From small, independent establishments to national chains, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to necessitate an evolution in operations. Many restaurants have closed their doors but left their kitchens open in an effort to focus solely on providing meals to those on the front lines, underserved communities and children who now won’t see the inside of a cafeteria until the fall at the earliest. Others remain open to the public, but rely on takeout and the gig economy in the form of GrubHub, DoorDash and the like to drive revenue and maintain staff.
The following roundup focuses on restaurants in three dense westside suburban centers — Tigard, Beaverton, and Hillsboro — offering meals for takeout and/or delivery. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, and will be updated regularly with new options. For even more takeout and delivery options, there’s also a comprehensive neighborhood-by-neighborhood Portland guide, plus vegan-and-vegetarian, pizza, and grocery roundups.
Nearly 40 years in the smoking meat business, Buster’s meat-and-three-style barbecue holds well in a to-go container. Pork spare ribs, smoked turkey, hot link, and the all-meat Texas-style chili will make for a nice backyard picnic as the spring weather improves. While they don’t offer online orders, call (503) 452-8384 to pick up or order delivery via UberEats.
This classic diner on Pacific Highway was built for families and long-haul truckers alike. The entire menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, is available for takeout and delivery via Grubhub. The restaurant is also slinging “family packs” in the form of hefty chicken pot pies and lasagna. No one should sleep on the dessert pies, as it is a pie house, after all.
Pizza delivery is an obvious choice during quarantine, and these pies arrive hot thanks to the ovens in the company’s vehicles. These are nostalgic, after-teeball pizzas, providing a independent restaurant alternative to the national chains.
This Seattle favorite is new to the Rose City and was entertaining lines around the building before the pandemic reared its ugly head. Available in original or spicy, the massive menu comes in all shapes and sizes, with sides like mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy. The move is to order some extra rolls for a midnight snack, available for takeout or delivery via DoorDash.
Specializing in Tori Paitan broth — a chicken-based soup with a creamy finish — Mugen Noodle Bar broke out on to the local ramen scene in the spring of last year, creating a significant buzz in Tigard and beyond. Grab a few bowls of ramen, or perhaps some appetizers like takoyaki or potato-corn croquettes, to go or order delivery via GrubHub.
Parked outside a convenience store at the busy interaction of SW Hall and Allen Blvd., this taco stand is ideal for hardcore carnitas and pastor. The burritos are massive, and the two-biter tacos are best ordered by the rounds of four. Order for takeout at 5970 SW Hall Blvd.
Heralded as a premier Sichuan cuisine destination in the Portland metro area, the Beaverton spot continues to serve Chinese-American classics like Mongolian beef and orange chicken, as well as Sichuan staples like hot pots and dry-cooked pork intestines. Takeout and delivery are available via Postmates and GrubHub. Taste of Sichuan is best enjoyed by heat seekers, so those who can’t handle spice should look elsewhere.
Despite the fact it’s been around since 2018, locals are still celebrating this smoked chicken shop’s downtown Beaverton location to this day. Both lunch and dinner are available for pickup and delivery via Caviar, as well as whole bottles of their Alabama White Gold BBQ sauce. You can slather that stuff on anything.
Once a centerpiece of the downtown Portland Alder Street Food Cart Pod, the team’s restaurant remains a contender as a top Hawaiian spot in greater Portland. The 808 fried chicken is no joke, and the short ribs are a standout, especially when paired with a scoop of mac salad with the ideal dose of mayo. 808 Grinds in Cedar Mill is a heavy-hitter in the social distancing takeout roster. Delivery available via UberEats.
Detroit-style pan pizza finally arrived in the suburbs thanks to one of Portland’s most notable craft brewers. The pies range from standards like pepperoni to the luxe options like the Moby Dick pie, which comes with a truffle cream sauce base. Call (971) 249-3737 for pickup orders, an opportunity to grab a few cans of beer. Order delivery from Postmates or DoorDash.
The sibling restaurant to Top Burmese, Bistro Royale is offering both takeout and delivery from its new Beaverton locale. The menu’s top hits include the restaurant’s tea leaf salads, curries, and samosas. Call (503) 746-4563 to place an order, or find them on Caviar, GrubHub, DoorDash, or Postmates.
This popular ramen shop known for its temomi noodle bowls is open for takeout and delivery, The restaurant recommends customers ask for their noodles “uncooked,” to make them at home; that way, the noodles don’t bloat or get soggy. Call (503) 605-1688 to order, or get delivery through Postmates.
This ramen shop and izakaya is open for takeout orders, including its korokke, agedashi tofu, and various noodle soups. Call (503) 350-1801 to place an order for lunch or dinner.
This Taiwanese cafe is a standout throughout the greater Portland area, with quintessential Taiwanese dishes like beef noodle soup, pork rice (both fried chop and minced pork), and bao — not to mention salty soy milk. Order takeout by calling (503) 206-5576.
Vietnamese classic Tan Tan Cafe & Delicatessen — known for its pho, banh mi, and other classic dishes — is open for takeout and delivery through Postmates.
This butcher shop is a smart spot to pick up some groceries for curbside pickup, but the shop’s cafe is also open for takeout sandwiches like french dip and reubens. Customers can order online or call (503) 533-0624.
Hillsboro residents craving pho, bun bo hue, or Vietnamese iced coffee can order takeout or delivery from Vivi’s. Health care workers can get a free meal at Vivi’s every Wednesday in April, as long as they have their work badge.
This Persian and Lebanese restaurant is offering its flatbreads, kabobs, and mezze for takeout or delivery, with online ordering options for both. The real move is to go for some of the harder-to-find dishes, like the mirza ghasemi, an Iranian eggplant dish with egg and tomato.
Maharaja is offering killer Indian takeout, including favorites like samosas, chicken tikka masala, and lamb rogan josh. See the full menu on its Facebook page and call (503) 214-4858 to place an order for lunch or dinner.
Another Indian restaurant, Chaat Cafe is more specialized on halal, Indian-Pakistani fare, including a variety of chaat, biryani, and naan wraps. Call (503) 681-3007 to order pickup, or order through UberEats for delivery.
This neighborhood standby for Chinese American classics has its own ordering site for in-house delivery or takeout. Customers can find staples like lo mein, kung pao chicken, and General Tso’s chicken.
This Hillsboro spot is offering plate lunches, breakfasts like biscuits and gravy, and large-format “family meals” that feed four. Order online for curbside pickup or delivery within a five-mile radius of the restaurant.