Our Story

The Lao Buddhist Center Northwest (LBCN) is a religious, educational and public non-profit organization formed under Oregon law. LBCN, as an umbrella for Wat Xao Phout Lao (the Temple) and Lao Community Center, serves the religious and social needs of the Oregon and Washington Lao Buddhist Community. Our 50 family-members (founders) purchased the property at 17676 SE Foster Road, Gresham, Oregon in June 2010 to serve the religious, cultural and social needs of the Lao Buddhist community in Portland and its vicinity in the Northwestern region of Oregon and Southern Washington.

Meet the Team