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

Sool Korean Kitchen opens in Vancouver, Xŏcotl lands on Division, and more

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Janey Wong is Eater Portland's reporter.

Let’s be real: With the effects of the coronavirus pandemic still felt by the industry, this a terrifying time to open a new restaurant. However, 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.


2024

February

Sool Korean Kitchen

What it is: A Korean restaurant in Vancouver’s Hazel Dell neighborhood serving yukgaejang, galbi, and dolsot bibimbap.
When it opened: Late February
Where it is: 512 NE 81st Street, Suite J
Learn more: Sool Korean Kitchen

Xŏcotl

What it is: The juice and smoothie bar has a new location on Division.
When it opened: February 17
Where it is: 3295 SE Division Street
Learn more: A Wednesday Morning Fire Has Drastically Damaged Legendary Food Cart Pod Portland Mercado

La Real Taqueria

What it is: This taqueria with locations in Tigard and Newberg has moved into the former Los Gorditos space in the Pearl District.
When it opened: February 16
Where it is: 922 NW Davis Street
Learn more: La Real Taqueria

Futura Coffee Roasters

What it is: The roaster’s third Portland location serves espresso drinks with a single-origin coffee option, pour overs, and breakfast sandwiches.
When it opened: February 15
Where it is: 4330 SE Division Street
Learn more: Futura Coffee Roasters

Assembly Brewing Pizza Annex

What it is: The Black-owned brewery and Detroit-style pizzeria has opened a second location. Differing from the flagship pub, the Northeast Portland location is open to all ages and offers pizza by the slice.
When it opened: February 9
Where it is: 2934 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Assembly Brewing Pizza Annex opens in NE Portland

Muse Cheesecakes

What it is: Kiana Lee’s artisan cheesecake company Muse has opened a storefront in the former space of Mama Dút.
When it opened: February 9
Where it is: 1414 SE Morrison
Learn more: Muse Cheesecakes

The Love Shack

What it is: A cocktail bar from the team behind G-Love serving snacks via tableside carts.
When it opened: February 9
Where it is: 1645 NW 21st Avenue
Learn more: At the Love Shack, the Party Starts When the Carts Arrive

Mokdong Gimbap

What it is: A Korean restaurant serving tteokbokki, mandu, and a variety of gimbap with fillings such as spicy pork, chicken cutlet, and spam.
When it opened: February 1
Where it is: 3553 SW Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Mokdong Gimbap to Open in Old Frog & Snail Space

The Mule

What it is: A new bar from the people behind the Mousetrap and Billy Ray’s has taken over the space which formerly housed Stanich’s.
When it opened: Early February
Where it is: 4915 NE Fremont Street
Learn more: Burger once named ‘best in America’ is back at new Portland bar

A hand pulls a steaming dish from the kitchen at Warsugai.
A cabbage dish from Warsugai.
Aubrie LeGault

January

Warsugai

What it is: A “nostalgic Asian-American restaurant” from Danwei Canting owner Kyo Koo, which serves dishes like char siu, Dungeness crab rangoons, and the namesake dish war su gai, or almond chicken.
When it opened: January 31
Where it is: 727 SE Washington Street
Learn more: This New Portland Restaurant Leans Into the Nostalgia of Asian American Classics

Le Clown

What it is: A new weekly residency within Lil Dame on Mondays and Tuesdays where chef John Denison and pastry chef Maddie Denison celebrate modern French bistro fare.
When it opened: January 29
Where it is: 4525 NE 30th Avenue
Learn more: Paris-trained chef John Denison launches Le Clown, Portland pop-up with duck a l’orange, ‘foie-co tacos’

Sandy Jug Tavern

What it is: The Sandy Boulevard landmark has been turned into a neighborhood tavern by the team behind the revival of Holman’s, the Vern, and Sandy Hut.
When it opened: January 29
Where it is: 7417 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: The Sandy Jug Tavern Opens Soon in a Storied Roseway Building

Tito’s Taquitos Beaverton

What it is: The taquito spot’s newest location has opened at Breakside Brewery Beaverton’s cart pod.
When it opened: January 27
Where it is: 12675 SW 1st Street
Learn more: Tito’s Taquitos Will Open a Third Location in Beaverton Around the New Year

The Gibson

What it is: A neighborhood cocktail bar in Multnomah Village.
When it opened: January 24
Where it is: 7709 SW Capitol Highway
Learn more: The Gibson

Taco Bout Gyro

What it is: A Tigard spot selling halal Mediterranean and Mexican food, like shawarma, samosas, burritos, and sopes.
When it opened: January 20
Where it is: 11535 SW Pacific Highway
Learn more: Taco Bout Gyro

Teote Tavern

What it is: The Venezuelan-inspired street food restaurant has opened a new location following the closures of its cafe and mezcaleria locations in 2023. The tavern serves dishes like arepas, grilled chicken street stew, and churros.
When it opened: January 17
Where it is: 5513 NE 30th Avenue
Learn more: Follow-Up: Teote Tavern Is Open

Statera

What it is: Statera Cellars’ tasting room offers wines by the glass or flight, seafood-topped Cup Noodles, congee, and a rotating selection of Japanese and Korean snacks.
When it opened: January 17
Where it is: 109 SE Salmon Street, Suite B3
Learn more: New Portland Tasting Room Statera Pairs Chardonnay With Crab-Topped Cup Noodles

Yosu Sushi

What it is: A Northeast Broadway sushi restaurant serving elaborate maki and raw fish in martini glasses.
When it opened: Mid-January
Where it is: 628 NE Broadway
Learn more: Yosu Sushi

Fried Egg I’m in Love

What it is: The breakfast shop has expanded to North Portland, serving its signature egg sandwiches, burritos, and bowls at its largest location yet with a full bar and two heated patios.
When it opened: January 15
Where it is: 3330 N Mississippi Avenue
Learn more: Fried Egg I’m in Love Will Open a Mississippi Neighborhood Restaurant

Too Soon

What it is: An East Coast-inspired cocktail bar from Deadshot owner Adam Robinson and Nick Flower of the cocktail pop-up Face/Off.
When it opened: Early January
Where it is: 18 NE 28th Avenue
Learn more: Too Soon

Pho Hanoi

What it is: A new Hillsboro restaurant serving dishes like pho with stir-fried beef, bun cha, and congee.
When it opened: January 7
Where it is: 1333 NE Orenco Station Parkway
Learn more: Pho Hanoi

Noodle Dynasty

What it is: A new Chinese restaurant in Beaverton specializing in hand-pulled noodles.
When it opened: Early January
Where it is: 11170 NE Evergreen Parkway Unit C
Learn more: Noodle Dynasty

Nom Nom Wings

What it is: A new wing restaurant specializing in Southeast Asian snacks like Laotian sausage and salad rolls, as well as wings in flavors like tamarind, snow cheese, and satay.
When it opened: January 2
Where it is: 524 NW 14th Avenue
Learn more: Nom Nom Wings’ Instagram

Ikimono Ramen

What it is: A new ramen shop in Union Way serving dishes like brothless tan tan ramen, tornado potato, and chashu yakimeshi.
When it opened: January 1
Where it is: 1025 SW Harvey Milk Street, Unit R
Learn more: A New Ramen Spot, Ikimono Ramen, Will Soon Open in the Old Town Area

A ramen, okonomiyaki, and mochi from Boxer Ramen.
Boxer Ramen.
Boxer Ramen.

