The Chinese community has been part of the Portland area for over 150 years, and is an essential part of Portland and Pacific Northwest society today. The goals of the Northwest Chinese Alliance are to broaden public awareness and appreciation of traditional Chinese arts and culture, to provide resources, training and networking to member organizations and individuals, to engage the local Chinese community to outreach to the general community to increase the understanding of the culture and history of the ethnic groups, and to build capacity for future leaders and performers in the local community.

Chinese Cultural Events

The Northwest Chinese Alliance supports the efforts of community partners and groups to showcase Chinese culture and promote the understanding of Chinese American history on  Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.  Over the past few years, we have supported the talks and presentations by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance on 1882, and the historic presentation by the Oregon Historical Society and the Portland Chinatown History Foundation on U.S., Oregon and Portland history.  

Enjoy a special evening with virtuoso pianist, Chen Sifan, who will perform a program of Chinese and Western classical pieces.  This is a special concert presented by the Lan Su Chinese Garden and Wisdom Arts Academy on Oct 3oth in the Old Church.  For additional information, please follow this link.

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Rose Festival Grand Floral Parades

One of our primary activities is to showcase Chinese culture in the Portland Rose Festival.  Since 2011, we have been invited to participate in the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parades every year.  We usually organize a team of 30 to 40 colorfully dressed dancers performing in Chinese traditional visual and cultural dances. The audiences on the Portland streets usually all shouted “Beautiful, Beautiful..”  Here are pictures from our 2015 and 2012 performances.  For more information, please follow this link.

2015-NWCA-GFP-2-a2012-Rose-Parade-bAnd below is our 2014 team that was featured in the Oregonian’s article with a video of our performance. Watch the video from Oregonian.

2014-NWCA-GFP-1 copyYou can find more about our past Grand Floral Parade performances and our other programs here.

About the Northwest Chinese Alliance

The Northwest Chinese Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) U.S. non-profit organization. One of our primary focus is to showcase the best of Chinese traditional performing arts by participating in the City of Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parades each year. Since June 2011, we have been very honored to have performed in every City of Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade.

Since 2014, we have started to move beyond showcasing Chinese visual and performance arts by supporting other Chinese history, civil rights, equity events and be a resource, as well as supporter of other organizations, with missions and interests similar like ours in the local community.

Please Support Our Efforts

You can help our community efforts by making a cash donation or by becoming a sponsor or join as a member. The Northwest Chinese Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization. All membership, sponsorship or cash donations are fully tax-deductible within the U.S. tax law regulations.

We also encourage you to volunteer and help us in our future programs. Please contact info@nwchinesealliance.org for more information.