Portland restaurant culture runs deep. And though it's easy to get distracted by the new restaurants opening every week, it's important to remember the city has decades-old classics that’ve made Portland food what it is today. Over the last few years, some iconic Portland-area spots that have held on through the decades — Canton Grill, Jaciva’s, Claudia’s — have shut down or gone on indefinite hiatus; however, a number of historic Portland restaurants and bars have weathered the pandemic, as they have survived the crises of the last several decades.
On this map, find some of Portland’s longest-running diners, cafes, steakhouses, watering holes, and other historic drinking and dining establishments worth checking out, including Huber’s Cafe, Portland’s oldest. The restaurants on this map have been open for at least 50 years, aka since 1973 (the passing of time is relentless, bestie). Some are only selling takeout; some are opening up for indoor dining once again. Nonetheless, they’re staying afloat, the way they have for years.Read More