Chinese food in Portland
Portland has a rich history of Chinese food, culture and community. There have been three Chinatowns—the original in 1850s located in downtown, the second during WWII in today’s Old Town/Chinatown, and the newest iteration in Jade District, between Lents and Montavilla.
Chinese communities in Portland have been responsible for running laundries, produce markets, farms, and cooking in restaurants, among so many other trades and professions.
XLB graciously thanks the Chinese communities that have paved the way for space, access, and recognition for more Chinese businesses and families to thrive.
Our original restaurant located in the Williams District— ever-evolving and including numerous Asian owned and operated businesses.
XLB NW Slabtown
Our newest restaurant located in the Slabtown neighborhood— its namesake from the original lumberyard which stacked piles of slab wood for heating and cooking fuel of the area.