The island now known as Puerto Rico once went by a very different name: Boriken. So it seemed a fitting moniker for Boriken Restaurant, an eatery in Beaverton that's dedicated entirely to Puerto Rican cuisine. Chefs take their job very seriously, so don't expect your food to show up moments after you place your order. They cook everything upon request, meaning they don't start preparing fresh ingredients until you ask them to. This results in colorful, flavorful fare unlike anything you'll find elsewhere in Beaverton.
Plantains factor heavily into the menu at Boriken, so dive right in with the tostones rellenos de pollo—AKA plantain fritters filled with chicken. But save some room for the rice entrees, especially the arroz con pollo. It consists of yellow rice topped with chicken and, as with every entree, three plantains on the side. Customers rave about the arroz con pollo. You can also opt for a kabob, a mofongo dish (which features mashed plantains), or authentic dishes showcasing beef or pork.