and cymbals. Volunteers from community partner Oregon Chinese Coalition will be helping.

Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team wins Best Marching Entry

The Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Dance Team was the winner of the Best Marching Entry award for their participation in the 2017 Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  Led by the team banner and two huge triangular flags adorned with LEDs mounted on 12 foot poles, the entry consisted of four LED lions, a fifty foot long illuminated dragon and the musicians playing drum, gong and cymbals.

This is the second time the team has won the Best Marching Entry award. 

2017 Chinese New Year Luncheon and Spring Banquet

The Portland Lee's Association Chinese New Year Luncheon will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at the Lee On Dong Building at 1101 SE Salmon Street.

The Portland Lee's Association Chinese New Year Spring Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Ocean City Seafood Restaurant at 3016 SE 82nd Avenue.

Banquet Tickets are $35.00 per person. Contact Janet Lee at 503-698-7356 or go4latte@comcast.net


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 

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.

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