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10 Restaurants in Portland with Gluten-Free Menus



Portland, Oregon is known for its extreme diversity and the restaurants available are also extremely diverse. That's why there are tons of fabulous gluten free restaurants to choose from. Portland's wide availability of gluten free food is almost shocking. Instead of trying to find a few restaurants you could eat at you will find a long list. Whether you want breakfast, lunch, or dinner you will have plenty of restaurants to choose from. We have taken the time to go through the list of gluten free restaurants and narrowed them down into what we think are the top ten. All the restaurants we have a few things in common. For example, all included are family friendly and they all have amazing desserts. We've included restaurants for any budget. For example, we included fining dining experiences like Andina and we've included cheap eats like GF Foods a food truck. We included a few restaurants that quickly became locals favorites like New Cascadia Traditional a gluten free bakery and Teote Areperie a gluten free Venezuelan restaurant. We even included a Pambiche a delicious restaurant serving Cuban cuisine. We hope our lists helps gluten free folks happily eat your way through Portland, Oregon


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Southeast Portland


An authentic French Bakery in south east Portland utilizing a clay firebrick bread oven. They serve French fare from the Alsace region created by award-winning and nationally recognized master baker Chef Dominique Geulin. They have sandwiches and flatbreads. St. Honor Boulangerie also offers a large variety of breads and sweets, including their spectacular macaroons. Enjoy a Hazelnut Caramel Dacquoise: layers of caramel ganache, chocolate praline and hazelnut buttercream between crunchy hazelnut dacquoise cake or an Opera: chocolate ganache and espresso buttercream between layers of almond sponge cake. Kid's love their chouquettes. Saint Honore also features a special gluten free menu and a full espresso bar and serves drip coffee.


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Old Town


Pambiche is a popular Cuban restaurant serving authentic Cuban cuisine. Although their food is wonderful they are best known for their desserts. Pambiche's desserts are crafted by an in-house pastry chef, are sinful but unavoidable. Their postres (desserts) selections include traditional Cuban desserts and some of their own creations. Pambiche uses quality ingredients from Bob's Red Mill, Wessels Family Raw honey, and Vencedora pure Mexican vanilla. Here you can enjoy Panetela Borracha a Cuban sponge cake, Pudin a Cuban bread pudding, or Tres Leches cake. They even have gluten free desserts. Be sure to try their special Cafe Cubano blend of coffee made by Stumptown Coffee Roasters just for Pambiche.




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). It's also great for dinner and happy hour. Tin Shed offers earth-friendly, flavorful foods every day of the week like biscuits and mushroom gravy, sweet potato french toast, and potato cakes. Enjoy the outside patio and lovely little garden, and be prepared to drink a lot of free coffee while you wait to be seated, because the place is popular. It's also dog friendly, they even have a dog menu.


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Por Que No shares the flavors and the essence of what we found from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the mountains of Oaxaca. They use only use wild line caught pacific coast fish, and wild shrimp from sustainable fisheries. The results are outstanding and all their food is bursting with flavor. You will enjoy sitting around communal tables eating tacos or one of their bowl in their brightly colored restaurant. Along with the food they have a fun cocktail list. Everything is homemade including the tortillas and tortilla chips. The kids meals and underwhelming and you are better off ordering your child some of the tacos.




Harlow is a vegetarian restaurant in the Hawthorne district that even meat lovers will enjoy. They pride themselves on providing fresh conscious gluten free cuisine. For those that are strictly vegan you will find lots of choices here. They offer a variety of juices and smoothies in addition to their many food options. Food creations like the Mercy Blues, a bed of steamed kale topped with garlic herb polenta, black beans, corn,slow roasted tomatoes, chipotle cashew hollandaise and scallions has people coming back for more. Harlow happens to be the sister restaurant to Prasad, another popular vegetarian restaurant in Portland.




One restaurant that appears on just about everybody's best-of Portland list is Andina. With the tagline, "A Taste of Peru in the Pearl," Andina has taken traditional South American cuisine to the level of fine art. Located in the heart of Portland's Pearl District, the neighborhood is comprised of boutique shops, art galleries and old industrial building converted into high-end lofts. Andina has a formal dining room and a more casual bar featuring live, Latin-influnced music every night of the week. Though Andina is one of the more expensive restaurants in Portland, most diners agree that the food and attentive service is well worth the cost. The tapas menu, happy hour and lunch offerings make sampling Andina food affordable for almost anyone.


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Southeast Portland


Teote Areperia is a Latin American street food experience celebrating gluten-free arepas (a flatbread made of ground maize dough or cooked flour) in a beautiful restaurant with a killer patio. The patio has a fire pit, benches, a bar and a great vibe. Their menu has an exciting cross-cultural flavors, with a focus on Venezuelan cuisine. They serve an gluten free and allergen free meal in an open environment that champions a sustainable lifestyle. They also serve some truly tasty Latin cocktails. Happy Hour is from 3-6pm and 9-11pm. Great food and the cool atmosphere is quickly making this new restaurant a local favorite.




New Cascadia Traditional is a dedicated gluten-free bakery, specializing in hand crafted artisan breads, pastries, an extensive list of cakes and cookies as well as pizzas and sandwiches. They verify and source ingredients to ensure that they are safe for those with Celiac Disease or who are gluten intolerant. New Cascadia Traditional gluten-free bakery also serves a rotating lunch menu, including their famous gluten-free pizzas and sandwiches. You can also get a mocha here with hemp and rice milk options. They offer delivery bike delivery through Portland pedal Power and you can order over the phone with 48 hours notice. You can also find them at the Portland Saturday Market.


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Northeast Portland


GF Chef has a creative menu, considering that everything Jim prepares is gluten free. Jim believes that just because you gluten free doesn't mean you should be destine to eat boring tasteless food. He believed this because he himself is gluten intolerant and understands how important it is that ever ingredient used is gluten free. After years of perfecting gluten free foods he opened a food cart in 2011. At his food cart, GF Foods, he whips up fun food like tacos, onion rings, scones, sandwiches, peach cobbler, fried chicken, waffles, biscuits and gravy, fried green tomatoes, and much more. Check them out at their brand new location on 52nd and Sandy.


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Southeast Portland
Ground Breaker Brewing


Ground Breaker Brewing gastropub is one hundred percent gluten free including the beer and all of the food. All day you can enjoy gluten free sandwiches like a Reuben or Cubano. During weekday lunches they have a fried chicken bowl with three options. This is their most popular dish. You can wash down your food with one of their 9 gluten free beers on tap. If you have any room left try one of their wonderful desserts like the rhubarb and quince layer cake or the huckleberry and cashew custard pie.


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