I recently visited Oregon for the first time. The food is SPECTACULAR. I flew into Portland and also had the opportunity of driving around the coast. I decided to jot down a few restaurants/coffee shops for anyone visiting that side of the world.
Disclaimer: Sorry, I can’t remember EVERY single restaurant I went to. But enjoy the ones I have listed!
Seven Virtues Coffee Roaster: The coffee was fine. But I especially enjoyed having a good bagel sandwich for breakfast while here.
Coava Coffee Roasters: I loved the atmosphere. Their honey latte was delicious.
Apizza Scholls Pizza: I enjoyed the simple restaurant environment– perfect for a chill night with friends. The pizza was pretty nice! They come in one large size, but you can 1/2 it with a friend.
Bamboo Sushi: I have heard different things about this sustainable sushi’s rice falling apart and being overpriced. But I tried it and was very pleasantly surprised. The sushi was great. I had “The Showstopper” and left off the spicy sauce. So good.
The Bye and Bye: It upholds a dark and loud bar type atmosphere. The food is completely vegan and crazy good. I’m not a vegan & usually dislike vegan food, but I enjoyed it. I recommend getting the pretzel knots with cashew cheese to start!
Blue Star Donuts: I read comments concerning how Blue Star Donuts is better than Voodoo. I went to one location and it happened to be out of the donuts that I wanted (multiple days in a row). However, the downtown location (although there was a line) had everything. I tried a cinnamon sugar donut– decent. My brother tried a blueberry vegan donut, which he really liked.
Tea Chai Te: Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about this place. I’m a huge fan of boba/bubble tea and this place has the best! It also has a huge variety of hot loose leaf teas. It’s located in an upstairs part of the building. The environment is very cozy– perfect for studying or chatting with a friend.
Case Study Coffee: I went around 7am before my flight. The atmosphere was nice and the coffee was decent.
Boke Bowl: This is a pretty cool and trendy ramen joint. It’s also a very kid friendly environment. I had a rice bowl with fried chicken. Although the fried chicken choice was a little iffy to me at first– it ended up being very flavorful and crispy.
Tacovore: I visited on a Friday night, so it was packed with college kids. But the tacos are pretty good and the chips and salsa are crazy addictive.
Sweet Life Patisserie: Once again, it was pretty busy with college kids. They have a wide variety of desserts. I had a pistachio and vanilla cupcake. It was good. I also tried a sugar cookie with frosting and wasn’t a huge fan.
Tailored Coffee Roasters: This shop has a nice environment. The coffee isn’t anything spectacular, but is decent.
Luna Sea Fish House: This place is super cool. Apparently the owner is responsible for bringing in fresh seafood into the restaurant. It has a lot of different types of seating. It is a very affordable place for a fresh seafood joint.
Bread & Roses Bakery: I loved this bakery. It was probably my favorite in Oregon. I had an apple and raspberry foldover with a coffee. Delicious.
A Mighty Thai: The food was all around pretty great.
Bread & Ocean Bakery: I ordered a cappuccino and it wasn’t super good. But the quiche was delicious.
Migado: This is a Japanese and Korean restaurant run by older owners. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is very old school. I had the beef bulgogi with noodles– excellent.
Hope this list was helpful!