Welcome to the culinary paradise that is Tigard, Oregon!
My journey through the diverse and vibrant food scene of this city has been nothing short of a gastronomic adventure.
From cozy little diners that serve up warm comfort food to elegant restaurants offering gourmet fare, Tigard has something to delight every palate.
Every meal here, in this place I call home, has the power to create a memory; every bite tells a story.
So, come join me as we embark on this flavorful expedition and discover the best restaurants in Tigard, Oregon.
Immerse yourself in this food lover's dream, where local ingredients meet global flavors, and each dish is a testament to the city's love for good food.
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and fuel your passion for food!
Our aim is not just to guide you to popular eateries but to encourage you to venture out and experience the city's diverse culinary landscape for yourself
Hina’s Island Grindz and Catering
Hina’s Island Grindz and Catering is a Tigard gem.
Right from the moment I step out of my car, the aromatic smells from this place pull me in like a magnet.
My first encounter with their menu was the chicharron chicken, and boy, was it a hit!
The flavors burst in my mouth and made me instantly crave more.
The portions they serve are more than just generous.
They're an open invitation to keep coming back for more of their delicious offerings.
One thing that sets Hina’s apart is the warm and welcoming people running the place.
It’s not just about the food here; it’s about the entire experience.
The smiles that greet you when you walk up to the order window, the friendly chit-chat while they prepare your food, it all adds to the charm of this local favorite.
I've since then tried the chicken katsu and the hurricane chicken, and both have left me in a delightful food coma.
The chicken katsu is hands down the most flavorful I’ve had, and the hurricane chicken, with its spicy Mayo and furikake topping, is a perfect blend of flavors that tickles the taste buds.
Craving for an authentic Peruvian meal?
Look no further, FOGON Criollo is the place to be.
Last weekend, I decided to give this place a try after hearing all the rave reviews.
The moment I entered, I was greeted with a warm welcome that made me feel like a guest in their home.
The service was fast, and the food was nothing short of fantastic.
The portions were generous, and the prices were fair, considering the quality and quantity of food.
My first pick from the menu was their classic half-rotisserie chicken - it was moist and delicious with a perfectly crispy skin.
The chicken was seasoned to perfection, and the green and yellow sauces added an extra zing to the dish.
I also tried their refreshing Chicha drink, which was homemade and provided the perfect accompaniment to the meal.
On a dare, I gave the Goat special and the ceviche a shot.
It turned out to be the best decision - I'd even go as far as to say they are the best dishes in the Beaverton area.
In a true Peruvian fashion, I couldn’t resist ordering the classic Inca Cola.
Each sip transported me back to the vibrant streets of Lima.
The experience was simply remarkable and the food, flavorful with a home-cooked feel.
"Life is too short for average food" that's my motto, and one spot that exemplifies this sentiment is Zeno's Fusion.
This newly opened gem, tucked away on Hwy 99 next to Tigard Bowl, offers a blend of Mediterranean and Greek fusion that is a delightful treat for the taste buds.
One of the things that make Zeno's stand out is its unique, bold menu.
On my first trip, I was like a kid in a candy store, wanting to try every item.
And, let me tell you, every single dish was a revelation.
The Chris Cross Burger, specifically, is a must-try.
The sauce was simply delectable, the portions generous, and the flavor profile was spot on.
Moreover, the beer-battered fries and dolmas were downright heavenly.
One thing I have to mention is their Zeus burger, a lamb burger that is as hefty as it is flavorful.
I ordered it with tzatziki as the sauce on the burger and Zeno’s spicy sauce on the side - a combination that left me yearning for more.
Zeno’s also has an option of lumpia, dolmas, and orzo salad, making the menu versatile and catering to different preferences.
El Jefe Mexican Grill
Picture this: It's 9 am, and most restaurants are just opening their doors.
But here at El Jefe Mexican Grill in Tigard, they're already firing up the grill, preparing to serve their entire menu.
