5/30/12

Portland's Canton Grill Menus Over The Years

         Looking at Chinese restaurant menus from different decades provides a glimpse at changes in customer food preferences (as well as the increase in prices over the years).  Comparing menus from the same restaurant, if possible, gives a fairer picture than if they were from different restaurants in different parts of the country.


            Portland's Canton Grill, operating as early as the 1920s, posted several of their menus from 1940 to the 1970s on their website (hopefully they will update with menus from the 1980s to the present).  Even though only one restaurant's menus are presented, it probably is representative of the menu offerings of other Chinese restaurants in the Portland area.

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