With over 50,000 followers on Instagram, it’s clear that Alice Wong knows her food! Here are her recommendations for fantastic Beaverton restaurants that will please the whole family.
Thai Bloom! is a family-friendly restaurant specializing in Thai cuisine. The restaurant is spacious, and they offer crayons and activity sheets for kids. Everything is shared family style and their portions are generous enough to share with everyone. I enjoyed their yellow chicken curry with sticky rice. It has a mixture of flavors that are savory, sweet, and aromatic, with wonderful spices of lemongrass, turmeric, garlic, and chili. We also ordered the Pad Thai noodles with shrimp (FYI, they do contain peanuts). My son enjoys their pork and ginger potstickers made freshly in-house. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Their mango sticky rice is fabulous.
Hapa Pizza is a family-owned mobile restaurant that combines the flavors of Asian cuisine with traditional pizza craft from Naples, Italy. If you’re an adventurous eater, they have a unique flavors such as Phở pizza, Pork Belly Kimchi pizza, and Tom Yum pizza. I really enjoyed their unique twist on the Pho pizza. The hoisin sauce is the base and it’s topped with brisket meat and garnished with cilantro, green onions, bean sprouts, and sriracha aioli. Also, I recommend trying their classic Vietnamese iced coffee and rich dripped coffee. If you want to stick with traditional pizza like my son, they have margherita pizza. My son said, “I really like the way they make the crust because it’s nice and chewy.” .
Gyro House is a great place in town to get your Greek and Middle Eastern food with big portions and great food in a relaxing atmosphere. The food here is reasonably priced between $10-$20 per plate, and the food comes out fast! They are known for their spicy sauce on lamb gyro which features slow-roasted lamb and beef slices, seasoned with Mediterranean spices and topped with tzatziki sauce wrapped inside a soft pita. I enjoyed their classic Greek salad because it is so light and refreshing. I recommend adding chicken on top for an additional $6. A children’s menu is available for kids 10 and under, with prices ranging from $5-$7. My son really likes their garlic sauce which is so delicious with their crispy house fries. The portions are big enough to share and have leftovers for the next day.
La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie in the Progress Ridge shopping center is a charming, French-inspired cafe offering a great selection of baked goods and drinks. My husband had the corn beef hash and I had the salmon hash, and both dishes were amazing with big portions. My son really enjoyed their poached pear and lemon pancakes. They are served with sweet cream and layered with freshly made lemon curd, then topped with hibiscus poached pear and whipped cream. Everything — including the jam and even the hot sauce — is made in-house, resulting in a high quality and fresh taste.
Little Big Burger offers a simple menu focused on delicious food, in a fun and hip atmosphere. They serve high-quality, cooked-to-order burgers, truffle fries, and root beer floats. They have a vast variety of cheese options they let you choose for your burger which includes, Tillamook cheddar, Tillamook pepper jack, Tillamook swiss, crumbled bleu, and chèvre. The classic Cheeseburger here is my go-to order with a quarter pound of natural beef cooked, with your choice of cheese, shredded lettuce, red onion, and pickles on top of a brioche bun for $8.95. I like to add a thick-cut slice of applewood bacon for an extra $1. They also have other burger options such as chicken burger and beyond burger ranging from $7-$12. No burger is complete without their truffle fries along with their special house frysauce!