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Portland China Gate | by Noël Zia Lee
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Portland China Gate

From wikipedia: The Chinatown portion of Old Town extends north from W Burnside St. to Union Station. The entrance is marked by a China gate, complete with a pair of lions, at the corner of NW 4th Ave. and W Burnside St. The core of the area, from W Burnside St. to NW Glisan St. and from NW 5th Ave. to NW 3rd Ave., was designated in 1989 the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District.


When compared to the more well-known Chinatowns of Oakland and San Francisco in California and Vancouver, British Columbia, Portland's Chinatown is smaller and less active. It has more than two dozen Chinese-owned businesses, including restaurants such as a nostalgic 1940s-era chop suey restaurant, gift and import shops, club houses, an herbal medicine store and an Asian food market.


(For a dear friend stuck in Atlanta.)


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Taken on June 23, 2007