With a green, eco and sometimes very health-conscious focus, Portland is home to one of the best collection of gluten-free eateries in the world. Many restaurants across the city have one or two dishes on the menu that cater to the special diet but there are quite a few that will focus much more on being gluten-free and there are even some 100% gluten-free restaurants.
From cute bakeries and ice cream parlours to more formal sit down restaurants, here are the best gluten-free restaurants in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order, they’re all awesome)…
1. Tiny Moreso – a wonderful vegan gluten-free cafe that offers delicious delicacies
Tiny Moreso offers keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free snacks, beverages, smoothies, salads, lunch bowls, and treats. Egg and honey is used only in select recipes, which will be noted on the menu.
Take a peek at Tiny Moreso to sample their delicious special order vegan cakes that can be enjoyed on any occasion such as a retirement party, birthday, and other holidays.
Their fresh juice is only blended with the freshest local fruits and herbs to leave you feeling at your best!
Located in the Cully Association of Neighbors, you can visit Tiny Moreso daily from 11 am to 4 pm.
Address: 4520 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
Phone Number: (503) 930-3018
2. Schilling Cider House & Gluten-Free Kitchen – a dog-friendly 100% gluten-free bar and eatery with an outdoor patio
Much loved by Portland gluten-avoiders all over the city, this is a relaxed rustic chic style place with a large outdoor patio offering outdoor seating.
As their kitchen is totally gluten-free it’s much safer for celiacs as well as just gluten-free peeps.
They serve craft cider with fifty dedicated craft cider taps as well as great snacks made from scratch (without gluten of course) such as nachos, tacos, tortillas and vegan options too.
- 930 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
3. Gluten Free Gem – one of the best family-run bakeries that dedicate to serve 100% gluten-free food so safe for celiacs too
Anne Miller is the owner of Gluten Free Gem who started the business in 2006 after her daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease. The bakery is named after the gems in her life which are her daughters, Emma and Greta.
Gluten Free Gem really is a jewel of Portland because of the “build your own” custom cake options. You get to select one cake flavor, one filling flavor, and one frosting flavor to create a delicious gluten-free cake creation all your own.
Enjoy their varied pastry menu that’s supplemented with delicious coffee, kombucha, and tea beverages with even a few delicious vegan food menu items. Located in the Lloyd District, you can visit Gluten Free Gem daily from 8 am to 4 pm.
Address: 140 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Phone Number: (503) 288-1508
4. Pop Pizza – a great choice for incredible gluten-free pizzas
This is a new and already very popular Detroit-style pizza spot from one of Portland’s top bakers.
Located at Modera Belmont they offer all sorts of great toppings in Detroit-style square-cut slices as well as salads, sides, and natural wine.
Gluten-free customers are well catered for and dough for the gluten-free pizzas are mixed in separate mixers and they do everything they can to prevent cross-contamination.
- 610 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
5. Petunia’s Pies & Pastries – a very popular vegan and gluten-free cafe with a great variety of treats
Petunia’s Pies & Pastries was the very first exclusive gluten-free and vegan bakery in the Portland area when it was founded in 2010.
Get a taste of Petunia’s Pies & Pastries’ signature “babycakes” which are delicious gluten-free cupcakes in a variety of flavors such as the Chocolate Sprinkles Babycake, Birthday Cake Babycake, and Cookie Monster Babycake.
If you are having a birthday party or need a cake or pastry for another special occasion, request a stellar custom cake or signature item.
Located in Downtown Portland, you can visit Petunia’s Pies & Pastries daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
Address: 610 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: (503) 841-5961
6. Little Chickpea – for tasty dairy and gluten-free icecream
Little Chickpea offers a wide variety of dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free “ice cream” options. All vegan ice cream is made with sustainably sourced chickpeas, safflower oil, and white turbinado sugar rather than the usual milk, cream, and white table sugar.
Get a taste of the unknown at Little Chickpea with one of their 8 delicious flavors of vegan chickpea ice cream. There are even seasonal flavors featured throughout the year. Besides vegan ice cream, you can also enjoy gluten-free sweet and savory pastries, oat milk, lattes, and espresso.
