Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns

Friday, September 20 at 12:00pm 5:00pm more dates through May 23, 2020

Portland Chinatown Museum 127 NW Third Ave., Portland OR 97209

Using rare and seldom-seen objects like Chinese opera costumes as well as theatrical sets, bilingual text, audiovisual media and interactive visitor stations, Beyond the Gate will tell a sprawling transnational story of contact and trade between China and the West, focusing on Portland’s Old (1850-1905) and New Chinatown (1905-1950).

Beyond the Gate was originally created as a temporary exhibit for the Oregon Historical Society by Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis with the help of Carey Wong, Exhibition Designer, Jennifer Fang, Associate Curator and the Portland Chinatown History Foundation. It was presented for three months in the spring of 2016, then dismantled. With the help of the Oregon Historical Society, it is now a permanent exhibit at the new Portland Chinatown Museum, and has been expanded from the original version. The grand opening event is set for December 15, 2018. Please call the museum at 503.224.0008 for more information. 

Event Type

Exhibition, Multicultural



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