The streets of Beijing are summoned inside the Portland-industrial setting of this teeming new addition to the Inner Central Southeast neighborhood.
Address: 803 SE Stark St.
Phone number: 503-236-6050
Number of seats: 49
Entrée price range: $7-$12
Popular dishes: Pork Jiaozi: boiled dumplings with pork, ginger, chives, garlic and Napa cabbage; lamb burger braised with cumin, garlic and chiles; Hong Shao Rou: “red” cooked pork belly with star anise, cinnamon, fennel seed and crispy skin; Beijing Peanuts: wok-roasted peanuts marinated in black vinegar, scallions, and cilantro.
What others say: “Ever since Chinatown moved east to 82nd Avenue and beyond, decent Chinese food in the center of Portland has been as elusive as protests in Tiananmen Square.
“Not only does Southeast Stark Street's new Chinese spot, Dānwèi Cāntīng, turn this sad situation around, it does so with a menu focusing on Beijing street food — a category rarely explored in Portland or, frankly, anywhere else I've been in the United States.” — Michael C. Zusman, Willamette Week