After a day of fishing with Marvin’s Guide Service on the Willamette or Columbia Rivers near Portland, Oregon, you might be wondering where to find good restaurants in and around Portland, Oregon. In this article, I’m going to put together a small list of my favorite restaurants in Portland, Oregon. Of course, Portland has too many great restaurants to list in one article, so this list is strictly my opinion, and not in any specific order.


Jake’s Famous Crawfish

Location: 401 SW 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97205.

Call (503) 226-1419 or visit the website.

Jake’s Famous Crawfish has been a downtown Portland landmark for more than 127 years. And Jake’s is considered one of the top 10 seafood restaurants in the nation.

One of my favorite meals at Jakes is the crab and shrimp stuffed halibut. Can you say delicious? Be sure to check the menu out online, as they have fresh fish, shrimp and crab specials daily.


Outback Steakhouse

Locations: Several around Portland.

See the website for location information.

You really can’t go wrong with the Outback Steakhouse menu, from their prime rib, to steaks to ribs. Simply choose your favorite and enjoy.


EL Indio

Location: 19422 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233

Call (503) 665-4919.

I really enjoy this place. I sit back, eat some chips and salsa, and enjoy a margarita while I’m looking at the menu. My favorite dinner here would be the steak fajitas!

Maybe you just want a laid-back bar atmosphere with great food. If that’s the case, this is the place right here in Portland for you.

Sports Bar

McGillicuddy’s Sports Bar and Grill

Location: 11133 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220

Call (503) 257-2337 or visit the website.

This is one of my favorite places to sit back and relax. You’ll have plenty of TV’s to watch your favorite sports.

I really enjoy tacos, so I like Tuesday nights when they have all you can eat taco bar. Be sure to check out their website for different nightly specials, from steak to burgers to fish and chips. They have it all.

Food Trucks

The Fork (Fairview Food Plaza)

Location: 22320 NE Halsey St, Fairview, OR 97024

Food trucks are big in Portland, with plenty of cart pods to choose.

For me, I love these food trucks in Fairview, just east of Portland.

You can find something from everybody, from seafood to Mexican food to Asian food. They truly have it all, and they even have covered seating.

My family and I go here quite often. That way there is no argument, and everybody can get something they like, and we can still sit down and enjoy it together. So, I highly recommend The Fork.


The Old Spaghetti Factory

Locations: 715 S Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239 (as well as several suburban locations).

See the website.

The Portland location of this restaurant has windows that offer a panoramic view of the city and of the Willamette River.

One of my favorite dishes at The Old Spaghetti Factory is called the Meat Lover’s Treat. It has Sicilian meatballs, Italian sausage, spaghetti and a rich meat sauce.


Your Home

Well, now, one of the best meals I can recommend is cooking the fresh salmon you caught on the Columbia River or Willamette River with Marvin’s Guide Service at your own home on your grill.

I like to cook my salmon simply, using a little Johnny salt, garlic, butter, and honey. I heat my Traeger up to 350 degrees, place the salmon skin side down, and cook for about 25 minutes. When I slide the spatula under the meat, the skin stays on the grill, and the salmon comes off nice and tasty.


What’s your favorite restaurant in Portland, Oregon, for a great meal after reeling in salmon, sturgeon, or walleye?

Feel free to call me at 503-314-5087 if you’d like to set up that trip. Or to learn more about fishing, click Here.




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Marvin is standing in his Portland, OR, fishing guide boat.

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