Going out to eat can be pretty expensive – especially when you’re taking the whole family out with you. But at these restaurants, your kids can eat in style – without it costing your bank account.
Ikea. All summer (through September 2), up to two kids under 12 eat free at the Portland branch of Ikea. Extra bonus: they’ve got lots of gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. 10280 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland
Iron Horse. Traditional Mexican fare, with chips delivered nearly upon sitting and coloring menus for the kids stave off temper tantrums. Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays with an adult entrée order. 6034 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland
Izzy’s. Classic salads, pizza, sandwiches and other American fare are available at Izzy’s multiple locations across Oregon and Washington. Kids under 4 eat for free every day.
Portland Brewing Company. Yummy pub food and a huge selection of local beer – what could be better? How about kids 12 and under getting a free kids meal with an adult meal purchase every Sunday. Yup, that’s better. 2730 NW 31st Ave, Portland
Raccoon Lodge. Enjoy traditional pub food (burgers, pizza) and enjoy your kids (12 and under) getting a free item off the kids menu on Mondays (one for each adult entrée). 7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Portland
Santa Fe Taqueria. Kids and parents get a double treat at this Mexican restaurant on Wednesdays – a free performance by Mr. Ben and kids get one free meal for each adult meal purchased. 831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland
Tin Shed. Best known for its snaking brunch lines, Tin Shed also offers delicious dinner offerings. On certain Wednesday evenings (seasonally), kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Please call ahead before heading out, as this deal is not year-round. 1438 NE Alberta St., Portland
Vita Café. Not technically free, but pretty close. Choose from a variety of healthy kid-friendly options – organic, free range, vegetarian, vegan and even gluten-free – for only a dollar between 5 and 7 pm. 3023 NE Alberta St., Portland
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