Food

From food carts to farmers’ markets and award-winning restaurants, Portland is a culinary haven for foodies of all stripes.

DURING COVID-19

Eat With a Purpose

Here's how to support the Portland restaurants and food-industry businesses that need help now.

Portland Patio Guide

Enjoy outdoor dining in Portland at these patios and street plazas.

Order in With #pdxtogo

Use these lists to find businesses offering delivery, take-out, online orders and gift cards.

Support Black-Owned Restaurants

This updated article has links to fresh lists of Black-owned restaurants offering take-out during the pandemic.

Portland is surrounded by fertile farmland and local chefs make the most of the bounty, often letting the week’s farmers’ market hauls dictate their menus. Read on for our guide to the city’s delicious dining scene, then check out our events calendar to discover upcoming foodie events and things to do in Portland.

Food Carts

From stand-alone carts to massive pods, the city's food carts are deliciously fun to explore.

Food Cart Finder

Search 200+ Portland food carts by cuisine, trademark dishes and dietary needs.

Popular Food Carts

Rather than being overwhelmed by the hundreds of food carts in Portland, choose a day's worth of meals from these popular food carts.

Food Cart Pods

Portland’s selection of more than 600 food carts, most grouped in “pods,” has drawn raves from the likes of Bon Appétit and CNN.

Portland Farmers Market

Enjoy fresh, local produce, meals and treats at every Portland Farmers Market location.

Global Cuisine

Dig into foods from around the world at these local eateries.

Restaurants in Portland

Kick off your culinary quest through Portland at these delectable local eateries.

Restaurants With a View

Whether atop the city's tallest buildings or nestled next to a river, these Portland restaurants with a view offer a feast for the eyes (as well as the appetite).

Great Brunch Spots in Portland That Take Reservations

These local brunch hot spots offer reservations, meaning you can enjoy your pour-over coffee and avocado toast without waiting for hours.

Five Great African Restaurants in Portland

Enjoy flavorful dishes from Ethiopia, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire and beyond at these local eateries.

A Taster’s Guide to Portland

Taste the best food city in America for yourself at these can’t-miss culinary stops serving up some of Portland’s finest sips and nibbles.

Women in the Dining Scene

These female chefs bring unique foods and practices to Portland's culinary scene.

Two Women to Watch in Portland’s Southern Food Scene

Satisfy those comfort food cravings at these women-led restaurants and food carts.

Family is at the Heart of Lebanese Food in Portland

Meet the family behind beloved eateries Nicholas, Ya Hala and World Foods Market, and discover how they helped build Portland's Lebanese food scene.

Chef Salimatu Amabebe Showcases Nigerian Recipes and Black Artists

A Portland chef hosts scrumptious pop-up dinners, brunches and Black Feast events.

James Beard Award-Winners

With such a talked-about and delicious food scene, it comes as no surprise that Portland chefs have racked up a few James Beard Awards over the years.

Dining Destinations

Head to these culinary hubs to sample from multiples chefs and makers at once.

Portland Mercado

With a neighborhood grocery, meat market, coffee shop, food cart pod and more, the Mercado is one of the city’s most delicious destinations.

Pine Street Market

A modern food hall in Portland's Old Town features both local favorites and new ventures from international chefs, creating a kind of permanent food festival.

Portland Saturday Market

Open every Saturday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.

Sweet Treats

Dig into these desserts, baked delicacies and frozen treats around the city.

Portland’s Foodie Chains

Portland infuses independent spirit into everything, even its restaurant chains. Discover locally owned businesses similar to your favorite national brands.

Vegan Guide to Portland

Almost every Portland restaurant offers plant-based options, and dozens of local businesses are entirely vegan. (There’s even a vegan mini-mall!)

Dining with Dietary Restrictions

Whether vegan, gluten-free or just plain curious, these eateries are all uniquely delicious.

Vegan Guide to Portland

Almost every Portland restaurant offers plant-based options, and dozens of local businesses are entirely vegan. (There’s even a vegan mini-mall!)

Gluten-Free Restaurants

As the demand for gluten-free options has grown, Portland’s forward-thinking foodies have set their tables for diners with dietary restrictions.

Vegetarian Dining

Nearly every restaurant in Portland has a tasty offering for vegetarians. Many focus exclusively on vegetarian dining.

Dine by Neighborhood

One of the best ways to discover Portland's neighborhoods is by eating your way through their best eateries.

Kid-Friendly Dining

These family-friendly Portland restaurants combine healthy children’s menus, play areas and fun.

Comfort Food in Portland

When skies turn grey, locals love digging into locally-made Southern, soul and comfort food.

Comfort Food Favorites in Portland

Get your comfort food fix , whether you’re hankering for mac and cheese, fries topped with gravy or a steaming bowl of pho, these local dishes don't disappoint.

Portland’s Best Soul Food Spots

Eat your way through North or Northeast Portland to find Southern food dishes that taste like they were flown in from the Mississippi Delta.

Portland’s Best Barbecue

Where there’s smoke, there’s great barbecue. Savor brisket, ribs and even vegetarian options at Portland's best BBQ restaurants.

Portland, as Eaten on TV

Portland’s lauded food scene tastes as good as it looks on TV — so don't turn that dial, and check out these local restaurants and chefs in the limelight.

Take a Sip

Beverage options never run dry in Portland, where our cups overflow with DIY spirit.

Beer

Portland is home to more breweries than any other city on earth. (No wonder we call it “Beervana!”)

