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Fried chicken Benedict at Blackheart
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Portland's Hottest New Cheap Plates

Wallet-friendly, brand new, and delicious, all under $10

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Fried chicken Benedict at Blackheart
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Those bracing for rent week can stress-eat the anxiety away, thanks to the updated Portland Cheap Eats Heatmap. With rising costs of ingredients and higher costs of living, Portland isn't as rich in foods that won't break the bank as it used to be; it's getting harder and harder to find really good and inexpensive plates, but they’re there — even at the buzzy spots.

This highly scientific list of Portland's top new cheap eats shares the killer fried chicken, pizza slices, fried rice, and more to score for $10 or less. It’s focused on the most delicious but still affordable deals at Portland’s newest restaurants — that means places that have opened within the last year. For more established cheap meals, try Portland cheap eats map. This map sticks to dishes available at prime meal times; for happy hour specials, check out our late night and classic happy hour maps.

Don't see your favorite on the map? Have at it in the comments or over the tipline. The points on this map guide are not ranked; rather, they're organized geographically.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Imeruli Khachapuri at Kargi Gogo

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3039 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 764-9552
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This cozy Georgian cafe on Alberta is known for its acharuli khachapuri, a bread boat stuffed with cheese and egg; the simpler imeruli khachapuri, an $8 flatbread stuffed with sulguni cheese, is sort of like a Georgian quesadilla. Dumpling fans may prefer the $8 beef and pork khinkali, an Eastern European xiaolongbao fragrant with caraway and coriander.

2. Chopped BBQ fried rice at Eem

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3808 N Williams Ave st 128
Portland, OR 97227

The funky new Thai barbecue bar on Williams has a handful of small plates that cost no more than $10, ranging from a delicate beet salad to a cheesy green curry sausage. But for something that could stand alone as a meal, a $7 pile of the restaurant’s chopped barbecue fried rice aims to please, perked up with tamarind and shishito peppers. A thrifty diner could even justify splurging for a $6 side of brisket burnt ends or a $5 mocktail.

Chopped bbq fried rice at Eem
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3. Pierogi at Anchor End Eurocafe and Bakery

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4641 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 288-5019
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Fremont’s new homey, Central European cafe offers its cheese and potato dumplings with either caramelized onions and carrot salad or mushroom gravy and pickled mustard seeds, all for $8. Anchor End’s $8 breakfast sandwich is another cheap option, with fried eggs, Lithuanian white cheddar, and red pepper aioli, served on a house-baked pretzel or potato bread.

4. Prosciutto bagel at Bernstein's Bagels

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816 N Russell St
Portland, OR 97227

Bernstein’s Bagels just opened its second location in Eliot, and its cheery cafe sells a prosciutto sandwich on one of Portland’s best bagels. A crackly-crusted bagel gets a New-York-sized swipe of schmear, as well as a few generous folds of prosciutto, arugula, and onion. For breakfast, the prosciutto bagel sandwich swaps onions for a slab of omelet. Each clocks in at $7.50.

5. Quinoa veggie bowl at Canard

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734 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 279-2356
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The perpetually buzzy, chic, and relaxed Canard has several dishes under $10, including its garlic fries with piles of cheese and its popular Wimpy-style steam burgers. Still, its $10 quinoa veggie bowl easily stands alone as a lunch plate, topped with tangy cucumber raita over a jaw-dropping carrot harissa. Big spenders can fork over the extra $2 for an egg or chorizo.

Quinoa veggie bowl at Canard
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6. Bread at Rosa Rosa

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750 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 294-9700
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The idea of getting a bread plate isn’t particularly exciting, but this isn’t any regular bread plate. The hidden gem within Vitaly Paley’s stylish new European restaurant is his boyo, a Turkish spinach-and-feta-loaded bread with flavors similar to spanakopita. For $5, a serving of bread comes with a hunk of boyo, as well as a focaccia-style pizza bianca and some stellar olive oil — it’s a filling and shockingly exciting lunch.

Boyo at Rosa Rosa
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7. Fried chicken Benedict at Blackheart

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2411 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 954-1541
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This Belmont punk bar serves breakfast all night, with most of the menu under the $10 mark. The menu’s stunner is a $10 fried chicken Benedict, a buttermilk biscuit topped with a chunk of fried chicken, a delicately poached egg, and a drizzle of dill hollandaise. Vegetarians can swap the chicken for chicken-fried tofu.

8. Osita burrito or brunch tacos at La Osita

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1515 -A, SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 358-3364
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La Osita, a taco cart that recently reopened in Mill Park, offers a few breakfast options that land below $10. For the mildly peckish, the $3.50 brunch tacos — topped with thick slabs of bacon, fried egg, and knockout salsas — have a cult following. The truly hungry should go for the $7.50 Osita burrito, a breakfast burrito with chorizo, egg, black beans, and pepper jack cheese.

Breakfast tacos at La Osita
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9. Jianbing at Master Kong

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8435 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97266
(971) 373-8248

The no-frills Master Kong has become a Portland destination for homestyle Chinese food, and most of its menu is under $10. Still, its best deal is likely the hearty, $6.50 jianbing, a crepe stuffed with fresh herbs, crackers, and a sweet soy bean sauce. The restaurant’s outstanding, ginger-fragrant congees, with fillings like salt pork or preserved egg, all land around $7.50.

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10. Pepperoni slice at Sunny's Pizza

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7738 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 827-4992
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Sunny’s, the casual Sellwood pizzeria from the folks behind A Cena, serves an underrated stunner of a slice on a house dough made with imported Italian flour. Its $4.50 pepperoni slice is a classic, but special slices with toppings like short rib also tend to deliver.

