Forgotten Portland History: Chinese Vegetable Farmers of Portland

Chinese gardener

For at least four decades, an extensive community of Chinese farmers lived in Goose Hollow (farming the steep slopes of the Tanner Creek Gulch), in Slabtown (farming the floodplains of Johnson Creek, Balch Creek and Guild's Lake), in Albina, Mt. Tabor and Sylvan. In this presentation from Portland historian Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D., you’ll discover this intriguing chapter in Portland's history, told with pictures of Tanner Creek Gulch, Johnson Creek Gulch, Balch Creek and Guild's Lake, and rare photos of the Chinese farmers and their residences.

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