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An assortment of dishes from YaYa in Northeast Portland. YaYa is known for its Cantonese barbecue, in particular its roast duck.
Christine Dong

Where to Find Outstanding Chinese Food in Portland and Beyond

Where to find the city’s best noodles, dumplings, and Chongqing chicken

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An assortment of dishes from YaYa in Northeast Portland. YaYa is known for its Cantonese barbecue, in particular its roast duck.
| Christine Dong

In the last few years, a mixture of small family-run restaurants and big Asian chains have started stirring up the Chinese food scene, creating tons of exciting and diverse options for diners in Portland. The arrival of big players like Din Tai Fung and Tasty Pot signal a growing desire for Chinese food here, and an inevitable influx of regional Chinese cuisines. Over the course of the pandemic, however, some Chinese restaurants have been forced to adapt, joining delivery apps and selling uncooked dim sum for customers to finish at home. Still, Chinese takeout is a classic for a reason: chewy noodles, bright stir-fries, and soothing soups are perhaps best enjoyed on the couch. Those who feel ready to return to restaurants can still find steamy hotpot, plump xiao long bao, and abundant dim sum on this map, ideal for the cold and rainy days ahead. Those who are still sticking to at-home dining, however, will find plenty of takeout-friendly options like pillowy steamed buns, savory crepes, and comforting noodle soups across Portland. As usual, the points on this map are not ranked, but rather organized geographically.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Szechuan Garden

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18725 NW Walker Rd # 103
Beaverton, OR 97006
(971) 245-5676
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In a bright, bare-bones restaurant on the Beaverton-Hillsboro border, owner Daniel Chen provides tingly, spicy Sichuan classics like crispy-fried Chongqing chicken, tangy and saucy mapo tofu, and crunchy dry pot lotus root. Those customers who don’t feel ready to dine in the restaurant can order knockout takeout, including dishes like eggplant in hot garlic sauce and dan dan noodles. Szechuan Garden is open for takeout, delivery, and dine-in.

2. Taste of Sichuan Beaverton

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16261 NW Cornell Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 629-7001
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Since 2011, Beaverton’s Taste of Sichuan has been enticing spice-seeking Portlanders out to the suburb for dishes like the mouth-numbing Chongqing hot chicken, pickled chile pepper frog, sliced pork kidneys in tangy broth, and the crowd-pleasing spicy Swimming Fire Fish in chile oil. Customers can call or order online through ChowNow for takeout, or visit for dine-in.

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3. Tasty Pot

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13227 SW Canyon Rd Suite B
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 352-9381
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Tasty Pot is a global chain that offers a variety of individual sized Taiwanese soups, with its first Oregon outpost here in Beaverton. These soups come customizable with different toppings or spice levels, and range from flavors like cheesy milk to seafood lobster. Plus, diners can also add more protein or veggies like lamb slices, fermented tofu or even pork blood cake. Tasty Pot also has a solid drink menu with lots of different options like taro milk tea or milk creme winter melon. Tasty Pot is open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner.

4. Taiwan Bistro 渣男

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11136 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
(971) 229-1927
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Portland’s outpost of a small Taiwanese chain, Taiwan Bistro opened pre-pandemic in a quiet neighborhood of Southwest Portland. The menu boasts a variety of grilled and braised foods that include anything from sliced beef tripe to pork ball miso soup. While the interior is small, the design of the space feels just like a cool bar in Taiwan. Taiwan Bistro is open for dinner Wednesday through Monday, and has lunch on the weekends.

5. Bing Mi

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1845 NW 23rd Pl
Portland, OR 97210
(971) 930-2968
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A street food staple from the former 10th and Alder carts, Bing Mi found a new home at the Nob Hill pod last year. Bing Mi specializes in jianbing, or Chinese savory crepes, which are filled with things like black bean paste, veggies, and crispy-fried crackers. Pros know to lean on Bing Mi’s several upgrade options — double the egg and crackers, or add proteins like duck, smoked sausage, and tofu. While the loaded smoked sausage bing is enticing, diners should keep an eye out for specials like the Sunday breakfast menu or some Bark City BBQ pork belly. Ordering has to be done at the cart or on Postmates for delivery and pick-up.

6. Duck House

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1968 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
(971) 801-8888
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For carefully crafted Sichuan-style dishes in a sports-bar-like atmosphere, Duck House delivers, with football on the mounted tvs and lipstick-red chile oil on the dumplings. No dine-in visit is complete without the restaurant’s juicy and delicate xiao long bao, as well as the wontons in chile oil and dan dan noodles; for takeout, however, the restaurant’s cumin lamb, dry-cooked green beans, and Sichuan hotpot are all stunners. Visit the restaurant, order takeout online or by calling, or order delivery through a third-party app.

