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Majesty noodles from Burma Joy.
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The Hottest New Restaurants and Food Carts in Portland, October 2021

Burmese noodle soups, jambalaya, and other noteworthy new dishes to try around town

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Majesty noodles from Burma Joy.
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As a city rife with turnover and sitting comfortably on the culinary cutting edge, Portland sees restaurants open doors with regularity, hoping to make a splash in a town that’s overabundant with talent for its size. However, some of those newcomers become the talk of the town quickly, among critics or neighborhood regulars in search of something exciting.

The pandemic has been a particularly brutal for the restaurant industry: The lingering presence of COVID-19 has forced chefs and restaurant owners to think on their feet, creating brand-new business models with barely any capital. Some people, who had big restaurant plans in 2020, had to push back their opening dates. However, those that were able to open often created experiences and dishes that somehow remained fun and creative during a morose, exhausting time.

Thus, we present the Eater Heatmap, which covers some of the exciting restaurants that have opened in the past six months. Know of a spot that should be on our radar? Send us a tip by emailing pdx@eater.com.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pizza Thief

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2610 NW Vaughn St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 719-7778
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Portland’s pizza scene is more competitive than it’s ever been, and yet, a new entrant has swiftly risen to the top. Pizza Thief, from Tony Pasquale and Darby Aldaco, serves a pie that most closely resembles a New York slice, and it could be the best version of that pie in town: A crisp, sourdough crust stays dry on its base, polka-dotted with char, supporting a layer of tomato and cheese judiciously seasoned with Italian herbs. Its slices crack just slightly when folded, sauce dripping just so, which anyone in their right mind will happily swab with the remnants of the crust. For dessert, the shop’s rye hand pies, filled with in-season fruit, are a flaky finish to an exceptional meal. Pizza Thief is open for indoor and outdoor dining as well as takeout.

2. Burma Joy

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1305 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 206-8560
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While Top Burmese, the Portland restaurant specializing in the cuisine of Myanmar, likes to explore Indian influence on the culinary traditions of the country, Burma Joy — its more youthful sister restaurant — investigates the Chinese techniques and ingredients in Burmese food. What that means: Burma Joy specializes in soothing noodle soups, ranging from the garlicky kyay oh with quail eggs to noodles tossed in a five-spice-based curry. The highlight seems to be the Majesty Noodles, in which squiggles of glass noodles curl around wood-ear mushrooms in a broth swirling with paprika and turmeric. Burma Joy is open for onsite dining, takeout, and delivery.

A bowl of chickpeas from Burma Joy in Portland, Oregon.
A chickpea salad from Burma Joy in Northwest Portland.
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3. Smith Teamaker

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500 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 206-7451
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Let’s be honest: We would probably be on board with anything chef Karl Holl did after leaving Park Avenue Fine Wines, but the fact the chef’s next gig was designing the menu for a tea cafe — from one of the city’s finest tea brands, in fact — is a blessing. Holl uses the shop’s teas as spices, rolling a dust of chai into a morning bun, rippling layers of soft pastry encased in a crackling shell. Noodles made with turmeric used in the shop’s Golden Light tea come alongside a kimchi with just a murmur of sencha. Eaten alongside a tall glass of peach ginger iced tea, or a pu-erh gaiwan service, the food at Smith’s tea cafe shines in a culinarily abundant neighborhood.

4. Chicha

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1314 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 953-1933
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Out on the patio once occupied by Andina, Chicha serves cool and bright bowls of ceviche, crispy papa rellenas concealing an intricately spiced lamb center, and wild-tasting cuts of steak in a saucy lomo saltado. Chicha, executive chef Alexander Diestra’s more casual pop-up out of the Peruvian stalwart, provides well-executed classics straight out of Lima and plenty of brisk pisco sours to sip over a leisurely dinner. Then again, when seeking a quick snack while shopping in the Pearl, Chicha’s cumin-laced lamb empanadas are spotted with bubbles from a recent fry, best eaten with salsa criolla poured over each bite, dripping with each step down NW 13th. Chicha is available for outdoor dining and takeout.

