Are you pining for a feast of alitcha, injera and zigni? Even if you've never heard of these delectable dishes, you'll come to know and crave them after a tantalizing taste of E'Njoni Cafe's lunchtime or Sunday dinner buffet. The colorful Ethiopian eatery offers warm, attentive service and authentic dishes that include heavenly hummus, traditional flatbread, spicy beef stew and soul-satisfying curries. The food served here is locally sourced and organic. And with 25 vegan dishes, it is a vegan's paradise. African beers and wines, unique cocktails, rich Ethiopian coffees and Mediterranean desserts complete the experience. Remember if you want the buffet to dine on Sunday.
Recommended for Buffet because: E'njoni Cafe is not just some of the best Ethiopian food in Portland, but it's also a buffet.
Meagan's expert tip: If you do not want to eat the Sunday buffet you can order off the regular menu.
Overlooking the Columbia River, Salty's is a Portland landmark renowned for its award-winning Sunday seafood brunch buffet. Whether seated in the casually elegant dining room or on one of two gorgeous balconies, every diner enjoys striking views while indulging in a sensational spread of warm waffles, fruit crepes, made-to-order omelets, buttery blackened salmon, fresh oysters, decadent crab legs, garlic-roasted prime rib and fresh artisan bread. Bottomless mimosas and a five-foot chocolate fountain add lavish finishing touches. Keep in mind that the buffet ranges between $40 - $46 per person and to add bottomless mimosas it costs another $10. The valet parking, however, is free.
Recommended for Buffet because: Salty's offers an amazing brunch on Sundays in Portland along the river.
Meagan's expert tip: Valet park when dining here, it's free.
Super King Buffet is a Chinese food butter offering a lunch and dinner buffet every day in east Portland. They boast an excellent selection of Asian foods including many dim sum favorites like Lotus Leaf Wrapped Sticky Rice. They also offer a salad bar, sushi bar, and a soup bar. Vegetarians will appreciate the variety of vegetarian options they have available. Here you will find dishes like fried rice, pot stickers, wonton soup, calamari, honey walnut shrimp, orange chicken, sweet and sour chicken, and many more.
Recommended for Buffet because: Super King Buffet is an excellent Chinese food buffet in east Portland, Oregon.
Meagan's expert tip: Dine here for lunch, it only costs $10.
Bonsai by Sake Japanese & Thai Cuisine is considered by many locals to be the best buffet in all of Portland. They offer an all you can eat lunch for $12.95. Besides the lunch buffet option, they offer a wide variety of Japanese and Thai food options. Tonkotsu Ramen, Tom Yum Ramen. If you like sushi you will enjoy their many options like the Orange Blossom roll stuffed with cucumber and shrimp tempura, then topped with salmon tobiko or their Beauty and the Beast roll half tune and half eel, avocado, and cucumber. For dessert, they have delectables like Thai Donuts and coconut ice cream.
Recommended for Buffet because: Bonsai by Sake Japanese and Thai Cuisine offers one of the best lunch buffets in Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: There is no buffet available on the weekends, so plan to go on a weekday.
Say hello to a bountiful buffet of authentic, perfectly cooked Indian dishes at Namaste. Even if it's past lunchtime, there's no need to shed tears over lost tandoori because this welcoming, family-owned eatery is one of few Portland restaurants with both a lunch and dinner buffet. It is also an affordable place to dine priced at $10 for lunch and $13 at dinner time. Patrons pair tasty cocktails like the Amrut whiskey with platefuls of perfectly crisp pakoras, creamy garlic chicken, rich lamb khurma, tender goat curry, naan, and cheesy palak paneer, followed by delicious homemade mango ice cream.
Recommended for Buffet because: Namaste Indian Cuisine offers a buffet for lunch and dinner.
Meagan's expert tip: Be sure and load up on the chicken tikka masala as you sample the buffet.
Chang's Mongolian Grill has 6 locations spread throughout the Portland Metro. They serve all you can eat lunch and dinner. At Chang's, you can create and customize the main course of your meal by choosing all of your ingredients. Ingredient options include a variety of meat, vegetables, spices, and sauces. You can pile on as many ingredients as you like. The cooks grill your creation for you. It's all you can eat, so you can make as many creations as you like. On top of your main dish, you also get your choice of soup, rice, wraps, and ice cream.
Recommended for Buffet because: Chang's Mongolian Grill is an all you can eat restaurant open for lunch and dinner.
Meagan's expert tip: If you are unsure how to flavor your meal use their posted suggestions.
Brazil Grill is another outstanding Brazilian steakhouse in southwest Portland, Oregon. Brazil Grill serves at least 11 all you can eat meats every night including Marinated Prawns, Chili Lime Pork Loin, Marinated Chicken Legs, Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Tri-Tip, Marinated Lamb, and more. You also get all you can eat salad bar, sides, and dessert. The salad bar is on the small size, but they always have excellent offerings including their popular grilled pineapple and polenta. If you are not into eating large amounts of meat you can opt for the all you can eat salad bar option instead which is also a much lower price.
Recommended for Buffet because: Brazil Grill is an all you can eat Brazilian steakhouse in Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: Be sure and try the grilled pineapple, it has a smoky and sweet flavor you will love.
The flavorful lunch buffet at this friendly, no-frills eatery has customers cheering with curry-inspired enthusiasm. Perfectly spiced and reasonably priced at $9.95 per person, the standout dishes according to thousands of taste buds polled include creamy butter chicken, bold palak paneer, the ever-popular chicken tikka masala, curried cauliflower and delectable dahl. Many of the dishes here are vegetarian. The garlic naan, crunchy samosas and dessert puddings are also superb, and the phenomenal staff keeps glasses filled with excellent wine, beer or rich mango lassi. After one visit here you will quickly see why Dwaraka Indian Cuisine is a local favorite.
Recommended for Buffet because: Dwaraka Indian Cuisine offers an excellent lunch buffet daily in the Hawthorne District.
Meagan's expert tip: The buffet is only available during lunch.
For a unique buffet experience, don your chef hat and head to Hot Pot City for an all you can boil soup extravaganza. Choose your favorite base broth, ranging from mild to spicy, followed by fresh veggies, flavorful Asian ingredients, superb seafood and quality cuts of pork, chicken and beef. Finally, select a delectable dipping sauce, such as ginger or peanut, and let the mouthwatering magic begin! Both individual and shared pots are available for amazingly affordable prices. Lunch is only $11 and it includes your drink and dinner is $17. This restaurant is kid friendly and the kids will love making their own food.
Recommended for Buffet because: Hot Pot City is a fun buffet experience in downtown Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: If you are not sure how to go about putting together your hot pot just ask. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Fogo de Chao is an all you can eat experience and dining here is an event. Your server will bring you unlimited skewers including variations of steak, chicken, lamb, pork, and seafood. They bring other goodies to your table as well like unlimited cheesy bread, garlic mashed potatoes, and caramelized bananas. Plus, you can visit their Market Table as much as you like and indulge on salads, cheese, vegetables, and a variety of cold meats like salami and smoked salmon. All of this is included in a flat price. You will have to pay extra for drinks and dessert, that is if you have room for dessert.
Recommended for Buffet because: Fogo de Chao is a fun, all you can eat, experience in downtown Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: Dine here during Portland Dining Month for a substantial discount.