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Oregon’s First Bonchon, a Korean Fried Chicken Chain, Has Opened in Happy Valley

Plus, Bar King’s bakery opened this morning, serving miso walnut sticky buns

A wooden table is covered in plates of fried chicken, edamame, fries, and radish
Chicken and other sides from Bonchon
Bonchon / Official
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

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Bonchon Begins

This Korean fried chicken chain has opened its first Oregon location in Happy Valley, with takeout, delivery, and onsite dining. The restaurant is known for its chicken, as well as Korean standards like bulgogi, bibimbap, and japchae. The restaurant is located at 12000 SE 82nd Avenue in Happy Valley.

Bar King Bakery

The Bakery at Bar King opened this morning, with sweets and breakfast pastries made by Los Angeles expat Katherine Benvenuti, who has been spearheading the main restaurant’s takeout “brunch boxes.” The menu at the newly opened bakery ranges from miso-walnut brioche sticky buns to Gruyère-and-togarashi brioche.

Bar Casa Vale Returns

This Southeast Portland Spanish restaurant has reopened for takeout and dine-in service on the patio. The food menu ranges from pintxos and tapas like jamón Serrano and patatas bravas, as well as larger plates like fried chicken and roasted-then-grilled pork shoulder. Bar Casa Vale is also serving paellas and cocktails on the patio only. Reservations are available on OpenTable, and pick-up orders can be made online.

Crisp 2: Even Crispier

Crisp — the Sweetgreen-style salad bar spot on Williams — has opened a second location on SE Division. The restaurant is sticking to take-out and delivery, with its menu of salads, bowls, and soups. The restaurant is open at 2045 SE Division.


3901 N Williams, Portland, OR 97227 Visit Website

Bar Casa Vale

215 Southeast 9th Avenue, , OR 97214 (503) 477-9081 Visit Website

Bar King

726 Southeast 6th Avenue, , OR 97214 (971) 346-3280 Visit Website