By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
October 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Arawan Thai Cuisine is a family-owned and -operated restaurant. The Varagoon family opened their first Arawan in 2000 in Clackamas, Ore. Their Vancouver restaurant is on the east side of town, near Southeast 164th Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard.
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