LRA's Guide to Dining in Portland

Cathy and I just got back from managing the media at Rose City Comic Con 2019, but while we were there we got to eat and drink all that Portland had to offer. Here are some of our favorites.

  1. Breakfast

Biscuits reigned supreme for breakfast in Portland. Cathy and I loved Pine State Biscuits so much we went twice during our short trip. Fried Chicken biscuits are a must, topped with either apple butter or mushroom gravy. We also recommend their hashbrowns with hot sauce and beignets.

2. Coffee and Tea

We kept ourselves highly caffeinated while we were on the west coast to get ahead of any jet lag. Cathy being the resident boba expert took us to Tea Bar and picked out amazing teas made with jasmine and rose. My favorite coffee spots for the weekend included Public Domain and Stumptown.

3. Dinner and Snacks

We did our research and knew that we could find good Japanese food in Portland. We found great sushi all over town and amazing ramen at Afuri. Cathy and I had a great dinner at a low-country restaurant call Screen Door that came-highly recommended from a PDX native. Be warned their fried chicken serves at least two people. Of course, no trip to Portland would be complete without a stop at Voodoo Doughnuts.

4. Cocktails & Beer

Portland is a great city for craft beer. We got to taste our fair share of Ninkasi at their beer garden at Rose City Comic Con. We also recommend Portland City Grill if you’re looking to take enjoy a few martinis and views of the city. The restaurant is on the 30th floor of an office building in Portland so it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset.