8 Best Mom and Pop Restaurants in Oregon

Oregon has an abundance of truly transcendent mom and pop restaurants. Dishing up everything from heaping piles of pancakes to hearty soups, you’ll immediately feel at ease at these eateries. With just the right atmosphere of family vibes and the smell of home-cooked food in the air, here are the best mom and pop restaurants in Oregon.  

Swiss Hibiscus, Portland, OR

Swiss Hibiscus in Portland, Oregon combines traditional Swiss flavors with pacific northwestern sensibilities. This family-owned-and-operated restaurant pays homage to their European roots in dishes like their Schnitzels, Osso Buco, and more. 

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Otis Café, Lincoln City, OR

Otis Café might be easy to overlook at first, but you’d be remiss not to try their incredible, made-from-scratch American food. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All dinners are served with a side of soup or sale, plus potato, vegetables, and bread.

Word of Mouth Bistro, Salem, OR

Word of Mouth Bistro in Salem, Oregon has a wonderful, homey atmosphere with serves that tell-it-like-it-is. Come in and order breakfast or lunch off the menu any time. Stop by their full bar, too.

Dar Essalam Moroccan Restaurant, Wilsonville, OR

Dar Essalam brings authentic Moroccan foods and flavors to Wilsonville, Oregon. Their menu is chock full of kabobs, tajines, couscous, saffron, chilies, dried ginger… deliciousness. If you haven’t had a chance to try Moroccan, let this mom-and-pop shop be your first taste. 

Frank’s Noodle House, Multiple locations

Frank’s Noodle House has two locations in Oregon, one in Portland and another in Beaverton. Frank’s specializes in laMian noodles, a type of Chinese noodle made from stretching and folding dough. They invite you to come in and watch the entire cooking process from your table.

The Lazy Susan Café, Cannon Beach, OR

The Lazy Susan Café in Cannon Beach, Oregon is a specialty café serving breakfast and lunch. This family-owned-and-operated restaurant “specializes in providing quality food entrees served with special added touches and friendly personal service,” according to their website. 

Casa Jaramillo, Ontario, OR

Casa Jaramillo offers some of the most authentic Mexican cuisine one can get in Ontario, Oregon. They’ve been serving the area for over forty years with daily specials and traditional dishes. 

LeRoy’s Blue Whale, Yachats, OR

LeRoy’s Blue Whale prides themselves on offering the “best dining value” in Yachats, Oregon. They’ve served hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners since their founding in 1980. Come in any day of the week and try their fish and chips, if you haven’t already. 

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