The dramatically decorated House of Louie holds court in Portland's old Chinatown offering Dim Sum along with a huge selection of other Chinese dishes.
At 80 plus years, the Republic Cafe is Portland's oldest Chinese Restaurant. And while it may not be the cleanest eatery in town, service is generally fast and the portions are respectable.
Sister's of the Road is a standout in a city full of amazing, grassroots, nonprofit organizations. Feeding somewhere around 400+ meals per day to Portland's homeless, poor and anyone who wants a decent cheap meal since 1979. They serve 3 dishes per day, one is guaranteed to be vegetarian. Each meal costs $1.25 and can be paid for with cash, food stamps or by bartered work. Meal coupons are also available for $2 each (the difference goes to offset costs) Mondays is all day breakfast, Tuesday & Wednesday are chef's Choice, Thursday it's Italian and Friday is Mexican. Stop on by and have a meal or volunteer some of your time.
*Note* Sister's of the Road was 2007's Mercury Charity Auction's proceeds recipient.