5. Lil' Shalom

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1128 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 333-6123
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The latest spot from restaurant group Sesame Collective, Lil’ Shalom is one of the more casual takes on the restaurant group’s brand of Southwestern Asian and Northern African cuisine, with the greatest hits from its siblings — impeccably smooth hummus topped with smoked hunks of beef, crunchy falafel with a mint green core — represented. But the dishes specific to Lil’ Shalom separate it from the rest of the Sesame Collective restaurants: the shop’s “Lil Shalomie,” something between a burger and a lamb hot pocket, is deceptively intricate, with zhug blending with melted cheddar and meat. The shop is open for takeout, delivery, and onsite dining.

6. Poboyz Cajun Creole Kitchen

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132 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 206-7304
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Former University of Oregon football player Randall Willhite started slinging po’boys out of a downtown Portland cart in 2019, but now, he’s graduated to a full-blown restaurant just down the street. In a dining room with black-painted wood paneling and a mirrored backbar, Willhite serves dishes like jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and etouffee inspired by lessons and conversations had with Louisiana culinary greats. The shrimp po’boys here are exactly what you want them to be: Filled with perfectly cooked shrimp fried in a well-seasoned, crunchy batter, with a briny remoulade that smacks of paprika. That hit of paprika can also be found in Poboyz’s fine jambalaya, which gets a hit of sweetness from a handful fo diced yellow bell peppers. Poboyz is open for onsite dining and takeout.

A bowl of jambalaya with hunks of sausage, topped with green onions, from Poboyz restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
Sausage jambalaya from Poboyz. Poboyz, which started as a cart, now serves Cajun-Creole fare out of a new downtown Portland restaurant.
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7. Lúa

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3971 N Williams Ave Suite 103
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 954-3600
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This glitzy North Williams Vietnamese restaurant’s rice noodles shine, whether they’re woven into little nests served with sweet and tender grilled pork or serving as a bed for house-made garlicky beef meatballs. The restaurant’s chicken wings are shockingly crispy for how much tamarind glaze clung to each crag and corner; they’re complemented by a glass of fresh passionfruit juice. And the shop’s banh mi may be the finest in North Portland, the right balance of saucy and fresh to complement crispy roast pork belly.

8. Meals 4 Heels

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831 SE Salmon St Suite 50
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 279-2483
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Nikeisah Newton, the founder of sex worker meal delivery service Meals 4 Heels, is one of those people with contagious enthusiasm. She sings along to the music in her tiny stall outside the Redd on Salmon, where she massages kale for bowls and mixes up cherry-lime sodas. Her food is similarly exuberant: The long-popular GTP (Gettin’ That Paper) comes with roasted cauliflower tossed in tom kha base, sweet potato noodles, tomatoes popping with truffle salt, and rice-vinegar-pickled cucumbers. It’s a combination of flavors that seems like it may clash, but instead, it is vibrant and lively, just like Newton.

A takeout container is filled with red-hued cauliflower, sliced grape tomatoes, and cucumbers covered in furikake at Meals 4 Heels.
The Getting That Paper (GTP) bowl at Meals 4 Heels, which comes with truffled tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, sweet potato noodles, and cauliflower.
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9. Feel Good PDX

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1120 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 719-6511
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If his grilled chicken restaurant has shown us anything, it’s that Gabe Pascuzzi has a singular ability to take something simple and make it feel special. Grain bowls are generally pretty tired, often sacrificing finesse in favor of a low calorie count. However, at Feel Good, Pascuzzi’s latest shop, salads are so deeply flavorful and methodically constructed, it’s hard to compare them to what you’d find at a Sweetgreen. Charred pineapple ties the earthiness of roasted sweet potato to a sliver of raw grapefruit; meaty smoked beets come with a touch of fresh dill, almost like a slice of lox. Whatever those salads land on — quinoa, greens, even the abomination that is cauliflower rice — ends up being exciting. Feel Good is open for takeout.