Imagine sinking your teeth into their succulent Birria tacos as the tender and flavorful meat just melts in your mouth.
The accompanying consome is a delight, complementing the tacos perfectly.
Oh, and don't get me started on the Papas Enchiladas!
Imagine crispy fries doused in a tangy buffalo sauce and crowned with perfectly seasoned carne asada.
If you're more of a burrito person, the Burrito Supreme is a must-try.
It's a hearty bundle of joy wrapped in a warm tortilla, brimming with grilled chicken, rice, beans, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lettuce, and sour cream.
And let's talk about that chicken.
Grilled to perfection and seasoned just right, it keeps you coming back for more.
Be it in a burrito, on nachos, or just by itself; there's no denying the chicken here is a star.
Mugen Noodle Bar
One of my guilty pleasures is savoring the rich broth and delightful ramen at Mugen Noodle Bar.
Nestled in a small strip mall at the corner of Scholls Ferry Rd & Nimbus, this compact gem offers an authentic "yatai" feel and a tantalizing taste of Japanese cuisine right in my city.
The place, though small, always bustles with energy, especially during peak hours.
The compactness of the space actually adds to its charm, creating a cozy, comforting atmosphere that's perfect for enjoying a warm bowl of ramen.
What keeps me coming back, though, is the food.
If you're lucky enough to grab a seat on their countertop, you're in for a real treat.
Their takoyaki, filled with generous chunks of octopus tentacles, tastes divine.
The ramen, with a broth so rich and flavorful, never fails to satisfy my cravings.
One of my recent indulgences was their calamari, reminding me of the ones I've had in the Bay Area.
One step inside Sushi Ki-ichi, and you're instantly transported to Japan - no plane ticket necessary!
This unpretentious eatery is a haven for sushi lovers in the heart of Portland and has quickly become my personal favorite.
Few places in the city rival the culinary experience that Sushi Ki-ichi offers.
From the fresh fish that melts in your mouth to the traditional Japanese sushi, noodle soups, and rice bowls on their menu, every meal here is a testament to the authenticity of Japanese cuisine.
Don't even get me started on the dessert coffee jelly; it's sublime, even better than what I've tasted in Japan!
But it doesn't stop at just the food.
The prices are surprisingly reasonable for the sheer quality they serve.
A considerable feast of nigiri for two hardly comes to around $70 - a steal deal, in my opinion.
And for those who fancy themselves as sushi connoisseurs, you'd be impressed by the range of nigiri options available - from medium to extra fatty toro, they've got it all.
The sweet shrimp with the fried head is a personal favorite, followed by a soothing scoop of green tea ice cream for dessert.
It's a gastronomic journey that never gets old.
The location is convenient, with ample parking space, flanked by a cell phone store and a late-night massage parlor.
W&G: A Delicious Dish Cafe
"No day starts without a hearty breakfast, and for me, the best spot in the city has always been W&G: A Delicious Dish.
This coffeehouse's charm doesn't merely fall to its unique espresso blends or locally sourced eats - it's the overall experience that leaves an impression.
From the moment you walk in, it feels homely.
The ambiance is comfortable, and there's always the option to enjoy your meal on their outdoor patio if the weather permits.
Despite being a non-profit venture, W&G never compromises on the quality of their offerings.
While their menu may not be extensive, it's carefully crafted.
I usually go for their waffles - always fluffy and golden, served warm straight off the griddle, pure bliss.
If you have a sweet tooth, the fig and clove latte is a must-try.
It is not just a coffee but an experience that will keep you longing for more.
Lugano Cafe & Catering
One morning, I was on my way to Tualatin and stumbled upon a charming eatery - Lugano Cafe & Catering.
I decided to stop by and was pleasantly surprised by their unique breakfast offerings.
Sometimes, a break from the regular scrambled eggs and bacon can be quite refreshing!
