A documentary filmmaker collects portraits of change along 82nd Avenue.
I used to sneer at Chinatowns.
I considered them
tourist attractions that I wanted nothing to do with. I grew up in
Taiwan with Chinese food and Chinese culture—what’s new to see in any
Safety concerns spark expansion of entertainment area
City officials have proposed a new step toward reinventing Portland’s Old Town and Chinatown as a new entertainment district: Expanding pedestrian-only blocks on weekend nights.An Office of Neighborhood Involvement proposal (first spotted by Portland Afoot) seeks to expand the weekend closure of Northwest Couch between 3rd and 4th streets to a six-block area stretching from Burnside to Everett streets ...
Anyone outraged by Tuesday’s Oscar snubs (I can’t quite
imagine these people existing, but there they are on my Twitter feed)
would do well to remember that Chinatown—the best movie ever mad
The much-loved Hung Far Low sign returned to Old Town/Chinatown tonight in a festive ceremony that included hundreds of onlookers. Kurt Huffman, one of the owners of the restaurant Ping in the Hung Far Low building, formally unveiled the restored sign from the basket of a crane parked next to his restaurant. The iconic sign came down in 2008. But a campaign to "re-erect" it kicked off in 2009. ...