A bowl of charred vegetables, radishes, and tofu sits on a table at Feel Good
A bowl from Feel Good.
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10. YāYā

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1451 NE Alberta St Suite A
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 477-5555
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Chinese barbecue isn’t abundant in Portland, outside of some stellar spots along 82nd (for example, the roast duck at Happy Dragon or the char siu at Yang Kee), so seeing a counter-service spot open on NE Alberta — from someone with Cantonese barbecue in their lineage — is thrilling. The restaurant is brand-new and still dealing with some growing pains, but YaYa’s strengths lie in its poultry and the sauces that accompany them, from a roast duck with shimmering skin to the soya sauce chicken, with soy and ginger permeating every inch of the bird. Those who visit should be sure to order extra sides of the shop’s house-made sauces — in particular, the shop’s house chile oil, chunky-sweet plum sauce, and apple hoisin.

11. Friendship Kitchen

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2333 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232

It’s easy to be charmed by the gregarious Trang Nguyen, who owns this emerald-hued Vietnamese restaurant sandwiched between Tropicale and Rollin Fresh. She says things like “What can we manifest for you today?” while you order at the counter, treating customers like college roommates — she’s more likely to call you “bestie” than “hon.” Her restaurant’s food and drink are comforting and fun, with cheeky names and ingenious twists on Vietnamese standards: The restaurant’s bo luc lac, also known as shaking beef, douses buttery cuts of steak in a seriously garlicky sauce, with a hint of fragrant sweetness provided by a splash of fresh pineapple juice. The dish is particularly well-matched by the Sexy Tiger, a Thai tea cocktail with passionfruit and tequila, or a young coconut cracked to order.

12. Thơm Portland

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3039 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(971) 255-1947
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The menu at this new Alberta Vietnamese restaurant is tiny — it doesn’t offer much more than vegan and beef pho, bun thit nuong, and five-spice chicken and rice. However, the things it does it does very well: The pho bo broth here is supremely beefy and just a touch sweet, complemented by tender cuts of brisket and springy meatballs. Thom is open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout.

13. Oma's Hideaway

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3131 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 754-4923
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Oma’s Takeaway is now in its third iteration, now known as Oma’s Hideaway. But for people who know Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly, the owners of Gado Gado and Oma’s, this should be no surprise: The two are constantly switching up menus at their restaurants, experimenting with new drinks or dishes or music. Many of the new menu’s hits rely on the shop’s charcoal oven, from lacquered ducks to the char siu served alongside wonton mee. But it’s hard to beat some of the restaurant’s poultry dishes: The charcoal-roasted game hen can only be described as succulent, with that dark honey skin and a green sambal on the side, and on a hot day, the chicken salad is a godsend, the dried shrimp funk only a whisper in a sunshine-y blend of coconut and herbs.

14. Baon Kainan

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4311 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR 97218

Seattle expats Ethan and Geri Leung just opened their new Filipino cart in August, smothering fries in beefy kare kare and topping jackfruit-and-mushroom sisig with a plump soft-boiled egg. But the cart’s simplest dish — its chicken adobo — may be the city’s finest version of the Pinoy staple: The Leung’s tender, juicy chicken comes coated in a tamari-vinegar sauce, best paired with the cart’s garlic rice. Those seeking something to sip will find things like black tea sweetened with calamansi simple syrup, and every meal should involve a square of Geri Leung’s salty-sweet ube bibingka.

