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Hot Pot-Hotspot Chongqing Huo Guo Shutters

The SE 82nd Avenue Chinese restaurant has gone dark

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Known for sinus-obliterating heat and half-and-half hot pots, Chongqing Huo Guo opened at at 8230 SE Harrison St. in 2014, and over the last two-and-a-half years, it became one of the city’s top Chinese restaurants. But this month, Chongqing Huo Guo closed its doors, Eater has confirmed. The lights are out; the booths are in disarray; and the counter has been dismantled.

Portland still has many great Chinese restaurants serving hot pot, like Hot Pot City and Rockin’ Crab Cafe. Where do you go for top-notch hot pot?

The Chongquing Huo Guo write-up in Eater’s map to Portland’s top Chinese restaurants reads:

Another excellent choice for hotpot, Chonqing Huo Guo offers an array of protein and dumplings, vegetables, and a variety of mushrooms to swab through face-steaming soup right at the table. At the end, your broth, having been rendered even more delicious, is ready for noodles. The restaurant refills your broth if it gets too low. Best picks: yuangyang (half-spicy, half mild/medicinal broth) in the split pot with hand-pulled and shanxi knife-cut noodles. Lunch and dinner served daily.

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