Everyone loves a good hotdog, and if you happen to be in Portland, you can find a number of top-quality hotdog places that will provide you with some of the best hotdogs you will ever have. All across the city, there are restaurants and stands that offer myriad options when it comes to hotdogs. You can get vegan as well as gluten-free hotdogs in the city that taste just like usual ones. Here are the best places to get a hotdog in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order, they’re all awesome)...
1. Next Level Burger Hawthorne – a modern Vegan fast-food joint with delicious plant-based hot dogs with organic toppings
Next Level Burger Hawthorne provides some of the best vegan burgers and hotdogs in Portland. If you’re looking for healthy organic fast food options, this is the restaurant for you.
They have an extensive menu with several burgers and shakes that you will not see anywhere else. Chilli Chz Brat, Fire Brat, and the BeerChz Brat are some of the options you can try. If you want a burger, you can go with the Fire Signature Burger or the Beyond Burger. The Blackberry and Peanut Butter Cup Shake are also some amazing tasting options.
Open 11 am to 10 pm, the restaurant offers die-in, curbside pickup, and no-contact delivery.
Address: 4121 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States
2. The Dog House PDX – hot dogs and other comfort foods dispensed from a food truck window with great vegan options
Based in southeast Portland on Division Street, The Dog House PDX is a food truck that provides the best hotdogs in the city.
At The Dog House, you will never run out of options. They offer everything from the Classic Dog to Chicago Dog; their Bacon Cheddar Dog and the Chili Cheese Dog are also worth a try.
The burger menu at the restaurant is also full of unique options. Their Unexpected Perfection and HooDoo Brown, along with Trouble in Paradise and 1 Night In Bangkok are some of the most delicious burgers in town. You can also find a number of vegan options that include the Vegan Dijon Dog and The Impossible Burger, among other options.
The restaurant stays open throughout the week.
Address: 5029 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97215, United States
3. Franks A Lot – a popular joint selling hot dogs and corn dogs with great vegan options too
Franks A Lot is located on Burnside Street and has a drive-through for those looking to grab a hotdog on the go.
The hotdog stand has a number of vegan options that have been loved by the customers who have been to the restaurant. Their Chicago Dog has been recommended by everyone who has tried it.
Franks A Lot stays open from 11 am to 7 pm all 7 days of the week.
Address: 2845 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, United States
4. Zach’s Shack – a laid-back bar serving beer and loaded hot dogs until late
Zach’s Shack is a hotdog joint where you can enjoy great drinks while eating your favorite hotdog and playing ping pong.
Situated on Hawthorne Boulevard, Zach’s Shack offers over ten different variations of dogs that include New York Dog, Syd Dog, Sgt. Peppers, Los Lobos Dog, Scorpions Dog, and Dylan Dog, to name a few. You can also craft your own hotdog if you want.
Open from noon till midnight, the joint offers dine-in, takeaway, and delivery.
Address: 4611 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215, United States
5. Vegan Junk Food – a cheeky menu with vegan versions of all the fast-food familiars including great hot dogs
Vegan Junk Food, as the name suggests, is a vegan restaurant that can be found in southeast Portland on Foster Road.
Along with hotdogs and corn dogs, the restaurant also offers vegan burgers, pizzas, and nachos. Rice and Mac & Cheese bowls are also available. Tofu Katsu, Moko Loko, and Salmon Poke Bowl make up their Hawaiian Plate Lunch menu.
The restaurant stays open from 4 pm to 11 pm.
Address: 5052 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206, United States
6. Authentic New York Hots – a hotdog stand selling the closest thing to a new york hotdog that you can get in Portland
Authentic New York Hots is a hotdog stand in northeast Portland. Located on Alberta street, it is the closest thing to a new york hotdog that you can get in Portland.
Along with the red and white hots, the restaurant offers the best garbage plate in town. Everyone who has been to the place has appreciated the authenticity of the food and customer service provided by the owner.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, the restaurant offers dine-in and takeaway.
Address: 1533 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, United States
7. MADdogs Gourmet Hot Dogs – hot dogs with no hormones, antibiotics or added nitrates/nitrites
Located in northeast Portland, MADdogs Gourmet Hot Dogs specializes in providing the perfect hotdogs and burgers.
With a number of offerings that include Bacon & Creamy Gorgonzola, Reuben Dog, MAD n Cheese Dog, and the Chicago Dog, MADdogs stands out among other hotdog places.
You also get the liberty of designing your own dog if you cannot decide what to eat. Their MADburgers menu is also full of delicious options, including the Roasted Anaheim and the American Van Stan, among other choices. Hot Tots, Nachos, and other sides are also available.
