Restaurants in Portland, OR

Let’s start with breakfast, for Portland, Oregon, is a great breakfast town. The best would have to include the original Original Pancake House (and still the best), masterfully brewed coffee and espresso drinks, Pine State Biscuits, old-fashioned and newfangled donuts, neighborhood coffee shops, and fresh fruit and bakery treats at a real farmer’s market. After breakfast, significant choices include such vintage seafood destinations as Dan & Louis Oyster Bar and Jake’s Famous Crawfish, Otto’s Sausage Kitchen for well-crafted dogs cooked on a sidewalk grill and eaten al fresco, the Grilled Cheese Grill for amazing sandwiches, and Huber’s Cafe for a turkey-and-fixins square meal along with high-proof, flaming Spanish coffee.

Portland’s Best Restaurants

Huber’s Café - Turkey Dinner
Huber’s Café

PORTLAND, OR

Bread And Ink Café - Hamburger
Bread and Ink Café

PORTLAND, OR

Portland Farmers Market - Fresh Strawberries
Portland Farmers Market

PORTLAND, OR

Bijou Cafe - Oyster Hash
Bijou Cafe

PORTLAND, OR

Stanich’s - The Special
Stanich’s

PORTLAND, OR

Voodoo Doughnut

PORTLAND, OR

Ristretto Roasters

PORTLAND, OR

Saint Cupcake Galore

PORTLAND, OR

Grilled Cheese Grill

PORTLAND, OR

Davidson’s Casual Dining

PORTLAND, OR

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

PORTLAND, OR

Original Pancake House

PORTLAND, OR

Crema

PORTLAND, OR

Close view of bunned chicken salad, hot off the grill, fully dressed and bunned
Otto’s Sausage Kitchen

PORTLAND, OR

Case Study Coffee

PORTLAND, OR

Yataimura Maru

PORTLAND, OR

Water Avenue Coffee

PORTLAND, OR

Gravy

PORTLAND, OR

Lutz Tavern

PORTLAND, OR

Dan & Louis Oyster Bar - Crab Louis
Dan & Louis Oyster Bar

PORTLAND, OR

Annie’s Donut Shop

PORTLAND, OR

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Close view of bunned chicken salad, hot off the grill, fully dressed and bunned

In Hog Heaven

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Shrimp Louis is amended by a mound of Dungeness crab

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