Restaurants in Portland


Address 1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR Map, Tel 503.228.9535 Call, Hours Sun-Thu 11:30-2:30 & 4pm-11pm; Fri & Sat 11:30-2:30 & 4pm-midnight Website

Andina is an upscale restaurant best suited to well behaved kids. That said, the staff ws truly helpful, providing a high chair and helping us pick and choose kid-friendly items from the grown up menu (there was no kids menu). The food is a creative, modern take on Peruvian cuisine and there are lots of seafood dishes, including excellent ceviche. more


Address 1122 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR Map, Tel 503-230-0479 Call, Open 7 days Website

Located in the Hawthorne District, not far from OMSI, this old fashioned burger joint features fresh, seasonal, milkshakes. The restaurant has made an effort to use only fresh, local and natural items in its dishes. Kids Meals come with educational, safe toys (like biodegradable flower pots), and the restaurant makes an effort to accommodate food allergies. more

Clyde Common

Address 1014 SW Stark St., Portland, OR 97205 Map, Tel (503) 228-3333 Call, Hours Lunch daily from 12n-3pm, happy hour 3pm-6pm, dinner Mon-Thu 5pm-“late”, Fri-Sat 5pm-“later”, Sun 5pm-"late", Notes All seating at communal tables Website

Clyde Common is one of the hottest restaurants in Portland right now. It is also loud enough to bring well-behaved children (and provides high-chairs). There is no kids menu, but we were able to make a meal for for the kids out of menu items. During our visit, a few fun options were popcorn, "5 hour eggs," french fries and pasta. more

Cupcake Jones

Address 307 NW 10th Ave, Portland OR 97209 Map, Tel 503-222-4404 Call, Hours Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 12n-6pm Website

This cupcake bakery sells delicious filled cupcakes (and mini-cupcakes) to take away. The menu changes monthly to keep things interesting, and there is a different selection each day of the week. Some recent choices included a Mimosa Cupcake: an orange yogurt cake filled with orange champagne pastry cream and iced with champagne buttercream and Downtown Cupcake Brown: devil's food cake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with fudge icing. If the bakers are in the kitchen (and they usually are) they are very accommodating about letting you choose your own flavor combinations. more

Hotlips Pizza

Address 721 NW 9th Ave # 150 Portland, OR 97209 Map, Tel (503) 595-2342 Call, Hours Sun-Th 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Website

With a location close to Jamison Park, this is a great place to stop in for a bite after splashing in the wading pool. Pizza is served by the slice, or you can order a whole pie. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. more

Le Pigeon

Address 738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 Map, Tel (503) 546-8796 Call, Website

This very-grown up french inspired restaurant is a great place for mom and dad to eat if you have a sitter. more

Mother’s Bar and Bistro

Address 212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204 Map, Tel 503-464-1122 Call, Hours Tue-Thu 7am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9pm, Fri 7am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm, Sun 9am-2:30pm Website

The casual atmosphere and comfort food served up at this downtown bistro have made it a favorite, especially for brunch, for years. I especially love the traditional eggs benedict. Kids will appreciate the familiar food and you will appreciate family friendly service, reasonable prices, and fresh ingredients. Call ahead to reserve a spot on weekends. more


Address 555 NW 12th Ave Portland, OR 97209 Map, Tel 503-228-6161 Call, Hours Bar opens at 4pm, dinner service begins at 5pm. Open 7 Days, Notes Outdoor seating available during summer Website

This Latino restaurant has creative and delicious food for adults, and great choices for kids. We love the Crispy Coconut Prawns and the Roasted Butternut Squash Enchiladas. Kids choices include tacos, quesidillas, and coconut jasmine rice with beans (my son's favorite). For babies, you can ask for an order of red quinoa. The atmosphere is upscale, but Oba is loud enough that kids are not a problem. Highchairs available. more

Pearl Bakery

Address 102 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 Map, Tel 503-827-0910 Call, Hours Weekdays 6am-6pm; Sat 7am-5pm; Sun 8am-2pm Website

Known as the best bread bakery in Portland, and I have to say that I agree. Not only are the fresh breads delicious, but they also have excellent pastry and takaway sandwiches. On a recent trip we picked up Peanut Butter and Jelly for my son, yougurt for my daughter, and chevre, prosciutto, and fig jam sandwiches for the grownups. The convenient location makes it a great place to pick up a picnic lunch. more

Sizzle Pie

Address 926 W. Burnside, Portland, Or 97205 Map, Tel 503-234-7437 Call, Website

Located across from Powell's books, this is an easy lunch stop before or after the bookstore. Sizzle Pie sells pizza by the slice and has both gluten free and vegan options. more

Sushi Land

Address 135 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 Map, Tel (503) 546-9933 Call, Website

Seating along a central conveyor belt (filled with Sushi of course) makes this a quick and easy choice for dining out with kids. Hi-chairs can be pulled right up to the bar, and children can choose what they would like to eat as it passes by. Sushi Land's prices are reasonable for a sushi dinner, and you won't end up paying for leftovers you can't eat! more

Vodoo Doughnut

Address 22 SW third ave, portland Map, Tel 503.241.4704 Call, Hours 24 hours daily Website

