Enjoy Portland Oregon Restaurants

Portland Oregon restaurants are so wide-ranging, that you can find anything you would ever want to eat in many different places.

One of my favorite things to do is try new and unique restaurants throughout the Portland area. Now, I'm not the most extreme when it comes to experimenting with new types of food, but I do know what I like (seafood and Asian food ranks high on my list).

Finding Portland restaurants within my personal comfort zone is never a problem. I know, I know....I need to be more daring. I'm working on it. ;)

You may be just the opposite. You may be someone who always pushes the envelope when trying new foods. Whatever floats your boat! ;)

Portland Oregon restaurants offer the best eats for anyone: Japanese, Greek, Lebanese, Thai, Mexican, whatever. If you want it, you can find it in Portland. You will find prices ranging from the cheap to the extravagant and everything in between. Being frugal to a fault, I always have my handy-dandy Entertainment Book for the present year by my side. It just makes sense to me to save where I can.

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The shiny Pearl District is a very cool place for going upper-class to enjoy a meal. I was down there recently with some friends and had a nice, big plate of calamari. That's squid, if you didn't know. Mmmmmm.

Anyway, I'd start in the Pearl District and work your way out, if I were you.

When you find a place that sounds good, depending on where you go, you can expect some great scenery and maybe a live show. When Portland feeds you, it holds nothing back! ;)

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Another cool way of finding great places to eat in Portland is simply walk about and follow the crowds, not to mention your nose.

If you have a mobile device, like a smart phone or tablet, there are some terrific apps you can use for finding a nice place to eat in Portland.

Throughout the city, you'll run across pods of trailers that serve specialty cuisine to you in a flash. All types of food and great for taking lunch breaks from work or play.



Here's another idea: on the weekends, go over to the Portland Saturday Market and wander through the dozens of food booths. There's a place down there that has spring rolls that are to die for! I never leave without having at least one.

My son's friend stopped into the famous Stepping Stone Cafe one day so that he could take their 13" Mancake Challenge. See the results for yourself:

No matter what your taste, you're going to find some fantastic Portland Oregon restaurants that will meet your wants. Find the top-rated restaurants in Portland and what people are saying about them.


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  • 50 Plates - 333 NW 13th Ave. Portland, OR
    Traditional American cuisine. Unique mix.

  • Andina Restaurant - 1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR
    Winner of the OpenTable.com Diner's Choice Award for 2009. Authentic South American, Tapas cuisine. Good selection of vegetarian dishes. A huge hit around here.
    Read what others are saying about Andina Restaurant....

  • Arleta Library Bakery and Cafe - 5513 SE 72nd & Harold, Portland, OR
    Smallish place with a huge taste! They were featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives." So, so good!
    Read and post your own review...

  • Beast - 5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR
    Open for dinner and brunch, a hot spot in unique Portland dining.
    Read what people are saying about Beast...

  • Big Ass Sandwiches - 5663 NE Glisan, Portland
    Voted "Best Portland Food Cart" by Willamette Weekly readers, their sandwiches are a BIG slice of Heaven! Yum!

  • Blackwood Cafe - 445 NE 70th Ave, Portland, OR
    I could have placed this on the Portland Coffee Shops page, but the sandwiches are not to be missed. Fresh paninis and bagel sandwiches are a big hit with the cafe's visitors (get the goodies gluten-free if you like).

  • Brazil Grill - 1201 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR
    Authentic Brazilian cuisine in the heart of downtown Portland.
    Read more on my Brazil Grill page....

  • Bread and Ink Cafe - 360 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR|
    Popular and eclectic, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Read the Bread and Ink Cafe reviews....

  • Cadillac Café - 1801 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR
    Among all the Portland Oregon restaurants, many claim the Cadillac Cafe has the best breakfasts in Portland.
    Read the Cadillac Cafe reviews for yourself...

  • Chaos Cafe and Parlor - 2620 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR
  • This Portland Oregon restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, specifically with the vegan in mind. Live music and free Wifi.

  • clarklewis - 1001 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR
    Located in Portland's East Industrial District and serving delicious Northwest cuisine. Winner of many dining awards.
    Real reviews of clarklewis....

  • Cup and Saucer Cafe - Multiple Locations, Portland, OR
    A local favorite for all three meals. They have other locations.
    See what others are saying about Cup and Saucer Cafe....

  • Dan & Louis Oyster Bar - 208 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR
    Fresh, local seafood, serving Portland for 100 years. Oysters, Calamari, Dungeness crab, shrimp....
    Read the Dan & Louis Oyster Bar reviews....

  • Departure Restaurant and Lounge - 525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR
    Fine Portland dining, Asian Cuisine and an incredible view.
    Get the reviews on Departure Restaurant and Lounge...

  • The Farm Cafe - 10 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR
    Fresh, organic, local cuisine. As fresh as it gets!
    Read the reviews of The Farm Cafe in Portland....

  • Fish & Chip Shop - 1218 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR
    Authentic British fish and chips and everything else. Bangers and mash anyone?
    See what others are saying about the Fish & Chip Shop...

  • Fish Grotto Seafood Restaurant - 1035 SW Stark Street, Portland, OR
    Fresh seafood and large wine list.
    Get reviews of the Fish Grotto Seafood Restaurant....

  • Flavour Spot - 2310 N Lombard St, Portland, OR
    Waffle sandwiches...yup, these things are fantastic! Wide selection and good coffee, too. Food carts at two locations.
    Read more about Flavour Spot in Portland....

  • Flying Pie Pizzaria - 7804 SE Stark St, Portland, OR
    Fresh pizza toppings and loads of it!
    Read the reviews of Flying Pie Pizzeria....

  • Huber's Restaurant - 411 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR
    Classic American cuisine served by the oldest Portland Oregon restaurant.
    Reviews of Huber's Cafe in Portland....

  • J Cafe - 533 NE Holladay St, Portland, OR
    Coffee, breakfast, sandwiches. Free Wifi.
    Read the J Cafe reviews....

  • J&M Cafe - 537 SE Ash St, Portland, OR
    Terrific breakfast and brunch.
    What are others saying about J&M Cafe?

  • Jake's Famous Crawfish - 401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR
  • Well-known in Portland for steak, seafood. Many consider it the best Portland Oregon restaurant. Reviews of Jake's Famous Crawfish....

  • Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen- 1038 SW Stark St, Portland, OR
    Huge deli sandwiches and other goodies.
    More information and reviews on Kenny & Zuke's....

  • La Calaca Comelona - 2304 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR
    Authentic Mexican cuisine. Not for those on a budget, but great food.
    Reviews of La Calaca Comelona....

  • Le Bistro Montage - 301 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR
    American, Cajun, and Creole food. Great atmosphere and healthy portions.
    Read more on my Le Bistro Montage page....

  • Lucky House - 5501 NE 109th, Vancouver, WA.
    Just over the Interstate Bridge in the Orchards area of Vancouver, WA, you'll find the best Chinese food I have ever had. My wife and I eat there once a week.
    Read my full Lucky House review....

  • Miss Delta - 3950 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR
    Authentic Southern and Cajun cuisine. Shrimp Creole, blackened catfish, braised ribs, and tons more.
    Read the reviews of Miss Delta in Portland...

  • Milo's City Cafe - 1325 NE Broadway, Portland, OR
    A must-eat-at Portland Oregon restaurant. Wonderful food!
    Read more reviews of Milo's City Cafe....

  • Morning Star Cafe - 500 SW 3rd Ave # 150, Portland, OR
    Coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, spirits. Lovely inside.

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory - 715 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR
    One of my all-time favorite Portland Oregon restaurants!
    Read more on my Old Spaghetti Factory page....

  • The Organ Grinder - 5015 S.E. 82nd, Portland, OR
    A really enjoyable pizza parlor from yesteryear. Silent movies, a large organ and family fun. This Portland Oregon restaurant holds a lot of fond memories for many.
    Read more on my tribute page to Organ Grinder Pizza....

  • Original Hotcake House - 1102 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR
    Known for their terrific breakfast foods and large portions, this Portland Oregon restaurant staple is open 24 hours a day. This place is a must-try!
    Read Original Hotcake House reviews for yourself....

  • The Original Pancake House - 8601 S.W 24th Ave., Portland, OR
    Founded in Portland in 1953, this breakfast hot-spot serves up amazing morning dishes to the masses. Make sure to try their famous Dutch Baby! Delicious!
    Read The Original Pancake House reviews....

  • The People's Sandwich of Portland - 53 NW 1st Ave, Portland, OR
    Cheese steak and more freshly-made sandwiches.

  • Pine State Biscuits - 3640 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR
    Tasty Portland breakfasts reviewed on the Travel Channel and Food Network.
    Reviews of Pine State Biscuits....

  • Po’Shines Café De La Soul - 8139 N. Denver, Portland, OR
    Popular Portland Oregon restaurant, serving up traditional southern soul food. A big hit of catfish, ribs, collard greens, hush puppies, and lots more.
    Read the Po'Shines reviews....

  • Pok Pok Restaurant - 3226 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Top Portland restaurant for Thai cuisine.
    Read the reviews of Pok Pok Restaurant....

  • Portland City Grill - 111 SW 5th Ave # 3000, Portland, OR
    Steaks, seafood, sushi and more...all served with a brilliant view of the city of Portland.
    Read what others think about the Portland City Grill....

  • Portobello Vegan Trattoria - 2001 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR
    Vegan cuisine inspired from Italy, Spain, and France.
    Read the Portobello Vegan Trattoria reviews....

  • Screen Door - 2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR
    Southern cuisine with a flash of local and organic thrown in the mix makes this Portland Oregon restaurant a fast favorite.
    See what others say about Screen Door....

  • Stark Naked Pizza - 2835 SE Stark St, Portland, OR
    Place for huge, wonderfully-made pizza. It's not just food, it's an experience.

  • Stepping Stone Cafe - 2390 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR
    Try the 13" Mancakes, featured on the Travel Channel's, "Man Vs Food."
    Read the Stepping Stone Cafe reviews....

  • Waddles Restaurant/Coffee Shop - 9020 NE Vancouver Way, Portland, OR
    No longer around, but a place that has left a lasting a forever legacy in Portland. A favorite family restaurant, the memories will live on. Check out my Waddles page and leave your own thoughts for all to enjoy.

  • Wai Kong Asian Bistro - 620 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR
    Scrumptious Chinese cuisine at this SE Portland Hong Kong-style bistro. Really tasty!

  • Wong's King Seafood Restaurant - 8733 S.E. Division St, Portland, OR
    Outstanding Dim Sum and Live Seafood.
    Read the raves about Wong's King Seafood Restaurant....

  • Voodoo Doughnut - 22 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR
    One of my favorite places for a late-night snack. They also have two other locations in Portland and Salem. I won't mention the location in Colorado (outside of Oregon). That's blasphemy. ;)
    Read more on my Voodoo Doughnut page....

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