“I Moved Here for the Food”

by | Jul 16, 2018 | Blogs, Insights


Yes, it’s true. A big reason I moved to Portland is for the food scene. The outdoor adventures, cute neighborhoods, countless social activities and Quinn Thomas all drew me here too, of course, but there’s something about the endless food and drink options that make this city special.

Below you’ll find my professional food and bev recommendations, and more importantly, check out My Map to guide your taste buds around the city. This map includes insider notes on the spots below and you’ll also find all the places I’m dying to try.

Cheers and Bon Appetit!

Where to ‘WOW’ a client

Look no further to answer the question: ‘Hmm where should I take them?’

• Noble Rot
• Revolution Hall Rooftop
• Jacqueline
• Irving Street Kitchen
• Southpark Seafood
• Pambiche
• Yakuza
• Trifecta Tavern
• Serrato
• Bar Casa Vale

Where to drink after work

Whether you’re hitting happy hour with co-workers or bar hopping on the weekend, these places are sure to please.

• Bit House Saloon
• Stammtisch
• Le Chon
• Loyal Legion
• Expatriate
• Wayfinder Beer
• Doug Fir Lounge
• Lombard House
• Mad Greek Deli
• Victory Bar

Where to lunch with a client

These are a few quick options for the workweek that won’t break the bank or send you into an afternoon food coma.

• SeaSweets Poke
• Casa del Pollo
• Breakside Brewery
• Güero
• Greenleaf Juice
• Little Bird

Where to work remote

Wi-fi, lots of seating and great coffee are the necessary trio for working remote, grabbing some caffeine with a client, or killing time between meetings. Scattered across the city, these are the go-to spots:

• Cathedral Coffee
• Push Pull
• Heart Coffee
• Blackrock Coffee Bar
• Kopi Coffee House
• Case Study Coffee Roasters

To see these places mapped, get insider notes and check out the places I’m dying to go, click here.