Are you wondering where to find the best things to eat and drink in Portland, Oregon?

I have had the privilege of living in Portland, Oregon a city jammed packed with good food for about a decade. One of the questions I get the most is visitors wondering what to eat. The good news is food in Portland is just good. Chances are low that you will have a bad meal. 

After eating at who knows how many Portland restaurants, I decided to put together a list of the best things I have had to eat or drink in Portland. I plan to continuously update this! Here they are in no particular order.

The best things to eat or drink in Portland, Oregon

Podnah's Pit BBQ

Podnah’s Pit BBQ offers Mexican type breakfast items during their weekend brunch and they are wonderful. I highly recommend their chiliquiles washed down with a Bloody Mary. They have what I consider to be the best Bloody Mary in Portland.  Filet Mignon Paella at Can Font

Can Font has excellent food all around, but the Filet Mignon Paella at Can Font is spectacular. Located at 1015 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209.

Farmhouse Kitchen Herbal Rice Salad curry A traditional dish known as "Khao Yum" (Bangkok Style)

Farmhouse Kitchen has colorful, tasty food. Try their Herbal Rice Salad curry. A traditional dish known as “Khao Yum” (Bangkok Style) made with toasted coconut, peanuts, shredded green mango, crispy shallots, lemongrass, cilantro, sliced long beans, chili, kaffir lime, peanuts with Tamarind dressing. Located in Hawthorne at 3354 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214. 

Stracciatella cheese at SE Wine CollectiveSE Wine Collective – The Stracciatella Cheese made in house at SE Wine Collective served with figs, crispy prosciutto, and pickled melon. 2425 SE 35th Pl, Portland, OR 97214.

AndinaAndina – Rabbit at Andina or anything at Andina. Their food is fantastic. Located in the Pearl District at  1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209.

Three Degrees Waterfront GrillClosedThree Degrees Waterfront Grill – The “Almost Heaven” cocktail at Three Degrees Waterfront Grill. It is not on the menu, you will have to request it. Located at 1510 SW HARBOR WAY PORTLAND, OR 97201


Beast – Salmon at Beast or any meat dish. 5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Fireside Portland

Fireside – Biscuits and gravy at Fireside on NW 23rd street at 801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210. They have a bit of kick, and I consider them to be the best biscuits and gravy in Portland, Oregon

ox portland

Ox – The Heirloom Hominy, Braised Pork Belly, Chiles, Cilantro, Olive Oil-Fried Duck Egg at Ox. Located near the Nike Outlet store 2225 NE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD., PORTLAND, OREGON 97212.

 Ringside– Ringside’s onion rings which they are famous for. These are pretty much guaranteed to be the best onion rings you’ve ever had. 2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210

    Top Golf – Injectable donut holes at Top Golf. You don’t really think about going to Top Golf for the food, but this dessert is amazing. 5505 NE Huffman St, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Vivace – All the crepes at Vivace Coffee House and Creperie are fab, especially the banana Nutella ones. They offer sweet or savory crepes. Located on popular NW 23rd: 1400 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210.

Tamale Boy – Tacos or tamales at Tamale Boy. They are located in North Portland at 668 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227. They also have a location in the Portland airport. If you are at the airport this is where you should eat!Boxer Ramen

Boxer Ramen – The ramen, of course! They have several locations, including over in the Alberta district and in downtown Portland. My kids can’t get enough of this place. Alta Bajo

Alto Bajo – The salsa is in my opinion the best in Portland. It’s horribly overpriced, but so good. The chocolate flan is do die for too. Located in downtown Portland at 310 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204.

PDX Sliders

PDX Sliders – The loaded french fries and pretty much any of their sliders. Everything they make is great. They have two locations our favorite is the one on the east side at 3101 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202.Can Font

Can Font – Can Font is so good it makes the list twice.  Their Saltejat de Bolets amb Pop i Llangostins aka Seasonal Mushrooms, Octopus and Langostinos is fabulous. 1015 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209

Raven and Rose

Raven and Rose –  Raven and Rose is another place that has great food overall, but it was the steak that was the standout! Located downtown at 1331 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201.

Life of Pie Pizza

Life of Pie – This pizza join has the best margarita pizza in town. During lunch it costs just $5. They are located in North Portland at 3632 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227.

Gravy - a breakfast restaurant in Portland

Gravy – Gravy is a killer breakfast restaurant in North Portland on Mississippi Avenue. Their oatmeal is over the top and their chili verde the best in town. 3957 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Proud Mary Cafe

Proud Mary Cafe – A bit of Australia right here in Portland over in the Alberta district is the Proud Mary Cafe. This is their hot cake. It is yummy and photogenic. 2012 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211


Verdigris – Verdigris is a tiny little French restaurant in NE Portland with an outstanding ribeye burger that you can customize! 1315 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

Jackrabbit Restaurant at the Duniway

Jackrabbit Restaurant at the Duniway

Jackrabbit – Inside the Duniway is Jackrabbit restaurant has a 28 day aged 4 pound pin bone steak that will blow your mind. It is served with seasonal vegetables and bone marrow. 830 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Brix TavernBrick Tavern – The Brix Chips are outstanding! They are essentially chips and dips. 1338 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209

King Tide Fish and ShellKing Tide Fish & Shell – The lobster roll at King Tide Fish & Shell is to die for. 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201The Waiting RoomThe Waiting Room – The sweet potato side dish at The Waiting Room are the best sweet potatoes I’ve had in Portland. 2327 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97210Culmination Brewing

Culmination Brewing – The Monsoon French fries at Culmination Brewing are unbelievably good. These are only available on Sundays during Jackfruit Kitchen’s vegan pop up. 2117 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232

Loretta Jean's

Lauretta Jeans – The salted caramel brownie at Lauretta Jeans is the best brownie in Portland! 3402 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Fall Squash at Radar
Radar – The fall squash is phenomenal at Radar. 3951 N MISSISSIPPI AVE, PORTLAND, OREGON 97227

Tiffin Asha

Tiffin Asha

The best Dosas in Portland are found at Tiffin Asha!

Bollywood TheaterBollywood Theater 

Bollywood Theater is an extremely popular Indian restaurant in Portland, Oregon. All of their food is good, but it’s their salads that our my favorite. My second favorite thing are these wrap things they make, Kati rolls. 

Bollywood Theater Portland, Oregon

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