The house-made tortillas and green salsa are key at this SE 82nd food truck. The menu offers cheap eats as well as larger plates that break the $10 mark. After ordering, take a seat at their covered outdoor tables and enjoy your meal at it's freshest.
Ararat's sweet rolls and other baked goods are prepared on the premises and prepared with a slightly Middle-Eastern flair. Dine on standards like stroganoff, or pick up a rich braided bread. At night Ararat turns into a crazy after-hours dance club frequented by Eastern Europeans and service-industry types.
A small café in outer SE that specializes in Italian-style panini samdwiches, soups, salads and of course, coffee.
Filling out the first floor of the block-spanning Ace Hotel complex and finally bringing authentic Jewish deli food to Portland. Ken Gordon -former proprietor of Ken's Place and Nick Zukin -a local food blogger, cure, pickle and smoke their own meats and roll-boil-bake fresh bagels daily. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. With offerings like; pastrami, lox, latkes, whitefish, chopped liver, blintzes and much, much more (there are even a few vegetarian items -oy vey!). Table service and takeout are both available.
Higgins is one of the stars on Portland's fine cuisine map. Elegant yet not pretentious, Higgins was a pioneer in the movement toward local and sustainable ingredients. The seasonally changing menu reflects Northwest cuisine via traditional French cooking, with quite a few vegetarian selections. Great place to go when you don't mind plunking down a chunk of change.
(Closed due to fire. Will not be reopening)
Helmed by highly regarded chef Daniel Mondok (formerly of Carlyle), the menu at Sel Gris relies on seasonal, local produce to craft creative preparations of contemporary American dishes with a French twist. The service is gracious and the ambiance intimate and cozy, featuring an open kitchen and comfortable booths. A great place to impress someone special or celebrate an event.
Coffee Shop/Tea House, DistroLocation, American, Italian, Northwest, Diner, Breakfast Brunch, Bar, Featured Happy Hour, Staff Pick, Menu
The Southeast Foster/Powell neighborhood has been in need of a handsome bistro for some time now; Bar Carlo is just that. With a menu that mixes classic American fare with down home Mexican cooking, Portlanders seek out Bar Carlo (located on SE Foster between 64th and 65th) when in need of comforting meals, stiff house-made cocktails, and an upbeat environment. The popular weekend bunch is not to be missed, and breakfast is served all week long - even through lunch and dinner! Don’t be afraid to try some of the wonderful vegan and vegetarian options.
This little cafe is located in the unlikely Mt. Scott/Arleta neighborhood. Serving fantastic home-baked pastries and cookies to go with the Stumptown coffee, plus they also have a smallish but gourmet breakfast/brunch and lunch menu that is getting raves. From the Portland's Best Biscuits & Gravy to the Weezie -"A BLT on steroids," the food is winning over neighborhood and roaming diners alike.
Okay, I know it's practically in Gresham but maybe the trip is worth it for what many consider the best sushi and tempura in town.
Serving almost all things Mexican from tamales to Camarones a la Diabla with plenty in-between including soup, breakfast and vegetarian items. It's where you should go when in outer Southeast to be a happy duck.
This new speedboat/water skiing-themed coffeehouse offers caffeine connoisseurs in the Powell/Foster area their fix. Drive through or stop in for your favorite coffee-based drinks, fruit smoothies, baked goods, soups and sandwiches. There's a playroom for the kiddies and free wi-fi for the adults!