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Published on February 20, 2024
Portland Chases Away the Winter Blues with Vibrant Lunar New Year CelebrationsSource: Unsplash/Tong Su

Dragons danced through the streets of downtown Portland on Saturday as the city's Chinatown Museum teamed up with the Oregon Historical Society to mark the Lunar New Year, ringing in the Year of the Dragon in style. the streets were ablaze with color and movement, thanks to local lion dance teams and the Trail Blazers Rip City Crew who added their own flair to the 8th annual parade, according to KATU.

Starting off on Northwest 3rd and Davis Street the procession, which included the Portland Chinatown History Foundation’s 150-foot dragon, snaked its way to the joy of onlookers down to the Oregon Historical Society park plaza, which marked the parade's endpoint where festivities continued, as reported by KATU.

The two publications also sync up in their coverage of the parade route, both noting it began near the Chinatown Gateway at Northwest Fourth Avenue and West Burnside Street and culminated at the Oregon Historical Society on Southwest Park Avenue. Showing off their intricate choreography and elaborate costumes, the International Lion Dance, White Lotus Dragon and Lion Dance, and the Portland Lee Association’s Dragon were the stars of the show, with crowd-pleasing performances that are a staple of the annual celebration, as per Here is Oregon.