Title

Review of Portland's international grocery stores. These small stores serve as

Authors

China Williams

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

10-2003

Pages

2333

Abstract

Review of Portland's international grocery stores. These small stores serve as informal community centers while offering a culinary education for Americans. At Haknuman Meanchey Market on Forest Avenue, owners and Cambodian natives Sophal and Sokha Ker offer the city's largest variety of Southeast Asian food products. Sun Oriental Market on Congress Street specializes in products from the Near East, including China, Japan and Korea. Sun's biggest draw is its full coverage of sushi supplies. Amei Halaal Market on St. John Street serves mainly the Somali-American community, many of whom come in to pick up supplies for the evening meal or enjoy traditional foods served in the store's small cafe. Somalia's premier dish is goat, and the market also sells lamb, beef, chicken and camel. Micucci's Market, a 50-year-old family business, is a neighborhood institution on India Street. Owner Rick Micucci said that a lot of the customers who come in today are the grandchildren of his father's original customers. More than 50 varieties of cheeses and meats make up the backbone of the business.

Subjects

Amei Halaal Market Portland, Grocery trade, Haknuman Meanchey Market Portland, Micucci's Market Portland, Sun Oriental Market Portland

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