Food & Drink

Where to Find Boba in Portland for the Summer 2022 Heat Wave

Boba Milk, Ding Tea, and More
July 28, 2022
Find refuge from the heat with a refreshing beverage at Tea Bar. (Lindsay Andrus)
If you're looking for a refreshing pick-me-up during this week's heat wave, treating yourself to a cold boba beverage might be just the ticket. We've gathered some of our favorite bubble tea shops in town, so you can head out and slurp chewy tapioca pearls from a giant straw ASAP. Be sure to blast Chris Fleming's "Boba Manifesto" on the way to get in the right headspace. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

Boba Milk Add to a List
Boba Milk sets itself apart from the rest of the bubble tea pack with its cold-brewed teas, made without artificial flavors or powders. Flavors include classic Ceylon black tea, jasmine, Vietnamese coffee, matcha, cacao, and chai, and there's chrysanthemum milk tea and golden milk tea for those abstaining from caffeine.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Bubble N Tea Add to a List
In addition to classic milk tea flavors and seasonal specials like honey lavender and strawberry matcha, this Beaverton spot offers frosty smoothies in flavors like coconut and Thai tea, ideal for an afternoon cooler in the hot weather.
Pickup, dine-in

Buddy's Lounge Add to a List
This enterprising bar decided to add boozy boba to its menu last year as a way to widen its takeout offerings during quarantine. You can choose from combos like Hokkaido whisky with boba and spicy tequila mangonada with rainbow jelly.
Pickup, dine-in

Ding Tea
Fans love this Taiwanese tea chain for its high quality teas and fresh ingredients, with flavors like Hokkaido black tea, passionfruit Yakult, and kumquat. The "Monster Boba Latte" (brown sugar and milk topped with foam) is a customer favorite.
Boise, Lents
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Fat Straw Add to a List
Vegans need not be left out at this cozy cafe, which has been open since 2005 and offers plant-based milk tea made with coconut milk as well as flavored iced teas, smoothies, and espresso smoothies.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Happy Lemon Add to a List
You can easily recognize a location of this Taiwanese chain by the enticing smell of its freshly made bubble waffles wafting down the street. The menu features classic drinks in flavors like taro and winter melon, plus fruit teas, rock salt crema-topped drinks, smoothies, and a signature line of lemon-based beverages.
Bridgeport Village
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

MILK+T Add to a List
Can't decide between ice cream and boba? You don't have to, thanks to this cafe's signature "Sip 'n Dip" dips topped with a scoop of ice cream. The shop also serves milk tea, fruity iced teas, and cold brew-based drinks.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Royaltea Portland Add to a List
Fresh fruit is the star at this international cheese tea chain, which serves flavors like fresh taro, red dragon strawberry, tropical fruit, and honeydew.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Tea Bar
You'll find a range of high-quality teas made with A-grade tapioca pearls and served in mason jars at this popular local chain founded by Portland native Erica Indira Swanson.
Pearl District, Richmond
Pickup, delivery

TIGER SUGAR Add to a List
You may have spotted this wildly popular Taiwanese boba chain's signature "tiger-striped" brown sugar milk tea beverages in your Instagram feed. Find out what all the hype is about for yourself at their Beaverton location.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Tiki Tea Add to a List
Only premium ingredients are used at this small locally owned shop, from house-steeped teas and house-made syrups to fresh fruit, milk, and cream. Go classic with a flavor like Ceylon or matcha, or try one of the rotating specials.
Alberta Arts District
Pickup, dine-in

Yoonique Tea Add to a List
True to its name, this cafe offers one-of-a-kind flavors like "golden lava milk" (sweet salted egg yolk with fresh milk), "Duricado" (an avocado and durian smoothie with toasted coconut and almond toppings), and "Rosy Cheezy" (white rose oolong iced tea with lychee jam and salted cheese foam).
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

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