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28 NE 28th Ave. Portland OR 97232 • (503) 232-6652

SAT & Sun 9a - 2p

Live Music
Tue & thu 6 - 9p
sat 11a - 2p
sun 11a - 2p & 6 - 8p



 Mon 4 9p
Tues-Thu 4 – 9:30p
  Fri - Sat 3 – 10:30p
   Sun 3 – 9p

Happy Hour
Mon-Thurs 4 - 6P
FRI-Sun 3 - 6p




Contemporary Cajun/Creole


    Located in Portland’s NE 28th bustling restaurant row, Tapalaya serves innovative Cajun/Creole cuisine made from scratch, with love.  Our dishes are served on small-plates, tapas-style, which are great for sharing and pairing.  Tapalaya has a fun, funky, and relaxed atmosphere with cheery New Orleans art adorning the walls.

    We use antibiotic-free meats, cage free eggs and source produce from local farms and the farmer’s market, whenever possible.  Tapalaya, which is a combination of the words tapas and Jambalaya, has also launched an Asian-inspired special menu, thanks to our very own Chef Anh Luu.  Our menu features Cajun/Creole classics like Red Beans & Rice and Jambalaya alongside dishes inspired by Chef Anh Luu’s Vietnamese heritage such as Boudin Sausage Eggrolls and Crawfish Étouffée with Roasted Chiles, Lemongrass, and Shrimp Paste.





(503) 232-6652

For Media/Public Relations

Erica Perez

Perez Public Relations




28 NE 28th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232



Sat & Sun 9a - 2p

Mon - Thur
4p – 9:30p
Fri - Sat 3p – 10:30p
Sun 3p – 9p

Happy Hour
Daily 4p - 6p

Live Music
Tue & Thur 6p - 9p

Sat & Sun 11a - 2p



Call (503) 232-6652, or book online with OpenTable.
Reservations suggested for parties of 8 or more.

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 Please note: February 21st and  28th we will be serving our Phorrito Pop-up menu only! For any inquiries about parties larger than 12 please call us!.




Born in New Orleans where she lived with her Vietnamese family, Chef Anh Luu experienced a melding of culinary cultures early in her childhood. She grew up with the flavors of Southeast Asia from her parents' cooking alongside the classic French, Spanish, Caribbean, and African cuisine of New Orleans. This delicious culinary melange inspired her years later to create the unique Asian-Cajun cuisine that she  introduced at Tapalaya in Portland, Oregon in the fall of 2014.  Since then, Chef Anh Luu has earned notoriety by appearing on Food Network's Chopped, countless local TV spots, and went viral with her Phorrito Pop Ups. Chef Anh Luu bought Tapalaya in March of 2017 after working there for 7 years, honing her craft.

For Media Inquiries Please Contact:

Erica Perez
Perez Public Relations
(503) 249-0459


Making the Phorrito with Chef Anh Luu

KPTV Fox 12 - February 27th,  2018


Pho real flavor: The Phorrito

KPTV Fox 12 - February 27th,  2018


We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

Portland Monthly - February 27th,  2018


Tapalaya’s Bringing Back its Phorrito for a Two-Night Pop-Up

Portland Mercury - February 21st,  2018


Portland's 10 best Southern* restaurants

Oregon Live - February 17th,  2018


Food Network stars stop in Portland to learn local chef's phorrito recipe

KATU channel 2 - February 15th,  2018


The Five Places We’re Most Excited to Eat This Week

Willamette Week - February 14th,  2018


POrtland's best southern restaurants

Eater.com - January 31st,  2018


Tapalaya serves up a'phorrito' 

KGW channel 8 - February 13th,  2017


Oh my god, Tapalya made a phorrito

Willamette Week - February 10th,  2017


Phorrito pop-up in Portland: Vietnamese soup wrapped in a tortilla

KATU channel 2 - February 9th,  2017


WAtch: Secrets of the phorrito revealed 

Eater - February 6th,  2017



Red Tricycle - October 17th,  2016


Tapalaya’s First-Ever Pho Pop-Up Takes Chef Anh Luu Back to Her Roots

Eater - November 30th,  2016



Portland Metro Live! - October 12th, 2016



SquareFood Blog - October 3rd, 2016


Restaurant guide 2015

Willamette Week - October 27th,  2015


Portland's 14 most underrated restaurants 

Thrillist - August 26th, 2015


Adventure brunches

Mercury - July 22nd, 2015


WHere to brunch now

Eater - June 19th, 2015


Portland's best 101 restaurants

The Oregonian - June 18th, 2015


Best Mac & Cheese in POrtland

Thrillist - May 29th, 2015



Neighborhood Notes - April 30th, 2015


down-home duet

Willamette Week - March 11th, 2015


Tapalaya's new Vietnamese menu leaves us wanting more -- literally

The Oregonian - March 10th, 2015


Watch Tapalaya Chef Anh Luu on Chopped Tonight

Eater PDX - March 10th, 2015


Hot Plates: Our Favorite Portland Restaurants This Week

Willamette Week - March 3rd, 2015


Mardi Gras 2015: How to celebrate Fat Tuesday in Portland

The Oregonian - February 16th, 2015


Tapalaya partners with Breakside Brewery to host 2nd annual Lundi Gras Dinner

PortlandFoodAndDrink.com - January 21st, 2015


Brunches with a Global Beat

Eater PDX - January 16th, 2015


Portland’s Tapalaya launches small plates brunch menu

Examiner.com - January 14th, 2015


A Handful of Hot New Brunch Options for 2015

Portland Monthly - January 13th, 2015


Which 'Hood Had the Best Eats in 2014? Experts Weigh In

Eater PDX - December 30th, 2014


Portland's Tapalaya: Vietnamese-influenced New Orleans cuisine delights

Examiner.com - October 30th, 2014


Tapalaya Launches New Asian/Cajun Menu

PortlandFoodAndDrink.com - October 23rd, 2014


Vietnamese and Creole Flavors Converge on Tapalaya's New Menu

Eater PDX - October 23rd, 2014


Portland's tapalaya adds vietnamese flavors to cajun/creole menu 

The Oregonian - October 23rd, 2014



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It all started when...

Chef Ann Luu had her first successful Phở Pop-up in the Spring of 2015. Once at home with some left over ingredients the Phởrrito was born. She grabbed rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro and tender eye of round beef then wrapped it all up in a tortilla with a side of Phở sauce for dipping. After taking a year to refine the process the Phởrrito has become our most popular pop-up dish!

CAtch our next Pop up...

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

From 12pm-8pm

Serving only our Phorrito menu!!

See the like below to watch the Phởrrito being made 




Tapalaya pdx dining menu

March 1st-31st

First course (choose one):

Charred Brussels sprouts with honey chili lime sauce
– or –
Creole Caesar salad

Second course (choose one)*

Fried oysters with house cocktail sauce
– or –
Barbecue pork belly skewers with soy-brown sugar barbecue sauce

Third course (choose one)*

Grits and grillades with braised beef cheeks in a pho spiced French onion broth
– or –
Crawfish Anh Luu in a Cajun cream sauce with grits

*Please ask inquire about our vegetarian options