St. Johns is a haven within Portland city limits: From Cathedral Park to its charming downtown, the North Portland neighborhood feels more like a quaint small town than an urban neighborhood. Its diversity of dining options — from Italian trattorias to Mexican markets, ramen shops to Jamaican restaurants, vegan comfort food spots to cocktail lounges — means that residents won’t have to leave the neighborhood to find something exceptional to eat or drink. In recent years the neighborhood has grown further, adding a wonderful food cart pod, deli, and one of the city’s best pizza shops. Here are a dozen spots to explore in St. Johns, as well as the best way to enjoy their offerings during the pandemic.
As usual, this map is organized geographically, not ranked.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed onsite 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.Read More