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15 Delectable Dumpling Destinations in Portland

Chinese, Georgian, Japanese, and more

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Kimchi dumplings at Din Tai Fung
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It’s hard to argue the comforting power of the humble dumpling, especially during a pandemic. Nearly every culture has some version of a filled, unleavened parcel, whether it’s one of many regional Chinese styles, Japanese gyoza, Russian pelmeni, or Nepalese momos. With a sizable Eastern European population and a growing Asian American population, Portland’s dumpling game has gotten stronger than ever, with several global variations represented within city limits.

While dumplings come in many shapes and sizes, nobody can truly define the boundaries of what is and is not considered a dumpling; it’s as futile as definitively deciding whether a hot dog is a sandwich. This map includes a plethora of different types, but does not delve into dumplings like tamales, empanadas, or ravioli; this map also sticks to filled dumplings, not solid ones that might appear in dishes like chicken and dumplings. Finally, map points are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically.

A number of Portland restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. KungFu Noodle

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8720 NE Centerpointe Dr Ste105
Vancouver, WA 98665
(564) 888-2999
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While located out in suburban Vancouver, Kung Fu serves top-notch dumplings and comfort noodle dishes. While Kung Fu Noodle is clearly more of a noodle shop, it also offers a small array of dumplings in the appetizer section; the xiao long bao stand out the most, with a supple wrapper and plenty of piping-hot soup inside. Kung Fu offers takeout and delivery online and is also doing limited indoor seating for customers who want to dine-in.

2. Kargi Gogo

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3039 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 764-9552
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Cute counter-service cafe Kargi Gogo proudly brings Georgian cuisine to Northeast Portland. Similar to a handheld version of a soup dumpling, khinkali are massive, about the width of a tennis ball. The beef-and-pork blend is folded and wrapped, and while the dumpling is boiled, the rendered fat mixes with a bit of water producing an explosion of flavorful broth. Kargi Gogo has a system for ordering online and offers both takeout and delivery.

Three khinkali sit on a floral plate at Kargi Gogo
Beef & pork khinkali
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3. Gado Gado

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1801 NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 206-8778
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While the menu at Northeast Portland’s Gado Gado has shrunk, the restaurant still slings some version of dumplings that change per chef Thomas Pisha-Duffly’s whim. Currently, the saucy chicken and leek dumplings are still on the menu, slathered in a chili oil sauce and full of warming chicken broth. The dumplings are available for takeout, delivery, or dine-in on the restaurant’s socially distanced patio. Patrons who can’t make the venture out to the restaurant may be able to find Gado Gado dumplings at New Seasons Market.

4. Han Oak

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511 NE 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(971) 255-0032
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Working with family both in and outside the kitchen, Peter Cho and Sun Young Park have developed a reputation for their exceptional dumplings within Portland’s restaurant community. The restaurant’s most popular handmade dumplings arrive stuffed with a combination of beef and pork, with a tangy soy dipping sauce normally served underneath the dumplings. The restaurant’s dumpling menu also includes mandu filled with vegetables and a version with shrimp and egg. Since the pandemic hit, all ordering must be done ahead of time and online on Han Oak’s website.

Pork & chive and pork & kimchi dumplings
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5. Bao Bao

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545 NE Couch St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 477-8911
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After opening a permanent restaurant earlier this year, Bao Bao has added new dumplings and buns to its menu. With fillings like mushroom, curried chicken, and sweet red bean, the restaurant ends up being a good choice for a group of diners with varied palates. And while many would debate that bao are not dumplings, Bao Bao also offers hand-made, thick and juicy pork or veggie dumplings, covered in cilantro and green onions. Bao Bao is currently only open for takeout, with online ordering available through its site here.

6. Afuri Ramen & Dumpling

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50 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(971) 288-5510
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With its second location now in full swing, the Southwest location of Tokyo-based Afuri offers an extended dumpling menu, crispy-frying its pork gyoza or slipping them into pristine chicken broth. The buta gyoza and the spicy gyoza soup are not to be missed, though vegetarians may prefer the restaurant’s miso cashew dumplings. Afuri is offering takeout or delivery at its website here.

