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Portland’s Knockout Gluten-Free Restaurants and Bakeries

From cake shops to fine dining

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The Hawthorne Mac at Harlow
| Waz Wu / EPDX

With Portland’s several vegan, raw, and paleo restaurants, it’s not exactly a surprise that Portland is a leader in gluten-free dining. Most menus across the city include at least one or two wheat-free options, from pizzerias to ice cream shops. Although Portland has countless gluten-free options at restaurants across the city, not every restaurant is safe for diners with Celiac disease or severe gluten intolerance; below, find a number of 100 percent gluten-free restaurants and bakeries, from the fine dining to fish houses.

(Note: the points on this map are not ranked, they're organized geographically.)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Back to Eden Bakery

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2217 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 477-5022
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This Alberta Street cafe is one of three locations (the Eden dessert bar is next door, and there's a food cart location on SE Woodstock), but this locale is the largest, with more than 40 seats in a cheery, almost-diner-like setting. Fully vegan and gluten-free brunches, lunches, and dinners are on offer, as well as spirits, beer, and cider. The vegan buffalo drumsticks and various saucy macaroni are popular for lunch and dinner; breakfast faves include the biscuits and gravy with veggie sausage and the breakfast sandwich, perked up with a swipe of vegan cheddar spread.

2. Tiny Moreso

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4520 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

This tiny dessert and drinks cafe is an expansion from Rawdacious Desserts, offering the experienced dessert-maker's signature vegan cheesecakes with flavors like chai chocolate, matcha coconut, salted vanilla bourbon, and roasted strawberry balsamic. Tiny Moreso isn’t a bad spot for lunch, either, with a smokey tempeh “BLT” on New Cascadia gluten-free bread.

3. Gluten Free Gem

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140 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

In an airy cafe space in the Lloyd District, this gluten-free bakery always has an array of seasonal pastries and snacks available, from vegan apple cardamom coffee cake to soy-free tiramisu. The cafe dips a toe into savory territory, with sundried tomato tarts topped with Vtopia vegan cheddar and parmesan herb pinwheels, but it’s really all about the afternoon sweet treat, especially alongside a CBD-spiked cup of tea.

4. Little Bean

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1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 719-6384
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This perpetually buzzy gluten-free ice cream shop and bakery relies heavily on chickpeas: The “milk” gives the ice cream its luscious texture, while the resulting pulp makes the bakery’s pastries and breads moist and nutrient-rich. Visitors can choose from one of the cafe’s various toasts, getting back in line for a scoop on the way out.

5. Verde Cocina en la Perla

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524 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 894-9321
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With three permanent restaurant locations and a presence at Portland farmer’s markets, Verde Cocina is a leader in Portland’s gluten-free scene, known for its produce-heavy take on Mexican classics. Each Verde Cocina cafe offers lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, but it's the brunch that truly shines, from the breakfast enchiladas with local chorizo to the Buenos Dias breakfast with scrambled eggs, white-garbanzo bean medley, and smoked pork belly bacon. Non-meat eaters may prefer dishes like sizzling vegan fajitas in an almond-roasted pepper sauce or tofu gringas con mole, with even more options available for paleo diners.

6. Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine

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323 NW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 788-7327
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Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine — with its 48 hour-simmered pho, egg rolls, and fish-sauce glazed chicken wings — is one of the only Asian restaurants in Portland with a fully gluten-free kitchen. The restaurant makes its sauces in house to avoid gluten and preservatives, which end up in vegetarian, vegan, and soy-free dishes like garden pho and pad thai. Visitors shouldn’t miss the fried salt-and-pepper tofu with a flaky, savory exterior, or the paprika beef salad dressed in a combination of tamari, sake, mirin, and fish sauce.

7. Petunia's Pies & Pastries

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610 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 841-5961
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Located in a stylish brick cafe space downtown, Petunia’s offers a menu loaded with gluten-free products, including breakfast pastries, cookies, cakes, pies, and ice cream on house-made waffle cones. It's not all baked goods though — the breakfast and lunch menus include dishes like biscuits and gravy, a veggie-picked chili with molasses cornbread, and vegetable pot pie. It’s vegan, too, and can be washed down with the beverages that include espresso drinks, beer and wine, or cocktails.

8. Canteen

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2816 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 922-1858
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With breakfast served daily and a neat list of salads and bowls, Canteen is one of Southeast Portland’s gluten-free and vegan staples for juice bar cafes. The very crunchy Pacific Northwest “Portland Bowl” is loaded with quinoa, baked maple tempeh, black beans, kale, carrots, and crushed hazelnuts, well matched by one of the cafe’s dozen juices or smoothies too. Canteen has a second location in Lake Oswego with a more limited food selection.

