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Tasting East

909 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
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Ranked #326 of 3,545 restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: TASTING EAST is a tasting experience of flavor, aroma, delicious taste [umai mi] and culinary exploration of Far East street plates. In TE:bar our Street Plate menu features many dishes with specially sourced ingredients, and all are filled with foolish deliciousness [bakuma].
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: TASTING EAST is a tasting experience of flavor, aroma, delicious taste [umai mi] and culinary exploration of Far East street plates. In TE:bar our Street Plate menu features many dishes with specially sourced ingredients, and all are filled with foolish deliciousness [bakuma].
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This restaurant closed in the past few months. We went there as it was in a great location across from Director's park. Too Bad.

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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stopped by for a quick lunch while visiting Portland on business. I had Pad Thai, which was so fresh and tasty. The service was great and the dining area was bright and friendly with windows to the street on two sides. A great place for a quick bite. I noticed that several local people were meeting friends there, which... More

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Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We originally went for dinner, but ended up there for happy hour. The menu is extensive for happy hour and our choices were delicious. Beef pancake, street cauliflower, miso soup and the salmon that was somewhat like a Chinese ceviche. Our waitperson was very patient to explain the menu to us. The blend of flavors in each dish was a... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I think it a bit strange to have an Asian style restaurant attached to a large hotel. The atmosphere in the restaurant is fine for a casual lunch, but I would not want to eat here if it was a special occassion. On the other hand, the food was really good. I had the Seafood Congee - delicious!

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Vancouver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I was staying at the Paramount Hotel which is attached to Tasting East. I don't usually have high expectations of any "hotel restaurants" but the food her was very tasty! The only downer was that one evening when we were having a few drinks the waitress was not very knowledgeable about the brands of liquor and my "Manhattan straight up"... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

I had seafood congee from the breakfast menu. It was wonderful. Congee is a rice soup that is prepared with many possible fillings. The congee I chose was filled with a lot of different shellfish (without shells) and a softly prepared egg. I am a congee fan back home in NYC but I wish it would be more like the... More

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Tasting East has delicious, clean-tasting Asian food. The sauces are very light and flavorful. It is located in the The Paramount Hotel where I stayed and it was easy to order food to be taken to my room, as well as eat in the restaurant. The Tom Yum soup was very good, flavorful and spicey, but needed more veggies. The... More

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Checked into the Paramount and were very hungry. Just went to the closest place which was TE and had a wonderful meal

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Amarillo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food is so fresh, and the creations are wonderful. We had the green bean appetizer and the mango spring rolls. I wish I could create all of this at home - so good!!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Most days took over 20 minutes for order to arrive. Servers went back to kitchen for EACH item. Last day had same number of servers and guest but order came in 5 minutes.

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