Located in the Pearl District, you can visit Little Chickpea when they reopen to the community as they are temporarily closed at the moment.
However, check their Facebook, Instagram, and website for updates on when they will open again and their new operating hours.
Address: 1241 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: (503) 719-6384
7. Verde Cocina en la Perla – a Mexican cafe that serves gluten-free, paleo and vegan food
Verde Cocina en la Perla is a gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly Mexican restaurant serving chile relleno, carne asada, fresh guacamole, salsa, and chips, cocktails, margaritas, and more.
All of their Mexican sauces are homemade and vegan.
Raise your glass to Verde Cocina en la Perla and enjoy their happy hour from 2 pm to 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays with discounts on select menu items.
Located in the Pearl District in Hoyt Commons, you can visit Verde Cocina en la Perla daily from 11 am to 9 pm on Mondays through Fridays (closes 10 pm on Fridays) and from 10 am to 10 pm on weekends (closes 9 pm on Sundays).
Address: 1131 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: (503) 894-9321
8. New Cascadia Traditional – a popular gluten-free bakery that specializes in artisan quality breads, doughnuts and much more
New Cascadia Traditional calls themselves the Gluten-Free Artisans. They offer gluten-free cakes, pastries, pizza, pie, and more!
Get a taste of tradition with a twist at New Cascadia Traditional because of their gluten-free Take & Bake options. You can select from freshly homemade items that have been frozen until you are ready to bake them.
Choose from frozen pie shells and pizza dough so that you can create your pies and pizzas at home. Despite being a gluten-free restaurant, they have regular and gluten-free options for their Take & Bake products.
Located in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood district, you can visit New Cascadia Traditional on Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 am to 2 pm. The bakery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Address: 2502 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Phone Number: (503) 546-4901
9. Blossoming Lotus – an awesome plant-based/vegan spot where you can try delicious organic vegan fusion dishes
Blossoming Lotus creates their gluten-free cafe menu items from 100% plant-based sources with organic ingredients when possible and fresh ingredients sourced from local farms in the Portland area.
Feel refreshed after a visit to Blossoming Lotus when you try one of of their raw vegan dishes such as fruit and veggie bowls and salads.
Choose from the creamy pesto squash bowl, beet crunch salad, bibimbap, and more.
Located in the Irvington neighborhood, visit Blossoming Lotus daily with 9 pm closing times on Friday and Saturdays and all other days with closing times at 8 pm.
Address: 1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
Phone Number: (503) 228-0048
10. Veggie Grill – a modern vegan chain that offers tasty faux meats with gluten-free options
Veggie Grill is a vegan restaurant chain that offers salads, sandwiches, and vegan-friendly meats and sides for people to enjoy a delicious plant-based meal with plenty of gluten-free options.
Besides their two locations in Oregon, there are locations only in 4 other states throughout America.
Gluten-free options include Nachos, large fries, soups, salads and fries.
You will be excited to get your veggie intake for the day at Veggie Grill because of their rewards program app where you can save money on your prepared plant-based meals.
You get $5 off your first order when you sign up for the rewards program. Going forward, you receive a birthday discount and member-exclusive coupons to apply to your order.
Located in Downtown Portland, you can visit Veggie Grill daily from 11 am to 9 pm.
Address: 508 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97204
Phone Number: (503) 841-6647
11. Harlow – 100% gluten-free cafe and juice bar that has vintage decor in a cozy environment
Harlow offers bowls, scrambles, smoothies, juices, and other beverages that are all gluten-free. Their mission is to make clean food with love.
You will feel revitalized and energized from consuming this delicious gluten-free vegan fair.
It’s worth a visit to Harlow because of their catering option for special events where they bring gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat-free menu items of your choice whether food, beverages, or sweet treats.
Located in the Richmond neighborhood, you can visit Harlow daily from 9 am to 8 pm.