9. Berlu

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605 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

Finding a Celiac-friendly fine dining restaurant can be a serious challenge, but the new minimalist Berlu provides one of the most inventive new tasting menus around — regardless of its gluten-free status. Chef Vince Nguyen doesn’t advertise it, but Berlu’s menu is completely gluten-free, with dishes like tart strawberries with whipped tofu and green coriander, almond milk dumplings in cherry tea, and pickled bone marrow under a sheet of thinly shaved zucchini.

10. Schilling Cider House Portland

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930 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 352-6109
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The Goat Blocks location of Seattle-based cidery Schilling Cider House has a small gluten-free menu with bar eats like spicy black-bean tacos and house-dipped corn dogs. The restaurant’s knockout loaded tots, hit with cider-braised pork belly, accompany the $6 cider micheladas and the 50 rotating ciders on tap. The sprawling tasting room offers cider-making classes and a deck with a fire pit to enjoy food and a flight on nice Portland nights.

11. Cultured Caveman

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8233 N Denver Ave
Portland, OR 97217

This paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free Kenton restaurant is a hotspot for folks on highly specialized diets, even offering a weekly meal service for folks on Whole30, Low FODMaP, and Keto diets. The cafe offers dishes like pork carnitas tacos and zoodles with meatballs, but it’s all about the restaurant’s super creamy mushroom soup, perplexingly made without cream or wheat flour.

12. Harlow

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3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 255-0138
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This earthy-vibed sister restaurant to Prasad is 100 percent vegetarian and gluten-free, known for its grain bowls and smoothies. But this Hawthorne menu has most of its fun with dishes like jackfruit carnitas nachos with jalapeno queso and a cashew-cream mushroom stroganoff. Brunch is also a hit here, with a number of scrambles based on a foundation of egg, smoky tempeh, or seasoned jackfruit.

13. New Cascadia Traditional

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1700 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 546-4901
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Gluten-free eaters have long loved this 100-percent gluten-free bakery for its scones, muffins, cakes, and loaves of bread. The real devotees know to arrive early in the morning for lox-topped bagels, if they’re not hitting the gluten-free Sunday brunch for brioche french toast.

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14. Ground Breaker Brewing

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2030 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 928-4195
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James Neumeister’s Ground Breaker Brewing began as an act of love: His wife was diagnosed with Celiac disease and, after tasting the limited gluten-free beer options, he found himself so outraged by the taste that he started brewing his own. Ground Breaker’s family-friendly gastropub serves Cubano and Reuben sandwiches, burgers, pork chops, steaks, pizza, and sometimes a barbecue special or fried chicken bowl, alongside gluten-free beer flights.

15. Corbett Fish House

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5901 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 246-4434
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This old-school Corbett fish shack uses a gluten-free beer batter, super thin brown rice flour breading, and rice bran oil for crispy and fresh fish and chips. The dessert menu is worth a perusal, as well, with a killer coconut rum torte and deep-fried pumpkin bundt cake. The restaurant has expanded across greater Portland, with other locations in Vancouver and Southeast Hawthorne.

1. Back to Eden Bakery

2217 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

This Alberta Street cafe is one of three locations (the Eden dessert bar is next door, and there's a food cart location on SE Woodstock), but this locale is the largest, with more than 40 seats in a cheery, almost-diner-like setting. Fully vegan and gluten-free brunches, lunches, and dinners are on offer, as well as spirits, beer, and cider. The vegan buffalo drumsticks and various saucy macaroni are popular for lunch and dinner; breakfast faves include the biscuits and gravy with veggie sausage and the breakfast sandwich, perked up with a swipe of vegan cheddar spread.

2217 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

2. Tiny Moreso

4520 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

This tiny dessert and drinks cafe is an expansion from Rawdacious Desserts, offering the experienced dessert-maker's signature vegan cheesecakes with flavors like chai chocolate, matcha coconut, salted vanilla bourbon, and roasted strawberry balsamic. Tiny Moreso isn’t a bad spot for lunch, either, with a smokey tempeh “BLT” on New Cascadia gluten-free bread.

4520 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

3. Gluten Free Gem

140 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

In an airy cafe space in the Lloyd District, this gluten-free bakery always has an array of seasonal pastries and snacks available, from vegan apple cardamom coffee cake to soy-free tiramisu. The cafe dips a toe into savory territory, with sundried tomato tarts topped with Vtopia vegan cheddar and parmesan herb pinwheels, but it’s really all about the afternoon sweet treat, especially alongside a CBD-spiked cup of tea.

140 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

4. Little Bean

1241 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209

This perpetually buzzy gluten-free ice cream shop and bakery relies heavily on chickpeas: The “milk” gives the ice cream its luscious texture, while the resulting pulp makes the bakery’s pastries and breads moist and nutrient-rich. Visitors can choose from one of the cafe’s various toasts, getting back in line for a scoop on the way out.

