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5 Must-Try Spots for Beaverton Restaurant Week

Looking for grub out West? These eateries are offering specialty dishes from now until October 2nd.

By Dalila Brent

Paella and tacos from Gloria's Secret Kitchen. 

Image: Dalila Brent

The secret is out: Beaverton’s food scene is full of both offshoots of Portland classics, and its own unique blend of restaurants, some of which (dare we say) rival Rose City favorites. So it’s no surprise the city has a thriving restaurant week brimming with limited, restaurant-week-specific specials only available during that period. Over 40 businesses are participating in this week's event, offering everything from coffee to Thai to pizza. Beaverton Restaurant Week is running now through Saturday, October 2. Not sure where to start? Here are five picks that represent the best of the west.

Haddock and chips from the Frying Scotsman. 

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BG Food Cartel

Technically a pick within picks, BG Food Cartel is the city’s largest food cart pod, with customers ranging from families to Nike employees breaking away from campus to professionals playing hooky to soak in the last weeks of sunny weather. Explore favorites like the Frying Scotsman for piping hot fish and chips, Avenue Saint Charles for po’ boys and red beans and rice, and a wood-fired pie from Pizzaforte. 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave

Beaverton Restaurant Week Dish: Various options

Owner Gloria Vargas takes a break while we figure out how to tackle this massive piece of tres leches cake. 

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Gloria’s Secret Café

With seating for no more than a dozen, Gloria’s Secret Café may be small in size, but owner Gloria Vargas dishes out big flavors. Specializing in Salvadoran cuisine and other Latin flavors, indulge in menu favorites like a four-meat paella, tacos, and pupusas—all named after someone close to the owner. 12500 SW Broadway St

Beaverton Restaurant Week Dish: Specialty nachos

Hapa Pizza

On any given Saturday, the Beaverton’s Farmers Market is filled with locals in search of everything from fresh honey, to flowers, local wine, veggies, and the like. Among the madness, you’ll likely find a line that leads to Hapa Pizza, a soon-to-be brick and mortar dishing out Asian-inspired Neapolitan pizza. Come early to place your order if you’re fiending for fusion. Aside from the restaurant week special, try the phở pizza with slow cooked stewed brisket, the char siu pizza with Chinese barbecue pork and bok choy, or keep it simple with a margherita. 12375 SW 5th St (Beaverton Farmers Market)

Beaverton Restaurant Week Dish: Pork belly kimchi pizza

Lionheart Coffee

Whether you’re picking up coffee on the go, meeting a friend, or gluing yourself to your laptop knocking out emails, Lionheart Coffee proves to be the go-to spot for all the above. Aside from the inviting space, the seasonal specials and monthly rotating guest roasters—including Reforma and Futura—promote all things community. Add a bagel or breakfast sandwich to your order, or scrap breakfast all together and head straight for the booze. 4590 SW Watson Ave

Beaverton Restaurant Week Dish: Liquid Death Revivers (a plant-based energy drink) and fall espresso drinks including a pumpkin pie latte and maple latte

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Tân Tân Café & Delicatessen

Tucked away downtown on Broadway, Tân Tân brings all your Vietnamese favorites to an unassuming locale. Starters shine, including fish sauce wings and spring rolls, but save room for the bánh mì sandwiches that have been keeping them in business for decades. 12675 SW Broadway ST

Beaverton Restaurant Week Dish: Marinated beef short rib or tofu rice plate



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