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Dragonwell Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
+1 503-224-0800
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“mongolian beef” (11 reviews)
“dumplings” (21 reviews)
“xiao long bao” (14 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to find a new place to try some Asian cuisine. The happy hour menu looked good and the price was great as well. We chose 4 different dishes and had a pint of Sapporo. I must say the shrimp chips are pretty addictive....More

Thank Thyda K
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were initially enticed by the picture of steamed dumplings outside the restaurant window so we returned after walking along the waterfront. There was only one party when we were seated on a Friday evening, but that didn't deter us. The ambience and service was...More

Thank scorpio021
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Dragonwell had incredible food that all six of my children loved. Especially my Chinese adopted son who went wild over the dumplings and the lo mein. Every dish we had was superb, the sizzling rice soup was one of the best we've had. An absolute...More

1  Thank Stplkp
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We have enjoyed several good to great Chinese meals in Portland over many years. This was not up to our expectations. There were warning flags: when we arrived for our reservations nobody else was there. Our server was not Asian, nor did any Asians arrive...More

2  Thank Malice6
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The, menu is extensive but not overwhelming. I had the scallops in crab meat sauce and they were out of this world as were the special order bows. Worth a return visit when next back in Portland.

Thank mveigl
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner prior to the symphony and enjoyed our meal. The service was great and the food was very good. The duck was particularly good.

Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were here for a few days to attend a med convention. I was riding the red train from downtown to the Oregon Convention Center when I looked up and saw the logo of the dragon. Dragonwell named after a famous tea from Hangzhou, China....More

Thank goplace42
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Had the tofu and dumplings which both were delicious. My husband had the Mongolian beef and really enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly. Nice atmosphere.

Thank OrchiceaPamela919
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We visited in the summer and thought it was the best Chinese we had ever eaten. This time, came back with the whole family and we weren't disappointed. We all had something different and there wasn't a single plate we didn't love. The size was...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Modern vibe, prompt service, fresh Chinese. Lovely sauteed dry string beans. All the food looked nice coming out of the kitchen. Good place for a quick business lunch.

Thank BaddMonkey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
    (SW Yamhill)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently next to the SW Yamhill Max Station in Downtown Portland
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-224-0800
  • E-mail
Dragonwell Bistro is centrally located in Downtown Portland at SW 1st and Yamhill by next to the MAX Yamhill Station. If you dare, come inside and take a look, this is not your ordinary Chinese Restaurant. when you walk in, you will be greeted with an Upscale Bistro with high ceilings and a full spacious bar along with the Newer decorations Owner Jack Brought back from China. The smell of the food will make you want to sit down, and one taste of any of their popular dishes some of which was brought back by Jack from the 20 years of travelling in China. will keep you coming back time after time. If you are a visit, be sure to flag Jack down to give you some suggested place to go, as he grew up here in Portland but have live in Portland, San Francisco, LA, New York and Asia for the past 20 years. We love visitors, from all over!!
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