Portland, February 2nd, 2013. Over 10,000 people converged on the Oregon Convention Center for the TET (Vietnamese New Year) Festival.  It’s a time of dance and celebration. Vietnamese Community of Oregon is  a resource for the community and offers tax help, a health fair, cultural activities and more.

American and South Vietnam National Anthem on the New Year 2013. Vietnamese American Community of Oregon

American and South Vietnam National Anthem on the New Year 2013. Vietnamese American Community of Oregon

Miss Congeniality 2013 of the Vietnamese Community Community of Oregon. Miss Huong Nguyen.

A big attraction is the annual beauty pageant. Miss Congeniality 2013 of the Vietnamese Community Community of Oregon. Miss Huong Nguyen.

Miss Áo Dài Vietnamese Pageant 2013 of the Vietnamese Community of Oregon. Miss Nhi Nguyen.

Miss Áo Dài Vietnamese Pageant 2013 of the Vietnamese Community of Oregon. Miss Nhi Nguyen.

Colonel Hoàng Minh Hoà of the Republic of Vietnam and President of VNCO Mr. De Tran

President of VNCO Mr. De Tran with Colonel Hoàng Minh Hoà of the Republic of Vietnam

From the Vietnamese Community of Oregon:

As political refugees in the United States of America seeking freedom and preservation of our Vietnamese cultural heritage, the Vietnamese Community of Oregon (VNCO) unites and supports the voice of All Vietnamese in Oregon. Acting as a forum for activities, VNCO will encourage, develop, support and maintain activities enabling the Vietnamese in Oregon to thrive and be contributing citizens.