It’s a weird summer, but we can still get outside an enjoy some of Portland’s tastiness on offer. While some restaurants have needed to change their routines to keep up with the times, these walk-up windows already know the drill–walk up, order, enjoy! Check out these walk-up windows around town for a thoughtful socially distanced (and totally delicious) meal! Read on for more!
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Portland’s original window started in 2007 from the side of the Bread and Ink cafe. Over 12 years later they’re still slinging golden waffles from there, while also adding two more locations. Each has their own special menu, though all three serve a mixture of sweet and savory waffles, like Fried Chicken and Waffles at Hawthorne or waffle sundaes at Bridgeport Village.
7411 SW Bridgeport Rd
2624 NE Alberta Street
3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd
This little hut slings some of the city’s best Chicago-style hot dogs! The menu offers Red Hot Franks, Chili Franks, All-Beef Franks, and corn dogs (gluten-free available!), with a long list of sides and drinks. You’ll feed a family of four for under $25 and leave with happy tummies! Find their walk-up window in the Whole Foods parking lot on SE 28th and Burnside.
2845 E Burnside St.
Yes, this is a bar, but don’t discount it even if you have littles in tow. The outdoor courtyard on the side is a beautiful place to eat, with minors allowed until 7pm. There’s no specific kids menu, but kids will love the burgers, fries, and especially the toasted raviolis served with house-made marinara.
3939 N Mississippi Ave
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The script is flipped at this pick-up window in SE Portland, where mac and cheese finds its way to the spotlight and bbq wings are found on the side. Adventurous kids and parents can try the Pesto, the Hellapeno, or the Buffalo, while everyone will love the Basic or even build their own! Lots of vegan options, too!
5145 SE McLoughlin Boulevard
Get a fix of goodness from the fine folks at Providore Fine Foods, where the main tenant Pastaworks serves up Mediterranean meals from the side window. Order up a rotisserie chicken rubbed with lemon and rosemary oil, with sides of focaccia, salad, and roasted potatoes. Order ahead and pick up from the window in the parking lot of Providore Fine Foods
Providore Fine Foods
2340 NE Sandy Blvd.
Milk Glass is usually a place for the tastiest and coziest breakfast or lunch. This summer, they’ve switched it up a bit to offer produce, baked goods, wine, and some of their kitchen favorites from their side window on Gay Street. If you’re in the mood for seasonal hand pies, citrus cornmeal cake, or housemade pickles, then order up!
2150 N. Killingsworth St.
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This NW community staple has kept up business this summer by serving up their coffee and pastries from the window on 24th St. Swing by on a stroll to enjoy their Kahlua Cake, date bars, chai, matcha tea, and espresso drinks.
2387 NW Thurman St
This one’s new! Since Division Street mainstay Ava Gene’s is no more, they’ve converting into a market with a walk-up window, which opened in June. Expect to find groceries like produce and pantry goods, pizzas, lunch Sammies, and meal kits from Ava Gene’s. Order online then pick up your goodies from the window– seating to come!
3377 Division St.