Drive Thru

Last week Russ posted a piece asking about the lack of drive thru fast food in some of trendy neighborhoods in Portland. I have to say I’m not a big fan of fast food, I like to eat healthy, I like my family to eat healthy, but I must admit the lure of fast food is sometimes overwhelming. Is it that it comes to you so quickly or that it gives you that little fast food rush of fats and sugars? I don’t know, but I do know I like a drive thru window and there are very few of those in Sellwood/ Westmoreland.

So the other night in the midst of an evening home improvement driven shopping bonanza we realized that is was getting late and we had no time to cook dinner and get our kid to bed. Still being 15 minutes from our house we decided on Chinese takeout from Wong’s King. It’s isn’t fast food, but it does have a DRIVE THRU WINDOW. Yes, a drive thru window at a Chinese Restaurant, in my thinking it can’t get much better than that. They have several locations but I’m pretty sure the one in Sellwood is the only one with a drive thru.

They have a great menu with almost anything you could expect including a decent selection of vegetarian options (I ‘m partial to their Mushu chicken though). They even have chicken strips, burgers, grilled cheese and crinkle cut fries if someone in the car is hankering for some more “American” style munchies.

If you’re in the neighborhood and looking for something to drive thru and pick up give them a call (503-239-8899) and put in your order, they’re located on the corner of SE Tacoma and 17th (just before it becomes SE Milwaukie). It’s usually only 15 minutes till it’s bagged and ready to go, and it’s oh so tasty with no added msg!

6 Comments so far

  1. divebarwife (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 2:19 pm


    We used to live just a few blocks away and were pretty regular there. Where we’re at now in Cully is quite a haul – but if we’re down even remotely close to there and are anywhere near needing food – we have a menu in the car so that we can call ahead and pick some up – via the drive-up window!

  2. RAH (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

    So it’s not a true drive-thru where you drive up, order something on the little intercom and then pick it up? You have to wait 15 minutes unless you call first?

  3. Cami (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

    yes, if you don’t call it in you will have to wait until your order is ready.

  4. Nolando (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

    Yep – they no longer (as far as when I lived over that way) take orders through that convenience. But call it in then zip through and you’re done in no time. As they say when you place your order, “Okay, see you, 10 minute.” They’ve got an award-winning chef and hands-freakin’-down the best Chinese in the city.

  5. Daaaaave (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 10:09 am

    The Wong King’s in Sellwood is fairly disgusting and I’m 99% sure they’ve been knocked a couple times for healthcode violations.

    Better off at the one over near 82nd and Division.

  6. RAH (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    I guess I don’t see the point of a drive-thru window if you still have to call ahead. That shaves off a whole couple minutes?

    Anyhow, I looked over at Citysearch and that Sellwood location has gotten some awful reviews.

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