Opening Progressive Party in New Chinatown/Japantown

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022
  • 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • New Chinatown/Japantown

Join fellow WMA Annual Meeting attendees for a progressive walking tour through Portland’s New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District to visit the neighborhood’s four cultural destinations: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Portland Chinatown Museum, and Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE). These intimate venues are rich in their respective heritages and reflect Portland’s oldest surviving historic neighborhood. When Portland incorporated in 1851, this ethnically diverse neighborhood was a hub of activity and the district was a haven for immigrants including Black, Greek, Jewish, Roma, Chinese, Japanese and Filipino.

Attendees can walk (15-20 minutes) or take shuttle buses from the Hilton Portland Downtown to Lan Su Chinese Garden to visit the museums in whatever order they wish - networking and socializing along the way. Staff will be available at all four institutions to help interpret the exhibitions and offerings. Light bites and drinks will be served in OJMCHE’s auditorium. Shuttle buses to return attendees to Hilton Portland Downtown will depart from OJMCHE.

New Chinatown/Japantown is a 15-20 minute walk from the Hotel with shuttle buses also providing transportation.

Cost: $50 (Includes transportation, appetizers, and drinks)