Updated September, 2019
I updated the “Portland Dining Guide” with some more awesome eats and coffee shops I visited while there for FEAST! Check out the Vessel Map for videos and pictures from each location.
Brunch at Lechon before or after you visit the Portland Saturday Market <-which occurs on Saturdays AND Sundays!
I’ve had brunch and late night at Tusk 3 times now! Upon my return to PDX for FEAST, I made a reservation for brunch stat! Order a cup of coffee because it comes with a cardamom cream that is to die for!
Pine State Biscuits
Ok, get your booty over to one of the many locations of Pine State Biscuits stat! We went to the new location on NW 23rd and didn’t have much of a line to wait in but that’s not the case for the other locations. The Reggie (fried chicken, bacon, cheese on a biscuit with gravy all over) is to die for. They’ve got Sweet Tea for those southern friends out there! Also, get a biscuit with jam – you can’t go wrong.
You can’t visit Portland without stopping by any of the hundreds of coffee shops unique to PDX! They’ve got a seriously strong coffee roasting game there!
Crema Coffee & Bakery
The Cheddar Corn Biscuit – no words!
Coava Coffee Roasters
We stopped by the location on SW Jefferson and loved all the natural light, greenery and that it is 2 stories! I enjoyed an amazing Honey Almond Milk Latte!
They also have several locations but the location in The Woodlark is absolutely gorgeous and so welcoming. If I didn’t have anything to do (or needed to work from a coffeeshop), this is the spot! Oh, their Cardamom Assam Latte was to die for! This very quickly became our most frequented spot for coffee while staying downtown.
Another foodie city I love visiting is Denver and I’ve got a great list of all my favorite spots here for your viewing pleasure – Denver Dining Guide
Blue Star Donuts
Go there everyday! Order the Blueberry Bourbon Basil. Plan to leave speechless!
Salt & Straw
You can’t go too far in Portland without running into one of the many locations of Salt & Straw. It’s like the Amy’s Ice Cream of Portland. They’re open late if you want something sweet after dinner – or stop by mid-day for a snack!
I’m Indian and I approve of the food at Bollywood Theater! Even stock up on spices, snacks, lentils if you need some for the house. They always have a line to get in, so be prepared to go hungry and leave so happy! The Khati Rolls and Bhel Puri are legit!
They have a few locations but the SE Division one is my favorite (and their OG). Don’t let the wait scare you…put your name on the list, go grab a drink from Whiskey Soda Lounge, and then come back for one of the best meals of your lifetime! My favorites were the Khao Soi, Papaya Salad and the Tom Yam.
Nong’s Khao Man Gai
Chicken and Rice – that’s all you’re going to get here…and it’s absolutely perfect. Get it as a Super Soup (chicken and rice in a soup) for all the rainy day comfort feels!
Hello heavenly ramen perfect for rainy, cold days in Portland – or when you just want straight up comfort food!
So as you can see, there is a ton to eat in Portland – we didn’t even make a dent. Hope you’ll enjoy all my recommendations and feel free to suggest some of your own for my next visit!
Until then, bon voyage!