Beaverton's new Asian Food Center
Nov. 6, 2013

The steady creep of Bellevue, Wash.'s Asian food scene into the Portland suburbs continued apace last week with the debut of a new specialty market.

The Asian Food Center, an offshoot of the six-year-old Bellevue grocery store of the same name, opened last Friday in the former Marshalls in the Canyon Place Shopping Center, writesKari Bray in the Beaverton Leader. Stacy Zhong, the store's co-owner, says the close-to-MAX market required extensive remodeling. That's in contrast with Zhong's Taste of Sichuan restaurant, which opened in a former Beaverton Marie Callender's in 2011 with Szechuan dishes on the menu but the decor largely intact.

As previously reported, Taste of Sichuan is itself a spin-off of Bellevue's Bamboo Garden, one offour Washington State Chinese restaurants to open locations in Beaverton or Southwest Portland in the past two years. Combined, these restaurants have helped Portland's western suburb emerge as a serious day-trip destination for local fans of Chinese food.

Stop Bellevue creep? No way.

Read more:

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Taste of Sichuan: The decor is leftover, but the flavors are all fresh (review)

Szechuan Chef: Another Washington import spices up Southwest Portland(review)

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Portland area lands yet another Bellevue Sichuan restaurant

Best of Szechuan isn't even best of Beaverton (review)

Diner 2013: Szechuan sensations

Asian Food Center from Washington finds second home in Beaverton

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