Where to Find Cheap Delicious Eats in Portland, Oregon

Meagan Shamy

By , Local Expert, Portland
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Portland, Oregon has grown into a foodie destination over the last few years with every type of food available throughout the city. Despite it's growing popularity as a food destination, Portland has maintained extremely reasonable prices. With so much available trying to narrow down restaurants with words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because there are endless choices. For 10Best, the range is broad and we've included something for everyone's tastes, including a wide variety of cuisines. Our lists includes Cajun, Mexican, Lebanese, Cuban, Italian, American, Southern, and Thai cuisines. Our list has you...  Read more »

  • 1

    Nicholas Restaurant

    Nicholas serves great Lebanese food in large portions at fair prices.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the Shwarma Chicken."

  • 2


    The food at Acadia is excellent and their prices are reasonable.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try their fried green tomatoes and the bread pudding."

  • 3

    Cha Cha Cha

    The only thing better then Cha Cha Cha's low prices is how delicious the food is.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the Machaca or Pastor burrito."

  • 4

    Chaba Thai

    • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
    • Average Main Course Price: $9
    • Neighborhood: Northeast Portland

    Chaba Thai makes some of the best Thai food in Portland and their prices are low.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the pork pad kee Mao."

  • 5


    Pambiche's food is excellent and filling, and the prices are stellar.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the Plato Cubano and the Tres Leches cake."

  • 6

    Pine State Biscuits

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $7
    • Neighborhood: Southeast Portland

    Pine State Biscuit dishes up Southern goodness at cheap prices.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Reggie or Reggie Deluxe."

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    • Cuisine: American, Burger, Deli
    • Average Main Course Price: $9
    • Neighborhood: Hawthorne District

    Lardo has unique one of a kind sandwiches that everyone is sure to love.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure and sample some Dirty Fries."

  • 8

    The Waffle Window

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $4
    • Neighborhood: Hawthorne District

    With all items on their menu costing $5.50 or less it's the most affordable lunch in town.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure and try the Farm Fusion waffle."

  • 9

    Bijou Cafe

    Bijou Cafe has fresh creative food at reasonable prices.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the Roast Beef Hash or the Oyster Omelette. "

  • 10


    Accanto is a fun relaxed place to get great Italian food on a budget.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the fried almonds."



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