WHO WE ARE
Asia America is a curated collection of art, antiques, and furniture from years of travel to every corner of Asia. Our company was born over 30 years ago in Portland, Oregon. We have been operating out of the International Harvester Building for 22 years. In recent years, under the direction of Dan Barbato, Asia America has undergone a beautiful transformation.
With an online presence and a crafted showroom experience, the new chapter of Asia America provides a modern application to centuries old traditions and styles. We bring pieces from China, India, Tibet, Japan, and Nepal. In an effort to give back to Portland and our global community, we have opened our doors to local artists and nonprofits. In January 2017, we opened up a second location, Asia America Riverplace, to serve as a gallery space on the waterfront in SW.
As we continue to grow and travel, our inventory is ever changing. Each member of our team contributes years of experience living and traveling in Asia, as well as professional degrees in art history, archeology, and international management. Come with us to the farm houses of Sichuan, the water markets of Bangkok, the bustling streets of Jaipur, and beyond. Stop by and share your adventure stories.
Dan grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois, went to college in New England at University of Vermont, and studied abroad in Rome, Italy. During his travels in Europe and the Middle East Dan was inspired to volunteer for the Peace Corps and was assigned to Fuling, China in Sichuan province. After two years in the Peace Corps Dan returned to the U.S. to complete an MBA program at Thunderbird School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. In 2003, still passionate about Asia and Mandarin Chinese Dan returned to Shanghai to work for a U.S.-China joint venture advertising company where he worked for over 12 years. Dan returned to the U.S. and joined Asia America in June, 2016. Dan lives in Portland with his wife and two children.