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

SAT & Sun 9a - 3p


Live Music
Tue & thu 6 - 9p


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

Happy Hour
Daily 4 - 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



28 NE 28th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232



Sat & Sun 9a - 3p

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

Happy Hour
Daily 4p - 6p

Live Music
Tue & Thur 6p - 9p



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

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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 tapas cuisine that she and owner Chantal Angot introduced at Tapalaya in Portland, Oregon in fall of 2014.

Restaurant guide 2015

Willamette Week - October 27th,  2015


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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


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Willamette Week - March 3rd, 2015


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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


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Examiner.com - January 14th, 2015


A Handful of Hot New Brunch Options for 2015

Portland Monthly - January 13th, 2015


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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


For Media Inquiries Please Contact:

Erica Perez
Perez Public Relations
(503) 249-0459