Chinese New Year http://nwpr.org en Slideshow: Big Chinese New Year Fest In Small Oregon Town http://nwpr.org/post/slideshow-big-chinese-new-year-fest-small-oregon-town JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – You expect West Coast cities with large Asian populations to colorfully and grandly celebrate the Chinese New Year.&#160; But that is not a given in a southern Oregon county where the U.S. Census recently measured the Asian-American population at barely 1 percent. &#160;Yet on Saturday, polished troupes of lion and dragon dancers romped down the main street of Jacksonville, Oregon during a Chinese New Year’s parade that drew more than 1,000 spectators.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Red paper lanterns decorated the business district from top to bottom. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:04:17 +0000 22933 at http://nwpr.org Slideshow: Big Chinese New Year Fest In Small Oregon Town