From the teriyaki chicken at Du’s Grill to the incredible pizza at Zola’s Pizzeria, these restaurants in Oregon may not look like much from the outside, but they will serve you a delicious meal that you won’t soon forget. Here are 13 hidden gems in Oregon that everyone should try for themselves:
Located in Eugene, Chingu is easy to miss, but this Korean restaurant is definitely a hidden gem. They serve fantastic bibimbap, bulgogi, burgers and more.
12. The Waffle Window
Located in Portland, The Waffle Window is just what it sounds like; it's literally a hole in the wall. This tiny restaurant serves up incredible waffles (both savory and sweet) that are not to be missed.
11. Morning Thunder
Morning Thunder is a cozy, unpretentious restaurant located in McMinnville with an especially great breakfast.
10. Tony's Crab Shack
Tony's Crab Shack is a beloved seafood restaurant in Bandon serving super fresh crab cakes, clam chowder, oysters, and much more.
9. Du's Grill
Du's grill may not catch your eye as you're perusing NE Portland, but perhaps the fragrant, teriyaki-scented smoke coming out of the chimney will alert your senses. The restaurant has a simple menu consisting of mostly teriyaki grilled meats with salad and rice that are absolutely delicious and will have you coming back again and again. Here's a photo of their chicken teriyaki plate.
8. La Fondita
Located in Salem, La Fondita is a casual Mexican restaurant serving delicious burritos, tacos, mole, enchiladas, and more.
Baguette is a sandwich shop in Corvallis that specializes in Vietnamese sandwiches, all for less than $6. They also serve soup, salad rolls, pork buns, and other goodies. Here's a photo of the curry beef sandwhich.
6. Pacific Sushi & Grill
Pacific Sushi & Grill is a small sushi restaurant in Brookings that serves amazing, fresh, sustainable sushi. The rolls look like works of art.
5. Pure Spice
Pure Spice is a wonderful Chinese restaurant located in Portland that doesn't look like much from the outside, but serves absolutely incredible food. I especially recommend the dim sum (everything on the menu is delicious).
4. Zola’s Pizzeria
Zola's is a hidden gem of a pizza shop in Brookings, offering many different kinds of pizza (including vegan pizza), wings, and more.
3. Northwest Wild Products
Northwest Wild Products is a seafood market in Astoria. They sell some of the freshest, most delicious seafood around. You can buy fish to go or grab a plate of oysters, clam chowder, or other seafood while you sit on the dock watching fishermen bring in the day's fresh catch.
2. Screen Door
Screen Door is an AMAZING Southern food restaurant in Portland that specializes in fried chicken and waffles. Though it doesn't look like all that much from the outside, this restaurant is a huge hit and often has lines all the way down the block--for good reason.
This sushi joint in Eugene may not look fancy, but here you'll find some of the best sushi around.
How many of these restaurants have you been to? What are some other great spots in Oregon that are easy to miss? Let us know in the comments.