EATER PDX - Friends of Eater Name Their Top New Restaurants of 2015

EATER PDX - Friends of Eater Name Their Top New Restaurants of 2015

Diane Morgan, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author

The pop ups Doi Dua and Nodoguro and newbie restaurants Taylor Railworks and Coquine

Michael Zusman, cookbook author, restaurant critic (and judge)

It's been a good year for newbies. Doi Dua burned hot for me, but alas, it will soon depart for D.C.

WILLAMETTE WEEK - Top of the Pops

WILLAMETTE WEEK - Top of the Pops

Mondays only in the back room of PaaDee, Doi Dua is Portland's best and most ambitious Vietnamese restaurant ever, a prix fixe meal with an awe-inspiring diversity and balance of flavors, textures and colors. Chef Sarah Bui turns twists on her Southern Vietnamese heritage with a lotus salad that's a sensory starburst, salad rolls that feature baby anchovy, or a faux pho made with pearl onions, oxtail and nasturtium.

The Oregonian - Rose's Luxury alumna launching Doi Dua

The Oregonian - Rose's Luxury alumna launching Doi Dua

But Anna Vocaturo -- an alumna of the celebrated Rose's Luxury in Washington D.C. -- and partner Sarah Bui want to take mom and pop-style Vietnamese food to the next level and show that there's more to the cuisine than pho and banh mi.