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A Guide to Portland’s Bar, Restaurant, and Food Cart Openings

Janken arrives in the Pearl District, Grand Fir Brewing opens, and more

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Let’s be real: With the coronavirus pandemic raging on, this a terrifying time to open a new restaurant. However, a handful of chefs and restaurateurs are going ahead, opening new brick-and-mortars for takeout, delivery, and onsite dining. Take a look below, but know that generally we’re looking at brick-and-mortars here. Know of a new restaurant in town? Let us know via our tipline.


2022

November

Janken

What it is: A new special occasion restaurant from chef Rodrigo Ochoa, who has tapped Portland talent like chef Luna Contreras of Chelo and pastry chef Gabriella Martinez of Sweet Creature. The restaurant has taken over the former Bluehour space and serves Korean- and Japanese- inspired dishes like wagyu beef crispy rice, short rib ssam, and strawberry cheesecake bingsu.
When it opened: November 19
Where it is: 250 NW 13th Avenue
Learn more: Inside Janken, the Stylish, Star-Studded New Celebration Restaurant in Northwest Portland

Grand Fir Brewing

What it is: The new brewery from trailblazing brewer Whitney Burnside and Top Chef alum Doug Adams. Burnside’s concise starting lineup of house beers is paired with small and large plates that have shades of European and American pub fare.
When it opened: November 18
Where it is: 1403 SE Stark Street
Learn more: What to Know About Grand Fir Brewing Before You Go

Vincenzo’s Pizza

What it is: A new pizzeria and import shop from the owners of the now-shuttered Vinnie’s Pizza in Vancouver is now open in the former Hogan’s Goat space. In addition to hand-tossed and Sicilian-style pizza, the restaurant serves sandwiches, pasta, and more.
When it opened: November 10
Where it is: 5222 NE Sacramento Street
Learn more: Vincenzo’s Pizza Is Open

Artisserie Fine Bakery

What it is: A patisserie filling flaky croissants with chocolate ganache, glazing fruit tarts and entremets, and selling macarons in a rainbow of flavors.
When it opened: Early November
Where it is: 710 NW 23rd Avenue
Learn more: Artisserie Fine Bakery

El Gaucho

What it is: The upscale steakhouse has opened its first Vancouver location at the Hotel Indigo on along the city’s waterfront.
When it opened: November 10
Where it is: 510 Waterfront Way
Learn more: El Gaucho steakhouse opens at Vancouver waterfront

De Noche

What it is: A revival of República’s original evening menu, focusing on classic Mexican dishes. The menu has found a new home as the evening service at La Fondita under chef Alfonso Torres.
When it opened: November 10
Where it is: 422 NW 8th Avenue
Learn more: What to Know About the Six New and Incoming Restaurants From the República Team

Puff Coffee

What it is: Stumptown Coffee founder Duane Sorenson’s micro-roastery has opened a cafe in the former Canteen space after years of its single-origin coffee being available at select restaurants and markets.
When it opened: November 9
Where it is: 2816 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Puff Coffee, from Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson, opens first Southeast Portland cafe

Master Kong

What it is: A second Southeast Portland location of the four-year-old Chinese restaurant, which has earned acclaim from Eater, the Oregonian, and Willamette Week. The restaurant serves comforting Chinese dishes such as dumplings, buns, noodles, and congee.
When it opened: Early November
Where it is: 1522 SE 32nd Avenue
Learn more: Master Kong

Nico’s Ice Cream

What it is: The New Zealand-style ice cream shop, which blends Willamette Valley fruit and vanilla ice cream into soft serve-textured cups and cones, has opened a second location.
When it opened: November 5
Where it is: 1615 N Killingsworth Street
Learn more: Nico’s Ice Cream

Pastificio d’Oro

What it is: The handmade pasta pop-up-turned-restaurant officially took over the former Gracie’s Apizza space in early November.
When it opened: November 3
Where it is: 8737 N Lombard Street
Learn more: Handmade Pasta Pop-Up Pastificio d’Oro Will Open Its Own St. Johns Restaurant

A plate of clams at Heavenly Creatures.
Clams from Heavenly Creatures.
Ilana Freddye

October

Portland Cà Phê

What it is: A second location of the Vietnamese coffee shop, which roasts beans from Vietnam’s Central Highlands region and serves cà phê sữa đá, ube lattes, and banh mi.
When it opened: October 29
Where it is: 2601 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Learn more: Portland Cà Phê

Lollipop Shoppe

What it is: This new bar and music venue, opened in collaboration by Tulip Shop Tavern’s owners and the team behind Lose Yr Mind festival, is now in the former Dig A Pony space, serving Southern cocktails and fare like mint juleps, shrimp po’ boys, and gumbo.
When it opened: October 28
Where it is: 736 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: At Lollipop Shoppe, Portland Has a Brand-New Spot for Late-Night Southern Food

Heavenly Creatures

What it is: A new wine bar and bottle shop from St. Jack chef Aaron Barnett and sommelier Joel Gunderson. The bar serves drinking snacks like Camembert “Cheez Whiz” with potato chips and yellowtail tuna on toast alongside glasses of Burgundy and Provence blancs.
When it opened: October 26
Where it is: 2218 NE Broadway Street
Learn more: Eat Camembert ‘Cheez Whiz’ and Drink Burgundy at This New Portland Wine Bar

Elephants Lake Oswego

What it is: The longtime Portland deli’s newest location, which replaced its former Lake Oswego shop Flying Elephants on Kruse Way, is serving hot baguette sandwiches and gelato.
When it opened: October 26
Where it is: 3970 Mercantile Drive
Learn more: Elephants Delicatessen Will Open Its Lake Oswego Location With a Food-Filled Party This Week

Lustre Pearl

What it is: The Austin, Texas bar-turned-chain has opened a Portland location with Texas-inflected cocktails, wood-fired pizza, and live music in the former Quaintrelle and Another Read Through spaces on Mississippi.
When it opened: October 21
Where it is: 3936 N Mississippi Avenue

Learn more: A Laid-Back Bar Straight Out of Austin Is Heading for North Portland

Street Disco

What it is: A pop-up-turned-restaurant featuring Pacific Northwestern cuisine, pulling influence from coastal Spain, France, and Italy. The restaurant comes from Dame alums Kyle Christy and Jessie Manning.
When it opened: October 21
Where it is: 4144 A SE 60th Avenue
Learn more: We’ve Got Deets on Street Disco’s Upcoming Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant and Wine Bar

Banquette

What it is: A new bakery and cake shop with plentiful vegan options. Banquette draws its flavor inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, serving pastries such as apple cider doughnut cream puffs and oat milk lavender latte macarons.
When it opened: October 21
Where it is: 950 SE Madison Street
Learn more: Banquette

Marble Queen

What it is: An eclectic cart in the former MF Tasty space that draws from Asian flavors and chef Johnny Sullivan’s bicoastal backgrounds for its noodle dishes, grilled dishes, and more.
When it opened: October 21
Where it is: 3925 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: Marble Queen Will Bring Oat Milk Egg Creams and Lime Shoyu Shrimp Toast to Williams

19 Acres Cider Co.

What it is: A new cider tasting room inside a converted horse barn from the owners of Oregon Heritage Farms. Along with flights and full-glass pours, the tasting room serves charcuterie boards and other snacks, beer, and wine.
When it opened: October 21
Where it is: 18055 SW Seiffert Road
Learn more: 19 Acres Cider Co.

Ice Queen

What it is: The Chicana- and Indigenous-owned vegan paleteria and dessert purveyor has graduated from a walk-up window to a full shop.
When it opened: October 14
Where it is: 2012 SE 11th Avenue
Learn more: The Most Anticipated Portland Restaurant Openings, Fall 2022

Lilia Comedor

What it is: The newest venture from the República & Co. family of restaurants, this “Northwest kitchen” serves Pacific Northwestern cuisine through the lens of Mexican-American chef Juan Gomez, previously of República.
When it opened: October 11
Where it is: 3159 S Moody Avenue
Learn more: Lilia Comedor

The Chomp

What it is: A new Thai comfort food spot offering crab chowder, curries, and vegan dishes in the building formerly home to Sanborn’s.
When it opened: October 7
Where it is: 3200 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Learn more: The Chomp

Fools and Horses

What it is: Collin Nicholas’s new Pearl District bar features Hawaiian Paniolo cuisine from chef Alex Wong and a menu of cocktails divided into three sections: spirit forward, refreshing, and zero proof.
When it opened: October 5
Where it is: 226 NW 12th Avenue
Learn more: Inside Fools and Horses, the Alluring New Cocktail Bar Coming to Northwest Portland

Nico’s Coffee

What it is: A cafe from restaurateur Nico Vergara serving chicha (purple corn) cold brew, cafecito, and empanadas.
When it opened: October 1
Where it is: 5308 NE 30th Avenue
Learn more: Nico’s Coffee

A fried tofu sandwich sits next to a cocktail garnished with starfruit at Jojo.
Fried tofu sandwich and cocktail from Jojo.
Dina Avila/Eater Portland

September

Fortune BBQ Noodle House

What it is: A new Chinese restaurant in Montavilla serving Cantonese-style barbecue, noodle soups, congee, and more.
When it opened: Late September
Where it is: 18 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Fortune BBQ Noodle House

Red Sweet Korean Cuisine

What it is: A Korean restaurant in the Westmoreland neighborhood serving kalbi and bulgogi bowls, sweet and savory taiyaki, and more.
When it opened: Late September
Where it is: 5145 SE McLoughlin Boulevard Suite E
Learn more: Red Sweet Korean Cuisine

Phin Caphe and Boba

What it is: A Vietnamese coffee shop in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood serving cà phê sữa đá, egg coffee, and bubble tea, plus Vietnamese snacks and desserts.
When it opened: September 25
Where it is: 11906 SE Division Street
Learn more: Phin Caphe and Boba

Kalesa Coffee

What it is: A Filipino-owned coffee pop-up turned cafe in St. Johns serving drinks like coconut cold brew with ube whip, sweet corn shakeratos, and caffeine-free mango calamansi soda with Sweet Creature chamoy, alongside food from Allie G’s Pastries and Cozy City.
When it opened: September 24
Where it is: 7024 N Richards Street
Learn more: Kalesa Coffee

Nico’s Cantina

What it is: A Guadalajara-inspired bar from Nico’s Ice Cream owner Nico Vergara serving complimentary botanas, tacos, and in the former Beeswing space. The cantina features other Mexican- and Latine-owned businesses such as beer from Salem’s Xicha Brewing, tortillas from Three Sisters Nixtamal, and booths by Orox Leather Co.
When it opened: September 24
Where it is: 4318 NE Cully Boulevard
Learn more: The Founder of Nico’s Ice Cream Is Opening a Cantina in the Cully Neighborhood

