Beaverton is renowned for being a charming place with beautiful outdoor spaces, perfect for guests looking to work up an appetite. Even though this city may not be as big as nearby Portland, it has many a haunt in town that will sate anyone’s hunger. From Korean and New American to Italian, here’s a list of some of the culinary gems in Beaverton, Oregon.
Established in 2006 in Portland, the tasty bakery Best Baguette also has an outlet in Beaverton, where locals can sample delicious Vietnamese Bàhn mi. Open every day, this bright and friendly fast-casual joint has something for everyone. Popular sandwiches include the grilled pork – with thinly sliced pork marinated in lemongrass-soy dressing and the Asian vegetable – filled with fried tofu, carrots, taro, onions and vermicelli noodles. The bakery also features French sandwiches, pastries, soups, salads, sweet treats and a variety of beverages, including the popular bubble tea.
Restaurant, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Fusion, $$$
Founded by husband-wife duo Paul and Jana Decarli, the eponymous Decarli is a charming restaurant specializing in Italian-inspired cuisine made with the bounty of the Northwest. Procuring the best seasonal ingredients allows the culinary team to create a new menu each week to reflect the very freshest produce. Open for dinner from Tuesday through to Sunday, the restaurant provides a warm, inviting interior, complete with wooden floors, exposed brick walls and plenty of natural light. Past menu highlights include risotto with chanterelle mushrooms, cipollini onions, red wine, piave and pine nuts, as well as the pan-seared Alaskan halibut served with roasted fingerling potatoes, shaved fennel, spinach, shellfish sauce and pine nut gremolata. A happy hour menu, desserts and an assortment of adult beverages complete the options at this gem.
Beaverton is known for its Korean culinary scene, so a list would not be complete without including one of the tastiest places around – Du Kuh Bee. A great place for late-night dining, this restaurant is a tiny venue with an open kitchen, where diners can watch delicious hand pulled noodles being created. Whether guests are looking for meat or vegetarian options, they will find it all, from Korean BBQ, house specialties – including spicy pan-fried octopus, and vegetable dishes, such as sautéed baby bok choi.
There is nothing like a warm, comforting bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. In Beaverton, the place to go for this is Fresh Thyme Soup, a healthy fast-casual establishment featuring an array of soups, salads and sandwiches sure to please everyone. This friendly haunt prides itself on using the freshest all-natural ingredients in its fare and offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free soups everyday. Diners may find clam chowder, baked potato, tomato bisque, beef barley, cauliflower with cheddar and jalapeno and mulligatawny as consistent menu mainstays. Pair the soup with a half or whole sandwich, including roast beef garlic melt and BBQ chicken, for a heartier meal.
Bar, Restaurant, American, Fast Food, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
The Fireside Grill is a bar that serves food, or more specifically, American cuisine. A lively place where people can go to unwind after a long day, the folks at the bar offer guests a host of beer on taps and wines, which come from local wineries, by the glass or bottle. Open for lunch and dinner daily plus weekend brunch, the culinary team creates flavorful options from appetizers and burgers to entrées that will entice meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Some highlights include the Fireside burger topped with white cheddar, smoked cheddar, cured ham, bacon and a fried egg or the saffron cous cous with fresh tomatoes and parsley, tossed in a saffron-coconut sauce and topped with a grilled portabello mushroom.
A family-owned establishment, Gyro House is a Mediterranean grill specializing in flavorful Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Opening every day at 11am, this welcoming joint offers home-made delicacies made with quality ingredients that will attract a wide range of tastes. From appetizers to soups and salads to entrées, both meat lovers and vegetarians will find many tantalizing options. Diners can begin with the grape leaves starter stuffed with rice and vegetables, followed by the falafel sandwich or chicken shawarma plate with marinated chicken. Turkish coffee and baklava make for a satisfying end to a delicious meal.
Jim and Patty’s Coffee delights customers every day with its great coffee and assortment of sweet and savory treats. A friendly neighborhood coffee shop owned by Jim and Patty Roberts, the cafe offers guests a variety of freshly brewed coffee plus espresso drinks alongside baked goods and breakfast and brunch items. These include breakfast sandwiches on house made biscuits, and the ‘hipster’s delight,’ which is a half order of biscuits and gravy with an egg and bacon on top. As for sweet treats, no visit to Jim and Patty’s would be complete without trying one of their famous sour cream coffee cakes, which come in several flavors such as marionberry, sour cherry and chocolate chip.
Established in 2004 by three friends, MiNGO presents guests with ‘simple Italian food’ made with ingredients sourced from the Northwest and exceptional, friendly service. Procuring seasonal and organic products from the area allows the culinary team to create new menus every six weeks, which in turn gives diners something new to try each time they visit. Serving lunch from Tuesday through to Friday and dinner every night, the restaurant offers delectable items, such as orecchiette al coniglio -orecchiette pasta with roasted and pulled rabbit and butternut squash in an herb and shallot sauce, or pancetta wrapped Northwest halibut with a risotto cake and chanterelle mushroom-rosemary sauce. A wine list highlighting Italian and regional varieties, cocktails and desserts is also available.
Impressing diners with its New American cuisine since 1981, The Stockpot Broiler is a fine-dining restaurant located on the Redtail Golf Course. Open daily, this venue offers guests lunch and dinner plus Sunday brunch within an elegant space complete with beautiful views of the verdant outdoors. The menus, which leans heavily towards meat and seafood, feature an array of succulent dishes. Notable favorites are the New York pepper steak with a cognac infused sauce au poivre, and the Northwest bouillabaisse with clams, prawns, crab, mussels and rockfish in a saffron-tomato broth, accompanied by lemon-garlic bruschetta. A selection of beers and specialty cocktails are also available.
Opened in 2012 and located in the heart of downtown, Thai Bloom is a popular establishment featuring authentic and innovative Thai cuisine within a contemporary space, decorated with plush furnishings and warm woods. A large menu with meat, seafood, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items ensures that everyone who visits is sure to find something to enjoy. In addition to the permanent items, the menu also features seasonal specials, with current highlights being pork ribs braised in an orange-ginger sauce, and pumpkin curry with Kobosha pumpkin, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower and green beans. A host of beverages, including Thai tea and coffee plus sweet treats, such as Thai fried banana and Mango with sticky rice, are also available at this welcoming spot.