The former Lum Yuen has been remodeled and renamed. Now Wong Kee, they serve cart fulls of hot, fresh dim sum. large varieties of steamed or fried dumplings, rice noodle rolls, roasted and barbecues meats, vegetables. Conveniently rolling those carts right up to your table you never have to wait long to dig in. Check out the lounge where you can score some free appetizers with your drink(s) during their lengthy happy hour.
Practically on the PSU campus Thanh Long serves huge portions of steaming pho, as well as a small but tasty selection of appetizers. Yes, pho is traditionally beef noodle soup but fear not animal lovers as there are plenty of vegetarian selections. Plus, Thanh Long also features a bakery, so you can explore the Vietnamese take on baked treats in a sack to take home, or as an addendum to your meal. (Assuming you have the tremendous gut capacity it would require not to get filled up on the soup, of course.)
A downtown Thai cart that quickly generates a devoted line of hungery office workers at lunchtime. Cheap, fast,and good with generous portions.
Japanese street food comes to Portland streets with Samurai. Super affordable yakisoba, teriyaki, katsu, tempura, curries among other authentic dishes. Everything is served with a side of rice (except noodles), veggies and pickled ginger and they give you a cup of tea to sip while you wait. 本当にありがとう。
From the folks originally behind Pho Green Papaya, a nice selection of Pho and other Vietnamese specialties including an impressive vegan selection. The only drawback is the usual downtown lunch hours
Lunch cart version of the SE restaurant serving those little fish-shaped sandwiches and selection of 3 of the Soups of the Gods. (see website for daily selections)
As the name more than implies, their specialty is Taiwanese-style hot pot (or flaming wok) cooking. Choose a broth and some ingredients from their selection of raw meats, tofu, veggies, and more, then cook it up yourself in your very own hot pot.
Dim sum was brought about by the Cantonese tradition of serving small dishes with tea to cleanse the palate between dishes. This downtown dim sum restaurant maybe ain't much to look at but the dim sum rolls on all day and it's relatively inexpensive. And you get tea.
Located on the upper edge of Downtown, this sunny cafe offers expertly crafted bento utilizing organic and primarily locally-sourced ingredients. Try anything from salmon to tofu, with extras like miso soup, grilled rice cakes and more.
Popular downtown lunch spot with the usual Thai suspects. Choose your protein and spiciness (careful the spicy is mega-hot). The space isn't too big so it can fill up fast during lunch. Dinner is usually a little quieter.