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One thing I’m really going to miss, the food scene in Portland, Oregon.

Back in September, I attended Feast Portland, a food and drink festival celebrating all sorts of talent and deliciousness. A HUGE thank you to KitchenAid for sending me!

While we lived there (for a good 8 months), we tried a few restaurants and thought I’d share some of my favorites below. Many of them being gluten-free friendly!

I also got to hangout with some of my favorite people while I was at Feast, including the Two Peas and Their Pod family, Kevin and Amanda, Ashley from Not Without Salt. And I finally got to meet Sara from Sprouted Kitchen. Great people + delicious food is a recipe for a good time!

Also there, who I didn’t get to spend much time with was LaurenSandy, Sara, and Carrie.



It was so fun to see various chefs do cooking demonstrations in the KitchenAid “kitchen”. Oh how I would love to play up there.

One evening we attending a tasting, where Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes was there giving out cupcakes and saying hi. Behind him was this amazing vegetable skewer kabob CAKE! It was picture perfect, and totally amazing.



My Favorite Restaurants around the Portland area are…

The Wildwood – everything is made with ingredients from local farms. Good luck making a decision on the menu, you’re going to want a piece of it all.

Andina – Fun restaurant in the Pearl District & they have an entirely separate gluten-free menu.

Deschutes Pub House – Everything from burgers, to big salads, to mac & cheese. Lots of gluten-free options, including hamburgers WITH the bun!

Little Bird Bistro – Sweet little french restaurant with a great atmosphere and wonderful food! If you’re gluten-free, they have a few options, but best to go if you’re interested in a light lunch.

Laurelhurst Market – This was my #1 choice for my birthday dinner, but they were full. Maybe next year.

OX – I haven’t experienced this myself, but was told you can’t go wrong here.

St. Jack – a sweet little spot with patisserie attached.

Paley’s Place – I celebrated my birthday here & practically closed the place down. Great service, exceptional food (beautiful salads, brussels sprouts & steak were my favorite) and cozy/romantic atmosphere. *if gluten-free, make sure to communicate that ahead of time

Imperial – I’ve eaten here for lunch and dinner and both great experiences. They even had gluten-free bread for my burger. Plus, it’s downtown Portland near many of the big hotels.

Portland Penny Diner – I’ve heard exceptional things, but have not experienced myself. Based on the menu, it doesn’t seem to be gluten-free friendly.

Dick’s Kitchen – this is a paleo restaurant & really good!

Salt + Straw – I basically lived off their salted caramel ice cream during my pregnancy.

Tasty n Sons – Great for breakfast!

Mothers – very popular (and very good) brunch spot downtown, but be prepared, there’s usually a wait.

Gluten-free Bakery’s:

Bakery’s (not gluten-free)

Native Foods Cafe – I was introduced to this spot just before I left, otherwise I probably would have eaten here every day.

The Feel Good World – Great juices & cleanses to go.

The Whole Bowl – Vegetarian and gluten-free friendly.

Prasad (connected to a yoga studio in the Pearl District) – Vegan, gluten-free & fresh juices. I ate here for almost a week straight.

Bob’s Red Mill – Store, restaurant and bakery is here in Portland

Restaurants recommended to me by others, but have no tried


If you have some favorite spots (or meals), please share in the comments section below.



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  • http://twitter.com/domestocrat Domestocrat

    Thank you for this list! I adore Portland and am always looking for a new place to try. My favorite thing to indulge in whenever we are in PDX is the cheese plate at The Observatory. I am obsessed with it!

  • http://twitter.com/E2gather Sheila

    I need to save this post for the next time I get to visit Portland. That town has seriously too many good eats!….if that’s possible.

  • Livehalffull

    I went to Portland for my honeymoon in the fall. My favorite place we went to breakfast was Pine State Biscuits. Lunch favorites were Bamboo Sushi and Urban Farmer. Our favorite dinner spot BY FAR was DOC-it was absolutely amazing and probably one of my favorite meals of my life!

  • http://www.kitchencorners.com Damaris

    Portland is awesome. I was only there for one day but totally fell in love.

  • Hong

    Screen Door!

  • WithStyleGrace

    It’s true, SO many wonderful places to eat, you need at least a week to try most of them!

  • Shauna

    Via Delizia has THE chai tea in Portland. Seasons and Regions has, hands down, the BESTEST tomato basil bisque. It is amazing. Noble Rot has a fun view from the east side of downtown Portland. Nuestra Cocina on the east side, is a super fun, yummy Mexican restaurant. Pambiche for Cuban and great desserts! St. Honore Bakery in NW. Irving Street Kitchen is another good place and my fiance loves Olympic Provisions. Oh and Cafe Vivace in NW for crepes. 🙂 I hope you try these places and enjoy them as much as I have. – A life-long Portland native.

  • Kristen Taylor

    Thank you for your great list! I moved out to Portland 2 years ago and have been in awe of our amazing GF options that make dining out so enjoyable with Celiac Disease! I recently celebrated my 2-year anniversary in Portland with a top 22 list of my favorite restaurants & bakeries!!