I enjoyed the breakfast so much that their lunch menu had me already planning my next visit.
The ordering process was simple and efficient - order at the counter, get an assigned table, and, voila, delicious food on your table!
The cafe, while primarily serving breakfast and lunch, has a welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.
On another visit, I was thrilled to find the cafe conveniently located near the BridgePort Mall.
I indulged in an egg nog latte and shared a peach and blueberry scone with a friend - a delightful treat!
The freshness of the ingredients was noticeable, and the quick delivery of our meal was a bonus.
I'm looking forward to exploring other menu options on my upcoming visits.
Recently, I met a friend for breakfast at Lugano and we both opted for the veggie scramble.
Let me tell you, it was absolutely delicious!
Who would have thought that the culinary delicacy from France would find a special place in the heart of Oregon?
Yes, I'm talking about my all-time favorite spot, Boom Crepes.
What's not to love about these delicate, versatile pancakes that can be dressed up sweet or savory?
My love affair with Boom Crepes started when I tried their #25 - the Veggie Crepe.
As a person who's always inclined towards sweet crepes, this veggie crepe was a game changer.
The unique fusion of crunchy cheese with avocado and pesto sauce was nothing short of heaven on my palate.
The burst of flavors coming from the sweet and savory crepes made me realize that these delightful thin pancakes could be enjoyed as a main dish or a dessert.
One of the crepes that has left an indelible impression on me is the unique combination of avocado and salmon.
This nutrient-rich crepe, followed by a sweet crepe filled with strawberries and ice cream, makes for the perfect dinner-dessert duo.
Although I must admit, I miss having a cozy nook to sit and savor these delightful treats.
The lack of tables is a bit of a downer, but the tantalizing flavors more than makeup for it.
Boom Crepes can get quite busy, but trust me; it's worth the wait.
The place might be a little tight with many customers, but the hustle-bustle adds to the charm.
Another favorite of mine is the Salmon King, a bright and earthy crepe that will surely tantalize your taste buds.
I'm also intrigued by the idea of having fish in my crepe instead of the usual lunch meat.
La Real Taqueria
You know that feeling when you stumble across a place that makes you rethink your favorite food?
That's what happened to me with La Real Taqueria, an authentic and vibrant Mexican eatery located right here on the Westside.
Its modern, bright-colored atmosphere is as captivating as its menu.
Imagine biting into the best Al Pastor you've ever tasted.
It's juicy and flavorful and lets you experience a whole new level of deliciousness.
That's exactly what La Real Taqueria offers, along with their excellent customer service and fast service.
It's become my go-to spot for Mexican food, and I can confidently say it's the best on the Westside.
What's even better?
The food here isn't just good—it's incredibly fresh.
I remember walking up to the window shortly after they opened with only one person ahead of me.
Within 10 minutes, hot and freshly made food was ready to devour.
I tried the chorizo breakfast burrito, the quesa birria tacos, and the chicken tacos.
Each bite was a burst of flavors that left me wanting more.
Also, the generous garnish of onions and cilantro—oh, the flavor!
But if you're someone who doesn't enjoy onions and cilantro, don't worry; they've got you covered as well.
My partner tried their birria tacos, and he absolutely loved it!
On another visit, I tried the Pizzadilla with asada filling.
The delicious filling paired with the equally good side sauce was simply outstanding.
Tong Thai Restaurant
Ah, the delight of discovering a hidden gem in your own backyard.
I'm talking about the Tong Thai Restaurant, a bona fide oasis of authentic Thai cuisine nestled in the heart of Tigard.
I have had the pleasure of visiting their quaint establishment numerous times, and each visit is a treat for the senses.
The moment you step through the doors, you are welcomed by the warmth of a family-owned operation.
Simplicity meets comfort here, and you can find the family's treasured curry, noodle, and rice recipes served in a cozy, unpretentious setting.
For those curious about the food, here's a hint: prepare for a Thai culinary journey.
