A neighborhood that has seen serious growth in recent years, Slabtown is a cozy, charming wedge of Northwest Portland full of vintage homes and industrial lots. It’s also home to a number of stellar places to eat and drink, all (mostly) within walking distance of each other. Whether it’s a decades-old institution like Paley’s Place or a newly founded upstart like Mama Bird, these are 16 restaurants and bars to hit up in the Slabtown neighborhood. Please note some of the great Slabtown locations are temporarily closed and therefore excluded from this list.
The boundaries are a bit nebulous for Slabtown, but for the purposes of this map we’re cutting it off at Nicolai to the north, Lovejoy to the south, 405 to the east, and NW 29th Avenue to the west. For restaurants and bars in the Pearl District, this map may help. As usual, this map is organized geographically, not ranked.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed onsite dining service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More