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.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More