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Food Around Campus

Portland is a foodies delight, and there are more restaurants, bars, diners and food cart pods than you’ll be able to sample in a lifetime. Whether you are an omnivore, devouring everything in sight, or you have a restricted diet, you’ll find plenty of places to eat around town.

On Campus

While you are on campus, there are a number of spots for you to grab a meal or an in-between class snack.

NUNM Store

We’ve got healthy snacks (e.g., gluten-free, dairy-free), fresh salads, sandwiches, bone broth, kombucha and other drinks, as well as a basic selection of personal care items. We also sell all kinds of hoodies, t-shirts, hats, coffee mugs and more items bearing the NUNM logo. NUNM Store will carry some fresh food from the following vendors: Molly’s, Higher Taste, Eatin’ Alive, Trazza & Origami.

*All deliveries subject to change and availability is not guaranteed. May not be available during the summer.

Hours & Location: Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., located in the Academic Building.

Refuel Coffee

A favorite for breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, smoothies, golden milks and COFFEE! Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options are available.

Hours & Location: Located in the west parking lot of the Academic Building. Open Monday-Thursday, 7 – 11:30 a.m. during the school year.

Food Carts

We hope to bring food carts back to campus again in the near future.

Food Cart Schedule

Joule Crafted Nutrition

We’ve partnered with Joule to bring our students and community organic, sustainable, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, corn-free food. Order online or pick up our limited offerings in the NUNM Store.

Nearby Noshs

Just over the foot bridge is Lair Hill Café—an eclectic and funky bistro with salads, sandwiches, soups and a full breakfast menus. They also do a dinner if you’re looking for a place later in the evening.

Ross Island Grocery is just down the street on SW Corbett, where you can find sandwiches, soups, salads and yummy desserts.

Sushi Takahashi II is a short 15- minute walk away, on 5th Avenue. A sushi restaurant complete with actual train.

The last spot, also a brief 15- minute walk, is the PSU Food Cart Pod on SW 4th between Hall and College Street. There are over a dozen carts with a range of cuisine. We’ve got you covered!

List of Portland food carts and directions

Farmer’s Markets & Co-ops

We’re in the land of farmers markets–whether you live in downtown Portland or in one of Portland suburbs, you’ll find a farmer’s market near you.

Portland Farmer’s Market has been working over twenty years to bring fresh produce to the Portland community. They have six different locations throughout Portland, all setting up shop spring through fall (exact dates vary—check the website for details).

The People’s Co-op Farmer’s Market runs year round—currently on Wednesdays from 2 – 7 p.m. They’re located at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block from Powell; meaning they are just a short distance from campus (on the other side of the Ross Island Bridge).

Food Front is a cooperative grocery store that actively seeks out local producers and suppliers for their two stores.

Alberta Co-op Grocery is a community owned cooperative on NE Alberta Street.

Portland also has plenty of other co-ops around town. For a directory of coops in Oregon visit

So whether you’re looking to support a local coop or to purchase directly from a farmer’s market— Portland has many options. If you are looking for a market outside of the city limits you could check out the Oregon Farmer’s Markets Association. They have a list of market’s across the entire state— Central, Coast, Willamette Valley, Portland Metro and more.