Dining out and gluten-free can go hand-in-hand in Oregon’s Washington County, particularly in Beaverton and Hillsboro, where there’s an upswing in the number of area eateries specifying gluten-free menu items. This is a sampling of the different delicious gluten-free options here:
Earth Oven Pizza – Hillsboro
Any of the pizzas on their menu can be made with a gluten-free crust, and all of their wood-fired pizzas come standard with mozzarella, parmesan, asiago, romano and fresh basil. Creative toppings range from BBQ pulled pork to thin sliced rib eye steak. Pair the pizza with a salad and a wine from their local selection–and it’s a complete gluten-free meal! Sit back and enjoy the nightly live music as well.
The Venetian Theatre & Bistro – Hillsboro
Enjoy lunch or dinner in this classic setting; choose from the gluten-free section of their menu, which offers gluten-free pizzas, gluten-free salad dressings, gluten-free pasta and creative salad and small plate options.
Gustav’s – Tigard
Gustav’s offers authentic German, European, and Northwest food–and has one of the most extensive gluten-free menus in the area. It specifies everything from appetizers to beer that is all sans gluten. Choose from rotisserie meat entrees, three gluten-free desserts and several sides as well.
Monteaux’s Public House – Beaverton
Monteaux’s offers American classics as well as worldly favorites–and their lunch and dinner menus specify which items are gluten-free. Entrees such as grilled wild salmon, flat iron steak and schnitzel look sumptuous, and their natural beef burgers (which they deem “Best Burgers in the Burbs”) all have the option of a gluten-free bun. Top off dinner with the chocolate mousse and a selection from either their red or white wine menus.
The South Store Café – Hillsboro
This historic landmark cafe specializes in breakfast and lunch with fresh-made soups, salads and entrees. All sandwiches–which include meatloaf, chicken salad and club–have a gluten-free bread option. Pair these options with a drink from their full espresso bar. Directly across the street is Smith Berry Barn, where fresh berry milkshakes are always gluten-free.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro – Hillsboro and Tigard locations
Enjoy ordering from a gluten-free menu featuring favorites such as crab fried rice, Mongolian beef and lettuce wraps. Several desserts are listed as well.
McMenamins – Nine locations throughout Washington County
All McMenamins pubs offer gluten-free buns for their naturally grown burgers, including the “Communication Breakdown” burger loaded with cheddar, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers. Dinner specialties such as flat iron steak and grilled rib-eye are also gluten-free.