Address: 3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: (971) 255-0138
12. Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine – a funky eatery where you can try gluten-MSG-preservative free food
Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine offers delicious dishes such as egg rolls, vermicelli noodles, pho dishes, Asian salads, and more that are gluten-free and free of MSG and preservatives.
If you love Asian pho dishes, you will definitely want to head to Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine because of their claim that they are the world’s only place to get 48-hour bone broth beef pho. Even with how quick this dish is made, it does not compromise quality.
Located in the Pearl District, you can visit Butterfly Belly Mondays through Saturdays at varying open times with their longest operating day on Fridays from 12 pm to 9 pm.
The restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Address: 323 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: (503) 788-7327
13. Mestizo – a great Mexican restaurant where you can find your favorite dishes in a gluten-free version
Mestizo offers gluten-free and soy-free Latin American dishes that utilize sustainable seafood as well as crafted with the freshest vegan ingredients for vegan dish options.
Visit Mestizo to try their Latin American spirits, especially ones made with agave. All the syrups used in their spirits are homemade in-house.
Their food and drink specials are regularly updated on their website for you to view before you visit.
Located in the Richmond neighborhood, you can visit Mestizo on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 pm to 9 pm. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Address: 2910 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Phone Number: (503) 384-2273
14. Berlu Bakery – window-service Vietnamese bakery that provides gluten-free sweet and savory treats
Berlu Bakery is a Vietnamese-inspired eatery that offers sweet delicacies and even a dinner menu with noodle soups. It is known as the Oregonian’s Rising Star Restaurants of 2019.
Experience a cultural sugar attack at Berlu Bakery when you order their pastry box that offers a variety of their popular Vietnamese pastries. Hence, you can get a taste of all the Vietnamese confections that Berlu Bakery has to offer to figure out your favorite going forward.
Located in the Buckman neighborhood in Modera Belmont, you can visit Berlu Bakery only on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm. There is only take-out available from their service window.
Address: 605 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: N/A
15. The Slide Inn – a top gluten-free restaurant that blends German, American and Italian cuisine
The Slide Inn offers German and American gluten-free cuisine that incorporates an Italian global twist.
If you love sausage, then you will love The Slide Inn because of their trademark housemade sausages served with your choice of sauerkraut or red cabbage.
These dishes are only made with hormone-free meat products. There’s even a vegan smoked sausage option with a base ingredient of tofu.
Located in the Buckman neighborhood, the Slide Inn is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8:30 pm. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.
Address: 2348 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: (503) 341-1381
16. Cubo – vibrant Cuban joint where you can find vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options
Cubo offers Cuban comfort food that’s vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Their dishes are even meat-lover friendly. Enjoy their culture-inspired cocktails along with your healthy dish!
Eating Cuban food on a budget will get you excited to visit Cubo. Their happy hours are on Mondays through Saturdays. Some days have two happy hours from 3 pm to 6 pm and 9 pm to 10 pm.
There is only one happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 pm to 10 pm. Cocktails are $5, pints are $3.50, all sides are $4, and any of their half sandwiches with a side of plantains costs $6 during these happy hours.
Located in the Richmond district, you can visit Cubo from 11 am to 10 pm daily.
Address: 3106 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: (971) 544-7801
We also have posts on…
- Best breakfasts in Portland
- Best takeout in Portland
- Best bakeries in Portland
- Best Indian food in Portland
Gary is an award winning full time professional photographer and videographer with too much wanderlust for his own good. Fuelled by strong coffee, you’ll often find him wandering well off hiking trails in search of interesting photographic subjects or scenery to video. Self taught and with the use of pioneering digital techniques, he quickly built up a strong client base and has worked with many prestigious organisations, including GQ, BBC, London Fashion Week, Grazia, Sky, Metro, Vogue Italia. He specialising in evocative images of people, places and cinematic videography and his goal is to make the viewer look twice and engage. As well as a penchant for good design, the ketogenic diet and Hungarian Vizslas, he also has a huge affection for Chicago, Bucharest, Scandinavia, Croatia and absolutely everywhere in Italy. Find him on Instagram @garynansome, Twitter @garynansome and his website https://garynunn.co.uk/