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Eats:  Buffets


Updated January 2015

For best buffet prices, lunch is the way to go, and weekdays are usually cheaper than weekends.  Also, check for coupons in the Entertainment book and your local Clipper Coupon newspaper.  Finally, for ratings and reviews check out Yelp and Citysearch.

American
Applebee's:  All you can eat soup and salad served Monday - Saturday from 11:00am - 3:00pm at participating locations.  No longer running this promotion.

Home Town Buffet:  4 locations.  Get a FREE buffet meal for signing up for their e-Club (buy 1, get 1 free)!  Click here.
Brazilian
Okay, these places are NOT cheap.  But if you can avoid the 'filler food' and just load up on the expensive meats, then you'll be coming out ahead, and with a few more pounds...

Brazil Grill:  Pay one price and get unlimited servings of Churrasco style meats, salad bar and side dishes.  See web site for menu.  It's a steep $39.95 for adults, but if you just opt for the salad bar, it will set you back $17.95.  We've never been here and have not seen a coupon or discount offered.
1201 SW 12th Avenue, Portland; (503) 222-0002

Fogo De Chao:  Reviews have been stellar since this place opened in 2014; lunch will set you back $29.50 (salad bar only, $22.50) and dinner a steep $49.50 (salad bar only, $26.50).  Located in downtown Portland, (503) 241-0900.
Chinese Yeah, Dirty Dining usually has some feature regarding Chinese buffets.  Some people love em', some people hate em'.  Here are a few that we've personally tried and have yet to get sick.

99 Pound Buffet:  2818 Portland Road, Newberg; (503) 538-9333.

ABC Buffet:  11505 NE Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver; (360) 882-8839.  Click here for menu and reviews.

Buffet Palace:  An assortment of Chinese and American dishes.  Click here for menu and reviews.
12570 SW Center Street, Beaverton; (503) 526-8888

Chang's Mongolian Grill:   in the Entertainment book, multiple locations.  You load up your plate with meats, veggies and sauce and then hand it to the chef who will cook it.  Go up as many times as you wish.

China Moon:  in the Entertainment Book
10743 SW Beaverton Hillsdale, Beaverton; (503) 350-1888  CLOSED
1001 SE Tualatin Valley Highway # B16, Hillsboro; (503) 615-8898  CLOSED

Golden Dragon:  324 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland; (503) 223-9669  CLOSED (now a strip club!)

Hot Pot City:  1975 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 1, Portland; (503) 224-6696. 
Submission from Michael on 03/12.  "All you can eat / make your own soup." 

New King's Buffet:  304 SE 123rd Avenue, Vancouver; (360) 260-7888  Click here for menu and reviews.

Panda Buffet:  11940 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard; (503) 639-1311  Click here for menu.

Taste of Asia Chinese Buffet:  2605 East Fourth Plain Boulevard  Vancouver; (360) 696-3922
They also have a Facebook page here with current specials and hours.

Tin Tin Buffet: 2 locations
16200 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard; (503) 968-8881 CLOSED
2236 SE 182nd Avenue, Portland; (503) 669-2398

Vegetarian House:  Lunch buffet offered Monday - Friday.
22 NW Fourth Avenue, Portland; (503) 274-0160 CLOSED

Submission:  Yummy's Buffet
Mongolian grill style
7339 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
(503) 256-2468
On MLK near Lombard at the old Yam Yams site.  They've offered past deals on Groupon, so keep a lookout.  They also have an outpost in Vancouver, WA.
Indian
Abhiruchi South & North Indian:   Lunch buffet offered Monday - Friday with 25 items and soft drinks.
3815 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton; (503) 671-0432

Chennaimasala:  Located at the Streets of Tanasbourne, lunch buffet is offered Tuesday - Friday.
2088 NW Stucki Avenue, Hillsboro; (503) 531-9500

Curry Leaf:  See web site for specific days the buffet is offered and prices.  Located in Bethany Village.
15325 NW Central Drive, Portland; (503) 645-6113

India Flavors:  Lunch buffet offered every day.  16175 SW Walker Road, Beaverton; (503) 533-5355

India Palace Hillsboro:  Lunch buffet offered everyday 11:00am - 2:30pm.  2401 NE Cornell Rd Suite Q, Hillsboro, OR; (503) 844-6161

Indian House:  12 course lunch buffet offered Monday - Saturday.
1038 SW Morrison Street, Portland; (503) 274-1017

Lentil Garden:  Lunch buffet offered Monday - Sunday.
18033 NW Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton; (503) 531-0802

Maharaja Indian Restaurant:  Lunch buffet offered everyday 11:30am - 2:30pm; 610 Southeast 10th Avenue, Hillsboro; (503) 214-4858

