For over a decade, Tambayan Restaurant has been a beloved mainstay in Portland. Their authentic Filipino recipes keep locals coming in droves to enjoy their savory adobo and crispy crunchy lechon kawali. And, of course, every Filipino meal should start with a plate of lumpia and end with a sweet, creamy bowl of halo halo! Tambayan’s makes reputably some of the best, and their longstanding success is a testament to the quality of their food. Owner Cindy Nelson was one of the first to popularize Filipino cuisine in Portland and has inspired restauranteurs like Carlo Lamagna (owner of Magna) to open their own restaurants.
Pro tip: Try the kare kare oxtail, a delicious oxtail stew with veggies!