Bridgeport Village is home an exclusive mixes of local, regional and national shops unlike any other shopping experience in Oregon and are frequently hosting new and “engaging” events for their customers.
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.
This Friday, January 1 is the BIG GAME. I am talking about the 2010 Rose Bowl in sunny Pasadena! If you are like many, you were not able to secure your tickets in time. If that is the case, where will you be going to root for (or against -depending on who you ask) the Mighty Oregon Ducks?!?!
Need a Local Suggestion? The Hot Seat Sports Bar in downtown Tualatin is a local favorite. Since opening in 1999, it has become the city’s premier adults only sports bar. Sports fans LOVE their 21 HDTVs (yes- 21) two big screens including a 100″ HD screen so you never miss a second of sports action. Their menu features great selections for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner – and seven different varieties of hot wings.
They also have a solid beer selection- drafts, bottles or cocktails. Be sure to call ahead on Friday to check for seating availability- or plan to get their early.
18791 SW Martinazzi Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
Photo Credit: OregonLive.com
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.
I recently came across this fantastic video highlighting Portland, Oregon from Travel Portland and had to share on our blog. This fast paced video demonstrates the diverse activities in this area- from the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland to the serene natural surroundings in areas like the Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge and more. TravelPortland.com is a great resource for visitors to plan their trips to Oregon with a wealth of information on events, attractions and other tips.
If you have not visited Portland before, this piece shows you what you are missing and will likely entice you to check it out! Portland and the surrounding area is actually a great place to visit AND live (a rare combination!) Enjoy!
Yes, Black Friday is coming November 27……the day the official holiday shopping season begins- and the day that retailers everywhere offer shoppers tremendous savings on gifts. Smart shoppers everywhere will find amazing deals and festive events throughout the day at Bridgeport Village.
Bridgeport Village is one of the premier shopping destinations in the Pacific Northwest and a shoppers heaven. The center offers an exclusive mix of local, regional and national shops unlike any other shopping experience in Oregon. To sweeten the deal, The Grand Hotel Bridgeport is offering special holiday packages for travelers and shoppers staying with us that weekend. Stay at Portland’s newest luxury hotel! The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is just steps from Bridgeport Village. Book the Grand Shopping Package and you”ll receive a $25 Bridgeport Village gift card and gift with your stay. To find out about hotel specials- call 866-968-5757 or email email@example.com.
If you are coming by- be sure to check out some of these special events happening this Friday!
The Bridgeport Express begins Friday, November 27 – Wednesday, December 23 11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm. A new addition to the holiday season, The Bridgeport Express will provide fun filled train rides around the village. This 35 passenger, solar operated train will take you to your destination. Frequent stops include: Sur La Table, Coach, Urban Outfitters, Borders Book & Music and in between Coldwater Creek & Talbots. This “green” solar train is trackless and accommodates children and adults. Rides are free!
Light Up The Night – Friday, November 27, 6pm – 7:30pm The holiday season begins with a festive celebration. Santa will be making his grand entrance on the Bridgeport Express and will set foot into his Renaissance Home. Be there as we light the Bridgeport Village Christmas Tree in center court. Afterwards visit Santa to get your holiday photo. Plus enjoy musical entertainment by Radio Disney!
Santa Photos November 27 – December 24 Monday – Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm Sundays: 11:00am-6:00pm. Visit Santa in his Renaissance Home in center court! Children visiting Santa will be receiving a peppermint stick along with a coloring book.
Photo Credit: http://www.shoppingcenterbusiness.com/articles/JUL07/story1.shtml
The Grand Hotel Bridgeport is pleased the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce has chosen our hotel to host their highly anticipated Business Showcase! The event will be held here on Thursday November 5 from 2-5pm.
The Business Showcase is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to gather and connect with potential customers. Chamber members will have booths displaying their products and services. Retail sales will be allowed at the event so that businesses with products can sell them right there.
There will be door prizes and great giveaways. Admission to the public is FREE! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to have your business seen. This event is not to be missed!
Schedule of Events: 2:00-Doors Open; 3:00-Host Sponsor Introduction, Raffle Prizes & Speaker Kevin O’Malley “How to Increase Sales by Using Social Networking; 4:00-Additional Sponsor Introductions & Raffle Prizes; 5:00-Wrap Up & Grand Raffle Prize Drawing!
We chose to build our hotel in Tigard, Oregon not only for the fantastic amenities offered at Bridgeport Village, but also to serve the wide assortment of business centers that are located minutes from the hotel. Tigard Oregon, located just 10 miles southwest of Portland Oregon, is a thriving community with wonderful shopping, dining, arts and business opportunities. As a community, Tigard strives to blend the amenities of a modern city with the friendliness and community spirit of a small town.
Today, there is over 4.5 million square feet of commercial and industrial space in Tigard at business parks such as Lincoln Center, Oregon Business Park, Forum Properties Business Centers, Tigard Industrial Center, Commerce Plaza, Sequoia Parkway and Plaza West and more.
The Bridgeport Grand Hotel is minutes away from any of these Tigard business centers and we think we are an ideal place for business travelers visiting this area to stay. Stay with us and get your business done during the day and enjoy over 15 different restaurants, dozens of stores even an IMAX theatre just steps away.
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