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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Portland

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Portland? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Portland has to offer.

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Olympia Provisions

American, $$, BuckmanAmerican, $$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Le Pigeon

French, $$$$, BuckmanFrench, $$$$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Screen Door Eastside

American, $$, KernsAmerican, $$Portland, Kerns
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Coquine

American, $$$, Mount TaborAmerican, $$$Portland, Mount Tabor
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Canard

French, $$$, BuckmanFrench, $$$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Malka

New American, $$, RichmondNew American, $$Portland, Richmond
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
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Acadia A New Orleans Bistro

American, $$, SabinAmerican, $$Portland, Sabin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Elephants Delicatessen

American, $$, NorthwestAmerican, $$Portland, Northwest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Bullard Tavern

American, $$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$Portland, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Hey Love

Peruvian, $$, BuckmanPeruvian, $$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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G-Love

New American, $$, NorthwestNew American, $$Portland, Northwest
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Farmer and the Beast

American, $, NorthwestAmerican, $Portland, Northwest
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Dirty Lettuce

American, CullyAmericanPortland, Cully
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Sure Shot Burger

American, ConcordiaAmericanPortland, Concordia
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0
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Ankeny Tap & Table

American, $$, BuckmanAmerican, $$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0
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Why these restaurants?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 9087 spots across Portland, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 717 lists and articles from the likes of Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - 13 Vegan Food Carts To Visit in Portland and Beyond, Eater - Where to Eat, Drink, and Relax on East 28th’s Underrated Restaurant Row and Eater - Where to Find Food and Drinks in the West Hills. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

Olympia Provisions, Canard, and Malka are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Portland.

Olympia Provisions, Canard, and Malka are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Portland.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Portland are Olympia Provisions, Canard, and Screen Door Eastside.

Screen Door Eastside, Tin Shed Garden Cafe, and Bullard Tavern are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Portland.

Hey Love, Dirty Lettuce, and Fried Egg I'm In Love are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Portland.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate drink pairing for grilled burger


    Knowing what to pair with grilled burger can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Margarita. This, sweet, cocktail balances the spicy and salty grilled burger.

  • Go for Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    To elevate your fried chicken experience, we recommend some Kentucky 75 to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts the fat of the fried skin.

  • The perfect match for shellfish

    Experts often pair shellfish with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • A popular dish

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In The United States, pecan pie is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

  • A priceless experience

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $200 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, mac and cheese?

  • Ready for 75 hot dogs of hot dog?

    Joey Chestnutate the most hot dog in the world by finishing no fewer than 75. Who’s up for breaking this record?

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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