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Foods of the Orient Pacific Northwest

 

Republic Cafe
Portland, OR
Photo courtesy Jim Zahniser

The Republic Cafe in Portland, Oregon features a large storefront marquee that beckons to the wayward traveler from blocks away.

 

 

Swan Palace
Portland, OR
Photo courtesy Jeff Raber

Here's an old drive-in eatery turned into a Chinese restaurant called the Swan Palace.

 

 

Kim's Fine Foods (Demolished)
Medford, OR
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


Here's an eye-catching restaurant off the old roadside. Located in Medford, OR, Kim's Fine Foods features a roadside marquee that looks to date back to the days when old roadside signage were the norm. The building for Kim's restaurant also is worth checking out.

Kim's was opened on September 1950 and served Chinese and American food to locals and hungry travelers alike. The building closed down on May 31, 2005.

 

UPDATE 09/17 : Kim's is no more. The Kim's Restaurant in Medford was demolished on November 21, 2014 as it sat and met its fate with a bulldozer. The building was being torn down for the Coquille Indian Tribe who has proposed an Indian casino at the nearby bowling alley. 09-17

 

 

Lee's Cafe
Centralia, WA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Lee's Cafe in Centralia, WA features a rooftop sign advertising its restaurant.

 

 

Fu Shung
Tacoma, WA
Photo courtesy Lauren Freeland

How about dining at this restaurant featuring a rather unique design to the marquee? The Fu Shung Restaurant with its eye-catching marquee is located in Tacoma, WA.

 

 

 

Canton Restaurant
Cottage Grove, OR
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Canton Restaurant still features a themed design to its roadside sign.

 

 

The Pagoda
Portland, OR
Photo courtesy Jeff Raber

The Pagoda in Portland, OR is very eye-catching with its oriental themed design and bold color scheme.

 

 

 

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