7. Stretch The Noodle

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223-269 SW Washington St
Portland, OR 97204

It’s always a delight to watch chef and owner Xuemei Simard working away on her hand-pulled noodles inside the cart she owns with her husband, Duane. It’s even more satisfying to eat them, swirling in an invigorating Sichuan beef broth fragrant with five spice. Of course, like many food carts, takeout is a given; walk up to place an order.

4090 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Coming from former Aviary chef Jasper Shen, this Williams counter-service spot is named for its signature dish — xiao long bao, aka steamed dumplings. Still, its entire menu is pure Chinese comfort food; the Shanghai noodles are a particular standout, with tender pieces of shrimp and crumbles of rendered pork. The ambience mixes Portland industrial with playful Chinese style, with vintage lanterns and animals from the Chinese zodiac stenciled on the walls. XLB now has a location in Northwest Portland, as well, and offers outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

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9. Bao Bao

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545 NE Couch St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 477-8911
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After transitioning from a cart downtown to a brick-and-mortar east of the Burnside bridge, Bao Bao continues to serve its outstandingly fluffy bao to the masses. At Bao Bao diners can choose from a mix of different savory or sweet fillings: pork, curry chicken, mushroom, spicy tofu, red bean, and lotus root. While the bao are the main attraction, the juicy pan-fried dumplings and comforting congee make great companions. Orders can be placed ahead of time both online and through third-party apps, but specials are updated most frequently on Bao Bao’s website.

10. YaYa Cantonese BBQ

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1451 NE Alberta St Suite A
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 477-5555
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Located right on Alberta, Steven Chin brings roast duck and crispy pork belly to Northeast Portland. Cantonese barbecue isn’t exactly abundant in Portland, and Chin’s roast duck is one of the finest in town. When ordering a feast, however, add dishes like crispy pork belly, soya sauce chicken, the house fried rice, and char siu pork. Yaya is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m., and has a moderate amount of outdoor seating for diners who’d like to eat there.

11. Chin's Kitchen

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4126 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 281-1203
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Chin’s Kitchen closed briefly during the pandemic, but the city’s top spot for Dongbei Chinese food is back open for takeout. That’s some seriously good news, because any Portland rainy season calls for Cindy Li’s Chinese sauerkraut and pork, served on a nest of potato starch noodles — it’s straight-up comfort food. Any order should also include dumplings and la pi, that colorful julienned vegetable salad with sheets of translucent noodles; order takeout by calling or find the restaurant on delivery apps.

12. Powell's Seafood Restaurant

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6633 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 775-3901
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A classic Portland Chinese restaurant, Powell’s has only gotten better over the years. The menu here has something for everyone, with items like General Tso’s chicken, pepper-salted squid, Peking duck, and a seafood combination pot. Powell’s is also one of Portland’s best spots for those looking to eat fresh seafood from a tank, which can be cooked to preference. Powell’s also has a large dining room capable of seating groups, and is open everyday for lunch and dinner.

13. H.K. Cafe

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4410 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266
(503) 771-8866
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For a while, everyone was arguing between Wong’s King and Ocean City over who has the best dim sum, while H.K. had been quietly killing it. Visiting for dim sum is well worth it, especially with dishes like fresh shrimp fun (wide rice noodle), chashu bao (baked pork buns), and jan dui (sesame balls with red bean paste). H.K. Cafe is open for dine-in and takeout, and can be ordered online here.

14. Yang Kee BBQ Noodle

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8220 SE Harrison St #215
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 406-8003

Stepping into Yang Kee, ducks and chickens hang in the case, to be sliced for bowls of soup, stir-fried noodles, or piled in takeout containers. Those who remember the building’s predecessor, however, will be excited to see that So Good Taste Noodle House’s famous “Super Bowls,” two hardcore wonton noodle soups filled with roasted meats, still remain on the menu, good as ever. Yang Kee is open for walk-ins and delivery.

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 cute and cozy spot tucked away in Happy Valley, Sichuan City delivers explosive flavors and a multitude of spicy seafood items. Most dishes here are family style, and a medium to large group is recommended for the larger dishes. Diners looking for something special should aim for the cumin beef ribs, the instant boiling fish, or the spicy duck neck. Order online for takeout or dine in.

16. Master Kong

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

A few blocks east of 82nd Avenue, Master Kong sits rather unremarkably on Division Street, but it remains a buzzy spot for morning meals of congee, dumplings, and wonton soup. The house-made jianbing is a revelation, steaming hot with plum sauce, scrambled egg, and scallions for just $6.50; other hits include its soothing congees, fragrant with ginger and grounded with things like salt pork or preserved egg. Order takeout by calling or find it on delivery apps.

