With the casual diner short on time and seeking social connection, food halls have emerged as an attractive way for local chefs, brewers, urban wineries, and specialty producers to meet the need without the high cost of owning a standalone location. It’s a definite win for consumers who prefer knowing how their food is sourced and crafted. As destination spots, food halls across Oregon provide full meals or the choice to “stroll and graze” at several spots.
Food halls are still an evolving trend with several must-try spots across Oregon. We’ve put together our definitive list of food halls where authentic is the main ingredient.
|With so much uncertainty in life, we know that travel is a lower priority for many in an effort to stay safe and healthy. You may not be heading out with friends for social gatherings at local hot spots and we don’t expect you to. The pandemic is taking a heavy toll on the food and beverage industry….places you went without care before the pandemic. That makes our mission all the more important as we continue to focus our feature stories on small businesses that you can support in a more limited way. We hope these stories will be inspiration for quick takeout or delivery options and for your future junkets around the State.|
Portland Food Hall
Several micro-restaurants and a bar found a home together in a restored vintage building now known as The Portland Food Hall. Located in Southwest Portland, the building is designed to allow easy and quick access to counter service and casual central seating for the solo diner or small groups. There are several restaurants here that consist of:
Location: 827 SW 2nd Avenue., Portland, OR
More info: Contact portlandfoodhall(at)gmail.com or check out their contact information on the website.
Fork Forty Food Hall
Located in downtown Salem, Fork Forty features six of the area’s best chefs bringing their unique flavors under one roof in the historic Gray-Belle building. Currently, all vendors are accepting to-go orders on Fork Forty’s website. The list of locally-owned businesses has a decidedly global bent from La Lucciola Pizzeria’s pizza offerings, the Southern vibe of Uncle Troy’s BBQ, Asian cuisine at Chubby Panda Bao House, libations at The Best Goose Bar, and Kings Kitchen’s inspired use of coconut in their Thai-inspired menu. When you just want to soothe that pent-up feeling, head in for some Slick Licks Ice Cream.
Location: 440 State St., Salem
Hours: Open daily, Mon-Sat: 11 AM to 9 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
LaScala Food Hall
LaScala Food Hall is in Tualatin Valley’s Beaverton and houses their favorite eateries representing a wide range of establishments to satisfy the entire family. What are your options?
Location: 427 SW Lombard Ave., Beaverton
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7AM to 10PM, Fri: 7AM to 12AM, Sat: 8AM to 12AM, Sun: 8AM to 9PM, but check the vendor’s personal page for more specific hours.
More info: use the contact page on their website for any questions.
Provisions Market Hall
Provisions Market Hall, located at the Fifth Street Public Market, is known as the “back door” to the Marché family of restaurants. Designed with a European vibe, the market draws local customers and travelers looking for a total shopping and dining experience without the traffic rush. Whether it’s the luscious artisan pastries and desserts, salad buffet, handcrafted wood-fired pizzas, global wine shop, and farmers market-style grocery, visitors will be sated for hours.
Provisions South is their newest location and offers the same top-notch quality as Market Hall, but has a different menu all-around. Both of these locations support local farmers and producers for the freshest ingredients available. Their farm-to-table and local sourcing ethos is consistent with the sustainability mission of their parent company, Marché Restaurant Group.
Location: Market Hall: 296 E. 5th Ave., Eugene; Provisions South: 747 32nd Ave., Eugene
Hours: Market Hall: open daily from 8AM to 7PM, South: open daily from 8AM to 8PM
Menu: Changes by time of day and season. Regular items include their much-loved morning pastries, dinner boxes, cocktails, wine & beer and a kids menu.
Call: Market Hall: (541) 743-0600, South: (541) 343-6032
Pine Street Market
Pine Street Market launched in 2016 as Portland’s first food hall. It is home to some of the area’s best chefs and purveyors under one roof. Tourists and locals alike appreciate its central downtown location just a quick hop off the Max. There is a ton of variety here, which includes:
Wizbang Bar (Salt & Straw)
Location: 126 SW 2nd Ave., Portland
Hours: Each restaurant may have a varied schedule; check individual sites for specific hours
More info: info(at)pinestreetmarketpdx.com
Other notable Portland food halls include Cooperativa Marketplace, chef Sarah Shafer’s newly open Italian Food Hall in the Pearl; Morrison Market in SE Portland, and Providore Fine Foods in NE Portland. Whichever food hall you decide to visit, order takeout or online order, you’re bound to contribute to some special small businesses and eat some very delicious food.
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