2023

December

Hengry Dumpling House

What it is: A dumpling house and Chinese restaurant on North Williams, serving dishes like xiao long bao, dan dan noodles, and sesame buns.
When it opened: December 2023
Where it is: 4311 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: Hengry Dumpling House

Coredam

What it is: A Korean restaurant with a vast menu, serving dishes like seolleongtang (ox bone soup), raw marinated crab, and cheese tteokbokki.
When it opened: Late December
Where it is: 12865 SW Canyon Road
Learn more: 19 Beaverton Restaurants Making the Portland Suburb a Dining Destination

St. Francis Ice Cream

What it is: An ice cream shop from the team behind nearby Thunderbird Bar scooping dairy and vegan flavors in the Foster-Powell neighborhood.
When it opened: December 29
Where it is: 4515 SE 63rd Avenue
Learn more: The Owners Behind Thunderbird Bar Will Open a New Ice Cream Shop Called St. Francis

QD’s Bar

What it is: A new bar in the Pearl District serving cocktails including green tea shots and lavender daiquiris, plus Wild Child Pizza.
When it opened: December 28
Where it is: 1339 NW Flanders Street
Learn more: The Group Behind La Palma and Jackie’s Will Open a Fifth Venture Called QD’s

Dos Hermanos Bakery and Cafe

What it is: The popular bakery has moved to a new location in Southeast Portland, selling bread and serving a variety of pastries and chopped sandwiches in a space quadruple the space of its original location.
When it opened: December 22
Where it is: 1015 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Dos Hermanos’ huge new bakery has cafe, Mexican pastries, chopped sandwiches from noted Portland chef

Hanoi Hot Pot

What it is: A new all-you-can-eat hot pot and karaoke spot in Beaverton.
When it opened: December 16
Where it is: 14125 SW Walker Road
Learn more: Hanoi Hot Pot

Cafe Ume

What it is: A Vietnamese coffee shop serving elaborate lattes with flavors like caramel popcorn and ube ca phe, all using Vietnamese beans.
When it opened: December 14
Where it is: 524 NW 14th Avenue
Learn more: Cafe Ume’s Instagram

Kaya

What it is: A cocktail bar from social media personality Katya Suh, the wife of NFL football player Ndamukong Suh.
When it opened: December 12
Where it is: 3003 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Katya Suh Will Open a Stylish Cocktail Bar on Alberta This Winter

Bark-B-Que

What it is: A food cart serving platters with pork belly burnt ends, brisket, ribs, and a la carte sides like coleslaw and smoked sweet potatoes has opened in the Gateway neighborhood’s new Pod on Halsey.
When it opened: December 9
Where it is: NE Halsey Street & NE 106th Avenue
Learn more: Bark-B-Que

Mi Pisco Peruvian Restaurant

What it is: This new Peruvian restaurant in Tigard serves dishes like arroz chaufa, lomo saltado, aji de gallina, different types of ceviche, and more.
When it opened: December 4
Where it is: 11642 SW Pacific Highway #220
Learn more: Mi Pisco Peruvian Restaurant

HAP Fresh

What it is: A Vietnamese restaurant serving several varieties of dumplings, banh mi, salad rolls, and bao buns.
When it opened: December 2
Where it is: 8409 SE Division Street
Learn more: HÂP Fresh Opens on SE Division

Kinnamons

What it is: Micah Camden’s cinnamon roll-centric bakery has opened a third location at Cedar Hills Crossing.
When it opened: December 2
Where it is: 2645 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard
Learn more: Beaverton’s Cedar Hills Crossing Welcomes Two New Portland Brands: Kinnamōns and Boxer

Boxer Ramen & Bento

What it is: This new west side outpost of Boxer is the only one to serve bentos alongside ramen, with options including teriyaki chicken, ahi tuna poke, pork katsu, and kalbi teriyaki.
When it opened: December 2
Where it is: 3205 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite 24
Learn more: Beaverton’s Cedar Hills Crossing Welcomes Two New Portland Brands: Kinnamōns and Boxer

Sweet Bacon Cafe

What it is: A cafe in the former Paley’s Place space serving brunch dishes like eggs Benedict, loco moco, and chicken and waffles.
When it opened: Early December
Where it is: 1204 NW 21st Avenue
Learn more: Sweet Bacon Cafe

Two Kaiser rolls with pink frosting sit on a floral plate at Flour Bloom.
Kaiser rolls from Flour Bloom.
Molly J. Smith/Eater Portland

November

Don’s Favorite Foods

What it is: A Beaverton Italian tasting menu restaurant from Don Salamone, the chef behind Burger Stevens.
When it opened: November 29
Where it is: 12500 SW Broadway Street in Beaverton
Learn more: The Man Behind Burger Stevens Will Open a Beaverton Italian Supper Club

Boss Po’boys

What it is: A new po’boy cart from Anthony Brown, the owner of Nacheaux.
When it opened: Mid-November
Where it is: 1825 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: At Maximalist Chef Anthony Brown’s New Food Cart, He’s Getting Back to Basics

Alpenrausch

What it is: Exploring the culinary commonalities between Alpine countries and the Pacific Northwest, this restaurant from Elias Cairo and team serves dishes like chicory-wrapped trout with spaetzle, venison tartare, and schnitzel.
When it opened: November 16
Where it is: 3384 SE Division Street
Learn more: The New Restaurant from the Olympia Provisions Team Is a Love Letter to the Alps

Flour Bloom

What it is: A disco-vibed, plant-filled cafe serving Italian American pastries like rainbow cookies and Italian butter cookies, focaccia sandwiches, and edible glitter-topped lattes.
When it opened: November 15
Where it is: 103 NE Grand Avenue
Learn more: Peek Inside Flour Bloom, a New York-Italian Bakery Living Out Its ’70s Disco Fantasy

Pasar

What it is: Pasar serves snacky dishes commonly found at Indonesia’s open-air markets; it’s the sister restaurant of Wajan.
When it opened: November 10
Where it is: 3023 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Pasar Will Bring Indonesian Snacking Culture to Northeast Portland

Collector Bar

What it is: A new bar from design studio Old Friend, the folks behind Company Bar, serving cocktails and natural wine in the Ocean building.
When it opened: November 10
Where it is: 2341 NE Glisan Street
Learn more: Collector Bar

HG Provisions Deli

What it is: Catering company Hunt and Gather has opened a deli serving sandwiches, salads, and soups in addition to selling take-and-bake freezer items, pantry goods, and more.
When it opened: November 9
Where it is: 1207 NW Glisan Street
Learn more: HG Provisions Deli

The Paper Bridge

What it is: A restaurant specializing in dishes from Hanoi and Northern Vietnam at large with house-made rice noodles and chile sauces.
When it opened: November 9
Where it is: 828 SE Ash Street
Learn more: Incoming Vietnamese Restaurant the Paper Bridge Takes a Culinary Tour Through Northern Vietnam

Baker’s

What it is: A bar from former Xico chef Kelly Towner serving pub food and cocktail standards like Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, and gin martinis.
When it opened: November 6
Where it is: 2500 SE Clinton Street
Learn more: Baker’s, an Upcoming Bar, Will Open in the Former La Moule Space

Annam VL

What it is: The new sister restaurant to Ha VL and Rose VL serves noodle soups like hủ tiếu Mỹ Tho and mì hoành thánh along with appetizers like sticky rice dumplings and meatball banh mi.
When it opened: November 4
Where it is: 3336 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: The Rose VL Family Will Open a New Restaurant on Belmont

Mosaic Taphouse

What it is: An LGBTQ-owned taphouse in St. Johns serving Vietnamese food by Chém Gió and coffee from Kalesa Coffee.
When it opened: November 4
Where it is: 7955 N Lombard Street
Learn more: Mosaic Taphouse to open in N. Portland as welcoming craft beer space for queer people and communities of color

Orange & Blossom

What it is: This vegan patisserie makes baked goods like pistachio olive oil cake, tahini sticky buns, peanut butter miso cookies, and buckwheat ganache brownies.
When it opened: November 4
Where it is: 1612 NE Killingsworth Street
Learn more: A Vegan Patisserie Is Coming to Killingsworth This Fall

Lawless Barbecue

What it is: Kansas City-style barbecue joint Lawless has opened a second location at the Parkrose bar My-O-My.
When it opened: November 3
Where it is: 8627 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: Lawless Barbecue Launches Second Location at a Northeast Portland Bar

Below by Botanist

What it is: A subterranean Pearl District cocktail bar with food from Hapa Barkada, the Filipino and Hawaiian culinary collaboration from the folks behind Hapa Howie’s and Barkada PDX
When it opened: November 1
Where it is: 1300 NW Lovejoy Street
Learn more: Hapa Barkada, a Hawaiian and Filipino Culinary Collaboration, Opens Within a Subterranean Cocktail Bar This Month

Two hands hold a burrito from Los Burros Supremos.
A burrito from Los Burros Supremos.
Los Burros Supremos

October

Libre

What it is: A swanky cocktail bar serving desserts by Gabriella Martinez from a supergroup of restaurateurs including Nan Chaison and Prae Nobnorb of Norah and Nudi co-owner Tonia Ponlakhan.
When it opened: October 31
Where it is: 2601 SE Clinton Street
Learn more: At Libre, Whimsical-Yet-Daring Drinks and Desserts Are a Team Effort

Bellpine & Meadowrue

What it is: Bellpine is the Ritz-Carlton’s 20th floor restaurant, helmed by chefs Pedro Almeida and Lauro Romero. On the ground floor, lobby bar Meadowrue serves drinks, including coffee cocktails made with Coava coffee.
When it opened: October 31
Where it is: 900 SW Washington Street
Learn more: The Latest Updates on the Restaurant-Packed Portland Ritz-Carlton Building

Small Baking Co.

