With so many businesses, retail stores and dining choices in the Tualatin / Tigard, Oregon area- we aim to highlight some of our favorites each month by telling our guests all about them. And since Zao Noodle Bar brings authentic street-food of China, Thailand, and VietNam to to Bridgeport Village- we thought they would be an excellent business to shine a spotlight on this month!
Our guests who have visited their Bridgeport Village location have complimented their Asian inspired menu and service many times. Favorites include Ginger-Garlic-Chili Chicken and Crunchy Thai Shrimp Salad. Promoting good health and nutrition to their customers is important to them and they openly disclose all nutritional information on their site. Their menu features dishes that are low in fat, high (or low) in carbohydrates, and can meet nearly any dietary preference. We love their fresh ingredients and their organic broth they use to make their Noodle Bowls.
Other things we love: They are family friendly and their “Tofu Fries” are to die for! Overall, this restaurant has received mostly positive reviews! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
Note from the Company President Matthew Baizer:
Zao has plenty of options for all our guests so whether you are looking for low in saturated fat (Chicken PhoChicken Pho), light in calories (Crunchy Thai Shrimp SaladCrunchy Thai Shrimp Salad), vegan (Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl with 5 Vegetables & TofuVietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl with 5 Vegetables & Tofu), gluten free (Pad ThaiPad Thai), cholesterol free (Zao Spicy Black Bean Veggie Stir FryZao Spicy Black Bean Veggie Stir Fry) or indulgent (Banana Spring Roll with Coconut Ice CreamBanana Spring Roll with Coconut Ice Cream) we have an option for you.
It’s my mission to expand Zao to hungry pan-Asian diners across the country. To that extent we have made Zao available for licensing and franchising opportunities nationwide. Our licensing business is essentially for non-traditional locations and you will find our first limited service food court version of Zao (Zao Noodle Express) thriving on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in the heart of Los Angeles. With more non-traditional sites to come as well as full service franchising opportunities, this is an exciting new way to bring our food to throngs of hungry folks who haven’t been exposed to much of the fabulous fare that Southeast Asia has to offer. In order to fit with the Zao philosophy of embracing technology wherever effective and possible, we are taking all new franchise applications exclusively online. If you are interested in learning more, visit the franchising section.
Company History: In April 1996 Adam Willner founded the Zao Noodle Bar concept based on a vision of making Asian street food accessible to the American public. Prior to Zao, Adam spent ten years in the restaurant business in San Francisco where he held management positions with Il Fornaio, Etrusca, and Cypress Club as a consultant specializing in restaurant openings. He has expertise in restaurant operations, construction management, site selection, marketing, Asian food, and concept creation. During his tenures he created award winning wine and beverage programs as well as training programs for restaurant personnel. Adam earned a bachelors degree from Wesleyan University.
Zao Noodle Bar
7237 SW Bridgeport Rd
Tigard, OR 97224-7765
Mon – Thr: 11am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 9pm
Payment Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Cash
Reservations Not accepted
* Free parking. No validation needed.
Monday January 11, 7:30 AM
Public Breakfast Forum on Measures 66 & 67, the Grand Hotel Bridgeport, 7:30 am
Tualatin Chamber: Tualatin Chamber
The Tualatin Chamber will present a Public Forum on Measures 66 & 67. Join us as Senator Larry George, R, 13th Distict and Check Sheketoff, Oregon Center for Public Policy present their views on this very important legislation.
Registration: Friday, January 8th, 2010
Saturday January 30, 6:00 PM
2010 Texas hold’em Poker tournament and casino night
The Tualatin Packbackers:
2010 Texas Hold em poker tournament and casino night! Hosted by The Packbackers on Saturday January 30,2010, 6:00 PM at Tualatin Country club. (country club attire) Many levels of fun and sponsorship to benefit Tualatin High sports.
Buffet dinner and blackjack/craps for social guest, please see www.packbackers.org for more information. Professional dealers to help you make you a winner of the more than $4,000 in prizes. Join the fun,sign up now.
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer.
A Satirical Musical Revue
Created and Written by Gerard Alessandrini
In this hilarious musical revue, Forbidden Broadway lovingly pokes fun at some of musical theater’s most beloved shows including The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Cats, and Chicago. It also targets famous Broadway actors, writers, composers, directors, choreographers, and producers, including Carol Channing, Bob Fosse, Ethel Merman, Mandy Patinkin, Stephen Sondheim, Barbra Streisand, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. You will laugh at the entertaining tributes including: Annie (“I’m 30 Years Old, Tomorrow”), Hairspray (“You Can’t Stop the Camp”), West Side Story (“Chita/Rita America”), A Chorus Line (“What I Did For Laughs”), Les Misérables (“It’s Too High”), and more.
The cast features Megan Carver, Isaac Lamb, Rebecca Teran and Wade Willis. The production will be directed by Rick Lewis with choregraphy by Dan Murphy and musical direction by Kurt Crowley. Set by Sharon Maroney, costumes by Eyan Candini and lights by Rose Etta Menger.
Cast & Creative
Choregrapher… Dan Murphy
Musical director…Kurt Crowley
Set designer…Sharon Maroney
Costume designer…Eyan Candini
Lighting designer…Rose Etta Menger
Props designer…Deb Dahling
Sound designer… Cecil Averett
Stage manager…Jessica Downs
Thursday, February 11, 7:30 pm (PREVIEW)
Friday, February 12, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 14, 2:00 pm
Thursday, February 18, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 19, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 21 2:00 pm
Thursday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 27, 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 4, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 5, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 7, 2:00 pm
Performances will be at the New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Avenue in Tigard.