11. Southern fried chicken sandwich at Jojo

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(503) 309-4768
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Jojo, a new Sellwood food cart serving massive sandwiches and golden fried chicken, serves a stunner of a $9 fried chicken sandwich with a sometimes daunting chunk of double-fried chicken, slaw, and pickles. A spicy version comes loaded with a pile of potato salad and Crystal hot sauce for the same price.

1. Imeruli Khachapuri at Kargi Gogo

3039 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

This cozy Georgian cafe on Alberta is known for its acharuli khachapuri, a bread boat stuffed with cheese and egg; the simpler imeruli khachapuri, an $8 flatbread stuffed with sulguni cheese, is sort of like a Georgian quesadilla. Dumpling fans may prefer the $8 beef and pork khinkali, an Eastern European xiaolongbao fragrant with caraway and coriander.

3039 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

2. Chopped BBQ fried rice at Eem

3808 N Williams Ave st 128, Portland, OR 97227
Chopped bbq fried rice at Eem
Jordan Hughes/Official

The funky new Thai barbecue bar on Williams has a handful of small plates that cost no more than $10, ranging from a delicate beet salad to a cheesy green curry sausage. But for something that could stand alone as a meal, a $7 pile of the restaurant’s chopped barbecue fried rice aims to please, perked up with tamarind and shishito peppers. A thrifty diner could even justify splurging for a $6 side of brisket burnt ends or a $5 mocktail.

3808 N Williams Ave st 128
Portland, OR 97227

3. Pierogi at Anchor End Eurocafe and Bakery

4641 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213

Fremont’s new homey, Central European cafe offers its cheese and potato dumplings with either caramelized onions and carrot salad or mushroom gravy and pickled mustard seeds, all for $8. Anchor End’s $8 breakfast sandwich is another cheap option, with fried eggs, Lithuanian white cheddar, and red pepper aioli, served on a house-baked pretzel or potato bread.

4641 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213

4. Prosciutto bagel at Bernstein's Bagels

816 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227

Bernstein’s Bagels just opened its second location in Eliot, and its cheery cafe sells a prosciutto sandwich on one of Portland’s best bagels. A crackly-crusted bagel gets a New-York-sized swipe of schmear, as well as a few generous folds of prosciutto, arugula, and onion. For breakfast, the prosciutto bagel sandwich swaps onions for a slab of omelet. Each clocks in at $7.50.

816 N Russell St
Portland, OR 97227

5. Quinoa veggie bowl at Canard

734 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Quinoa veggie bowl at Canard
Canard/Yelp

The perpetually buzzy, chic, and relaxed Canard has several dishes under $10, including its garlic fries with piles of cheese and its popular Wimpy-style steam burgers. Still, its $10 quinoa veggie bowl easily stands alone as a lunch plate, topped with tangy cucumber raita over a jaw-dropping carrot harissa. Big spenders can fork over the extra $2 for an egg or chorizo.

734 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

6. Bread at Rosa Rosa

750 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
Boyo at Rosa Rosa
Carly Diaz/Official

The idea of getting a bread plate isn’t particularly exciting, but this isn’t any regular bread plate. The hidden gem within Vitaly Paley’s stylish new European restaurant is his boyo, a Turkish spinach-and-feta-loaded bread with flavors similar to spanakopita. For $5, a serving of bread comes with a hunk of boyo, as well as a focaccia-style pizza bianca and some stellar olive oil — it’s a filling and shockingly exciting lunch.

750 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205

7. Fried chicken Benedict at Blackheart

2411 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

This Belmont punk bar serves breakfast all night, with most of the menu under the $10 mark. The menu’s stunner is a $10 fried chicken Benedict, a buttermilk biscuit topped with a chunk of fried chicken, a delicately poached egg, and a drizzle of dill hollandaise. Vegetarians can swap the chicken for chicken-fried tofu.

2411 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

8. Osita burrito or brunch tacos at La Osita

1515 -A, SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97233
Breakfast tacos at La Osita
La O./Yelp

La Osita, a taco cart that recently reopened in Mill Park, offers a few breakfast options that land below $10. For the mildly peckish, the $3.50 brunch tacos — topped with thick slabs of bacon, fried egg, and knockout salsas — have a cult following. The truly hungry should go for the $7.50 Osita burrito, a breakfast burrito with chorizo, egg, black beans, and pepper jack cheese.

1515 -A, SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233

9. Jianbing at Master Kong

8435 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266
Brooke Jackson-Glidden/EPDX

The no-frills Master Kong has become a Portland destination for homestyle Chinese food, and most of its menu is under $10. Still, its best deal is likely the hearty, $6.50 jianbing, a crepe stuffed with fresh herbs, crackers, and a sweet soy bean sauce. The restaurant’s outstanding, ginger-fragrant congees, with fillings like salt pork or preserved egg, all land around $7.50.

8435 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97266

10. Pepperoni slice at Sunny's Pizza

7738 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Sunny’s, the casual Sellwood pizzeria from the folks behind A Cena, serves an underrated stunner of a slice on a house dough made with imported Italian flour. Its $4.50 pepperoni slice is a classic, but special slices with toppings like short rib also tend to deliver.

7738 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

11. Southern fried chicken sandwich at Jojo

Portland, OR 97202

Jojo, a new Sellwood food cart serving massive sandwiches and golden fried chicken, serves a stunner of a $9 fried chicken sandwich with a sometimes daunting chunk of double-fried chicken, slaw, and pickles. A spicy version comes loaded with a pile of potato salad and Crystal hot sauce for the same price.

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