Portland State University isn’t just diverse in its culture and student body but in its lunch options available nearby as well. Those with a busy student schedule deserve an indulging lunch break that will fuel their productivity throughout the day. As we return to life on-campus, students have great options that accommodate everyone. Some of the favorites expressed by students include the following:
Phat Cart specializes in Asian fusion cuisine that is very affordable. Four years of food carts led them to open a brick & mortar store, and it’s been a favorite among students on campus ever since. A top seller that is mentioned often is the crispy chicken bento!
420 SW College St, Portland, OR 97201
Jong Can, right next to Tito’s, has outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. The Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients.
1923 SW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97201
Library Taphouse & Kitchen
It can’t get closer to The School of Business than the Library Taphouse & Kitchen. Located on the first floor of the Karl Miller Center, Library Taphouse & Kitchen offers burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads, and more! It’s perfect for lunchtime with their “study hours” menu for food and drinks without ever having to step out of the business building.
615 SW Harrison St Portland, OR 97201
BEASTRO by Marshawn Lynch
Beastro is a new Island-Korean fusion restaurant inside Hotel Vance that is co-owned by Beast Mode himself. The menu consists of recipes developed or inspired by Lynch’s Filipino grandmother, Lola. It is a must-try for those looking for quality food with an inspirational name behind it. The NFL star, along with the co-owners, mentioned their support for PSU students by providing 10% off for everyone with a valid ID as well.
1455 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201
Pizza Jerk opened a new location right next to the PSU Bookstore.
They offer a lunch special that cannot be overlooked: two slices and a soda for $8.
Even better is the abundance of vegan and gluten-free options on the menu, making it an accessible lunch option for all of those looking to indulge in some pizza.
1708 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Vegan Food Loving Hut Jefferson
Although a chain, each Loving Hut location’s menu is different. The location that’s within walking distance from PSU is highly praised as a great lunch spot for not only those looking for vegan food but those searching for great food in general. They practice sustainability through their 100% plant-based meals and healthy ingredients and take pride in what they do.
1239 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201