I once ordered the Avocado Shrimp Green Curry, and it was nothing short of perfection.
Paired with their Coconut Tofu & Fresh Tofu rolls - well, my taste buds were singing praises for the rest of the night.
One thing I must mention is the Tom Kah soup, an absolute delight with deep, balanced flavors.
And while some might find the Massamun Curry and Garlic Supreme a bit on the bland side, I assure you, the overall experience does more than make up for it.
Moonlight Grill & Deli
"Got a taste for the exotic without the time or budget for a flight?
Well, you've come to the right place.
Hidden away in the heart of Tigard is a gem of a restaurant that serves up a taste of the Middle East right here in our city- the Moonlight Grill & Deli.
From the moment I stepped into the place, I was captivated.
The aroma of deliciously spiced Middle Eastern delicacies enveloped me, promising an epicurean adventure I was eager to embark on.
The Moonlight Grill & Deli is far more than just a restaurant - it's a place where cultures and communities come together to share in the joy of food.
Their gracious hospitality, coupled with the authenticity and quality of the food served, makes every meal a memorable experience.
The lamb and beef kebabs, succulent and full of flavor, are hands down some of the best I've ever had.
And their falafel?
Each piece is crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and just exploding with flavor.
They even customized my order to meet my particular dietary preferences, ensuring every bite was a delight.
Even beyond the delicacies, their tea is an experience on its own.
Aromatic and invigorating, it's the perfect compliment to their hearty meals.
Of course, the highlight of the place is not just the food but also its affordability - high-quality, halal food at prices that won’t break the bank.
And if you're as captivated by their food as I am, you're in luck.
Right next door to the restaurant is a halal grocery store that sells outstanding meats and new flavors for your own kitchen.
It’s like a little piece of the Middle East right here in Tigard.
Who says you can't re-live your childhood with every bite of pizza?
At Pizza Caboose, you're transported back to simpler times, surrounded by the eclectic train-themed interior.
The charm of this family-friendly pizzeria lies not only in its unique decor but equally in its mouthwatering pies.
Let me tell you, their pizza is a unique experience.
The deep-dish crust is light and fluffy, generously loaded with a variety of toppings.
It's a pizza lover's dream come true.
But it's not just the pizza that you should try - their potato spears are criminally addictive, a perfect appetizer to whet your appetite for the main course.
You'd think I come here just for the food, but the truth is, I love the cozy atmosphere as much as the delicious eats.
There's just something about the train-themed decor that transports me back to my childhood, making every meal an enjoyable journey.
Other Restaurants Nearby
Last weekend, I found myself stepping into an aromatic world at Halal Brother.
The moment I stepped through the door, the fragrant spices welcomed me, enticing me to explore more.
This place isn't just a restaurant; it's a haven for food lovers, offering a plethora of spices, snacks, and even frozen food.
The store also boasts a collection of beautiful rugs, towels, cups, and what looked like handmade bowls, all available at very reasonable prices.
My meal was a memorable one, starting with their beef shawarma.
It was toasted to perfection, the meat so tender it melted in your mouth, and the sauce packed with flavor.
The food arrived hot and fresh, straight from the kitchen to the table.
On another visit, I opted for a healthier choice and chose two vegetarian meals.
The dynamite was an explosion of taste, and I washed it down with their boxed juices - guava and mango.
Each sip was a burst of tropical flavor, refreshing and sweet.
Lucky Cat Ramen
Ever wondered where the best ramen in the city is hiding?
Look no further than Lucky Cat Ramen!
Tucked away in the bustling HMart in Tigard, this little gem is the perfect spot to satiate your cravings for a steamy bowl of authentic ramen.
They were always ready to help with menu suggestions for anyone unfamiliar with the options.
The minimalistic bar seating adds a nice touch to the place.
The simple act of slurping noodles off wooden chopsticks somehow amplifies the whole dining experience.
