ABC Seafood Market
Specialty: Gourmet Specialty Foods
The Find: The cheapest Dungeness crabs in town
When Sharon Chan, a native of Guangzhao, China, moved to Portland, she found the Asian restaurants to be lacking in the seafood essential to her native cuisine. So, in 1999, she started her own store to fill the niche. The tiny shop now has the largest selection of edible aquatic life in the city: Dungeness crabs, giant Maine lobsters, tilapia, prawns, mussels, Louisiana crawfish, and geoduck the size of your foot. Half of Chan’s business comes from restaurants and seafood markets all over the country, but she still has time to cater to home cooks. And if you ask nicely, the folks at ABC will gut and clean your catch at no extra charge.
Find more in The Food Lovers’ Guide to Portland
6509 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206-2633