17. Noodle Man

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15888 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 878-5086
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Another Happy Valley heavy-hitter, Noodle Man’s “knife-sliced noodles” are some of the Portland area’s best, slipped in steamy beef broth or stir-fried with pork belly. Pros know to round out any order with a pile of spicy pork wontons, mala spicy beef, and the cucumber salad — throw a vegetable in there; why not? Order food ahead for takeout either through the phone or online.

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1. Szechuan Garden

18725 NW Walker Rd # 103, Beaverton, OR 97006

In a bright, bare-bones restaurant on the Beaverton-Hillsboro border, owner Daniel Chen provides tingly, spicy Sichuan classics like crispy-fried Chongqing chicken, tangy and saucy mapo tofu, and crunchy dry pot lotus root. Those customers who don’t feel ready to dine in the restaurant can order knockout takeout, including dishes like eggplant in hot garlic sauce and dan dan noodles. Szechuan Garden is open for takeout, delivery, and dine-in.

18725 NW Walker Rd # 103
Beaverton, OR 97006

2. Taste of Sichuan Beaverton

16261 NW Cornell Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006

Since 2011, Beaverton’s Taste of Sichuan has been enticing spice-seeking Portlanders out to the suburb for dishes like the mouth-numbing Chongqing hot chicken, pickled chile pepper frog, sliced pork kidneys in tangy broth, and the crowd-pleasing spicy Swimming Fire Fish in chile oil. Customers can call or order online through ChowNow for takeout, or visit for dine-in.

16261 NW Cornell Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006

3. Tasty Pot

13227 SW Canyon Rd Suite B, Beaverton, OR 97005

Tasty Pot is a global chain that offers a variety of individual sized Taiwanese soups, with its first Oregon outpost here in Beaverton. These soups come customizable with different toppings or spice levels, and range from flavors like cheesy milk to seafood lobster. Plus, diners can also add more protein or veggies like lamb slices, fermented tofu or even pork blood cake. Tasty Pot also has a solid drink menu with lots of different options like taro milk tea or milk creme winter melon. Tasty Pot is open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner.

13227 SW Canyon Rd Suite B
Beaverton, OR 97005

4. Taiwan Bistro 渣男

11136 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Portland’s outpost of a small Taiwanese chain, Taiwan Bistro opened pre-pandemic in a quiet neighborhood of Southwest Portland. The menu boasts a variety of grilled and braised foods that include anything from sliced beef tripe to pork ball miso soup. While the interior is small, the design of the space feels just like a cool bar in Taiwan. Taiwan Bistro is open for dinner Wednesday through Monday, and has lunch on the weekends.

11136 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

5. Bing Mi

1845 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210

A street food staple from the former 10th and Alder carts, Bing Mi found a new home at the Nob Hill pod last year. Bing Mi specializes in jianbing, or Chinese savory crepes, which are filled with things like black bean paste, veggies, and crispy-fried crackers. Pros know to lean on Bing Mi’s several upgrade options — double the egg and crackers, or add proteins like duck, smoked sausage, and tofu. While the loaded smoked sausage bing is enticing, diners should keep an eye out for specials like the Sunday breakfast menu or some Bark City BBQ pork belly. Ordering has to be done at the cart or on Postmates for delivery and pick-up.

1845 NW 23rd Pl
Portland, OR 97210

6. Duck House

1968 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

For carefully crafted Sichuan-style dishes in a sports-bar-like atmosphere, Duck House delivers, with football on the mounted tvs and lipstick-red chile oil on the dumplings. No dine-in visit is complete without the restaurant’s juicy and delicate xiao long bao, as well as the wontons in chile oil and dan dan noodles; for takeout, however, the restaurant’s cumin lamb, dry-cooked green beans, and Sichuan hotpot are all stunners. Visit the restaurant, order takeout online or by calling, or order delivery through a third-party app.

1968 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201

7. Stretch The Noodle

223-269 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204

It’s always a delight to watch chef and owner Xuemei Simard working away on her hand-pulled noodles inside the cart she owns with her husband, Duane. It’s even more satisfying to eat them, swirling in an invigorating Sichuan beef broth fragrant with five spice. Of course, like many food carts, takeout is a given; walk up to place an order.