What it is: A new bakery in Oregon City offering cupcakes, whole cakes, cookies in flavors like lemon glazed ginger molasses and orange dark chocolate oatmeal, and bars with chocolate caramel ganache or passionfruit curd.
When it opened: October 29
Where it is: 14210 Fir Street, Suite D
Learn more: Small Baking Co.

Los Burros Supremos

What it is: Chef Adán Fausto’s new mercado selling regional styles of burritos and Mexican American-made products.
When it opened: October 27
Where it is: 4529 SE Division Street
Learn more: A Regional Burrito Shop From a Michelin-Starred Restaurant Alumnus Opens Friday

Grana

What it is: A pizzeria serving Neapolitan pizza and portafoglio, or folded pizza.
When it opened: October 21
Where it is: 2811 E Burnside Street
Learn more: An Upcoming Pizzeria Hopes to Popularize Naples-Style Folded Pizza in Portland

Suki’s II

What it is: A Southeast location of the longtime sports and karaoke bar with Korean-inspired food, which took over the former Claudia’s Sports Pub space.
When it opened: October 19
Where it is: 3006 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Suki’s Opens a Second Location in the Former Claudia’s Sports Pub

Old Asia Teahouse

What it is: This teahouse from the team behind Top Burmese opens today at 4 p.m. Old Asia showcases tea culture from around Asia by serving tea in a variety of preparations alongside small plates.
When it opened: October 19
Where it is: 12055 SW 1st Street
Learn more: The Top Burmese Team’s Next Restaurant Will Explore Asia’s Rich and Varied Tea Culture

La Palma

What it is: A new Multnomah Village restaurant and bar showcasing agave spirits and serving dishes like queso fundido, tacos on house-made tortillas, and Chilean-style ceviche.
When it opened: October 14
Where it is: 7771 SW Capitol Highway
Learn more: Mexican-inspired La Palma opens in Multnomah Village

Masarap

What it is: A Filipino food cart selling lumpia, ube waffles, steamed buns, bubble tea, and more.
When it opened: October 13
Where it is: 8139 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: Masarap Food Cart Open at NE Sandy and 82nd Avenue

Spella Caffe

What it is: Espresso maestro Andrea Spella’s cafe returns to downtown in the lobby of the Selling Building, which is located around the corner from its original location.
When it opened: October 12
Where it is: 608 SW Alder Street
Learn more: An Italian Coffee Legend Returns to Downtown Portland

The Turning Peel

What it is: A pizzeria topping sourdough Neapolitan-style pies with seasonal produce in the former Malka space.
When it opened: October 10
Where it is: 4546 SE Division Street
Learn more: The Ethereal Space Once Home to Malka Will Become a Sourdough Pizzeria

Proof Pizza and Biscuits

What it is: A new tavern-style pizza cart at Breakside Beaverton’s food pod.
When it opened: October 9
Where it is: 12675 SW 1st Street
Learn more: Breakside Brewery opens Beaverton Beer Garden and Food Truck Pod with full bar coming soon

Sunrice

What it is: The former pop-up has opened a permanent location within the Moxy hotel. Sunrice’s menu is centered around silogs, a Filipino breakfast dish of rice and egg, served with proteins like pork belly, chicken tocino, and branzino.
When it opened: October 7
Where it is: 585 SW 10th Avenue
Learn more: Sunrice

Kainos Coffee

What it is: The family-owned coffee roaster and cafe formerly located on Northeast Sandy Boulevard has opened a new cafe in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Along with espresso drinks, the cafe serves a variety of pastries and sandwiches made with Jazzy Bagels. The cafe features a walk-up window.
When it opened: October 6
Where it is: 5300 SE Foster Road
Learn more: Kainos Coffee

Yaowarat

What it is: Thai restaurateur Akkapong Earl Ninsom’s sixth restaurant. Yaowarat features Thai-Chinese dishes inspired by Bangkok’s Chinatown and cocktails from star bartenders Eric Nelson and Kyle Linden Webster.
When it opened: October 6
Where it is: 7937 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Yaowarat Brings Bangkok’s Chinatown to Portland

Cadejo

What it is: A coffee shop in the former Matutina space opened by former Lilia (restaurants both under the República & Co. umbrella) general manager Jacob Abea.
When it opened: October 6
Where it is: 804 NW Couch Street
Learn more: Cadejo

Friendship Kitchen: Saigon 2 Singapore

What it is: A second Friendship Kitchen location focusing on dishes from owners’ Trang and Wei-En Tan’s Vietnamese and Singaporean heritages. The restaurant opened in the former space of the French bistro Alouette, which was also owned by the couple.
When it opened: Early October
Where it is: 2764 NW Thurman Street
Learn more: Friendship Kitchen’s New Location Blends Singapore and Vietnam’s Culinary Traditions

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

What it is: The newest Oregon location of Kizuki, an international chain serving ramen with various broths and toppings, has opened at Uptown Shopping Center in Northwest.
When it opened: October 3
Where it is: 33 NW 23rd Place
Learn more: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

A table in the window is covered in plates of food from Xiao Ye.
Dishes from Xiao Ye.
Carter Hiyama/Eater Portland

September

Tacos Fita

What it is: A new cart at the Farmhouse Carts pod serving molletes, ribeye burrito bowls, tortas, tamales, and more.
When it opened: September 29
Where it is: 2415 SE 35th Place
Learn more: Tacos Fita

Montelupo Southeast

What it is: The new focaccia-centric market from the folks behind the Kerns Italian pasta shop.
When it opens: September 28
Where it is: 1613 SE Bybee Blvd
Learn more: Montelupo’s New Southeast Portland Focacceria and Market Opens This Week

Din Tai Fung Downtown Portland

What it is: The new Portland location of the popular Taiwanese dumpling and noodle restaurant.
When it opens: September 28
Where it is: 700 SW 5th Avenue
Learn more: Din Tai Fung Will Open Its Downtown Portland Dumpling Palace September 28

MiChi Japan

What it is: This Japanese restaurant debuted in Tigard with ramen, nigiri and sashimi served a la carte or omakase, and rice bowls.
When it opened: September 26
Where it is: 12282 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Learn more: MiChi Japan

Sit Tite

What it is: A cocktail bar serving East Coast Italian-inspired dishes like chopped salad, sausage and peppers, and eggplant parm.
When it opened: September 23
Where it is: 6214 N Interstate Avenue
Learn more: Sit Tite

Daawat A Ishq

What it is: A new Indian restaurant serving dishes like dal makhani, biryanis, and goat saag.
When it opened: September 23
Where it is: 5427 NE 42nd Avenue
Learn more: Daawat A Ishq

Xiao Ye

What it is: A restaurant specializing in ‘first generation American food,’ in the words of its owners; that translates to pork coppa ssam served with toum, spaghetti coated in a black vinegar-Lao Gan Ma sauce, and more.
When it opened: September 21
Where it is: 3832 NE Sandy Blvd
Learn more: Peer Inside Xiao Ye, Portland’s Talent-Stacked New ‘First Generation American Restaurant’

An An

What it is: Banh Mi Up’s new sister restaurant serves Vietnamese-inspired shrimp ceviche with passionfruit sauce, saltado shaken fries, and star anise beef stew.
When it opened: September 8
Where it is: 8220 N Denver Avenue
Learn more: An An

June

What it is: A new cocktail bar in Beaverton serving drinks like a fuzzy navel frosé and
cocktails on draft with vegan dishes including kale pakora and chicken sandwiches.
When it opened: September 2
Where it is: 4589 SW Watson Avenue
Learn more: June

A katsu sandwich sits, sliced in two, on a plate at Tanaka.
A katsu sandwich from Tanaka.
Molly J. Smith/Eater Portland

August

La Patroncita

What it is: A new cocktail bar and restaurant from Lucy De León, the woman behind Tortilleria y Tienda De Leon’s, also known as Salsas Locas.
When it opened: Late August
Where it is: 2832 Southeast Belmont Street
Learn more: New Latina-owned restaurant brings a modern-chic Mexican atmosphere to Portland’s Belmont neighborhood

The Chicken Shanty

What it is: This Oregon-grown chicken shop chain has opened a location in the Oak Hills area, serving chicken strip baskets, crispy chicken sandwiches, wings, and more.
When it opened: August 28
Where it is: 14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160
Learn more: The Chicken Shanty