Mayuri:  Lunch buffet is offered Monday - Sunday.
16175 SW Walker Road, Beaverton; (503) 533-9050   CLOSED

Swagat:  3 locations in Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro.  Lunch buffet served Monday - Sunday.
Italian
Ernesto's:  Express lunch buffet offered with hot entree, salad bar, minestrone soup, bread and pizza Monday-Friday.  See web site menu for daily buffet specials.
8540 SW Apple Way, Portland; (503) 292-0119

Nonna Emilia Ristorante Italiano:  Lunch buffet offered Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm.  17210 SW Shaw Street, Aloha; (503) 649-2232

Olive Garden:  Multiple locations.  Okay, so you don't necessarily have a buffet option.  But you do get unlimited bread sticks and either soup or salad.  And every so often during the year they have their "Never Ending Pasta Bowl."  So we'll include it here.
Japanese
Todai Japanese Sushi and Seafood Buffet .   Located at Pioneer Place.  Offers a free birthday meal.  Features sushi, crepes and other hot and cold delights.
340 Southwest Morrison Street, Portland; (503) 294-0007 
CLOSED
.  Another proprietor attempted a similar buffet in the same location and shuttered less than a year later, and now it is Punchbowl Social.

Makoto Japanese Buffet

1119 SE 163rd Place, Vancouver, WA; (360) 891-4296
Mexican
Si Senor:  Multiple locations, but they no longer offer the lunch buffet option.

No other known Mexican buffets at this time.
Pizza
Godfather's:  Multiple locations.  Lunch buffet Monday-Saturday. 

Izzy's:  Multiple locations.  Sign up for their "E-Grill" and you'll get a coupon good for $2 off your next dinner buffet.  Serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffets. 

Johnís Incredible Pizza Company:  Pizza, salad, pasta, desserts and more.  Huge game room for the kiddies.  See web site to sign up for coupon and receive special offers
9180 SW Hall Boulevard, Beaverton, OR 97223;  (503) 520-0000. 

Pizza Caboose:  2 locations.  Lunch buffet Monday-Friday.
3176 SW 185th Avenue, Beaverton; (503) 645-4486
11670 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard; (503) 620-1400

Pizza Hut
:  multiple locations, however not all offer the lunch buffet so please call first.

Papa's Pizza Parlor:  2 locations.  Lunch buffet Monday-Friday.
15700 NW Blue Ridge Street, Beaverton, OR; (503) 531-7220
16321 SE Stark Street, Portland; (503) 251-5555


The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits:  Lunch buffet Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with soup & salad bar only option.  From web site:  "Come in and experience our variety of specialty pizzas, house-made lasagna, pasta bakes, stromboli, mozzarella bread, fresh fruit, pasta and vegetable salads, and house salads delivered to your table. We will even twist up our famous dessert pie!"
3 locations:
2295 NW Allie Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 747-5804
22401 NE Glisan Street, Wood Village, OR 97060; (503) 328-8498
2420 Columbia House Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661; (360) 695-7625


Round Table:  multiple locations.  Lunch buffet Monday-Friday.  Coupons for a free drink with buffet purchase can usually be found in your mailbox every once in a while.
Salad Bar
Garden Bar Salad Co - Technically NOT a buffet, but we've included it here because you do get some control over the number of free toppings available with the salad.  Located in downtown Portland at 25 NW 11th Avenue; (971) 888-5263.

Izzy's:  Multiple locations.  Sign up for their "E-Grill" and you'll get a coupon good for $2 off your next dinner buffet.  Serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffets.

Marie Callender's:  2 locations.  Salad bar offered for lunch and dinner.  You can get just the salad bar or add it to your entree.
16261 N.W. Cornell Road, Beaverton; (503) 439-8771  CLOSED
305 N.W. Burnside Street, Gresham; (503) 669-8440   CLOSED

Old Wive's Tales: a little on the spendier side, but salad bar is offered at both lunch and dinner.  Don't miss the great soups too.
1300 E Burnside Street, Portland; (503) 238-0470  CLOSED

Ruby Tuesday
:  2 locations in McMinnville and Beaverton (sadly, the Vancouver location has closed).   Salad bar offered for lunch and dinner.  Get an entree and add the salad bar option for only a couple dollars more.

Salad World:  sells salad by the pound.
837 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland; (503) 222-9726

Sweet Tomatoes:  4 locations.  Lunch and dinner and weekend breakfast.  Join the Club Veg for special offers like a birthday gift and meal discounts.  They usually have a coupon insert once a month in the Sunday Oregonian.

Other salad bar options:  Portland Community College, hospital cafeterias, Whole Foods Market, New Seasons, QFC and select Fred Meyers.
Thai
Thai Kitchen:  Offers lunch buffet Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm.  2840 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton; (503) 626-7150




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