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Norcrest, China Replacement, Dinnerware, Tableware

Norcrest China, Replacement China, discontinued china pattern, made in Japan.

William S. Naito and his brother Sam Naito bought and repaired older, some decaying buildings in Portland Oregon for use to import and sell china and other collectibles. Bill Naito is credited with coining the name "Old Town" for Portland's Skid Road district, in order to improve the area's image, and one way he publicized the name was by having it painted in large letters on the side of a water tower atop the building Norcrest China occupied, the White Stag building. The name Old Town is now in widespread use for the district at the northeast end of downtown.