Portland, Oregon: Where To Eat



Portland has really good food. Here are some of my favorite spots, separated by area, all of which have gluten free options. I should title this post “Where I Ate”, instead of “Where To Eat”, but I really think both are accurate. These places were all so darn good.

The Pearl District

Irving Street Kitchen had amazing decor, food, and service. And they do take-home desserts in cute little mason jars! We took away butterscotch pudding with salted caramel sauce, and I spent the rest of our trip trying to get back there for another!

Oba has amazing guacamole, made right at your table, and fabulous mexican food. Definitely the place to come if you’re craving a margarita. 😉

North Williams

Tasty n Sons is the place to be! There is a non stop rush of people waiting to eat here… and I now know why! But don’t worry, you can easily kill some time at the shops in that area. PS – You really must try the Shakshuka.

Downtown/West End

My favorite patio experience was at Nel Centro, the restaurant located in Hotel Modera. It is an amazing place to chill out in the evening with friends around one of the many fires. I don’t have any pictures that do it justice… these ones are from their website.

Joe’s Burgers was the perfect mid-shopping pit stop. Amazing gluten free buns!

Clyde Common is located downtown in the uber-hip Ace Hotel. We arrived pretty late in the evening, and three of the entrees had already sold out. But I don’t think you can go too far wrong no matter what you order here.

And I know that I already mentioned Savor Soup House, but it really needed to be on this list too!

Nob Hill

Besaws topped my list of popular places to try, and it did not disappoint! If our hotel had been closer I would have come back repeatedly. Their Breakfast Sandwich (with yet another AH-mazing gluten free bun) and mocha made my day. If you are looking for brunch, make this your destination.

Have you eaten at any of these restaurants? Any favorite Portland spots that we missed? I know that we didn’t even begin to scratch the surface of how much this city has to offer the taste buds, which makes me eager to return again soon!

Photo Credits: Rosa Pearson except where otherwise noted. (taken with my iPhone!)


  • meesh@idreamofchairs

    I’ve taken notes for my next Portland excursion! I’m always on the lookout for the ultimate burger, so happy to see Joe’s on the list. So bad, but so good! Looks like you hit some great spots.

  • Tracey

    I will certainly have to try these places out, next time I’m in Portland. My brother lives there so we visit every so often. I know exactly where you were. Isn’t Portland the greatest and the fact that there is no tax, rocks my world. See you Thurs?

  • Colleen

    seems to me a lot of shopping & eating!…love all the options for GF!
    Your flight home would not be my idea of fun but glad to know its there if I ever need it!
    Well I hope you do well in the baseball season…it just seems so cold out…isn’t that a warm weather sport!
    Glad to see you are getting older! & having fun doing it!..haPpy biRthDaY…Love Colleen

  • janis - pinecone camp

    Rosa, thanks for the great list of places to eat. They will now be tucked away in my “where-to-eat-in-Portland file!

  • Danielle Hardy

    I need to go to Portland with you!! for realz. I went to some pretty amazing places myself but these really take the prize.

  • Rachael

    Next time a visit to Salt & Straw for the best ice cream in the entire world needs to be at the top of your list! As a Portland resident, I don’t really want to admit how often I find a reason to stop here. Hope you enjoyed our city!

  • Mary Houser

    I haven’t tried any of the places you mentioned yet, but will be soon. I live in a small town west of Portland called Banks on the way to the coast. And having Celiac and looking for GF places to eat all the time I’m always discouraged with the lack of placees out my way to get good food with having to say I’ll have a big mac hold the bun or whatever, and the same old salad etc gets tiring, so I’m looking forward to trying these options. Thank you for sharing.

    • Rosa

      You’re welcome Mary! I live in the suburbs too, so I understand how had it is to find good, healthy food on the go! It was fabulous to be surrounded by it in Portland! 🙂

Leave a Comment:

Theme by Blogmilk   Coded by Brandi Bernoskie