Wine

With wine country in its backyard, Portland overflows with wine bars and urban wineries, offering special varietals from around the world.

Craft Spirits

Powered by a collective of Southeast Portland spirit makers, Portland's craft distilling era is coming of age.

Portland Coffee

The local passion for fine ingredients and careful craft extends into coffee cups.

Tea: Portland’s Other Hot Brewing Scene

Tea drinkers can enjoy a favorite cuppa or sample exotic varietals in Portland's teahouses. Chai tea, bubble tea and classic green tea are just a few of the many teas brewed in and around Portland.

Upcoming Food Events

Portland's foodie events mean there's always something new to do (and taste) in Portland.

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Portland Saturday Market
Ongoing

Portland Saturday Market

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Free

Open every Saturday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.

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Woodstock Farmers Market
Ongoing

Woodstock Farmers Market

Woodstock Farmers Market Free

The popular Woodstock Farmers Market features fresh produce, baked goods, fresh juices, sweets, cheese, meat and more from 30+ vendors, along with artisan-made products like jewelry, ceramics and art.

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Food & Drink
Shopping
My People’s Market
Aug. 6–8, 2021

My People’s Market

Two blocks between NW Davis and NW Flanders The event is free with limited entry. 

A Diverse Marketplace of Multicultural Vendors My People’s Market is back in real life. Join us Friday-Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8 on the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland, for a market experience that only the MPM crew can deliver. Be immersed in the vibrancy Portland has to offer at My People’s Market. Connect…

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My People’s Market
Aug. 6–8, 2021

My People’s Market

Two blocks between NW Davis and NW Flanders The event is free with limited entry. 

My People’s Market showcases local entrepreneurs and makers of color, connecting them with industry professionals and consumers.

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Obon Fest
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021

Obon Fest

Obonfest (Obon) is a traditional summertime Japanese (and Japanese-American) festival commemorating one’s ancestors. In their honor, lanterns are hung, Bon Odori (Obon dance) is performed, memorial visits are made and food is offered. Central to Obonfest is Bon Odori (Obon dance). These joyful dances invite the community to celebrate and pay tribute to ancestors and…

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Elephant Garlic Festival
Aug. 13–15, 2021

Elephant Garlic Festival

Jessie Mays Community Park Free

The 23rd Annual Elephant Garlic Festival is a three-day festival celebrating, you guessed it, elephant garlic. The family-friendly event includes a parade, 10K run, live music, kids play area, crafts vendors and more. Fun stinks.

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Portland Flea + Food
Ongoing

Portland Flea + Food

Nova Building Free

The Portland Flea + Food is a monthly market held on the last Sunday of the month in Portland, Oregon. Every market features 80+ local artists, makers, and curators of the best vintage, handmade and locally-sourced goods in town.

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Portland Burger Week
Aug. 16–22, 2021

Portland Burger Week

Eateries Citywide $6

The Portland Mercury’s Burger Week returns every August with dozens of restaurants, bars and brewhouses across Portland offering one-of-a-kind burgers for only $6. These special edition burgers are designed especially for the Mercury’s Portland Burger Week and are only available for one week, so dig in while you can. Tips for Portland Burger Week: Be…

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Food & Drink
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Parkrose Marketplace
Ongoing

Parkrose Marketplace

NE 108th and NE Sandy Blvd. Free

The Parkrose Marketplace is an event aimed at giving more support and visibility to local small businesses and artists while providing a safe social event to connect with your neighbors, shop with great home-based vendors, and enjoy local food, coffee, arts & crafts. The Marketplace has over 60 vendors offering art, crafts, clothing, jewelry, culinary…

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Fremont Fest
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021

Fremont Fest

4020 NE Fremont St, Portland Free

The Fremont Fest is an annual street fair and festival celebrating the Beaumont Business Community and the Beaumont/Wilshire Neighborhoods. Come enjoy the summer and everything that this wonderful neighborhood has to offer. Head to Portland’s annual Fremont Fest to enjoy a bike and pet parade, shopping specials, vendor booths, live music, kid-friendly games and a…

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Portland Night Market
Ongoing

Portland Night Market

Central Eastside Industrial District

The Portland Night Market showcases many unique businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Central Eastside. Come meet some of Portland’s best makers and creators!.The Portland Night Market is a bimonthly, free event and open to all ages. See the latest health and…

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Belmont Street Fair
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021

Belmont Street Fair

SE Belmont St from SE 33rd to SE 39th, Portland, Oregon 97214

The Belmont Street Fair is one of the largest-attended street fairs in Portland. With food and retail vendors of all kinds, show-stopping performances, and activities for all ages, the Belmont Street Fair is fun for everyone.

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Negroni Week
Sept. 13–19, 2021

Negroni Week

Citywide

Each June, do good while sipping delicious drinks during Portland’s Negroni Week, when proceeds benefit dozens of charities.

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Craft Spirits
Events
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The Wedge
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

The Wedge

Alder Block Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details

The Wedge is a Farmers Market-style festival celebrating cheese and everything that goes with it. Sample and purchase local, artisan cheese, specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider. This is a family-friendly event that’s open to all cheese lovers. Join more than 20 cheesemakers and 40 specialty food and beverage producers from Oregon and beyond at…

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Holiday Ale Festival
Dec. 3–5, 2021

Holiday Ale Festival

Pioneer Courthouse Square Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details

The Holiday Ale Festival, set beneath the region’s largest decorated holiday tree, returns every year with more than 50 big, bold beers designed to keep revelers warm on cold winter nights.

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