223-269 SW Washington St
Portland, OR 97204

8. XLB

4090 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Coming from former Aviary chef Jasper Shen, this Williams counter-service spot is named for its signature dish — xiao long bao, aka steamed dumplings. Still, its entire menu is pure Chinese comfort food; the Shanghai noodles are a particular standout, with tender pieces of shrimp and crumbles of rendered pork. The ambience mixes Portland industrial with playful Chinese style, with vintage lanterns and animals from the Chinese zodiac stenciled on the walls. XLB now has a location in Northwest Portland, as well, and offers outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

4090 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

9. Bao Bao

545 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

After transitioning from a cart downtown to a brick-and-mortar east of the Burnside bridge, Bao Bao continues to serve its outstandingly fluffy bao to the masses. At Bao Bao diners can choose from a mix of different savory or sweet fillings: pork, curry chicken, mushroom, spicy tofu, red bean, and lotus root. While the bao are the main attraction, the juicy pan-fried dumplings and comforting congee make great companions. Orders can be placed ahead of time both online and through third-party apps, but specials are updated most frequently on Bao Bao’s website.

545 NE Couch St
Portland, OR 97232

10. YaYa Cantonese BBQ

1451 NE Alberta St Suite A, Portland, OR 97211

Located right on Alberta, Steven Chin brings roast duck and crispy pork belly to Northeast Portland. Cantonese barbecue isn’t exactly abundant in Portland, and Chin’s roast duck is one of the finest in town. When ordering a feast, however, add dishes like crispy pork belly, soya sauce chicken, the house fried rice, and char siu pork. Yaya is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m., and has a moderate amount of outdoor seating for diners who’d like to eat there.

1451 NE Alberta St Suite A
Portland, OR 97211

11. Chin's Kitchen

4126 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Chin’s Kitchen closed briefly during the pandemic, but the city’s top spot for Dongbei Chinese food is back open for takeout. That’s some seriously good news, because any Portland rainy season calls for Cindy Li’s Chinese sauerkraut and pork, served on a nest of potato starch noodles — it’s straight-up comfort food. Any order should also include dumplings and la pi, that colorful julienned vegetable salad with sheets of translucent noodles; order takeout by calling or find the restaurant on delivery apps.

4126 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232

12. Powell's Seafood Restaurant

6633 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

A classic Portland Chinese restaurant, Powell’s has only gotten better over the years. The menu here has something for everyone, with items like General Tso’s chicken, pepper-salted squid, Peking duck, and a seafood combination pot. Powell’s is also one of Portland’s best spots for those looking to eat fresh seafood from a tank, which can be cooked to preference. Powell’s also has a large dining room capable of seating groups, and is open everyday for lunch and dinner.

6633 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206

13. H.K. Cafe

4410 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

For a while, everyone was arguing between Wong’s King and Ocean City over who has the best dim sum, while H.K. had been quietly killing it. Visiting for dim sum is well worth it, especially with dishes like fresh shrimp fun (wide rice noodle), chashu bao (baked pork buns), and jan dui (sesame balls with red bean paste). H.K. Cafe is open for dine-in and takeout, and can be ordered online here.

4410 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266

14. Yang Kee BBQ Noodle

8220 SE Harrison St #215, Portland, OR 97216

Stepping into Yang Kee, ducks and chickens hang in the case, to be sliced for bowls of soup, stir-fried noodles, or piled in takeout containers. Those who remember the building’s predecessor, however, will be excited to see that So Good Taste Noodle House’s famous “Super Bowls,” two hardcore wonton noodle soups filled with roasted meats, still remain on the menu, good as ever. Yang Kee is open for walk-ins and delivery.

8220 SE Harrison St #215
Portland, OR 97216

15. Sichuan City Chinese Restaurant

11342 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086

A cute and cozy spot tucked away in Happy Valley, Sichuan City delivers explosive flavors and a multitude of spicy seafood items. Most dishes here are family style, and a medium to large group is recommended for the larger dishes. Diners looking for something special should aim for the cumin beef ribs, the instant boiling fish, or the spicy duck neck. Order online for takeout or dine in.

11342 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086

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16. Master Kong

8435 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266

A few blocks east of 82nd Avenue, Master Kong sits rather unremarkably on Division Street, but it remains a buzzy spot for morning meals of congee, dumplings, and wonton soup. The house-made jianbing is a revelation, steaming hot with plum sauce, scrambled egg, and scallions for just $6.50; other hits include its soothing congees, fragrant with ginger and grounded with things like salt pork or preserved egg. Order takeout by calling or find it on delivery apps.

8435 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97266

17. Noodle Man

15888 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr, Happy Valley, OR 97086

Another Happy Valley heavy-hitter, Noodle Man’s “knife-sliced noodles” are some of the Portland area’s best, slipped in steamy beef broth or stir-fried with pork belly. Pros know to round out any order with a pile of spicy pork wontons, mala spicy beef, and the cucumber salad — throw a vegetable in there; why not? Order food ahead for takeout either through the phone or online.

15888 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr
Happy Valley, OR 97086

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