As Portland’s food and drink scene expands, we continue to be spoiled by a vast array of different cuisines from around the world; however, Portland’s Irish culinary sector may be the exception. In the last couple of years, Portland has lost two of its favorite Irish restaurants, with the unceremonious and indefinite closing of both the O’Neill Pub and the Raven and Rose (and by extension, the Rookery). However, those that remain strong and standing offer remarkable Irish food and drink. From Vancouver to Lake Oswego, the greater Portland area offers traditional Irish fare in a variety of different atmospheres with their own unique twists. As the weather gets rainier and colder, these are the spots that provide comfort in the form of shepherd’s pie, soda bread, and — of course — a pint of Guinness. Per usual, this map is not ranked; it’s organized geographically.
Note: The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More