10 Best Restaurants near the Moda Center

Are you headed to the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon to catch a Trailblazers basketball game or attend some other event and wondering where you should eat? Just because you are you are headed to a sports center does not mean you have to settle for run of the mill concession stand food. There are lots of good restaurants within a short drive from the Moda Center, including some of the most popular restaurants in Portland.

No matter what time of day you plan to be at the Moda Center we have a great restaurant for you to choose from on our list of the 10 Best Restaurants near the Moda Center.

If you are in need of breakfast we have included the Doug Fir Lounge which is open all day and the wildly popular Tasty n Sons, also open all day. 

For dinner we have included restaurants with varying price ranges. Those looking to stick to a budget will love Mee Sen Thai Eatery and their affordable Thai cuisine. Those able to splurge on dinner will enjoy indulging in a 5 course meal at Le Pigeon

With our list of the 10 best restaurants near the Moda Center you are sure to find an ideal place to eat. 



North Portland

Life of Pie Pizza features a 6,900 pound wood fired pizza oven hand made by a 3rd generation oven maker Stefano Ferrara in Napoli, Italy. Everyday there is a different special pizza available, like a pizza with sundered tomatoes and...  Read More

Southern home 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...  Read More

Organic, free-range, and healthy are just a few of the key words for food served at Tin Shed. Named one of the best places to have brunch (it's even been featured in The New York Times), Tin Shed offers earth-friendly, flavorful foods every day...  Read More

Le Pigeon, considered by many to be the best restaurant in Portland, serves adventurous French-inspired food along with a wide variety of exciting wines in an intimate dining room on East Burnside. Reservations are accepted at one of the...  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 one of their brilliant Bloody Marys paired with glorious...  Read More

Northeast Portland

The Gasthous pub at Widmer Brothers Brewery is open for lunch and dinner. Here you can enjoy Swiss cheese fondue, beer cheese soup, chicken schnitzel, wings, and of course the beer they make right there. They even have beers that you can only...  Read More

North Portland
Hopworks Bikebar

Not far from the Moda Center is an environmentally conscious brew pub, Hopworks Bikebar, a bicycle themed brew pub. They offer organic beer and fresh organic food in a family friendly atmosphere. Here you can sit in one of four sections, the...  Read More

Doug Fir Lounge
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Doug Fir Lounge is best known for their live music, swanky drinks, and their hipster vibe, but they also happen to have great food that is served all day long from 7 AM until 2:30 AM. They offer breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner in...  Read More

North Portland

Gravy is cranking out killer breakfast everyday all day long 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...  Read More

North Portland

Serving some of the best Thai in Portland, Oregon is Mee-Sen Thai Eatery on Mississippi Avenue in north Portland. The restaurant has a killer vibe, but it's the food that really makes it a standout. The menu is extensive and all the dishes are...  Read More


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