15. Precious Pizza

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6035 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR 97213

Alejandro Preciado started making pizzas as a part of a Salem-area pop-up, an homage to his time at the now-closed Portland Tuscan restaurant Burrasca. Preciado has returned to Portland on his own with Precious Pizza, a nonna pizza cart that tops a soft, lightly chewy pie with a cheesy-crunchy edge and toppings like tocino. Preciado is unafraid of heading into sweet territory with his Spicy Pineapple Papi, which pairs pineapple with his own habanero hot honey; the result is distinct and delightful. However, simplicity may be the move here: His pomodoro is a fantastic expression of pure tomato, and earns its time in the spotlight. Precious Pizza is located within the Barley Pod.

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1. Pizza Thief

2610 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210

Portland’s pizza scene is more competitive than it’s ever been, and yet, a new entrant has swiftly risen to the top. Pizza Thief, from Tony Pasquale and Darby Aldaco, serves a pie that most closely resembles a New York slice, and it could be the best version of that pie in town: A crisp, sourdough crust stays dry on its base, polka-dotted with char, supporting a layer of tomato and cheese judiciously seasoned with Italian herbs. Its slices crack just slightly when folded, sauce dripping just so, which anyone in their right mind will happily swab with the remnants of the crust. For dessert, the shop’s rye hand pies, filled with in-season fruit, are a flaky finish to an exceptional meal. Pizza Thief is open for indoor and outdoor dining as well as takeout.

2610 NW Vaughn St
Portland, OR 97210

2. Burma Joy

1305 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
A bowl of chickpeas from Burma Joy in Portland, Oregon.
A chickpea salad from Burma Joy in Northwest Portland.
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While Top Burmese, the Portland restaurant specializing in the cuisine of Myanmar, likes to explore Indian influence on the culinary traditions of the country, Burma Joy — its more youthful sister restaurant — investigates the Chinese techniques and ingredients in Burmese food. What that means: Burma Joy specializes in soothing noodle soups, ranging from the garlicky kyay oh with quail eggs to noodles tossed in a five-spice-based curry. The highlight seems to be the Majesty Noodles, in which squiggles of glass noodles curl around wood-ear mushrooms in a broth swirling with paprika and turmeric. Burma Joy is open for onsite dining, takeout, and delivery.

1305 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210

3. Smith Teamaker

500 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Let’s be honest: We would probably be on board with anything chef Karl Holl did after leaving Park Avenue Fine Wines, but the fact the chef’s next gig was designing the menu for a tea cafe — from one of the city’s finest tea brands, in fact — is a blessing. Holl uses the shop’s teas as spices, rolling a dust of chai into a morning bun, rippling layers of soft pastry encased in a crackling shell. Noodles made with turmeric used in the shop’s Golden Light tea come alongside a kimchi with just a murmur of sencha. Eaten alongside a tall glass of peach ginger iced tea, or a pu-erh gaiwan service, the food at Smith’s tea cafe shines in a culinarily abundant neighborhood.

500 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210

4. Chicha

1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

Out on the patio once occupied by Andina, Chicha serves cool and bright bowls of ceviche, crispy papa rellenas concealing an intricately spiced lamb center, and wild-tasting cuts of steak in a saucy lomo saltado. Chicha, executive chef Alexander Diestra’s more casual pop-up out of the Peruvian stalwart, provides well-executed classics straight out of Lima and plenty of brisk pisco sours to sip over a leisurely dinner. Then again, when seeking a quick snack while shopping in the Pearl, Chicha’s cumin-laced lamb empanadas are spotted with bubbles from a recent fry, best eaten with salsa criolla poured over each bite, dripping with each step down NW 13th. Chicha is available for outdoor dining and takeout.

1314 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209

5. Lil' Shalom

1128 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205

The latest spot from restaurant group Sesame Collective, Lil’ Shalom is one of the more casual takes on the restaurant group’s brand of Southwestern Asian and Northern African cuisine, with the greatest hits from its siblings — impeccably smooth hummus topped with smoked hunks of beef, crunchy falafel with a mint green core — represented. But the dishes specific to Lil’ Shalom separate it from the rest of the Sesame Collective restaurants: the shop’s “Lil Shalomie,” something between a burger and a lamb hot pocket, is deceptively intricate, with zhug blending with melted cheddar and meat. The shop is open for takeout, delivery, and onsite dining.

