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[PAN-ASIAN, KOREAN] This awesome chain, with an outpost off Highway 99 in Tigard, is the Korean answer to Fred Meyer: You’ve got your cheap, portable gas grills; flip-flops; excellent Asian produce and tropical fruit selection over here and dynamite smoked, dried and very fresh fish department   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[PACIFIC ISLANDER] The 3-foot radius inside the door of Harold and Renu Nath’s box-cluttered island shop is all American minimart—smokes, Pepsi, Lemonheads and gummy treats. But explore any deeper and you’ll hit Africa, Jamaica, Tonga and Micronesia in turn, with aisles devoted to    More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[THAI] When you think you’ve seen every Asian spice, condiment and variation on pork rinds available, motor over to Amphaphone Jeung’s goldenrod-hued palace and prepare to have your taste buds schooled. Although the homey, super-organized store, which the family has run for 25 years, spe   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[EUROPEAN, SWEETS] “Hello, nice lady!!!” shouts Muhamed Mujcic-Mufko, half-buried behind a waist-high wall of Kinder eggs, marzipan logs, Finnish licorice (salted and unsalted), chocolate bunnies and Haribo gummies. Just call the white-haired Bosnian gent Southeast Portland’s &ldqu   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[JAPANESE] Many locals are atwitter over the idea that this Seattle-based Asian mega-store may open an outpost in downtown Chinatown. That’s because smart cooks have been motoring out to Beaverton for a small island nation’s worth of sushi-grade fresh fish (cleaned and cut to order), liv   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[VIETNAMESE] It’s not the most well-stocked Asian grocer in town, but cramped, dingy Vieng Lao’s got location—a few blocks west of PCC’s Cascade campus—on its side. It’s one of the only places to find Vietnamese, Hawaiian and Cambodian foodstuffs and spices, not t   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES] This hole-in-the-wall near the Rose City Golf Course packs stubby, just-baked baguettes with super-fresh bahn mi, from pork pâté and ham to jalapeños ($2.50). Peruse the array of housemade Asian dishes, from neon pink sweet sticky rice to rubbery shrimp du   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[PIE] Thank the Aussies for this exhaustively local, seasonal, organic pie endeavor—specifically Aussie Christopher Powell, who had a hunger to capitalize on America’s sad, puzzling lack of savory, crusted vittles. He and wife Sarah Curtis-Fawley bake their pies ($6.50 each) fresh each m   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[PIES, FANCY FOODS] “I’m a sucker for great packaging,” says Immortal co-owner Morgan Ennis with a laugh. “But it’s gotta be good inside, too.” Ennis lives up to her credo with her grape-colored fancy foods-, beer- and wine-parlor, where whimsical oversized lollip   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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[ASIAN] Need an encyclopedic selection of Asian foodstuffs plus a full service deli, spirits aisle and bubble-tea counter? Well, that’s Fubonn. But if you’re just after cheap, huge containers of Chinese and Vietnamese staples without a crowd, An Dong is a great alternative. For more than   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE
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