I’ve been to Portland approximately a billion times, and I love to visit Cultured Caveman when I am in town. It’s a 100% gluten-free, paleo restaurant that is also AIP-friendly. While I am not paleo 100% of the time, I love eating paleo when I can.
Cultured Caveman started out as the first paleo food cart on the west coast, and blossomed into a full-service restaurant. While parking isn’t always easy at this location, especially when it’s packed – it’s so nice to have a restaurant with plenty of table options, instead of eating while standing up after buying paleo eats at a food cart (even though it’s the cool thing to do in Portland).
Take a look at their menu, where they point out what foods are vegan, low-FODMAP, and AIP (Autoimmune Protocol Diet). Any diet can eat there. Even me, who can’t have ghee or beef, can find something delicious every time I’m there.
I got the bacon-wrapped dates and the carrot parsnip cauliflower mash. I usually get the fish tacos, but Chandice got them instead. We were quite happy with our meal, but I can’t wait to go back and order so many other things I’d love to try like the chicken broccoli ranch wrap or the sweet and sour chicken.
Gluten Free & More magazine sent a blogger, my friend Chrystal from Gluten-Free Palate, to Cultured Caveman with a Nima Sensor to see if the food was truly gluten-free. Thankfully, it passed with flying colors
I’m so fortunate to be able to travel to Portland a few times a year. This year, I will be able to go twice, and that makes me so happy – because it’s like Disneyland for a celiac. Cultured Caveman is definitely a restaurant you need to put on your “Must Eat” list when you’re in Portland.