Speaking of the food, it is nothing short of amazing.
The piping hot bowl of ramen with its deeply flavored broth is not just a meal but an experience in itself.
The tonkatsu broth might not be everyone's cup of tea, but for me, it was like a warm hug in a bowl.
And let's not forget their tempura shrimp and gyoza!
The tempura was the best I'd ever had, perfectly crispy on the outside while maintaining the softness of the shrimp inside.
The gyoza was cooked to perfection, with a beautiful blend of flavors that had me going back for more.
The best part?
They also have vegan and vegetarian options, making it a great spot for diners of all preferences.
Just the other day, I decided to mix up my lunch routine and treat myself to some good old BBQ at Smoke Squad.
This barbecue joint is a hidden gem nestled in our community, a place where the scent of smoked meats wafts through the air and tantalizes your senses even before you set foot inside.
I chose the smoked brisket sandwich, a staple that Smoke Squad prides itself on.
It did not disappoint.
I was rewarded with juicy, well-seasoned meat that was a tad salty but overall delectable.
It was clear from the first bite that the meat was the star of the show here, exactly what you'd expect from a BBQ joint.
The mac and cheese was subtly flavored and pleasant.
On another occasion, my son and I visited Smoke Squad after his soccer practice.
We shared a half rack of ribs and a chicken sandwich.
The food was good, with the seasoning on the ribs being particularly remarkable.
When it comes to finding comfort in food and ambiance, most of us seek a place that never disappoints.
For me, that place is Broder Söder.
The first thing that strikes you as you walk in is the calm, quiet vibe.
It's a place that respects your need for tranquility after a long day or week.
The interior has a distinctive Scandinavian style that’s both stylish and comforting.
Broder’s food is authentic Scandinavian fare, and it is simply delightful.
It’s the kind of uncomplicated, hearty food that warms your soul.
Everything on the menu is worth savoring, but my personal favorite is the aebleskivers, a classic spherical fried dough or pancake.
A bite of one of these is like a mini vacation to the Nordic countries.
But Broder Söder is not just about the food; it's about the whole experience.
Whether it's a weekday or a weekend, you can expect the place to be buzzing with energy.
The smaller and cozier size of the cafe creates an intimate atmosphere, perfect for sharing good conversations and making memories.
I prefer visiting on weekdays, but even during busier weekend times, the wait is typically worth it for the experience.
Another aspect that I love about Broder Söder is its location.
Nestled in the large, attractive structure of the Swedish House in Raleigh Hills, the cafe offers beautiful views of a spacious yard from its outdoor seating area.
And what's a better way to enjoy a strong cup of coffee or a refreshing mimosa than this?
Thai Delicious Restaurant
I still remember the first time I stepped into this place.
I was immediately struck by the casualness of the surroundings.
It's a straightforward eatery with no pretensions, but don't let the simplicity fool you.
I'm a big fan of Thai food, and this place never disappoints.
The dishes are not only delicious but they're also presented in a way that truly makes you feel like you're in Thailand.
One of the first dishes I tried was Pad Thai Ginger with Chicken.
The flavors were just so well balanced, with the spicy kick of ginger perfectly complementing the savory chicken.
I also had a chance to try their Fried Bananas and Coconut Ice Cream for dessert.
Oh, what a delight!
The sweetness of the bananas paired beautifully with the cool, creamy ice cream, providing a perfect end to the meal.
And it's not just about the food – it's also about the service.
And the prices?
So fair that you might even think twice about ordering that extra dish – but trust me, you won't regret it.
Tigard offers a vibrant culinary scene that truly delivers a world of flavors.
From the hearty Middle Eastern dishes at Halal Brother to the rich, savory ramen at Lucky Cat Ramen, your taste buds will thank you.
Remember, these are just a few highlights - there's so much more to explore in Tigard's food scene.
So, get out there and start tasting - your gastronomic adventure awaits!