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.
This foodie festival, held every September, has cemented Portland’s reputation as a culinary capital of the world.
Every March, more than 100 Portland restaurants serve up three courses for just $33 nightly. There's no better time to visit this top culinary destination.
African-American-owned restaurants are featured during Portland's Support Black-Owned Restaurant Week, but they shine all year long.
Portland’s Top Taquerias
Local diners can order up a wealth of delicious taco variations, from meaty morsels to vegetarian creations made with mushrooms, cactus and scrambled egg.
Portland Ramen Restaurants
The Portland ramen scene has exploded in recent years, spurred by the arrival of two authentic eateries straight from Tokyo.
Portland’s Best Dumplings
Every February, Portland celebrates its love for dough-wrapped delights with Dumpling Week. Best of all? Delicious dumplings are available year-round.
Eight Great Sushi Spots Around Portland
Portland is only an hour away from the Pacific Ocean, so it should come as no surprise that the city’s sushi options are both delicious and expansive.
Middle Eastern Eateries in Portland
Portland’s Middle Eastern restaurants promise rich Lebanese, Iraqi and Syrian flavors, warming spices and authentic cultural traditions.
Thai Food in Portland
Thai food in Portland is some of the city's best cuisine with options that are cheap or pricey, sweet or savory, authentic or Americanized, vegan or meaty.
Portland Soup Spots
Whether you’re craving ramen, Mexican pozole or classic chicken noodle, these local soup spots will warm you from the inside out.
Chef Carlo Lamagna Brings Filipino Food to the Forefront in Portland
Opening in spring 2019, Magna explores the wide world of Filipino cuisine.
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).
Impress your love with reservations at one of Portland’s most romantic restaurants. The local food and wine may not last forever, but the memories will!
These local brunch hot spots offer reservations, meaning you can enjoy your pour-over coffee and avocado toast without waiting for hours.
Satisfy those comfort food cravings at these women-led restaurants and food carts.
This Southern chef puts diners under a spell with her spin on classic Apalachian cuisine.
A Portland chef hosts scrumptious pop-up dinners, brunches and Black Feast events.
Rather than being overwhelmed by the hundreds of food carts in Portland, choose a day's worth of meals from these popular food carts.
Portland’s selection of more than 600 food carts, most grouped in “pods,” has drawn raves from the likes of Bon Appétit and CNN.
Hungry travelers can now enjoy Portland’s famous street food at local food carts stationed at the Portland International Airport (PDX).
Six Amazing S’Mores Spots in Portland
Portland's food carts, sweet shops and even breweries offer creative variations on classic campfire s'mores.
Chocolate and Sweets in Portland
Portland offers distinguished artisan chocolate and handmade sweet treats all year long.
Doughnut Shops in Portland
Voodoo is just one of many doughnut purveyors in Portland serving zany creations, gourmet flavors and gluten-free goodies.
Portland’s Best Pies
Every season is pie season in Portland! Sit down to a delectable slice filled with Oregon-grown goods at these favorite local pie spots.
Portland’s Best Bakeries
Nibble a Danish or slice of rustic bread with our expert guide to Portland’s best bakeries, including gluten-free and dairy-free options plus award-winners galore.
Soft Serve Ice Cream in Portland
Portland’s devotion to ice cream has produced some of the nation’s top scoop shops, featuring both traditional and dairy-free options.
Portland Candy Makers and Chocolatiers
These seven Portland candy artisans craft unique sweets, be they creamy cacao confections, rainbow-colored candies or salty-sweet treats.
With a neighborhood grocery, meat market, coffee shop, food cart pod and more, the Mercado is one of the city’s most delicious destinations.
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.
Open every Saturday and Sunday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.
Close proximity to farms mean hyper-local offerings are nearly as common at Portland food carts as they are at fine restaurants.
Eat local by visiting Portland-area farms that bring the 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.
Attention, hunter-gatherers: We’ve assembled a guide to Paleo Portland’s must-eat destinations for aspiring modern-day cavemen.
As the demand for gluten-free dining has grown, Portland’s forward-thinking foodies have set their tables to accommodate sensitive diners.
Nearly every Portland menu has something for vegetarians, and many restaurants focus exclusively on vegetarian dining.
Alberta Arts District Dining
Diverse Alberta offers food for every taste (vegan to carnivore), craving (foie-gras to fried chicken) and budget (PBR to Dom Perignon).
Inside Belmont's many bars and restaurants, you'll find dishes, bowls, glasses and mugs filled to the brim with care and craft.
Central Eastside Dining
The epicenter of Portland’s art and design scene, the Central Eastside neighborhood is also pushing the limits of culinary arts.
From food carts to fine dining, you’re always just steps away from great food in downtown.
You could plan a week's worth of meals on Southeast Division, the city's hottest dining corridor, and still not hit all of the must-tries.
Southeast Hawthorne reflects the neighborhood's indie spirit, so you won't find many chain restaurants here.
Lloyd offers a full menu of dining options, whether you're spending the day at the Oregon Convention Center or an exciting night at The Moda Center.
Northwest Portland Dining
Explore the roots of Portland's acclaimed dining scene as well as newer favorites along bustling Northwest 23rd and 21st avenues.
