- Marcelina Morfin
Settled in the mid-1800s, Tigard is a small city in the Greater Portland area. From Mexican delicacies to American fare to Middle Eastern treats, Tigard, Oregon has several great restaurants to try.
Banning’s Restaurant & Pie House
Established in 1979, Banning’s Restaurant and Pie House is a delightful restaurant serving a host of American dishes plus mouthwatering pies. They are open 24 hours a day, so no matter the time, anyone can visit to sate their hunger. The cheddar-bacon potato pancakes stuffed with bacon, cheddar, and green onions accompanied by two eggs plus three strips of bacon and the buttermilk pancakes loaded with blueberries are two breakfast highlights. Lunch and dinner choices include sandwiches, burgers, salads, and other entrées.
DD Thai Fusion
Specializing in authentic Thai cuisin, DD Thai Fusion is located inside a grocery store, H-Mart. Presenting a varied menu, the offerings are brimming with flavor and heat. Options to try are the pineapple fried rice with rice, eggs, cashews, raisins, and pineapple, the Panang curry with choice of protein, green beans, bell peppers, and coconut milk, and the orange chicken with battered chicken, broccoli, carrots, onions, and cabbage all in an orange citrus sauce. DD Thai Fusion is open daily.
Offering visitors a ‘taste of the Middle East,’ Falafel Express tickles the taste buds of diners again and again with its exotic flavors. A casual, budget-friendly establishment, specific highlights include the deluxe falafel sandwich, which features pita bread stuffed with fried falafel balls, hummus, tahini sauce, hot sauce, plus fries and served with pickles or veggies and the chicken shawarma platter with slow roasted chicken, hummus or rice pickles, red onion, mixed salad, and vegetables. Desserts include the knafeh nebulsia, layers of shredded knafeh with sweet cheese.
Falafel Express, 11963 Pacific Highway, Tigard, OR, USA, +1 503 716 8160
A small Oregon chain with four locations, Gustav’s is a lively German pub and grill. Serving both European and Pacific Northwest specialties along with beer and cocktails every day, this welcoming establishment has a menu brimming with delicious flavors. The potato pancakes served with applesauce and sour cream is one great starter while tasty main dishes include the smoked bier sausage served with warm potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, plus whole grain mustard, and the blackened salmon with Cajun spices that is grilled and served with sautéed spätzle and arugula.
Gustav’s, 10350 SW Greenburg Rd., Tigard, OR, USA, +1 503 639 4544
La Fuente specializes in authentic Michoacan cuisine from Mexico. Within a brightly lit interior space, guests can feast upon a host of recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. La Fuente offers a menu full of savory items for meat and seafood lovers plus some vegetarian options. Some favorites include tacos Mexicanos, which is a corn tortilla filled with choice of meat, onions, and cilantro, and the fried tilapia fish with a choice of beans and rice or salad.
La Fuente, 12198 SW Main St., Tigard, OR, USA, +1 503 639 3653
Pacific Breeze is a casual restaurant featuring Thai and Vietnamese delicacies. A great meal at Pacific Breeze might start with the Thai salad rolls, lettuce, carrots, vermicelli, bean sprouts, tofu, and cilantro all wrapped in rice paper, followed by the spicy garlic stir-fry with choice of protein and onion in a garlic sauce atop a bed of steamed broccoli, cabbage, and carrots or the pho bo vien, a tender meatball soup.
Pacific Breeze, 11525 SW Durham Rd., Tigard, OR, USA, +1 509 639 7988
With three locations in the Portland area, including one in Tigard, Sinju offers some of the freshest sushi around. The chefs create a variety of Japanese comfort dishes, including teriyaki and steaming bowls of ramen, along with an impressive selection of sushi, nigiri, and sashimi. You can wash it all down with an Asian-inspired cocktail, such as the Lychee Cooler.
Sinju, 7339 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard, OR, USA, +1 503 352 3815
Sanchez Taqueria y Panaderia
Sanchez Taqueria y Panaderia specializes in rustic-style Mexican cuisine. Making everything in house and using only the freshest ingredients, the kitchen crew creates many flavorful dishes, including tacos, burritos, specialty items, and other entrées daily. Guests cannot go wrong with any of the tacos, which include choice of meat, onion, cilantro, and cabbage or the huaraches, which is a house-made, shoe-shaped corn tortilla filled with beans, choice of meat, sour cream, cabbage, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, and Mexican cheese.
A wonderful gathering place, Symposium is a coffeehouse perfect for relaxing with friends while partaking in great conversations and enjoying coffee. Using Stumptown Coffee plus teas by Steven Smith Teamaker, this café offers many tasty drinks, including salted caramel latte, chili mocha, cardamom latte, and the ever-popular lavender latte. If hunger strikes, Symposium also offers some light snacks, such as the turkey, ham, and cheese croissant sandwich with sweet-hot mustard, tomato, onion, and lettuce, the veggie salad, and the wrap with choice of meat or vegetables.
Symposium, 12345 SW Main St., Tigard, OR, USA, +1 971 246 5617
Taco Del Sol
Taco Del Sol entices customers every day with its authentic Mexican cuisine. Another budget-friendly option, this casual place features a friendly atmosphere plus a menu with plenty of choices. The wet burrito with rice, beans, ranchera sauce, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, plus choice of meat, which can include chicken, shredded beef, or shrimp to name a few, the taco plate with choice of meat, lettuce, sour cream, tomato, rice, and beans, and the carne asada are all good options. A selection of specialty drinks, including Mexican sodas, is available as well.
Taco Del Sol, 13165 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard, OR, USA, +1 503 601 4123