Looking for the perfect meal to beat the heat? Pair a uniquely Portland summer drink with one of these unbeatable summertime snacks.
Teote Plate at Teote
Summer afternoons are best spent sipping mezcal margaritas on the sprawling back patio at Latin American-inspired Teote. Enjoy a mini Venezuelan vacation by ordering the eatery’s signature Teote plate, piled high with fried plantains, black beans, rice, salad, verde sauce, queso fresco, plantain sauce, a buttered arepa (corn biscuit) and your choice of protein.
Spicy Cucumbers with Guacamole at ¿Por Qué No?
Our favorite summer appetizer becomes even more refreshing with one simple, creative substitution at Mexican-inspired mainstay ¿Por Qué No?. Next time you order guacamole for the table, swap housemade chips for sliced cucumbers topped with fresh lime juice and chili salt. Delicious and hydrating!
Betty Bowl at Harlow
Start your morning with a healthy breakfast rich in fiber, vitamins, veggies and vibrant flavor. Chic brunch spot Harlow specializes in scrambles, wraps, salads, smoothies and bowls — one of their most popular offerings is the Betty Bowl. They start with your choice of quinoa or rice, add a scoop of daily beans, then pile on steamed kale, roasted vegetables, sea vegetables, kimchi and more. Add avocado or a poached egg to kick things up another notch.
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Create-Your-Own Salad at Crisp Salads
This sophisticated salad bar has plenty of great gourmet options on the menu, but why settle for someone else’s dream salad when you can create your own? Select from a variety of greens, a long list of dressings and dozens of fresh ingredients — think beets, roasted pumpkin seeds, cranberries and smoked wild salmon — to build your own perfect, healthy lunch at Crisp Salads.
Leblon Bowl at Carioca Bowls
The Yogi Bowl at Carioca Bowls is a tropical vacation in a dish. Start by picking any two acai blends, like the “Pure” blend for cleansing or the “Copa” blend for energizing. They’ll top this antioxidant-rich base with granola, sliced banana, strawberries, peanut butter, toasted coconut and cinnamon. Add local Honey Mama’s chocolate pieces or Jem Organics cashew cardamom spread for next-level snacking decadence.
Frozen Yogurt From Eb & Bean
Cool off with an organic, probiotic-rich treat at dessert destination Eb & Bean. This artisanal fro-yo shop offers classic tart, chocolate and vanilla as well as five rotating flavors made from coconut, almond, cashew and cow milks. An incredible array of locally made toppings, like salted vanilla caramel corn and cold brew bourbon sauce, makes your excursion even sweeter.
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