7 of Portland's best spots to get the most delicious dumplings ever

Nov 20 2019, 6:00 am

Nothing quite hits the spot like a steaming plate of dumplings on a cold winter evening. But no matter what time of the year it is, these little stuffed pockets that come steamed, pan-fried or deep-fried, remind us that happiness is found in the little things.

We’ve put together a handy dandy guide on where you can find the most delicious dumplings in the city, so the next time you’re on the prowl for the perfect dumplings you know exactly where to go.

Whether it’s luscious Chinese soup dumplings, fluffy Nepalese momos, or crispy Japanese gyozas, we’ve got you covered fam.

HK Cafe


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HK Cafe is a staple when it comes to the world of dumplings. Known for their modern interpretations of traditional Chinese dishes, HK Cafe has something of a cult-like status for their dim sum. From classic steamed shrimp Shu Mai and Har Gow, to fried taro dumplings and lobster balls, HK Cafe has something for everybody.

Address: 4410 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-771-8866


Wei Wei – A Taste Of Taiwan


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This cozy, family-owned establishment specializes in handmade dumplings, and noodles, and is an ode of sorts to the owners’ Taiwanese roots and history. Their pan fried dumplings are absolutely delicious and stuffed generously with tender minced pork that melts in your mouth. You seriously need to visit this place asap.

Address: 7835 SE 13th Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-946-1732

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Soup dumplings are the star of the culinary show that takes place at XLB. The restaurants non-nonsense and passionate dedication approach to their craft, means that their dumplings are out of this world. Shrimp wontons, chicken and cabbage dumplings, tofu and shiitake dumplings, and popcorn chicken bites are some popular choices. But their soup dumplings or Xiao Long Bao are what you really want to go for. Artfully pleated dough is stuffed with ginger and garlic seasoned pork filling and a fragrant pork broth, all of which burst in your mouth in an orchestra of flavour.

Address: 4090 N Williams Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-841-5373

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Chin’s Kitchen


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Chin’s Kitchen doesn’t play around when it comes to dumplings. Their Northeastern style Chinese dumplings are a perfect mixture of dough and juicy meat and vegetable fillings. The restaurant has generous portion sizes at good prices, which makes a trip down to Chin’s all the more worth it. Our personal favorite is the seafood dumplings, a plate of juicy parcels of shrimp, eggs, and Chinese leeks all encased in perfectly pleated doughy wrappers.

Address: 4126 NE Broadway Street, Portland
Phone: 503-281-1203

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No dumpling list is complete without Japanese gyozas. Here at Mirakutei, the gyozas serve as a heady complement to their extensive offerings of belly warming, soul-satisfying ramen, and fresh sushi. The chewy dough exterior is wrapped lovingly around seasoned pork and vegetables, and is one of the highlights of the menu, alongside the eggplant tempura and grilled salmon skewers.

Address: 536 E Burnside Street, Portland
Phone: 503-467-7501

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Sherpa Kitchen


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Nepali dumplings, or momos, are often left out of the conversation when it comes to dumplings. Which is a pity, because momos are pretty darn phenomenal. Nestled between India and Tibet, and influenced by the flavours of those regions, momos are a very popular dish in Nepal. You’ll see why at Sherpa Kitchen with just one bite of their tender beef momos. Also try their vegetable momos stuffed with tofu, peas, and cabbage.

Address: 930 SE Oak Street, Portland
Phone: 503-957-1896


Ocean City Seafood Restaurant


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Ocean City Seafood Restaurant is a family-style establishment, and offers some of the best dim sum in the city. Their freshly made dim sum is perfectly complemented by their other menu offerings, including congee, noodles, rice, and steamed buns. Our personal favorites include their scallop dumplings, deep fried shrimp dumplings, and their mixed fungus dumplings.

Address: 3016 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-771-2299