Staff Picks: Lunch

Staff Picks:

Local Lunch Faves

Our staff love where they live, and we want to share all our insider tips, tricks, and hot spots that make our city so livable. Whether we're sending you down the block or across town, we've come up with a list of our favorite lunch locations. Before you head out on your restaurant adventure, make sure you...


Jake B. Loves Canteen

Jake's vegetarian and works out like ALL the time, so you know he's going to end up somewhere with the healthiest, freshest options on their menu. Enter Canteen! Healthy is their middle name, but don't be fooled... they also have some of the tastiest bowls and juices around! Head here if you want to feel good about what you're putting in your body!


Ian M. Loves Matador

Margaritas for lunch? Yes, please! With great Mexican-inspired options, you'll get your fill for lunch, dinner, or whenever you feel like getting your inner Spanish bullfighter on. You know it's gonna be good when the Google description says "Mexican food, cocktails & tequila" because yes, we need to know about the tequila. Plus, the Southeast location is only a few blocks down from the hotel, so head there for lunch and you can walk the margarita off on your way back!

Matador East Portland

Kris M. Loves Tails & Trotters

Do you love sandwiches as much as we do?! Head to butcher of all things pork, Tails & Trotters for great cuts of meat and some of the freshest deli sandwiches you can find. Their hazelnut-finished pork is epic, and their sandwiches are simple and reflect exactly that. Plus, they've got a market if you want to grab some stuff to take home!

Tails & Trotters

Alison S. Loves Petunia's Pies and Pastries

How could we not love Petunia's? Their gluten-free, vegan pies and pastries make an absolutely awesome option for breakfast, lunch & desserts! Not sure about the GF/V part? Rest assured, these goodies will always leave you wanting more. We highly recommend dining in, then taking some items to go.

Petunia's Pies & Pastries

Nick P. Loves MidCity SmashBurger

It might feel like overkill the amount of times that we include MidCity on these lists, but we're not kidding: that Smash sauce is INCREDIBLE. Worth every penny (and we're only talking $4 for a burger, folks!). Since it's within walking distance of the hotel, it's a must-add to any meat-eater's life. Plus, all you non-meat-eaters out there, they've got a vegan Beyond Burger option, too! (PS - flash your hotel key card for a free order of fries with your burger!)

MidCity SmashBurger


Eat your fill at any number of Portland's best and greatest restaurants. Or hang out on site in Hey Love or Doug Fir Lounge, then unwind in the center of it all! Summer at Jupiter Hotel is unparalleled. All we need is YOU.