Original Tao

International Teahouse

This is where it all began for us in 1997. Home to an avid tea loving community, this international teahouse is a landmark in Portland. Built with many natural and sustainable materials, such as bamboo, reclaimed wood and raw stone. Visit us for a huge variety of teas, international foods and warm hospitality.


Hours & Contact

Hours:

11 am to 10 pm Every Day

3430 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, Oregon 97214

503.736.0119

Holiday closures: July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.


About

Portland’s Oldest Teahouse, Est. 1997
The Original Tao of Tea teahouse was built in 1997 in Portland, Oregon. It was our first step as a tea company and took eight months of craftsmanship to build the interior with black bamboo, old reclaimed wood, copper, and stone. Veerinder’s oldest brother Harpreet and friend Bob were instrumental in the making of the teahouse. The design was created without the use of any formal drawings.  Our philosophy was to work with a handful of quality materials and carefully choose the spot that best suited them. The teahouse includes a rock waterfall, wooden tea chest tables, and bamboo shelves. The teahouse was awarded ‘best interior’ among 600 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest in 2000 by Zagat restaurant guide. It is consistently rated as the ‘Best Teahouse’ in Portland and offers one of the largest varieties of teas in the country.

Menu

The Belmont Teahouse offers over 100 unique teas and herbal infusions. Sip tea from a tea cup or delight in the beauty of a gongfu ceremony, prepared and presented by one of our talented servers. Please visit us to view the current selection of tea.

View the food menu here.

Popular Items:
Traditional stove-top chai, with whole milk and jaggery, delicious dishes such as dal & rice, chana chawal, and much more.


Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Thu
Indian Music
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Classical Indian music is played in the Belmont Teahouse every first Thursday 7-9.  Free with your tea.

3430 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 736-0119

Nov
5
Thu
Indian Music
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Classical Indian music is played in the Belmont Teahouse every first Thursday 7-9.  Free with your tea.

3430 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 736-0119

Dec
3
Thu
Indian Music
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Classical Indian music is played in the Belmont Teahouse every first Thursday 7-9.  Free with your tea.

3430 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 736-0119

Jan
7
Thu
Indian Music
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Classical Indian music is played in the Belmont Teahouse every first Thursday 7-9.  Free with your tea.

3430 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 736-0119

Feb
4
Thu
Indian Music
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Classical Indian music is played in the Belmont Teahouse every first Thursday 7-9.  Free with your tea.

3430 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 736-0119

Mar
3
Thu
Indian Music
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Classical Indian music is played in the Belmont Teahouse every first Thursday 7-9.  Free with your tea.

3430 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 736-0119

Apr
7
Thu
Indian Music
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Classical Indian music is played in the Belmont Teahouse every first Thursday 7-9.  Free with your tea.

3430 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 736-0119

All Events