In October, The Oregonian published a tip about Pioneer Place’s new food hall featuring Yong Kang Street, the wildly popular dim sum spot with New York and Las Vegas locations. Willamette Week snagged the official confirmation from Yong Kang, but since then, news has been sparse.
But the website now has a full list of the restaurants headed to Roots Food District, set to open this spring. Yong Kang made the list, as well as chicken strip emporium Raising Cane’s and outrageously topped burger chain BurgerFi.
Here’s the current roster:
• Yong Kang Street: “Yong Kang Street Dumpling & Noodle House will feature a variety of dumplings, a large selection of noodle soups, dry noodle dishes, fried rice, wok-tossed vegetables, dessert and dim sum,” the site reads. Yong Kang, which still hasn’t confirmed its Portland opening on the site or Facebook page, is known for its traditional dim sum cart service, as well as Taiwanese noodle dishes.
• BurgerFi: With locations across the country, BurgerFi slathers veggie and meat burgers with toppings like maple syrup, fried eggs, and candied-bacon tomato jam. Portland has plenty of ridiculously adorned burgers, but BurgerFi’s real draw will be its frozen custards, an East Coast classic that’s hard to spot around these parts.
• Bad Hombres: This Mexican and Puerto Rican counter will have everything from rotisserie chicken tacos to Sonoran hot dogs. But in a town that loves a colossal burrito, Bad Hombres’ one-pound monstrosities will likely attract hoards.
• Raising Cane’s: Louisiana fried chicken is no joke, and Raising Cane’s will have a selection of chicken fingers paired with brick-sized slabs of Texas toast.
• Dairy Hill: Portland-owned ice cream shop Dairy Hill will open its second outpost at Roots, serving a selection of Oregon ice creams made with Umpqua and Alpenrose Dairy as well as dairy-free Coconut Bliss.
Two cafes, Bridge City Cafe and Portland Roasting Coffee, will also join the court.
Eater reached out to Pioneer Place for comment. This story will be updated as information becomes available.
• Roots Food District [Official]
• Yong Kang Street [Facebook]
• Is downtown Portland getting a new dim sum restaurant? [The O]
• Massive Taiwanese-Style Dim Sum and Dumpling Spot Opening Downtown [WWeek]