Some argue that Voodoo Doughnuts are the best on the West Coast. We're not sure, but they're definitely delicious... and creative. Try the Memphis Mafia, a doughnut with chocolate chips, banana and peanutbutter glaze. Best of all, Voodoo is open 24 hours, perfect when baby is up in the middle of the night and you have given up hope of going back to sleep. Be warned ... though ... some of the doughnuts are are a little... anthropomorphic ... so if your kids are at an age where they might ask a lot of uncomfortable questions, you might want to send one adult ahead to pick up doughnuts and bring them back. more

Whole Foods

Address 1210 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209 Map, Tel (503) 525-4343 Call, Hours 8am-10pm everyday Website

Whole foods is a great place to stock up on snacks, pick up milk, or grab some food for a quick breakfast in your hotel room. There is also a buffet area, fresh pizza and an area to sit down. more

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Chef Naoko Bento Cafe

Address 1237 SW Jefferson St Portland, OR 97201 Map, Tel 503.227.4136 Call, Website

Our kids loved the delicious organic ingredients that Chef Naoko used to make her chicken teriyaki! more

Fire on the Mountain

Address 1708 E Burnside Ave, Portland OR 97214 Map, Tel 503-230-wing Call, Website

This restaurant has a very casual, energetic atmosphere that is great for parents and kids. The staff and owners have an amazing sense of humor and treat kids very special. The food is AMAZING and the menu has an excellent kid menu. They are not only known for their amazing hot wings and several different sauces but they have really fun unusual foods for kids like deep fried twinkes and deep fried oreo';s. This is the first restaurant that we have been to with our toddler where he will actually sit at the table and be engaged in his meal! more

Justa Pasta

Address 1326 Nw 19th (at Pettygrove), Portland, OR 97209 Map, Tel 503 288 9464 Call, Website

its food is kid friendly and delicious for anyone! I totally recommend it to anyone. more

Kenny and Zukes Delicatessen

Address 1038 SW Stark St Portland, OR 97205 Map, Tel 503.222.DELI (3354) Call, Website

Our kids loved their homemade pastrami and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches! more

Laughing Planet


Laughing Planet on Woodstock Ave in Southeast Portland is the perfect place for families with kids to enjoy a healthy and inexpensive meal. There are lots of huge rubber dinosaurs to keep children busy and the menu features local, organic ingredients. (The kid's menu features child-sized burritos, quesadillas, and lots of veggie sides) more

Mother's Bistro

Address 212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204 Map, Tel 503-464-1122 Call, Website

Mother's is high-end comfort food at it's best. "Authentic cooking from mothers around the world." They welcome babies, toddlers, kids, and adults of all ages. Kid's corner with toys to keep little ones busy when waiting for dinner or waiting for mom and dad to finish up. Kids menu is amazing. Delicious homemade bread offered when you sit down to dinner and everyone gets a cookie for dessert. Mother's is awesome for special nights out like anniversaries and birthdays...or if you just want to make any old weeknight feel special. We like to go early on weeknights with our toddler, but we've always felt welcome with him no matter the time of day. more


Address 911 SW Taylor St., Portland OR Map, Website

Quick service, yummy pasta with fun shapes with great kid's menu. They are sensitive to kids, bring drinks with lids and straws, color pages with crayons. Good food for adults also. Many locations including downtown, Division, and Lloyd Center. more

The Country Cat

Address 7937 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215 Map, Tel (503) 408-1414 Call, Website

Country Cat prides itself on serving comfort foods in a family friendly environment. Dishes are made with fresh (mostly) local ingredients and a kids menu is available. The restaurant is near Mount Tabor (a gorgeous park with a great playground) and on Sundays you can enjoy a visit to the local farmer's market after brunch more

The Delta Cafe

Address 4607 SE Woodstock Blvd. Potland, Oregon Map, Tel 503-771-3101 Call, Website

There is a great fish pond/fountain in the main entrance & the decor is very kitschy, bright & bold. Original artwork from local painters & fantastic southern food with a kids menu. Music plays in the background & the servers are very friendly. This is a great unique cafe & every time we have friends in town we ALWAYS make a trip to The Delta! I highly recommend the blackened catfish platter & the pan-fried oysters! EXCELLENT! more

Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro

Address 0315 SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR 97201 Map, Tel 503-295-2747 Call, Website

Right on the Willamette River on the RiverPlace Esplanade. View Boats, Bridges and Mt Hood. Thirst specializes in Pacific NW Cuisine and has a nice kids menu for only $6. House ground Sliders are my kid's favorites! Food is sourced locally and they usually have 8-10 nice entrees and lots of good appetizers. Mom/Dad can sample some local Wines and Micro Brews. more

Ukiyoe Sushi

Address 6156 North Denver Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217 Map, Tel 503 283 8770 Call, Website

This is a nice little neighborhood spot in North Portland. It makes a good stop after or before a trip to Cathedral park to expose the kids to some new tastes. A little more intimate than the track places more

Urban Hopworks

Address 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202 Map, Tel 503 232 HOPS (4677) Call, Website

Okay, before you get turned off by this being a brewery, this is a GREAT family restaurant. They have a fantastic play area, and it's very kid friendly. They even offer baby food on their kids menu, and you can ask them to bring you a bit of pizza dough for your little ones to play with at the table! As a plus, they go to great lengths to be a sustainable restaurant - local food (a lot of it organic), composting, powered by renewable energy, and all at reasonable prices. We often eat here with our friends who also have young children. more