Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Lunar New Year celebrations throughout the city!
Tied to the lunisolar calendar, Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated throughout Asia. There are several ways to enjoy traditional and contemporary cultural activities right here in Portland.
Here are five upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations in Portland.
2023 Lunar New Year Celebrations in Portland
On Saturday, January 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a showcase of Chinese cultural activities at the Oregon Convention Center.
Admission is $10 per person and free for ages 3 and under. View all event details.
January 21-February 5
The two-week festival features hanging red lanterns, performances, light displays and activities. Attend the Chinese New Year opening celebration, the daytime festival or the lantern viewing evenings. View ticket prices.
On Saturday, January 21 at 5 p.m., see a live Taiko performance and ramen dinner at the Oregon Buddhist Temple.
Cost of the concert and dinner is $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Browse the dinner options and get tickets.
Usher in the Year of the Rabbit at the Milwaukie Community Center’s Lunar New Year Celebration from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Learn about special traditions through activities, music and more at the Milwaukie Community Center.
On Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m., attend the seventh annual Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a special parade through Portland.
A 150-foot dragon will be accompanied by lion dancers, performers, and a lively community parade through Old Town, Downtown, and ending at the Oregon Historical Society Park Plaza.
This event is free to attend. View the parade schedule and route.
Washington Square is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special event focusing on good fortune and happiness. Lunar New Year Celebration at Washington Square is Saturday, January 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the mall’s center court.
This event is free to attend. View the activities.
January 29-February 4
The annual Portland Dumpling Week is celebrating dumplings for its ninth year with specials throughout the city. There are 30 Portland restaurants putting their own fold on dumplings. Some will offer traditional flavors while others are embracing dumpling fusion by serving up a new take on the savory dining experience. View all the participating restaurants in Portland.