Portland is well known for its foodie culture and the area around the Oregon Convention Center is no exception when it comes to quality dining. Whether you are looking for causal pub food, want to check out one of Portland's legendary street carts, or enjoy Portland's fine dining scene, there is plenty to enjoy around the Portland convention hotels. Here are a few places we recommend visiting during your stay at the Inn at the Convention Center:
(204 SE Oak St.) Just a short drive or streetcar ride south of the Oregon Convention Center, Produce Row has a relaxed environment and features a rotating tap, tasty lunch menu, happy hour specials and a full dinner menu. Voted as one of America's 55 Best Bourbon Bars, enjoy one of Produce Row's signature beer and whisky pairings while you dine.
(510 SE MLK Jr. Blvd.) Located down the street on MLK Blvd., the Central Eastside Food Cart Pod is home to nearly a dozen of Portland's iconic food carts. Thai, Mexican, American, Mediterranean and more, the food carts are perfect for anyone wanting a variety of affordable food options.
(929 N Russell St.) Founded in Portland back in 1984, Widmer Brothers has grown into one of the city's largest breweries. Just two Max stops away on the yellow line, Widmer Brothers features traditional German food, and offers a full kid-friendly menu.
(1135 NE MLK Jr. Blvd) Just around the corner from the Inn at the Convention Center, is a Portland institution: Burgerville. Yes, this is a chain, but in keeping with Portland style, the menu is both local and sustainable. Famous for its rotating specials that utilize seasonal ingredients, such as Walla Walla sweet onion rings and marionberry milkshakes, this burger joint is well worth the visit.
(120 NE Russell St.) A little less than a mile from the Oregon Convention Center, Toro Bravo's Spanish inspired tapas cuisine is sure to satisfy your inner foodie. From bacon wrapped dates to grilled prawns, executive chefs John Gorham and Kasey Mills' acclaimed menu is both inspiring and playful.
(822 NE Broadway) Unassuming but delicious, Frank's Noodle House is famous for its fresh hand-pulled noodles, which have the perfect chewy texture whether served in a bowl of soup or stir-fried. With both Korean influences and traditional Chinese options, this noodle house features some of the best Asian food available in the neighborhood.
(2240 N Interstate Ave.) Broder has been serving authentic Swedish food since 2007. The restaurant's second Portland location, Broder Nord, is a short ride north on the Max line and features traditional Scandinavian foods, such as Swedish Meatballs, Lefse (Norwegian potato crepes), and Aebleskivers (Danish pancakes, available during breakfast, lunch, and dinner).