Best restaurants near or in airport in Portland

Top 15 Best Restaurants in or near Portland Airport

Whether you’re flying out and have some hours to spare or flying back and need to eat quickly, rest assured that you won’t need to go hungry. Here are the best restaurants located both near and inside Portland International Airport (in no particular order)

1. MOD Pizza – located inside the airport this is great for seasonal pizzas before you head off on your trip

MOD Pizza, located inside of the Portland Airport allows you to build your own pizza and travelers seem to rave about the experience.

Sign up for MOD Rewards to receive free accumulate 1 point for every $1 you spend. Once you hit 150 points, you can get a free select menu item. 

If you’re feeling adventurous, try their seasonal pizzas. In the spring, look for their Jasmine pizza that features broccoli, kale, and Thai curry chicken. Topped with mozzarella cheese, pineapple slices, and a sriracha sauce, it’s a hit you don’t want to miss!

Address: 7000 NE Airport Way C2166, Portland, OR 97218

2. Laurelwood Brewing Company – located in Rose City Park District it comes with a big space with a kids’ play area and roof deck 

Laurelwood Brewing Company is a family-friendly brewery that features two happy hours, a kids’ menu, and craft beers on tap. Plus, they have a kids’ play area if you are bringing the whole family. 

Located in the Rose City Park District, try beers such as Workhorse IPA, Free Range Red, Megafauna IIPA, Tree Hugger Porter, and other beer selections. 

Pretzels and the signature Laurelwood wings are a couple of the appetizers on the menu. Their Laurelwood specialties list includes the Miso Tempeh Bowl, Steak Ranchero Bowl, Mac & Cheese, baby back ribs, and so much more. 

When you’re done enjoying great food, try Laurelwood’s axe-throwing activity! 

Address: 5115 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

3. Cafe Yumm! – for fresh, fast and tasty food inside the airport

Cafe Yumm! is a restaurant chain stationed throughout Portland with a location inside the local airport. 

Try their bowls, bento, salads, wraps, quesadillas, and sides. The Chicken Yumm Bento is great for meat-eaters while the Tofu Yumm Bento and the Tempeh Yumm Bento are great for vegetarians and vegans.

They have unique house soups such as African groundnut stew, Chilean zucchini soup, chipotle chili, hickory lentil soup, and other selections. 

Use their app to order delivery or takeout when you are pressed for time dining at either of the local facilities. 

Address: 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

4. Sandoval’s – a colorful eatery located in Barnes Miller Village

Sandoval’s is a Mexican restaurant located in Barnes Miller Village. 

It’s a cafe and cantina that utilizes only the freshest ingredients to make its burritos, tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, and chimichangas. 

One of the menu categories is called Mom’s Favorites which lists fajitas with prawns, flautas (or taquitos), and chicken chipotle fettuccine as some of the featured dishes. 

If you’re on the go, grab a to-go margarita such as the Cadillac Margarita, Blood Orange Margarita, and the signature Sandoval Margarita. 

They are known to have the highest quantity of tequila barrels in the Pacific Northwest, making it one of the best tequila destinations near Portland Airport. 

Address: 460 SW Miller Rd, Portland, OR 97225

5. Pastini – hand-made and locally crafted Italian dishes close to the airport in the Lloyd District

Pastini has a few locations throughout Portland and 5 other cities in Oregon, but the one closest to the airport is on NE Broadway in the Lloyd District. 

Their motto is to achieve the “art of the noodle”. 

Pasta and salad combos are served until 3 pm every day. Try their fettuccine alfredo, baked cheese ravioli, linguini al gorgonzola, or their spaghetti carbonara. If you do not want a salad, you can replace it with a soup that’s on the day’s menu. 

Address: 1426 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

6. Caper’s Café Et Le Bar – a cheery spot at the International Airport serving American chow, wine and  booze in chill digs

Caper’s Cafe Et Le Bar is conveniently located inside Portland International Airport. 

Their motto is to “eat well en route”. 

They feature daily lunch specials such as Chicken Cacciatore on Mondays, Steak Tacos on Tuesdays, and Herb Roasted Chicken with Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce on Wednesdays. 

Wine and drink specials include Powers Merlot which was made in Washington. Choose from raspberry, cedar, dusty tannins, sweet cigar, or cherry. The Powers Syrah from Washington is also available. 

Address: 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

7. Burgerville – our go-to family-friendly American restaurant inside the Portland International Airport

Burgerville in Portland Airport

Burgerville is your go-to family-friendly American restaurant inside the Portland International Airport. 

Choose from delicious burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, turkey dishes, fish sandwiches, vegetarian meals, and milkshakes and ice cream. 

For kids, there are four choices including halibut and chips, a hamburger (or cheeseburger) with fries, and chicken and chips. 

Try their seasonal menu items that change out a few times a year. For the spring, they have a strawberry lemonade ice cream sandwich and the Hopyard Cheddar Burger featured as seasonal specials. 

Address: 7000 NE Airport Way Suite 2200, Portland, OR 97218

8. Airport Cafe – an array of dishes at the family-owned cafe from hash breakfasts to gumbo

Airport Cafe is located in the Cully District and has been a local family business in Portland for almost two decades. 

Try the corned beef hash with tea or the breakfast omelette special with coffee. Breakfast burritos, croissant sandwiches, and pancake dishes with American sides are also on the morning menu. 

