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Portland for Foodies

Great eats in this northwest city
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.2 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  Portland for foodies is a bit redundant; almost everywhere you eat has locally sourced ingredients and a seasonal focus. Chefs and... more »

Tips:  If you are a seafood fan, Dungeness crab season is December to April.

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Points of Interest

Veritable Quandary, where you will have lunch (or weekend brunch) has been delighting Portland palates since 1971. It predates the gentrification of its Pearl district location.

The seasonal menu changes frequently, but expect local wild mushrooms, artisan cheeses and creative cocktails. The fall menu includes roasted autumn squash, duck confit... More

There are 8 Portland Farmers Markets, open most of the year, with chefs cooking, food samples and prepared food to bring home. There is also live music.

Find the markets Mondays, June-October at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Wednesdays May-October in the South Park Blocks of the Cultural District and Saturdays March-December at the South Park Blocks... More

Find cookbooks and books about the foodie movement at Powell's City of Books. This huge bookstore has thousands of cookbooks, including vintage and collectible cookbooks, books by local chefs, signed editions and discounted used books.

It is a short stroll over here: head north on SW 6th Avenue toward SW Morrison Street and turn left on SW... More

The Portland Saturday Market, open Saturdays and Sundays, has local artisan food, both packaged (for gift giving) and for eating on site.

The outdoor arts and crafts market also features local artisans making jewelry, candles, ceramics and games.

It's a 5 minute walk over here: head east on W Burnside Street toward SW 10th Avenue.
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Voodoo Doughnut, open 24/7, is a cult fave and a must-stop for foodies. The cash-only shop has unusual flavors like a spicy Mexican hot chocolate, doughnuts covered with different cereals and vegan varieties.

The triple chocolate penetration and maple bacon are 2 popular flavors.

Voodoo Donuts is around the corner; make a left on SW 3rd.
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Get the perfect accompaniment for your doughnut across the street at the artisan Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The local chain has 5 Portland locations, plus Seattle and NYC outposts. The original location is at 4525 SE Division St.

If there is a long line at Voodoo, get your coffee first.
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Monday-Friday, 6am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday, 7am-7pm
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Silk, where you will have cocktails during the bargain happy hour from 4-6:30pm followed by dinner, is the fancier cousin of Pho Van, a local mini chain of 3 Vietnamese restaurants.

Interesting cocktails include Tuk Tuk martini: Thai chili infused vodka with passion fruit and lemon.

Silk, in the Pearl District, serves authentic Vietnamese... More