The People’s Courts

What it is: A large recreation center with pickleball courts, indoor disc golf, an arcade, and more has opened with two restaurants inside — The Kitchen serves grill standards from Olympia Provisions co-owner Nate Tilden and The Parlor serves pizza from lauded pizzaiolo Brian Spangler of Apizza Scholls.
When it opened: August 25
Where it is: 2700 NE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: The People’s Courts Will Open This Month With Olympia Provisions Chicago Dogs and Parlor Pizzas

Tanaka

What it is: The Osakan-inspired bakery, which uses house-made shokupan for its katsu sandwiches, has opened its second location in Bridgeport Village.
When it opened: August 22
Where it is: 7237 SW Bridgeport Road
Learn more: Hit Japanese Bakery Tanaka, Shake Shack to Open in Tualatin

Midtown Beer Garden

What it is: One of Portland’s longest-standing food cart pods has reopened with an expanded roster of carts and a beer garden by Fracture Brewing. The project is a collaboration between financial services app Expensify and restaurant group Chefstable.
When it opened: August 20
Where it is: 431 SW Harvey Milk Street
Learn more: The Revamped Southwest Fifth Food Cart Pod Reopens August 20

Killer Banh Mi

What it is: A sandwich shop serving banh mi with fillings like Vietnamese ham, braised pork belly, and vegan lemon chicken; rice and noodle plates; and wings.
When it opened: August 18
Where it is: 8201 SE Powell Boulevard, Suite B
Learn more: Killer Banh Mi

Taiji Teahouse

What it is: A new tea house serving teas from Fly Awake Tea House and dishes like cold ginger chicken, wonton tacos, and miso cucumber salad.
When it opened: August 18
Where it is: 310 NW Davis Street
Learn more: Taiji Tea Shop & Cafe Is Coming to the Former Red Robe Space in Old Town Chinatown

Flame Pizza

What it is: A queer-owned wood-fire pizza cart serving pies like fig and fennel sausage and cashew ricotta with mushrooms has opened at the Lil America food cart pod.
When it opened: August 16
Where it is: 1015 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Flame Pizza

Elephants on Cedar Hills

What it is: Elephants Delicatessen has opened its eighth location in Beaverton; the deli has a gelato case and offers catering.
When it opened: August 16
Where it is: 2905 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard
Learn more: Elephants Delicatessen Opens at Beaverton’s Cedar Hills Crossing Next Week

Sandy O’s

What it is: A new sandwich shop in the Parkrose neighborhood serving smash burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, and breakfast.
When it opened: August 14
Where it is: 10505 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: What to Know About the New Parkrose Sandwich Shop From the People Behind Laurelhurst Market

Farmer and the Beast

What it is: The Northwest Portland smash burger cart has opened a second cart at Breakside Brewery Beaverton’s food pod.
When it opened: August 12
Where it is: 12675 SW 1st Street
Learn more: Matt’s BBQ and Farmer & the Beast Are Opening Beaverton Carts at the Incoming Breakside Pod

Tita’s Juice Bar

What it is: A juice bar inside Pine Street Market combining Latin American flavors with Oregon produce to make smoothies, juice, acai bowls, and frozen yogurt.
When it opened: August 5
Where it is: 126 SW 2nd Avenue
Learn more: Tita’s Juice Bar

All Blue Poke

What it is: The Sandy, Oregon food cart has opened a restaurant in the former Poke Mon space on SE Hawthorne Boulevard. The restaurant serves build-your-own poke bowls, sushi burritos, and sushi rolls.
When it opened: August 4
Where it is: 1485 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: All Blue Poke

A Belgian endive salad at the Houston Blacklight.
The Houston Blacklight’s endive salad.
Molly J. Smith/Eater Portland

July

Dough Valley

What it is: An Oregon City ramen and dumpling restaurant serving dishes like chicken rice ramen, Szechuan noodle soup, and BBQ pork buns.
When it opened: Late July
Where it is: 407 Beavercreek Road
Learn more: Dough Valley

Calle 21 Mexican Restaurant and Bar

What it is: A New Mexican restaurant serving tacos, wet burritos, and combination plates.
When it opened: Late July
Where it is: 675 NW 21st Avenue
Learn more: Calle 21 Mexican Restaurant and Bar

Houston Blacklight

What it is: An eclectic new bar from Gado Gado and Oma’s Hideaway owners Mariah and Thomas Pisha-Duffly serving playful Montreal-inspired dishes like French onion soup ramen alongside Old Fashioneds with coconut-washed bourbon and cucumber-and-salted plum Negronis.
When it opened: July 26
Where it is: 2100 SE Clinton Street
Learn more: The Couple Behind Gado Gado and Oma’s Hideaway Will Open a Fantastical Bar on Southeast Clinton

Cousins Maine Lobster

What it is: The lobster roll food truck with over 50 locations across the country has opened a Portland truck, serving lobster rolls, lobster bisque, New England clam chowder, and more.
When it opened: July 21
Where it is: Roving locations
Learn more: Lobster truck backed by ‘Shark Tank’ bucks comes to Portland

Thai Avenue

What it is: A new Thai restaurant in the Foster-Powell neighborhood serving dishes like khao man gai, ba mee na kai, and steamed egg tom yum.
When it opened: July 19
Where it is: 6618 SE Powell Boulevard
Learn more: Thai Avenue

Dough Zone Beaverton

What it is: The second Portland-area location of the Washington-based dumpling and noodle restaurant has opened at Cedar Hills Crossing.
When it opened: July 17
Where it is: 2645 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite 105
Learn more: Dough Zone Opens a Dumpling Palace in Beaverton Next Week

Botanical Bakeshop

What it is: The Filipina- and women-owned bakery Shop Halo Halo and plant shop Daphne’s Botanical’s new shared space on SE Woodstock Boulevard serves ube mochi, sans rival, and halo halo.
When it opened: July 15
Where it is: 4981 SE Woodstock Boulevard
Learn more: Filipino Dessert Pop-Up Shop Halo Halo Will Open a Bakery in Southeast Portland

Breakside Beaverton

What it is: The brewery’s sixth location includes a beer garden next-door food pod with buzzy carts like Chubby Bunny and Tito’s Taquitos.
When it opened: July 15
Where it is: 12680 SW Farmington Road
Learn more: Breakside Brewery opens Beaverton Beer Garden and Food Truck Pod with full bar coming soon

Hillsboro Downtown Station

What it is: A new food cart pod and plaza with a 36-tap beer garden.
When it opened: July 14
Where it is: 320 SE Baseline Street
Learn more: New food cart pod brings Hillsboro food from around the world

Good Coffee

What it is: The seventh location from the local coffee chain has opened at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton.
When it opened: July 13
Where it is: 2735 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard, Building 11, Suite 105
Learn more: Good Coffee

Wolf’s Head

What it is: A Midwest-inspired cart-turned-restaurant serving brisket burgers, malted milkshakes, curly fries, and cheese curds.
When it opened: July 10
Where it is: 80 SE Madison Street, Suite 100
Learn more: Beaverton’s Beloved Brisket-Happy Burgers Are Coming to Portland’s Central Eastside

Double Mountain Brewery

What it is: The Hood River-based brewery, which serves thin-crust pizza alongside its draft beers, has opened its third location within the former Lucky Labrador space in the Overlook neighborhood.
When it opened: July 8
Where it is: 1700 N Killingsworth Street
Learn more: Double Mountain Brewery Opens Its Third Location This Weekend

L’ Orange

What it is: A restaurant from winemakers Jeff Vejr and John House, with food by former Holdfast co-owner and chef Joel Stocks, serving dishes like pork with black olive caramel.
When it opened: July 7
Where it is: 2005 SE 11th Avenue
Learn more: The Team Behind Les Caves and Holdfast Dining’s Joel Stocks Will Bring a Taste of the French Riviera to Southeast Portland

Sammich

What it is: Destination sandwich food cart Sammich, which serves Chicago-style Italian beefs and cheesesteaks, has opened a cart at Woodstock’s Heist food pod.
When it opened: July 7
Where it is: 4727 SE Woodstock Boulevard
Learn more: Sammich Opens a New Food Cart in Woodstock Friday

Grand Central Bakery Hillsboro

What it is: The Pacific Northwest bakery’s new Hillsboro location has opened in Main Street Commons, a remodeled bank building that will also be home to forthcoming Sizzle Pie and Backwoods Brewing Company locations.
When it opened: July 3
Where it is: 118 SE Second Avenue
Learn more: Grand Central Bakery Prepares to Open Its Eighth Portland-Area Location in Hillsboro