If you are visiting on a Monday, try their meatloaf during lunch hours. Their signature paninis can be customized by choosing from turkey avocado, turkey pesto, or chicken bacon. Many soups are on the menu including Hungarian mushroom, chicken gumbo, and potato corn chowder. 

Address: 6135 NE 80th Ave, Suite A-1, Portland, OR 97218

9. Waters Bar & Grille – located in the Embassy Suites, Walters serves up delicious food, cocktails, and locally sourced wines

Waters Bars & Grille is inside the Embassy at Hilton Suites in the Portland Airport area. 

American favorites meet Northwest dishes at this bar. Indulge in delicious seafood dishes while drinking cocktails or wines.

Their wines are locally sourced throughout Washington State and at vineyards throughout Oregon more than likely from the Willamette Valley where the wines are most prominent. 

Rather than having to go downstairs to eat at the in-house restaurant, you can request room service from the restaurant to enjoy in-room dining. 

Address: 7900 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220

10. Potbelly Sandwich Shop – subs, soups, and salads perfect for a quick bite before your flight

Potbelly Sandwich Shop is your destination for American and other style subs. Try the seasonal Hola Cubano for Cinco de Mayo. 

Main favorites include the Italian, Roast Beef, Mama’s Meatball, Pizza Melt (can be made into a vegetarian alternative if desired), BLTA, Cubano, and Veggie Melt (vegetarian alternative). 

The pick-your-pair allows you half a sub with either a soup or salad. If you prefer, you can have a soup and salad instead of a sub within the pairing for a lighter meal option. 

Address: 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

11. Lakeside Bar & Grill – all-American restaurant with a chic interior and outdoor terrace

Located in the Radisson Hotel nearby the Portland Airport, Lakeside Bar & Grill gives you a beautiful outdoor dining experience. 

Tater tots, pretzels, and cornbread make up the simple appetizer menu for lunch. For salads, you can add chicken or steak to any of the options including House Salad, Caesar Salad, or Tavern Chop Salad. 

The vegetable minestrone is a vegan option for those on that special diet. 

If you want a hearty sandwich, choose from the BBQ Burger, Pulled Pork Sandwich, or the Chicken Club. 

Address: 6233 NE 78th Ct #2848, Portland, OR 97214

12. Salty’s On The Columbia River – for upscale food served with a riverfront view not too far from the airport

Salty’s on the Columbia River - Portland

Salty’s on the Columbia River is in the Sunderland District. 

Watch the Columbia River as you enjoy delicious seafood dishes. The prawn cocktail or the seafood tower can get you started on a tasty evening. 

Salt’s World-Famous Chowder pairs well with the prawn pasta. If you prefer something zesty, try the Blackened Rockfish Tacos with chipotle aioli and pico de gallo. Mushroom risotto and fried Brussel sprouts are delicious vegetables and starches that can liven up the experience.

Address: 3839 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211

13. Rose & Compass –  smart but casual dining with a great bar menu near the airport

Rose & Compass is stationed inside the Sheraton near the Portland Airport. 

Their motto states that “it’s about the journey” that you take through life, including your experience with good food. 

Customize your wings to perfection with three barbecue sauce options such as Southwestern, Spicy Korean, or Classic American. 

The Northwest Burger and other burgers and sandwiches on the menu feature local Tillamook Farms cheese. 

Try something different such as the Fried Goat Cheese Salad with candied bacon, fried goat cheese, arugula, Frisee lettuce, roasted butternut squash, and topped with peach bourbon vinaigrette. 

Address: 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220

14. By Design Pizza – design your own gluten free pizzas

Cascade Station’s By Design Pizza gives meat lovers, vegans, and vegetarians a variety of ways to enjoy one of America’s most loved dishes: pizza. 

While some pizzas can be made dairy-free, all of their pizza crusts are also gluten-free, which is great for less bloating. 

Just like MOD Pizza, you can customize your pizza at By Design Pizza as well. This pizza restaurant is quick yet efficient with how they create their made-to-order pizzas. 

Address: 10111 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220

15. Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen – for cherished family recipes prepared Vietnamese food supporting local farmers and producers

Stationed in the Portland International Airport, Bambuza Vietnamese Kitchen offers delicious seafood, vegan, and vegetarian dishes to its patrons. 

If you are vegetarian or vegan try the crispy vegetable spring rolls or the vegetarian pho soup. 

Their Banh Mi sandwiches are their specialty with three selections including Sauteed Tofu Banh Mi, Chicken Banh Mi, and Pork Banh Mi. A Banh Mi is filled with meat, vegetables, and mayonnaise in between a french baguette. 

Address: 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

Scott started his travelling life back in 1999, when he headed off on a solo jaunt to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with just a backpack, a camera and a spirit for adventure. After that, the travel bug bit hard and now he is always seeking to head off somewhere new. Over the years he has lived in Italy, Qatar, Ireland and the UK but his spiritual home will always be Rome as this is the city which most satisfies his unrelenting craving for culture, good food and football. Scott loves nothing better than to be behind the camera and has also just started his own blog called Bars and Spas. As well as Rome he also counts Melbourne and Tel Aviv among his favourite places and now permanently resides in Dublin. Follow Scott on Google+ and Twitter

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