Restaurants in Oregon

Silky Dungeness crab, local oysters, hearty chowder, fish ‘n’ chips, and even extraordinary tuna (cooked in the can) make a trip along Oregon’s ravishing coast a seafood lover’s dream. But the Beaver State is more than its coast. It’s also the outdoorsy/ counter culture vibe and worldly cuisine of Eugene and the inland beauty and country food of Bend. Berries are big through much of the state, a bounty reflected in pies and cobblers and at roadside stands; and Oregon hazelnuts will be found on salads, in pie crusts, and even in milk shakes. Coffee consciousness is elevated, and artisan brewing shops are everywhere, their good lattes accompanied by scones and croissants and cakes and cookies that are world-class.

Oregon’s Most Famous Dishes

Crab legs top a Lowcountry boil of shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage


Seafood platter is loaded with fried shrimp, scallops, oysters, flounder, plus deviled crab and hushpuppies


A dozen raw oysters on the half-shell


Huge ham & cheese omelet on a plate sided by a a pork chop, which looks small in comparison


Oregon’s Best Restaurants

Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster - Oyster Stew
Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster


Creamery Cafe - Ice Cream
Creamery Cafe


Huber’s Café - Turkey Dinner
Huber’s Café


Portland Farmers Market - Fresh Strawberries
Portland Farmers Market


Bijou Cafe - Oyster Hash
Bijou Cafe


Stanich’s - The Special


Voodoo Doughnut


Ristretto Roasters


Saint Cupcake Galore


Grilled Cheese Grill


The Chowder Bowl


Mussels, prawns, and crabmeat pack a bowl of zesty red soup
Saffron Salmon


Morgan’s Country Kitchen


Pig Feathers BBQ


Davidson’s Casual Dining


Otis Cafe


Shrimp Louis is amended by a mound of Dungeness crab
Jake’s Famous Crawfish


Single-serving, flaky-crust pastry encloses a colorful array of fresh berries
Pacific Way Bakery & Cafe


Original Pancake House


Charlie’s Chowder House




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A full plate of fresh oysters on the halfshell a must order at any seafood restaurant

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Landlocked boat sells fish chips

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Granola is loaded with nuts, berries, raisins, coconut, etc., etc.

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