Kevin Le was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in Southeast Portland with his family, he attended Creston Elementary School, Lane Middle School, and Franklin High School. After high school, Le attended Portland Community College, where he became interested in community-oriented work, such as grant writing. Currently, he works with Morpheus Youth Project, facilitating programs and leading breakdance sessions. Le continues to reside in Southeast Portland.

In this oral history interview, Le shares his experience growing up, residing, and working in Portland. He begins by talking about his childhood and the experience of living in a Southeast neighborhood with his family. He describes what it was like to go to Portland Public Schools and the difficulties of changing schools halfway through high school. He then talks about how he got into breakdancing and the inspiration from other Vietnamese community members. He also shares the story of how his parents came to the United States as refugees and how they met in Portland, as well as his memories going to Our Lady of Lavang Parish when he was younger. Le then goes on to talk about the Vietnamese community in Portland, the important cultural traditions, and how he strives to be a model for younger Vietnamese people to look up to. At the end of the interview, Le shares his thoughts about living in Portland, including the places he feels most at home, as well as some of the challenges and microaggressions that people of color face in the city.