Gyoza at Afuri
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7. Mama Chow's Kitchen

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313 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

On a corner in the heart of downtown, Mama Chow’s has become a staple in the food cart scene. While famous for its lollipop wings, Mama Chows also serves tender chicken dumplings and wonton soup. The dumplings come pan-fried with a little green onion and sauce, but can be ordered deep-fried as well. The wonton soup is a perfect autumn comfort dish, with plenty of bok choy and a steaming hot broth made from simmering chicken wings and ginger. Mama Chow’s is open for walk-up takeout orders only.

8. Sherpa Kitchen

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930 SE Oak St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 957-1896
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This Buckman food cart has quietly been steaming up Nepalese momos since November 2017, neatly wrapping dumplings filled with pork, beef, or a vegetarian mix. Dumplings arrive with a traditional spicy dipping sauce called achar. Sherpa Kitchen is open for takeout and delivery.

Momos at Sherpa Kitchen
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9. Pelmeni Pelmeni

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1080 SE Madison St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 908-4570
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Located inside the Hawthorne Asylum carts, Pelmeni Pelmeni serves a combo of Ukranian and Russian food. The menu here is simple and consists of only three items: chicken pelmeni, potato vareniki, and sweet cheese vareniki. The first two are the savory dumplings that come topped with sour cream, Russian ketchup, dill, and green onions. The third option serves as dessert, filled with a sweet farmer’s cheese and topped with plenty of sour cream and fruit jam. While Pelmeni Pelmeni doesn’t do delivery, it does have the pod’s outdoor seating.

10. Duck House Chinese Restaurant

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1968 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
(971) 801-8888
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This PSU-area Chinese restaurant is a centrally located haven for deeply flavorful xiao long bao, but the restaurant’s Sichuan wontons, tossed in tingly chili oil, are the real showstoppers. Both dumplings are essential orders. Duck House is offering takeout, delivery, dine-in, and limited outdoor setting.

11. Master Kong

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8435 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97266
(971) 373-8248

With hardwood floors and wood counters, Master Kong brought Tianjin and Taishan regional Chinese cuisine to SE Division. Master Kong offers a number of different dumplings, including xiao long bao, knobby little hand-made pork dumplings, and its stunning wonton noodle soup, each little parcel filled with shrimp, pork, and chewy wood ear mushrooms. Master Kong is currently closed for dine-in and is only offering takeout and delivery.

Goubuli baozi at Master Kong
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12. HK Cafe

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4410 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266
(503) 771-8866
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Famed for its family-style tables and service (think large rounds, lazy susans, and dim sum carts), HK Café has been a long-standing option for dim sum in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Highlights include the shu mai, shrimp and taro dumplings, and shrimp har gow. HK cafe offers takeout, dine-in and delivery through delivery apps online. 

Dim sum at HK Cafe
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13. Tan Tan Cafe & Delicatessen

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12675 SW Broadway St
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 641-2700
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Downtown Beaverton’s Tan Tan Deli has one of the most extensive Vietnamese menus in the Portland metro area, which is why it should not come as a surprise that it’s one of the only places that serves Vietnamese dumplings in town. While the pan-fried pork and vegetable dumplings are similar to potstickers, the banh gio is a whole different ballgame: These glutinous rice flour dumplings come steamed and wrapped in banana leaves, stuffed full of pork and wood ear mushroom. Tan Tan Deli is only offering takeout and delivery.

14. Din Tai Fung

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9724 SW Washington Square Rd
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 768-9888
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Once named among the world’s 10 best restaurants by the New York Times, Taiwanese-based chain Din Tai Fung opened a Washington Square Mall location, which means Oregonians eager to eat these world-famous soup dumplings don’t have to trek to Seattle for them anymore. The rewards for braving the typically long lines are juicy and meticulous paper-thin Kurobuta pork xiao long bao with 18 pleats, 16 grams of filling, and 5 grams of dough. Din Tai Fung is currently offering takeout and delivery onsite, with limited seating by reservation only.

