Got a hankering for dim sum?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top dim sum outlets in Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.
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1. Empire Chinese Kitchen
First on the list is Empire Chinese Kitchen. Located at 575 Congress St., the bar and Cantonese spot is the highest-rated dim sum spot in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 482 reviews on Yelp.
2. Zen Chinese Bistro
Next up is Zen Chinese Bistro, situated at 45 Danforth St. With four stars out of 123 reviews on Yelp, the bar and Sichuan spot, serving dim sum and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Golden Lotus Chinese Cuisine
Golden Lotus Chinese Cuisine, located at 511 Congress St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Cantonese spot four stars out of 87 reviews.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Portland area, while Tuesdays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management and business insights for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants climbed to 65 per business on Saturdays, almost twice the average on Tuesdays.