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S. Ban Company Baseball Team, Portland, OR

Teikoku Company, Furuya, Otagiri, Ota Tofu, S. Ban, and M. Hachiya Co. were just a few of the successful food and mercantile stores in Portland’s Nihonmachi. The S. Ban store was located on NW 3rd and Couch, operating from 1892 until 1924, selling goods to thousands of railroad and farm laborers.

Photo: S. Ban company sponsored baseball team, courtesy of Lilly Irinaga.

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S. Ban company sponsored baseball team, courtesy of Lilly Kobayashi. The S. Ban store was located on NW 3rd and Couch, operating from 1892 until 1924. For more information, please ... More »


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