Ken Truong was born in Vietnam in 1948 and came to the United States in 1979 as a refugee. In this oral history interview, Truong discusses the people and organizations that sponsored him to come to the United States and his first impressions of Portland. He also discusses the ways in which Portland has changed since his arrival and how the Vietnamese community in Portland has changed over the years. Truong concludes the interview by discussing how he adjusted to life in America and some of the difficulties and successes he experienced during and since that transition.