There’s nothing quite like enjoying a delicious meal at a charming mom & pop restaurant. Oregon has tons of incredible family (or chef)-owned restaurants that serve food so good it’ll have you coming back for more. Next time you’re craving something delicious, skip the chain and try one of these amazing eateries instead:
14. Swiss Hibiscus, Portland
This amazing family-owned restaurant in Portland serves delicious Swiss and European food with a twist.
13. Otis Cafe, Otis
Located off of highway 101 in the tiny coastal town of Otis, this incredible mom & pop-style diner serves incredible American staples made from scratch.
12. Nepali Kitchen, Lincoln City
Located in Lincoln City, Nepali Kitchen is a charming family-owned restaurant serving mouthwatering Himalayan and Nepalese cuisine.
11. Word Of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro, Salem
This acclaimed restaurant in Salem serves amazing breakfast, brunch, and lunch in a homey, welcoming setting.
10. Dar Essalam, Wilsonville
Located in Wilsonville, Dar Essalam is an amazing, highly-rated, family-run restaurant that serves authentic Moroccan food in a beautiful atmosphere.
9. Old Oregon Smokehouse, Rockaway Beach
This unique seafood smokehouse on the coast is the real deal. This awesome little mom & pop style joint has been around cooking up delicious chowders, fish and chips, and more since the the 1960s and continues to astound visitors and locals alike with their incredible, fresh-caught seafood.
8. New Sammy’s Cowboy Bistro, Talent
This charming family-owned restaurant just outside of Ashland makes incredible dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients, many of which they grow in their own garden.
7. La Fondita, Salem
La Fondita is a cute but easy-to-miss family-run taqueria in Salem that serves extraordinary Mexican food at affordable prices.
6. Cowboy Dinner Tree, Silver Lake
The Cowboy Dinner Tree, located outside of Silver Lake, is truly one of a kind. This old fashioned mom & pop restaurant will give you a taste of the Wild West and serve you gigantic portions of delicious, home-cooked food.
5. Mame, Eugene
This hidden gem in Eugene serves incredible sushi in a cozy, welcoming setting.
4. Thai Orchid, Klamath Falls
Located in Klamath Falls, Thai Orchid is an awesome family-run restaurant that has been around for over 10 years, serving all kinds of delicious Thai dishes.
3. Frank's Noodle House, Portland
This mom & pop noodle house in Portland is a charming, homey Chinese restaurant that specializes in mouthwateringly delicious hand-pulled noodles.
2. Mazza Bistro, Bend
This authentic Middle Eastern restaurant in Bend is family-run and serves amazing dishes including kebabs, falafel, shawarma, and more.
1. Lazy Susan Cafe, Cannon Beach
This adorable family owned and operated restaurant in Cannon Beach serves amazing breakfast and lunch dishes in a charming, homey atmosphere.
Of course, Oregon has so many amazing one-of-a-kind restaurants that it would be impossible for us to feature them all. Chime in and let us know: what’s your favorite mom & pop restaurant in Oregon?