Bula Kava House

What it is: A Vancouver location of the 11 year-old Portland cafe Bula Kava House, which serves kava, its namesake Fijian drink brewed from a root grown in the South Pacific.
When it opened: September 24
Where it is: 610 Main Street
Learn more: For downtown Vancouver’s latest bar, Bula Kava House: It’s about feeling, not flavor

Aviation American Gin

What it is: The longstanding Portland gin company just opened a flashy new distillery and tasting room, with an onsite cocktail bar and an escape room.
When it opened: September 22
Where it is: 2075 Northwest Wilson Street
Learn more: Aviation Gin Opens Its New Portland Distillery and Tasting Room

Bistro Alder

What it is: The Dossier Hotel’s new French restaurant is spearheaded by chef Aaron Dionne, formerly of iconic Portland spots Higgins and Carafe Bistro. Bistro Alder serves brasserie standards such as steak frites, escargots, moules Marinières with Pacific Northwestern produce and meat.
When it opened: September 20
Where it is: 750 Alder Street
Learn more: A Higgins Alum Is Running a New French Restaurant in Downtown Portland

Jojo

What it is: The smash-hit fried chicken and jojo cart has opened a Pearl District restaurant with an expanded menu that includes a sizable vegan section, flavor-boosted sodas, and desserts including a pavlova and a lavender chèvre cheesecake. The cart will close temporarily for “a few weeks” as the restaurant gets up and running.
When it opened: September 15
Where it is: 902 NW 13th Avenue
Learn more: Inside Fried Chicken Cart Jojo’s New Restaurant, With Boozy Milkshakes and ’70s Lounge Vibes

Sousòl

What it is: The sister bar to Gregory Gourdet’s Kann is located underneath the Haitian restaurant; its name is Haitian-Creole for “basement.” Sousòl serves pan-Caribbean bar food inspired by Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Mexico and more, alongside a menu of cocktails both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
When it opened: Mid-September — the restaurant opened for a preview week announced on Instagram, but it’s unclear when the restaurant will open again.
Where it is: 227 SE 6th Avenue
Learn more: Gregory Gourdet’s Upcoming Haitian Restaurant Kann Will Open in July with a Cocktail Bar

O’Dear

What it is: A new bar in the Parkrose neighborhood serving cocktails and draft beer along with sirloin steak salads and Cajun shrimp and grits. The bar offers family dining until 8 p.m.
When it opened: September 8
Where it is: 10810 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: O’Dear Bar & Grill Will Open in Parkrose in September

Maisha

What it is: A vegan food cart specializing in Kenyan food, including dishes like ugali and matoke.
When it opened: September 1
Where it is: Within Piknik Park, at 1122 SE Tacoma Street.
Learn more: Plant-based Kenyan Food at Maisha food cart in Portland, Oregon

Fried plantains, avocado, pikliz, and more on a plate from Kann.
Griyo at Kann.
Eva Kosmas Flores

August

Kokonut Island Grill

What it is: A new fast casual Hawaiian restaurant in Vancouver serving plate lunch, poke, and kalua pork sandwiches. This is the Utah-based chain’s first out-of-state location.
When it opened: August 29
Where it is: 512 NE 81st Street
Learn more: ​​Kokonut Island Grill

Scholar

What it is: The new pseudo-Italian restaurant on Broadway serving Buffalo chicken livers, pastas, and New York style pizzas.
When it opened: August 28
Where it is: 2226 NE Broadway
Learn more: Scholar’s Instagram

Pono Brew Labs

What it is: The first brewpub location of the six-year old Pacific Island-inspired brewery, located in the Hollywood District. The food menu includes Hawaiian and Southeast Asian dishes from chef Garrick Ikeda.
When it opened: August 26
Where it is: 1728 NE 40th Avenue
Learn more: First Look at Pono Brewing Brew Labs’ New Pacific Island/Asian Inspired Brewpub in Portland

Willamette Valley Vineyards Vancouver

What it is: A Vancouver tasting room and restaurant expansion of the Turner, Oregon-based winery. The location features a three-course tasting experience and a la carte food pairings, and will soon offer a wine blending experience where guests can learn how to make their own red blend wine.
When it opened: August 22
Where it is: 801 Waterfront Way Suite 205
Learn more: ​​Willamette Valley Vineyards joins The Waterfront Vancouver

Screen Door

What it is: An airport outpost of the ever-popular Southern restaurant.
When it opened: August
Where it is: 7000 NE Airport Way
Learn more: ​​Southern Tourist Magnet Screen Door Will Open at Portland International Airport

Motto Motto Revolving Sushi Bar

What it is: A new sushi restaurant in the former Sushi Land space at Clackamas Promenade which features a double decker conveyor belt.
When it opened: August
Where it is: 8424 SE Sunnyside Road
Learn more: Motto Motto Sushi

Mochinut

What it is: The first Oregon location of the mochi donut chain which also sells Korean rice flour corn dogs and bubble tea.
When it opened: August 20
Where it is: 2830 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard
Learn more: This Week In Portland Food News: Mochi Doughnuts, Steamed Sandwiches, and Ramen

Menya Hokusei

What it is: A Salem food cart turned Portland restaurant which makes ramen noodles from scratch and whose name translates to “Northwest noodle shop.”
When it opened: August 20
Where it is: 80 SE Madison Street
Learn more: Owner of Salem’s ramen-from-scratch cart to open restaurant in Portland

MBC ToGo

What it is: Popular Creole seafood restaurant My Brother’s Crawfish has opened a second, to-go only location offering dishes like bourbon chicken, gumbos, and create-your-own seafood boils.
When it opened: August 18
Where it is: 6306 NE Halsey Street
Learn more: ​​This Week In Portland Food News: Portland Pizza, Bumper Burger, and Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Bamboo Sushi

What it is: A new west side location of the Portland-based sustainable sushi restaurant chain.
When it opened: August 18
Where it is: 2545 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard
Learn more: Bamboo Sushi is Opening Its First Beaverton Location This Week

Bag O’ Crab

What it is: The Cajun seafood boil restaurant chain’s first Oregon location.
When it opened: August 17
Where it is: 3255 NE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Bag O’Crab

Good Coffee

What it is: A minimalist coffee bar located in Portland International Airport’s Alaska Airlines terminal serving baked goods from Dos Hermanos.
When it opened: August 17
Where it is: 7000 NE Airport Way, Concourse B
Learn more: Portland’s Good Coffee Opens PDX Outpost

Grassa

What it is: A Vancouver outpost of Rick Gencarelli’s handmade pasta restaurant—the fast casual chain’s first Washington State location.
When it opened: August 10
Where it is: 780 Waterfront Way
Learn more: Pasta eatery coming to Vancouver waterfront

Company

What it is: A new wine and beer bar housed in a garage from Portland-based branding studio Old Friend.
When it opened: August 5
Where it is: 916 SE 34th Avenue Suite B
Learn more: Company

Kann

What it is: Top Chef alum Gregory Gourdet’s highly anticipated Haitian restaurant.
When it opened: August 4
Where it is: 548 SE Ash Street
Learn more: ‘Top Chef’ Darling Gregory Gourdet’s Ode to the Haitian Diaspora, Kann, Is Finally Here

A stack of pancakes topped with duck gravy and a duck egg at Canard in Portland, Oregon.
A duck stack from Canard.
Bill Addison/Eater

July

Little Griddle

What it is: The Beaumont brunch spot has opened a second, bigger location in the former Cup & Saucer space and is now serving fried chicken.
When it opened: July 29
Where it is: 3556 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Little Griddle

Masala Lab

What it is: An Indian brunch spot from Desi PDX’s Deepak Saxena serving dishes like pakora waffles and shrimp and grits with coconut milk polenta.
When it opened: July 28
Where it is: 5237 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Learn more: The Man Behind Desi PDX Will Open Indian Brunch Spot Masala Lab

Nacheaux

What it is: The smash-hit Mexican/Cajun food cart returns in a new location in West Linn.
When it opened: July 27
Where it is: 1720 Willamette Falls Drive
Learn more: Nacheaux

Chop Shop PDX

What it is: A new food cart specializing in Midwestern fried pork chop sandwiches next to Ship Ahoy Tavern.
When it opened: July 22
Where it is: 2889 SE Gladstone Street
Learn more: Chop Shop PDX

The Record Pub

What it is: A combination record store and beer bar with a listening station and six rotating taps.
When it opened: July 22
Where it is: 6034 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Learn more: At This Incoming Southeast Portland Bar, You Can Shop for Records With a Beer in Hand

Cereus

What it is: An internationally inspired cocktail bar serving a mix of classic and original cocktails, plus Colombian and Peruvian dishes like patacones, tiraditos, and arepas.
When it opened: July 21
Where it is: 1465 NE Prescott Street
Learn more: Prescott Cocktail Bar Cereus Wants to Provide Escapism Without the Colonialist Lens

Kinnamons

What it is: A new cinnamon roll bakery from Portland restaurateur Micah Camden with flavors such as strawberry lemon poppy, tiramisu, and banana cream.
When it opened: July 19
Where it is: 1241 NW Johnson Street
Learn more: A New Bakery Focused Solely on Elevating the Cinnamon Roll Has Opened in the Pearl

Binary Brewing

What it is: A new, tech-inspired brewpub in the former Beaverton Bakery building, focusing on classic beer styles and serving sliders and salads.
When it opened: July 19
Where it is: 12345 SW Broadway Street
Learn more: Binary Brewing Opens Today in Beaverton, Oregon

Rock Paper Fish

What it is: The fish and chips shop has reopened in a new location with an expanded menu including New England clam strips, chili garlic calamari, and Willapa Bay oyster po’boys.
When it opened: July 15
Where it is: 2309 NW Kearney Street
Learn more: Fish-and-Chip Shop Rock Paper Fish Has Reopened in Northwest Portland

Happy Valley Food Hall

What it is: A food hall featuring Bibimbap PDX, Kamaaina Express, Kung Fu Tea, Musashi’s, Two Zone Chicken, and Wheat Bay, plus a full bar.
When it opened: July 15
Where it is: 15640 SE Happy Valley Town Center Drive
Learn more: Happy Valley Food Hall

Canard Oregon City

What it is: Restaurateurs Gabriel Rucker and Andy Fortgang’s casual bistro expands to a family friendly location in the suburbs.
When it opened: July 10
Where it is: 1500 Washington Street
Learn more: Inside the Menu at Canard’s New Oregon City Restaurant, Opening July 10

See See Beaverton

What it is: A new west side outpost of the motorcycle-centric coffee shop.
When it opened: July 9
Where it is: 12305 SW Broadway Street
Learn more: See See Motor Coffee Co.

Mendelssohn’s

What it is: A classical music-themed bar featuring live chamber music and “operaoke” from Lisa Lipton, a direct descendant of the bar’s composer namesake, Felix Mendelssohn.
When it opened: July 9
Where it is: 3955 N Mississippi Avenue
Learn more: Portland’s Got Its First Classical Music Themed Bar

Sugar Hill

What it is: A ‘70s-themed bar from the folks behind Jackie’s and Two Wrongs.
When it opened: July 8
Where it is: 3348 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: Sugar Hill Bar to Open This Summer in SE Portland

Langbaan

What it is: Earl Ninsom’s lauded Thai tasting menu restaurant has reopened in Nob Hill next to sister restaurant Phuket Cafe.
When it opened: July 1
Where it is: 1818 NW 23rd Place
Learn more: Portland’s Destination Thai Restaurant, Langbaan, Is Moving to Northwest Portland

A plate covered in dishes including pastas, steaks, etc. from Dolly Olive in Portland, Oregon.
A range of dishes at Dolly Olive.
Austin Phelps

June

Tasty Corner

What it is: A new Chinese restaurant in Southwest Portland, serving Sichuan standards like Chongqing chicken and dry hot pot, as well as Chinese American standards like egg drop soup and General Tso’s chicken.
When it opened: June
Where it is: 624 SW Hall Street.
Learn more: This Week in Portland Food News

Old Pal

What it is: A neighborhood bistro with a focus on vegetables and sustainable seafood.
When it opened: June 29
Where it is: 3350 SE Morrison Street
Learn more: Old Pal, a Restaurant Coming to Sunnyside, Will Be Your New Summer Friend

Bar Cala

What it is: A Latin American cocktail bar in the Alberta Arts District serving pisco sours and aguachile.
When it opened: June 29
Where it is: 2703 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Bar Cala Is Coming to NE Alberta Street This Summer

Pah!

What it is: A Latinx-, queer-, and deaf-owned restaurant serving pub food like blooming onions and fish and chips inside The Zed food hall.
When it opened: June 25
Where it is: 5716 SE 92nd Avenue
Learn more: Pah!

Tanaka

What it is: A shokupan-centric sandwich shop and bakery from the team behind Afuri, featuring milk bread sandwiches and elaborate desserts.
When it opened: June 25
Where it is: 1155 SW Morrison Street
Learn more: Inside Tanaka, the New Shokupan Sandwich Shop and Japanese Bakery in Downtown Portland

Taylor Street Tavern

What it is: A new tavern from the Urban Restaurant Group (Bartini, Brix Tavern) located in the Paramount Hotel serving cocktails and classic dishes like wedge salad, chicken cordon bleu, and New York steak.
When it opened: June 23
Where it is: 808 SW Taylor Street
Learn more: Downtown’s Swank Restaurant Is Reopening as Taylor Street Tavern

Dolly Olive

What it is: A vaguely Sicilian restaurant from Sesame Collective (Mediterranean Exploration Company, Shalom Y’all), with handmade pastas and an extensive amari collection.
When it opened: June 22
Where it is: 527 SW 12th Avenue
Learn more: Anticipated Handmade Pasta Shop Dolly Olive Opens June 22

Pacific Standard

What it is: The new cocktail bar from seasoned bartenders Jeffrey Morgenthaler (Clyde Common, Pepe Le Moko) and Benjamin Amberg (Clyde Common) within the Kex hotel.
When it opened: June 20
Where it is: 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Learn more: Star Bartenders Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Benjamin Amberg Are Opening Their Own Bar

Sissy Bar

What it is: An LGBTQ video bar in Southeast Portland, with a Latin American food menu and fruit-forward cocktails
When it opened: Mid-June
Where it is: 1416 SE Morrison Street
Learn more: A New LGBTQ Bar Is Coming to Southeast Portland

Todo Taco

What it is: A Mexican cantina with family-style dining that specializes in birria and pastor al trompo made with local meats.
When it opened: June 10
Where it is: 1935 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Todo Taco

Matador

What it is: The third Portland location of the Seattle-based Mexican restaurant chain with a large selection of tequila and mezcal.
When it opened: June 10
Where it is: 4111 N Williams Ave
Learn more: The Matador Is Opening Its Third Restaurant in the Boise-Eliot Neighborhood

Cintli

What it is: A modern Mexican cantina by the owner of Cha Cha Cha serving hard-to-find delicacies like chapulines (grasshoppers) and huitlacoche (corn fungus) quesadillas.
When it opened: June 7
Where it is: 5225 N Lombard Street
Learn more: Chapulines and Huitlacoche Arrive in North Portland at This New Modern Mexican Cantina

Big E

What it is: Top Chef alum Justin Sutherland’s first Portland restaurant, serving egg sandwiches in downtown’s Moxy hotel.
When it opened: June 7
Where it is: 585 SW 10th Avenue
Learn more: Celebrity Chef Justin Sutherland Is Opening a Sandwich Shop in Portland

A bowl arrives filled with pork belly, bamboo, greens, and nori at Afuri in Slabtown.
A pork belly bowl from Afuri Slabtown.
Molly J. Smith/Eater Portland

May

Taqueria Los Ponchos

What it is: A taqueria from the Torres family, known for their work within the kitchen at Republica.
When it opened: May 26
Where it is: 422 NW 8th Avenue
Learn more: Interesting Projects From República’s Team & Associates

Lilla

What it is: A fast-casual, vegan Italian restaurant with handmade pizza and pasta in the former Aviv space by Sudra owner and Aviv co-owner Sanjay Chandrasekaran.
When it opened: May 26
Where it is: 960 SE Madison Street
Learn more: A Vegan Handmade Pasta Shop Will Open in Southeast Portland

Alouette

What it is: A neighborhood French bistro from Sunshine Noodles owner and chef Diane Lam and Stem Wine Bar owner and sommelier Wei-En Tan.
When it opened: May 26
Where it is: 2764 NW Thurman Street
Learn more: New French Bistro, Alouette, Opens in Portland in May

Tartuca

What it is: A farm-to-table Italian restaurant serving handmade pasta, pizza, and bread.
When it opened: May 25
Where it is: 3951 N Mississippi Avenue
Learn more: A New Spot for Handmade Pasta Is Coming to North Mississippi

NOLA Doughnuts

What it is: A third location of the New Orleans-inspired doughnut shop known for its beignets and signature flaky, square-shaped La’ssants — a portmanteau of Louisiana and croissant. The new Beaverton outpost plans on expanding its hours into the evening to serve dinner and dessert.
When it opened: May 22
Where it is: 11703 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway
Learn more: NOLA Doughnuts

Gilded Raccoon Wine Lounge

What it is: A laid back wine bar with drinking snacks from Backyard Social co-owners Dani Healey and Emory Brun.
When it opened: May 20
Where it is: 1910 N Killingsworth Street
Learn more: Gilded Raccoon Wine Lounge

Caspian Kabob Beaverton

What it is: The return of a popular food cart, which has reopened as a full-scale restaurant in Beaverton
When it opened: May 18
Where it is: 3807 SW Orbit Street, Beaverton
Learn more: Persian food cart Caspian Kabob will reopen in Beaverton with full restaurant

Afuri Slabtown

What it is: The Japanese ramen chain’s fourth location, which gives diners an inside look at how it makes its noodles fresh daily.
When it opened: May 18
Where it is: 1650 NW 21st Avenue
Learn more: Inside Afuri’s New Ramen Manufactory and Restaurant in Portland’s Slabtown Neighborhood

Siam Umami

What it is: A new Thai restaurant serving signature dishes like chor muang (royal flower dumplings stuffed with pork, peanuts, and sweet pickled radish), khao mok gai (buttermilk-marinated chicken), and Japanese cotton cheesecake with Thai tea custard sauce.
When it opened: Mid-May
Where it is: 4237 S Corbett Avenue
Learn more: Siam Umami

Steeplejack Brewing Pizza & Beer

What it is: A second location of the Northeast Portland brewery based in a converted church; this location, in Southwest Portland, specializes in pizzas topped with house-made meatballs and fennel sausage.
When it opened: May 16
Where it is: 4439 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Learn more: SteepleJack Brewing Has Opened Its Second Pizza-Focused Location on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway

Trap Kitchen Roseland

What it is: The new restaurant from the team behind the blockbuster West Coast food cart and catering company, within Portland’s Roseland Theater.
When it opened: May 13
Where it is: 8 NW 6th Avenue
Learn more: Prized Food Cart Trap Kitchen Will Open a New Restaurant Within the Roseland Theater

Tito’s Taquitos

What it is: A grand return of the briefly closed food cart specializing in taquitos, tacos, and tres leches cake.
When it opened: May 12
Where it is: 3975 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Learn more: Tito’s Taquitos, Our Favorite Taco Cart, Reopens

Brewfare

What it is: A pizzeria within the Oakshire brewpub location in Portland’s Cully neighborhood.
When it opened: May 9
Where it is: 5013 NE 42nd Avenue
Learn more: Eugene-Based Oakshire Has Opened Brewfare, a Fast-Casual Pizzeria, Inside Its Portland Beer Hall

Akadi

What it is: The reopening of the former Eater 38 West African restaurant, now on Southeast Division.
When it opened: May 8
Where it is: 1001 SE Division Street
Learn more: Celebrated West African Spot Akadi Returns This Spring With Both a Restaurant and Grocery

La Fondita

What it is: A casual, homestyle Mexican restaurant from the team behind República, serving dishes like chilaquiles and quesadillas with salsa macha.
When it opened: May 6
Where it is: 422 NW 8th Avenue
Learn more: La Fondita

Shaku Bar

What it is: A casual bar with live music and djs, matcha whiskey cocktails, and barbacoa tacos.
When it opened: May 5
Where it is: 3448 NE Sandy Blvd
Learn more: Shaku Bar

Beirut Bites

What it is: A Lebanese street food restaurant from the team behind Nicholas, with lamb gyro bowls, Lebanese flatbreads, and chocolate pistachio butter cups.
When it opened: May 4
Where it is: 318 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: Beirut Bites, From Nicholas Restaurant, Is Serving Lebanese Street Food on SE Grand

Stacks of colorful macarons on a marble table at Champagne Poetry.
Macarons from Champagne Poetry.
Kai Veary