Pip’s Original Beaverton

What it is: The popular doughnut shop with fried-to-order mini doughnuts and house blend chai drinks opened its second location in Beaverton.
When it opened: July 1
Where it is: 12400 SW Broadway Street
Learn more: Pip’s Original Is Bringing Its Mini Doughnuts and Chai Flights to Beaverton

Pho Kita & Grill

What it is: A new pho restaurant in Hillsboro serving bánh bột lọc, beef pho, lemongrass steak, and Vietnamese creme caramel.
When it opened: July 1
Where it is: 1425 NW 185th Avenue
Learn more: Pho Kita & Grill

A plate of oxtails with mac and cheese and collard greens at Norma Jean’s Soul Cuisine.
Oxtails from Norma Jean’s Soul Cuisine.
Brooke Jackson-Glidden/Eater Portland

June

The End

What it is: This cocktail bar from Hey Love co-owners Emily Mistell and Nicholas Musso, bartender Dylan Long, and ex-pro skateboarder Mickey Reyes has opened within the former Oregon Theatre building, with the cocktails like s’mores espresso martinis, coconut lemon drops, and a melon ball Negronis.
When it opened: June 30
Where it is: 3532 SE Division Street
Learn more: The Hey Love Team Will Open a Cocktail Bar Within the Former Oregon Theatre Building

Sad Valley

What it is: A new cocktail bar with death-themed decor serving cocktails like marionberry margaritas and rye-passionfruit cocktails conceived by celebrated bartender Megan Radke.
When it opened: June 29
Where it is: 832 N Killingsworth Street
Learn more: At Sad Valley, Death Appears as Spilled Beer Angels and Coffin Disco Balls

Less and More

What it is: The cafe housed within an out-of-service bus shelter has expanded into a second downtown location. Less and More serves specialty drinks such as custard cream mochas, ssuk (Korean mugwort) lattes, and more.
When it opened: June 26
Where it is: 811 SW 6th Avenue
Learn more: Less and More Coffee Will Open a New Location This Spring

Jeju Restaurant

What it is: A wood-fired Korean barbecue restaurant from the teams behind Han Oak and Toki, taking over the former Renata space. The restaurant serves marinated meats served ssam-style, house-made sausages and noodles, and more.
When it opened: June 25
Where it is: 626 SE Main Street
Learn more: What We Know About the Han Oak Team’s Highly Anticipated Korean Barbecue Restaurant

Royalty Spirits

What it is: The Black- and woman-owned spirits company Royalty Spirits has opened the doors to its new distillery tasting room in the Foster-Powell neighborhood.
When it opened: June 24
Where it is: 4532 SE 63rd Avenue
Learn more: Royalty Spirits opens as a bar space for ‘more mature’ Portlanders

Your Side Chicks

What it is: A new food cart serving gluten-free fried chicken, plus sides like kale coleslaw, Korean BBQ Brussels sprouts, and fries.
When it opened: June 23
Where it is: 1080 SE Madison Street
Learn more: An Expat of the Wolfgang Puck Empire Is Slinging Chicken Tenders in Hawthorne Asylum

Labyrinth Forge Brewing Company

What it is: The maze-themed brewery opened its new tasting room in the former Hair of the Dog space. Labyrinth Forge previously operated a tasting room in the Roseway neighborhood before closing it in July 2022.
When it opened: June 16
Where it is: 61 SE Yamhill Street
Learn more: Labyrinth Forge Brewing to take over former Hair of the Dog space in SE Portland

Pixiu Mala Hongtang

What it is: This Korean and Chinese fusion chain restaurant serves malatang, a spicy numbing hot soup that diners can customize at a self-serve ingredients counter.
When it opened: June 15
Where it is: 2330 NW Thurman Street
Learn more: Pixiu Mala Hongtang

Crux Portland

What it is: A Portland pub location of the Bend brewery Crux Fermentation Project.
When it opened: June 12
Where it is: 2715 SE 8th Avenue, Suite 175
Learn more: Crux Portland Pub opens in SE at former home of Vagabond Brewing

Mermosa

What it is: A tasting room for the bottled and canned wine company Mermosa which also serves dishes like coq au vin and Haitian griyo.
When it opened: June 10
Where it is: 1422 NW 23rd Avenue
Learn more: A New Bar Serving French Haitian Brunch Arrives in Portland With a Rich Legacy

The Heist

What it is: A new food cart pod with indoor seating within a former bank building featuring carts such as Great Tang Chinese Food, Smaaken Waffles, Indian Rasoi, and more.
When it opened: June 10
Where it is: 4727 SE Woodstock Boulevard
Learn more: The Heist Food Cart Pod to Open in Woodstock This Spring

Bar Mame

What it is: A new art deco-themed cocktail bar underneath the Hazel Room.
When it opened: June 9
Where it is: 3279 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Four Things I Learned This Week

Magna Kubo

What it is: Chef Carlo Lamagna’s second restaurant is a Filipino lechoneria on the west side, serving rotisserie meats like lemongrass-marinated chicken and smoked brisket.
When it opened: June 3
Where it is: 12406 SW Broadway Street
Learn more: Magna Kubo Is Bringing Filipino-Style Rotisserie Meats to Beaverton

Oswego Noodle House

What it is: A new ramen spot in Lake Oswego serving dishes like fish sauce wings, shrimp tempura ramen, and rice bowls.
When it opened: June 2
Where it is: 14559 Westlake Drive, Suite B
Learn more: Oswego Noodle House

Denizens Cafe

What it is: A new cafe from the folks behind Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters serving freshly baked focaccia, breakfast sandwiches, cold cut sandwiches, and rice bowls in addition to drip coffee.
When it opened: June 1
Where it is: 6912 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: Denizens Cafe Soft Opening

Norma Jean’s Soul Cuisine

What it is: A new soul food restaurant in the space formerly home to Yonder, serving dishes like smothered oxtails and collard greens.
When it opened: June 1
Where it is: 4636 NE 42nd Avenue
Learn more: Marquise Cross

A flat lay shot of dishes including taquitos, tacos, and a brownie on top of a table.
Dishes from Tito’s Taquitos.
Janey Wong/Eater Portland

May

Tito’s Taquitos

What it is: The smash-hit Southwest Portland food cart serving hand-rolled taquitos, tacos, and agua frescas has opened a restaurant on Swan Island.
When it opened: May 26
Where it is: 3449 N Anchor Street, #200
Learn more: Southwest Portland Food Cart Tito’s Taquitos Opens a New Restaurant on Swan Island

Heyday

What it is: Lisa Nguyen’s long-awaited doughnut counter within the CORE food pod has opened, serving wheat and rice flour doughnuts in flavors like chocolate haupia pie and baked ube, plus other baked goods such as brownies and mini brown sugar cakes.
When it opened: May 24
Where it is: 3612 SE 82nd Avenue, Spot 7
Learn more: After Years of Anticipation, Heyday’s Doughnut Counter Opens Next Week

Little Bitter Bar

What it is: A cocktail lounge within the Hotel Grand Stark serving spritzes, pizza, and antipasti like fritto misto and grilled focaccia.
When it opens: May 25
Where it is: 509 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: The Team Behind Olympia Provisions Opens an ‘Unapologetically Traditional’ Italian Restaurant

Javi’s Breakfast Cafe

What it is: A new cafe serving dishes like pancakes, omelets, and chilaquiles in the former Pho An Sandy space.
When it opened: May 25
Where it is: 6236 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: Dueling Phos Are No More — Welcome, Javi’s Breakfast Cafe

LaChona Empanadas y Vinos

What it is: A winery tasting room serving Argentinian wines with empanadas and small plates.
When it opened: May 19
Where it is: 12535 NW Cornell Road
Learn more: An Argentine Wine Bar Is Coming to Cedar Mill

Dos Arepas

What it is: A new Venezuelan restaurant from the owners of Hillsboro restaurant The Antojitos House, serving arepas, empanadas, and patacon.
When it opened: May 18
Where it is: 909 E Burnside Street
Learn more: Dos Arepas

Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodle

What it is: A newly opened Beaverton location of the Chinese noodle chain Shi Miao Dao serving a variety of rice noodle soups, desserts like coconut purple rice soup with tapioca and mango pomelo sago, and more.
When it opened: May 15
Where it is: 11729 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway
Learn more: Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodle

Grand Amari

What it is: A combination casual cafe and intimate Italian restaurant from Nate Tilden and Elias Cairo inside the Hotel Grand Stark. Cafe service will include Italian pastries while dinner offers things like Olympia Provisions salumi, squid ink bucatini with bay shrimp, and pork Milanese.
When it opened: May 12
Where it is: 509 SE Grand Avenue
Learn more: The Team Behind Olympia Provisions Opens an ‘Unapologetically Traditional’ Italian Restaurant

Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels NW

What it is: A new location of the Portland-based bagel chain in the former Kornblatt’s space.
When it opened: May 15
Where it is: 628 NW 23rd
Learn more: Portland’s Oldest Jewish Deli, Kornblatt’s, Will Close This Month

Xin Ding Dumpling House

What it is: This new downtown Chinese restaurant serves dishes like handmade xiao long bao and dumplings, dry pot, and noodles.
When it opened: May 12
Where it is: 71 SW 2nd Avenue
Learn more: This New Dumpling Restaurant Will Serve Handmade Savory and Sweet Xiao Long Bao

The Lobby Bar

What it is: A new cocktail bar sharing a space with the forthcoming Dekum Street Theater in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Lobby Bar serves small plates like trout crudo with rhubarb leche de tigre and picanha steak skewers alongside cocktails and wine.
When it opened: May 11
Where it is: 814 NE Dekum Street
Learn more: Woodlawn’s Newly Open Lobby Bar Brings New Life to a Former Silent Movie Theater

Duality Brewing

What it is: A new brewery taproom and restaurant from Toki alumni, with culinary-minded, seasonal beers and food by the pop-up Astral.
When it opened: May 6
Where it is: 715 NE Lawrence Ave
Learn more: Hot Nanobrewery Duality Brewing and Buzzy Pop-Up Astral Will Open a Kerns Brewpub

Havalina

What it is: A new St. Johns cocktail bar from musician Redray Frazier.
When it opened: May 5
Where it is: 8927 N Lombard Street
Learn more: One Week with Redray Frazier

Dream House

What it is: A neighborhood bar from Por Que No and Brass Tacks alumni has taken over the converted house once home to Beech Street Parlor. The bar serves dishes like fried chicken sandwiches and kale Caesars, plus cocktails such as serrano-infused margaritas and hibiscus daiquiris.
When it opened: May 5
Where it is: 412 NE Beech Street
Learn more: The Former Beech Street Parlor Space Will Become a Casual Neighborhood Bar Once Again

Gracie’s Apizza

What it is: Craig Melillo’s standout St. Johns pizzeria has reopened in a new location just a few blocks from the original restaurant. Gracie’s serves wood-fired pizzas topped with ingredients like house-made mozzarella and capicola and house ice creams that contain unexpected add-ins such as pink peppercorns and spruce tips.
When it opened: May 3
Where it is: 7304 N Leavitt Avenue
Learn more: One of the City’s Best Pizzerias Returns as an Unapologetic Neighborhood Restaurant

Grape Ape

What it is: A new wine bar and shop serving grab-and-go lunches from 11:30 a.m. until sold out, low-proof cocktails, and dishes like octopus with potato salad and tortilla Española made with tater tots.
When it opened: May 3
Where it is: 77 SE Yamhill Street
Learn more: Peer Inside Grape Ape, the Tiny Portland Wine Bar Serving Tater Tot Tortilla Española

A cheesy and tomato-sauce-smothered sandwich from Lucky Horseshoe Lounge.
A sub from Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
Lucky Horseshoe Lounge

April

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge

What it is: The neighborhood watering hole has changed hands; with Ken’s Artisan alumni/husband-and-wife team Alan Maniscalco and Shan Wickham at the helm, the lounge now serves cocktails such as Negroni sbagliatos and Sicilian Manhattans alongside Italian American dishes like meatball parm sandwiches and cacio e pepe mac and cheese.
When it opened: April 29
Where it is: 2524 SE Clinton Street
Learn more: Rally Pizza Founders Shan Wickham and Alan Maniscalco Are Taking Over Clinton’s Lucky Horseshoe Lounge

Toro Mexican Kitchen

What it is: Urban Restaurant Group’s (Taylor Street Tavern, Bartini, Fuller’s Coffee Shop) newest restaurant serving grilled meats and Mexican dishes such as mole poblano, ceviche de camarones, barbacoa tacos, and more.
When it opened: April 26
Where it is: 1355 NW Everett Street #120
Learn more: Toro Mexican Kitchen Has Opened in the Former Tilt Pearl District Space

Sakura Yakitori & Sushi

What it is: A new Happy Valley restaurant from the team behind Wasabi Sushi that serves yakitori, sushi, and donburi.
When it opened: April 23
Where it is: 13200 SE 172nd Avenue, Suite 158
Learn more: Sakura Brings Chicken Heart Yakitori and Season-Themed Sushi to Happy Valley

The Uncanny

What it is: A cocktail bar in the former Psychic Bar space with food by the pop-up Euzumeh.
When it opened: April 20
Where it is: 3560 N Mississippi Avenue
Learn more: An Uncanny New Bar From Local Cocktail Vets Will Serve Chanterelle Sazeracs and Meze

John’s Marketplace

What it is: The beer emporium’s newest location in Beaverton includes a taproom and deli, plus heated outdoor seating.
When it opened: April 18
Where it is: 3700 SW Hall Boulevard
Learn more: John’s Marketplace opening bottle shop and taproom in Beaverton

Super Champ

What it is: The team behind Sizzle Pie has opened a combination bar-arcade next to its downtown Beaverton location. It’s open to all ages and serves Sizzle Pie pizza and beer from Wayfinder, with a cocktail menu in the works.
When it opened: April 14
Where it is: 4589 SW Watson Avenue, Suite 100
Learn more: Sizzle Pie’s Super Champ game bar lights up in Beaverton

Stacked Sandwich Shop and Feel Good

What it is: Top Chef alumnus Gabriel Pascuzzi’s celebrated sandwich shop Stacked, known for its oxtail French dips, now shares a space with the second location of his grain bowl restaurant Feel Good. The restaurants have taken over the former Sunshine Noodles space in Slabtown.
When it opened: April 11
Where it is: 2175 NW Raleigh Street
Learn more: Stacked Sandwich Shop’s Second Coming Will Open April 11

Village Kitchen

What it is: This new Burmese food cart at the Piknik Park food pod focuses on Kachin cuisine with dishes like tea leaf salad, eggplant curry, and herb-marinated chicken with mushrooms.
When it opened: April 5
Where it is: 1122 SE Tacoma Street
Learn more: This New Sellwood Food Cart Explores the Intricacies of Kachin Cooking

Kulfi

What it is: The frozen dessert shop selling kulfi pops and falooda has opened a second location.
When it opened: April 1
Where it is: 3540 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: Portland ice cream news: A new location, new and favorite flavors, and a loyalty program just in time for spring

Soul-Cie-Tea

What it is: This bubble tea shop has taken over business from the now-closed Boba Milk and serves drinks like strawberry matcha tea, passionfruit milk, and ube lattes along with pork belly rice bowls, flossy pork chili toast, and mango sticky rice.
When it opened: April 1
Where it is: 2134 SE Division Street
Learn more: Soul-Cie-Tea

Cubes of salmon sit on a skewer over a bed of spiced tomatoes, with a piece of pita and some labneh.
A salmon skewer dish from Zula.
Dina Avila/Eater Portland

March

Toreados

What it is: Chefstable has opened a Texas barbecue-meets-Tex-Mex restaurant in the former Tasty space at Mercato Grove in Lake Oswego. The restaurant serves dishes like chopped brisket tacos, smoked chicken enchiladas, and grilled octopus.
When it opened: March 30
Where it is: 4055 Mercantile Drive, Suite 180
Learn more: Lake Oswego Is Getting a Tex-Mex Spot From a Portland Restaurant Group Giant

Yigebe Coffee

What it is: A new cafe in the former Sandino Brothers Coffee space serving drinks made with house-roasted Ethiopian Guji coffee beans.
When it opened: March 25
Where it is: 5730 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: Four Things I Learned This Week

Dirty Pretty

What it is: Collin Nicholas’ new cocktail bar serving produce-forward cocktails and Hawaiian-inspired bar snacks from chef Alex Wong. Dirty Pretty is sister bar to the downtown spots Pink Rabbit and Fools and Horses and has opened in the former Bar Dune space.
When it opened: March 21
Where it is: 638 E Burnside Street
Learn more: The Pink Rabbit Team Opens a New Bar Slinging Pho-Washed Cocktails

Jet Black Coffee Company

What it is: The vegan coffee shop has opened a second location in the Concordia neighborhood serving coffee made with Water Avenue roasts and pastries from Shoofly Vegan Bakery, Sweetpea Baking Co., and Bee’s Cakes.
When it opened: March 20
Where it is: 5308 NE 30th Avenue
Learn more: Jet Black Coffee Company

