Twenty years ago, a guide to Portland dining wouldn’t even have included a section on Northeast Portland. However, the influx of Portland’s DIY youth culture has turned once-sleepy Northeast neighborhoods into hotbeds of cuisine. Linked to downtown by MAX light-rail trains and near the Lloyd Center hotels, the area along NE Broadway is the hub of close-in Northeast Portland.
Other Northeast Portland destinations for diners looking for inexpensive yet cutting-edge food are North Mississippi Avenue and NE Alberta Street. Out past the Hollywood neighborhood along Sandy Boulevard is the heart of today’s Vietnamese community, where you’ll find inexpensive and delicious pho and other Southeast Asian specialties.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel