Here at PDX Parent, we hope the Year of the Rabbit is your best year yet. Check out these events to celebrate Lunar New Year with your family in 2023.

Courtesy Portland Chinatown Museum

Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing Evening and Daytime Festival at Lan Su Chinese Garden
Your children will never forget the magic of celebrating Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Buy tickets to one of their lantern viewing evenings, and witness a 50-foot illuminated dragon procession performed by Portland Lee’s Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team. The garden will be glowing and the tea will be hot, rain or shine. Their daytime programs will include Lion Dance performances, martial art demonstrations, Chinese dance performances, Chinese art demonstrations and family activities. There’s even a free Lion Dance performance on January 21, at the entrance to the garden.
When: January 21-February 5, 2023
Cost: Tickets to lantern viewing evenings are $15-45, and children under 2 are free. Daytime admission is $11-14, children under 5 are free.

Portland Chinatown Museum Dragon Dance Parade
This collaboration presented by the Oregon Historical Society and Portland Chinatown museum includes lion dancers, drummers, and a 150-foot dragon-lead parade beginning at the Portland Chinatown Museum.
When: January 28, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Portland Chinatown Museum to Oregon Historical Society

Lunar New Year Celebration at Washington Square
Washington Square wishes you and your family good fortune and happiness during the Year of the Rabbit. Head to Summit Court on January 28 to snap a selfie and make a wish on red ribbon. There will be performances, deals, traditional crafts and more for the whole family.
When: January 28, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, but plan to purchase dumplings at Din Tai Fung!

Lunar New Year Lantern Festival at Sherwood Center for the Arts
Enjoy activities, food, boba tea and a live performance under 200 hundred decorated lanterns in the Arts Center lobby.
When: January 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Sherwood Center for the Arts

Lunar New Year Celebration at Milwaukie Community Center
See a free lion dance performance and enjoy activities, crafts, music and light refreshments in Milwaukie to celebrate the new year.
When: January 22, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: Milwaukie Community Center

Oregon 2023 Lunar New Year Celebration at Keller Auditorium
Chinese Friendship Association of Portland presents this popular event with spectacular live performances and arts and crafts activities.
When: February 4, 2023
Cost: $25-$115

Lunar New Year Festival at Lake Oswego Public Library
Make red envelopes and hanging lanterns, and enjoy story time and live performances, including a lion dance and ink painting demonstration.
When: January 28, 2023
Cost: Free

Our readers also recommend:
– Vancouver Chinese Association Lunar Celebration at Skyview High School on 1/28
Free Lion Dance at Nong’s Khao Man Gai on 1/21
Lunar New Year Celebration in McMinnville on 1/21

Meg Asby
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