We brought you a guide to Portland with picks from people we’ve met on the Warby Parker Class Trip. Here’s another set of favorite local joints, brought to you by non-profit founder Burk Jackson and the designers behind Pattern People. Clearly, there’s no shortage of places to eat in this town.

Recommendations from Burk Jackson, founder of non-profit organization Creative Cares:


Rontoms: “Winter or summer, this place is always inviting.  The fireplace and surrounding lounge pit are the perfect place to unwind on a cold night.  In warmer months, the patio is a true cross-section of Portland at its ‘finest.’” 600 E Burnside St.

Produce Row Cafe: “The perfect lunch spot whether you’re all business, courting romance in a booth, or relaxing with friends on the patio.” 204 SE Oak St.


Water Avenue Coffee: “Great coffee, good folks without the pretension, voted ‘Best Bean in Portland’.” 1028 SE Water Ave.

Le Pigeon: “Come here for an unforgettable meal you’d pay quadruple for in any other city.” 738 E Burnside St.

Olympic Provisions: “Kickstarted the salumeria experience in Portland. Come for the meats and fall in love with everything else.” 1632 NW Thurman St.

And a few recommendations from Jessie and Claudia of Pattern People:


Ned Ludd: “Savory, seasonal food that is locally sourced from the Northwest and prepared using a wood fire. Delectable for brunch or dinner plus the ‘Lewis & Clark’-inspired interior is cozy on a rainy day.” 3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Sweedeedee: “This quirky spot used to be home to our screen-printer. The fresh, local, quality fare is delicious— but be prepared for a long line.” 5202 N Albina Ave.


Una: “The owner, Giovanna, has an amazing selection of labels that you can’t find elsewhere. We also love looking at her collection of vintage ceramics.” 922 SE Ankeny St.

Tasty n Sons“The small plates are perfect for sharing and make any meeting much better. Top it off with great coffee and it’s the ideal brunch or lunch combination that will help kick start ideas.” 3808 N Williams Ave., Ste. C

Photos by Collin Hughes. Want to see more of the Class Trip? Head over here.


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