THE OREGON CCBA

Oregon CCBA stands for Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, is an organization for the Chinese community, serving all Chinese people living in the Portland and greater Oregon region through its education and cultural appreciation programs. The CCBA Building is a shared resource for all Chinese people, no matter where they come from. It mission is to strengthen ties within the Chinese Community toward the common goal of improving the greater community as a whole.

THE MISSION

CCBA’s mission is to strengthen ties with the Chinese community and with the community at large. By promoting education, cultural appreciation, mutual respect, and understanding, the CCBA works toward these communities common goal of improving the society that we share.

CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL

Teach and promote Chinese language and culture. Help the students and the Portlanders who love Chinese culture to learn Chinese and understand Chinese’s 5000 years history and traditional culture.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Honor all high school graduates of Chinese ancestry and to provide those qualified students with scholarships in their pursuit of higher education.

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MUSEUM

The museum resides on the uppermost fourth floor of the historic CCBA building, which was built in 1911 by the local Chinese merchants and community and is listed on the National Historic Register.

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1900

The Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association was formed to assist Chinese individuals in their struggle with discrimination in employment, business, and citizenship.

1981

Grants and donations funded the Oregon CCBA headquarters renovation.

1984-1985

Chinese-English street signs and Red Lamp posts were installed and decorated with banners depicting the twelve Chinese Zodiac signs, give the entire district a colorful flavor.

1986

The district most distinguishing landmark, the Chinatown Gate opened

1988

Signing agreement with the Portland-Kaoshiung Sister City in Taiwan, a colorful, one-hundred-fifty-foot dragon and four forty-foot Dragon Boats were presented to the Chinese community.

1989

The very first Dragon Boat Races in the United States were held as part of Portland’s Rose Festival in June.

2000

Portland Classical Chinese Garden’s officially opened on September 14.

NOW & FUTURE

The Oregon CCBA will continue to fulfill its mission and strengthen ties within the Chinese community and with the community at large. By promoting eduction, cultural appreciation, mutual respect, and understanding, the CCBA works toward these communities common goal of improving the society that we share.