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7912 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR | Directions 9720245.466893 -122.652683
Neighborhoods: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
If you're close to Sellwood, Jade Teahouse is a perfect Asian-Fusion style restaurant. Their Chili Noodles are the perfect for moderately spicy flavorful noodles (with shrimp and chicken) and their truffle oil fries are tasty.
Widely revered for its airy high-ceilinged loveliness and vast tea selection, this elegant Sellwood tea house also makes a mean bowl of beef pho. Get the bright green Vietnamese wedding cake for dessert.
Best green papaya salad in town. Shredded papaya tossed with veggies, Thai chiles, and whole peanuts, then doused with a dressing with hints of tamarind and lime. Comes with a side of grilled shrimp and a heap of sticky rice for a satisfying meal.
Bad Food and Bad Service – This place doesn't even deserve a star.
My BF and I ordered take-out from here because we live a few blocks from the place. They not only screwed up our order TWICE (putting red peppers in all the dishes we ordered after we specified I had an allergy then putting them in the dish we re-ordered) but the food was sub par and one dish was inedible. My BF took one bite of it, spit it out, and threw it in the trash.
I will NEVER eat there again.
Disappointed that I'm disappointed :( – I've been hearing about this place and heard rave reviews about the green cake so I had to head down to Sellwood to try it out! (I live way out in the Gresham area....) I was so disappointed, and I wish I wasn't! The cake was so dry (so dry!) and as another reviewer had stated the cream was quite dense due to the cooler temperature. I looked at the food that came out and thought those looked so good and was thinking about coming back, but I'm not sure I will. I don't want to be disappointed again :(
Really Salty Sandwich – My husband and I had been reading good things about this establishment, so instead of heading for Binh Minh on Saturday March 21, we decided to give them a try. We were pleased with the loveliness of your facility and friendliness of staff, and settled in for what we hoped would be equally pleasing food. Unfortunately, the drunken chicken baguette and meatball baguette were excruciatingly salty. Almost to the point of being inedible. I'm guessing the problem was in the sauce, since when not biting into meat or sauce, the bread and vegetable combination seemed fine. It was almost as if the sauce had inadvertently been salted twice. We decided to take a chance on the pandanus cake we'd heard so much about, and it is quite delicious, with one suggestion for improvement. The cake was cold so the frosting on top was hard and difficult to cut into with a fork, like a 1/4 inch slab of butter, a potent reminder to the diner that what they are eating is loaded with unhealthy saturated fat that hardens when cold. It would have been nice to have that frosting soft to at least lessen the knowledge that what you're eating is incredibly high in fat, and that you don't know what kind, maybe transfat?
There were many other things on the menu that looked interesting, and another table that had curry and noodle dishes said they were happy with their food, but there are many places in town that serve good banh mi that aren't too salty. It's a shame, because the bread and ingredients were very fine, much higher quality than at some other Vietnamese sandwich shops.
The Best Vietnamese Sandwich In Town – As long as I have lived in Portland I have been on a search for a perfect Bahn Mi (Vietnames Sandwich). I am particularly fond of the barbecue pork sandwich. I learned that the baguettes and all of the pastries at Jade are baked in house. The baguette was the amazing! On the few visits to Jade I also tried out a few of the many teas they offer. I was very impressed by the taste and blends of the teas. The service was very friendly, as well!
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