It goes without saying, travel and cold suds go hand in hand. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day of sight-seeing or bond with friends old and new.
Portland’s reputation for beer is legendary with more than 80 (yes 80!) breweries within the greater Portland area. With this many breweries, it’s impossible to leave a pallet unsatisfied no matter what your taste. Best of all, since Portland law states that all alcoholic establishments must offer food, many breweries have invested in the full experience by offering great meal pairings to their beers.
So where do you start? Well since there’s too many to list, Travel Portland’s interactive map is probably your best bet.
As for food carts, they are not to be outdone. There are blocks and blocks of them in some areas. So where can you find the famous food trucks of Portland? Try the corner of SW Alder Street and SW 10th Avenue. Need an address for GPS? Try 600 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.
Here, you will find anything and everything from healthy and guilty-pleasures, alongside a diverse cultural selection from sushi to gyros to crepes and everything in-between
So why food trucks?
- They’re faster than a restaurant
- If you’re undecided, you can easily see all your options before choosing without having to walk very far
- Affordable! Most places range from $5 to $12
Tip: Bring your own water bottle to save on buying a drink
- Allows you to live like a local
At the end of the day, with the large selection of breweries and food trucks, there really is no reason to be eating at a chain-restaurant while passing through Portland. If you do, you’re definitely missing out!
Bon appetit and cheers!