Oregon is full of amazing restaurants to experience. Forget about chains and fancy restaurants. Often you can find the most delicious food right around the corner at the local little mom and pop eateries we love so much. These 12 mouthwatering restaurants may not look like much from the outside, but they will astound you with their delicious food.
12. Ha VL, Portland
Located in Portland, this unique Vietnamese restaurant serves incredible rotating soups and bahn mis.
11. The Sparrow Bakery, Bend
The Sparrow Bakery is housed in a rustic little brick building and is incredibly charming. They serve spectacular baked goods as well as sandwhiches, quiche, and more.
10. Old Oregon Smokehouse, Rockaway Beach
Located at Rockaway Beach, this beloved seafood restaurant and smokehouse serves finger-licking fresh fish and chips, clam chowder, crab, and more.
9. Pho An Sandy, Portland
Located on Sandy Blvd in Portland, this authenthic Vietnamese restaurant serves amazing pho as well as other dishes.
8. Siam Cafe, Medford
This inconspicuous restaurant in Medford serves delicious Thai food. Here's a photo of their vegan pad thai.
7. El Taco Express, Springfield
This awesome Mexican joint in Springfield serves incredible (and enormous) burritos, menudo, enchiladas, tacos, and more.
6. The Crazy Norwegian's Fish & Chips
This cute, quaint seafood restaurant in Port Orford serves amazing fish and chips as well as other fresh-caught seafood dishes.
5. Cafe Mediterranean, North Bend
Located in North Bend, this authentic Mediterranean restaurant makes amazing kabobs, gyros, falafel, and more.
4. Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant, Portland
This little Ethiopian restaurant in Portland is the highest rated in Portland. Amazing curries, vegetables, meats, and stews are served on fresh Injera bread that will blow you away.
3. Gateway Breakfast House, Portland
This quaint diner in Portland serves gigantic burgers, omelettes, pancakes and more that are so tasty President Obama even stopped in for a bite.
2. Word of Mouth Bistro, Salem
Don't get me wrong, this place is super cute; however, its residential appearance makes it easy to miss. Word of Mouth Bistro is an incredible breakfast and lunch restaurant in Salem with fresh, homemade food that will blow you away. Here's a photo of the phenomenal creme brule french toast.
1. Gyro House Mediterranean Grill
This little restaurant in Beaverton specializes in delicious gyros, but they also serve wonderful mezza plates, pizza, and more.
Check out the ‘part 1’ of this article (featuring Du’s Grill, Morning Thunder, and more)