Portland Eats List: Ongoing

It’s official. I’m an Oregonian! If you’re interesting in reading about my relocation check out my blog post HERE. The best part of moving to a new city? Exploring! Back in 2015 when I moved to Austin I kept a spreadsheet of must-try places. Keeping true to my list-making (Enneagram 1) self, I’ve been creating a longgggg & in-depth Portland Master Sheet of places I want to eat, drink & shop at around town, hikes & day trips to explore in Oregon, and places I want to travel to across the state. I’ll be using this corner of my site as a running list to where I’m currently eating & drinking around Portland. Along with a long list (for now) of my “On The List” places I’m wanting to try next. If you’re local and wanting dinning inspiration, bookmark this! Planning a trip to Portland? Hit some of these spots! PSA don’t read this when you’re hungry!

Places of note….


The Red Gate | NE Portland | The Bubble Waffle might be one of their most popular dishes, but the Vegan Bing is what you should order to be sent straight to flavor town. The Bing is an Asian-style crepe which is a popular street food in Beijing. Don’t get it confused with a French cape. The crepe is thick and doughy. You can order it both sweet and/or spicy. The tofu on the Vegan Bing was cooked crisp to perfection and tasted incredible when taking the perfect bite of the delicious doughy crepe, the sweet flavor from the house sauce, and topped with the fresh tasting scallions & cilantro. They also have great coffee & bubble tea.

Mother’s Bistro | Downtown Portland | Appropriately, Mother’s Bistro is dubbed our Mother’s Day spot. The interior is so charming & adorable! I’m a big fan of the French Press Coffee menu. A great gathering place to connect with your family & loved ones. Be sure to make a reservation!

Pips Original Doughnuts | NE Portland | One of the more touristy spots to visit — but I always stop when I’m around that part of town! Their seasonal flavors are always unique, creative & sinfully delicious. The good ‘ol Nutella doughnuts are my absolute favorite. Don’t forget to grab your dozen free doughnuts on your birthday or 7 days after!


Gabagool | N Portland | It’s all about ambiance here! Sitting out front on the patio and looking into the restaurant through the open garage doors makes for an overall lovely feeling while dining. You really can’t go wrong when ordering any of their homemade pasta.

Decarli Restaurant | Central Beaverton | Be sure to make a reservation. A beautiful atmosphere for a dinner with the family. The menu is full of quality and creativity.

John Street Cafe | St Johns | Order the Black Currant and Filbert Pancake… there’s hazelnuts inside and the flavor is everything you didn’t realize you needed from a pancake. The Black Bean Omelet is also ridiculously tasty.

Xico | SE Portland | I’m still dreaming about the Tamales I ordered on our first visit to Xico three years ago! We had the best waiter and the indoor dining room has such a great vibe. Dreaming of visiting and ordering a margarita on the patio in summer.

Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine | N Portland rated 5 stars on Yelp and I know why. They have great vegetarian options and all the items on the menu are full of flavor. The food truck park that it’s located at is a nice one and there’s an alcoholic truck on site.

Aunt Tillie’s Deli & Pub | NE Portland | The tuna sandwiches are out of this world! If you’re wanting a TRUE deli sandwich, this is your place.


Stormbreaker | St Johns | My favorite brewery patio on a sunny day! They’re also dog friendly!

Kennedy School McMenamins | NE Portland | Recommend for anyone visiting from out of town. This was the first McMenamins that we visited and is our favorite to date (probably because it holds such great memories). It’s just too neat not to visit! Roam around the halls and visit the different bars/restaurants—or the movie theater! I LOVE The Broiler Room & Detention Bar.

Salt and Straw | NE & NW Portland & Lake Oswego | A natural place to visit if you’re on the West Coast. The flavors are far from boring! The Honey & Lavender would have to be my favorite staple menu item.


Stumptown Coffee

Super Deluxe Burgers

Open Tandoor


Maruti Indian Restaurant


Ava Gene’s


Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market

Bar Mingo

Caffe Mingo

Piazza Italia: try Pappardelle

Bullard @ Woodlark hotel

Laurelhurst Market

Tasty n Daughters


Anchor End

Burger Stevens

Tanner Creek Tavern

Chicken and Guns


The Observatory 

Radar PDX

Raven & Rose

Pine Street Market

Lardo East

Urban Farmer

Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar

Hit The Spot



Portland Mercado

Hawthorne Asylum

Du’s Grill

Bamboo Sushi

Sushi Hada Conveyor Belt Sushi and Grill

Rollin’ Fresh


Farmhouse Kitchen





Stretch The Noodle

Boke Bowl

Prince Coffee

Society Cafe & Lounge

Kure juice bar

Good Coffee @ Woodlark Hotel

Upper Left Roasters

Never Coffee

Insomnia Coffee


Presso Coffee

Coava Coffee Roasters

Figlia Americana

Hotel Deluxe

Lovejoy’s Tea Room


Pepper Box Cafe

Cafe Broder

Pine Street Biscuits

Nola Doughnuts

The Roxy

Bernstein’s Bagels

Pop Bagel

Smaaken Waffles

Hunnymilk Brunch PDX

Broder Coco Donuts & Coffee

Broder Catering

Milk Glass Mrkt

Twisted Croissant 

New Cascadia Traditional

Ken’s Artisan Bakery

Little Bean

Back To Eden Bakery

Boom Crepes

Sugarpine Drive In

Kozy Bar

Puffle Waffle


Ruby Jewel – Ice Cream

Eb & Bean

Soro Soro Dessert & Coffee bar

TOUS les JOURS bakery

Pinolo Gelato

1927 S’mores Company

La Rose Patiserie

Ken’s Artisan Pizza

Apizza Scholls

Ranch PDX

pizzeria sul lago

Checkerboard Pizza

Gracie Apizza

Sizzle PieThe Star

Scottie’s Pizza Parlor

Rosita’s Place

Stella Taco

The Meddling Lime

Tope pdx

Al Estilo Michoacan

La Neta @ The Hoxton

MF Tasty (food truck)

Javier’s Tacos

Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine

The Goose


Alto Bajo

La Tap


Tacos + Tequila 

Olympia Provisions Public House

19th Hole pdx

Abigail Hall @ Woodlark Hotel

Xport Bar & Lounge

Scoth Lodge

Multnomah Whiskey Library


Hey Love



Avid Cider Co


Scotch Lodge

Barlow Artisanal Bar

Pairings Portland

Cheese & Crack Snack Shop

Breakside Brewery

Wiz Bang Bar

La MouleBistro Agnes

St Jack

Rosa Rosa


Le Bistro Montage



King Tide Fish & Shell

Flying Fish Company

Fried Egg I’m in Love

NoPo. Chop Butchery


Le Pigeon


Groceries & Markets

Food Fight! Grocery

The Original Dinerant

Matt’s BBQ

P’s & Q’s Market

Vtopia Cheese Shop & Deli

Next Level Burger

Doe Donuts & Ice Cream

Happy Day Juice

Hail Snail

Shady Pines Vegan Food Court

Ditto! Grilled Cheese 

Black Water Bar

Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro

The Bye & Bye

Secret Pizza Society

The Sudra

Thunderbird Bar

Baby Blue Woodfire & Tasty Pizza


Modern Times Beer

Paradox Cafe 

Dingers Deli

Veggie GrillIchiza Kitchen

Sushi Love PDX


Virtuous Pie

Petunia’s Pies & Pastries

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