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 from 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 BBQ

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

Can Font – Paella Filet Mignon Paella at Can Font

Can Font has excellent food all around, but the Filet Mignon Paella at Can Font is spectacular. Their Saltejat de Bolets amb Pop i Llangostins aka Seasonal Mushrooms, Octopus, and Langostinos is also fabulous. 1015 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209Located at 1015 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209.Can Font

 

Farmhouse Kitchen

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. 

Piccone’s CornerPiccone's Corner

Piccone’s Corner is half-meat market and half-Italian eatery. We tried the cheese sandwich and it was outstanding. We also had several of the pastas. All were good but the standout was the gnocchi. The garlic bread was different and really good. They go to the market twice a week so everything was super fresh. I ended up trying at least three vegetables I had never had before.

Gumba

Gumba food cart in Portland, Oregon

Pasta at Gumba

Gumba is a delicious food cart on Albert Street dishing up some of the best pasta in town. All of their food is insanely good. 

Fried Egg I’m in LoveEgg Sandwich at Fried Egg I'm in Love

I know it doesn’t look like much but this is by far the best breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had! Fried Egg I’m in Love has several locations and their food cart is in Pioneer Square a lot. 

Creative CultureCreative Culture Milkshakes

Creative Culture’s menu features over-the-top, photo-worthy and mouth watering milkshakes in 8 flavors, blended and piled high with sweets, chocolates, cakes, and candies. A variety of flavors make up their everyday menu, as well as seasonal flavors for holidays and special events. Located at 1448 NE 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97232.

Andina

rabbit at Andina

Andina

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

 

Fireside – Biscuits and Gravy

Fireside Portland

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

OXox portland

 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.

Bit House CollectiveBuko Pandan Bit House Collective

Any of the cocktails at Bit House Collective are great! The menu features bar-friendly Filipino favorites like Lumpia, Sisig, Longipan, and Sinigang Shrimp Chips, as well as inventive new dishes inspired by a range of Pacific island flavors, like Crab Fat Gravy Waffle Fries and an Isla Hamburgesa with crispy cheese, fermented habanero and roasted pineapple bbq glaze, and atcharra (filipino style pickles).  Located at 727 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214.

Ringside Steakhouse – Onion Rings

 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

Topgolf  – Injectable Donuts

  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 – Crepes

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 & Tamales

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. 1668 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

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.

 

Life of PieLife of Pie Pizza

This pizza joint 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

Gravy - a breakfast restaurant in Portland

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 CafeProud 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.

 

Brick Tavern

Brix Tavern

The Brix Chips are outstanding! They are essentially chips and dip. 1338 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209

 

 

King Tide Fish & Shell

King Tide Fish and Shell

 

The lobster roll at King Tide Fish & Shell is to die for. Located inside the RiverPlace Hotel at 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201

 

Lauretta JeansLoretta Jean's

The salted caramel brownie at Lauretta Jeans is the best brownie in Portland! 3402 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Bollywood Theater Bollywood 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. Located at  2039 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211.

Bollywood Theater Portland, Oregon

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