15 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants Portland 2019
Stop in and visit the best dedicated gluten-free and gluten-free friendly restaurants Portland has to offer. For your safety and convenience, you’ll can find a link to Find Me Gluten-Free for each restaurant, so you can see real time customer feedback about the experiences they’re having and the food they’re enjoying.
Best Dedicated Gluten-Free
100% dedicated gluten-free restaurants in Portland. Considered the gold standard for diners with Celiac Disease.
Back to Eden Bakery
Back to Eden’s NE Alberta St. Bakery Cafe & Dessert Shop offers some of Portland’s best 100% plant-based, vegan, gluten-free baked goods, desserts, sweets and ice cream treats, as well as full brunch, lunch and dinner menus that are chock full of nourishing, inspired dishes. Gluten-free beer and cider are also on tap!
“All of the food we serve, and the kitchen it is prepared in, is completely free of gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs and meat. We also make a significant effort to bake and cook items that are free from common allergies such as soy, nuts, potato, coconut, etc.” The fact that it’s safe only makes the dishes below even more appealing. Here’s a sampling of the kind of fare to expect.
Rise and shine and biscuits and gravy
Spiced Pear Galette
Amazing sandwiches perfectly seasoned
Plenty of flavorful pie for everyone
Also accommodates: nut-free, soy-free, vegan
Ground Breaker Gastropub
Bet you didn’t expect a dedicated gluten-free gastropub to be on this list! Next to the brewery at 2030 SE 7th Ave. (SE 7th Ave. & Lincoln St.) you can sample a lineup of gluten-free beers on tap, get a pint with some friends, and enjoy delicious all 100% naturally gluten-free food. Lunch, dinner, and dessert are all locally and seasonally driven with dishes like the boneless buttermilk fried chicken bowl, Delicata & Chanterelle pizza, Grass-Fed Beef & Seasonal Vegetables salad, a Reuben on House made pumpernickel bread and so much more!
You can also enjoy small batch, tasting room only, gluten-free beers and purchase gluten-free beer to go. The brewery itself is dedicated gluten-free. “We source our ingredients as locally as possible. We start with ingredients that are naturally gluten-free and craft them into great beers in our brewery. We don’t and never will use barley, wheat, or rye and then attempt to chemically or enzymatically remove the gluten.”
New Cascadia Traditional
Looking for artisan quality gluten free breads, pastries, cookies, cakes and pies from a dedicated gluten-free bakery? At New Cascadia Traditional® in SE Portland, they’re committed to providing just that along with unrivaled taste and craftsmanship.
“Customers can rest assured knowing that our products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility with ingredients from suppliers that are thoroughly vetted gluten-free safe.
We offer a fresh perspective on what it means to eat gluten-free, and we’re thrilled to help bring joy back to the table for you and your family.”
This little mecca of gluten-free greatness serves a rotating lunch menu, including gluten-free pizzas, sandwiches crafted to showcase delicious breads, breakfast sandwiches built on top of our New York style bagels, and an ever-popular Sunday brunch.
Cultured Caveman began as the first paleo-friendly food cart on the west coast. Now, it’s a food cart and a restaurant in Portland.
If you’re ready to unleash your inner caveman, stop on in for this paleo, gluten-free fare: zoodles and meatballs with marinara, pork carnitas tacos, paleo egg rolls, and even lamb liver pate (for the adventurous).
Also accommodates: paleo
Gluten Free Gem Bakery
This family-run, certified gluten-free bakery located in Portland’s Lloyd District has some amazing GF eats! Here you’ll find cookies, coffeecakes, cheesecakes, cakes, breads, bars, and cupcakes, plus pies, granola, and scones made to order.
Owner Anne Miller started baking gluten free when her daughter was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease. “Our bakery is a dedicated and certified GFCO facility, which eliminates any risk of cross-contamination. We have researched ingredients to ensure that they are gluten free and continue to educate ourselves on new research and information regarding Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance. We take the potential health risks of cross contamination as seriously as the need for our pastries and desserts to taste delicious.”
Many items rotate seasonally while others, like the pastries rotate daily.
From breakfast through dinner, Prasad’s culinary team serves a primarily gluten free menu with plenty of raw, vegan, and vegetarian friendly options.
Enjoy a variety of bowls, smoothies, and healthy food made with love.
Also accommodates: vegetarian, vegan
Liberated Baking is a dedicated gluten free facility specializing in breads, deli items, and pastries. “We pride ourselves on high quality products with incredible taste and texture. There is no wheat, rye, or barley in our bakery.”
