Eating our way through Portland

BY Taylor Rebhan

If one city could be godfather of the farm-to-table movement, Portland might very well be it. This city’s food scene is rich in both food carts and fine dining options that all use nothing other than locally-sourced ingredients. Stick to this list — illustrated and curated by Wildsam Field Guides — if you find yourself downtown and in need of a bite.  View the full map below or grab one at our store. 

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1. Kachka


Photo by Carly Diaz

With her smoked fish, veal tongue and sour cherry dumplings, chef Bonnie Morales transports diners to the Russian countryside, complete with shots of horseradish vodka. Feeling lost? Try the Ruskie Zakuski, kitchen-selected small plates, served cold. 720 SE Grand Ave. kachkapdx.com

2. Lardo


Heed the advice of Lardo’s marquee-style signage and “PIG OUT” at chef-owner Rick Gencarelli’s food cart turned sandwich spot, which has been creating cult favorites since 2010. For a pork-free option, get the Pho’rench Dip, shaved beef and sambal mayo on Philippe’s bread with pho broth for dipping. 1205 SW Washington St. lardosandwiches.com

3. Sizzle Pie



Meateaters, cheeseheads and vegans congregate at this downtown outpost of the trusted Portland pizza shop. Sizzle keeps a New York state of mind (thin-crust, to-go) while topping with local ingredients for bold flavor combinations. 926 W Burnside St. sizzlepie.com

4. Olympia Provisions


Internationally-lauded charcuterie is the draw at this snout-to-tail restaurant and butcher shop east of the river. Sit down for chef Alex Yoder’s braised octopus salad and roasted chicken thighs or snack on dry-cured salami. 107 SE Washington St. olympiaprovisions.com




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