The restaurant stays open all days of the week except for Mondays from 11 am to 7 pm and offers curbside pickup, dine-in, and no-contact delivery.
Address: 1900 NE 162nd Ave D114, Vancouver, WA 98684, United States
8. Dogs and Fries – they’ve created to variety of gourmet hotdogs to suit all tastes
Dogs and Fries is a hotdog stand located in South Park Blocks on Park Avenue. Along with classic hotdogs and other variations, you also get vegan options here.
The stand also offers amazing tasting hash browns that come with fried egg, chipotle mayo, and caramelized onions. Moreover, unlike other places, Dogs and Fries presents you with three different vegan sausages to choose from. French fries and breakfast items at the establishment are also worth tasting.
Address: 1875 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201, United States
9. Nick’s Famous Coney Island – a low-key hangout with nostalgic decor and plenty of hot dogs
Established in 1935, Nick’s Famous Coney Island is a sports bar that makes some of the best hotdogs in the city of Portland.
The bar is full of TVs that allow you to watch your favorite games while enjoying delicious hotdogs and unique cocktails. The variety of hotdogs that you can get at Nick’s includes Chicago Dog, Seattle Dog, Cowboy Dog, and their famous double Coney Island dog, along with several other options.
Apart from hotdogs, you can also get chicken wings and burgers. Georgia Heat Wings, Smoked Chicken Wings, and the Sweet and Spicy Carnival Burger are some of the many other items available.
Open from 12 to 9 pm, the bar offers dine-in and takeaway.
Address: 3746 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States
10. Buns on the Run – includes the Chicago Dog, along with the Classic and the Chili Dog
A hotdog joint that can be found in southwest Portland on 3rd Avenue, Buns on the Run offers more than just hotdogs.
Philly Cheesesteak and the Chicago Dog, along with the Classic and the Chili Dog, are some of their best offerings. You can also get wings and fries or nachos if you want to try their sides.
Open till 2 am, it is one of the places to satisfy your late-night cravings.
Address: 440 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, United States
11. Annie’s – an old-school American eatery serving classic hot dogs, onion rings and fries
Based in southwest Portland on Stark Street, Annie’s is an old-school American restaurant that has everything for a fast-food lover.
Their deluxe and double burgers are worth a try if you are looking to eat a burger. There are different types of hotdogs that you can choose from at Annie’s, and all of them taste great. Onion rings, fries, and other sides are also available.
The diner stays open from 11 am to 7:30 pm on all days except Sundays and offers dine-in, drive-through, and delivery.
Address: 17440 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233, United States
12. Kim Jong Grillin – for a Korean take on the hotdog
A Korean restaurant on Division Street. Kim Jong Grillin provides a number of specialties with a Korean touch.
The KJG Hotdog is one of their specialties that comes with kim chee mayo and pickled mango. Bulgogi, Galbi, Sicily Chicken, and Japchae are some of the other items available on their menu. You can also get kim chee fried rice here.
Kim Jong Grillen stays open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. It offers takeaway and no-contact delivery.
Address: 4606 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206, United States
13. East Side Deli on Lombard – a counter-service sandwich spot for meat-eaters and vegans which serves hot dogs
East Side Deli on Lombard is a place with the best salads, sandwiches, and hotdogs.
Pit Bull, Chihuahua, and Dachshund make up their hotdog menu; you can also build your own hotdog if you want. They also offer BLT, Turkey Cheddar, and Chicken Salads for salad lovers.
With over ten different sandwiches, their sandwich menu is also one of the best in two. Vegan options are also available at the restaurant.
East Side Deli stays open from 11 am to 6 pm.
Address: 4823 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203, United States
14. Hot Diggity – a Tigard hotdog stand that includes spicy dogs on a stick and an all-beef hotdog
Located in Tigard, Hot Diggity is a hotdog stand that has been recommended by a number of customers.
Among other options, their all-beef hotdog is one of their best products. You can also get onion rings, spicy dogs on a stick, and other unique items. Hot Diggity also makes great-tasting Biscuits and gravy.
The joint offers takeaway and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Address: 14904-14998 SW Sequoia Pkwy, Tigard, OR 97224, United States
15. Theo’s Deli PDX – a mellow American diner with late weekend hours
An American sandwich shop, located in northwest Portland on 5th Avenue, Theo’s Deli PDX serves delicious hotdogs, sandwiches, salads, and burgers.
Address: 121 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, United States
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