5 of the best poutine spots in Portland

Dec 6 2019, 11:55 pm

French fries are about as close as you can get to perfection, and somehow our friends across the border have found a way to make the humble fry even better.

If the thought of eating your taters smothered in hot gravy with squeaky cheese curds has you gasping in horror, then you clearly haven’t tried poutine yet. The fries-and-gravy-and-cheese dish is from the Canadian province of Quebec, and some people swear it’s changed their life after a single greasy bite.

We think it will change your life too. Check out these five spots in Portland that serve up delicious plates of poutine.

Potato Champion


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We want to say you should stick to their classic, original Canadian poutine if you’ve never tried poutine before, but their Palak Paneer Fries with curried spinach, cilantro chutney, and paneer cheese is out of this world.

Address:Ā 1207 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Phone: 503-477-7265

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The Original Dinerant


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You can’t go wrong at The Original with their “Original Poutine.” French fries, cheddar cheese curds, and brown gravy, all done perfectly.

Address:Ā 300 SW 6th Avenue, Portland
Phone:Ā 503-546-2666

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Boise Fry Company


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Their homestyle russet fries, topped with curds, and bison gravy is phenomenal.

Address:Ā 1902 W Burnside Street, Portland
Phone: 503-946-1849

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Kay’s Bar


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Their Moto City Nachos (don’t be confused about the “Nacho” bit) is mad delicious. Hand-cut fries smothered in cheesy sauce, onions, slaw, pulled pork, AND jalapeƱos. We’ll be impressed if you don’t walk out with a food baby.

Address:Ā 6903 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland
Phone:Ā 503-232-4447


Hop Works Urban Brewery


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The Brewer’s Poutine is pretty darn yummy. Natural wedge-cut fries, cheese curds, Survival Stout gravy, and shredded pork for an extra charge, make this the ultimate foodgasmĀ experience.

Address:Ā 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland
Phone:Ā 503-232-4677

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