Master Kong (restaurant)

Master Kong is a Chinese restaurant with two locations in Portland, Oregon.[1][2]

Master Kong
Exterior sign, 2022
Restaurant information
EstablishedMarch 2018 (2018-03)
Food typeChinese
CountryUnited States
Coordinates45°30′17″N 122°34′33″W / 45.5048°N 122.5758°W / 45.5048; -122.5758
Seating capacity35 (Montavilla)



Master Kong serves Chinese cuisine at two locations in southeast Portland. The original 35-seat restaurant operates in a house on Division Street in the Montavilla neighborhood, and a second location on 32nd Avenue operates in the Richmond neighborhood.[3] The menu has included buns, congee, dumplings,[4] and jianbing.[5][6]



The original restaurant opened in March 2018.[5] The second location opened in early November 2022.[3]



In 2018, Master Kong was named Willamette Week's Newcomer of the Year,[5] and was nominated for Restaurant of the Year by Eater Portland's Eater Awards.[7] Michael Russell included Master Kong in The Oregonian's 2018 list of Portland's 10 best new restaurants, as well as the newspaper's 2019 and 2020 lists of the city's 40 best inexpensive restaurants.[8][9]

See also



  1. ^ Russell, Michael (2018-04-25). "Master Kong puts a provincial twist on Chinese breakfast". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on 2020-11-20. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  2. ^ Bamman, Mattie John (2018-06-26). "Master Kong Is Portland's New Master of Regional Chinese Breakfast". Willamette Week. Archived from the original on 2021-07-26. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  3. ^ a b Wong, Janey (2021-01-27). "A Guide to Portland's Bar, Restaurant, and Food Cart Openings". Eater Portland. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  4. ^ "Dumplings". Willamette Week. 2019-11-05. Archived from the original on 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  5. ^ a b c Zusman, Michael C. (2018-11-14). "Master Kong Brings Distinctive Chinese Cuisine to Portland". Willamette Week. Archived from the original on 2021-08-09. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  6. ^ Damewood, Andrea (2018-05-30). "Dreaming of Dumplings". Portland Mercury. Archived from the original on 2021-08-08. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  7. ^ Jackson-Glidden, Brooke (2018-12-05). "Portland's 2018 Eater Award Winners". Eater Portland. Archived from the original on 2019-01-26. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  8. ^ Russell, Michael (2019-02-28). "These are the 40 best inexpensive restaurants in the Portland metro area". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on 2020-11-07. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  9. ^ Russell, Michael (2020-03-11). "Portland's 40 best inexpensive restaurants". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on 2020-10-17. Retrieved 2021-10-14.