Meet Fresh

What it is: The Taiwanese dessert chain has opened its first Oregon location in Old Town-Chinatown and is now serving red bean soup, icy grass jelly, tofu pudding, and tea.
When it opened: March 18
Where it is: 230 SW Ash Street
Learn more: 3 New Asian Dessert Spots Arrive in Portland

Zula

What it is: A new Mediterranean restaurant that captures the flavors of Tel Aviv and incorporates Moroccan, Palestinian, and Greek flavors in dishes like phyllo-wrapped feta, salmon skewers, and more.
When it opened: March 17
Where it is: 1514 NW 23rd Avenue
Learn more: Peek Inside Zula, Portland’s Culinary Love Letter to Tel Aviv

Milk + T Mini

What it is: A streamlined location of the Los Angeles-based bubble tea chain in downtown’s Portland Food Hall.
When it opened: March 11
Where it is: 827 SW 2nd Avenue
Learn more: 3 New Asian Dessert Spots Arrive in Portland

Misfits Bar + Lounge

What it is: A new LGBTQ+ bar and drag venue in East Portland.
When it opened: March 15
Where it is: 2530 NE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Meet Misfits, the New 82nd Avenue Queer Bar Fighting for Its Spot in East Portland

Hapa Pizza

What it is: The farmers market stand serving Neapolitan-style pizzas with toppings like pho-braised brisket and Vietnamese barbecue pork has opened a Beaverton restaurant.
When it opened: March 10
Where it is: 12755 SW Broadway Street
Learn more: A Pizzeria Topping Pies With Vietnamese Barbecue Pork Is Now Open in Beaverton

Ladda Thai House

What it is: A new Thai restaurant on Hawthorne Boulevard serving dishes like popia tod, Bangkok fried chicken, larb duck, and khao man kai.
When it opened: March 9
Where it is: 4260 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Ladda Thai House Has Opened in the Old Ranger Station Space

Snowy Village

What it is: A cafe serving Korean desserts such as elaborately-topped bingsu and sweet and savory croissant taiyaki.
When it opened: March 4
Where it is: 3912 N Vancouver Avenue #105
Learn more: Snowy Village

Makulít

What it is: A new food cart in the Lil’ America pod from former XLB chefs Mike Bautista and Xrysto Castillo. The cart serves Filipino American fast food like longganisa-beef burgers, adobo poutine, and chicken bites.
When it opened: March 3
Where it is: 1015 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Filipino American Fast Food Cart Makulít Is Slinging Longganisa-Beef Burgers in Southeast

Winston’s British Fish N Chips

What it is: A Vancouver food truck serving British-style fish and chips, smoked fish chowder, and wings. The franchise was founded by former royal chef Darren McGrady.
When it opened: March 3
Where it is: 2711 NE Andresen Road
Learn more: A Former Royal Chef Is Serving Fish and Chips Out of a Vancouver Food Cart

Three Fifty Cafe

What it is: A new Vietnamese cafe in the Cully neighborhood serving banh mi, banh bao with fillings like BBQ pork and Philly cheesesteak, milk tea, and Vietnamese coffee.
When it opened: March 3
Where it is: 6205 NE Prescott Street
Learn more: Three Fifty Cafe Opening in Former Prescott Cafe Space in Cully

A table lined with ramen, potato salad, cucumber salad, kimchi, and two cocktails.
Ramen and cocktails from Toyshop Ramen.
Carla J. Peña/Eater Portland

February

Fish-San

What it is: A takeout restaurant located on the Portland State University campus selling poke, chirashi, sushi, and sashimi platters.
When it opened: February 25
Where it is: 1717 SW Park Avenue, Suite D
Learn more: Fish-San

Toyshop Ramen

What it is: A new ramen shop and cocktail bar from the people behind Gabbiano’s and the Noodle Gang pop-up. The restaurant is decked out with arcade games, toys, and figurines and serves snacks like katsu corn dogs and potato salad in addition to a variety of ramen.
When it opened: February 22
Where it is: 3000 NE Killingsworth Street
Learn more: This Northeast Portland Ramen Bar Is a ’90s Nostalgia Fever Dream

Workshop Food + Drink

What it is: A cocktail bar serving Cuban-inspired vegan food by chef Aaron Adams of next door restaurant Fermenter.
When it opened: February 20
Where it is: 1407 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: A Vegan Cocktail Lounge With Cuban Snacks Opens on Belmont Next Month

Frybaby

What it is: A Korean fried chicken cart located at the Lil’ America pod serving wings in flavors like spicy gochujang, soy garlic, and snow cheese alongside sides such as curry mash and bo ssam collard greens.
When it opened: February 18
Where it is: 1015 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Frybaby’s Sunny Hatch Is Reconnecting With His Heritage Through Korean Fried Chicken

Papi Chulo’s

What it is: A second location of the Jalisco-style taqueria that serves birria burritos and tacos with meats like carne de res and poc chuc on house-made tortillas, plus bowls and cocktails.
When it opened: February 17
Where it is: 1451 NE Alberta Street
Learn more: Papi Chulo’s

Upright Brewing

What it is: The musical-themed microbrewery has opened a second location, sharing a space with Junior’s Roasted Coffee inside a former gas station.
When it opened: February 16
Where it is: 7151 NE Prescott Street
Learn more: Upright Brewing Beer Station now open in NE Portland

Pho Le Nguyen

What it is: A new pho restaurant in the Parkrose neighborhood.
When it opened: February 14
Where it is: 10902 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: Pho Le Nguyen Is Open in Parkrose

Inherent Vine

What it is: A new bottle shop selling natural wines.
When it opened: February 10
Where it is: 4067 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: Inherent Vine

Yoonique Pho & Grill

What it is: A new Vietnamese restaurant from the team behind Foster-Powell bubble tea shop Yoonique serving dishes such as shaking beef, turmeric grilled salmon, and cured sour beef.
When it opened: February 9
Where it is: 11910 SE Division Street
Learn more: Yoonique Pho and Grill Opens on Division With Hard-to-Find Vietnamese Dishes

SEA Crab House

What it is: A Beaverton location of the Cajun-style seafood chainlet that makes its boils with Southeast Asian flavors like Thai chile garlic sauce.
When it opened: February 7
Where it is: 4105 SW Orbit Street
Learn more: SEA Crab House

Motor Moka

What it is: The resurrected coffee drive-thru brand from the folks behind Jim & Patty’s Coffee and Coffee People has a new location in Vancouver.
When it opened: February 4
Where it is: 7910 E Mill Plain Boulevard, Unit 101
Learn more: Motor Moka

Jubilee Hall

What it is: A new nonprofit coffee shop which provides skill training for refugees and immigrants and is also the retail arm of Diaspora Coffee and Chai.
When it opened: February 1
Where it is: 12175 E Burnside Street
Learn more: Portland Cafe Will Help Integrate Immigrants, Refugees Through the Medium of Coffee

January

Venster Coffee

What it is: A new European-inspired coffee shop which serves breakfast sandwiches, potica, and croissants and is the sister company to LiveWire Coffee in Atlanta.
When it opened: January 27
Where it is: 600 SW Pine Street
Learn more: Venster Coffee

Donburi Factory

What it is: A new fast-casual restaurant serving donburi, or Japanese rice bowls, with toppings like chicken katsu, unagi, raw fish, and more.
When it opened: January 22
Where it is: 10115 SW Nimbus Avenue, #600
Learn more: This New Tigard Restaurant Specializes in Donburi

Kaede

What it is: A new sushi bar and Japanese bistro in Sellwood serving kamo soba, grilled miso black cod, sushi, and sashimi.
When it opened: January 20
Where it is: 8268 SE 13th Avenue
Learn more: Kaede

Bangers & Brews

What it is: This Bend-based fast casual transplant, which serves microbrews and specialty sausages with a selection of toppings and sauces, opened in the former Open Tandoor space.
When it opened: January 19
Where it is: 4311 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: Bangers & Brews Portland

Two Hands Corn Dogs

What it is: The LA-based chain selling sweet-and-savory Korean-style corn dogs opened an outpost in Hillsboro.
When it opened: January 16
Where it is: 2055 NW 185th Avenue
Learn more: Two Hands Corn Dogs

Baes Chicken

What it is: This new outpost of restaurateurs Micah Camden and Ndamukong Suh’s fried chicken restaurant is the first to have table service and a bar. An extended menu of waffles, biscuits, and sandwiches is also available.
When it opened: January 14
Where it is: 3003 NE Alberta Street Suite 1
Learn more: Portland’s Baes Fried Chicken adds first full-service location

