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Old Town Chinatown neighborhood is located in Northwest and Southwest Portland in the Willamette River watershed. Old Town was Portland’s original urban center from the time when the city was incorporated in 1851. Chinese and Japanese were among the many immigrants who lived and worked in the neighborhood in the mid and late 19th century, in part because the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (which applied to Chinese and Japanese residents of Portland) limited their movements beyond Portland’s wharf and train station. Today the neighborhood is a dense mix of commercial and residential, and has many attractions including the Saturday Market, Lan Su Chinese Gardens, and historic Ankeny Plaza. Old Town Chinatown is a part of the Neighbors West/Northwest Coalition.