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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.

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  • #1
    Pip's Original
    #1 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 344 reviewsTripadvisor (344)
    $ | American
    4759 NE Fremont St Ste C, Portland, OR 97213-1767
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  • #2
    Andina Restaurant
    #2 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3266 reviewsTripadvisor (3266)
    $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Spanish
    1314 NW Glisan St Ste A, Portland, OR 97209-2717
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  • #3
    Mucca Osteria
    #3 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 481 reviewsTripadvisor (481)
    $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    1022 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-2626
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  • #4
    Salt & Straw
    #4 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1031 reviewsTripadvisor (1031)
    $ - $$ | American
    838 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3004
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  • #5
    Mediterranean Exploration Company
    #5 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 303 reviewsTripadvisor (303)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3144
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  • #6
    Q Restaurant & Bar
    #6 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 515 reviewsTripadvisor (515)
    $ - $$ | American
    828 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3012
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  • #7
    Salt & Straw
    #7 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 375 reviewsTripadvisor (375)
    $ | American
    2035 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5847
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  • #8
    Blossoming Lotus Portland
    #8 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 327 reviewsTripadvisor (327)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, Healthy, American
    1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212-4402
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  • #9
    Caffe Mingo
    #9 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 226 reviewsTripadvisor (226)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
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  • #10
    Cacao
    #10 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripadvisor (231)
    $ - $$ |
    414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2305
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  • #11
    Creo Chocolate
    #11 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 83 reviewsTripadvisor (83)
    $ - $$ |
    122 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232-1108
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  • #12
    Screen Door
    #12 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1404 reviewsTripadvisor (1404)
    $ - $$ | American, Cajun & Creole
    2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1655
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  • #13
    Salt & Straw
    #13 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1740 reviewsTripadvisor (1740)
    $ - $$ | American
    3345 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1456
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  • #14
    Por Que No
    #14 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 378 reviewsTripadvisor (378)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
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  • #15
    Cabezon Restaurant
    #15 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 272 reviewsTripadvisor (272)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Asian
    5200 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97213-2666
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  • #16
    Mother's Bistro & Bar
    #16 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3191 reviewsTripadvisor (3191)
    $ - $$ | International, American
    121 SW 3rd Ave Between Pine & Ash St, Portland, OR 97204
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  • #17
    The Waffle Window
    #17 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 326 reviewsTripadvisor (326)
    $ | Cafe, American, International
    3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5144
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  • #18
    Ken's Artisan Bakery
    #18 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 210 reviewsTripadvisor (210)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    338 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1102
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  • #19
    Olympia Provisions
    #19 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 215 reviewsTripadvisor (215)
    $ - $$ | American
    107 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214-2103
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  • #20
    Veggie Grill
    #20 of 4,501 Places to Eat in Portland
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 219 reviewsTripadvisor (219)
    $ | American, Fast Food
    508 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97204
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