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Eating in Portland with a 21 month old...

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Eating in Portland with a 21 month old...

Hi all,

My family of myself, husband ( early 30s) and our 21 month old will be in Portland for a week in October and are looking for suggestions of great places to eat with a toddler. We eat out a few times a week at home, so he gets how to sit and eat but is still a little guy and we're looking for tolerant places that aren't chains- we avoid those at home too! We don't eat seafood and are excited about the food trucks. We're staying in Milwaukie but plan to be all over the place, so suggestions would be great. Thanks!

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1. Re: Eating in Portland with a 21 month old...


I think in general almost anyplace you fancy eating will be fine. Portland is very casual -- I often see kids at all sorts of restaurants and I eat out there a lot. A few suggestions:

Old Wives Tales -- huge kids menu and a play area http://www.oldwivestalesrestaurant.com/

Mothers Bistro -- great food and causal atmosphere http://www.mothersbistro.com/

Hopworks Urban Brewery -- has a play area and beer for the parents! http://hopworksbeer.com/ also any McMenamins (chain of brewpubs) will have a kids menu

Screen Door -- amazing food, esp. the fried chicken and casual but expect a wait http://screendoorrestaurant.com/

Waffle Window -- What kid doesn't like waffles? Has seating indoors and out in nice weather. http://wafflewindow.com/

Slappy Cakes -- make your own pancakes http://www.slappycakes.com/

Pokpok -- Famous Thai food -- would go early and try to get outside seating as indoors is a bit cramped. http://www.pokpokpdx.com/home

For Mexican, Porque No? http://www.porquenotacos.com/

These are just a few options, there are many, many others.

Edited: 09 September 2013, 06:24
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2. Re: Eating in Portland with a 21 month old...

Old Wives Tales, for sure. You can share your salad bar with kids that little, and there's lots of healthy choices, and the play area really works.

Cafe Au Play: http://cafeauplay.org

Laurelwood brewpub - play area, and you won't be able to hear your child over the din: laurelwoodbrewpub.com/locations-menus/…

La Bonita: no play area or kids menu, but lots of toddlers here and no one minds http://www.labonitarestaurant.net

You might also consider places with some outdoor roaming; Kennedy School maybe, or Edgefield, or this place has a really nice patio if the weather is good yelp.com/biz/nohos-hawaiian-cafe-portland-3

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3. Re: Eating in Portland with a 21 month old...

In the Nob Hill area is Papa Haydn, there are always lots of children in there with their families. Also in this area is Escape From New York Pizza if you like pizza. There are some tables outside here and the pizza is delicious! :)

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4. Re: Eating in Portland with a 21 month old...

And also, any of the farmer's markets usually have a choice of food in the tamale/crepe/barbeque variety, along with the produce/bakery/seafood stalls. I know the main market at PSU, the Milwaukie Sunday market, the King market and the Hollywood market will still be going in October. Probably lots of others.


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