Hearty, tasty and very filling, English cuisine is often considered the ultimate comfort food whether you’re looking for fish and chips, Shepherd’s pie or tea and scones. From tea rooms to English pubs, here is a list of the top 10 places for English food in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order)…
1. The Toffee Club – a British soccer pub offering classic English dishes and beer
Hosford-Abernethy District’s The Toffee Club is one of the best places for English food in Portland because of its British soccer pub atmosphere with beer on draft.
Their philosophy is that they are more than a pub. Fish and chips and fish sarnie are a couple of the highlighted menu items featured at The Toffee Club.
The Pie of God features rich steak and Away Days Ale braised beef in a flaky pie pastry. Think of it as the higher echelon of savory pies.
Address: 1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
2. Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Portland – a cozy, quirky place filled with mismatched china and furniture
Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Portland is located in the Concordia District.
On select throughout certain months, you can get a discount of up to 15% on tea and treats such as scones, crumpets, and tea cake. If you want more of a light meal without the sugar, opt for one of their salads such as the coconut and cranberry salad.
To make mothers feel special, there is the Queen Mum Service during Mother’s Day Weekend. Mums can choose an alcoholic or non-alcoholic bubbly drink, treats, and salads.
Address: 3286 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
3. Kingsland Kitchen – a popular eatery offering British dishes for breakfast ad brunch
Downtown Portland’s Kingsland Kitchen specializes in British brunch. Breakfast and brunch dishes are served all day from 9 am to 2 pm.
Pancakes, eggs, bacon, baked beans, and various eggs benedict dishes are featured on the menu.
One of their specialty dishes is the No. 10 which features braised Guinness beef brisket, over-medium fried egg, hash browns, arugula, smoked cheddar, and smokey sauce all sandwiched between a toasted brioche bun.
For your local loved one that frequents Kingsland Kitchen, you can grab them a digital gift card.
Address: 301 SW Pine St, Portland, OR 97204
4. The Moon and Sixpence – one of Oregon’s last great British-style pubs and an underrated beer destination too
The Moon and Sixpence is an English pub in the Hollywood District that features a beer garden, dart room, and live music attractions to enjoy while you are eating your meal.
Their motto is “ a comfortable place for people to gather”.
Draft beverages include pills, lager, IPA, cider, pale, and cask. Pair your draft beverage with curry puffs or Welsh rarebit.
The Impossible Pub Burger or cottage pie are delicious entrees to try once you have enjoyed a drink and an appetizer.
Address: 2014 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213
5. The Rose & Thistle – a old-school taproom with a large British beer selection and Scotch egg on the menu
The Rose & Thistle is located in Sullivan’s Gulch District.
Get your English food fix at a patio restaurant for a more lively experience. Of course, there is inside seating for those that prefer it.
Video poker is now available for guests to enjoy. Please note that minors are allowed to visit this establishment per their website.
Enjoy their late-night menu starting at 11 pm until the last call. Choose from scotch eggs, buffalo or Korean BBQ cauliflower, pub salad, chips and salsa, and more. Sandwiches, burgers, and tacos are also on the lunch and dinner menu.
Address: 2314 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232
Distance from Portland — 15 minutes
6. 42nd Ave Fish and Chips – for proper old-school English style fish and chips
42nd Ave Fish and Chips specializes in a variety of fish and chips dishes. Try the Pie Cod Fish, Piece Basa, Basa Fish Basket, Catfish Nuggets, or Tilapia. These are their popular dishes featured on Yelp.
Rather than do fish and chips one way, the restaurant does the dish in multiple ways to keep it fresh and exciting for people that love the dish. The variety makes for an exciting way to enjoy the dish differently every time.
Enjoy a delightful ending to your fish and chips meal with a chocolate cake, pineapple cake, sweet potato pie, or another dessert.
Address: 5302 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
7. Horse Brass Pub – a traditional English-style pub in South East Portland which serves English style food too
The Sunnyside District’s Horse Brass Pub is an English-style pub with draft beers and delicious pub grub served up to locals and tourists.
Sours, lambic beers, ales, stouts, and more are served on draught including the Fred Strong Ale, Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, and the Blue Dot IPA. All are from the Hair of the Dog in Portland, Oregon, except for Old Rasputin which is from Fort Bragg, California.
Enjoy British pub grub including fish and chips, scotch eggs, pasties, Reuben sandwiches, and more!
Address: 4534 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
8. Flying Fish Company LLC – serves fresh and frozen sustainable seafood and other Brit style food
Flying Fish Company LLC is a two-fold business operating a restaurant and a fresh meat market. Enjoy fish, chicken, and other proteins served up at the restaurant and fresh meats on the market side for you to take home.
Select from clam chowder, a salmon platter, Flying Fish Caesar, fish tacos, or a salmon burger. While they do not add gluten to their dishes, please note that this restaurant is not an entirely gluten-free facility.
Look for dishes that come in a kid-friendly version so that your littles get a proper portion when accompanying you to the restaurant.
Address: 3004 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
9. The Frying Scotsman – a food truck serving Scottish-style battered fish ‘n’ chips and mushy peas
The Frying Scotsman is based inside of BG Food Cartel in Beaverton, Oregon less than a half-hour away from Portland.
Their specialty is Scottish-style battered fish and chips, which makes The Frying Scotsman one of the best places for Scottish/English/British food near Portland.
Haggis and mushy peas are other specialties they serve up in their parked food truck. Haggis are savory pudding made with sheep’s pluck, minced onion, oatmeal, and specific spices.
Address: 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005
10. Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub – Irish bar and restaurant with classic Euro dishes such as shepherd’s pie
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub in the Old Town District has been a Northwest tradition since it opened in 1983.
Their soup of the day is served up with Kells’s hand-crafted soda bread. Sample their corned beef pasty or Ballycastle sausage roll for a taste of English and Irish perfection. The fish and chips are made with Kells Red Ale battered Alaskan Cod.
When you are not enjoying food at the upstairs pub, you can relax with your mates at the downstairs cigar lounge.
Address: 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
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