10 Best Restaurants near Providence Park, Home of the Portland Timbers

Providence Park (formally Jeld-Wen Stadium) is located in downtown Portland, Oregon and home to the Timber's Soccer team as well as several other teams. Chances are high that if you are headed to a sporting event here you will want to grab something to eat in the area before or afterwards and that is why we have compiled a list of the 10 best restaurants near Providence Park. all of which are within walking distance if you are up to it.

The stadium happens to be near some of the best restaurants in Portland including the one many people believe to be one of Portland's very best, Higgins Restaurant. Not only is it near one of the top restaurants, but one of the city's top food carts happens to be right there too, Nong's Khao Man Gai. When putting together this list it became quite apparent that Providence Park is in somewhat of a food mecca, which is not too surprising considering how great all of the food is in Portland. Also near by is one of the top Italian eateries in town, Grassa and even closer is one of the best tapas restaurants Tasty N Alder. For those that get done with a game extremely late head to Little Bird Bistro who's delightful French cuisine is served until midnight. 

We hope that you enjoy not just the game, but a wonderful meal too. 


Financial District

With soaring ceilings and an abundance of elegance and style, Gracie's exudes Hollywood glamour inside the Hotel DeLuxe. Their menus feature unique, classic American fare and innovative Pacific Northwest dishes. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch items served all day long so go ahead and order Eggs Benedict at noon or even a German Pancake. Other food offerings include choices like gorgonzola cheesecake, ravioli, braised lamb, tomato soup and crab grilled cheese, if you prefer, enjoy an intimate dinner with a "friend" – settle into an oversized banquette and order from our delectable small plates menu. Gracie's can also accommodate groups and offers private dining.

Nong's Khao Man Gai
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Nong the owner and chef is originally from Bangkok, Thailand and serves some of the best Thai food in Portland at his food cart. He serves just one dish, Khao Man Gai (Chicken and Rice), but has several variations of this dish like poached chicken, crispy chicken, vegetarian, and pork. The portions are generous and only cost around $7. The regular size comes with 8 0z of rice and either one whole breast or the quarter leg of the chicken and a bowl of soup. They serve great drinks too, like Thai ice tea, mango juice, lychee juice, and more. Nong's Khao Man Gai does accept credit cards.

Alphabet District

Portland is the new Paris thanks to Ken's Artisan Bakery, renowned for its perfect pastries, decadent sandwiches and heavenly homemade breads. The interior is warm, sunny and filled with rustic wooden tables, creating a joyful European ambiance that complements the dishes. Start your day with a warm, buttery croissant filled with fresh berries and a cup of Stumptown coffee or visit at lunchtime for the pear and goat cheese sandwich on walnut bread followed by raspberry, lavender and salted caramel macaroons. Ken's Artisan Bakery gets all of its ingredients from local sources and creates mouth watering desserts like fruit tarts, carrot cake, opera cake, chocolate and coffee eclairs.

RingSide Steakhouse
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A family-owned Portland landmark since 1944, this award-winning steakhouse is considered among the nation's best. The dimly lit dining room exudes old-school class as an impeccable wait staff delivers sizzling steaks with a natural, juice-infused butter glaze. With premium cuts of USDA Prime and Certified Angus Natural Beef like the flavorful filet mignon and marbled bone-in ribeye, there's no need for steak sauce, but there is certainly a need for Ringside's famously delicious onion rings and vintages from the celebrated 700-label wine list. Wine Spectator, the magazine for devoted wine lovers, has recognized RingSide Steakhouse with its "Best of Award of Excellence" since 2001.

Southeast Portland

A fusion of Korean BBQ and secret family marinades with a Mexican twist have created unique and flavorful food grouping that is too good not to love. The menu is simple and straight forward sliders, tacos, hot dog, Kimchi quesadilla, Koi rice bowl, and burritos made with your choice of meat including Bugogi beef, Kalbi short ribs, chicken, pork, or spicy tofu. Their secret family recipe for kimchi it delicious and it is freshly made with nappa cabbage. If you are a Korean bbq fan or kimchi fan then you will absolutely love eating at on of their food carts.

Southwest Portland
Little Bird Bistro

Little Bird Bistro is a beautiful, intimate French restaurant in southwest Portland and chances are you are familiar with its more expensive sister restaurant Le Pigeon. It's a perfect place for a date and not quite as expensive as many of Portland restaurants. Here you can find unique dishes like Fois Gras, bone marrow, lemon creme brulee, and more. Along with their exquisite food they offer a simple wine and champagne menu. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. They are open for lunch and dinner. They stay open each night until midnight. If possible make a reservation.

North Portland
Chez Dodo

Chez Dodo is the first and only Mauritian food cart in not only Portland, but it's also the first in the country. Chez Dodo's menu is very diverse offering cuisine with Mauritanian influences where the friendly owner/chef hails from. The portions here are large, so large that one entree can easily feed two people. All the food is made from scratch. Here you can get try spicy curried lamb, pan-fried noodles, massive samosas, Portobello Burry, chickpea fritters, tamarind lemonade with mint, and many more. If your not sure what to order just ask the chef. He will let you sample some things before you buy.

Tasty N Alder

Tasty N Alder is a trendy neighborhood restaurant in downtown Portland serving small plates of food so unique it is likely the only place you will find what they are making. They also have larger plates available for those that just want one item. Tasty N Alder is the sister restaurant of Tasty N Sons and Toro Bravo. Their menu is always changing allowing for fresh seasonal ingredients to be used at all times. Their dinner menu features a nice selection of meats and cheese boards. The brussel sprouts are amazing. They have a full bar available and the drinks are strong.

Southwest Portland

Grassa is a casual Italian eatery that serves handcrafted fresh pasta and features a rotating menu based on seasonal availability. Here the portions are large and affordable. You will find a great variety of pasta here including squid pasta and hazelnut pesto pasta, as well as seasonal salads. You order at the small counter as soon as you walk in. They give you a number and you seat yourselves. There is already silverware, napkins, glasses, and water on the table. They have extremely long tables perfect for larger families. If you have kids with you sit at the kitchen counter where they can watch the food being prepared. They might even get some dough to play with.

Cultural District

Polished woods and subtle colors enliven the dining rooms in this historic building. An open kitchen provides a glimpse of efficient, almost choreographed preparation, led by the chef, an expert in Northwest cuisine. Local, organic and seasonal meats and produce provide a base for intuitive flavor combinations, such as seared halibut with spring vegetable stew and cheddar-green onion spoonbread. A seafood stew features braised greens and red wine, and duck magret comes with rhubarb chutney. The menu changes frequently but always features well-considered, inventive entrees that are both beautiful and tasty. Business lunches are especially popular at Higgins, and the bar scene draws a bevy of patrons, who love the great beer selection. A bistro menu is available all day in the bar.


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