Dining September 05, 2017
Here Are 11 Epic Oregon Meals Worth Traveling Across The State For
Inventive chefs, creative flavors, and delicious food can be found all across Oregon. To celebrate the Beaver State’s culinary riches, we’re serving up the best meals in the entire state. These 11 restaurants, cafes, and food carts will always be worth the drive, no matter how far away you live. Bon Appétit!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. German Potatoes from Otis Cafe (Otis)
The Otis Cafe is a tiny diner with big heart and even bigger meals. The German potatoes are world class.
1259 Salmon River Hwy, Otis, OR 97368
2. Tacos from ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria (Portland)
The line to get into this restaurant typically stretches around the corner, but these tacos are well worth the wait.
4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215
3. Miso Custard from The Painted Lady (Newberg)
This turn-of-the-century Victorian home makes for an intimate dining experience. The miso custard is a stand-out, and comes topped with Dungeness crab and foraged mushrooms.
201 S College St, Newberg, OR 97132
4. Mac and Cheese from Skyway Bar and Grill (Zigzag)
Located near Mt. Hood, the Skyway is a great place to kick back after a long day on the slopes. Their famous mac and cheese is baked southern style with a delicious cheese blend and breadcrumbs on top.
71545 US-26, Zigzag, OR 97049
5. Ramen from Afuri (Portland)
Afuri is one of the most acclaimed ramen chains in Tokyo, and they opened their first location outside of Japan in Portland. The signature Yuzu Shio Ramen is a must-try.
923 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
6. Baby Back Ribs from Bo-Mack's BBQ (Albany)
It's hard to beat Bo-Mack's BBQ. Their pork baby back ribs are made with homemade dry rub and served with house-made sauces. It's worth the mess.
315 SE Lyon St, Albany, OR 97321
7. Fish & Chips from Bowpicker (Astoria)
There aren't many choices on Bowpicker's menu, but that's ok. You're here for one thing: the fish and chips. Battered to perfection, the fish is finger lickin' good.
1634 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103
8. Anything from Jacksonville Inn (Jacksonville)
This historic fine dining establishment in the Rogue Valley has served the likes of President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. While you can’t really go wrong with anything on the menu, the prime rib is where it's at.
175 E California St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
9. Hummus on the Range from Joolz (Bend)
Joolz is known as the place where the Middle East meets the Wild West. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Hummus on the Range. This delicious dish pairs creamy homemade hummus with seared elk medallions.
916 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701
10. The Reggie from Pine State Biscuits (Portland)
Who wouldn't want to start their day with this decadent creation? The Reggie comes with fried chicken, bacon, cheese, and a healthy dose of sausage gravy.
1100 SE Division St #100, Portland, OR 97202
11. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Dayville Cafe (Dayville)
Eating a slice of pie at the Dayville Cafe is a life-changing experience. Whether you opt for one of the standard flavors (Strawberry Rhubarb or Marionberry) or go for something a bit more unusual (Sour Cream Lemon) you're in for a treat.
212 Franklin St, Dayville, OR 97825
OK foodies, tell us what we missed! Was your favorite meal on the list? Let us know in the comments below!
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