What I loved is that the majority of places to eat in Portland are independently owned and use fresh, healthy, sustainable, ethically and locally sourced producers. 

Blue Star Donut

Most noted for its Blueberry Bourbon Basil Donut and its refreshing balance of flavors, Blue Star Donuts is a worthy rival of Voodoo. 

Pips Original Doughnuts and Chai

The mission behind these bite sized doughnuts was to bring back the traditional mom and pop donut shop. Yep. Be ready to embrace the sweet smell of friendly cinnamon in this Portland donut shop.

Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnuts are famous for their unique flavors and sizes. Think gigantic. They’re topped with things like fruit loops and Oreo chunks, and bacon maple bars. Fillings include raspberry and peaches.

Devour Innovative Ice Cream at Salt & Straw

Once you’re done with donuts, head to this Portland ice cream institution, Salt & Straw for truly unique flavors. Think Honey lavender, arbequina olive oil, and strawberry honey balsamic with black pepper. I couldn’t resist a coava coffee with freckled woodblock chocolate.

Eat at the Food Truck Pod

The Portland food truck pods are one of the cool things to do in Portland, AND, one of the most popular places to eat in Portland! 

Go Aussie Style at Proud Mary Cafe

The passion to dish up quality and bring people together is evident through excellent customer service, communal tables, and food you can’t help but talk about like sticky fried eggplant and a potato hash dish toped with anchovy cream!