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Dragonwell Bistro

) #343 of 3,458 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
+1 503-224-0800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner prior to the symphony and enjoyed our meal. The service was great and the food was very good. The duck was particularly good.

Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a few days to attend a med convention. I was riding the red train from downtown to the Oregon Convention Center when I looked up and saw the logo of the dragon. Dragonwell named after a famous tea from Hangzhou, China....More

Thank goplace42
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the tofu and dumplings which both were delicious. My husband had the Mongolian beef and really enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly. Nice atmosphere.

Thank OrchiceaPamela919
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited in the summer and thought it was the best Chinese we had ever eaten. This time, came back with the whole family and we weren't disappointed. We all had something different and there wasn't a single plate we didn't love. The size was...More

Reviewed March 19, 2017

Modern vibe, prompt service, fresh Chinese. Lovely sauteed dry string beans. All the food looked nice coming out of the kitchen. Good place for a quick business lunch.

Thank BaddMonkey
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

We have been challenged in the past finding good Chinese food. We enjoyed our lunch at Dragonwell a lot. The Bloody Mary was very tasty. We split a few dishes and the fried eggplant was our favorite. It got very busy during lunch on a...More

Thank rainisfine
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We had mapo tofu w/ no pork (which is difficult to get in a non vegetarian restaurant), tofu with broccoli, vegetarian fried rice and soup for appetizers. My hot and sour soup was just right and the kids liked the egg drop soup. The location...More

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent! Their famous dumplings were amazing as was the green bean dish. The crisply rice noodles filled with shrimp & pork was also delicious. We plan to return.

Thank mgumpenberger
Reviewed September 30, 2016

The pity for this place is that at least at night it is located in an area which is not very attractive. everything is closed down, a few junkies around. Consequence the place, quite large, is empty an,d in itself is not very attractive. This...More

Thank Francois L
Reviewed September 27, 2016

The highlight of the meal is the soup dumplings which you need to order right away because they take 10 minutes. Great to get this done before ordering the rest of your meal. They come with a special sauce which MAKES them - don't eat...More

Thank Pdxgirl2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
    (SW Yamhill)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently next to the SW Yamhill Max Station in Downtown Portland
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-224-0800
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Dragonwell Bistro is centrally located in Downtown Portland at SW 1st and Yamhill by next to the MAX Yamhill Station. If you dare, come inside and take a look, this is not your ordinary Chinese Restaurant. when you walk in, you will be greeted with an Upscale Bistro with high ceilings and a full spacious bar along with the Newer decorations Owner Jack Brought back from China. The smell of the food will make you want to sit down, and one taste of any of their popular dishes some of which was brought back by Jack from the 20 years of travelling in China. will keep you coming back time after time. If you are a visit, be sure to flag Jack down to give you some suggested place to go, as he grew up here in Portland but have live in Portland, San Francisco, LA, New York and Asia for the past 20 years. We love visitors, from all over!!