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Patsy Fong Lee and Kenneth Fong - Stories My Mother and Father Told Me

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Portland Chinatown Museum

127 Northwest 3rd Avenue

Portland, OR 97209

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Patsy Fong is seated in the middle of the table facing the camera. The occasion was a High School Graduation. Photograph courtesy of Bruce and Gloria Wong Family.

Sharing their family stories are Patsy Fong Lee and her younger brother, Kenneth Fong. The Fongs grew up in a flat with no running water on SW Pine Avenue and Second Avenue at teh north end of Old Chinatown. Their father, Gui Duck Fong, fought in World War I and was awarded U.S. citizenship for his service overseas. Returning from the war, he opened the Hop Lee Tailor Shop on SW Third and Ankeny, which became the front for one of the largest gambling casinos in Portland Chinatown.

This event is part of our ongoing series Stories My Mother and Father Told Me, featuring artists, writers, and community elders. The series is sponsored in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

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