SAVE THE DATE FCC Chinese New Year Celebration

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Year of the Sheep Chinese New Year Celebration. It will once again be held at the very popular HK Café, 4410 SE 82nd Ave. on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

We are also looking for assistance with our very popular raffle that we have during the event. If you own a business and would like to donate a basket on behalf of your business please let us know. If you have items to donate or gift cards that you do not want to use yourself, we will accept those items and build fun baskets that will auctioned off at the dinner to help underwrite the event and keep costs down so families can continue to celebrate each year.

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Families With Children From China Fall Picnic at Oaks Park

Join us Sunday, September 7th to celebrate 16 years of the Family with Children From China Oregon/Southwest Chapter at Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon. Details will be coming to your email shortly on how to RSVP for the picnic and reserve your ride bracelets.
• Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Oaks Park, Picnic Area #10
• Picnic potluck from 12pm – 2pm. Rides are open from 12pm – 7 pm.
• Complimentary ride bracelets for current 2014 FCC members and their immediate family members. Additional bracelets can be reserved and paid for at the picnic.
• FCC will be providing sandwich platters, condiments, plates, utensils, lemonade and bottled H2O. We ask that you bring a potluck dish to feed 10 -12 people, last name starting with:
• A – I   Appetizer
• J – R  Vegetable/salad
• S – Z   Dessert
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at


Chinese New Year Celebration moves to March 8, 2014

NOTICE:  Due to inclement weather, tomorrow’s 2014 Chinese New Year event at HK Cafe has been postponed until Saturday, March 8th.  Don’t miss this great event featuring Lees Family Lion Dance team; raffle baskets including Weekend Getaway in Hood River, hotel stays and dinners at fabulous Portland restaurants.  If you have any questions, contact us @  See you in March at HK Cafe.


2014 Membership Campaign

FCC will be kicking off the 2014 membership campaign shortly!  We thank you for your past support and have high hopes for what 2014 will bring!  Whether you are a founding FCC family or a waiting family, our FCC is only as strong as its members!

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SAVE THE DATE – Chinese New Year 2014

Mark your calendars for our annual Chinese New Year celebration at HK Cafe, Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 4:30pm – 7pm.  Enjoy a multi-course dinner, raffle prizes, Lee Family Dancers will be performing the Lion Dance and we will have a photographer for those special family photos. Look for information soon in your email and don’t delay in reserving your table as seats are limited!


Portland Chinese Lessons with Kristina Knight

Goodbye, Summer!  夏天,再见!  
What:  Rain-or Shine Potluck Picnic, with free face painting from 3-5 pm
When: Friday, August 30 from 1:30 to 5 pm (In the pool from 12-1)

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Don’t Miss the Families with Children from China 15th Anniversary Celebration in September

We have made a change for our fall event from Cook Park to Oaks Park to celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary.  Details will be coming to your email shortly on how to RSVP for the picnic and reserve your ride bracelets. 

  • Sunday, September 15 at Oaks Park, Picnic Area #10
  • Picnic potluck from 12pm – 2pm.  Rides are open from 12pm – 7 pm. (Last day that Oaks Park is open to the general public for the season.)  
  • Complimentary ride bracelets for current FCC members.
  •  FCC will be providing sandwich platters, condiments, plates, utensils, lemonaid and bottled H2O.  We ask that you bring a potluck dish to feed 10 -12 people, last name starting with:
  • A – I  Appetizer
  • J – R  Vegetable/salad
  • S - Z   Dessert                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Sign up today for FCC Camp October 4-6, 2013

4th Annual FCC Camp at Camp Namanu in Sandy, Oregon.  Check out the following link for more details and registration information.  Space is limited so don’t delay!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT:   $20 off registration fee for families who are registered FCC families!


UPDATE: Change of venue * Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival @ Cook Park

FCC Members and supporters: we are changing venue this year to celebrate the FCC’s 15th Anniversary.  Harvest Moon Festival @ Cook Park has been changed to Oaks Park on Sunday September 15, 2013.  See additional post for more information.


Fang’s follow-up comments from her Portland visit in May

 Hello Portland!  As a part of my life scrapbook/summer blogging/record keeping, I would love it if any of you (especially the young teens and older teens) would write a small vignette or paragraph about your thoughts & reflections regarding what you learned from the weekend, from me?, from the community coming together, etc.  I do not yet know what Fangtopia will look like in a year, but with your thoughtful feedback, I will be more equipped to shape and sculpt my idea into something that better serves us Chinese adoptees. You can email your responses directly to  I may not respond to every reflection, but please know that I truly appreciate everything you say.  Also, please be aware that whatever you write might be posted on my public blog!  If you would like to share privately with me your thoughts, please email those over to me with a note that says “keep private please”.  Thank you and I look forward to hearing from everyone!  Sending my love, Portland.”

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