I just love Portland, Oregon. Thankfully I’m able to visit several times a year. Some years, if I’m lucky – I’ll squeeze in a third trip! I’ve already highlighted my favorite and the best gluten-free bakeries in Portland, OR on my blog – check that out if you’re into delicious treats. Up next – where to chow down at the best gluten-free restaurants in Portland, OR!
Favorite Portland Gluten-Free Restaurants
Location: 1314 NW Glisan St., Portland, OR 97209
Check out my review of Andina on Celiac and the Beast for my past experience at Andina. Their gluten-free menu is expansive, probably because the Peruvian food is almost all naturally gluten-free. Don’t miss their pulpo (aka octopus).
Back to Eden Cafe
Location: 2215-2217 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
This dedicated gluten-free and vegan cafe serves brunch, lunch and dinner. But, if you’re not into eating kale or mushroom based biscuits and gravy, you might want to skip this and head to a meat-ier place to eat.
It’s attached to Back to Eden Bakery, filled with vegan and gluten-free cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more. Head over next door afterwards to get a soft serve frozen yogurt! And don’t miss their cinnamon rolls!
Bang Bang PDX
Location: 4727 NE Fremont Portland, OR 97213
This is a dedicated paleo and gluten-free restaurant (which means it’s also free from dairy and peanuts), specializing in Thai inspired dishes. Unfortunately my second trip to Bang Bang PDX contained gluten, but after that, I believe she has it all sorted out.
Corbett Fish House + Hawthorne Fish House
Location: 5901 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239 and 4343 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 and now a location in Vancouver, WA, right over the Oregon border.
This entirely gluten-free (minus beer selections) seafood restaurant specializes in fried fish and chips that you can get either beer-batered or lightly dusted in rice flour and fried. This is a MUST visit from my perspective. Do not miss out on the fried cheese curds (if you can do dairy), fried pickles, and fried onion rings. You can order a salad here, but I recommend that you don’t visit if you don’t like fried food!
Location: 8233 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217
One of my favorites, this is a 100% paleo gluten-free restaurant specializing in grain-free comfort food. The fish tacos are my favorite, but you also must order the bacon-wrapped dates and cauliflower parsnip mash. You can read more about my visit to Cultured Caveman in Portland, OR on my blog.
Location:25 SW Morrison Street (The Nines Hotel), 15TH floor, Portland OR 97204
Departure Portland Restaurant and Lounge is a fancy Pan-Asian sushi-forward restaurant that requires reservations and dollar-dollar-billz but it’s certainly worth the journey. Amazing sushi and cooked “pan-Asian” food that will make you wish this swanky place had better lighting so you could capture it for Instagram. They have an entire gluten-free dinner menu and are super safe, and can work with you on anything on the menu you want to be made safe. Don’t miss the tiger prawns!
Ground Breaker Brewing
Location: 2030 SE 7th Ave., Portland, OR 97214
If you’re a true Celiac and the Beast-ie, you know my undying love for this gluten-free brewery and restaurant with award-winning GF beer, and delicious gluten-free lunch and dinner options. Don’t miss their fried chicken dinners on Sunday (you must reserve dairy-free options in advance). Their cubano is incredible. Their bread is from New Cascadia Traditional, my favorite dairy-free friendly bakeshop in Portland. You can see some of my favorites in my Ground Breaker Brewery visit in 2017.
Jade Tea House and Patisserie
Location: 7912 SE 13th Ave, Portland OR 97202
I dream about their yellow curry and green curry. I don’t know what it is about this curry, but it’s unbelievable. Almost all of their menu is gluten-free. Everyone that I take here has been happy with their meal. It’s totally worth the trip to the Sellwood neighborhood (between-ish Lake Oswego and Portland).
Portland Gluten-Free Bakeries with Limited Lunch Options
Kyra’s Bake Shop
Location: 599 A Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
You know my love of the only 4-time winner (and gluten-free) Cupcake Wars champion, Kyra Bussanich. She’s pretty much if a gluten-free unicorn came to life. So it’s no surprise that her dedicated bakery and cafe in Lake Oswego, OR is just as magical as she is. Don’t miss the biscuits and gravy, or their homemade quiche!
New Cascadia Traditional
Location (as of 2020): 2502 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202
This dedicated bakery and cafe offers breakfast, brunch, and lunch options. Do not miss their pizza – it’s the BEST gluten-free restaurant pizza I’ve ever had. Also, their bagel sandwiches are so tasty, on their infamous boiled bagels. You can get their breads delivered outside of Portland!
Petunia’s Pies and Pastries
Location: 610 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
This downtown vegan gluten-free bakery has the most delicious pastries (the caaaaaaaaaake), and a limited, light, lunch menu. Don’t miss the pot pie, chili and cornbread, roasted beet salad, and pesto sandwich. If you’re around in the morning, check out their vegan breakfast menu! Their breakfast sandwich with a tofu egg and veggie sausage patty sounds incredible! Go for brunch, stay for the endless amazing cakes.
Location: multiple locations throughout Portland
I had some pretty great Mexican food at Verde Cocina in the Pearl District (en la Perla) of PDX. They were able to prepare something for me not only free from gluten, but also dairy-free and beef-free as well.
Gluten-Free Restaurants On My Bucket List
Listen, I’m only in Portland a few times a year, and it’s hard for me to get to all of my places, much less new places. However, many of my Oregon-based friends really love these restaurants and want me to visit…eventually.
Location: 3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Harlow seems like a great place for folks who are interested in fresh, light food. This place looks like the opposite of the fried fish place I wrote about above. This gluten-free restaurant touts juices, smoothies, and light and fresh, locally-sourced lunches and dinner options.
Schilling Cider House
Location: 930 SE 10th Ave Portland, OR
This cider house is new-ish (in the past few years), but everyone is talking about it. It has a small menu of gluten-free pub food like corn dogs, tacos, nachos, and chicken wings.
What are some of your favorite places to eat in Portland, OR?
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