Explore Portland

Explore Portland

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Local Restaurants, Food Carts, and Businesses


  • The Portland Mercado — a suite of Latinx-owned food businesses and community center in SE Portland
  • Carnelian Coffee Shop — locally owned coffee shop featuring a museum-like collection of rocks; they also run a small geology bookstore in their shop
  • Nicolas Lebanese Restaurant — a long-standing Lebanese-owned and run restaurant
  • Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant — a long-standing Ethiopian restaurant in a district of the city with many Ethiopian/Eritrean-owned businesses
  • Hoda's Lebanese Restaurant — farm-to-table Lebanese food
  • Chin's Kitchen — Hollywood District
  • Nostrana — local-sourced, community-engaged, excellent food (one of Portland’s best pizza sites)
  • Darsalam — outstanding Iraqi food, several locations, multiple GF and veggie offerings
  • Habibi — similar menu to that of Darsalam, but Syrian/Lebanese and downtown
  • Higgins — expensive, but one of the local-source founders in Portland; ample patronage during GSA 2009 Annual Meeting and 2019 Cordilleran Section Meeting

Food Carts

Black-Owned Businesses

Portland's Budding Pizza Scene

Is Portland the Best Pizza City in the U.S.?

Notable pizza restaurants:

  • Apizza Scholls: 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
  • Handsome Pizza: 1603 NE Killingsworth St.
  • Ken's Artisan Pizza: 304 SE 28th Ave.
  • Lovely's Fifty Fifty: 4039 N. Mississippi Ave.
  • Nostrana: 1401 SE Morrison St. Ste. 101
  • Red Sauce Pizza: 4641 NE Fremont St
  • Scottie's Pizza Parlor: 2128 SE Division St.
  • Sizzle Pie: 926 W Burnside St.

Exciting New Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants

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Things to Do

Oregon Symphony presents: Musical Legends of the Harlem Renaissance

Sat., 9 Oct., 7:30 p.m. & Sun., 10 Oct., 2 p.m.

Learn more about this event and get information about group rates.

Art & Culture

This Is Portland