“For me, [my first trip to India] was less about food and more about culture — how it smelled when you ate that sandwich on that street corner and what that felt like, more so than whether [the food] had this in it or that in it. . . [Opening Bollywood] has been fun. I want people to come in the door, and I’m saving them the plane ticket. You’re drinking out of a steel cup and eating off a steel plate just like you would if you were in Mumbai. I want people to have that experience, as if they have gone some place.”

– Troy MacLarty, owner of Bollywood Theater PDX, inĀ India to Portland