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Where to Get Delivery and Takeout in Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, and Happy Valley

Where to find noodles, burgers, and Thai takeout in the suburbs to the south

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Some of Portland’s finest hand-pulled noodles, Latin American classics, and Sichuan fare can be found to the south. From the bowls at Happy Valley’s Noodle Man to the roast chicken and gallo pinto at Lake Oswego’s Casa Del Pollo, the suburbs and neighborhoods south of Portland have a number of spots that are worth the drive for northerners.

Now, as many shelter in place and avoid driving into Portland, locals from L.O. to Happy Valley are skipping the Portland-area dinners out; still, many of them are more than happy with what’s right in the neighborhood, even if it’s served in to-go containers or eaten straight out of delivery bags. Below, find an assortment of distinctive takeout and delivery staples below Portland proper, for those avoiding the drive into town for takeout — or perhaps for Portlanders looking for something new. For more takeout options, readers can explore the larger guide to takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lake Oswego

Oswego Grill

Oswego Grill is open for takeout, both in terms of meals and groceries. Customers can either order the restaurant’s classic burgers, Oregon seafood dishes, and eclectic European fare, or they can place an order for things like flour, produce, steaks, and fresh bread. Call (503) 352-4750 to place an order.

Pizzeria Sul Lago

This pizzeria is open for takeout and delivery through Grubhub, with things like margherita pizzas, red-sauce staples like chicken parm, and kid’s meals. Curbside pickup orders can be made by calling (503) 305-8088.

Nicoletta’s Table and Marketplace

Nicoletta’s is offering beer and wine, fresh takeout pasta dishes, and take-and-bake options like whole lasagnas, among other things. Order online for takeout, or customers can call (971) 252-8100.

Aji Tram

This Lake Oswego spot is offering everything from General Tso’s chicken wings to fried udon noodles in yuzu teriyaki for takeout, either ordered online or by calling (503) 342-6249. The restaurant is also selling beer to-go, in packs or individually.

Casa del Pollo

This Costa Rican restaurant is open for takeout and delivery on a number of apps, with its popular roast chicken, casados, and gallo pinto. View the menu here, and order pickup by calling (503) 344-4354.

Tavern on Kruse

Tavern on Kruse, known for its live jazz, has a number of takeout options: Customers can order one of the “finish at home” meal kits, traditional takeout like the burger or fried chicken, or a free meal for the unemployed. Order any of the above online.

Tada Sushi Studio

This L.O. sushi spot is offering beer, sake, and sushi to-go for lunch or dinner, with everything from elaborate maki to loaded chef’s choice sashimi platers. The restaurant offers online ordering and in-house delivery within three miles; otherwise, customers can call (503) 882-2865.

Dang’s Thai Kitchen

Dang’s Thai Kitchen is offering takeout or delivery through Grubhub, with Thai takeaway mainstays like pad kee mao, various curries, and tom yum. Those afraid of computers can also call in an order at (503) 697-0779.

Baird’s on B

This Second Street bar and grill has a menu of American pub fare for pickup, including staples like tater tots, mac and cheese, and buffalo wings. The menu also includes some of its favorites, like crab cakes, available for takeout after 5 p.m. Call (503) 303-4771 after 4 p.m. to place an order.

Bamboo Sushi

The Portland-based sushi chain remains open for takeout and delivery in Lake Oswego, with sustainably caught seafood, vegetarian rolls, and poke. Customers can also call (503) 387-6565 to place an order.

Milwaukie & Oak Grove

Pho Thap Ba

A cozy Vietnamese spot in an unassuming strip mall, Pho Thap Ba is delivering its signature soups and noodles dishes via GrubHub and DoorDash as far in as central Portland. It also provides takeout, and orders can be made by calling (503) 659-0149.

Mike’s Drive-In

An iconic Oregon restaurant for burgers, fries and soft serve, Mike’s Drive-In is open for takeout at both its Milwaukie and Oregon City locations. Patrons can come in and place an order or call ahead at (503) 654-0131 for Milwaukie or (503) 656-5588 for Oregon City.

Rigoberto’s Taco Shop

The casual, 24-hour Mexican restaurant has kept its usual schedule, open all day, every day for takeout only. Orders can be called in ahead of time at (503) 659-8124.

