Close proximity to rich farmland defines Portland cuisine, and hyper-local offerings are nearly as common at food carts as they are at fine restaurants. Here are a few of the city’s many eateries that feature plates straight from the farm.
The Ace Hotel’s neighboring dining hall is the place to see, be seen, and experience farm-driven Northwest cuisine. At Clyde Common, look for prosciutto-wrapped trout with lemon, greens, mushrooms and a fried egg, or indulge in the pork belly with fresh beans, cipollini onions and pesto, but don’t be surprised if other diners sneak a peek from around the long communal tables. Boasting one of the best cocktail selections in Portland, this downtown hot spot seamlessly takes you from happy hour to dinner to late-night drinks. Tip: To sample the menu without the crowds, head in for the weekly lunch specials.
James Beard Award-winning chef Greg Higgins became one of the early protagonists of Portland’s farm-to-fork scene when he opened this window-lined downtown eatery back in 1994. Nearly twenty years later, he’s still turning the freshest local, organic ingredients into classic Northwest-centric dishes like Dungeness crab and pan-seared scallops. Higgins’ real feat, however, has been keeping the menu feeling new, thanks to daily inspiration from the local farm delivery and house-cured meats. Look for seasonal wonders like bruschetta with roasted forest mushrooms and winter squash dabbed with cilantro-almond chutney.
Eat local by visiting Portland-area farms that bring the dinner table to the fields!
Only 15–45 minutes from Portland, three self-guided tours let you choose your own farm-to-table adventure amid bucolic gardens, ranches and vineyards.
In Tualatin Valley, a verdant sliver of Oregon's Willamette Valley, farm-to-table isn’t a trend, it’s a way of life — and has been for years.
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