Fubonn Shopping Center

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Fubonn Shopping Center
Location Portland, Oregon, USA
Coordinates 45°30′04″N 122°34′37″W / 45.501°N 122.577°W / 45.501; -122.577Coordinates: 45°30′04″N 122°34′37″W / 45.501°N 122.577°W / 45.501; -122.577
Opening date 2006
Developer Michael Liu
No. of stores and services 29
No. of anchor tenants 1
No. of floors 1
Website fubonn.com

The Fubonn Shopping Center is an enclosed shopping mall in Portland, Oregon. The mall claims to be the largest Asian mall in Oregon and lists 29 stores as tenants in November 2011.[1] The mall is located at SE 82nd Avenue and SE Woodward Street. It is anchored by the Fubonn Supermarket, a large Asian grocery and housewares store. The Oregonian calls it "the eastside's answer to Uwajimaya".[2]

The mall was opened in 2006 by owner, President and CEO Michael Liu. Construction cost a reported $15 million.[3]

Fubonn's opening on SE 82nd Avenue coincided with an alleged and controversial move by Portland's Chinese business and residential communities from the Old Town area in downtown to the SE 82nd area.[4] Liu said that availability of parking was a factor in choosing a location away from Chinatown.[5] Fubonn has been the site of multiple media appearances by public officials calling for action against drug and sex crime, as those conditions have long characterized the SE 82nd Avenue area.[6]

Popular highlights of the Fubonn Shopping Center include the large variety of produce at the Fubonn Supermarket[7] and the So Kong Dong Tofu & BBQ restaurant. Also in the Shopping Center are a marble statuary, a tea shop, and many small shops selling books and movies from China, Vietnam, and elsewhere.

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  1. ^ "Directory of Stores". Fubonn Shopping Center. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ Butler, Grant (January 29, 2009). "Think Globally, Explore Locally". OregonLive.com. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Jacklet, Ben (August 16, 2005). "82nd ready to bloom? Business leaders push to remake gritty street with new name, identity". Portland Tribune. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Davis, Matt; Moore, Scott (December 28, 2006). "A Tale of Two Chinatowns; Has the PDC Split the Chinese Community?". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ Korn, Peter (December 19, 2006). "Whose Chinatown? Area’s future may not include those who built it". Portland Tribune. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ Griffin, Anna (September 13, 2008). "Sex for sale rules 82nd Avenue again". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Fubonn Supermarket". Fubonn Shopping Center. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 

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