Portland is a culinary mecca, and one of the core reasons why I wanted to getaway to the eccentric city. I arrived with a full list of bookmarked restaurants on Yelp and attempted to eat out every meal we could. Here are our favorite places that we ate at in Portland; try them all if you can!
This was the very first place we ate at in Portland and a great introduction to the food scene. They have a bunch of unique sandwiches, and are also famous for their Dirty Fries (pork scraps, marinated peppers, herbs, and parmesan.) My favorite sandwich from the joint? Italian Tuna Melt!
Pip’s Original Doughnuts
I’m sure you’ve heard of Voodoo and Blue Star Donuts, but have you ever heard of Pips?! I beg of you, if you want to treat your tastebuds, PLEASE try out Pips! The donuts are bite-sized and served warm, with tasty toppings and just the right amount of a soft & chewy texture. With flavors like Cinnamon Sugar, Raw Honey & Sea Salt, and Nutella and Sea Salt, this place is worth the wait. (We went mid morning and waited an hour.) They even have a chai tea flight!
We went to this food truck on our Forktown Food Tour, and we tried an amazing Spanish frittata with saffron aioli there! The picture above does not do the food justice. You can surely count on MF flavorful breakfast/lunch meals with a Southwestern influence.
Grassa is a community style restaurant with delectable pasta dishes. With savory favorites such as pork belly mac n’ cheese, this place is a must visit. The environment is also extremely modern, much like the rest of hipster populated Portland. We loved it!
Our friend who lives in the Portland area told us about this popular, local favorite that dishes out huge portions for a great value. A late-night Vietnamese kitchen, it’s a gem for pho, curries, and late night cocktails.
Salt N Straw
Come here for the best ice cream joint in Portland! They have a multitude of uncommon flavors, and every single one I tried was delicious in it’s own weird way. They even have flight options for those of you who can’t just pick 1 flavor. (Like me!) Check out our review of Salt & Straw here.
Where’s your favorite place to eat in Portland?