Best Spots in Portland for a Homestyle Meal

Are you craving a home cooked meal like the one your mom used to make for you? In Portland, Oregon you will find a multitude of restaurants claiming to prepare just that, but how do you know which one really prepares a home style meal that will satisfy you like your mom's cooking did? We have visited many restaurants in Portland and have narrowed down what we think are the top ten home style restaurants in Portland.

Topping the list is the Screen Door where down home cooking reigns. The Country Cat is a close second, because their food surpasses all expectations. You can truly have one of the best meals in Portland here. Huber's restaurant also made this once again, because you cannot find a better turkey dinner in all of Portland, not to mention the wonderful baked sugar glazed ham dinner. If you happen to crave biscuits with gravy and fried chicken then check out Pine State Biscuits. We even found a spot cranking out the best chicken fried steak in Portland, The Observatory! No matter what kind of home cooked meal you are in the mood for it can be guaranteed there is a restaurant on our list that will make you just that.

North Portland

Gravy is cranking out killer breakfast and lunch everyday in North Portland on Historic Mississippi Avenue. The vibe is fun at their old school diner turned hipster. The bowls of oatmeal served here look like they are on steroids, in a good way....  Read More

Meet Reggie, your new best friend: a life-changing breakfast sandwich made with perfectly fried chicken, crisp bacon, melted cheese and rich sausage gravy, held together by a perfect buttermilk biscuit. Or, take it up a notch (yes, it's...  Read More

Simpatica Dining Hall came about in 2005 when three butchers, Ben Dyer, David Kreifels and Jason Owens, wanted to expand their company by getting into the catering business. With the ultimate goal of competing with the finest restaurants in...  Read More

Southeast Portland
The Observatory

For a a great homestyle meal in Portland, head to The Observatory in the Montavilla neighborhood. There in the casual sophistication, they serve their own unique cocktails with out of the box ingredients. The food is scrumptious and...  Read More

Most come to Huber's to see their famous Spanish coffee presentation and then having an amazing meal is just a bonus to go with the Spanish coffee. But Huber's should also be known for their food as well, because they prepare and serve some of...  Read More

Amber tones and polished woodwork characterize this restaurant, which also features expressive murals and a warm ambience. Located at the corner of SW Fifth Avenue, the upscale tavern is known for its skill with meats. Thanks to a grill,...  Read More

Tasty n Sons

Boasting one of Portland's most innovative brunch menus, Tasty n Sons delights diners with a warm, comforting ambiance, unique tapas-esque menu design and gracious service. Start with a brilliant Bloody Mary paired with glorious chocolate potato...  Read More

Mother's Bistro & Bar

Mother's Bistro and Bar has long been a Portland favorite and stays busy all the time. Walking into this bright, cheerful bistro, patrons are greeted by the mouthwatering aromas of mom-approved comfort foods. Created by chef and mother Lisa...  Read More

The Country Cat Dinner House and Bar is home cooking done right. Chef Adam Sappington has been a James Beard finalist multiple times. Everything at brunch and dinner is made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. 65 percent of their...  Read More

Southern cooking is done right at the Screen Door Restaurant. Considered one of the best weekend brunch spots in Portland, Screen Door is also open for dinner five nights a week. Preparing the best of southern food without pretense, the menu...  Read More


Meet Meagan Shamy

Meagan Shamy is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan

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