April

Bon Amis

What it is: A tasting room at Woodblock Chocolate, pairing its chocolates with wines from Brooks Wine.
When it opened: April 30
Where it is: 1715 NE 17th Avenue
Learn more: Brooks Wine and Woodblock Chocolate Will Bring a Collaborative Tasting Room to Portland

Next Level Burger

What it is: The newest location for the local vegan burger group Next Level opened on West Burnside, right near Providence Park.
When it opened: April 30
Where it is: 1972 W Burnside Street
Learn more: Next Level Burger goest west with new Burnside location

Kulfi

What it is: A parlor serving its namesake dish of kulfi, a frozen Indian treat made similar to ice cream pops.
When it opened: April 30
Where it is: 5009 NE 15th Avenue
Learn more: Frozen Treat Pop-Up Kulfi PDX Opens Its Own Shop This Month

Dough Zone

What it is: The first Oregon location of the popular Washington Chinese chain, known for its xiao long bao and q bao.
When it opened: April 18
Where it is: 1910 S River Drive
Learn more: Beloved Dumpling Restaurant Dough Zone Opens April 18

Creative Culture

What it is: A DIY craft bar serving milkshakes topped with cupcakes and cookies.
When it opened: April 16
Where it is: 1452 NE 28th Avenue
Learn more: An Elaborate Milkshake and Craft Bar Opens This Week in Portland

Bee’s Cakes

What it is: A Roseway bakery from former Multnomah Whiskey Library pastry chef Rebecca Powazek, serving cupcakes, lemon loaves, and earl grey shortbread.
When it opened: April 16
Where it is: 7137 NE Fremont Street
Learn more: Beloved Virtual Bakery Bee’s Cakes Will Soon Open a Cafe and Cake Shop in Roseway

Maeve

What it is: A coffee bar by day and a wine bar by night, with crepes, kid-friendly charcuterie boards, and wine cocktails.
When it opened: April 8
Where it is: 6664 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Learn more: Maeve grand opening

Champagne Poetry

What it is: A new patisserie specializing in tropical fruit macarons and cakes.
When it opened: April 3
Where it is: 3343 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Learn more: Newly Open Portland Patisserie Champagne Poetry Fills Its Pastry Case With Color

The Burnside Whiskey Bar

What it is: Eastside Distilling’s new bar within the Moda Center.
When it opened: April 2
Where it is: Within the Moda Center, 1 N Center Ct Street
Learn more: Burnside Whiskey

28 Tigers

What it is: A restaurant specializing in dumplings, noodles, and other wok-fried dishes.
When it opened: April 1
Where it is: 4105 SE 28th Avenue
Learn more: 28 Tigers Instagram

The Sports Bra

What it is: A sports bar specifically focused on women’s teams and games, with women-owned farms and distilleries featured on the menu.
When it opened: April 1
Where it is: 2512 NE Broadway
Learn more: Meet the Incoming All-Ages Sports Bar Celebrating Women in Sports

Two fan-like lights flank the bar at Juliett at Portland International Airport.
Juliett at PDX.
Molly J. Smith/EPDX

March

Juliett

What it is: An airport cocktail bar and restaurant highlighting women in aviation throughout history.
When it opened: March 19
Where it is: Within Portland International Airport in Concourse E, 7000 NE Airport Way
Learn more: Inside Juliett, PDX’s Aviation-Themed Bar With Midcentury Vibes

Phuket Cafe

What it is: The latest restaurant from James Beard finalist Akkapong Earl Ninsom (Langbaan, Hat Yai, Eem), with Thai variations on ceviche and paella.
When it opened: March 18
Where it is: 1818 NW 23rd Place
Learn more: Portland’s Destination Thai Restaurant, Langbaan, Is Moving to Northwest Portland

Kate’s Ice Cream

What it is: The long-awaited North Mississippi scoop shop from the popular vegan ice cream brand, complete with sundae-makings and baked desserts.
When it opened: March 18
Where it is: 3713 N Mississippi Avenue
Learn more: Vegan Sensation Kate’s Ice Cream Will Open a New Scoop Shop on North Mississippi

City Bridge & Tunnel

What it is: A new bar and restaurant within the former Shift Drinks space, serving things like Philly cheesesteaks and Vespers.
When it opened: March 17
Where it is: 1200 SW Morrison Street
Learn more: An Upcoming Cocktail Bar Will Bring Lobster Rolls and Cosmopolitans Downtown

Batterfish

What it is: A fish-and-chips cart-turned-shop that started in Los Angeles; Eater LA called it “LA’s best fish and chips.”
When it opened: Mid-March
Where it is: 3336 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: Batterfish Brings Fried Fish Burritos and Spicy Catfish Sandwiches to Sunnyside

Rukdiew Cafe

What it is: A new Thai restaurant in the former Kala space, specializing in Thai dishes like khao soi and kana moo krob.
When it opened: Early March
Where it is: 2534 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: Rukdiew Cafe

Caiman Cafe

What it is: A Cuban and Mexican restaurant downtown, with pastelitos, Cubanos, and tortas.
When it opened: Early March
Where it is: 120 SW Jefferson Street
Learn more: Caiman Cafe

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

What it is: A new location of the international coffee and tea chain, the first in a major expansion.
When it opened: March 8
Where it is: 1175 McVey Avenue in Lake Oswego
Learn more: Global coffee and tea chain lands in Lake Oswego

Negociant

What it is: A bottle shop, market, and restaurant from the team behind Northwest Portland wine bar Bar Diane.
When it opened: March 4
Where it is: 655 NW 21st Avenue
Learn more: The Team Behind Bar Diane Is Opening a Gourmet Deli, Market, and Bottle Shop

Paladin Pie

What it is: A Dungeons & Dragons-themed pizza cart that started as a pop-up.
When it opened: March 4
Where it is: 2231 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: The Paladin Pie Pizza Pop-Up Will Become an Alberta Food Cart

Two halves of a pastrami sandwich sit on top of each other at a Pasture PDX pop-up.
A pastrami sandwich from Pasture PDX
Pasture [Official Photo]

February

Mikiko Mochi Donuts

What it is: A pop-up turned cafe from a popular gluten-free, dairy-free, butter mochi doughnut company.
When it opened: February 25
Where it is: 300 NE 28th Avenue
Learn more: Butter Mochi Doughnuts Are Coming to Northeast Portland

Rockabilly Cafe

What it is: A ‘50s-style diner in St. Johns with apple pie milkshakes, French toast, and blue plate specials.
When it opened: February 22
Where it is: 8537 North Lombard Street
Learn more: A Milkshake-Slinging ‘50s Diner Is Coming to St. Johns

Mis Tacones

What it is: A vegan, queer taqueria on Killingsworth with things like empanadas, tortas, and burritos made with meatless asada.
When it opened: Mid-February
Where it is: 1670 NE Killingsworth Street
Learn more: Vegan Taqueria Pop-Up Mis Tacones Is Opening a Restaurant on Killingsworth Next Month

Matt’s BBQ Beaverton

What it is: The newest location from celebrated Portland pitmaster Matt Vicedomini.
When it opened: February 18
Where it is: 12675 SW 1st Street in Beaverton
Learn more: Matt’s BBQ and Farmer & the Beast Are Opening Beaverton Carts at the Incoming Breakside Pod

Esperanza Trading Company

What it is: The newest coffee shop from the team behind La Perlita and República.
When it opened: February 16
Where it is: 4229 SE Woodstock Blvd
Learn more: Esperanza Trading Company’s opening announcement

Pasture

What it is: A butcher’s shop, market, and restaurant from Farm Spirit alumni Kei Ohdera and John Schaible.
When it opened: February 12
Where it is: 1413 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: With a Forthcoming Restaurant and Butcher Shop, Pasture Wants to Deepen Portland’s Relationship to Whole-Animal Cooking

Wu-Rons

What it is: A new ramen shop in Southeast Portland specializing in the tonkotsu style found in Nagahama, Japan.
When it opened: February 11
Where it is: 1430 SE Water Avenue
Learn more: Wu-Rons

Workers Tap

What it is: A workers-owned beer bar frequented by activists and labor organizers.
When it opened: February 4
Where it is: 101 SE 12th Avenue
Learn more: Workers Tap

Bluto’s

What it is: The new Greek spot from Rick Gencarelli (Lardo, Grassa), serving dishes like souvlaki as well as frozen yogurt.
When it opened: February 2
Where it is: 2838 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: Bluto’s, hotly anticipated Greek restaurant from Lardo team, opens in Southeast Portland

Mi Cava & Cocina

What it is: A Latin American restaurant with various cuts of carne asada, ceviche, aguachile, and more.
When it opened: Early February
Where it is: 9722 SE Washington Street
Learn more: A Seafood-Centric Latin American Restaurant Will Land in Southeast Portland This Year

A pile of grapefruit and orange supremes sit in a bowl opposite a flight of Amaterra wines
A salad with wine pairings from Amaterra
John Valls

January

Hinterland

What it is: A bar and food cart pod home to big-names like Matt’s BBQ Tacos, Burger Stevens, Poppyseed, and La Taquiza Vegana.
When it opened: January 22
Where it is: 2216 SE 50th Avenue
Learn more: A Guide to the Hinterland Food Cart Pod, Opening This Week

Kaizen Sushi

What it is: A downtown sushi restaurant from Portland sushi vet Job Martinez.
When it opened: Mid-January
Where it is: 40 SW 3rd Avenue
Learn more: Kaizen Sushi

Flattop & Salamander

What it is: A new brunch cafe in Southeast Portland, serving dishes like Honduran baleadas and corned beef hash with house-made corned beef and poblano peppers.
When it opened: January 12
Where it is: 1401 SE Morrison Street
Learn more: A New Brunch Spot Is Topping Chicken and Waffles With Chile-Lime Honey in Southeast Portland

Amaterra

What it is: A massive winery, vineyard, tasting room, and restaurant in West Haven-Sylvan serving Pacific Northwestern produce and seafood.
When it opened: January 12
Where it is: 8150 SW Swede Hill Drive
Learn more: Inside Amaterra, the Sprawling Winery and Restaurant Perched in the West Haven-Sylvan Hills

Bing Mi Dumpling & Noodle Bar

What it is: The restaurant from the team behind popular jianbing cart Bing Mi, specializing in Northern Chinese noodles and dumplings.
When it opened: January 11
Where it is: 2572 NW Vaughn Street
Learn more: The Team Behind Bing Mi Will Open a Dumpling and Noodle Bar Next Year

