Long Nguyen was born in Da Nang, Vietnam in 1937. In 1994, he was sponsored by his friend to come to the United States, where he moved to Beaverton. He has remained in the Portland area ever since, raising seven children and working for a company before retiring.

In this interview, Nguyen begins by sharing how he came to the United States and why he initially settled in Beaverton. He talks about how the Portland area has changed in the years he has lived here, such as the increasing population, the changing architecture, and the presence of big companies. Nguyen goes on to talk about adjusting to life in America while finding a job, learning English, and raising his children here. At the end of the interview, he discusses the Vietnamese American community in Portland, the social issues they are concerned with, and his hope for the younger generations to succeed in America.