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Around the World In 180 Steps: International Cuisine of Foster-Powell

By Kim Parmon, November 10, 2021

The Foster Powell neighborhood is known for its diverse food scene with so many options on one street. Explore the world with just 180 steps (for legal reasons this is hyperbolic). Here are our top 5 international eats in the Foster Powell neighborhood. 


Tambayan Restaurant- 

6014 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97206

The first stop on our trip is to the Philippines. Enjoy authentic Filipino food from Tambayan Restaurant. Start off easy with Lumpia Sariwa before diving into Kare-Kare Beef, or if you’re feeling adventurous try the Kare-Kare Oxtail. Finish with Leche Flan and bask in the glory of your wondrous food baby. 


Pho Hung

4717 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR 97206

Hopping over the South China Sea, get a taste of Phở Hùng, a Vietnamese family-style joint known for its “unfussy” Pho, Vegetarian, and Rice Plates. Be the adventurous one in the group by ordering their special Pho bowl featuring all the beef cuts imaginable – brisket, flank, fat brisket, tenderloin, and honeycomb tripe. Feeling less adventurous? Try their Pho featuring meatballs and beef broth. Veggies? Try vegetarian spring rolls, deep-fried and served with rice noodles and vegetables. 


Ishtar Gate– 

5222 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97206

Continuing west, your mouth will be thrilled to try the flavors of Iraq by visiting Ishtar Gate! You can’t go wrong with falafel. Order it as a side plate to your main dish of Lamb Shawarma or BBQ Grilled Veggies! On the go? Pick up the Ishtar Gate Combo and enjoy deep-fried falafel, zucchini, and cauliflower with garlic and lemon juice served on saj bread and don’t worry you can get fries with that! 


An Xuyen Bakery- 

5345 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97206

Feeling Sweet? An Xuyen Bakery has you covered with artisan Pan Asian Pacific pastries. This has to be the only place in Portland where you can get French Macaroons, Bao, Pork Buns, and Cream Puffs! If you’re feeling hungrier than that, you’ll find delight in any of their filling sandwiches on daily made loaves of bread. 


Qué Bacano– 

7238 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97206

Jetting over to South American cuisine, fall in love with fresh and authentic Colombian food from Qué Bacano! Mastering quick-and-portable eats, try their classic Empanadas con Aji with beef, chicken, or veggies, or try their Almojabanas, a cheesy cornmeal and egg roll. If you really want to dig in, give their Bandeja Paisa a go! Featuring red beans, rice, ground beef, chorizo, plantain, fried egg, avocado, and more fresh ingredients you can’t go wrong with this traditional Colombian meal!


Nayar Taqueria– 

5919 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97206

Authentic Mexican is the game, and Nayar Taqueria is the name. Your mouth will be watering when you see the Carne Asada Tortas. You’ll be the winner of “Taco Tuesday” with their Chile Colorado and Tinga Tacos. And why not pair this fantastic feast with one of their signature margaritas? Gorge in peace and get it all to go! Even the margaritas! 


And just like that, you’ve been around the world in 180 steps… more or less. 

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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