Preview $20.00 – Night before opening (where anything can happen), all ages, all seats
Premier $35.00 – Center section seats, all ages
Youth (6-25) $20.00
Exhibit: Michael Orwick, Valerie Sjodin and Kim Larkin
December 1, 2009 – January 27, 2010
Times: Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm; Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm
Location: Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center – 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro
Oil paintings by two of Hillsboro’s most well-known artists, Michael Orwick and Valerie Sjodin, are featured this holiday season. Orwick will exhibit his strong and colorful landscapes, many done Plein Air. Sjodin will exhibit a new series of work that explores the concept of connecting with the divine through images of the Gothic arch, the skyline and cosmos. Their works will be on display in the Main Gallery. Kim Lakin is a fiber artist who creates quilts using the same techniques as an abstract painter. Her works will be in the lower exhibition space.
Print Arts Northwest Holiday Show & Sale
November 19, 2009 – January 15, 2010
Times: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:30pm except major holidays
Location: Washington County Museum – 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland (Rock Creek Campus – Portland Community College)
Print Arts Northwest (PAN) presents its annual group show of works from over 100 Northwestern artists. The show/sale at the Washington County Museum features small works both framed and unframed and is a great place to purchase inexpensive, original artwork for those on your holiday shopping list. An opening reception will be November 19 from 6-8pm to coincide with the Museum opening of its new exhibit, “Oregon is Indian Country”.
First Friday Live Irish Music & Dance
November 6, 2009 – May 7, 2010
Location: Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin 97062
Admission: $10, $5 for 17 & younger and seniors
Live Irish music and dance inside the historic Winona Grange #271 in Tualatin. No experience or partner required. Classes are offered throughout the year on Thursdays if you like at only $5.
Exhibit: This Kalapuya Land
June 18, 2009 – June 18, 2010
Times: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Washington County Museum – 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland (Rock Creek Campus – Portland Community College)
Admission: Adults $3, Seniors & Children (6-17) $2. No charge on Mondays.
The Washington County Museum is pleased to welcome back its popular traveling exhibit, This Kalapuya Land, which chronicles the lives and culture of Native Americans living in the Willamette Valley. Unveiling never before seen artifacts from the museum’s collection, the exhibit explains detailed aspects of Kalapuya life including food, clothing, housing, and trading practices. Important events in tribal history such as treaties with the American Government, removal to the Grand Ronde Reservation, tribal Termination and Restoration are also illustrated.
During the past few weeks, there has been a distinctly joyful and spirited feeling among the hotel staff and our guests. This will be our very first Christmas in our new hotel- and everyone seems to be getting into the holiday mood with parties and other holiday events. Our neighbors at Bridgeport Village have really been living it up this season; hope you enjoy some of these images from their holiday events so far (photos courtesy of Bridgeport Village). Wherever your travels take you this Christmas- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Grand Hotel Bridgeport Staff!
The Bridgeport Express (11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm through Wednesday, December 23
Holiday shoppers of all ages have enjoyed taking a break and climbing aboard The Bridgeport Express. The solar operated, trackless holiday train is free, fun and travels around the village. Frequent stops include: Sur La Table, Coach, Urban Outfitters, Borders Book & Music and in between Coldwater Creek & Talbots.
News from Bridgeport Village Shopping center! They have announced the opening more great stores and restaurants exclusive to Bridgeport Village.
Eye Styles was opened Friday, November 6, by local resident and owner Phil DeYoung. Phil has 25 years experience in the field and wanted to offer customers a more personalized experience in a modern, upscale setting. Eye Style’s in-house Doctor, Christ Thorsland, will be available on weekends for eye exams and appointments. Phil and his team pride themselves on being active in the community and strive to give back. Eye Styles is located in A105, the former Hub Optix location across from Urban Outfitters!
AM-Living fills a void. Inspired by the Age of Sail, by exploration, science and cartography. Offering individual choice, complimenting both classic and contemporary themes. Our aim is to challenge the mind as well as the eye. Focus is on Design, Quality, and Originality. Our goal is to surprise and impress, offering lifestyle products of lasting value.
Beautiful, affordable styles for women. Passionate about fashion for every woman, meet Romy! “More Fashion, More Value” is our motto and our designers take this to heart. Whether you’re a romantic or a modernist, you’ll fall in love with our beadwork, our brocades, our wools, and our tweeds. Located across from Peet’s Coffee & Tea. 503-598-9235
Providing personalized dental care in a comfortable, state of the art professional setting for you and your family featuring advanced procedures, instruments and techniques. Our office offers Preventive and Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Zoom Whitening, Oral Surgery, Dental Implant Restoration and most dental services. Senior and Mall Employee Discounts. Insurance is Welcomed & Accepted!
Mio Gelato will be opening its doors in center court next to the Gazebo! Offering complimentary internet access, gourmet coffee, espresso, tea, fresh daily soup, Panini sandwiches and delicious gelato. Mio hopes to arrive before Santa!
Glassybaby is a Seattle-based, glass-blowing studio that specializes in small, colored glass cups that, when lit with a candle, give off a warm glow and provide a calming and beautiful effect. Glassybaby will occupy the Kiosk between Coldwater Creek and Talbots, during the Holiday Season. In keeping with their commitment of giving back, 10% of all sales before 12/31 will be donated to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.