Since opening in 2013, Zen Chinese Bistro has quickly established itself as a favorite spot for both Portland locals and visitors. Chef owned and managed, Zen Chinese Bistro uses authentic Chinese recipes to create their dishes and everything here is homemade--they even source ingredients from local markets and fishermen, bringing a sense of community to their food. Popular menu items include the crab rangoon, avocado salad, kung pao chicken, peking duck, and the Zen Platter that comes with a little bit of everything and is perfect for sharing before your main course. They have all the traditional Chinese favorites, from egg rolls to beef with broccoli, along with several vegetarian choices and chef's specialties like twin lobster tails and walnut jumbo shrimp. The full-service bar offers wine, beer, and cocktails and specializes in unique martinis and Polynesian-inspired drinks that will make you feel like you're on vacation. Their restaurant space is modern, relaxed, and casually refined, with a lively main floor that hosts the bar area and an upstairs loft for quieter dining. Also available for takeout and delivery, Zen Chinese Bistro is sure to become your top pick whenever craving Chinese.