Old Town Chinatown Dining
Portland's oldest neighborhood is home to historic restaurants, contemporary eateries and one of the world's most famous doughnut shops.
Pearl District Dining
Acclaimed restaurants, brewpubs and neighborhood eateries occupy loading docks and sleek new buildings in this formerly industrial zone.
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.
Eat your way through North or Northeast Portland to find Southern food dishes that taste like they were flown in from the Mississippi Delta.
Where there’s smoke, there’s great barbecue. Savor brisket, ribs and even vegetarian options at Portland's best BBQ restaurants.
Portland is home to more breweries than any other city on earth. (No wonder we call it “Beervana!”)
With wine country in its backyard, Portland overflows with wine bars and urban wineries, offering special varietals from around the world.
Powered by a collective of Southeast Portland spirit makers, Portland's craft distilling era is coming of age.
Open every Saturday and Sunday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.
Join Reed College in celebrating its third annual Black Arts Festival! Family-friendly, free and open to all, this festival offers a full concert experience with performances by: BbymuthaMaarquiiZsa ZsaBnickFather FannieHouse of OliverThese musical performances are accompanied by a BIPoC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) Community Marketplace, featuring local vendors and food and drink purveyors,…
Every March, more than 100 Portland restaurants serve up three courses for just $33 nightly. There’s no better time to visit this top culinary destination.
The Portland Mercury teams up with dozens of the finest bars and restaurants in Portland to bring you the Portland Highball, a one-of-a-kind boozetacular. At each of Highball’s locations, you’ll find specially crafted cocktails. Even better? Each of these fantastic cocktails will be available all day (not just during happy hour!) and cost you a…
The 6th Annual Baker’s Dozen melds three things Portland does best: coffee, beer, and doughnuts. Each brewer uses beans from different roasters in order to participate. Admission includes all 13 coffee beers, morsels of all 13 doughnuts, and a souvenir glass (along with some good old fashioned coffee, too). Breweries & Roasting Partners: Barley Brown’s…
Spring welcomes the annual PDX Tequila & Tacos Festival! This event brings together the region’s top taco talent to compete for the fan favorite, “Best Taco in PDX.” Pair your tacos with a wide range of agave spirits and tropical margaritas, and don’t forget to bring cans, boxes or jars of non-perishable foods or make…
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.
The Oregon Distillers Guild and the American Craft Spirits Association presents a craft spirits tasting event held at the Oregon Convention Center Ballroom. Bid on gift baskets from local craft distilleries and vendors during the silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Oregon Food Bank. All are welcome for an evening…
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.
Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry — an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique ciders served by over 30 different cidermakers.
Gather your friends and family for an Easter celebration to remember. Hop onboard the Portland Spirit for a two-hour Easter Brunch cruise featuring an elaborate brunch buffet, ever-changing views and excellent service. The Cinnabunny will be making a special appearance, and will be giving a gift to each child. The price includes our delicious Northwest…
When you dine at a participating restaurant on April 30th, between 20%-35% of your bill goes directly to EMO’s HIV Day Center & OHSU’s Partnership Project . Both organizations work closely together to provide vital programs & services to individuals living with HIV in the Portland Metro area.
Join us in celebrating Portland’s favorite meal at the 3rd annual Portland Brunch Festival, benefiting The Jerome Kersey Foundation. This year’s festival will include local restaurants, cafes, popups, food trucks, local artists and designers. Enjoy multiple bars, a photo booth, live music, and games. Bars will be serving your favorite brunch cocktails and entertainment will…
Each June, do good while sipping delicious drinks during Portland’s Negroni Week, when proceeds benefit dozens of charities.
Enjoy Nordic music, dancing, games, food, vendors, a beer garden, a kids’ area and more at Portland’s annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Enjoy delicious Nordic cuisine, try traditional beverages and scrumptious sweets. Spend the day with us and make your own colorful flower crown and other crafts. Play “Viking Chess”, Nordic Jenga and other fun games….
All are welcome and invited to the 50th Annual Delta Park Powwow and Encampment on June 19-21, 2020 at East Delta Park in Portland, Oregon. The event is a free and family-friendly celebration of Native American culture. The Delta Park Powwow and Encampment is an annual Portland tradition that draws Native American, and non-native participants…
Come to the Good in the Neighborhood Multicultural Music & Food Festival features live music, a parade, an information Village, marketplace, beer and wine garden and a youth venue, along with a kids’ space. The official parade is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27, starting at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the corner…
The Fete de la Bastille is the West Coast’s largest Bastille Day celebration. The festival is free and open to the public and attracts as many 8,000 participants. A fun tradition during this festival is the Annual Waiters Race. The popular Portland Waiters Race returns to Bastille Day and will start at 2 p.m. Racers…
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 $5! These special edition burgers are designed especially for the Mercury’s Portland Burger Week and are only available from Aug. 3-8, 2020, so dig in while you can! Tips for Portland Burger Week:…
The Bloody Mary Festival scours Portland for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. Your ticket includes over two hours enjoying Portland’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, created by the finest restaurants, bars and bottled mix companies, along with yummy food and drink tastes from local artisans. Also, you’ll get one vote for the…
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.