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 behind, 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.

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.



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

Alphabet District


Comfortable and easygoing, this neighborhood cafe makes for a great destination any time of day. Even so, it's well-known for its breakfast fare, and you may wait in line for the privilege of sampling the eggs Benedict. A wealth of great options...  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

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

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



With scratch recipe biscuits, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads, fried chicken, and old fashioned fruit and cream pies. Tilt is cranking out large portions of homestyle meals everyday. Tilt is best known for their hearty burgers with...  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 Wristen

Meagan Wristen 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