As the pandemic rages on and misinformation continues to spread, a severe spike in violence and racism against Asian Americans has permeated the United States. Many Asian American businesses are shutting down, workers are being harassed, and storefronts are being vandalized.
Last month, The Beacon reported on the ways that anti-Asian hate crimes have affected UP’s Asian student population. Now, we’ve compiled a list of UP students’ favorite Asian American-owned businesses and restaurants to support in Portland.
Kenny’s Noodle House
Kenny’s Noodle House, located on SE Powell Boulevard, serves authentic Cantonese food. Kenny’s Noodle House is highly rated on Yelp, and most people recommend the Wonton soup. If you’re hoping to avoid dining in during COVID-19, it’s available for takeout.
Thien Hoang Vietnamese & Chinese Restaurant
Also on SE Powell Boulevard, Thien Hoang is the spot for traditional Vietnamese foods. Thien Hoang is available for delivery on Grubhub, and the pepper salted squid is especially popular.
Closer to UP, Bong Teriyaki on N Lombard Street is a Japanese restaurant offering gyoza, yakisoba, and tons of other delicious foods. It’s available for delivery on Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and DoorDash.
Bahn Mi Up
Also on N Lombard in St. John’s, Bahn Mi Up is a popular spot for Vietnamese food close to campus. They offer delicious vegan sauces and other Asian fusion foods which are available for takeout or delivery on Postmates, Grubhub, and Seamless.
Hong Phat and Vieng Lao markets
Feeling like getting out of the house? Vieng Lao Market on N Killingsworth Street and Hong Phat Market on SE 82nd Avenue and NE Prescott Street are two Asian grocery stores to visit if you’re wanting to make your own meals. Vieng Lao is great for Vietnamese meals, and Hong Phat is best for Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine.
Looking for dessert? Lanvin Bakery on NE Brazee Street is an Asian-owned bakery with French pastries and desserts. It’s available for takeout, but not for delivery or dine-in.
If you’re vegan, Mama Dut on SE Morrison Street serves excellent vegan Vietnamese foods. Order for delivery or takeout on their website.
Though not local to Portland, Cocokind is a women-owned Asian beauty brand. They offer a wide range of skincare and beauty products and also work towards sustainability in their production. Their products can be found on their website.
Sadie Wuertz is a reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at email@example.com.