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The 11 Best Lunch Spots In Pearl District, Portland

Updated: September 21, 2022

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in Pearl District. To bring you only the best Lunch in Pearl District we analyzed top review, articles, and ranking sites. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

Find the perfect restaurant

MONTESACRO Pinseria PDX

Italian, $$, Pearl DistrictItalian, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Go Poke

Hawaiian, $$, Pearl DistrictHawaiian, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Screen Door Pearl District

American, $$, Pearl DistrictAmerican, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Fuller's Coffee Shop

American, $, Pearl DistrictAmerican, $Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    15 Old-School Portland Restaurants That Have Hung On Through the Pandemic

    Eater, 2021

Yama Sushi & Sake Bar

Japanese, $$, Pearl DistrictJapanese, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat and Drink in Portland’s Pearl District

    Eater, 2022

Momoyama

Japanese, $$, Pearl DistrictJapanese, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Star

Pizza, $$, Pearl DistrictPizza, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Are these trending Portland restaurants on your radar?

    Hoodline, 2019

Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House

American, $$, Pearl DistrictAmerican, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Portland's Pearl District neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Open Tandoor - Portland

Indian, Pearl DistrictIndianPortland, Pearl District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Oven and Shaker

Pizza, $$, Pearl DistrictPizza, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Trattoria Gallo Nero

Italian, $$, Pearl DistrictItalian, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 9087 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 717 lists and articles from Eater and Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Portland’s Pearl District, Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Portland's Pearl District neighborhood and Eater - 15 Old-School Portland Restaurants That Have Hung On Through the Pandemic. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

Mediterranean Exploration Company, Piazza Italia, and Khao San Pearl are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in Pearl District.

Republica, Break Bread, and Mediterranean Exploration Company are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly lunch restaurants in Pearl District.

Mediterranean Exploration Company, Can Font, and Oven and Shaker are the highest-rated upscale lunch restaurants in Pearl District.

Republica, Break Bread, and Mediterranean Exploration Company are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for take-out in Pearl District.

Chicha, Fuller's Coffee Shop, and Yama Sushi & Sake Bar are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in Pearl District.

Drink pairing tips

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler and banh mi


    When considering what goes best with banh mi, we recommend a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • Enjoy banh mi with Kabinett

    For an elevated experience, pair your banh mi with Kabinett. This combination works particularly well because this white wine cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.


  • Pair Mangose with banh mi

    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Fun facts

  • 2,493 pounds of fried chicken

    2,493 pounds is the record for the biggest fried chicken. We hope people were hungry!

  • A traditional dish

    If you love of bahn mi runs deep, why not plan a visit to Vietnam, the home of the original bahn mi? The locals are so proud of their bahn mi that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

  • nachos milestone

    Our favorite treat, the nachos, has its roots in Mexico. We can thank Ignacio Anaya for coming up with it too.

Parking in the area

Parking in Pearl District can be a challenge. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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