A town chock-full of vegans and the health-conscious, Portland loves its hummus. A staple in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, hummus is a velvety smooth chickpea spread typically blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and spices. Besides the standard garnishing of paprika or parsley, many Portland spots offer toppings like seasonal veggies, eggs, or even braised lamb. Either tucked in a falafel or dolloped in a takeout container, the very nature of hummus lends itself to takeout, eaten in front of the tv or scarfed on the walk back to your car. The below map is a handy guide for hummus-hopping your way around Portland. The points on this map are not ranked, but rather organized geographically.
Note: A number of Portland restaurants have resumed outdoor dining. 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