C.A.C.A. Portland Lodge conducts virtual Awards Program

On 6-28-20, the Portland Lodge held its first-ever virtual awards program to honor the2020 scholarship and essay winners.  The mistress of ceremonies was President Kittie Kong and attended by approximately 30 participants. Our keynote speaker was Alex Hsu; an alumnus from ClevelandHigh School here in Portland.  He majored in economics at Stanford University and has worked with many companies including Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Sony.  Alex encouraged the students to find what they are good at, are passionate about, and pursue it relentlessly.  “Success is when work is no longer considered work.”  He encouraged the students to work hard and warned that there are no shortcuts.  He outlined these points:

1. Opportunities present because of hard work.

2.  Keep learning.  Graduating from college is more than just a degree, it is where we learn how to learn.

3.  Don’t be afraid to fail, as we can learn from failure.

4.  Be flexible when starting out on a career path.  Don’t let titles, salary, or company names dictate career choices.

5.  Adhere to the “Golden Rule” – treat others as you want to be treated yourself.

6.  Things are relative; when you think you’ve reached or achieved a goal you will see that there are higher goals to achieve. So don’t take things too seriously.

7.  Take care of your body, mind, and spirit.

8.  He highlighted the mission of C.A.C.A. and encouraged the students to give back to your community.


Listen to Audio Award ShowC.A.C.A 2020
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Asian Food Pantry

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Your Favorite Chinese Recipes Wanted


This summer, our local Portland museum educators are collaborating on a fun, family-oriented social media project...about FOOD! Coordinated by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, different museums will be highlighting a special food or dish from the communities they serve on their Facebook and Instagram pages each week during the summer. The Portland Chinatown Museum needs your help in selecting a Chinese or Chinese American dish to share with the greater Portland community on our social media on August 21. Do you have a favorite Chinese or Chinese American recipe that you love? Let us know at info@portlandchinatown.org by sending in a recipe and photo. If we receive enough recipes this summer, and photos of family feasts, we’ll organize a cookbook of Chinatown community favorites.






Honoring and Celebrating the Military Service of
Chinese American World War II Veterans


While the nation is still grappling with COVID-19, we continue to coordinate with the Speaker of the House on identifying an appropriate and safe date to reschedule the highly anticipated 2020 Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony. We are hopeful that a date can be announced as our country develops safe protocols for gatherings.

First, we wanted to highlight “Remembering: The Stories of Chinese American WWII Veterans,” a video that was produced by Anthony Aong, Anthony Chen, and Jason Wang at the University of California, Berkeley.

To view the video, please click on the play button on the graphic above.

Second, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the commemorative items that CAWW2 Veterans Recognition Project has been working on. 

We have created an online program book ads section on our website, which will provide an opportunity for Veterans, their families, and friends to see their ad prior publication. We encourage you to view them on our website.

Maj. General William Chen (U.S. Army, ret.) has curated Unsung Heroes, a publication that recognizes and honors CAWW2 Congressional Gold Medal Recipients. 

Although we are disappointed that we were not able to hold the Ceremony when originally scheduled, we hope these project items will brighten your day. 

Should you wish to place an ad in our forthcoming program click here: 

"UNSUNG HEROES" is the story of Chinese American Veterans and their contributions in World War II and the path toward recognition. Largely forgotten, ignored, and neither recognized nor honored, the story of these Veterans are told through the writings of sons/daughters/grandchildren of Chinese American Veterans for future generations to reflect upon the contributions of our WWII Veterans and to understand, appreciate, and preserve their legacies for the generations to come.  

Compiled by Editor-in-Chief, Maj. General William Chen, (U.S. Army, ret.), the book includes writings from authors in California, Oregon, Colorado, New York, and Massachusetts. Chapters 1 - 5 should be of interest to all, while Chapters 6 & 7 recognize Veterans from New England and Veterans whose next of kin reside in New England. 

Learn more about the book, download the order form here.




  • President- Kittie Kong

  • Vice President- Kent Lee

  • Secretary- Joyce Lew

  • Treasurer- Wisdom Ming

  • National Rep- Stephen Ying

  • Sentinel- Sharry Quan

  • Compliance officers- Franklin Quan

  • Marshal- Gloria Lee

  • Board of Directors- Helen Ying and Betty Jean Lee