• Coava Brew Bar

    1300 SE Grand Ave

    One of the best roasters in town, keep an eye out for the Ethiopian Kilenso espresso.

  • Barista

    529 SW 3rd Ave

    Serve up an excellent selection of espressos from local roasters.

  • Ristretto Roasters

    555 NE Couch St

    Much better at milk-based coffee drinks. Great pastries too. Oh, and beer!


  • Meat Cheese Bread

    1406 SE Stark St

    Expertly-made fresh sandwiches and salads. Beer, their sister bottle shop, is right next door.

  • Lardo East

    1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd

    Single-handedly keeping the American pig farming industry alive. Disgustingly good sandwiches.

  • Tarad Thai Market

    601 SE Morrison St

    Slow-cooked Northern That with late night hours.

  • Olympic Provisions

    107 SE Washington St

    Local charcuterie that will change your life. Try to sneak in for brunch on Saturday or Sunday.

  • Bunk Bar

    1028 SE Water Ave

    Infamously good sandwiches, served in a unique bar setting. You won't leave hungry.

  • Boxer Ramen

    1025 SW Stark St

    Best ramen in Portland. The Spicy Red Miso is what you’re after, with a side of the greens.

  • Biwa

    215 SE 9th Ave

    Second best ramen in Portland. Go hungry enough to eat all the kimchi.

  • Nostrana

    1401 SE Morrison St

    Wood-fired oven pizza at this two-times James Beard-nominated osteria is a must.

  • Apizza Scholls

    4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd

    New Haven-style pizza, done better than in New Haven. Yeah, seriously.

  • Pok Pok

    3226 SE Division St

    Andy Ricker’s award-winning Thai street food. Prepare for a long wait.

  • Blue Star Donuts

    1237 SW Washington St

    Fuck Voodoo Donuts. These innovative brioche donuts are the real deal.

  • Salt & Straw

    Multiple Locations

    Incredibly inventive locally-produced ice cream. Your coronary will totally be worth it.

Cart Pods

  • Cartopia

    SE 12th & Hawthorne Blvd

    Lots of fried things and sugary things, best enjoyed inebriated.

  • Tidbit

    SE Division & 28th

    New addition to SE, over 20 carts serving every type of cuisine (and beer!) you can imagine.

  • Alder Food Carts

    SW 10th & Alder

    The biggest cart pod in the city, you can’t really go wrong. Say hi to Nong for us.


  • Vegan Mini-Mall

    SE 12th & Stark St

    One of a kind, includes a vegan bakery, grocery, clothing shop, and tattoo parlor.

  • Guardian Games

    345 SE Taylor St

    World-class tabletop games retailer four blocks from XOXO.

  • Ground Kontrol

    511 NW Couch St

    The quintessential 1980s arcade and bar, two stories of classic videogames and pinball.

  • Powell’s / Powell’s Tech

    1005 W Burnside St

    Acres and acres of beautiful dead trees.


  • Cascade Brewing

    939 SE Belmont St

    Across the street from Yale Union, specializing in barrel-aged sour and fruit beers with a killer patio.

  • Green Dragon

    928 SE 9th Ave

    Massive outdoor patio space a block away from XOXO with 54 beers on tap.

  • APEX

    1216 SE Division St

    Pick up a banh mi from across the street and get to work on the list of local and limited-edition beers.

  • Bailey’s Taproom

    213 SW Broadway

    A beer geek’s heaven with constantly-rotating taps.

  • There Be Monsters

    1308 SE Morrison St

    Portland’s newest English-themed bar. Try a Ploughman's over shuffleboard.

  • Dig A Pony

    736 SE Grand Ave

    Cheap drinks and a great menu in a cool space.

  • Rum Club

    720 SE Sandy Blvd

    Rum-focused, inspired cocktails with an excellent happy hour menu. Stuck? Try the Punch of the Day.

  • ENSO Winery

    1416 SE Stark St

    Made on the premises, try the flights.