Pork xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung
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15. Sichuan City Chinese Restaurant

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11342 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 305-6879
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A quaint Chinese restaurant located in a Happy Valley strip mall, Sichuan City offers a wide selection of Chinese dishes that are meant to be shared family-style. Among these are the wontons in chili oil, a standout on the menu and a favorite among most of the city’s Chinese restaurants. While many have a take on wontons in chili oil, not many offer a choice of dumpling shape: Sichuan City offers the regular wontons in chili oil, but also an alternative dumpling with thicker skin and a crescent shape — the latter holds up better for takeout and delivery. Sichuan City is open for delivery, takeout, and dine-in.

1. KungFu Noodle

8720 NE Centerpointe Dr Ste105, Vancouver, WA 98665

While located out in suburban Vancouver, Kung Fu serves top-notch dumplings and comfort noodle dishes. While Kung Fu Noodle is clearly more of a noodle shop, it also offers a small array of dumplings in the appetizer section; the xiao long bao stand out the most, with a supple wrapper and plenty of piping-hot soup inside. Kung Fu offers takeout and delivery online and is also doing limited indoor seating for customers who want to dine-in.

8720 NE Centerpointe Dr Ste105
Vancouver, WA 98665

2. Kargi Gogo

3039 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Three khinkali sit on a floral plate at Kargi Gogo
Beef & pork khinkali
Nick Woo/EPDX

Cute counter-service cafe Kargi Gogo proudly brings Georgian cuisine to Northeast Portland. Similar to a handheld version of a soup dumpling, khinkali are massive, about the width of a tennis ball. The beef-and-pork blend is folded and wrapped, and while the dumpling is boiled, the rendered fat mixes with a bit of water producing an explosion of flavorful broth. Kargi Gogo has a system for ordering online and offers both takeout and delivery.

3039 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

3. Gado Gado

1801 NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

While the menu at Northeast Portland’s Gado Gado has shrunk, the restaurant still slings some version of dumplings that change per chef Thomas Pisha-Duffly’s whim. Currently, the saucy chicken and leek dumplings are still on the menu, slathered in a chili oil sauce and full of warming chicken broth. The dumplings are available for takeout, delivery, or dine-in on the restaurant’s socially distanced patio. Patrons who can’t make the venture out to the restaurant may be able to find Gado Gado dumplings at New Seasons Market.

1801 NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

4. Han Oak

511 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Pork & chive and pork & kimchi dumplings
Nick Woo

Working with family both in and outside the kitchen, Peter Cho and Sun Young Park have developed a reputation for their exceptional dumplings within Portland’s restaurant community. The restaurant’s most popular handmade dumplings arrive stuffed with a combination of beef and pork, with a tangy soy dipping sauce normally served underneath the dumplings. The restaurant’s dumpling menu also includes mandu filled with vegetables and a version with shrimp and egg. Since the pandemic hit, all ordering must be done ahead of time and online on Han Oak’s website.

511 NE 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

5. Bao Bao

545 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

After opening a permanent restaurant earlier this year, Bao Bao has added new dumplings and buns to its menu. With fillings like mushroom, curried chicken, and sweet red bean, the restaurant ends up being a good choice for a group of diners with varied palates. And while many would debate that bao are not dumplings, Bao Bao also offers hand-made, thick and juicy pork or veggie dumplings, covered in cilantro and green onions. Bao Bao is currently only open for takeout, with online ordering available through its site here.

545 NE Couch St
Portland, OR 97232

6. Afuri Ramen & Dumpling

50 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Gyoza at Afuri
Nick Woo

With its second location now in full swing, the Southwest location of Tokyo-based Afuri offers an extended dumpling menu, crispy-frying its pork gyoza or slipping them into pristine chicken broth. The buta gyoza and the spicy gyoza soup are not to be missed, though vegetarians may prefer the restaurant’s miso cashew dumplings. Afuri is offering takeout or delivery at its website here.

50 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

7. Mama Chow's Kitchen

313 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

On a corner in the heart of downtown, Mama Chow’s has become a staple in the food cart scene. While famous for its lollipop wings, Mama Chows also serves tender chicken dumplings and wonton soup. The dumplings come pan-fried with a little green onion and sauce, but can be ordered deep-fried as well. The wonton soup is a perfect autumn comfort dish, with plenty of bok choy and a steaming hot broth made from simmering chicken wings and ginger. Mama Chow’s is open for walk-up takeout orders only.

