Oregon is full of amazing restaurants that come in all shapes and sizes. In 2016, we featured numerous amazing food carts, restaurants, and cafes throughout the state — each with something unique to offer. If you haven’t yet, you’re going to want to add these 11 incredible eateries to your 2017 restaurant bucket list.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
Nong's Khao Man Gai, Portland
Located in Portland, Nong’s Khao Man Gai is a fabulous food cart and restaurant specializing in Thai chicken and rice that will blow your tastebuds away. This amazing, unassuming restaurant was recently ranked as one of the best in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. There are multiple locations throughout Portland, including two food carts and one brick and mortar.
Joel Palmer House, Dayton
Nestled into Oregon's gorgeous wine country, the Joel Palmer House Restaurant is located in a historic mansion and serves delectable, locally-sourced food in a romantic fine dining environment. Address: 600 Ferry Street in Dayton, Oregon.
Local Ocean, Newport
Rated as one of the best restaurants in Oregon, Local Ocean Seafoods is an incredible oceanside restaurant serving AMAZING seafood in a casual setting with magnificent views. Address: 213 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, Oregon.
Cowboy Dinner Tree, Silver Lake
For an unforgettable experience, reserve a table at the remote Cowboy Dinner Tree Restaurant near Silver Lake. This unique restaurant is full of rustic, old-timey charm, and serves humongous, made-from-scratch dinners that will blow you away. Address: 50836 E Bay Rd, Silver Lake, Oregon.
Voodoo Doughnuts, Portland
Enjoying a legendary Voodoo Doughnut is a unique, iconic Portland Experience. This beloved, unusual doughnut shop serves all kinds of wacky flavors that you've probably never even dreamed of. Their original location is 22 SW 3rd Avenue Portland, but there are now other locations throughout the city as well as in Eugene, Denver, Austin, and Taiwan.
Sumpter Junction, Baker City
Located in the charming town of Baker City, Sumpter Junction is a wonderful, family-friendly restaurant serving delicious diner food in a train-themed environment with a vintage model train running through the restaurant. Address: 2 Sunridge Ln, Baker City, Oregon.
Gathering Together Farm, Philomath
Enjoy a wonderful, made from scratch meal at the beautiful Gathering Together Farm in Philomath, Oregon. This lovely restaurant grows the majority of their ingredients right there at the farm, and then cooks them up into perfectly intricate dishes of all sorts. Address: 25159 Grange Hall Road in Philomath, Oregon.
Riverview Restaurant, Troutdale
Located right on the riverfront in Troutdale, Riverview Restaurant is a beautiful hidden gem serving amazing food in a spectacular, romantic environment. Sit on the patio overlooking the river or enjoy your meal indoors while dappled sunlight shines through the enormous windows. Address: 29311 SE Stark Street in Troutdale, Oregon.
Rimsky-Korsakoffee House, Portland
The Rimsky Korsakoffee House is a wonderfully unusual cafe in Portland that will blow you away with its quirky dining experience and wonderful selection of teas, coffee, and desserts. Address: 707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon.
The Deck, Portland
The Deck is an awesome, lively restaurant floating on a dock right on the Columbia River. Enjoy a beer and a hot burger or plate of fish and chips while you relax in the sun and watch the world go by. Address: 2901 NE Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon.
Salt & Straw, Portland
Located in Portland, Salt & Straw is like no other ice cream shop you've ever experienced. This incredible, gourmet ice creamery makes unusual (and mouthwateringly delicious) flavors like Pear & Blue Cheese, Arbequina Olive Oil, and more, served in a handmade waffle cone.
Multiple locations throughout Portland.
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