Extend Your Anti-Racism to Your Wallet

Asian-Owned Businesses to Support in Portland

By Sadie Wuertz | April 11, 2021 7:23pm

Many Asian American businesses across the country are shutting down as a result of the pandemic and growing racism against Asian Americans. The Beacon curated a list of Asian-owned Portland businesses for UP community members to support.

Canva graphic by Molly Lowney.

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. 

H.K Cafe

Located on SE 82nd Avenue, H.K Cafe is another great option for Cantonese food, especially if you’re craving dim sum. H.K Cafe is available for takeout and delivery through Grubhub.

Bong Teriyaki

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. 

Lanvin Bakery

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.

Ding Tea

Ding Tea on SE Woodstock Boulevard is your spot when you’re craving boba. Offering tons of different delicious milk teas, Ding Tea is available for takeout and delivery on Postmates and Doordash

Bing Mi

Located on NW 23rd Place, Bing Mi is a highly-rated food truck serving Jian Bing, a traditional Chinese crepe. Stop by for breakfast or lunch, or order delivery on Grubhub and Postmates

Mama Dut

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 wuertz22@up.edu.