There is a lot of buzz in Portland this weekend surrounding its inaugural Feast Portland Food & Drink Festival, which showcases Portland’s culinary scene. While foodies are paying up to $175 a pop for the experience, those looking for excellent eats can find solace right here in Oregon’s Washington County.
Locals–as well as restaurant critics–regard Washington County as having some amazing ethnic cuisine, from Beaverton’s Korean BBQ restaurants to local eateries serving dishes from northern and southern India.
Starting to gain prominence in the local culinary scene are local Salvadoran restaurants, such as Gloria’s Secret Cafe, tucked away in a charming Beaverton downtown historic district. This not-so-secret-anymore gem has received raves on review sites, such as Yelp and TripAdvisor, as well as from local food critics. Other favorites from south of the border include The Tamale House and Sanchez Taqueria y Pandaeria, both in Tigard.
When it comes to sushi, Syun Izakaya, located in downtown Hillsboro, has long been considered to be among the best in the region, and has earned continual praise from casual diners, as well as local foodies. Another highly-praised restaurant is Beaverton’s decarli, a popular Italian eatery with an extensive wine and drink menu. Finally, the venerable Hall St. Grill, also in Beaverton, is a mainstay for diners looking for an upscale restaurant, and serves a variety of Pacific Northwest cuisine, such as seafood, pork, beef and vegetarian dishes.
So for a memorable, mouth-watering dining experience, feast at Oregon’s Washington County restaurants this weekend, or any day of the year. For a list of more restaurants in Washington County, visit our website.