I finally went to Portland – it’s been high on my list for years and we took the plunge and planned a trip there!
Of course, PDX is known for the food scene in addition to the brewery and vineyard and coffee scene, so I had a rather lengthy list of spots to hit up in the 4 days we were there.
Here are some highlights and feel free to message me if you want more details!
Crema Coffee and Bakery on Ankeny:
Cheddar Corn Biscuit was perfectly flaky and savory!
Honey Vanilla Almond Latte – love the coffee bean in here!
Dinner at Pok Pok off of SE Division Street is a must—
Order a Salted Plum Vodka Collins – it’s heavenly!
Chinese Broccoli with crispy pork belly (top), Papaya Salad PokPok (left), Khao Soi (right) – you’ll love them as much as we did!
While you may have to wait to get seated at Pok Pok, hop on over to Whiskey Soda Lounge and order a Lord Bergamot – you can thank me later!
Blue Star Donuts – leave room for a donut or two – you’ll regret missing out!
No visit to PDX is complete without a Blueberry Bourbon Basil donut!
Brunch at LeChon before heading over to the Portland Saturday Market—
Fried Chicken – you had me at fried chicken – and then you add a jalapeno cheddar biscuit and an egg – woah!
The most perfect Strawberry Salad with mango, edamame, spinach and a citrus vinaigrette!
Dine at Bollywood Theater for a fun, casual, super authentic Indian meal —
The Gobi Manchurian was super delish!
Order Khatti Rolls!
Don’t leave without some Bhel Puri!
For sure, you’ll want to brunch at Tusk or you’ll have some serious FOMO—
The cutest coffee mug with HEART coffee and a side of toasted almond creamer — y’all they offer that free of charge!
The Breakfast Sandwich with avocado comes on an soft sweet onion roll – this will have you swooning!
Frittata with potatoes, zucchini, cheese curd, broccoli and cumin – holy wowzas!
You can’t leave without devouring this Toast with Beet and Labneh!
Marukin Ramen serves up a no-frills ramen—
Pork and Chicken Ramen b/c rainy Portland nights!
Grab you a few cold craft brews and be sure to order this epic meat and cheese board at Commons Brewery—
The epic Deluxe Monger’s Board
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!