Portland’s Mind-Blowing Vietnamese Restaurants and Food Carts

With restaurants like HA & VL gaining national attention and neighborhood pho-centric hotspots raking in locals, Portland’s Vietnamese scene continues to thrive, serving up steaming dishes filled with the fragrance of star anise and lemongrass, kissed with the brightness of fresh basil and lime. In recent years, several immigrant and first-generation-owned Vietnamese restaurants and carts have broadened and stretched Portland’s selection of Vietnamese food to include things like jackfruit banh mi, pork served with woven sheets of rice noodles, cardamom-infused iced coffee, and sweet-and-porky thit kho. Even so, those restaurants and carts proudly stand alongside the delis, noodle shops, and bakeries that have been grilling, braising, and baking for

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