Gabbiano’s

What it is: An Italian American restaurant serving dishes like squid ink pasta with crab and chicken parmesan.
When it opened: Early January
Where it is: 5411 NE 30th Avenue
Learn more: Forthcoming Red Sauce Spot Gabbiano’s Will Bring Chicken Parm and Lemon Drops to NE Killingsworth


2021

A bowl of offwhite soup is topped with bacon bits and potato-chip-looking flakes, sitting on a wooden table at Cafe Olli next to a slice of pizza and a pickled vegetable salad.
Soup, salad, and pizza from Cafe Olli
Brooke Jackson-Glidden/EPDX

December

The Celery

What it is: A North Portland juice bar with grain bowls from the founder of The Celery
When it opened: December 22
Where it is: 4008 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: The Celery

Smart Donkey

What it is: A burrito-and-beer garden in Southeast Portland from the man behind the late-great Autentica
When it opened: December 20
Where it is: 3420 SE 50th Avenue
Learn more: Autentica’s Oswaldo Bibiano Is Now Stuffing Burritos With Barbacoa at a New Food Cart

Rotigo

What it is: A gourmet market and restaurant in Northwest Portland known for its rotisserie chickens
When it opened: December 18
Where it is: 1514 NW 23rd Avenue
Learn more: The Happily Amorphous Rotigo Will Serve Vermouth Alongside Hot Rotisserie Chickens

Grits N Gravy

What it is: A new downtown breakfast spot from the man behind Mumbo Gumbo
When it opened: Mid-December
Where it is: 215 SW 6th Avenue
Learn more: This New Breakfast Hall Downtown Will Serve at Least Four Different Gravies Every Day

Sunshine Noodles

What it is: A Northwest Portland noodle bar from chef Diane Lam, serving dishes like lort cha and lime pepper wings
When it opened: December 13
Where it is: 2175 NW Raleigh Street, Suite 105
Learn more: Diane Lam’s Blockbuster Pop-Up, Sunshine Noodles, Will Reemerge as a Restaurant

Cafe Olli

What it is: The new cafe, bakery, pizzeria, and restaurant from a team of Submarine Hospitality alumni
When it opened: December 9
Where it is: 3925 NE MLK
Learn more: A Group of Ava Gene’s and Tusk Alums Are Opening a Pizzeria and Cafe in Northeast Portland

Chuckanut’s P Nut Beer Hall

What it is: The Portland all-ages taproom for Washington’s celebrated Chuckanut Brewery
When it opened: December 9
Where it is: 920 SE Caruthers Street
Learn more: First look at Chuckanut Brewing P Nut Beer Hall taproom in Portland

Woodsman Tavern

What it is: The revival of a SE Division restaurant that closed in 2018, known for its country ham and roster of talented alumni.
When it opened: December 1
Where it is: 4537 SE Division Street
Learn more: After Seven Years, Southeast Portland Favorite The Woodsman Tavern Will Close This Weekend

Two grain bowls with an assortment of toppings at Wild Thing, including carrots, beets, tofu, broccoli, and other vegetables.
Two bowls from Wild Thing
Wild Thing/Official

November

Beastro by Marshawn Lynch

What it is: The new Hawaiian and Korean restaurant from football player Marshawn Lynch
When it opened: Late November
Where it is: 1455 SW Broadway
Learn more: A New Beast Is Coming to Town — This Time From NFL Player Marshawn Lynch

Nil

What it is: The new wine bar from the team at Ardor Natural Wines.
When it opened: Late November
Where it is: Next to Ardor Natural Wines, 4243 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: Ardor Natural Wines

Holy Ghost

What it is: A cocktail bar from the team behind the Old Gold and Paydirt, specializing in gin fizzes.
When it opened: Late November
Where it is: 4107 SE 28th Avenue
Learn more: Portland Bar Holy Ghost Will Open With Machine-Shaken Gin Fizzes and Lots of Agave Spirits

Flor Wines

What it is: The bottle shop and wine bar from Andy Fortgang, the sommelier behind Le Pigeon and Canard.
When it opened: November 26
Where it is: 825 NW Glisan Street
Learn more: One of Portland’s Most Famous Sommeliers Will Open His Own Bottle Shop

Ben & Esther’s Alberta

What it is: The second Portland location of the vegan Jewish deli, with salt-roasted carrot “lox” and matzo ball soup
When it opened: November 20
Where it is: 1800 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Portland’s Own Ben & Esther’s Wants to Make Vegan Jewish Delis Ubiquitous

MidCity Smash Burger

What it is: The new location of the celebrated smashburger cart known for its $5 cheeseburgers and milkshakes
When it opened: November 20
Where it is: Within the Cartside pod, 1825 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: Mid City Smash Burger Opens a Second Food Cart

Baerlic Brewing Beer Garden

What it is: The third location of the beloved Portland brewery, with a spacious patio, eight taps of Baerlic beers, and nearby food carts.
When it opened: November 16
Where it is: 2223 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Baerlic Brewing opens taproom and beer garden on NE Alberta Street

Loyal Legion Beaverton

What it is: The Beaverton location of the Southeast Portland beer bar.
When it opened: November 16
Where it is: 4500 SW Watson Avenue in Beaverton
Learn more: Loyal Legion’s New Taproom Opens in Beaverton Tomorrow

The Queen’s Head

What it is: A new LGBTQ bar with drag, burlesque, and other shows
When it opened: Early November
Where it is: 19 SW 2nd Avenue
Learn more: The Queen’s Head

Som Tum Thai Kitchen

What it is: An Isan Thai restaurant newly open in downtown Portland
When it opened: November 8
Where it is: 1924 SW Broadway
Learn more: Som Tum Thai Kitchen

The Moon Room

What it is: A satellite taproom from Ecliptic Brewing, serving a wide array of draft beers as well as sandwiches from a food cart on its patio.
When it opened: November 6
Where it is: 930 SE Oak Street
Learn more: Ecliptic Brewing Opens a New Taproom in Southeast Portland

Wild Thing

What it is: A grain and vegetable bowl counter-service restaurant from wine expert Kelsey Glasser and chef Sam Smith.
When it opened: November 5
Where it is: 1483 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Wild Thing Is Now Serving Vegetable and Grain Bowls on NE Alberta

Pizzeria Stellina

What it is: Slow fermented pizzas in the Sellwood-Moreland area from an experienced Italian-American chef.
When it opened: Early November
Where it is: 8000 SE 13th Avenue
Learn more: A Slow-Fermented Pizzeria Is Coming to Sellwood-Moreland

The 4th Wall

What it is: A cafe and small-scale movie theater with rotating events and screenings.
When it opened: November 1
Where it is: 1445 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Learn more: Hawthorne Is Now Home to a Cafe Screening Movies All Day, Every Day

A plastic tray with butcher paper holds brisket burnt ends, brisket, two barbecue sauces, pulled pork with sauce, and spare ribs.
A meat platter and lager from Lawless BBQ and Little Beast
Alex Frane/EPDX

October

Wheat Bay

What it is: A new Chinese restaurant specializing in dumplings and noodle soup.
When it opened: October
Where it is: 1618 NE 6th Avenue
Learn more: Wheat Bay

Qiao Noodle House

What it is: A Chinese restaurant known for its crossing-the-bridge soup, sort of like an individual hot pot from the Yunnan province of China
When it opened: October
Where it is: 1409 NE Weidler Street
Learn more: Qiao Noodle House

Ramen Ryoma Portland

What it is: The downtown Portland location of the Beaverton ramen shop, which was designed to serve as a yakitori shop. At the moment, this location is sticking to ramen.
When it opened: October 29
Where it is: 1037 SW Morrison Street
Learn more: Popular Ramen Chain Ramen Ryoma Will Open a New Yakitori Restaurant Downtown

Pacific Crust Pizza

What it is: Briefly a takeout-only restaurant on Alberta, Pacific Crust Pizza has moved into permanent digs downtown. The space and pizzas are homage to Pacific Northwestern outdoors activities.
When it opened: October 29
Where it is: 400 SW Broadway
Learn more: Downtown’s Newest Pizzeria Is an Homage to Pacific Northwest Camping

Pleasure Burger

What it is: A new burger spot specializing in Smash Burgers
When it opened: October 28
Where it is: Within Pine Street Market, 126 SW 2nd Avenue
Learn more: Pleasure Burger

Lawless BBQ

What it is: Formerly a ghost kitchen barbecue restaurant, Lawless BBQ now serves Kansas City style pork, barbecue sides, and Texas brisket at Little Beast Brewing.
When it opened: October 26
Where it is: Little Beast Brewing, 3412 SE Division Street
Learn more: An Up-and-Coming Kansas City Barbecue Business Has Taken Over the Kitchen at Little Beast Brewing

Meta Pizza

What it is: A takeout-only pizzeria and wine shop, Meta Pizza incorporates Italian, New York, and local pizza styles. It’s led by veteran Portland chef Anthony Cafiero.
When it opened: October 26
Where it is: 3541 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Learn more: A Longstanding Portland Industry Vet Will Serve Lamb-Topped Pizzas in the Brooklyn Neighborhood

Morchella

What it is: A new restaurant from chef Cameron Dunlap specializing in wild and foraged foods.
When it opened: October 19
Where it is: 1315 NE Fremont Street
Learn more: Chef Cameron Lee Dunlap Will Open a Restaurant Dedicated to Foraged and Wild Foods

Level Three

What it is: The newest taproom from the Portland brewery Level Beer, with 20 taps and arcade games.
When it opened: October 16
Where it is: 1447 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: Level Beer Holds Grand Opening for a Buckman-Kerns Location

Unicorn Creationz Food Hall

What it is: The food hall formerly known as the Alameda Hop, now home to cocktail bar Bourbon Street and dessert shop Karnival Korner. UC Food Hall is from the team behind Nacheaux, which is also based in the space.
When it opened: Mid-October
Where it is: 4765 NE Fremont Street
Learn more: The Team Behind Nacheaux Is Developing a Full-Blown Food Hall

Little Beast Clackamas

What it is: The new brewery taproom location for the Southeast Portland mixed-fermentation brewery.
When it opened: October 9
Where it is: 11517 SE Highway 212, Clackamas
Learn more: One of Portland’s Best Breweries, Little Beast, Will Open a New Taproom in Clackamas

Norr Kitchen

What it is: A marketing and production company’s new restaurant, run by former Rosa Rosa chef Matt Hobbs.
When it opened: October 6
Where it is: 920 NE Glisan Street
Learn more: Local Marketing Company Norr Agency Turns Its Production Studio Into a Takeout and Delivery Restaurant

