Yi Shen Market and Restaurant is open!

Please note their new hours:  Monday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm; Restaurant opens 11 am.  Closed Sunday.

We love and appreciate Yi Shen.  It has become a neighborhood fixture in West Eugene.

If you need a delicious meal or something for your pantry, stock up at Yi Shen!

Yi Shen Market & Restaurant
1915 W 11th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

Announcement of scholarship 2014 recipient

We will announce the recipient for CABA scholarship 2014 at our Moon Festival event on September 7th, 2014. Stay tuned for details for the event.

Save the Date – DisOrient 2015

Make sure to mark your calendar for the 10th AnnualDisOrient Asian American Film Festival set for April 17-19, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon.

Save the Date – Moon Festival 2014

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Time and venue TBA.

In memory of Ming Hsieh, owner of Yi Shen Market

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Ming Hsieh, owner of Yi Shen Market, passed away last weekend.  He and Phung created a warm neighborhood hub with the Yi Shen Market and Pho Restaurant on West 11th.  His kind spirit and smile will be greatly missed by all of us.

In appreciation of the heart and great food that was shared by Ming throughout our community, an account has been set up at Oregon Community Credit Union to receive donations to return the kindness back to the Hsieh Family.  Checks can be made to “CABA – In Memory of Ming Hsieh” with CIF #0001096528 between now and June 15, 2014.  Please send an email to ladymouser@aol.com if you have made a deposit. CABA will forward the list of people to the Hsieh family so that they will know some of the many people who were touched by Ming during his life.

Quotes from DisOrient 2014 filmmaker Steven J. Kung, Writer and Director of “A Leading Man.”

“The secret to DisOrient Film Festival’s success is the VIP green room and courtyard. Here, we filmmakers intermingle with film enthusiasts, and festival staff over food and drink, discussing the day’s screenings and sharing our love of movies. You connect with the community and feel blessed to develop a camaraderie among such great talents.”

“DisOrient has upped their game with the newly renovated Bijou Art Cinemas – the projection is top-notch, rivaling even Hollywood’s most coveted Directors Guild of America Theaters.”

“DisOrient Film Festival has set the standard as the friendliest among the most filmmaker friendly festivals.”

9th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon 2014



Celebrating new and independent films by, for, and about Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), DisOrient  brings a diversity of filmmakers, writers, actors and artists from all over the world to Eugene where they showcase their work and hold discussions with the audience.



Tickets prices range from $5 – $12.

An all-access pass admitting you to every film screening plus The Opening Night Reception and Closing Night Awards Gala is available for $50. http://www.disorientfilm.org

This year DisOrient is pleased to hold a special one-night advance-festival event, Thursday April 10 at 7PM – the Academy Award nominated documentary The Act of KillingThis highly acclaimed, one-of-a-kind film chronicles the “Communist Purge” that took place in Indonesia during the mid-1960s. A stimulating discussion follows the screening. Tickets are separate from the all-access pass: $8.

On Friday April 11, the festival opens with The Leading Man, about a smooth and charming actor maneuvering through the stereotypical roles Asian males are getting in Hollywood films. Director Steven Kung is attending.

A potent variety of shorts, features, and documentaries follows with known names like Alex Wong (“So You Think You Can Dance”) , Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond on “Lost”),  Andrew Pang, and Kelly Hu appearing in the casts.

DisOrient is famous for getting lots of film professionals to attend. Year after year they enjoy engaging the Eugene audience in discussing social and political issues, along with filmmaking styles and techniques. Count on lots of opportunities to meet the filmmakers.

Some of this year’s different events: the first film screenings on Saturday and Sunday are free; Saturday night, comedienne  Kate Rigg is holding a “talk back” about race; And Sunday night, The Haumana, with Johnny Kealoha promising to teach Hula to teenage boys.

Tickets and information: check DisOrient’s Program as well as the website www.disorientfilm.org

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