Even during a global pandemic, 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 crispity-crunchity, deep-fried batter. To celebrate Portland's standout fried chicken spots, the map features carefully battered or breaded fried birds from markets, food carts, dive bars, pop-ups, restaurants, and more.
This map sticks to boneless and bone-in fried chicken, avoiding dishes like fried chicken rice bowls or fried chicken sandwiches (looking at you, Basilisk). We’ve also removed some heavy-hitters that are not open right now — it’s a sad day when this map doesn’t include Reel M Inn, but the second it reopens for good, it’ll land back on this map. For fried chicken sandwiches, try this map.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
Note: the points on this map are not ranked; they're organized geographically.Read More