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Hung Far Low (Portland OR)
||2410 SE 82nd Avenue,|
Portland, OR 97216
Reviewed by: Jacqueline M. Newman
Winter Volume: 2007 Issue: 14(4) page: 27
This eatery began downtown and moved to the above address recently. The Wong and Chan families still own it; they have since 1928. A picture of their downtown Chinatown sign appeared in Volume 13(1) on page 11, and it was used as an illustration for another article, as well.
Many stars ate in their downtown place, among them Jack Benny, Mary Rochester, Phil Harris, and others. In the 1959's, Forbes featured this eatery and called it 'a Chinese restaurant success story.' Its current expanded menu speaks to then and now with 'today' dishes such as Kung Po Chicken and their Hot and Sour Soup. The latter comes with goji berries. For yesteryear, there is Moo Goo Gai Pan and Ham Egg Foo Yung. Another look back is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, a BLT, and Fish and Chips. Years ago Chinese restaurant also served American foods.
Food and tables look and speak to then and now, as well. The place setting has fork and spoon, no chopsticks unless asked for. All dishes we ordered came with carrots, broccoli, bamboo shoots, green pepper pieces, and lots of American celery. Want to reminisce, eat here. Want to be modern, eat in the large back room and enjoy their nightly disco.