We just got back from a trip to Seattle where we were able to shoot with some Seattle models (my husband and I are fashion photographers 💁🏻). We also ate a lot of food which I will now tell you about.
Portland definitely has better food options than Seattle (but that's just my opinion - my opinion is usually right). With that being said, here are some places we went/liked.
I'm sure you've already heard of Oddfellows. We've been before, and we went again this time because we were in the neighborhood. I've never been too crazy about its breakfast (like coffee and eggs/toast), but right before we left, we met a friend there for brunch/lunch. I got a Bloody Mary, and it was sooooo good. I was thinking about it all the way home (and I'm still wishing I could have more).
Another place we liked was General Porpoise for donuts. I got the chocolate/marshmellow one, and I have to say that I would definitely go back the next time I'm in Seattle.
We went to a cool coffee place with some other friends called Vif. This is another place I'd be happy to visit again. It had really good food, too. Another coffee shop we visited was Union Coffee. It was good, but too instagrammable if you get my drift. Sometimes coffee shops try too hard.
We really like burgers, so one of the models recommended 8 oz. Definitely go there if you like burgers! We almost went twice while we were there.