Bombay Chaat House, also known as Indian Chaat House, is one of Portland's favorite destinations for tasty, authentic Indian food. Our menu is extensive and includes many traditional favorites as well as some harder-to-find dishes.We take pride in our use of the best quality, hand-ground Indian spices and in the freshness of all of our ingredients. BCH is located in Downtown Portland, on South West 12th and Yamhill St. It's just two blocks from Multnomah County Library. You will enjoy our attentive service almost as much as our tantalizing menu.
“India Chaat House,” was our second location opened in this same parking lot ( 804 SW 12th Ave & Yamhill. Portland, OR, 97005) thanks to Avtar’s dream of always wanting to cook for people. Avtar’s Brother helped her open
India Tandoori Oven on SE 2nd and Main St. in 1999. It served meat and veggie dishes. Avtar did not like to cook meat as she was vegetarian, and it was sold. She decide to open on 12th & Yamhill in the year 2000. She named it India Chaat House as she wanted it to be a new Beginning. A new beginning it was, our Loyal costumers enjoyed our food so much they did not mind commuting from Hillsboro, Graham, Salem and even Washington.
From the year 2000 to present, we have been in that same spot.
What's is this Food cart war Story I hear about?
In October 2008, Avtar Kaur and Daljit Singh got divorced. Daljit took her business from her in a cleaver way. He knew Avtar would not go to court to fight her divorce. She had told him many times during the divorce process, "I have been going to work and giving you the money every day, tell today. I will not go to court for money. I am ill, I need you right now. I have cancer, gallbladder stones, and blood clots. If you want to leave me for my illness. If you feel I am not worth anything more to you then a slave... then you can freely go. Once you give me a divorce, you won't be welcome back. Think about what you are doing. I promise you, I won't go to court. God provided for me tell today, he will surely provide in the future." Unbelievingly, Daljit did not care what she said, he took advantage of her sensitive nature. He told the court, Avtar had a restaurant called Chaat For You (non existing) and that he wanted to take the food cart (India Chaat House). The judge agreed. The judge did not know that Daljit was lying to the Court. Since Avtar did not go to court on her dates, Daljit was now a free man. Avtar was left with no job... If you think thats sick and twisted, wait there is more.
He gave her a house... He had picked up a loan from the house and bought property worth more then the house. He kept the property. She had to pay for a house more then the house was worth... While he had a property she was paying for... Worst part, she was jobless.
Harvey Singh felt sad for his mom because, not only did his father use his mother, also left during a recession time. Harvey opened up right in front of his dad on Jan, 09, 2009. Daljit filed restraining orders on Harvey, Avtar, and Amritpal ( Daljit’s younger son) the very next day. Daljit in court said Harvey, Avtar, & Amritpal wanted to kill Daljit. The court/ judge realized that Daljit's allegations were false. Daljit was using the judicial system to keep Avtar away from work. Daljit quickly realized he had a loosing case. He decided to take away the claims he made against us. Avtar showed a good heart again and signed that it was okay that he did that. That she would not go against him for him making such a move. Daljit also sold India Chaat House to Mike by telling him that Bombay Chaat House will be removed from the scene. Mike was lied to.
Mike handed the name India Chaat House/ food truck to a new owner, in 2010. In 2011, India Chaat House was offered to Harvey. Harvey took a loan from the bank ($15,000) and bought India Chaat House so his mother would have her old name back.
Now we are known as India Chaat House and Bombay Chaat House.
DRINKS & DESSERT
Sev-Poori may look different then you are use to eating other places. It's a Liquid form. PLEASE don't order if you hope for a Pani Puri style Sev Puri - Thanks
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Monday: 11:00AM - 06:45PM
804 SW 12Th AVENUE
Tuesday: 11:00AM - 06:45PM
Wednesday: 11:00AM - 06:45PM
Zip Code 97205
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