For breakfast, lunch, or a late afternoon meal, stop in and enjoy coffee and a cinnamon roll, house made soup, sandwiches on GF DF bread and salads to order.
There’s even biscuits and gravy on Sundays…
And German Chocolate Cheesecake.
Also accommodates: dairy-free, vegan
Thrive Sauce and Bowls
Thrive is a 100% gluten free restaurant offering a celebration of the abundance and quality available within the Pacific NW in the form of flavorful sauces and bowls. “We strive to provide local, organic and seasonal ingredients for our community. Our ingredients are devoid of gluten, refined sugar, antibiotics, and hormones. We are a from-scratch kitchen, using high-quality, minimally processed and non-GMO ingredients…Making healthy, gluten-free food taste delicious is the name of the game. Try some of these faves:
Thrive Cobb made with golden beats, crunchy carrots, bacon, bleu cheese sprinkles, avocado, scallions, topped on a bed of mixed greens and drizzled with buttermilk dill dressing!
Splurge on some polenta squares.
Or go for the Fish & Chips with house made tartar sauce and French fries tossed in herbs.
Petunia’s Pies & Pastries
No better place for gluten-free and vegan sweets handmade with love than Petunia’s Pies & Pastries!
Petunia’s Pies & Pastries® is a flourishing gluten free & vegan baking business that was started from the ground up by its current owner, Lisa Clark. Lisa creates a plethora of innovative pastries and desserts featuring fresh, seasonal, local and wholesome ingredients that are ENTIRELY gluten free & vegan.
These handcrafted scrumptious sweets use only top quality, natural, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
Enjoy the savory menu, pastries, desserts, cocktails & more.
Also accommodates: vegan
Schilling Cider House Portland
Schilling Cider House Portland is a fully operational cidery, with the most draft craft hard cider taps anywhere in the world (we’re talking 50 ciders on tap).
The 100% GF (food and beverage) kitchen serves up dishes like hand-dipped corn dogs, tater tots, tacos, quesadillas and more.
Kyra’s Bake Shop
In addition to being a 4-time Cupcake Wars winner on Food Network, Kyra’s Bake Shop is a 100% Gluten-Free bakery with amazingly delicious treats like cupcakes, muffins, and doughnuts. Kyra and her incredible team of bakers continue to expand their offerings, not just with gluten-free, but with grain free options as well!
Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine
Who doesn’t enjoy Pan Asian Fusion? At Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine, management says “our food is 100% Gluten & MSG Free with many soy free dishes. Over 50% of our menu is vegan and 90% is dairy free. Customer favorites include the beef and chicken Pho dishes!
Also accommodates: dairy-free, soy-free, vegan.
Best Gluten-Free Friendly
Not dedicated gluten-free restaurants but have taken steps to ensure a safer gluten-free dining experience.
Corbett Fish House
For 15 years Corbett Fish Houses have served fish & chips alongside a variety of high-quality seafood dishes, sandwiches and scratch-made soups and chowders. “We are proud to be the only restaurants on the West Coast serving lake perch and walleye, freshwater fish that perfectly lend themselves to frying. Of course, to please everyone, we also offer halibut, oysters, catfish, calamari, and a variety of non-fried seafood, plus Dana’s great soups and chowders.”
The great news for gluten-free diners is that “Corbett Fish Houses offer 100% Gluten-Free menus (regular lunch/dinner, happy hour & dessert). We simply bread the fish in brown rice flour, not a batter, so our Fish & Chips is Gluten-Free. We guarantee NO chance of any cross-contamination.” The Corbett Fish House team goes on to say that anything prepared in the kitchen is gluten-free, but the items available outside of the kitchen that are not gluten-free are oyster crackers, malt vinegar, and some of the tap beers. As for gluten-free beers and ciders, you have a few options and they’re on dedicated tap lines.
Find locations in Corbett, Hawthorne, and Vancouver.
Hawthorne Fish House
Sister restaurant of Corbett Fish House above with same GF offering.
In need of healthy GF food made with love? Harlow is the place to go. Here you’ll find an all organic restaurant featuring a gluten-free food menu with raw, vegan, vegetarian options, extensive juice and smoothie bar, house cocktails, beer and wine.
It’s important to note that “draft beers contain gluten with the exception of Groundbreaker.”
Also accommodates: vegan, vegetarian