The Best Restaurants In Gresham, Oregon

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Breakfast scratch-made buttermilk biscuit with fried chicken and honey mustard | Photo by nmw brands on Unsplash
Marcelina Morfin

Located east of Portland, Gresham is a city with a quaint historic downtown neighborhood with a tasty food landscape. Enjoy our list of some of the great culinary finds in Gresham, Oregon.

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Café Delirium

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Cafe Delirium is a warm and inviting coffee shop located in the heart of historic downtown. Established in 2003, this cafe is a favorite among those locals looking for a place to jump-start their day or unwind in the early evening. A comfortable interior with plenty of seating – including couches – guests can enjoy an array of espresso drinks made with Caravan Coffee. This coffee is made from 100% certified organic beans and roasted in nearby Newberg. One particularly tantalizing coffee drink is the White Russian made with white chocolate kaluha flavoring.

While they don’t serve food, The Hoppy Brewer is a must-visit for anyone who loves great beer. Located in the historic downtown area, the brewer have a large selection of ales available in bottles plus 28 revolving taps. They also have a selection of wine, ensuring something for everyone. Guests may enjoy their brews inside or out in the beautiful courtyard. The venue also sells all the beer-making accoutrements, including brewing supplies, ingredients, and equipment, for those seeking to make their own brew at home. A vibrant place to spend an evening, they also host live musical acts.

The Local Cow

Established in 2012, The Local Cow is a popular spot specializing in juicy hamburgers. This burger joint is located downtown and housed in a renovated 1928 space decorated with salvaged materials. Their succulent fare is made with the best locally sourced ingredients available, including all-natural pasture-raised beef from Oregon Natural Meats. A meat lover’s haven, vegetarians will be happy as well because they offer black bean patties as a meat alternative. Must-try dishes include the Fort Stevens with blue cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and truffle aioli and the holy cow with thinly sliced pastrami, Swiss, caramelized onions and horseradish cream sauce. The hand-cut fries served in a variety of delicious ways make the perfect pairing to the juicy burgers.

Nicholas Restaurant

Established in Portland in 1986, Nicholas Restaurant has expanded to three locations with one in downtown Gresham. Specializing in authentic Lebanese and Middle Eastern delicacies, this family-owned and operated restaurant uses homespun recipes and top quality ingredients. They also use organic fare and locally sourced products to make their flavorful dishes. A brightly colored interior awaits guests seeking tasty items, such as veggie grape leaves stuffed with garbanzo beans, cilantro, thyme, mint, tomatoes and garlic served with tzatziki. There is also lamb kibbah – lamb and bulgur dough with ground top sirloin and caramelized onion filling. For a satisfying end to a delicious meal, try a Turkish coffee and rice pudding with pistachios and whipped cream.

Spinella’s Off the Wall

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Housed in a historic 1928 former-church, Spinella’s Off the Wall is a lively venue featuring American cuisine and fun entertainment. Procuring quality ingredients, from local purveyors where possible, the culinary team has created a large menu with everything from burgers to pasta to sandwiches. Dishes to enjoy include the bell tower bacon burger with a patty packed with bacon plus topped with bacon, cheddar, tomato, red onion, lettuce, and bacon aioli. There’s also the vitalia vedure pasta, which is fettuccine with broccoli, squash, mushrooms, red peppers, and roasted garlic tossed in alfredo sauce. Never a dull moment, musical entertainment – including live performances and karaoke nights – often take place.

Sweet Betty Bistro

Established in 2011, Sweet Betty’s is a popular breakfast and lunch spot serving up tasty American fare to hungry diners seven days a week. A family-friendly place with a funky vibe, complete with black furnishings, art-adorned walls and creamer served out of baby bottles, this bistro offers a menu with an array of sweet and savory dishes. Dishes to note include French toast made with raspberry cinnamon bread and topped with butter and powdered sugar and the biscuit breakfast – a buttermilk biscuit smothered with sausage gravy accompanied by eggs and bacon or sausage. Another good pick is the artichoke omelet stuffed with artichoke hearts, feta, tomatoes, basil and mixed cheese.

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