Eating My Way Through Downtown Portland
Collected by Christopher Wallace, AFAR Contributor
239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
This was a wonderful place to visit after a heavy lunch. The Lan Su Chinese Tea Garden displays a number of tree-lined structures that showcase various architectural details that are eye-catching to say the least. The one-or-two dozen koi have...
2360, 1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
This is a great little lunch/dinner spot where you can get a hearty pasta-based meal without burning your whole evening on it. Grassa touts multiple types of hand-made pastas, traditionally styled sauce options, salads and old-world sides served...
126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA
It is not hyperbole when I say that the greatest rotisserie chicken I had ever had in my life is to be had at Pollo Bravo. WOW. JUST WOW. This place is the sleeper hit of Downtown Portland. It’s a small place with big flavor. I was so moved that...
1155 SW Morrison St #102, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Doughnuts are to Portland what coffee is to David Lynch, both essential fuel and calling card. While there are many pretenders to the title of the city’s best doughnuts—Voodoo Doughnuts certainly sells the most Instagrammable food...
938 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
One of my favorite parts of the Downtown area is the collection of boutiques in and around the Pearl District. If you’re a lover of bespoke and eclectic collections of leather soled shoes and stylish handbags I highly recommend you pop into Halo...
1022 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
This restaurant scratched a long-standing itch I’ve had for an expertly prepared northern italian meal. I’m always on the hunt for fresh-made pasta and the city of Portland has yet to disappoint. Mucca is very cozy, approachable, tightly seated...
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
This bar takes its cues from the Rockwellian flavor of Art Deco. The respectable selection of gin and single malts was well paired with sizable, dark wooded den that was warmly lit by a double fireplace. I felt like a modern mountain king at rest...
603 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA
While in Portland I encourage you to make a point to try out a few of the local coffee shops. One shop of note was Public Domain. They roast what they brew, in town. It only took one sip and it to became crystal clear that crafters knew what they...
910 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
A spirited sushi house with offers warm and cold sake, traditional ramen options, and house made noodles. It’s an unpretentious sushi house with a genuinely fun-loving staff. I got the feeling that they really liked working there. Thankfully, the...
610 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Vegans rejoice! Petunia’s Pies & Pastries is a cute and classic looking bakery with a full regimen of vegan cookies, cakes, and pies that are so attractive that you’ll be heartbroken to bite into them. The staff there is passionate and thrilled to...
132 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Rachelle’s place is an excellent place to start if you’re on the hunt for a souvenir you’ll actually use/wear/keep long after your jaunt to Portland has ended. There’s a great collection of outdoorsy yet stylish clothing for men and women--for the...
926 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Sometimes you just want get back to the basic. Pizza. Beer. More Pizza. Look for the giant slice on the side of the building. You’ll find the place no matter what state of mind you’re in. Sizzle Pie is perfectly positioned to help get that hunger...
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