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“A limited number of offerings allows for attention to quality and details”

BaoBao Dumpling House
Ranked #32 of 632 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We have tried to dine at BaoBao Dumpling House several previous times we were in Portland, only to find a very long queue outside the establishment for the 46 seats inside. Luckily, this rainy mid-week evening saw empty tables at the dinner hour, making the dumpling hunt finally possible. The waitstaff is pleasant, helpful, and engaging, knowing the menu items and being able to recommend wisely. Six dumplings come as an order, which can be pan fried or steamed in most instances, and two plates make for an evening's meal for one. Their Kung Pao chicken and peanuts, pan fried, arrived with a golden exterior texture and a delectable filling. Each table holds not only Soy sauce, but also rice-wine vinegar and hot spicy oil. All of these, individually and collectively, added to these dumplings. An order of steamed spinach, mushroom, and egg appeared in a double stack of metal steamers, and these also were cooked well. What I found missing, though, was the flavor of mushroom (the egg being virtually invisible to the eye) when balanced against the spinach. BaoBao offers several local draft-beer selections to accompany dinner, with small (?12 oz) drafts priced above the rest of the Portland dining market. Nevertheless, we plan on returning to the Dumpling House the next time we're in town because it offers a good value for the quality of their dishes.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stopped here briefly on our way out of Portland at the end of a wonderful weekend. We tried three small plates and all were very good. I'd give them a 4.5 if I could.

Thank Kristine G
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Tucked away in Portland's West end is this little gem of an eatery serving delicious and interesting versions of dumplings. The dumplings are authentic, cooked to perfection, and full of flavor. They have a great little selection of draught and bottled beer, wine, and cocktails to accompany their little packages of joy. Parking can be challenging in this neighborhood, so be prepared to circle a bit during peak times.

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Thank musiclover1013
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We are delighted to have found this small restaurant in the west end. Having moved to Portland from Shanghai, we miss our dumplings. Not any more as this restaurant has it all going on with the menu the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. We sat at the bar as the tables were all taken at 3pm on a Friday afternoon. Excellent job well done. We will be back and will for sure recommend to others with a dumpling craving.

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Thank CS1Portland
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Nice looking place. The dumplings were outstanding. The staff were very nice. Margaritas were good. I highly recommend seeking this place out while in Portland.

Thank Amy W
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