Portland, OR Travel Guide

USA  #5 in Best Places to Visit in Oregon
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What to Eat in Portland, OR

Known as one of the best foodie cities in the country, Portland has a multitude of options – from the high-end to affordable. You won't have to look hard for cheap eats, as the city boasts of hundreds of food carts and trucks (more than 600) throughout the city, many concentrated in "pods" throughout the downtown area. Check out these maps to see where many are located. For a crash course in the city's culinary scene, consider signing up for a food tour; past visitors recommended Forktown Food Tours for its friendly guides and their ability to accommodate a variety of diets. If you can't make a tour, you'll want to stop by the Portland State University farmers market, where more than 200 local vendors set up camp every Saturday on the PSU campus.

More upscale options also abound – like the top-rated Le Pigeon that serves French-inspired food or the modern Spanish gastropub Ataula. Other popular options include Peruvian fare at Andina, Argentinian-inspired cuisine at Ox and classic seafood at Roe. If you're looking for a dose of Pacific Northwest fare, check out Imperial. You'll also want to enjoy a few meals at the city's top Asian eateries. Nong's Khao Man Gai, Departure, Saucebox and Bamboo Sushi, among many, many others. Chefs (and residents) pride themselves on using only fresh, local ingredients, so no matter what price point or type of cuisine you're looking for, you won't go hungry in PDX.

And don't forget the beverages Portland are known for – coffee and beer. Although you can't go wrong with any beans that are locally roasted, Stumptown Coffee Roasters is a popular choice. When it comes to beer, you'll have your choice of dozens of craft breweries within the city. If you have a hard time narrowing down your options, consider a tour, such as BREWVANA Brewery Tours, which comes highly rated among past visitors.

Find the Best Restaurants in Portland, OR

  • #1
    Andina Restaurant
    #1 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3231 reviewsTripAdvisor (3231)
    $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Spanish
    1314 NW Glisan St Ste A, Portland, OR 97209-2717
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  • #2
    Pip's Original
    #2 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 331 reviewsTripAdvisor (331)
    $ | American
    4759 NE Fremont St Ste C, Portland, OR 97213-1767
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  • #3
    Q Restaurant & Bar
    #3 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 487 reviewsTripAdvisor (487)
    $ - $$ | American
    828 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3012
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  • #4
    Mucca Osteria
    #4 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 468 reviewsTripAdvisor (468)
    $$ | Italian
    1022 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-2626
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  • #5
    Salt & Straw
    #5 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1020 reviewsTripAdvisor (1020)
    $ - $$ |
    838 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3004
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  • #6
    Mediterranean Exploration Company
    #6 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3144
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  • #7
    Salt & Straw
    #7 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1730 reviewsTripAdvisor (1730)
    $ - $$ | American
    3345 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1456
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  • #8
    Salt & Straw
    #8 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 370 reviewsTripAdvisor (370)
    $ | American
    2035 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5847
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  • #9
    Caffe Mingo
    #9 of 5,052 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 223 reviewsTripAdvisor (223)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
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  • #10
    Blossoming Lotus Portland