Paleo and Gluten-Free Restaurants | Portland | Balanced Bites

Paleo & gluten-free restaurants in Portland

Diane Sanfilippo Lifestyle & Mindset, Paleo & Gluten-free Travel 6 Comments

Looking for Paleo & gluten-free restaurants in Portland? Here are some spots I've been to!

When I travel and share a photo, I use the hashtag #PracticalPaleoTravel

I also have been adding tags by city: #PracticalPaleoTravelPDX

You can also check out my other blog post: Practical Paleo Travel Tips.

Here are some meals and restaurants I ate at during trips to Portland!

Cultured Caveman
  • What began as a humble Paleo food truck kickstarter has become a brick & mortar hub for amazing gatherings. Nom fest at Cultured Caveman in Portland! So proud of what Heather & Joe have created.
    Many portions of Buffalo chicken fingers (breaded in seasoned coconut flour and fried in tallow!), salmon poke, and some chicken finger wraps.

Cultured Caveman PDX

  • This meal was from December 2014 when I was touring for Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. We had the wild salmon poke, chicken tenders, and more!

Cultured Caveman 2014

Check out Cultured Caveman's menu here.

  • There are no words for how amazing this meal was at Departure. Chef Gregory Gourdet and his team in the kitchen are so fantastic. This wasn’t even every plate!! Over 10 dishes and 3 desserts split among 7 of us…all gluten and nut free!

Depature PDX

  • This sushi at Departure was life-changing. I've never had a roll without fish in it that I loved so much (one of these had crab, but the other was only veg I think!) I don't entirely know what was in these since we didn't order from the menu (Chef @gg30000 sent out a sampling of what he thought we'd love), but one had asparagus and avocado, and the other had some kind of mushrooms on top. Both had such amazing sauces that I didn't even need the Tamari they brought us for dipping.

Sushi Departure PDX

  • This photo was from December 2014 when Chef Gregory prepared a delicious meal (Featured below. Photo by Holly Morello) for us at Departure while we were on the Mediterranean Paleo Cooking book tour. It was totally a fan girl moment.

Chef Gregory Departure

Departure 2014

Check out Departure's menu here.

Hot Lips Pizza
  • Team Balanced Bites stopped for gluten-free Hot Lips Pizza in the Ecotrust building (where we had our LIVE Balanced Bites Podcast event) after a quick hike. We shared 3 pies and had a bunch of Brew Dr Kombucha as well.

HotLips PDX

Check out Hot Lips Pizza's menu here.

Mother's Bistro & Bar
  • Brunch with about half of Team Balanced Bites at Mother’s Bistro & Bar. Three of us had Greek frittatas (yes! with feta!), one a sando and salad, and Scott had the corned beef & cabbage plate. ALL with gluten-free toast, some French press coffee, bacon, and lots of great conversation.

Mothers PDX

Mothers Frittata

Check out Mother's Bistro menu here.

  • Everything we had at Ox was Ah. May. ZING. For a restaurant that does meat so perfectly, their veggies are somehow even BETTER and almost steal the show. This salad was our starter and we couldn’t have loved it more. Endive and radicchio, brûléed pear, manchego cheese, chorizo, chives, and Marcona almonds (on the side since I’m allergic) – beautifully seasoned with a sherry vinaigrette. My second time dining here and it does not disappoint!


Check out Ox's menu here.

Por Que No
  • TACO PARTY! An amazing meal on a cold and rainy day in Portland at Por Que No Taqueria with Team Balanced Bites.

Por Que No PDX

Check out Por Que No menu here.

  • Scott and I visited Teote with a couple members of Team Balanced Bites – bowls of delicious pork belly and other goodness. Plus, a Topo Chico for me!

Teote PDX

Check out Teote's menu here.

Don't forget!

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You can also check out my other blog post: Practical Paleo Travel Tips.

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Paleo and Gluten-Free Restaurants | Portland | Balanced Bites

Comments 6

  1. I have celiac disease and got sick from the food at both Cultured Caveman and Mother’s Bistro. I was especially surprised by CC since they are supposed to be completely paleo and GF. My coworker (also a celiac) got sick too. 🙁

    1. The CC one sounds like it has to be cross reactivity because I don’t think there’s anything in their entire facility that uses gluten at all. Have you had a cross reactivity test done? Mother’s Bistro I wouldn’t be surprised, since that’s definitely not a GF facility. I would ask Heather and Joe about it though.

  2. These all look amazing! Can’t wait to try them on my next visit. You should head to Bend Oregon on your next PNW trek. We’ve got some fantastic gems for foodies too.

  3. I love the food from freshkitchenpdx. He does paleo and special diet meals, customized to each person’s tastes, and delivers. Very small and personal and affordable service.

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