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lebelage Mar 21, 2007 04:13 PM

I am new to the SE side of Portland and would like to find a good source for Japanese items... I've found some info about Chinese (that often carry some Japanese) but if possible would like to find one where Japanese is the focus.

Thank you.

  1. amopdx Mar 22, 2007 10:26 AM

    across from the Convention Center
    (736 NE MLK Jr )

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    1. re: amopdx
      Leonardo Mar 23, 2007 10:55 PM

      I like Anzen too, very homey, I go there all the time. SE is a vast area, you don't say where, really. So it could be very close to you for all we know.

      1. re: Leonardo
        lebelage Mar 24, 2007 07:48 AM

        Near se117 & stark... but am willing to drive up to 1/2 hour each way for a great shop... especially ones with REAL tofu, umeboshi, takuan, wakame and sushi grade sea food...

        1. re: lebelage
          lebelage Mar 24, 2007 01:35 PM

          Went to Uwajimaya today, awesome store and highly recommend.. Great selection, great prices. $9.99 12 packs of Kirin, great tableware at reasonable prices.. LIVE geoducks! Thanks all... anyone who hasn't been there should stop by.

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      clearskies0810 Mar 21, 2007 06:13 PM


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      1. re: clearskies0810
        denalismom Mar 21, 2007 06:18 PM

        In southeast portland check out Fubonn on 82nd. Not sure if japanese is their focus but its big and should be able to find what you need.

        1. re: denalismom
          clearskies0810 Mar 21, 2007 08:24 PM

          That's more South-East Asian/Chinese - definately not Japanese focused (though they are well stocked!)

          1. re: clearskies0810
            lebelage Mar 22, 2007 09:30 AM

            Thanks! Will check out both places.

            1. re: clearskies0810
              extramsg Mar 23, 2007 08:40 PM

              True. But the Japanese focused places -- Anzen and Uwajimaya are a ways away probably. You might also check out An Dong on Powell. Chinese owned I think, but fairly diverse, quality stock.

              If you can get out to Uwajimaya, that's definitely the place.


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