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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Next Up: FCC’s 2013 Chinese New Year Celebration!

 * Year of the Snake *  Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST

Register TODAY for this year’s CNY celebration!  Enjoy visiting with friends and family, perusing great raffle items, watching the Chinese dance troupe and the Portland Lee Family Lion Dance Team, having your family portrait taken, and celebrating the Year of the Snake!

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FCC Presents: Somewhere Between!

Another month, another movie screening!  While this one is not a fundraiser, you won’t want to miss it.  We’re happy to announce that the acclaimed documentary “Somewhere Between” is (finally) returning to Portland! On Tuesday January 15th at 7:30pm, we’ll be hosting a one-night only screening at Century 16 Eastport Plaza… ** If and ONLY IF 75 people reserve their tickets by January 6th ** That’s the way Tugg works… Tugg is a web-based service that helps people and organizations bring movie screenings to their hometowns. So let’s do this thing!  Pre-order tickets here.

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