Hungry Hero

What it is: The Portland location of the Sherwood cafe, known for its colorful desserts and gooey butter bars.
When it opened: October 2
Where it is: 433 NW 10th Avenue
Learn more: ‘Sugar Rush’ Winner Alex Wilson Is Opening a Bakery in Portland’s Pearl District

Zuckercreme

What it is: A bakery, market, and cafe with themed seasonal events like Pumpkin Spice Fest.
When it opened: October 1
Where it is: 414 SE 81st Avenue
Learn more: A Collaborative Marketplace, Pop-Up Incubator, and Bakery Cafe Is Coming to Montavilla

A photo of an assortment of Cultured Kindness cashew cheese rounds and cheesecakes in takeout containers
Cheeses from Cultured Kindness
Cultured Kindness/Official

September

Brazakaya

What it is: A delivery-only blend of Brazilian and Izakaya cuisines from a Momofuku alumnus.
When it opened: Mid-September
Learn more: A Momofuku Alum Is Blending Brazilian Flavors With Izakaya Fare at a New Ghost Kitchen Restaurant

Katak

What it is: A ghost kitchen specializing in Southeast Asian varieties of fried chicken, ranging from fish sauce wings to Hat Yai-style fried chicken.
When it opened: September 15
Where it is: 1125 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: Katak

Pizza Kat

What it is: A pizzeria from the family behind Crown Paella, serving naturally leavened pizzas made with Pacific Northwestern flour.
When it opened: September 15
Where it is: 2174 West Burnside Street
Learn more: The Couple Behind Crown Paella Will Open a Pizzeria on West Burnside This Month

Cultured Kindness

What it is: A vegan cheese market and cafe selling mac and cheese and ube cheesecakes.
When it opened: September 11
Where it is: 1217 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Portland Vegan Cheese Shop Cultured Kindness Wants to Make Dairy Irrelevant

Boy Howdy

What it is: A food cart specializing in spiedies, a sandwich originating in Binghamton, New York that involves cubed, skewered, and grilled meats
When it opened: September 2
Where it is: 3423 SE Belmont Street.
Learn more: This New Portland Food Cart Wants People to Fall in Love With Spiedies

A bowl of soup comes topped with cilantro, thinly sliced onion, and tofu at Burma Joy in Portland, Oregon.
Majesty noodles from Burma Joy
Burma Joy

August

Metropolitan Tavern

What it is: Italian restaurant with a large rooftop patio at the Hotel Eastlund in the Lloyd District.
When it opened: Late August
Learn more: Afuri Will Open a Restaurant and ‘Ramen Lab’ in Slabtown

Poboyz Cajun Creole Kitchen

What it is: A Southern food-cart-turned-restaurant serving dishes like jambalaya, shrimp and grits, shrimp po’boys, and more.
When it opened: Late August
Where it is: 132 SW 3rd Avenue
Learn more: Poboyz

Mole Mole

What it is: A new Alberta Street Mexican cart with an assortment of mole dishes, multi-meat burritos, and a number of vegan tacos.
When it opened: Late August
Where it is: 2231 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Mole Mole

Burma Joy

What it is: The latest noodle shop from the team behind Top Burmese, specifically focusing on noodles and tropical cocktails.
When it opened: August 27
Where it is: 1305 NW 23rd Avenue
Learn more: Top Burmese Opens Burma Joy Noodle House in Northwest Portland

Feel Good

What it is: The new grain bowl restaurant from Top Chef alum and restaurateur Gabriel Pascuzzi.
When it opened: August 26
Where it is: 1120 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: Chef Gabriel Pascuzzi’s Grain and Vegetable Bowl Restaurant Lands on Belmont

Thom Portland

What it is: A new Vietnamese restaurant specializing in pho, including a vegan version.
When it opened: August 19
Where it is: 3039 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Next-Gen Vietnamese American Noodle Shop Thơm Opens Soon

Precious Pizza

What it is: A nonna pizza cart that started as a Salem-based pop-up
When it opened: August 19
Where it is: Within the Barley Pod, 6035 NE Halsey Street
Learn more: A Burrasca Alum With a Buzzy Salem Pop-Up Will Open a Nonna Pizza Cart in Portland

Holler Treats

What it is: A dessert shop from the team behind Holler, serving things like ice cream, cakes, cookies, and morning beverages like coffee
When it opened: August 10
Where it is: Next door to Holler, 7119 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Learn more: Holler Treats

Baon Kainan

What it is: A Filipino food cart from two Seattle expats, serving dishes like coconut panna cotta, kare kare fries, and chicken or mushroom adobo.
When it opened: August 7
Where it is: Within the Metalworks Salvage lot, 4311 NE Prescott Street
Learn more: Seattle Filipino Pop-Up Baon Kainan Will Open a Portland Food Cart August 7

Cicoria

What it is: A square-cut pizza parlor from Submarine Hospitality.
When it opened: August 4
Where it is: 3377 SE Division Street
Learn more: Seasonality-Obsessed Chef Joshua McFadden Is Opening a Family-Friendly Pizzeria

Bellwether Bar

What it is: A new cocktail bar from a Free House alum.
When it opened: August 1
Where it is: 6031 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Bellwether Bar, Taking Over the Former Caldera Space, Is Meant to Be an Accessible Neighborhood Haunt

A fried chicken sandwich at Steeplejack comes with Japanese pickles, cilantro, and gochujang sauce.
A fried chicken sandwich at Steeplejack
Molly J. Smith / EPDX

July

Obon Shokudo

What it is: It started as a farmers market stall; then it was a food hall stand. Now, Obon Shokudo — the vegan Japanese restaurant serving umeboshi onigiri and and Ota tofu katsu — has opened its own restaurant on Grand.
When it opened: July 23
Where it is: 720 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: Vegan Standby Obon Will Open a Full-Blown Restaurant Serving Japanese Curry, Onigiri, and Kenchinjiru

Steeplejack

What it is: A brewpub housed in a renovated church, with tables and chairs made with wood from pews and stained glass windows lighting brewing equipment.
When it opened: July 23
Where it is: 2400 NE Broadway
Learn more: Look Inside Steeplejack, the Friendly Pub-Style Brewery in a Stunning, 111-Year-Old Church

Fortune

What it is: The revival of the closed Old Town club, Fortune has now taken over the former Jackknife space, leaning more into a lounge vibe with Plant Based Papi handling the food menu.
When it opened: July 22
Where it is: 614 SW 11th Avenue
Learn more: Plant Based Papi Will Join Fortune When the Nightclub Reopens in the Former Jackknife Space

Nico’s Ice Cream

What it is: A New Zealand-style soft-serve ice cream cart in Prost Marketplace.
When it opened: July 15
Where it is: 4233 North Mississippi Avenue
Learn more: An Incoming Ice Cream Cart Will Swirl Willamette Valley Fruit Soft-Serve to Order

Jackie’s

What it is: A cocktail lounge and restaurant from the people behind Two Wrongs, now open in the former Century space.
When it opened: July 16
Where it is: 930 SE Sandy Blvd
Learn more: Jackie’s, From the Team Behind Two Wrongs, Will Open in the Old Century Space

Lac St. Jack

What it is: The Lake Oswego outpost of the esteemed Portland French restaurant, which has opened in the new Mercato Grove development.
When it opened: Early July
Where it is: 4055 Mercantile Drive in Lake Oswego
Learn more: A Guide to the Chefstable Restaurant Row at Lake Oswego’s Mercato Grove

Fills Lake Grove

What it is: The doughnut, burger, and soft serve shop in Lake Oswego’s Mercato Grove development, serving sundaes topped with cherry pie filling, cheeseburgers built on brioche doughnut buns, and Berliners filled with butterscotch pastry cream.
When it opened: July 4
Where it is: 4055 Mercantile Drive in Lake Oswego
Learn more: A Guide to the Chefstable Restaurant Row at Lake Oswego’s Mercato Grove

The Yard at Montavilla

What it is: A new food cart home to a number of exciting new carts and standbys like Taquiza Vegana, E-San Thai Cuisine, and Bobablastic. Some of the pod’s carts are still in the process of opening, but within the next two weeks, visitors will be able to find everything from Philly cheesesteaks to vegan Ethiopian food.
When it opened: July 2
Where it is: 8220 NE Davis Street
Learn more: A New Food Cart Pod Is Coming to Montavilla

Cutiee Buys

What it is: A vegan market next door to Coffee Beer, with Ice Queen pops, Creole Me Up pikliz (“pickleez”, as the company spells it), snacks, drinks, and more
When it opened: July 1
Where it is: 4138 SE 42nd Avenue
Learn more: This Week In Portland Food News: A Vegan Convenience Store Opens, Bijou Cafe Closes, and Portland Is Named the “Best Pizza City in America”

Irving Street Tapas

What it is: An inexpensive global small plate restaurant in the Pearl District, with cocktails and dishes like sambusas bravas.
When it opened: July 1
Where it is: 701 NW 13th Avenue
Learn more: Irving Street Tapas Wants to Become Portland’s Most Affordable Small Plates Spot

Tasty

What it is: The revival of the North Williams brunch spot, which has reopened under new ownership in the new Mercato Grove development in Lake Oswego.
When it opened: July 1
Where it is: 4055 Mercantile Drive in Lake Oswego
Learn more: The ‘Tasty’ Restaurant Group is Coming Back, Opening a New Location in Lake Oswego

Artichokes sit on a white plate dusted with paprika at Lolo Pass
Fried artichokes at Lolo Pass
Molly J. Smith

June

Lua

What it is: A new Vietnamese restaurant on Williams, serving banh mi, fresh passionfruit juice, and house-made boba.
When it opened: June 30
Where it is: 3971 N Williams Avenue, Suite 103
Learn more: A Vietnamese Restaurant Serving House-Made Noodles Is Coming to North Portland

Lil’ Shalom

What it is: The new casual counterpart to Sesame Collective’s Shalom Y’all, with low-proof cocktails, hummus bowls, and falafel.
When it opened: June 30
Where it is: 1128 SW Alder Street
Learn more: Shalom Y’all Shuts Down to Reopen as the Takeout-Friendly Lil’ Shalom

YaYa

What it is: A Cantonese barbecue spot on NE Alberta, complete with roast duck, char siu, and wontons in chile oil.
When it opened: June 23
Where it is: 1451 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: With YaYa, Steven Chin Will Bring Cantonese Barbecue to Northeast Portland

Sula Juicery

What it is: A cold-pressed juice brand, known for its work at Plant Based Papi, just opened its own location on NE MLK.
When it opened: June 19
Where it is: 3905 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Learn more: This Week In Portland Food News