1128 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205

6. Poboyz Cajun Creole Kitchen

132 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
A bowl of jambalaya with hunks of sausage, topped with green onions, from Poboyz restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
Sausage jambalaya from Poboyz. Poboyz, which started as a cart, now serves Cajun-Creole fare out of a new downtown Portland restaurant.
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Former University of Oregon football player Randall Willhite started slinging po’boys out of a downtown Portland cart in 2019, but now, he’s graduated to a full-blown restaurant just down the street. In a dining room with black-painted wood paneling and a mirrored backbar, Willhite serves dishes like jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and etouffee inspired by lessons and conversations had with Louisiana culinary greats. The shrimp po’boys here are exactly what you want them to be: Filled with perfectly cooked shrimp fried in a well-seasoned, crunchy batter, with a briny remoulade that smacks of paprika. That hit of paprika can also be found in Poboyz’s fine jambalaya, which gets a hit of sweetness from a handful fo diced yellow bell peppers. Poboyz is open for onsite dining and takeout.

132 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

7. Lúa

3971 N Williams Ave Suite 103, Portland, OR 97227

This glitzy North Williams Vietnamese restaurant’s rice noodles shine, whether they’re woven into little nests served with sweet and tender grilled pork or serving as a bed for house-made garlicky beef meatballs. The restaurant’s chicken wings are shockingly crispy for how much tamarind glaze clung to each crag and corner; they’re complemented by a glass of fresh passionfruit juice. And the shop’s banh mi may be the finest in North Portland, the right balance of saucy and fresh to complement crispy roast pork belly.

3971 N Williams Ave Suite 103
Portland, OR 97227

8. Meals 4 Heels

831 SE Salmon St Suite 50, Portland, OR 97214
A takeout container is filled with red-hued cauliflower, sliced grape tomatoes, and cucumbers covered in furikake at Meals 4 Heels.
The Getting That Paper (GTP) bowl at Meals 4 Heels, which comes with truffled tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, sweet potato noodles, and cauliflower.
Brooke Jackson-Glidden / EPDX

Nikeisah Newton, the founder of sex worker meal delivery service Meals 4 Heels, is one of those people with contagious enthusiasm. She sings along to the music in her tiny stall outside the Redd on Salmon, where she massages kale for bowls and mixes up cherry-lime sodas. Her food is similarly exuberant: The long-popular GTP (Gettin’ That Paper) comes with roasted cauliflower tossed in tom kha base, sweet potato noodles, tomatoes popping with truffle salt, and rice-vinegar-pickled cucumbers. It’s a combination of flavors that seems like it may clash, but instead, it is vibrant and lively, just like Newton.

831 SE Salmon St Suite 50
Portland, OR 97214

9. Feel Good PDX

1120 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
A bowl of charred vegetables, radishes, and tofu sits on a table at Feel Good
A bowl from Feel Good.
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If his grilled chicken restaurant has shown us anything, it’s that Gabe Pascuzzi has a singular ability to take something simple and make it feel special. Grain bowls are generally pretty tired, often sacrificing finesse in favor of a low calorie count. However, at Feel Good, Pascuzzi’s latest shop, salads are so deeply flavorful and methodically constructed, it’s hard to compare them to what you’d find at a Sweetgreen. Charred pineapple ties the earthiness of roasted sweet potato to a sliver of raw grapefruit; meaty smoked beets come with a touch of fresh dill, almost like a slice of lox. Whatever those salads land on — quinoa, greens, even the abomination that is cauliflower rice — ends up being exciting. Feel Good is open for takeout.

