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Portland’s food scene is saturated with options and most city residents eat out more often than they do in. The variety of street-food trucks, seasonal farm-to-table restaurants and jolly independent outposts make for a very happy tummy indeed. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Sweedeedee

This happening neighbourhood spot is admired for its fresh menu and cosy atmosphere. Located in the Humbolt area, be prepared to wait for a table for weekend brunch, when hip families and young couples alike queue up for a feast of honey pie, seasonal veggie sandwiches(overflowing with housemade ricotta, bruised kale, pickles and wild mushrooms) and smoked trout.

  • +1 503 946 8087
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  • 5202 North Albina Avenue
    Portland
    97217

LucLac Kitchen

If you find yourself in downtown Portland in the afternoon, be sure to factor happy hour at Luc Lac into your plans. From 4-7PM, this buzzy Vietnamese offers a menu of two and three dollar plates, including favourites like LA LOT (grilled minced beef rolled in wild betel leaves), spring rolls, papaya salad and coconut prawns alongside a quirky beverages like ca phe dong (traditional Viet coffee) cola and tropical cocktails.

  • +1 503 222 0047
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  • 835 South West 2nd Avenue
    Portland
    97204

Stumptown Coffee

Famous for trailblazing the craft-coffee trend, spin by Stumptown’s aromatic downtown location – just a stone’s throw from other Rip City institutions such as Powell Books and Voodoo Donuts – to grab an iced nitro coffee or a packet of locally roasted beans to take home with you.

Biwa

This underground izakaya restaurant located in an industrial corner of Portland’s Burnside neighbourhood is must. Share plates of innovative Japanese tapas such as dashi ricotta or octopus and aubergine salad from their seasonal otsumami menu or go in hard and plump for the omakase (chef’s tasting menu).

  • +1 503 239 8830
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  • 215 South East 9th Avenue
    Portland
    97214

The People’s Pig

A trip to Portland wouldn’t be complete without some hedonistic pigging out. In matters of American BBQ, we bow down to The People’s Pig, a food-truck-turned-storefront in the northeast quarter. Eating here is an experience to get stuck into which won’t break the bank; all sandwiches, from lamb to fried chicken, come in at $10. The tavern also offers a special $4 happy hour BBQ plate. Sorry, no veggie platters here… but the sides and cocktails are also great.

  • +1 503 282 2800
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  • 3217 North Williams Avenue
    Portland
    97227

Sweedeedee

LucLac Kitchen

Stumptown Coffee

Bira

The People's Pig

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