South American Cuisine Takes Off in Portland

Throughout Portland, a new crop of South American restaurants have been opening all over the city. From Peruvian and Chilean to Argentinian and Brazilian, the number of newcomers to the Portland scene is staggering.

Perhaps the best known is Paiche, the Peruvian restaurant that opened in Southwest Portland by Chef Jose Luis de Cossio. Paiche is open for lunch service only but has already become quite the hit amongst locals for its numerous seafood, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Joining Paiche in the South American culinary scene are the vegetarian Epif and the woodfired cooking at Lechon, both equally intriguing concepts in their own rights. Learn more about Portland’s South American culinary renaissance here