The Arrow Coffeehouse

The Arrow Coffeehouse PDX recently opened on the corner of NE MLK and Alberta. While it may be in NE, the shop is conveniently located off the freeway, making it accessible to most Portlanders. It also has a parking lot and ample seating, which are 2 features you don’t typically find in a Portland coffee…

Harlow

Harlow is easily one of my favorite Portland restaurants.  It’s the sister restaurant of both Prasad and Prasad East, and although the three restaurants possess a number of similarities, there are definitely some features of Harlow that set it apart from the rest. For starts, Harlow’s location is great– it’s in the heart of SE…

Laughing Planet

Laughing Planet is such a classic local food chain and is one of my favorites for lunch and dinner. With such a large and diverse menu, there is always the opportunity to try something new and yummy!  From burritos to quesadillas, from bowls to salads, from smoothies to soup, Laughing Planet’s menu is hard to…

Crisp

I’m a big fan of veggies, especially in salads. And I’m an even bigger fan when restaurants will let you completely customize your salad! Crisp, a fairly new salad-focused restaurant on North Williams, is one of these places.  I’ve been to Crisp a couple of times and customized my salad each time. For starts, you…

Jam on Hawthorne

Jam is definitely a super well known Portland brunch spot, but because it’s my absolute favorite, I figured it necessitated a blog post.  My favorite parts about Jam are twofold: 1) the menu is massive and caters to everyone’s health/dietary needs and 2) it’s creative/different, but not weird. The oatmeal chai blueberry pancakes on the…

Waffle Window

Waffle Window is a Portland classic with locations in SE Hawthorne, NE Alberta, Bridgeport Village (brand new!), and soon to be in Bethany. Their waffles are pre-sweetened with pearl sugar, so even getting a plain waffle is such a treat!! Waffle Window’s menu has both sweet and savory options. I’m personally a fan of the…

Carioca Bowls

I’ve been a fan of Carioca Bowls since it opened almost a year ago (it’s almost their 1 year anniversary!) and I’m glad to say I still love it. There are a few places to get good acai bowls in Portland, but I think that Carioca Bowls is possibly the most authentic of the bunch….

MÅURICE

MÅURICE is an adorable French luncheonette right in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District. The restaurant may be small, but its cute decor and all-white interior make it the perfect lunch/dessert/afternoon snack spot. I was at first unsure of what to make of some of the menu items (There were a lot of French names…

Poa Cafe

When I first walked into Poa, I was unsure of what to make of the small restaurant. I could see a big kid’s play area in the back, but right in front of me was a huge wall of alcohol. As you can imagine, the vibe is definitely unique (and very Portland!).  I’ve been to…

Kure

There are so many great juice and bowl places in Portland, but Kure just might be my favorite. With locations all around Portland, it’s always easy to find a Kure to stop at for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.  My favorite Kure location is called Kure Kitchen, as they have savory bowls that are great…

KIVA Cafe

KIVA is an adorable breakfast/lunch cafe with a spa attached to it! I came here for brunch with some friends and although they had some savory bowls that looked delicious, we all opted for the morning bowls.    Mine was a basic acai bowl with banana, blueberries, and coconut shavings. I’m honestly not a huge…