ABOUT

BaoBao 包宝 in Chinese translates to “wrapped treasure”, or in our case, dumplings (jiaozi 饺子), served in a historic townhouse in Portland’s West End.  We offer Asian inspired comfort food, designed to satisfy both the midnight foodie, or discerning dinner diner.  Our core menu is supplemented with ever-changing daily specials and a wide variety of teas, beers, wines and specialty cocktails.

BaoBao is the second restaurant from award-winning Executive Chef Cara Stadler and her mother, Cecile.  It was inspired by a childhood of sitting around the kitchen table bao’ing dumplings; as well as the many jiaozi guans we frequented in China.  The idea was to provide a place where you can come in for a snack or full meal, any time of day, and always have something delicious to eat.  BaoBao has something for everyone, from children to gourmands.  Open five days a week from 11:30 am until late, BaoBao’s “wrapped treasures” are guaranteed to delight!

23 Comments on “ABOUT
    • Hi Betsy,

      Thanks so much for your interest! We are currently only offering soup dumplings on our brunch menu. Hope to see you soon.

      Carrie

    • Hi Joe — We presently do not offer take out, but hope to soon… …the soonest would probably be in the fall when things quiet down.

    • Dear Lauren — We always have a selection of vegetarian dishes available for diners. Please ask your server if any vegetarian specials are available as well.

    • Hi Judy,
      We do not offer gluten-free dumplings. There are a couple side dishes that can be prepared gluten free if requested. Thank you.

    • Hi Gail. We take reservations for parties of 8 or more, so if you have a large party, feel free to call and set one up with us. Thank you!

        • Hi Aly– Yes, we only take reservations for parties of 8 or more.
          For smaller parties, it’s first-come, first-served; if we’re ever full when you arrive we’ll take your number and send you a text when we have a table ready for you.

  1. What a delight to have lunch here today! Exceeded the expectations of our out-of-town party of three. Generous and delicious portions of food & beverages.

  2. Hi Carrie & Co.,
    My cousin and I came in last night for a meal and were delighted by what we found! Our cold dish was the soaked peanuts. Yum! Then we had four orders of dumplings, the chrysanthemum tea and each had the chocolate mousse. Where to begin? We were completely enchanted by the presentation, taste and mouth-feel of everything we ordered. Each bite of our new dumpling dishes had us exclaiming with delight. We loved how the fare arrived at the table when it was hot and ready and kept the surprises coming. We ordered the chrysanthemum tea out of curiosity and found it subtle and exquisite. We see why you are award winning. The chocolate mousse, nestled deep in the glass bowl, allowed ample room for the varied and perfect garnishes. It was creamy and deeply flavored, served with a slice of orange, a hand crafted chocolate leaf, coconut-cream whipped cream, coconut shreds, perfectly uniform and crunchy chocolate cookie crumbs, and the piece de la resistance, a prized hazelnut, covered with caramelized sugar, with a “handle” which made it look like a caramel comet, streaming right into perfection. We love your innovation, and your hours. Though 2016 has barely begun, we’re sure this will go down as one of the best nights of the year. We will be back. Thank you.

    • We use no MSG in any of our food.
      The only possible exception is if it is present in some sauce base, but we try not to use such products.

    • Hey there Kris! We have one vegan dumpling on our menu and it is always rotating. Currently it is a rice with black beans, peanuts, ginger, soy and and scallion. You can also find vegan options in the “cold dish” section such as our Asain slaw and smashed cucumbers!

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