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February 18, 2019
This issue’s
is brought
to you by:
“Beyond the Gate: A Tale of
Portland’s Historic Chinatowns”
Currently on display, noon-5pm (Thu-Sun), Portland
Chinatown Museum (127 NW Third Ave, Portland). View
“Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns,” a
display of rare and seldom-seen objects such as Chinese opera
costumes, theatrical sets, bilingual text, audio-visual media, and
interactive visitor stations that tell a sprawling transnational
story of contact and trade between China and the west, focusing
on Portland’s Old Chinatown (1850-1905) and New Chinatown
(1905-1950). The exhibit is an expanded permanent version of the
display featured at the Oregon Historical Society in 2016. For
info, call (503) 224-0008 or visit <>.
“A Dragon Lives Here”
Currently on display (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke
Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King
St, Seattle). Learn about Bruce Lee at “Do You Know Bruce?”
Part four of the display — “A Dragon Lives Here” — explores his
Seattle roots and the fact that Seattle, now known as a city for
innovation, technology, and entrepreneurs, also played a key role
in shaping Bruce Lee and his groundbreaking approach. For info,
call (206) 623-5124 or visit <>.
“New Years All Year Round”
FRUGAL FAIRS. “Fix-It Fairs” — free events that aim to connect
attendees with resources and educate them about simple ways to save
money — are held each winter in Portland. The last “Fix-It Fair” of the
season is scheduled for Saturday, February 23 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
at Floyd Light Middle School, located at 10800 S.E. Washington Street
in Portland. Pictured is a young attendee watching a volunteer bike tech-
nician repair a broken bicycle. (AR Photo/Jan Landis)
Bustling “Fix-It Fair” aims
to connect, educate
Continued from page 10
getting ready to inflate the
reindeer as the woman who
brought it in to be fixed sat
smiling. He relayed that he
had soldered the wire once,
but it had broken, so he
soldered it a second time.
Chuck punctuated his
explanation with good-
humored humility, “I’m
going to try again. We’ll see
how much damage I do.”
Repair PDX requires the
item’s owner to be present
while the item is being
fixed. Cindy Correll, a
volunteer who helped
organize the day’s Repair
PDX, said that is partially
because they may need to
ask questions about how
the owner would like their
item repaired, but — im-
portantly — also because it
encourages the owners to
be involved.
“Our volunteers are wil-
ling to help teach somebody
how to fix something them-
selves if they are interested
in doing that,” Correll said.
“Sometimes it gives them
the confidence to try a
repair on their own.”
When asked about the
importance of the work
they’re doing, Correll not
only highlighted that it can
empower people, but that
because it extracts fewer
resources, it has a smaller
impact on the natural
world. In alignment with
the intent of the “Fix-It
Fairs,” they also provide a
powerful resource and a
simple way to save money.
The last “Fix-It Fair” of
the season is scheduled for
February 23 from 9:30am
to 2:30pm at Floyd Light
Middle School, located at
10800 S.E. Washington
Street in Portland. To learn
more, call (503) 823-9710,
e-mail <fixitfair@portland>,
Currently on display (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke
Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King
St, Seattle). View “New Years All Year Round,” a fun,
family-friendly exhibit that looks at New Year traditions, stories,
toys, games, and cuisine. For info, call (206) 623-5124 or visit
“Worlds Beyond Here”
Through Sep 15 (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke Museum of
the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King St, Seattle).
View “Worlds Beyond Here: The Expanding Universe of APA
Science Fiction,” an exhibit that looks at the connection between
Asian Pacific Americans and the infinite possibilities of science
fiction. The display features pieces such as an Augmented Reality
sculpture garden, a Connection Machine (early supercomputer)
from the Living Computers Museum, a local 14-year-old
cosplayer who creates robots out of cardboard, a mix of literary
and pop culture works, and more. For info, call (206) 623-5124 or
visit <>.
Mahjong group
Feb 19 & 26, 1-4pm, Gresham Library (385 NW Miller Ave,
Gresham, Ore.). Players of all skill levels are invited to join a
mahjong group. A coach is available to teach new players. For
info, call (503) 988-5123 or visit <>.
“School Exclusion Day”
Feb 20. “School Exclusion Day” in Oregon is Wednesday,
February 20. Parents need to bring their children’s
immunization records to schools and childcare facilities no later
than February 20. Children without up-to-date immunization
documentation or exemption paperwork are not allowed to attend
school or childcare if the records on file show missing
immunizations. For info about immunizations, visit
<>. To learn more about required
immunizations, or to obtain inoculations, contact your healthcare
provider or local health department, or call (971) 673-0300 and
Free vaccination clinic for children
Feb 20, 9am-3pm, Multnomah County East County Health
Center, Second Floor (600 NE Eighth St, Gresham, Ore.). “School
Exclusion Day” in Oregon is February 20. Children in
Multnomah County who need immunizations are invited to
receive free vaccinations on February 20. Exclusion Day applies
to children in all public and private schools, preschools, Head
Start programs, kindergartens, alternative schools, and
childcare facilities. Families should expect to spend about three
hours, as the clinic is often busy. For info, call (503) 988-3406 or
(503) 823-4000, or visit <>
or <>.