1120 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

10. YāYā

1451 NE Alberta St Suite A, Portland, OR 97211

Chinese barbecue isn’t abundant in Portland, outside of some stellar spots along 82nd (for example, the roast duck at Happy Dragon or the char siu at Yang Kee), so seeing a counter-service spot open on NE Alberta — from someone with Cantonese barbecue in their lineage — is thrilling. The restaurant is brand-new and still dealing with some growing pains, but YaYa’s strengths lie in its poultry and the sauces that accompany them, from a roast duck with shimmering skin to the soya sauce chicken, with soy and ginger permeating every inch of the bird. Those who visit should be sure to order extra sides of the shop’s house-made sauces — in particular, the shop’s house chile oil, chunky-sweet plum sauce, and apple hoisin.

1451 NE Alberta St Suite A
Portland, OR 97211

11. Friendship Kitchen

2333 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232

It’s easy to be charmed by the gregarious Trang Nguyen, who owns this emerald-hued Vietnamese restaurant sandwiched between Tropicale and Rollin Fresh. She says things like “What can we manifest for you today?” while you order at the counter, treating customers like college roommates — she’s more likely to call you “bestie” than “hon.” Her restaurant’s food and drink are comforting and fun, with cheeky names and ingenious twists on Vietnamese standards: The restaurant’s bo luc lac, also known as shaking beef, douses buttery cuts of steak in a seriously garlicky sauce, with a hint of fragrant sweetness provided by a splash of fresh pineapple juice. The dish is particularly well-matched by the Sexy Tiger, a Thai tea cocktail with passionfruit and tequila, or a young coconut cracked to order.

2333 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232

12. Thơm Portland

3039 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

The menu at this new Alberta Vietnamese restaurant is tiny — it doesn’t offer much more than vegan and beef pho, bun thit nuong, and five-spice chicken and rice. However, the things it does it does very well: The pho bo broth here is supremely beefy and just a touch sweet, complemented by tender cuts of brisket and springy meatballs. Thom is open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout.

3039 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

13. Oma's Hideaway

3131 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Oma’s Takeaway is now in its third iteration, now known as Oma’s Hideaway. But for people who know Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly, the owners of Gado Gado and Oma’s, this should be no surprise: The two are constantly switching up menus at their restaurants, experimenting with new drinks or dishes or music. Many of the new menu’s hits rely on the shop’s charcoal oven, from lacquered ducks to the char siu served alongside wonton mee. But it’s hard to beat some of the restaurant’s poultry dishes: The charcoal-roasted game hen can only be described as succulent, with that dark honey skin and a green sambal on the side, and on a hot day, the chicken salad is a godsend, the dried shrimp funk only a whisper in a sunshine-y blend of coconut and herbs.

3131 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

14. Baon Kainan

4311 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97218

Seattle expats Ethan and Geri Leung just opened their new Filipino cart in August, smothering fries in beefy kare kare and topping jackfruit-and-mushroom sisig with a plump soft-boiled egg. But the cart’s simplest dish — its chicken adobo — may be the city’s finest version of the Pinoy staple: The Leung’s tender, juicy chicken comes coated in a tamari-vinegar sauce, best paired with the cart’s garlic rice. Those seeking something to sip will find things like black tea sweetened with calamansi simple syrup, and every meal should involve a square of Geri Leung’s salty-sweet ube bibingka.

4311 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR 97218

15. Precious Pizza

6035 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97213

Alejandro Preciado started making pizzas as a part of a Salem-area pop-up, an homage to his time at the now-closed Portland Tuscan restaurant Burrasca. Preciado has returned to Portland on his own with Precious Pizza, a nonna pizza cart that tops a soft, lightly chewy pie with a cheesy-crunchy edge and toppings like tocino. Preciado is unafraid of heading into sweet territory with his Spicy Pineapple Papi, which pairs pineapple with his own habanero hot honey; the result is distinct and delightful. However, simplicity may be the move here: His pomodoro is a fantastic expression of pure tomato, and earns its time in the spotlight. Precious Pizza is located within the Barley Pod.

6035 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR 97213

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