Nom nom nom.
It literally feels like that’s what we did the whole time we were in Portland. Between the amazing beer and delicious food, we are so glad Portland is such a walkable city or else we would have come home 10 lbs. heavier.
Since we stayed in the Alberta neighborhood, that is primarily where we got our eat on. It is an awesome neighborhood with beautiful homes, cool bars, and a variety of eats.
I was dying to share, so here’s a list of the places we ate at & fell in love with:
The Tin Shed: The first place we ate in Portland, Tin Shed set us up with high expectations. Eggs Benny with Avocado & Bacon was phenomenal. A dog friendly joint, this place has meals (and desserts!) for your pup so you never have to dine alone.
The Waffle Window: Order sweet or savory waffles at a window, and eat them inside or out. I went with the Nutella & Banana Waffle, add granola & whip cream. So good, it doesn’t even need syrup.
The Cheese Plate PDX: Part of a Food Cart Pod called the 23rd & Alberta Food Cart Lot, this is organic and offers vegetarian and vegan options. I had the mac & cheese over spinach and it was amazing. So good, I didn’t even realize I was eating meatless.
* Also of note, in the same Food Cart Pod is The Sugar Shop, Uncle Tsang’s Kitchen, Garden Monster, and The Hoppy Camper. The Sugar Shop has amazing lemonade’s and sea salt caramel brownies, Uncle Tsang’s Chow Mein is the bomb, and washing it down with a Gigantic IPA from the Beer Bar rocked. Also dog friendly!
Pine State Biscuits: Reminded us of food back in the Carolinas, we definitely overate here. I had a biscuit with apple butter, AND a biscuit with fried chicken, gravy, and bacon. Matt had the friend chicken biscuit too, along with a BBQ biscuit. Add to it Southern Sweet Tea, and we felt like we were back South – right down to the ‘we overate!’ tummy aches! This place is super popular and ALWAYS has a line around the block.
Salt & Straw: excellent ice cream, non-traditional flavors, homemade waffle cones. Another place with a line around the block at all times, we were able to get in when the line was only 12 people long. I went with the Coconut with Petunia’s Salted Caramel Bars. Long name, excellent taste.
VooDoo Donuts: A Portland staple (that now has like, 5 locations), these donuts are works of art, never boring, and sometimes obscene. Cash Only, but super affordable. We got these donuts on less than $4 of change we found in our bags. People line up around the block to eat here, so go early for the shortest line possible.
Nutri-Taco: The name threw us off, but we were told it was good. I went with a chicken burrito add avocado, black beans, rice, cilantro and never regretted a single bite. Matt’s taco’s were tasty and reminded us of a place we loved back in South Carolina. Plus, they sell Jarritos.
Taco Express: We discovered this place by Gigantic Brewing Co. literally, just before we left for the airport. (I get hungry when I’m tipsy!) One of the guys we were chatting with worked in the area and recommended it saying it was his go-to lunch spot. It was delicious! Authentic mexican style sopas and tacos, I enjoyed every bite!