Portland's Chinatown is relatively small, but it does have an elaborate gate and a Chinese Garden, along with an array of restaurants and shops to explore. Chinatown in Portland was officially designated in 1989, when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, although the district got its start in the 1880s. The district is roughly 174 acres in what is known as the Old Town portion of downtown, and stretches from Burnside St. north to Union Station, and from 3rd Avenue west to 5th Avenue. The entrance gate is at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Burnside St., and includes two large lion sculptures, one at the base of each pillar.
There are some Chinese restaurants, shops, and other businesses in Chinatown, as well as the beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden, but the Jade District area around SE 82nd Avenue is more of a Portland hub for Asian markets, restaurants, and shops than Old TownChinatown is.
The heart of Old Town Chinatown runs from Burnside to Glisan. The Lan Su Chinese Garden, which covers one city block, is a highlight of any visit to Chinatown. It's located at the corner of NW 3rd & Everett, and is open 10am-6pm daily in summer, 10am-5pm daily in winter. Admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, and $7.00 for children ages 6-18.