Best Comfort Food In Portland Oregon

| October 12, 2011

meat loaf: a great comfort foodWhen the weather gets cool and dampness is seeping into bones,  residents and visitors alike search out comfort food in Portland. Comfort food warms you to the core and fills you up. Most importantly, comfort food in Portland is more than delicious, it is outstanding.

Folks seek out the best comfort food in Portland with dishes such as:

  • Pot Pie
  • Shepard Pie
  • Mac N Cheese
  • Meatloaf
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Warm Homemade Pies
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Toddies

One thing common to all comfort foods is that it reminds you of the homemade meals the family ate and the family banter around the table. Comfort food takes you home again.

Portland, Oregon is famous for comfort food and has too many comfort food restaurants to count. They can be found in every district of the city, from right downtown to the city’s edge.

So go ahead and indulge in some of the best restaurants in Portland!



On the corner of Second Avenue and SW Stark Street in downtown is Mother’s Bistro and Bar . Mother’s has been named Restaurants of the Year, Best Comfort Food Restaurant, Best Lunch Spot, Best Brunch and One of America’s Best Bargain Restaurants. Slow cooking is the secret to Mothers being one of the top comfort food restaurants in Portland.  Food is slowly cook and the wonderful flavors infuse the dishes with great taste. There is another thing that reminds you of your own Mom’s cooking – everything is cooked from scratch. The menu is vast, but favorites are the Chicken Pot Pie and the Shepard’s Pie.

The dining room is comfortably appointed and there is an intimate bar tucked away for hot toddies or other before or after theater drinks or a late night meal.

North Portland

Christies Restaurant is at 5507 N Lombard St, Portland Oregon. It serves traditional comfort food such as meat loaf, pot pies, spare ribs and numerous other mouth-watering dishes. It has a menu that will satisfy the kids, seniors and parent groups. Patron’s are likely to put Christies at the top of their favorite restaurant list as the food is fresh and homemade. Served in an upscale dining room that belies its comfort food menu, first time guests are amazed how each dish outdoes the other. A desert tip – try the molten chocolate cake. Perfect with a warm beverage for a cool afternoon’s nosh.

Pearl District Byways Cafe is has been located at 1212 NW Glisan St, Portland for the past ten-years. It serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Centered in the Pearl district it is a favorite of locals and visitors.

Breakfast service features a large number of foods, but those in the know say to try any of their various scrambled egg dishes. But, if eggs aren’t your thing, there are pancakes, French toast, muffins and jam and lots more.

Luncheon favorites include French Dip, Burgers, corned beef and many sides. While the décor is average, 91 percent of surveyed patrons give the food a big thumb’s up.

Great idea: Christies’ Black Bottom Pie made with chocolate cookie crust, homemade chocolate pudding, and fresh whipped cream. Give it a try!

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