Portland’s diverse culinary scene, paired with its proximity to the ocean, make this city a prime spot for delectable, fresh ceviche. Ceviche typically consists of fresh seafood that’s been cured in citrus juice, though regional variations can be found throughout South and Central America: In Peru, the dish relies on the heat of leche de tigre, the citrusy marinade bolstered with regional chiles; in places like Mexico, it often involves tomatoes and onion, occasionally served on a tostada. Fortunately, Portland is home to a number of excellent restaurants specializing in Latin American fare, from mom-and-pops to ritzy spots. Some restaurants rotate their ceviche specials based on seasonal ingredients or chef’s whim, while others stick to traditional or fan-favorite recipes. For more options, feel free to peruse our Latin American, Mexican, and Caribbean maps. Remember, maps are not ranked; they’re organized geographically.
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.Read More