A Two-Day Foodie Guide to Portland, Oregon

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Keep Portland Weird is a saying worth noting especially when you’re taking a visit to such an eclectic city. They’re known for many things like pubs, craft beer, restaurants, the infamous unipiper, and ah, their glorious food carts. Diversity thrives in this city as you’ll find mom and pop restaurants deliver cuisines influenced by their homeland. It’s not a matter of whether you’re hungry, but if you have room to down another donut before you fly back home. Now, it’s time to open a bottle of beer because you’re going to need a smooth finishing touch to your underbelly.

Day One in Portland, Oregon

Tasty n Sons

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Brunch has a new meaning with inventive cuisines from Tasty n Sons. Inspired by many parts of the globe, restauranteur, John Gorham has made a name for this iconic spot. Enjoy a Breakfast Board Fried Egg n Cheddar Biscuit of house sausage, house-cured bacon, or fried chicken. If you want to fancy your sweet tooth, there’s a dessert just for you; feast on their Chocolate Potato Doughnuts that are sure to stand out from your typical desserts. Business Info

Nong’s Khao Man Gai

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This restaurant is evidence that simple dishes made deliciously merits popularity. Their highlighting meal is rooted by chicken poached in aromatic broth served with rice and herbs. This is the most elementary way to experience Portland, and still– you’d still be doing it right. Business info

Pok Pok

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Forget everything you know about Thai food because pad-thai is not found in the menu. When you want to experience Thai cuisines in the US, you go to Pok Pok. This spot is Portland’s window to Thailand as it introduces you to dishes you’ve never heard before. Did someone say, Fish Sauce Chicken Wings? Sign me up. Business info

Blue Star Donut

When you’re ready for dessert, head over to Blue Star Donuts. From there, you’ll discover local, fresh ingredients that are utilized to make unique flavors that consistently changes every day. They’re most notable for their brioche-style donuts which are made in an 18-hour process along with loads of butter. But worth the fattening consequence. Grab a Cointreau Creme Brulee Doughnut or even a Blueberry Crunch which is hard to miss. Business Info

Day Two in Portland, Oregon

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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There are numerous cafes in Portland, but the one to visit is Stumptown Coffee Roasters. True ambassadors of coffee, these artisans understand how to craft notes of sweet and bitter undertones in every cup. The magic doesn’t stop there, order a latte and you’ll be delighted with the most intriguing top layer or a heart or leaf design. But that’s not the only thing that makes them so unique. They understand the dynamics of coffee as they deliver flavors from Africa, Indonesia, and parts of Latin America. Business Info

Screen Door

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It takes time to make good fried chicken, but when it’s done right– you’re in for surprises. Arrive early on weekends as you can expect a wait, and you won’t be able to their humble venue as lines extend to the restaurant’s perimeters. Still, the anticipation lives up to its hype with buttermilk-battered chicken is served with tasso ham gravy and collards. Business Info

The Observatory

This restaurants transitions from a casual neighborhood eatery to elegant spot– and it all depends on your liking. However you, please, come in for a drink after work or bring a date for an artful selection of tapas. Come in for brunch to dig in on Shrimp and Grits or dinner for some lamb burger. Either way, you can’t go wrong with any of them. Business Info

Salt & Straw

They’re know for the butterlike finish of their ice cream with experimental flavors such as Strawberry Balsamic with Black Pepper. You guest it; it’s loades with fresh strawberries roasted to perfection, balsamic vinegar and black pepper. If that’s not your cup of tea, another notable dessert to try is their Stumptown Coffee & Burnside Bourbon Ice Cream. Business info

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