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Mission Statement

OTCTCA recognizes all of the diverse components of the community, and seeks to facilitate communication and collaborative work between these stakeholders.

The main objectives of the OTCTCA are:

  • To promote education and an exchange of information for everyone within Old Town Chinatown so that they may fully participate in the governance and future direction of the neighborhood.
  • To broaden channels of communication between residents, property owners, business owners, employees, and other stakeholders within Old Town Chinatown, and with City Officials in matters affecting neighborhood livability.
  • To work in concert with for-profit, non-profit and governmental entities, including the City of Portland and Multnomah County, so that Old Town Chinatown is recognized as a united community.
  • To further activities and development that will raise the level of residential, commercial, and industrial activity consistent with the interests of community stakeholders, the neighborhood’s development plan, and sound economic practices, in order to achieve a better environment in which residents, businesses and non-profit organizations can prosper.

Benefits of Membership

  • Recognition – The Old Town Chinatown Community Association works with the media to get the word out about events and openings using its website, social media and other vehicles.
  • Information services – Keep up to date on what’s going on in the community through the OTCTCA’s newsletters.
  • Event participation – Participate in OTCTCA special events, promotions, and other cooperative marketing, including advertising and radio/TV promotions.
  • Opportunities to serve – Our most active business partners benefit most by rolling up their sleeves and working with us.

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About Membership

The Old Town Chinatown Community Association succeeds because its members are active, supportive and collaborative. We work together to ensure that the Old Town community remains vibrant, authentic and fun for visitors and residents. Residents and businesses located within Old Town are automatically eligible to be members of OTCTCA, Sign-up Below.


OTCTCA bylaws revised 2016 (PDF)

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• Helen Ying • Chair
• Jessie Burke • Vice Chair
• Peter Englander • Treasurer
• Karen Bowler • Secretary

• Terry Chung
• Sharon Fitzgerald
• Zachary Fruchtengarten
• Jane Gordon
• David Leiken
• Dan Lenzen
• Will Naito
• Evan Ross
• Sarah Stevenson

2016 District Management Matching Fund Donors

  • 115 NW First Holdings LLC
  • Allied Health
  • Ankeny Plaza
  • Ankrom Moisem Architects
  • Central City Concern
  • Clark/Kjos Architects
  • Dan Lenzen (Dixie)
  • Edge Group (Dirty, Shake, Paris Theatre)
  • Fortune
  • Fred & Jane Wong
  • Gerding Edlen
  • Golden Horse Seafood Restaurant
  • Grove Hotel
  • Guardian Real Estate Services
  • Innovative Housing
  • John & Janet Jay
  • Kalberer Company
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden
  • Mort Bishop (Pendleton)
  • Northwest Chinese Alliance
  • Northwest Health Foundation
  • NW Natural Gas
  • One Pacific Square
  • Portland Chinatown History and Museum
  • Portland Development Commission
  • Red Robe Tea House and Cafe
  • Roseland Theater
  • Society Hotel
  • Stephen & Helen Ying
  • Theo’s Portland
  • Trailhead Credit Union
  • TUBE
  • University of Oregon
  • Urban Development Partners (Overland Bldg.)

Other Donors

  • 2BWELL Community Health Clinic
  • Airbnb Inc.
  • Albert Solheim
  • Beardsley Building Management
  • Bill Naito Company
  • Bruce and Gloria Wong
  • Budd + Finn LLC
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Portland Lodge
  • Chinese Social Service Center
  • City of Portland
  • Davis Street Tavern
  • Emerick Architects PC
  • Everett Station Lofts
  • Everett Street Auto Works
  • Fountain Village Development
  • Frank Quan
  • Goldsmith Blocks
  • Home Forward
  • Louie Enterprises
  • Louis Lee
  • LRS Architects
  • Northwest Evaluation Association
  • NW First Holdings
  • Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
  • PacifiCap Properties
  • Portland Business Alliance
  • Saturday Market
  • Technology & Arts Block
  • Venerable Properties


Community Meeting

1st Wednesday, 11:30 – 1 pm, University of Oregon, 70 NW Couch St
Every 3rd meeting (Mar, Jun, Sept, Dec) 6 – 7:30 pm
Helen Ying •

Board Meeting

2nd Wednesday, 11:30 – 1 pm
U of O, 70 NW Couch
Helen Ying •

Livability & Public Safety Committee

3rd Tuesday, 3:30 – 5 pm
OR College of Oriental Medicine, 75 NW Couch St
Sharon Fitzgerald •

Events, Marketing & Communications Committee

4th Tuesday, 3 – 4: pm
Fortune, 329 NW Couch St
Karen Bowler & Dan Lenzen •

Land Use Design & Review Committee

3rd Tuesday, 11:30 – 1 pm
U of O, 70 NW Couch
Zachary Fruchtengarten & Sarah Stevenson •

Business Committee

Meets as needed, email for details
Society Hotel, 203 NW 3rd Ave
Jessie Burke & Evan Ross •

Art, History & Culture Committee

2nd Tuesday, 3 – 4:30 pm
Portland Chinatown History Foundation, 310 NW Davis St
Helen Ying & Jackie Peterson •

Transportation & Mobility Committee

1st Tuesday, 3 – 5 pm
U of O, 70 NW Couch
Dan Lenzen & Ryan Hashagen •

Finance Committee

Composed of the Executive Committee of the Board, Meets as needed
Peter Englander •