Eating gluten-free with your family has never been easier (and yummier) than now! Portland is home to a near-endless supply of restaurants that cater to this special diet and all are convenient, kid-friendly and delicious. The following restaurants should be added to your “must visit ASAP” list for a great gluten-free meal!

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Café Murray Hill
Café Murray Hill boasts an intimate dining room perfect for a casual breakfast. The amazing fountain and pond out back will keep their attention, while the gluten-free blue corn pancakes with toasted hazelnuts and powdered sugar will delight their tummies.  Other gluten-free breakfast options include regular pancakes, waffles, and granola.

14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr. Ste. 103

Café Yumm  
If you haven’t jumped on the Yumm band-wagon yet, it’s time to give it a try.  Bowls and wraps containing rice, beans, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, olives, cilantro, chicken, tofu, tempeh etc., mixed with the “magic” Yumm Sauce (gluten free and dairy free) are sure to delight.  As a bonus, over 50% of the food served is certified organic and they promise to help customize your “bowl” to suit the tastes of even the pickiest little one. Locations available in Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Portland, and Wilsonville.


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10 Barrel
If you are looking for a good (not cardboard-y) gluten-free pizza to make your little one smile, try 10 Barrel Brewery downtown.  Your kiddo can enjoy a personalized 10-inch pizza while you sip their yummy gluten-free cider!  The atmosphere is wonderful, kids are free to be kids and the food is nothing short of delicious.

1411 NW Flanders St., Portland

Cupcake Jones
To satisfy your sweet tooth, Cup Cake Jones offers chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet Jumbo or mini cupcakes! All of the frostings are gluten-free as well so you can mix and match a frosting with a cake.

307 NW 10th, Portland

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Gluten Free Gem Bakery
The name says it all here!  The Gluten Free Gem Bakery is a dedicated and certified GFCO facility so even the most sensitive among us can rest assured there will be no cross-contamination.  Their menu changes seasonally, but there is always a variety of delectable coffeecakes, breads, muffins, brownies, cookies, cakes, and pies ready to delight!

265 N. Hancock St., Ste 105, Portland

Once you try out these restaurants, be sure to hop on over to the gluten free food allergy fest at the Portland expo center.  The event is scheduled for October 1-2, 2016 and is sure to provide gluten-free products and recommendations galore.

What is your favorite gluten-free restaurant in Portland? Tell us in the comments below.

—Emily Hogan


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