Dining Out in Portland
Portland has places to eat for all tastes. From
pizza to pasta to international, Portland offers a wide
selection of restaurants to try. Prices are reasonable,
especially compared to other large metropolitan areas,
and there are many types of food to try. Call ahead
for reservations on the weekends, especially during
peak dining hours.
Breakfast at Mother's Bistro & Bar (212 SW Stark St., 503-464-1122) is comfort food extraordinaire. Many different cuisines are represented in the menu, for a creative mix of food choices. The weekend breakfasts are especially popular, so call ahead for reservations. Mother's serves breakfast and lunch, Tuesday - Sunday, and dinner on Tuesday - Saturday. (Citysearch Review). Bob's Red Mill (5000 S.E. International Way,
Milwaukie, 800-249-3173), serves breakfast and lunch using their specialty
whole grain flours and organic grains. After enjoying
a delicious meal, browse in their flour mill store,
which offers natural grains ground on century-old French
buhr millstones, as well as other natural food items. (Citysearch Review)
Portland is a food cart haven. Food choices include, but aren't limited to, Korean barbecue, gourmet soups, Thai cuisine, sausages, all kinds of sandwiches, waffles, Vietnamese cuisine, fries, ice cream, gelato, and much more. Food cart pods are located in several areas, including 10th and Alder, 12th and Hawthorne, and North Station. A complete listing is at Google's Portland Food Carts map, or check out Portland food cart guides before you dine. Best food cart lists are always changing, so it's worth walking the pods to choose your own local favorites.
Lunch at Esparza's Cafe (2725 SE Ankeny
St., 503-234-7909) is a great experience, starting with the unusual
decor. Esparza's offers an extensive Tex-Mex menu, including
huevos rancheros, nopalito cactus, carne asada and many
kinds of tacos. Esparza's serves lunch and dinner. (Citysearch Review).
Dinner at Jake's Famous Crawfish (901
SW 12th) includes an extensive seafood menu, as well
as a varied wine list. The daily menu of fresh catches,
as well as the clam, salmon and oyster entrees ensure
that you'll be eating some of the finest seafood available
in Portland. (Citysearch Review) Vietnamese cuisine at Pho Van's, (1012
NW Glisan, 503-788-5244), is an experience
in delicious smells and exotic tastes. They offer the
traditional pho noodle soup, as well as lemon grass
chicken, chicken wings, and several different types
of fish entrees. (Citysearch Review)
- Chowhound - "For those who live to eat."
- CitySearch Micro breweries and Brew pubs - Link list for micro breweries and brew pubs in the Portland metro area.
- Cuisinenet - search by cuisine type for Portland and nearby towns.
CitySearch - "Find Portland's most popular
restaurants, best hidden gems, recommendations, ratings,
reviews and tips."
- Magazine covering Portland restaurant reviews, trends, and the local food and drink scene.
- A discussion forum for Portland restaurants, food and dining out in the metro area.
Monthly Eat and Drink - Portland restaurant reviews, find a restaurant, bar, and recipe.
- Travel Portland
Dining Guide - Portland, Oregon Visitors' Association
dining guide. Selected restaurants are featured, or
search by restaurant type.
- Urban Spoon Portland - Restaurants listed by neighborhood, types of food, price, and special features. Includes reviews.
Portland Restaurants - Restaurant reviews by category and neighborhood.