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“Many excellent vegetarian options and great soup”
Review of Shandong

Shandong
Ranked #589 of 4,341 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Many excellent vegetarian options and great soup”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The dry sauteed asparagus was a nice change to the green beans I order at other restaurants. Wilted spinach and garlic was perfectly cooked (not slimy!) The braised eggplant was tasty and not too hot as requested. The sizzling rice soup with chicken & shrimp was just the dish for a cold and rainy evening. Clear and light broth; they substituted tofu for the chicken and shrimp. It was delicious. 3 of us shared a large portion. The only dish we didn't care for was the cherry tofu- the sauce was cloyingly sweet and the fried tofu was really chewy.
It isn't inexpensive, but was fairly pricedANd there was plenty of food.
Downsides: The parking is just awful, and the line was long. It took 25 minutes to be seated even though we arrived early for our reservation.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better than China”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Shandong is the best Chinese restaurant in town Parking is a pain, but if you can find a spot on the street near the restaurant, then you are in for a tasty treat. The servings are generous, so be cautious as to how much you order, unless you want to take it home. Doh! What an idea! Service is good with personnel that has a personality.

  • Visited February 2014
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“YUMMY”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We arrived in Portland on a RV road trip and meeting a friend here, her air bnb suggested, Shandong, we had Shandong beef, flavorful and finger licking good, also spice dry chicken, very good, also hubby had a dish for a gluten free eater, they were very happy to help with suggestions. Our waitress couldn't be nicer, she had just gotten back from vacation.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cathedral City, California
Level 6 Contributor
272 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Get there early”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

This place is always full - so you know it has the best Chinese in Portland. Get there early enough to be ahead of the crowd and get the 5 PM happy hour prices. About the time happy hour is over there will be a long wait for either a table or takeout.
Pot stickers and Spring rolls are inexpensive and great coupled with some ginger infused vodka drinks.
For the main dish you will find that the sauce for each dish is unique and the portions large enough to share. Rice is extra for only a small amount.

  • Visited January 2014
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Salem, Oregon, United States
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“best in portland”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Simply the best Chinese food in portland. Northern Chinese, elegant simple. We went there after my wedding and have taken many out of town guests. Never disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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