There is no shortage of fried chicken options in Portland, and that's a good thing: There's really no excuse for standing in a long line for a taste of juicy chicken held snug within crispy, deep-fried batter. To celebrate Portland's standout fried chicken spots, the map features carefully battered or breaded birds from markets, food carts, dive bars, pop-ups, restaurants, and more.
Portland’s fried chicken offerings span a wide range of styles from around the world: In one day, a visitor could eat Southern Thai fried chicken, Korean fried chicken, Indonesian fried chicken, fried chicken and jojos (a local specialty), soul food fried chicken, and more, all within city limits. Some of the fried wings and thighs on this map come in a sticky glaze; others are simply brined and fried. However, they all hit hot oil at some point, providing a satisfying crunch. For more fried chicken, check out our Korean-style fried chicken or fried chicken sandwich maps.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More