Portland, OR Travel Guide

USA  #5 in Best Places to Visit in Oregon
Credit

Courtesy of Photo by Matt Payne of Durango, Colorado/Getty Images

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 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3144 reviewsTripAdvisor (3144)
    $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Spanish
    1314 NW Glisan St Ste A, Portland, OR 97209-2717
    Read More »
  • #2
    Q Restaurant & Bar
    #2 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 440 reviewsTripAdvisor (440)
    $ - $$ | American
    828 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3012
    Read More »
  • #3
    Mucca Osteria
    #3 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 453 reviewsTripAdvisor (453)
    $$ | Italian
    1022 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-2626
    Read More »
  • #4
    Pip's Original
    #4 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 315 reviewsTripAdvisor (315)
    $ | American
    4759 NE Fremont St Ste C, Portland, OR 97213-1767
    Read More »
  • #5
    Salt & Straw
    #5 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 992 reviewsTripAdvisor (992)
    $ - $$ |
    838 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3004
    Read More »
  • #6
    Mediterranean Exploration Company
    #6 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripAdvisor (267)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3144
    Read More »
  • #7
    Salt & Straw
    #7 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 359 reviewsTripAdvisor (359)
    $ | American
    2035 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5847
    Read More »
  • #8
    Screen Door
    #8 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1350 reviewsTripAdvisor (1350)
    $ - $$ | American, Cajun & Creole
    2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1655
    Read More »
  • #9
    Cacao
    #9 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 227 reviewsTripAdvisor (227)
    $ - $$ |
    414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2305
    Read More »
  • #10
    Salt & Straw
    #10 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1703 reviewsTripAdvisor (1703)
    $ - $$ | American
    3345 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1456
    Read More »
  • #11
    Blossoming Lotus Portland
    #11 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 317 reviewsTripAdvisor (317)
    $ - $$ | American, Fusion, Healthy
    1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212-4402
    Read More »
  • #12
    Caffe Mingo
    #12 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 213 reviewsTripAdvisor (213)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
    Read More »
  • #13
    Pine State Biscuits
    #13 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1043 reviewsTripAdvisor (1043)
    $ | American, Cafe
    2204 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5885
    Read More »
  • #14
    Mother's Bistro & Bar
    #14 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3043 reviewsTripAdvisor (3043)
    $ - $$ | International, American
    121 SW 3rd Ave Between Pine & Ash St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
    Read More »
  • #15
    Olympia Provisions
    #15 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 204 reviewsTripAdvisor (204)
    $ - $$ | American
    107 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214-2103
    Read More »
  • #16
    Tasty n Alder
    #16 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1228 reviewsTripAdvisor (1228)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, American
    580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2300
    Read More »
  • #17
    Cabezon Restaurant
    #17 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 260 reviewsTripAdvisor (260)
    $ - $$ | Seafood
    5200 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97213-2666
    Read More »
  • #18
    Veggie Grill
    #18 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 213 reviewsTripAdvisor (213)
    $ | American, Fast Food
    508 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97204-1205
    Read More »
  • #19
    Ken's Artisan Bakery
    #19 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 198 reviewsTripAdvisor (198)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    338 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1102
    Read More »
  • #20
    Por Que No
    #20 of 4,996 Places to Eat in Portland
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 362 reviewsTripAdvisor (362)
    $ | Mexican, Latin
    4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
    Read More »

Explore More of Portland, OR

When purchasing from our site, we may earn commissions. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

The 12 Best Niagara Falls Tours

Explore one of North America's most impressive natural sights and the surrounding region on a tour.

Lyn MettlerJuly 19, 2019

The Cheapest Ways to Travel: 15 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

These cheap travel tips can help you save big on your next getaway.

Holly JohnsonJuly 18, 2019

The 9 Best San Francisco Wine Tours

Taste some of America's finest wines on one of these daytrips.

John RodwanJuly 18, 2019

The 6 Best Sedona Jeep Tours

Take a rollicking ride through Sedona's natural beauty in a rugged SUV.

Holly JohnsonJuly 16, 2019

The 12 Top Florida Keys Beaches

Relax on the sandy shorelines from Key West to Key Largo.

Gwen PratesiJuly 15, 2019

The 15 Best New Orleans Walking Tours

Take on the Big Easy with a stroll through its streets.

Lyn MettlerJuly 15, 2019

The 8 Best Charleston Ghost Tours

Experience the Holy City's history and haunts on one of these excursions.

Holly JohnsonJuly 12, 2019

The 5 Best Oahu Helicopter Tours

Tour this picturesque island from the air on one of these excursions.

John RodwanJuly 11, 2019

The 15 Best Los Angeles Tours

Maximize your time in Los Angeles with the insider tips and historical context provided by the best local tours.

Kyle McCarthyJuly 3, 2019

The 15 Best Las Vegas Tours

See a different side of Sin City – its attractions go beyond gambling.

John RodwanJuly 2, 2019