What we're about

Are you learning Mandarin Chinese and want an opportunity to practice with others? Or perhaps you are a Mandarin speaker and would like to meet people who are interested in your culture.

Join us to practice spoken Mandarin as well as discussing Chinese language, culture and history. This is not a strict mandarin-only conversation group. But it is our hope that you make every effort so use mandarin. After an hour or so we often switch to English to give English learners a chance.

Since there is often a wide range of skills, some amount of patience is required to help each other with vocabulary and pronunciation.

Please note, this is not a class! It is a discussion group and most useful to those who are actively studying Mandarin.

Upcoming events (4)

Volunteer at Lift UP’s Free Food Market

1200 NW 23rd Ave

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you believe all people should have access to nutritious and healthy food? Are you compassionate? If so, come help community members gather groceries in a supportive environment! The majority of community members who attend Free Food Market speak either Mandarin or Cantonese. If you speak one of these languages, or are interested in honing your language skills, we want you to come join us! All volunteers are required to wear a face covering and maintain a social distance at all times. The next Free Food Market will be Wednesday, September 23rd in the parking lot of Legacy Good Samaritan (1200 NW 23rd Ave. Portland, OR 97210). We are seeking volunteers for two shifts. The first shift is from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm. The second shift is from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. During the first shift, volunteers assist with setting up the market (lifting 25 pounds repeatedly is a common occurrence) as well as food distribution. During the second shift, volunteers assist with food distribution and clean up the market when it is finished. If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Abby Morris (Lift UP’s Volunteer Manager) at [masked]. She will fill the shifts on a first come, first served basis. BTW, you can find free parking between 25th and 26th Ave on Northrup and other alphabet streets.

Halloween Special--Remote Mandarin Meetup (远程中文对话)

Let's have a remote Mandarin MeetUp via Google Meet this Thursday from 7-9 pm! Click this link to join: https://meet.google.com/ewk-esyu-wos Then hit the green "Join Now" button. (If you've never used Meet before, you will need to allow Google to access your camera and microphone. You will be prompted automatically to do this.) Everyone is welcome even if you've never joined us before. We will try to keep the conversation in Mandarin as much as possible but totally understand if you need to use some English too. You can arrive late or leave early, no problem. Unfortunately, the google meet only allow 9 ppl on the screen at once, but ppl come in and out frequently so don’t worry. The link is free to join from 7-9! Please RSVP. Join the waitlist if it is full usually someone will no show and I can let you in. Wanting is the new host! Message me on WeChat if you have any problems: WantingWu1029 Hope to see you then!

"Wearing your Fav Clothing Brand"--Remote Mandarin Meetup (远程中文对话)

Let's have a remote Mandarin MeetUp via Google Meet this Thursday from 7-9 pm! Click this link to join: https://meet.google.com/ewk-esyu-wos Then hit the green "Join Now" button. (If you've never used Meet before, you will need to allow Google to access your camera and microphone. You will be prompted automatically to do this.) Everyone is welcome even if you've never joined us before. We will try to keep the conversation in Mandarin as much as possible but totally understand if you need to use some English too. You can arrive late or leave early, no problem. Unfortunately, the google meet only allow 9 ppl on the screen at once, but ppl come in and out frequently so don’t worry. The link is free to join from 7-9! Please RSVP. Join the waitlist if it is full usually someone will no show and I can let you in. Wanting is the new host! Message me on WeChat if you have any problems: WantingWu1029 Hope to see you then!

"Sharing your Fav Snack"--Remote Mandarin Meetup (远程中文对话)

Let's have a remote Mandarin MeetUp via Google Meet this Thursday from 7-9 pm! Click this link to join: https://meet.google.com/ewk-esyu-wos Then hit the green "Join Now" button. (If you've never used Meet before, you will need to allow Google to access your camera and microphone. You will be prompted automatically to do this.) Everyone is welcome even if you've never joined us before. We will try to keep the conversation in Mandarin as much as possible but totally understand if you need to use some English too. You can arrive late or leave early, no problem. Unfortunately, the google meet only allow 9 ppl on the screen at once, but ppl come in and out frequently so don’t worry. The link is free to join from 7-9! Please RSVP. Join the waitlist if it is full usually someone will no show and I can let you in. Wanting is the new host! Message me on WeChat if you have any problems: WantingWu1029 Hope to see you then!

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Washington Park Loop Hike

Southwest Fairview Boulevard & Southwest Champlain Drive

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