Over the past five years, Portland has become a surprising hotspot for those craving empanadas, papa rellenas, and of course, cafécito Cubano. A scene that was once exclusively dominated by Pambiche in the early 2000s has diversified, with options like a Cuban cocktail bar and a vegan cocktail bar. Now, Portlanders seeking to satisfy a guava and cream cheese empanada craving or searching for a refreshing batido de mamey can easily find what they need all within the greater Portland area. Those craving ham croquetas on a night out, or searching for vegan versions of classic Cuban dishes, can find what they need everywhere from downtown Portland to Oregon City. Find our favorite spots for all of the above by checking out the map below. Those looking for a more general guide to the plentiful Caribbean fare in the area should check out this map.
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