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See How Portland Does Mardi Gras at These 13 Restaurants, Mapped

Unearth the city's robust NOLA-inspired restaurant scene

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Louisiana may be 2,500 miles away, but the Portland restaurant scene is home to many New Orleans natives. And every February, Portland pays tribute to the city that birthed jazz, zydeco, and the Delta blues.

This year is no different, with restaurants offering jambalayas, gumbos, sazeracs, vieux carres, and even pączkis on Fat Tuesday—from Louisiana-inspired stalwarts like Acadia, Eat: An Oyster Bar, and Tapalaya, to still fresh-faced spots like The Waiting Room, Olympia Oyster Bar, and Rockin' Crab Cafe.

Of course, Fat Tuesday is also the day of Portland's annual Mardi Gras parade. Locals dress in carnival costumes to second line down North Mississippi Avenue behind large brass bands. So this Tuesday, take the opportunity to experience Cajun flavors and Creole spaces—one of the Americas' well-defined cuisines. You just need to choose which party (or parties) to sashay into. Laissez les bons temps roulez! (Note 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. Acadia

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1303 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 249-5001
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[Photo: Facebook/Acadia]

2. Eat: An Oyster Bar

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3808 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 281-1222
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[Photo: Facebook/EaT: An Oyster Bar]

3. Miss Delta

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3950 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 287-7629
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4. Olympia Oyster Bar

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4214 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(619) 723-9203
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[Photo: Dina Avila]

5. Bernie's Southern Bistro

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2904 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 282-9864
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6. Po'Shines Cafe de La Soul

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8139 N Denver Ave
Portland, OR 97217

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7. The Waiting Room

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2327 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR 97210

[Photo: The Waiting Room]

8. Bowery Bagels

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310 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-6674
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9. Chez Dodo

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427 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR
(503) 270-9258
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10. Delta Cafe

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4607 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 771-3101
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11. My Brother's Crawfish

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8220 SE Harrison St
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 774-3786
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12. Rockin' Crab Café

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3113 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

[Photo: Mattie John Bamman]

13. Tapalaya

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28 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-6652
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[Photo: Facebook/Tapalaya]

1. Acadia

1303 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

[Photo: Facebook/Acadia]

1303 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212

2. Eat: An Oyster Bar

3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

[Photo: Facebook/EaT: An Oyster Bar]

3808 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

3. Miss Delta

3950 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

[Photo: Facebook/Miss Delta]

3950 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

4. Olympia Oyster Bar

4214 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

[Photo: Dina Avila]

4214 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217

5. Bernie's Southern Bistro

2904 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

[Photo: Facebook/Bernie’s Southern Bistro ]

2904 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

6. Po'Shines Cafe de La Soul

8139 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217

[Photo: Facebook/Po’Shines de la Soul]

8139 N Denver Ave
Portland, OR 97217

7. The Waiting Room

2327 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97210

[Photo: The Waiting Room]

2327 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR 97210

8. Bowery Bagels

310 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

[Photo: Facebook/Bowery Bagels ]

310 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209

9. Chez Dodo

427 SW Stark St., Portland, OR

[Photo: Chez Dodo]

427 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR

10. Delta Cafe

4607 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

[Photo: Facebook/Delta Cafe ]

4607 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206

11. My Brother's Crawfish

8220 SE Harrison St, Portland, OR 97216

[Photo: Facebook/My Brother’s Crawfish]

8220 SE Harrison St
Portland, OR 97216

12. Rockin' Crab Café

3113 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

[Photo: Mattie John Bamman]

3113 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

13. Tapalaya

28 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

[Photo: Facebook/Tapalaya]

28 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

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