7 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Portland, OR.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Nicholas, a Lebanese restaurant on a busy Central Eastside strip, is where to go for freshly made pita and hummus.
Afuri manages to be good at everything from ramen to sashimi - though the yuzu shio bowl is our favorite.
Chicken and Guns is a food cart that serves Peruvian-style grilled chicken and crispy potatoes. Take it to go or eat on their patio next to a bonfire.
Olympia Provisions cures all of their meat products in-house and is the perfect Southeast spot to split some charcuterie and cheese between meals.
Ken’s Artisan Pizza opened when pizza night at Ken’s Artisan Bakery got too popular. Come here any night for excellent pizza and desserts.
Podnah’s Pit on Killingsworth serves Texas-style barbecue, including smoked brisket and sausage, along with staples like ribs and pulled pork.