Health Share of Oregon meeting at AHSC
Feb 20, 3-5pm, Asian Health & Service Center (9035 SE
Foster Rd, Portland). Health Share of Oregon’s Board of
Directors and Community Advisory Council is hosting a joint
meeting at the Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC). The
meeting, which is open to the public, includes updates on the Ride
to Care program, discussion about the Community Health
Improvement Plan, and more. Time is available for public
comment. People needing language translation services or
accommodations for a disability should contact Maria Tafolla at
(503) 416-3668 or <> at least 48
hours prior to the meeting. For info, call (503) 416-8090 or visit
Have a safe
and prosperous
Year of the Pig!!
February 5, 2019 to January 24, 2020
The Asian Reporter’s Lunar New
Year special section in honor of
the Year of the Pig is available
online at <>.
Senior Health Insurance
Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)
Feb 21 & 28, 5:45-7:45pm, Hillsdale Library (1525 SW Sunset
Blvd, Portland). Schedule an appointment to meet with highly
trained volunteer counsellors at a free Medicare information
event focusing on comparing insurance options, untangling
paperwork and problems, appealing benefit denials, and
reporting Medicare fraud. To schedule a one-hour appointment
(required), call (503) 988-3646. For info, call (503) 988-5123 or
visit <>.
Free “Fix-It Fair”
Feb 23, 9:30am-2:30pm, Floyd Light Middle School (10800 SE
Washington St, Portland). Attend a free City of Portland “Fix-It
TIN CANS & MINING PANS. “Tin Cans and Mining Pans: What
Archaeology is Teaching Us About Oregon’s Early Chinese Diaspora,”
an illustrated presentation by historical archaeologist Chelsea Rose, is
scheduled for February 28 at the Portland Chinatown Museum in north-
west Portland. (Photos/Chris Bennion Photography)
Fair” connecting residents with money-saving, environmentally
friendly resources and activities. Exhibits and workshops offer
information on home and personal health, utility savings, food
and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care, lead
testing, bike maintenance, and more. The event also features a
Repair Café as well as lunch, free on-site childcare, and hourly
door prizes. For info, call (503) 823-4309, e-mail <fixitfair@>, or visit <
41892>. See related story beginning on page 10.
Asian food market tour
Feb 23, 11:30am-3:30pm. Join Indonesia-born chef Surja
Tjahaja for a tour of markets specializing in fresh, inexpensive
vegetables, seafood, and other Asian food in the Portland
metropolitan area. The tour, which features ideas for the Lunar
New Year, includes a gourmet Asian lunch. For info, meeting
location, or to register, call (503) 656-8910. To learn more, visit
Portland Shogi Club
Feb 23 & Mar 2, 1-5pm, Shigezo Izakaya (910 SW Salmon St,
Portland). Join the Portland Shogi Club on Saturdays to play
Japanese chess. The free gathering is open to all levels and
participants may drop in at any time. Boards are available, as are
books for beginners and experienced players. For info, call (503)
282-1242 or e-mail <>.
Day of Remembrance
Feb 24, 2-4pm, Portland State University, Hoffmann Hall
(1833 SW 11th Ave, Portland). Watch For the Sake of the
Children, a free screening and panel discussion held as part of the
Day of Remembrance. For info, call (503) 224-1458, or visit
<> or <>.
“The (Non)Virgin Suicides”
Feb 27, 6pm, Portland State University, Smith Memorial
Student Union, Room 327 (1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend
“The (Non)Virgin Suicides: The Rose of Sharon Alliance, Feudal
Morality, and the Debate over the Concept of Chastity in Colonial
Korea,” a free lecture by Danny Kim, a visiting assistant
professor of history at Portland State University. For info, call
(503) 725-8576 or visit <>.
“Tin Cans and Mining Pans”
Feb 28, 5:30-7pm, Portland Chinatown Museum (127 NW
Third Ave, Portland). Attend “Tin Cans and Mining Pans: What
Archaeology is Teaching Us About Oregon’s Early Chinese
Diaspora,” an illustrated presentation by historical archaeologist
Chelsea Rose about recent archaeological findings from Chinese
immigrant sites across the state ranging from the excavation of a
home burned in the fall of 1888, work camps associated with the
construction of the Oregon and California Railroad, John Day
Chinatown, and late-19th to early-20th century mining in the
Blue Mountains. The excavated artifacts and features provide
insight into the daily lives of early Chinese residents as seen
through their work places, communities, and personal
possessions. For info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 224-0008 or visit
“The History of Article 9”
Mar 5, 6pm, Portland State University, Smith Memorial
Student Union, Room 327/328 (1825 SW Broadway, Portland).
Attend a free lecture, “The History of Article 9 (the no-war clause)
of the Postwar Constitution of Japan: Its Establishment,
Evolution, and Hollowing Out,” by Katsutoshi Takami, professor
emeritus at Sophia University. The talk is presented by Portland
State University’s Center for Japanese Studies as part of its
“Postwar Constitution of Japan” series. For info, or to reserve
space, call (503) 725-8577 or visit <>.
Spring Bazaar
Mar 17, 11:30am-3pm, Nichiren Buddhist Temple (2025 SE
Yamhill St, Portland). Order and pick up chicken donburi, tofu
donburi, chow mein, and special Nichiren tonkatsu bento
(preorder only) as part of the Nichiren Buddhist Temple’s annual
Spring Bazaar. For info, or to place an order (by March 11), call
(503) 235-8292.