Portland’s long-thriving Vietnamese food scene has diversified in recent years. It’s hard to pass on caramel-sauced pork belly or Saigon hot chicken, but a simple bowl of pho bo, brimming with rare flank steak, fatty brisket, and a tangle of rice noodles in a rich beef broth, is a thing of beauty. From jazzier entrants like Luc Lac and Fish Sauce, to the well-credentialed pho enclaves on 82nd Avenue or Sandy Blvd, this pho map incorporates countless options for any of Portland’s rainy, grey days.
The focus of this map is beef pho since that’s the most common expression of the dish, but notable chicken or vegetarian versions are also included when relevant. For a wider selection of Vietnamese dishes, the larger Vietnamese map is probably a better bet. Per usual, this map is not ranked, but rather organized geographically.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed outdoor dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, 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.Read More