Yuginong

What it is: A new Korean restaurant in St. Johns serving dishes like gahn-jang beef, gochu-garu salmon, vegetarian bibimbap and small plates including cheese corn and jab chae.
When it opened: January 13
Where it is: 8539 N Lombard Street
Learn more: Yuginong Offers Gluten-Free Korean Fare in St. Johns

Street Wok

What it is: This Chinese restaurant specializing in Sichuan cuisine serves dishes like ma la fish, egg yolk creamy prawns, and Chongqing hot chicken.
When it opened: January 10
Where it is: 6050 S Macadam Avenue
Learn more: Street Wok

My-O-My

What it is: A new cocktail bar by the White Owl Social Club team located in the former Rocky Butte Pub space. The retro-themed bar features arcade games and an indoor fireplace and is home to a new location of the food cart Monster Smash PDX.
When it opened: January 6
Where it is: 8627 NE Sandy Boulevard
Learn more: My-O-My Bar Soft Opening Friday, January 6

Prince Coffee

What it is: A westside location of the multi-roaster cafe serving natural wine, coffee drinks made with beans from Proud Mary and Heart, and rotating roasts from Europe.
When it opened: January 2
Where it is: 915 NW 19th Avenue
Learn more: Prince Coffee

Kenny and Zuke’s

What it is: A new location of the now-shuttered downtown Jewish deli with a bagel-focused menu including a variety of smoked fish options and espresso drinks.
When it opened: January 1
Where it is: 3808 North Williams Avenue #125
Learn more: Jewish Deli Kenny & Zuke’s Will Close Its Downtown Location and Re-Emerge on Williams

A bowl of poached-egg-topped porridge with mushrooms, as well as a bowl of eggs, beans, and greens at Matutina in Portland.
Porridge and beans from Matutina.
Brooke Jackson-Glidden/Eater Portland

2022

December

Cloudforest

What it is: Sebastian Cisneros’ Ecuadorian chocolate cafe has resurfaced on Hawthorne Boulevard, sharing a new space with Mattino’s.
When it opened: Late December
Where it is: 935 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Cloudforest

Ora et Labora Wine Shop

What it is: A new wine shop offering wines by the glass or flight, bottles to go, and weekly wine education classes.
When it opened: December 21
Where it is: 3928 N Williams Avenue
Learn more: Ora et Labora Wine Shop

Bless Your Heart Burger

What it is: A Vancouver location of the Americana-tinged smash burger joint from the Sesame Collective restaurant group.
When it opened: December 17
Where it is: 7910 E Mill Plain Boulevard Suite 120
Learn more: Bless Your Heart Burgers Is Opening a Restaurant in Vancouver, Wash.

Scottie’s Pizza Parlor NW

What it is: A second location of the venerable pizzeria from Brooklyn-born Scottie Rivera. The new shop sells 18-inch round and 16-inch square pies and pizza by the slice.
When it opened: December 16
Where it is: 685 NW 21st Avenue
Learn more: Acclaimed Scottie’s Pizza Parlor Will Drop a Major Slice Shop in Northwest Portland, Mid-December

Mia and More PDX

What it is: A new location of the sugarcane juice bar chain specializing in cold-pressed sugarcane juice, durian smoothies, and che. The cafe was previously located in Beaverton.
When it opened: December 15
Where it is: 326 SE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Mia and More on SE 82nd Ave

No Saint

What it is: Former pizza pop-up No Saint has taken over the former Handsome Pizza/Seastar Bakery space, serving pizza, baked pastas, seasonal salads, and natural wine.
When it opened: December 15
Where it is: 1603 NE Killingsworth Street
Learn more: Portland Pizza Pop-Up No Saint Didn’t Just Open a New Restaurant — It Opened Two

Captain’s Choice Cajun Seafood

What it is: Seafood boil and Cajun restaurant Captain’s Choice has opened in the Lloyd District, serving customized seafood boils, seafood baskets, and po boy sandwiches.
When it opened: December 15
Where it is: 1621 NE 10th Avenue
Learn more: Captain’s Choice Cajun Seafood

Matutina

What it is: The Mexican bakery which has long run from inside República and supplied pastries and desserts to restaurants within the República & Co. restaurant group finally has its own space, serving Reforma Roasters coffee, pan dulce, and brunch dishes such as buttermilk biscuits with chorizo gravy and porridge made with miso butter garlic oats.
When it opened: December 13
Where it is: 804 NW Couch Street
Learn more: What to Know About the New and Incoming Restaurants From the República Team

Norah

What it is: A new vegan pan-Asian restaurant from the team behind Mestizo, serving dishes like soy curl larb croquettes, salad rolls with grilled tofu, and drunken linguine.
When it opened: December 10
Where it is: 3801 SE Belmont Street
Learn more: The Mind Behind Mestizo Is Opening a New Vegan Pan-Asian Restaurant on Belmont

Cosmic Bliss

What it is: The first scoop shop from the Eugene-based ice cream company Cosmic Bliss, formerly known as Coconut Bliss. The Pearl District shop serves dairy-free and dairy ice cream, available in scoops, shakes, and ice cream sandwiches.
When it opened: December 8
Where it is: 207 NW 10th Avenue
Learn more: Eugene-Based Ice Cream Brand Cosmic Bliss Is Opening Its First Scoop Shop in Portland

Fracture Brewing

What it is: The new taproom from Fracture Brewing, a project of husband-and-wife team Darren Provenzano and Ny Lee; Provenzano serves as brewer while Lee concocted the cocktail menu. Backed by the Chefstable restaurant group, the taproom will anchor the forthcoming food cart pod Lil America.
When it opened: December 1
Where it is: 1015 SE Stark Street
Learn more: Inside look at Fracture Brewing Taproom / Cocktail Bar, & BIPOC food truck pod Grand Opening

Willamette Valley Vineyards

What it is: Another Portland-metro area expansion of the Turner, Oregon-based winery; the Happy Valley tasting room and restaurant opening follows locations in Vancouver and Lake Oswego that were opened in August and April 2022, respectively.
When it opened: December 1
Where it is: 13220 SE 172nd Avenue, Suite 160
Learn more: Willamette Valley Vineyards Has Opened a Restaurant in Happy Valley

Crisped ovals of rice arrive topped with minced wagyu beef, with caviar, truffle, and chives.
Wagyu crispy rice at Janken.
Thomas Teal/Eater Portland

November

Gigantic Brewing Hawthorne

What it is: A third location of the comic book-themed craft brewery. In a departure from the brewery’s existing locations, the new pub will serve European-inspired pub fare and welcomes all ages.
When it opened: Late November
Where it is: 4343 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Gigantic Brewing opens 3rd location: Gigantic Hawthorne Pub in SE Portland

Viking Soul Food

What it is: The longtime Scandinavian food cart serving sweet and savory lefse wraps, hand pies, and soups has expanded with a second location in the former space of El Gallo Taqueria. The new restaurant includes a small market and deli section.
When it opened: November 26
Where it is: 4422 SE Woodstock Boulevard
Learn more: Stalwart Scandinavian Cart Viking Soul Food Sets Sail for Woodstock to Open a Restaurant

Mattino’s

What it is: The sister wine shop and luncheonette of wood-fired pizzeria No Saint from industry vets Gabriella Casabianca and Anthony Siccardi.
When it opened: November 23
Where it is: 935 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Learn more: Portland Pizza Pop-Up No Saint Didn’t Just Open a New Restaurant — It Opened Two

Electrica

What it is: A new cafe inside the home goods store Schoolhouse Electric from barista and writer Seiji Nanbu. The cafe serves Mexican coffee and Japanese tea and was opened in partnership with República & Co.
When it opened: November 22
Where it is: 2181 NW Nicolai Street
Learn more: What to Know About the Six New and Incoming Restaurants From the República Team

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

Ki’ikibáa Mexican Restaurant

What it is: A new Yucatecan restaurant from former Angel Food and Fun chef Manny Lopez serving panuchos, salbutes, chocolomo, and specials like menudo and escabeche.
When it opened: Mid-November
Where it is: 3244 NE 82nd Avenue
Learn more: Angel Food & Fun chef Manuel Lopez is back with new Yucatecan restaurant, Ki’ikibáa

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

SeaSweets Poke

What it is: A third shop of chef Ian Hung’s fast-casual poke restaurant, located in Happy Valley, where customers can customize their poke bowls to order.
When it opened: October 12
Where it is: 12008 SE Sunnyside Road
Learn more: SeaSweets Poke

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/Eater Portland

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

Disclosure: Seiji Nanbu has freelanced for Eater Portland.