1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209

5. Verde Cocina en la Perla

524 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

With three permanent restaurant locations and a presence at Portland farmer’s markets, Verde Cocina is a leader in Portland’s gluten-free scene, known for its produce-heavy take on Mexican classics. Each Verde Cocina cafe offers lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, but it's the brunch that truly shines, from the breakfast enchiladas with local chorizo to the Buenos Dias breakfast with scrambled eggs, white-garbanzo bean medley, and smoked pork belly bacon. Non-meat eaters may prefer dishes like sizzling vegan fajitas in an almond-roasted pepper sauce or tofu gringas con mole, with even more options available for paleo diners.

524 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

6. Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine

323 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine — with its 48 hour-simmered pho, egg rolls, and fish-sauce glazed chicken wings — is one of the only Asian restaurants in Portland with a fully gluten-free kitchen. The restaurant makes its sauces in house to avoid gluten and preservatives, which end up in vegetarian, vegan, and soy-free dishes like garden pho and pad thai. Visitors shouldn’t miss the fried salt-and-pepper tofu with a flaky, savory exterior, or the paprika beef salad dressed in a combination of tamari, sake, mirin, and fish sauce.

323 NW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97209

7. Petunia's Pies & Pastries

610 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Located in a stylish brick cafe space downtown, Petunia’s offers a menu loaded with gluten-free products, including breakfast pastries, cookies, cakes, pies, and ice cream on house-made waffle cones. It's not all baked goods though — the breakfast and lunch menus include dishes like biscuits and gravy, a veggie-picked chili with molasses cornbread, and vegetable pot pie. It’s vegan, too, and can be washed down with the beverages that include espresso drinks, beer and wine, or cocktails.

610 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

8. Canteen

2816 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

With breakfast served daily and a neat list of salads and bowls, Canteen is one of Southeast Portland’s gluten-free and vegan staples for juice bar cafes. The very crunchy Pacific Northwest “Portland Bowl” is loaded with quinoa, baked maple tempeh, black beans, kale, carrots, and crushed hazelnuts, well matched by one of the cafe’s dozen juices or smoothies too. Canteen has a second location in Lake Oswego with a more limited food selection.

2816 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214

9. Berlu

605 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Finding a Celiac-friendly fine dining restaurant can be a serious challenge, but the new minimalist Berlu provides one of the most inventive new tasting menus around — regardless of its gluten-free status. Chef Vince Nguyen doesn’t advertise it, but Berlu’s menu is completely gluten-free, with dishes like tart strawberries with whipped tofu and green coriander, almond milk dumplings in cherry tea, and pickled bone marrow under a sheet of thinly shaved zucchini.

605 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

10. Schilling Cider House Portland

930 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

The Goat Blocks location of Seattle-based cidery Schilling Cider House has a small gluten-free menu with bar eats like spicy black-bean tacos and house-dipped corn dogs. The restaurant’s knockout loaded tots, hit with cider-braised pork belly, accompany the $6 cider micheladas and the 50 rotating ciders on tap. The sprawling tasting room offers cider-making classes and a deck with a fire pit to enjoy food and a flight on nice Portland nights.

930 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

11. Cultured Caveman

8233 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217

This paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free Kenton restaurant is a hotspot for folks on highly specialized diets, even offering a weekly meal service for folks on Whole30, Low FODMaP, and Keto diets. The cafe offers dishes like pork carnitas tacos and zoodles with meatballs, but it’s all about the restaurant’s super creamy mushroom soup, perplexingly made without cream or wheat flour.

8233 N Denver Ave
Portland, OR 97217

12. Harlow

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

This earthy-vibed sister restaurant to Prasad is 100 percent vegetarian and gluten-free, known for its grain bowls and smoothies. But this Hawthorne menu has most of its fun with dishes like jackfruit carnitas nachos with jalapeno queso and a cashew-cream mushroom stroganoff. Brunch is also a hit here, with a number of scrambles based on a foundation of egg, smoky tempeh, or seasoned jackfruit.

3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

13. New Cascadia Traditional

1700 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Gluten-free eaters have long loved this 100-percent gluten-free bakery for its scones, muffins, cakes, and loaves of bread. The real devotees know to arrive early in the morning for lox-topped bagels, if they’re not hitting the gluten-free Sunday brunch for brioche french toast.

1700 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

14. Ground Breaker Brewing

2030 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

James Neumeister’s Ground Breaker Brewing began as an act of love: His wife was diagnosed with Celiac disease and, after tasting the limited gluten-free beer options, he found himself so outraged by the taste that he started brewing his own. Ground Breaker’s family-friendly gastropub serves Cubano and Reuben sandwiches, burgers, pork chops, steaks, pizza, and sometimes a barbecue special or fried chicken bowl, alongside gluten-free beer flights.

2030 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

15. Corbett Fish House

5901 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239

This old-school Corbett fish shack uses a gluten-free beer batter, super thin brown rice flour breading, and rice bran oil for crispy and fresh fish and chips. The dessert menu is worth a perusal, as well, with a killer coconut rum torte and deep-fried pumpkin bundt cake. The restaurant has expanded across greater Portland, with other locations in Vancouver and Southeast Hawthorne.

5901 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97239

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