Empanadas, or sweet-or-savory filled pastries wrapped in a baked or fried dough, are the ultimate comfort food: easily portable, empanadas make great couch tv watching or outdoor picnic meals. Luckily, Portland is home to a number of restaurants specializing in cuisines from countries throughout Latin America and the Philippines, which each have their own version of the hand pie. Some come wrapped in corn flour doughs, while others stick to wheat; some hit a fryer, while others end up in an oven. This map focuses on savory empanadas, filled with everything from braised beef to melty cheese; for more Latin American fare, check out our broader restaurant 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.Read More