Derby 2.0

What it is: The second-coming of the Kenton spot, serving things like mini macadamia nut waffles, smash burgers, pandesal, and banana-coconut-cream slushies.
When it opened: June 18
Where it is: 8220 N Denver Avenue
Learn more: Derby Kenton 2.0 Unleashes Tropical Cocktails, Smash Burgers, and Filipino-Inspired Brunch

Lolo Pass

What it is: A new hostel-style hotel with a rooftop bar, build-your-own snack boards, fried artichokes, and spritzy low-proof cocktails.
When it opened: June 12
Where it is: 1616 East Burnside
Learn more: Lolo Pass Is Portland’s Latest Hostel-Hotel Hybrid Now Open on East Burnside Street

The Midnight Society

What it is: Formerly known as Bar Midnight, the Midnight Society is a new cocktail bar on SE Belmont from Portland cocktail vet Estanislado Orona.
When it opened: June 12
Where it is: 3341 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: A Sultry, Wine-Centric Cocktail Bar Will Open on SE Belmont This Year

Soul Lift Cacao

What it is: A cacao cafe in Northeast Portland, specializing in ceremonial cacao, drinking chocolates, and cacao teas.
When it opened: June 9
Where it is: 2601 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Learn more: A Forthcoming Northeast Portland Cafe Wants to Show Off the Nuance of Ceremonial Cacao

Mitate

What it is: The inventive vegan sushi pop-up’s new Southeast Portland food cart.
When it opened: June 9
Where it is: Within the CORE food cart pod, 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Vegan Sushi Pop-Up Mitate Is Opening a Food Cart

Brasa Haya

What it is: A new Spanish restaurant taking over the former Beech Street Parlor space, with spot prawns, gin and tonics, and celery sorbet with verjus soda.
When it opened: June 9
Where it is: 412 NE Beech Street
Learn more: New Spanish Restaurant Brasa Haya Will Serve Uni Bocadillos When it Opens June 9

Mi Sazon

What it is: A Southeast Portland food cart that specializes in tostadas and aguas frescas.
When it opened: June 5
Where it is: 7445 SE 72nd Avenue
Learn more: Mi Sazon

Pizza Thief

What it is: A new New-York-style pizzeria in Slabtown.
When it opened: June 4
Where it is: 2610 Northwest Vaughn Street
Learn more: Pizza Thief

Friendship Kitchen

What it is: A new Vietnamese cafe with bún bò Huế and bún thịt nướng served alongside lychee and kumquat cocktails.
When it opened: June 1 for soft-opening, reservations required
Where it is: 2333 NE Glisan Street
Learn more: This Incoming Vietnamese Restaurant Will Serve Bún Bò Huế with Lychee Whiskey Cocktails

Cheeseburger with crinkle fries and ketchup and mayo from Oma’s Hideaway
The Oma-zing burger at Oma’s Hideaway
Molly J. Smith / Eater Portland

May

Kanji Fusion

What it is: A Japanese and Chinese restaurant with dishes like wontons in chile oil, cumin beef, and various varieties of sushi.
When it opened: Late May
Where it is: 3113 SE Division
Learn more: Kanji Fusion

Jerusalem Rose

What it is: A market with imported goods from Southwestern Asia and Northern Africa, house-made hummus, and produce from local farms.
When it opened: May 29
Where it is: 2948 NE MLK
Learn more: Forthcoming Market Jerusalem Rose Aims to Celebrate Palestinian Culture Through Food

Smith Teamaker’s Northwest Portland Cafe

What it is: The new Northwest Portland cafe with pastries, vegetarian toasts, and breakfast fare made with the shop’s teas.
When it opened: May 29
Where it is: 500 NW 23rd Avenue
Learn more: Tea Finds Its Way Into Almost Every Dish at the New Smith Teamaker Cafe

Monster Tea House

What it is: A boba tea shop serving smoothies, milk teas, and mangonadas.
When it opened: May 22
Where it is: 3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd #D
Learn more: Monster Tea House

Oma’s Hideaway

What it is: The newest restaurant from Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly, selling ornate burgers, lacquered and charcoal-roasted meats, and durian tiramisu.
When it opened: May 22
Where it is: 3131 SE Division Street
Learn more: At Oma’s Hideaway, Chinese Barbecue Pops Against a Backdrop of Black Light Posters

JJ’s Caffe

What it is: An old-school diner in Multnomah Village with burgers, crepes, and omelets.
When it opened: May 20
Where it is: 9111 SW Barbur Blvd
Learn more: JJ’s Cafe

Takibi

What it is: A Japanese restaurant from the brand Snow Peak and restaurant group Submarine Hospitality, serving things like albacore tuna tataki, sukiyaki hotpot, and soba.
When it opened: May 18
Where it is: 2275 NW Flanders Street
Learn more: Portland Is Getting a ‘Mountain Izakaya’ With a Michelin-Starred Restaurant Alum

Jerry’s Pizza

What it is: The wildly popular Chicago-style pizza pop-up’s new restaurant-within-a-bar, at the Bear Paw Inn.
When it opened: May 17
Where it is: 3237 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Learn more: Instagram’s Tavern-Style Pizza Sensation, Jerry’s, Opens in the Bear Paw Inn May 17

Raven’s Manor

What it is: A spooky bar within Old Town, serving cocktails in beakers.
When it opened: May 14
Where it is: 235 SW 1st Avenue
Learn more: Raven’s Manor, a haunted-themed cocktail bar, opens in downtown Portland

Screen Door Pearl District

What it is: The long-awaited second location of the celebrated Southern restaurant.
When it opened: May 12
Where it is: 1131 NW Couch Street
Learn more: Tourist Favorite Screen Door Will Open Its Second Location May 12

Grand Stark Deli

What it is: A Submarine Hospitality deli within the new Hotel Grand Stark, with breakfast sandwiches, Reubens, and wines made specifically for the deli.
When it opened: May 4
Where it is: 509 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: Grand Stark Deli

Meals 4 Heels Cafe

What it is: The late-night meal delivery service for strippers and sex workers now has a new daytime walk-up cafe, serving fritters, bowls, and house sodas.
When it opened: May 3
Where it is: 831 SE Salmon Street.
Learn more: Sex Worker-Centric Food Delivery Service, Meals 4 Heels, Lands in a New Restaurant Space

Poutine Palace

What it is: A new poutine food cart topping fries with everything from chopped carne asada to Canadian bacon and pineapple.
When it opened: May 1
Where it is: 4515 SE 41st Avenue
Learn more: Poutine Palace

A wooden platter holds macaroni salad, rice, and short ribs with a spicy sauce at Da Pine Grinds
A plate lunch from Da Pine Grinds, the new food cart from the people behind Sugarpine Drive-In
Sugarpine Drive-In/Official

April

Dave’s Hot Chicken

What it is: The first Oregon location of the rapidly growing hot chicken chain out of California, which started in a Los Angeles parking lot. It appears the shop has opened in advance of its scheduled opening date.
When it opened: Late April
Where it is: 7715 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin
Learn more: Inside Oregon’s First Dave’s Hot Chicken Location

Lardo Lake Oswego

What it is: The Lake Oswego location of the famed sandwich shop from Rick Gencarelli. This location is currently only available for takeout and delivery through apps like Caviar, opening onsite later this year.
When it opened: April 28
Where it is: 4025 Mercantile Drive, Suite 125, Lake Oswego
Learn more: St. Jack and Five Other Portland Restaurants Will Open in Lake Oswego

Grassa Lake Oswego

What it is: The Lake Oswego location of the casual Portland pasta chain also from Rick Gencarelli. This location is currently only available for takeout or delivery through apps like Caviar, opening onsite later this year.
When it opened: April 28
Where it is: 4055 Mercantile Drive, Suite 130, Lake Oswego
Learn more: Fills Donuts, Others Heading to a New Development in Lake Oswego

Portland Cà Phê

What it is: A Vietnamese coffee and banh mi shop from a local roaster specializing in Vietnamese coffee beans.
When it opened: April 23 at 8 a.m.
Where it is: 2815 Southeast Holgate Boulevard
Learn more: A Cafe Specializing in Vietnamese Coffee Is Opening in Southeast Portland

Chimking

What it is: The Hollywood District location of the Korean fried chicken chain.
When it opened: April 22
Where it is: 4118 NE Sandy Blvd
Learn more: Chimking

Da Pine Grinds

What it is: An offshoot of Sugarpine Drive-In, Da Pine Grinds is the first of a rotating group of concepts at Sugarpine’s new nearby food truck.
When it opened: April 22
Where it is: 1208 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR
Learn more: Sugarpine Drive-In Has Opened a Hawaiian Food Truck

Sou’s

What it is: A food cart that specializes in salt-and-pepper squid, with an assortment of chicken wings thrown in for good measure.
When it opened: April 15
Where it is: Within the CORE food cart pod, 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: A Guide to the Killer Carts at the New Food Cart Pod Collective Oregon Eateries

Texicano PDX

What it is: A Tex-Mex food cart with wings, tacos, bowls, and sandwiches within the Hawthorne Asylum pod.
When it opened: April 9
Where it is: 1080 SE Madison Street
Learn more: Texicano

Moore Food & Co.

What it is: A Philly food cart with outdoor seating, beer, and Bill-Oakley-approved cheesesteaks.
When it opened: April 3
Where it is: 3576B SE Division Street
Learn more: Moore Food & Co.

