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Asian Grocery Stores

It is a luxury to have more than one asian grocery store that are less than 20 mins from home and a plethora of larger asian  grocery stores in Portland.   After living in Peoria, IL for 12 years and only having a single asian store within 30 minutes and rest are 3 hours away in Chicago,  I am so thankful that we are in Salem.


Store Name: Wing Wa

3280 Harold Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 364-7477


Store Name: Oriental Food Value

Address:8303 Southeast Insley Street, Portland, OR 97266
Phone:(503) 775-8683

Store Name: Fubonn Grocery

Address: 2850 Southeast 82nd Avenue #1, Portland, OR 97266
Phone:(503) 517-8877

Store Name: An Dong Food Mart

Address: 5441 Southeast Powell Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206
Phone:(503) 777-2463

Store Name: Hong Phat Food Center

101 Southeast 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97216

DIY Project 1: Understairway storage

It’s summer 2012, I decided that it was time for the old bar under the staircase to go.  Yes, there is a bar with a sink and all under the staircase… I supposed it was an 80s thing.  $70 dollars for it to be removed (sink cabinets and etc).  Time to test my carpentry skills.  What                         could go wrong?  Famous last words 😉

Did you know that all sides of the walls and the floor can be not level and in a different direction?…  Shims to the rescue!.

3 weekends in,.. i got partial of the frame going.  Calling it a night,  to be continued….  later…