Jul 27 2023

Modern Spanish Cuisine, Portland Style!

Spanish dining is on the up-and-up in Portland, Oregon, so let’s check out the best Restaurants from Spain in the Pacific Northwest

Thanks to its excellent location in the Pacific Northwest, Portland enjoys the freshest produce that you can get in Oregon. The city has been growing as a strong foodie destination, featuring an exciting array of globally inspired street food and  foodservice outlets. This includes Spanish cooking, so let’s check out the Restaurants from Spain in our gastroguide, Portland style!

Bar Casa Vale

Combining fresh ingredients - including Pacific seafood and local farm produce cooked over hard wood, Bar Casa Vale strives to recreate the authentic Spanish cuisine experience. Inspired by the tapas of Barcelona, the sherry triangle of Jerez and the pintxos of the Basque Country, you’ll find a little something from every corner of Spain, with plenty of wines and cocktails to suit!

Must-try: Seared diver scallops with squid ink fideos and chorizo

Can Font

A dining concept from ‘Can Font Pioneers’, the modern Spanish cuisine at Can Font is a twist on traditional tapas. For those of you who can’t wait to try it, they serve brunch with a menu that showcases new and exciting dishes from Spain.

Must-try: Huevos Divorciados - poached eggs with piquillo peppers


The West End brasserie serving up a seasonal Spanish-and-French fusion menu that changes daily, Chaval has classic staple tapas, as well as vegetarian options. And, if you’re looking for a place to celebrate special occasions, they offer custom-made cakes too! Cake and cava anyone?!

Must-try: Vegetable platter with eggplant, spinach coulis and romesco sauce


Basque cuisine doesn’t get more immersive than this. Javier and Jael from the Urdaneta family are passionate about their native Basque gastronomy on the menu at Urdaneta, which combines fresh, flavorful dishes with regional tapas from Spain. They’re so passionate, in fact, that when they’re not in the restaurant, they run food and wine tours of their homeland.

Must-try: Croquetas de rabo - oxtail croquettes


Specializing in wines by the glass - with over 50 to choose from - and farm-to-table cooking by chef James Melendez, Navarre is great for date night in Portland. The weekly changing menu of shared plates of Spanish, French and Italian flavors means you’ll never get bored!

Must-try: Mussels and clams with white wine and saffron