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The second location was in northeast Oregon, which became the gateway to the Inland Empire in the southeast corner of Washington Territory (1859-1889), with specific reference to Walla Walla and the Boise Basin in present-day Idaho (1863-1890).
From 1855 through 1865, the majority of Cantonese-Chinese settlers in Oregon were miners, with a minority of merchant types.
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Growing up in New York, my parents and I would drive down to Chinatown every week to enjoy wonton soup and, when possible, the latest Bruce Lee film.
They immigrated to America primarily from the Pearl River Delta region in southeast China in the century from 1850 to 1960.
This region forms the central third of their home province of Gwongdung (Cantonese pronunciation; Guangdong is the standard Pinyin "Mandarin" Chinese spelling, formerly spelled in Wade-Giles Mandarin as Kwangtung.) This group decisively shaped the first century of Chinese experience in Oregon.
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The Pioneer Period, 1850-1860 The Cantonese-Chinese were the first Chinese in Oregon.
Vancouver Chinese food scene enters a new era as Cantonese cuisine evolves Thirsting for a new adventure, I decided to visit Chinatown in Portland, Oregon.