Chinese comfort food

specializing in its namesake,

xiao long bao.

Dine-In Only
Dumplings & Buns

xiao long bao                           12

eight shanghai soup dumplings: seasoned pork filling with ginger & garlic chive, pork stock all wrapped in dough

pork and cabbage baozi          10

three steamed buns filled with pork

and cabbage seasoned with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce

mushroom and chive baozi      10

three steamed buns filled with king oyster mushrooms and garlic chives

individual baozi                     3.50

mushroom and chive or pork and cabbage steamed bun

chili shrimp wontons                  9

six boiled shrimp and bamboo

wontons tossed in a black bean

chili sauce


rice                                             1

soy pickled cucumbers               4

five spiced candied cashews      4


beef ho fun                              12

cantonese wide rice noodle stir fry

with beef and bean sprouts

shanghai pork and shrimp

noodles                                    12

stir fried udon noodles tossed with ground pork, shrimp, and yu choy

Shared Plates

five spice popcorn chicken   7/11

deep fried bite-sized chicken tossed

in five spice powder, served with crispy thai basil and a lemon wedge

*spicy, soy sauce, or regular mayo    +.50

sauteed chinese greens          5/9

seasonal chinese greens sauteed

with ginger and garlic

add dry roasted chicken                        +3

stir-fried sichuan long beans      8

long beans stir-fried with garlic, ginger, sichuan pepper, and soy sauce

add chinese sausage                             +3

bok choy with oyster sauce    5/9

baby bok choy sauteed with ginger, garlic, and rice wine, finished with

oyster sauce

garlic eggplant with tofu

and peas                                 5/9

garlic eggplant with fried tofu and

green peas in a garlic soy sauce

*prices and menu item availability are subject to change at any moment
Happy Hour
Sunday through Thursday
5pm - 6pm  •  9pm - 10pm
all day Monday
$1 off draft beer and wine
minimum one beverage order per person
roasted pork belly  7
crispy pork belly tossed in hoisin chili sauce, garnished with sesame seeds and scallions
bao & beer  9
two individual bao and any beer on draft
tofu and shiitake dumplings  6
five boiled dumplings in a soy chili sauce
pork and cabbage dumplings  6
five boiled dumplings in a spiced soy sauce
chicken and cabbage dumplings  6
five boiled dumplings in a hot pepper paste sauce
Cocktails $10

crush hour 2

cucumber infused vodka, aperol, honey, soda

mulled wine

red wine, bourbon, orange, lemon, lime, hard spices

gin and juice

gin, passionfruit, orange, guava, soda

salty plum margarita

tequila, salty pickled plum, lime, triple sec, soda

curse of the ginger whiskey

whiskey, ginger lemonade, soda

Draft Beer $6

backwoods xlb lager 

breakside wanderlust ipa

heater allen pilsner

ecliptic peach sour

rev nat's revival cider 

Bottled Beer
lucky buddha                              6

tsingtao                                       5

original taiwan beer                   5

gold medal taiwan beer            5


time machine sauvignon

blanc/chenin blanc                  10

cameron chardonnay               12

coopers hall rose                      12

guild columbia valley red          8

swick wines columbia valley

malbec                                      15


fountain soda with refill               3

coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale

portland soda works                    4

lychee lime

house made ginger lemonade   4

brew dr. ginger kombucha          4

ablis cranberry blood orange

cbd soda                                       5

Canned Drinks $3


soy milk

winter melon juice

grass jelly drink

basil seed drink

chrysanthemum tea


bao - za'    

stuffed steamed dumpling    












shau - long - bao

soup dumpling


XLB is a Chinese comfort food restaurant specializing in its namesake, xiao long bao.


Chef Jasper Shen's menu strives to deliver no fuss "straight up Chinese food" in a casual yet thoughtfully decorated setting. Besides the signature Shanghai soup dumplings, you can also find the open kitchen cranking out bao, noodles, and stir-fries to pair with a Lucky Buddha or one of the local microbrews on tap. With 40 year old Chinese lanterns, Kung fu-inspired artwork and hand painted Chinese Zodiac wallpaper, there's no mistaking the attention to detail that went into designing XLB. Cap off a hearty meal with complimentary Jasmine tea and fortune cookies and you're sure to leave on a positive note.

XLB is a counter service style restaurant.

We currently do not accept reservations and we can accommodate parties up to 6 people.


We hope to see you soon! 

the year of the rat

Contact Us

XLB North Williams

4090 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227


XLB NW - Slabtown

2175 NW Raleigh Portland, OR 97210




Open Hours

Lunch 11am - 3pm      Dinner 5pm - 10pm

Every Day

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Photographs by Christine Dong  •  Site edited by Sam Loper