Breakside Beer Cart

What it is: Portland’s reigning brewery king’s new cart within the CORE food cart pod.
When it opened: April 8 at 3 p.m.
Where it is: Within the CORE food cart pod, 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Breakside Brewing Plans Three New Locations Across the Greater Portland Area

Nicholas Restaurant on Madison

What it is: The new location of Portland’s longstanding local Lebanese brand.
When it opened: April 1
Where it is: 1109 SE Madison Street
Learn more: Portland Lebanese Institution Nicholas Restaurant Has Opened in a New, Larger Space

A takeout container of mac and cheese, yams, and turkey legs arrives with a sprinkle of parsley at Everybody Eats
Turkey legs from Everybody Eats
Brooke Jackson-Glidden / EPDX

March

Wild North

What it is: An ambitious food cart’s new restaurant after a year-long hiatus, serving chicken hand pies, seasonal soups in sourdough bread bowls, and smoked chocolate ice cream.
When it opened: March
Where it is: 1411 NE Broadway
Learn more: Hyper-Local Food Cart Wild North Has Opened a Restaurant on Broadway

Everybody Eats Pearl District

What it is: The new location of a catering company and restaurant known for its seafood-loaded mac and cheese, po’boys, and next-level chicken and waffles.
When it opened: March 23
Where it is: 138 NW 10th Avenue
Learn more: Portland’s Most Anticipated Restaurant, Bar, and Pod Openings, Spring 2021

Jalapeño & Rocoto Pepper PDX

What it is: The Portland location of the Sherwood Mexican restaurant, serving dishes like enchiladas de mole and fajitas.
When it opened: March 21
Where it is: 2529 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Jalapeño & Rocoto Pepper PDX

Dirty Habit

What it is: A new vegetable-heavy cafe from Brian Han and BJ Smith, with dishes like bibimbap with fermented Brussels sprouts, yuzu-avocado toasts, and smoothies.
When it opened: March 18
Where it is: 1401 SE Morrison #117
Learn more: Dirty Habit

LoRell’s Chicken Shack

What it is: A food cart specializing in fried chicken wings and fries within the Carts on Foster.
When it opened: March 13
Where it is: 5205 SE Foster Road
Learn more: LoRell’s Chicken Shack

Harlow

What it is: The gluten-free and vegan-friendly cafe’s newest location on the west side.
When it opened: March 12
Where it is: 505 NW 23rd
Learn more: Gluten-Free Cafe Harlow Opened a New Location This Month

Shark’s Cove

What it is: A vegan cart serving dishes like pineapple-topped Beyond burgers, vegan loco moco, and jackfruit sandwiches.
When it opened: March 12
Where it is: Within the CORE food cart pod, 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: This Incoming Tropical Vegan Cart Wants to Raise Awareness for Ocean Conservation

Nakhon Sawan

What it is: A new family-owned Thai restaurant on Division with dishes like tom yum made with butterfly pea flower noodles, barbecue duck noodle soup, and more.
When it opened: March 11
Where it is: 4147 SE Division Street
Learn more: Nakhon Sawan

Migration Brewing Williams

What it is: The new taproom from one of Portland’s favorite breweries.
When it opened: March 8
Where it is: 3947 N Williams Ave
Learn more: Migration Brewing Will Open Another Taproom on North Williams

Nacheaux

What it is: The restaurant from the team behind the blockbuster food cart, housed within Blind Ox.
When it opened: March 5
Where it is: 4765 NE Fremont Street
Learn more: Breakout Food Cart Star Nacheaux Will Soon Open a Restaurant

Bit House Collective

What it is: A new collaborative bar within the Bit House space, from bartender Natasha Mesa, the team behind Magna, and Pono Brewing.
When it opened: March 3
Where it is: 727 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: A Deadshot Bartender and Celebrated Filipino Chef Will Take Over the Former Bit House Space

Principe Maya

What it is: A new Yucatecan cart in the Portland Mercado, serving dishes like crunchy kibis and relleno negro.
When it opened: March 1
Where it is: Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road
Learn more: New Food Cart Principe Maya Serves Excellent Yucatecan Cuisine at the Portland Mercado

T4

What it is: A Taiwanese chain of boba shops, which also sells brands of chicken.
When it opened: March 1
Where it is: 526 NW 23rd Ave Portland
Learn more: T4

The Momo Master

What it is: A momo cart in NE Alberta’s Bantu Island food cart pod
When it opened: Early March
Where it is: Within the Bantu Island food cart pod, 1533 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: The Momo Master

Mamma Khouri’s

What it is: A new Middle Eastern restaurant on North Williams serving dishes like kibbeh, smoothies with pine nuts, and kabob.
When it opened: Early March
Where it is: 3808 N Williams Avenue, #123
Learn more: Mamma Khouri’s

Stoic

What it is: An American restaurant and bar in Northwest Portland that’s currently temporarily closed.
When it opened: Early March
Where it is: 612 Northwest 21st Avenue
Learn more: Stoic

Birrieria Pepe Chile

What it is: A new birria cart on North Williams from the team behind Fremont’s Pepe Chile food cart
When it opened: Early March
Where it is: 4038 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: Birrieria Pepe Chile

A takeout box is filled with kalettes, blueberries, squash, and farro at Piccone’s Corner
A salad from Piccone’s Corner
Piccone’s Corner / Official

February

Birrieria Jalisco

What it is: A birria cart in Southeast Portland with dishes like birria grilled cheese, tacos, and vampiros
When it opened: February 27
Where it is: 7474 SE 72nd Avenue
Learn more: Birrieria Jalisco

Yokai Musubi

What it is: A cafe specializing in musubi, made with everything from salmon to tofu
When it opened: February 27
Where it is: 2190 West Burnside St
Learn more: Yokai Musubi

SxNW

What it is: A vegan restaurant specializing in Southern comfort food
When it opened: February 27
Where it is: 3928 N Mississippi Avenue
Learn more: Cycle Dogs Brings Tex-Mex Flavors to Portland With New Vegan Restaurant

Bull Run Pizza

What it is: A food cart’s new brick-and-mortar pizzeria on NE 28th
When it opened: February 26
Where it is: 108 NE 28th Avenue
Learn more: Food cart favorite Bull Run Pizza is opening a restaurant in a prime NE Portland location

Kai’s Stir Fry

What it is: A stir-fry cart serving a wide array of Chinese American dishes, from honey walnut prawns to General Tso’s
When it opened: February 26
Where it is: Within the CORE food cart pod, 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Kai’s Stir Fry

Kracked Crab

What it is: A seafood boil cart in Happy Valley
When it opened: Mid-February
Where it is: Within Happy Valley Station, at 13551 SE 145th Avenue
Learn more: Kracked Crab

Lawless Barbecue

What it is: A takeout and delivery-only barbecue spot specializing in Kansas-City-style smoked meats
When it opened: February 19
Where it is: 1135 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: Lawless Barbecue

Jas Kitchen

What it is: A Hainanese chicken cart, newly open at the Collective Oregon Eateries pod, also known as CORE
When it opened: February 17
Where it is: 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Jas Kitchen

Mezcaluna

What it is: A mezcal bar and Mexican restaurant in Clackamas Town Center
When it opened: February 11
Where it is: 12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Mezcaluna

Kashiwagi

What it is: Think of it as the return of Sushi Takahashi 2, the beloved conveyor belt sushi spot in Southwest Portland
When it opened: February 11
Where it is: 2425 SE 26th Avenue
Learn more: Portland’s favorite conveyor belt sushi chef is back with new bento spot, Kashiwagi

Monster Smash

What it is: A smash burger cart in Belmont Station’s food cart pod
When it opened: February 6
Where it is: 4500 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Two New Smash Burger Food Carts Open

The Drip’n Crab

What it is: A pop-up-turned cart specializing in seafood boils and pasta, within CORE
When it opened: February 6
Where it is: 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Drip’n Crab

Hina’s Island Grindz

What it is: A new Beaverton Hawaiian cart serving everything from hamburger steak to musubi
When it opened: February 5
Where it is: 4830 SW Western Avenue, Beaverton
Learn more: Hina’s Island Grindz

Papi Sal’s

What it is: A Puerto-Rican-meets-Philly sandwich cart, serving sandwiches loaded with lechon. This cart is also in the CORE pod.
When it opened: February 4
Where it is: 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Papi Sal’s

Piccone’s Corner

What it is: A butcher shop and restaurant specializing in heritage pork from a Sandy farm
When it opened: February 4
Where it is: 3434 NE Sandy Blvd
Learn more: Butcher Shop and Restaurant Piccone’s Corner Has Finally Opened

Summit Shack

What it is: A sandwich cart serving piles of fried chicken, salami, and more on Ken’s Artisan bread
When it opened: February 1
Where it is: Within the CORE food cart pod at 3612 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Summit Shack

A hand holds a Philly cheesesteak, cut in half, with provolone, outside Whiz food cart on SE Belmont
A Philly cheesesteak at Whiz
Whiz / Official

January

Yang Kee BBQ Noodle House

What it is: A Cantonese barbecue spot in the former home of So Good Taste Noodle House, with a lengthy selection of noodle dishes and congee
When it opened: Late January
Where it is: 8220 SE Harrison Street
Learn more: Yang Kee BBQ Noodle House

Parts and Service

What it is: A motorcycle-themed bar with a Matt’s BBQ alum in the kitchen
When it opened: January 30
Where it is: 2940 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: A Motorcycle-Themed Bar Is Coming to Alberta Street

Hop Capital Brewing

What it is: The Portland taproom location of a Yakima-area brewery
When it opened: January 29
Where it is: 6500 S Virginia Avenue
Learn more: Hop Capital Brewing, Based in Yakima, Will Open a Taproom in South Portland

Whiz

What it is: A Philly cheesesteak cart from the team behind Gabagool
When it opened: January 26
Where it is: 2623 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: A New Cart Is Slinging Philly Cheesesteaks With Grass-Fed Beef On Belmont

Eatin’ Alive

What it is: A vegan and gluten-free cafe from a farmers market standby
When it opened: January 26
Where it is: 8237 N Denver Avenue
Learn more: Eatin’ Alive

Thicc Boi

What it is: A fried chicken and wing cart on Alberta Street
When it opened: January 16
Where it is: 1533 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: ThiccBoi

Mid City Smash Burger

What it is: A smash burger cart with New Orleans roots
When it opened: January 15
Where it is: 1015 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Mid-City Smash Burger Is Portland’s New Orleans–Born Burger Cart

Poppyseed

What it is: A Killingsworth food cart owned by alumni of Le Pigeon and Baker & Spice, serving dishes like duck pate and brisket sandwiches
When it opened: Mid-January
Where it is: 1331 N Killingsworth Street
Learn more: A New Food Cart from a Le Pigeon Alum Serves Duck Pate Along With Grilled PB&Js

Toki

What it is: A Korean restaurant from the team behind Han Oak
When it opened: January 15
Where it is: 580 SW 12th Avenue
Learn more: The Han Oak Team’s New Downtown Restaurant Opens Today

Aviv Killingsworth

What it is: The new, mini-location of the popular Middle Eastern vegan restaurant
When it opened: January 11
Where it is: 1640 NE Killingsworth Street
Learn more: Aviv Killingsworth opening announcement

Tea Chai Tė Mississippi

What it is: The North Portland location of this local tea chain
When it opened: January 8
Where it is: 3917 North Mississippi Avenue
Learn more: Portland Tea Brand Tea Chai Té Is Opening a New Tea Shop on North Mississippi

Aviv Pearl District

What it is: The Pearl District location of the popular Middle Eastern vegan restaurant
When it opened: January 8
Where it is: 100 NW 10th Avenue
Learn more: Aviv Pearl opening post

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