313 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

8. Sherpa Kitchen

930 SE Oak St, Portland, OR 97214
Momos at Sherpa Kitchen
Nick Woo

This Buckman food cart has quietly been steaming up Nepalese momos since November 2017, neatly wrapping dumplings filled with pork, beef, or a vegetarian mix. Dumplings arrive with a traditional spicy dipping sauce called achar. Sherpa Kitchen is open for takeout and delivery.

930 SE Oak St
Portland, OR 97214

9. Pelmeni Pelmeni

1080 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214

Located inside the Hawthorne Asylum carts, Pelmeni Pelmeni serves a combo of Ukranian and Russian food. The menu here is simple and consists of only three items: chicken pelmeni, potato vareniki, and sweet cheese vareniki. The first two are the savory dumplings that come topped with sour cream, Russian ketchup, dill, and green onions. The third option serves as dessert, filled with a sweet farmer’s cheese and topped with plenty of sour cream and fruit jam. While Pelmeni Pelmeni doesn’t do delivery, it does have the pod’s outdoor seating.

1080 SE Madison St
Portland, OR 97214

10. Duck House Chinese Restaurant

1968 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

This PSU-area Chinese restaurant is a centrally located haven for deeply flavorful xiao long bao, but the restaurant’s Sichuan wontons, tossed in tingly chili oil, are the real showstoppers. Both dumplings are essential orders. Duck House is offering takeout, delivery, dine-in, and limited outdoor setting.

1968 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201

11. Master Kong

8435 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266
Goubuli baozi at Master Kong
Nick Woo

With hardwood floors and wood counters, Master Kong brought Tianjin and Taishan regional Chinese cuisine to SE Division. Master Kong offers a number of different dumplings, including xiao long bao, knobby little hand-made pork dumplings, and its stunning wonton noodle soup, each little parcel filled with shrimp, pork, and chewy wood ear mushrooms. Master Kong is currently closed for dine-in and is only offering takeout and delivery.

8435 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97266

12. HK Cafe

4410 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266
Dim sum at HK Cafe
Nick Woo

Famed for its family-style tables and service (think large rounds, lazy susans, and dim sum carts), HK Café has been a long-standing option for dim sum in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Highlights include the shu mai, shrimp and taro dumplings, and shrimp har gow. HK cafe offers takeout, dine-in and delivery through delivery apps online. 

4410 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266

13. Tan Tan Cafe & Delicatessen

12675 SW Broadway St, Beaverton, OR 97005

Downtown Beaverton’s Tan Tan Deli has one of the most extensive Vietnamese menus in the Portland metro area, which is why it should not come as a surprise that it’s one of the only places that serves Vietnamese dumplings in town. While the pan-fried pork and vegetable dumplings are similar to potstickers, the banh gio is a whole different ballgame: These glutinous rice flour dumplings come steamed and wrapped in banana leaves, stuffed full of pork and wood ear mushroom. Tan Tan Deli is only offering takeout and delivery.

12675 SW Broadway St
Beaverton, OR 97005

14. Din Tai Fung

9724 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, OR 97223
Pork xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung
Nick Woo

Once named among the world’s 10 best restaurants by the New York Times, Taiwanese-based chain Din Tai Fung opened a Washington Square Mall location, which means Oregonians eager to eat these world-famous soup dumplings don’t have to trek to Seattle for them anymore. The rewards for braving the typically long lines are juicy and meticulous paper-thin Kurobuta pork xiao long bao with 18 pleats, 16 grams of filling, and 5 grams of dough. Din Tai Fung is currently offering takeout and delivery onsite, with limited seating by reservation only.

9724 SW Washington Square Rd
Tigard, OR 97223

15. Sichuan City Chinese Restaurant

11342 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086

A quaint Chinese restaurant located in a Happy Valley strip mall, Sichuan City offers a wide selection of Chinese dishes that are meant to be shared family-style. Among these are the wontons in chili oil, a standout on the menu and a favorite among most of the city’s Chinese restaurants. While many have a take on wontons in chili oil, not many offer a choice of dumpling shape: Sichuan City offers the regular wontons in chili oil, but also an alternative dumpling with thicker skin and a crescent shape — the latter holds up better for takeout and delivery. Sichuan City is open for delivery, takeout, and dine-in.

11342 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086

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