The Asian reporter. (Portland, Or.) 1991-current, May 02, 2016, Page Page 15, Image 15

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    May 2, 2016
Asian Heritage Issue
“Beyond the Gate” highlights
Portland’s hidden history
BIGGER LOCATION, MORE SERVICES. The Asian Health & Service Center’s new 30,500-square-
foot facility (bottom photo) will be located in the Lents neighborhood of Portland. After construction of the build-
ing is complete in 2018, the center will move from its current 12,000-square-foot building at 3430 S.E. Powell
Boulevard (top photo). (Images courtesy of the Asian Health & Service Center)
AHSC to open new facility
by 35th anniversary
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Included in the building’s design are
treatment rooms for both behavioral and
physical healthcare, the Asian Cancer
Resource and Support Center, a healing
garden, multipurpose small group rooms
for adult classes and therapeutic group
programs, and a 6,000-square-foot multi-
purpose hall that will be used for health
education, exercise classes, AHSC’s ethnic
meal program for seniors, social gather-
ings, and cultural community events.
The organization anticipates a short-
term increase of 20,000 encounters per
year in the new facility, which will be built
to be able to accommodate more than
90,000 service encounters per year to meet
growing program demands.
AHSC expects to break ground on the
new building in early 2017, with
completion expected in 2018. According to
Holden Leung, executive director of
AHSC, construction of the building will
take approximately one year. Leung hopes
to be able to hold the grand opening of the
new building before AHSC’s 35th anniver-
sary in 2018.
The organization is currently holding a
capital campaign to raise $6 million for the
new facility and so far has achieved 63
percent of its goal. A fundraising event, “A
Bridge for New Generations” charity gala
hosted by the Portland Chinese Times, is
scheduled for Monday, May 9 from 6:00pm
to 9:00pm at Wong’s King Seafood
Restaurant, located at 8733 S.E. Division
Street in Portland.
To learn more, or to make a contribution
to the capital campaign, call (503)
872-8822 or visit <>. For
more information about the charity gala,
call (503) 380-8788 or visit <www.portland>.
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railroad track, logged, and
worked in factories, mills,
canneries, and as domestic
Despite the Chinese
attempting to persevere in
the face of violent racism,
excluded from history
books, Chinese Americans
have contributed a wealth
of history, knowledge, and
hard work to America. This
exhibit focuses attention on
who they were, what they
did, and how they carved
out their own thriving
community in the fertile
Willamette Valley city.
Who gets to write his-
tory? Who decides what’s
important enough to teach
to future generations?
Everyone has a story, and
“Beyond the Gate: A Tale of
Portland’s Historic China-
towns” shares some that
are an integral part of our
history — as Portlanders,
as Oregonians, as Ameri-
cans, as humans.
The Oregon Historical
Society is devoted to bring-
ing to life the variety of ex-
periences that have helped
form our state. From the
impressive archives and
extensive collections of
historic photographs, to the
community outreach and
TALE OF TWO CHINATOWNS. “Beyond the Gate: A Tale of
Portland’s Historic Chinatowns,” currently on display at the Oregon His-
torical Society Museum, focuses on Portland’s Old Chinatown (1850-
1905) and New Chinatown (1905-1950). Before 1905, Portland’s China-
town was located on S.W. Second Avenue. Pictured is Old Chinatown,
looking south on Second Avenue from Washington Street, circa 1885.
(Photo courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society, #bb013816)
shares the stories that
aren’t always told. This is
our history, and it’s
important. Be sure you
take some time to check out
the exhibit before it closes
— it’s well worth it.
“Beyond the Gate: A Tale
Chinatowns” is on view
through June 21. The
museum, which is located
at 1200 S.W. Park Avenue
in Portland, is open daily —
10:00am to 5:00pm Mon-
day through Saturday and
noon to 5:00pm on Sunday.
Admission to the museum
is free for Multnomah
Oregon school groups. For
more information, call
(503) 222-1741 or visit
Timely, relevant exhibit on display at OHS
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were officially put into law with The Page
Act in 1875, which was followed-up with
the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The
1892 Geary Act extended the Chinese
Exclusion Act for an additional 10 years,
then the 1902 Scott Act extended Chinese
exclusion laws indefinitely. In 1943, the
Chinese Exclusion Act was finally
repealed with The Magnuson Act.
While viewing the display, don’t forget
to stop and look at Moo Lung, a beautiful
dragon that is a symbol of the social and
cultural wealth of Chinese-American
contributions that was shipped from
China at great expense and travelled
extensively around the United States. Moo
Lung was a way for Chinese Americans to
show a presence in the community by
appearing in parades and events —
including Seattle’s “China Day” event held
as part of the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition — with the impressive
creation. “Majestic” is an excellent
description for this very old and culturally
precious work of art.
The Oregon Historical Society has done
it again — presented us with a timely and
relevant educational display. Hopefully
visitors to the museum leave with more
compassion and understanding for those
who have the courage to leave their
homeland to move to this country.
Acceptance and welcoming newcomers is
what being American is supposed to be all
about. In addition, the rich combination of
peoples from every corner of the planet is
what truly makes our country great.
“Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclu-
sion” is on view through June 1. Also
featured is a parallel and complementary
second display, “Beyond the Gate: A Tale
of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns,” which
opened in February and ends June 21 (see
story on page 12).
The Oregon Historical Society Museum
is located at 1200 S.W. Park Avenue in
Portland. The museum is open daily —
10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through
Saturday and noon to 5:00pm on Sunday.
Admission is free for Multnomah County
residents and Oregon school groups. For
more information, call (503) 222-1741 or
visit <>. To learn more about
the travelling exhibit, visit <www.chinese>.
The Asian Reporter Foundation’s
2016 banquet airs on Portland
Community Media on cable
channels 29 & 30 in May:
n Tuesday, May 3 at 11:30am (Channel 30)
n Friday, May 6 at 1:00pm (Channel 30)
n Sunday, May 8 at 7:00pm (PCM channel 29)
For more information, call (503) 288-1515 or visit <>.