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Mandarin House

Old Town - Chinatown
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50 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3518
+1 503-228-1820
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We tried Lunch to go from Mandarin House. The prices seemed to be reaching for a lunch crowd, but the lunch crowd was at food carts or at price sensitive places. the menu was 1/2 in chines characters, so difficult for a vietnamese and english speaking and reading customers. Food was prepared to order and was delivered at the To... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered tea, rice, sweet and sour chicken and potstickers. The staff is lovely.. The rice was "rice", the "sweet and sour Dish" (whatever it was, not chicken) was completely overcooked... The food and the cleanliness of the establishment is less than optimal...

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Decatur, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

We hopped off a plane and headed to downtown Portland for lunch. We had picked up a relative who recommended the Mandarin and it turned out to be quite nice with easy parking nearby. Parking was $10.00 for an hour. We tried the Orange Chicken (too much breading but tasty) and the Scallops which were delicious. They brought out your... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

The food tasted like what I experienced last fall in China. NOT loaded with MSG or salty. The flavors were subtle but tasty. The service was good. The place had nice atmosphere and was clean. A leaf fell to the carpet and was gone in a few seconds. I would not hesitate to go back again.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2009

We may not know how to order off the Chinese menu due to the language barrier, but we know really good Chinese food. Over the course of eight (8) months, each time we try a new Chinese food restaurant in Portland, we find ourselves more and more disappointed. The food fell flat. We ordered the Sichuan Fish in Hot Pot... More 

Thank Brunswick1977
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Reviewed 6 December 2007

The only northern style Chinese restaurant I know of in town. The food is less oily than southern Chinese and the noodles are handmade!

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Portland, OR
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2006

A very small, not so fancy, yet curious restaurant with only a few tables hangs like a potted plant with full windowed ceiling over the Saturday market. It is a wonderful place to sit quietly and absorb the intensity of the craft fair without being buried in it. The food is a little above average and the service is short... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3518
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-1820

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