King Curry

A charming, wood-paneled Thai restaurant housed in a strip mall, King Curry is still open its regular hours. Diners can call in orders to (503) 513-9777, or place an order for some Thai noodles or stir-fries at the website.

Super Burrito Express

A family-friendly Mexican restaurant, Super Burrito is closing a bit earlier in the evenings, at 8:30 p.m., but has its full menu available for takeout. The menu is available online, and orders can be made by calling (503) 786-9370.

Hot Rice

Those craving some teriyaki rice plates can find them at Hot Rice, which is open until 8 p.m. Sunday to Friday, closed Saturday. The counter-service teriyaki shop is taking orders over the phone at (503) 654-2488.

Chan’s Steakery

The Chinese restaurant Chan’s Steakery has its menu of stir fries, noodles, dumplings, and combination plates available on a variety of delivery apps, including Gruhub and Doordash, with options for delivery and takeout. Diners can also call in an order for pickup at (503) 653-2709, though the menu is still only available at the delivery app sites.

Azul Tequila Taqueria

Located within the Milwaukie Station food cart pod, Azul Tequila Taqueria remains open with everything from old-school taco salad to mole-smothered burritos. Check out the menu on Grubhub, and either order delivery or call (503) 387-7479.

Duffy’s Irish Pub

While there’s no way to get an Irish whiskey to-go, diners can at least pick up some of Duffy’s sandwiches, burgers, and fish and chips for takeout. The Irish pub is also selling its various beers by the growler for cheap — just $5 for 32 ounces and $10 for 64 ounces.

Sushi Kata

For sushi cravings, Sushi Kata is open for takeout from 4 to 8 p.m. every day but Sunday, when it is closed. Orders can be called in for takeout at (503) 653-0302, but the menu is only available on Postmates, which also provides delivery services.

Gramma’s Corner Kitchen

For unfussy-but-tasty breakfasts of eggs and bacon, Gramma’s is ol’ reliable. The diner’s biscuits and gravy, omelets, and corned beef hash are all available for takeout or delivery through DoorDash. Call (503) 654-7110 to place an order.

Clay’s Smokehouse Grill

Once a Portland barbecue spot, Clay’s has moved to Milwaukie, and is now offering carryout from its new location. Boxes of ribs with potato salad and slaw, meats by the pound, and stacked sandwiches round out the menu; order by calling (503) 236-4846.

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Happy Valley & Sunnyside

Happy Valley Station

This food cart pod is still running, with beer growlers to-go and a number of open carts offering takeout, from the Filipino silogs of Kuya Fred’s Cuisine to the chicken wings of Christina’s Cartel. Visit the pod’s website for information on individual carts.

Sichuan City

This Clackamas Square Sichuan restaurant delivers the goods: nice and spicy chonqing chicken, tender cumin lamb, wontons in chili oil, and intestine hot pots. Those looking for Chinese-American staples like kung pow chicken and chow mein will find them here, as well. Order takeout online or by calling (503) 305-6879.

Noodle Man

Oregonian critic Michael Russell’s favorite hand-pulled noodle in the greater Portland area is still available: Noodle Man, in Happy Valley Town Center, is currently open for takeout, serving its “knife cut” noodles in simmering bowls of Lanzhou beef soup, below minced pork and cucumbers in the zhajiang style, and fried in a chow mein style. Order online or call (503) 878-5086.

Umami Ramen

This ramen shop, known for its rich tonkotsu ramen, is still open for takeout and delivery through Postmates and DoorDash. The restaurant’s black garlic ramen is a particular stunner, as well as the spicy tonkotsu. Call (503) 878-4980 to place a takeout order.

Ichi Teriyaki

Local chain Ichi remains open in Happy Valley, with teriyaki chicken plates, stir-fried yakisoba, and various combo platters. Call (503) 454-0115 to place a takeout order, or order delivery through Grubhub.

Sinju Sushi

The Happy Valley location of this local sushi chain is open for takeout and delivery, with udon and gyoza as well as sushi, nirigi, and sashimi. Call (503) 344-6932 for takeout.

A Guide to Dining in the Greater Portland Area During the Coronavirus Pandemic [EPDX]