Updated March 8 with 3 more popups!
It’s difficult to track pop-ups: they often change up when they are open and where they might appear. Depending on the season, they may close down for a while – and if you don’t pay attention to their social media you could miss when they come back from their sabbatical, while others move on to other ventures. All have limited capacity so if you don’t jump on reservations quickly you are out of luck until the next event.
That means following lots of things on social media or being on several mailing list to become informed immediately when an announcement for a meal event is made with the when, where, etc. Despite the work, pop up restaurants are often your chance to try great cuisine and meet amazing chefs, as the lineage of pop ups alumni that have now settled into homes like Holdfast Dining, Nodoguro, Langbaan, Coquine, and Nomad PDX are proof. One current popup, Mae PDX, boasts Maya Lovelace who is nominated for 2017 Rising Star Chef of the Year, while another Han Oak is the only Oregon nominee this year in the Best New Restaurant category.
Eater PDX hasn’t updated their list since last year and Willamette Weekly only did a list of 10 back in October. So I’ve done some of the legwork for you and so here’s my Portland Pop Up Restaurant List 2017 as of Updated March 8 to add 2 more popups! to help you keep track of the Portland pop-ups currently operating. These are not ALL the pop ups in Portland, but this is the version I know of now – 24 of them! I did not count the five I mentioned in the first paragraph since they don’t move in location and have more regular schedules now. [Read more…]