Southeast Portland Family-Friendly Restaurants
Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters, 7901 SE 13th
Kid corner, complete with a huge box of toys and kid-sized table and chairs. Plus my personal favorite Sellwood coffee shop – the small-batch coffee is delicious and so are the scones.
Boke Bowl, 1028 SE Water St
Family-friendly ramen place – have chopsticks for kids and menu options that are kid-friendly. No “kid menu” but some good options. Lots of families dining there. Quick service.
Burgerville, Multiple locations in SE
Healthy options like milk and apple slices and yogurt smoothies, and fun programs with local favorites like Mudeye Puppets
Café au Play, 5633 SE Division
Kid-friendly space with toys, comfy seating, and regular kid-friendly entertainment. Yummy coffee and other treats.
Cha! Cha! Cha!, 3433 SE Hawthorne and 1605 SE Bybee
Lots of options the kids can get behind, plus margaritas for the folks if it’s been one of those days.
Compote, 2032 SE Clinton (right by Zenana Spa)
Play area in the back and lovely patio area. Minimal but healthy kid-friendly options.
Country Cat, 7937 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215
A down-home restaurant in the Montavilla neighborhood that specializes in Farm-to-Table cuisine and provides it in a comfortable, lively, family-friendly environment. Rumor says that kids eat free on Sundays but we don’t have confirmation.
Delta Cafe, 4607 SE Woodstock
Small play area, small plates for kids 12 and under.
Flying Cat Coffee, 3041 SE Division
Weekly kid performances, healthy drinks and treats for kids
Hobnob Grille, 3350 SE Morrison St.
Nice family restaurant just off 34th and SE Belmont. Great kids menu and kids activities (coloring books and ping pong table). Very friendly staff.
Hopworks, 2944 SE Powell
Kids menu and earth’s best organic baby food, plus multiple play areas and pizza dough for the kids to play with.
Hot Lips Pizza, 2211 SE Hawthorne
A Portland institution
Jam on Hawthorne, 2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Recently expanded and added kids area
Laughing Planet, 4110 SE Woodstock and 3320 SE Belmont
Healthy food, creative spaces, and toys for kids to play with
Laurelhurst Cafe, 4611 E. Burnside
Kid friendly with a kid area, great options on the kids menu, healthy options for moms and dads, and beer and wine.
Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne
Kid-friendly menu, lots of high chairs, big spaces, and games
Oaks Bottom Public House, 1621 SE Bybee
Dinner time is always packed with families, lots of high chairs, kids menu
Old Wives’ Tales, 1300 E. Burnside
Extensive kids menu, many healthy, man gluten-free
Open Space Café, 2815 SE Holgate
Family-run, large space, kid area, healthy food, environmentally friendly, kids karaoke
Papaccinos Coffee, 4411 SE Woodstock
Parent owners with a large space and performances by kid-friendly musicians
Por Que No, 4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97215
Kids menu options, bright colors, fun decorations
Portland Seafood Company, 9722 SE Washington
Extensive kids’ menu at $2-4 plus a free scoop of ice cream with meals.
Sellwood Grand Central Bakery, 7987 SE 13th
Family-style tables and a small kids room
Slappy Cakes, 4246 SE Belmont
Pancakes are cooked right at the table. Emphasis on local and seasonal organic produce
Speedboat Coffee, 5115 SE Foster
Kid play room, tasty food for all age ranges
Staccato Gelato, 1540 SE Bybee
Ice cream, donuts, kids’ area complete with toys
Sweetness Bakery, 3524 SE 52nd
Plenty of options for the kids, family-owned
TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Large community room and children’s area. Regular kid-friendly entertainment like storytimes. Everything is by suggested donation, including food.
Twin Paradox Coffee Shop, 8609 SE 17th
Run by a mom-daughter team, comfy space, games and books
Warehouse Café, 3434 SE Milwaukie
Kid-friendly space with toys, open area, and regular kid-friendly entertainment. Good coffee and bagels from tastebud. All food is organic, locally grown.
Compiled by Ali Wilkinson