Support local restaurants + Feed the frontline

With donations from the community, Frontline Foods PDX provides meals from local restaurants to fuel the frontline workers and community programs that are helping Portland endure and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. These meals support Portland’s renowned local restaurants—the workers and small business owners who make up so much of our city’s character, and are some of the hardest hit by this crisis.

We’re the local, volunteer-run chapter of the national Frontline Foods network. We have partnered with World Central Kitchen, a 501c3 organization founded in 2010 that uses the power of food to strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond. World Central Kitchen processes the tax-deductible donations made to Frontline Foods PDX.

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We're partnering with World Central Kitchen to process donations. 100% of your donation will go to Portland restaurants feeding Portland's frontline.

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Feed the Frontline

We are no longer accepting new restaurants for this program. We are grateful for all of the amazing Portland restaurants that have participated so far. We will let you all know if we are able to accept new restaurants at any point.

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Let us know if you would like to bring Frontline Foods PDX to your hospital. We appreciate your patience as we review the many requests we have received.

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Participating Restaurants

45 North Wine Bistro & Bar

Addy’s Sandwich Bar

Allan's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Amalfi's Restaurant

Asian Station

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Bar Carlo

Beetroot Market & Deli


Bhuna Restaurant

Bluefin Sushi


Bowery Bagels

Brix Tavern


Bunk Sandwiches

Cafe de Crepe

Carina Lounge

Carioca Bowls

Cheryl’s On 12th

Choice of India


City State Diner



Cultured Caveman

Daily Cafe at the Tram

Danwei Canting

Degario's Ristorante


Devil’s Food Catering

Dragonwell Bistro

East Harbor Restaurant

Elephants Delicatessen

Estes Restaurant

etc... eatery

Farmhouse Kitchen PDX

Fat Milo’s Family Kitchen

Fat Straw

Favela Brazilian Cafe

Ford Food & Drink

Fuego Food Carts

Gado Gado

Grassa and Lardo

Henry higgins Boiled bagels

Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine


Justa Pasta co.



Koi Fusion

La Arepa

La Calaca Comelona

La Mixteca Oaxaca

Lovejoy Bakers


Magna Kusina

Meals 4 Heels


Mi Burrito Mexican Food

Miami Nice

Miss delta

Miss'ipi Chefs


Nicholas Restaurant Lebanese Cuisine

Nong's Khao Man Gai


Olympia Provisions

Ox Restaurant

Pdx Meal Prep

Phil's Meat Market


Pine State Biscuits



Pollo Norte

Pure spice restaurant

Queenz Asian Cuisine


Sabiang Thai

Saigon Bowl Vietnamese eatery

Saint Honore Bakery

Santa Fe Taqueria

Si Senor Family Mexican Restaurant

Sisters Gourmet Deli


Southpark Seafood

Stella's Kitchen



Tân Tân Cafe

Tap & Table on 23rd

Taqueria Nueve

The Local Grind

The skewer bar

The spicy spoon

The Star

Three Little Figs

Tiny Moreso

Top Burmese

Toshi's Japanese Restaurant


Verde Cocina

Whitney's Giant Ass Cinnamon Rolls

Feeding Frontline Workers at

Central City Concern Blackburn Center

Central City Concern Old Town Clinic

Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center

Kaiser Westside Medical Center

Laurelhurst Village

Legacy Good Samaritan


Providence Portland

Nick Cain, Lead Organizer (South Tabor) | Peter Hansen, Lead Organizer (SW Portland) | Shannon Tivona, Program Coordinator (Montavilla) | Erin Winn and David Oliva, Marketing & Design (Goose Hollow)



Will my donation be tax-deductible? 

Yes! World Central Kitchen is a registered 501(c)(3). They will collect donations on our behalf in an account specifically designated for Portland. 


Does Frontline Foods keep any of my donation?

No. We are 100% volunteer-run.


Can I designate my donation to pay for a meal from a specific restaurant, or to benefit a specific Portland hospital?

No. To be as efficient as possible, we aren’t able to do this. But we can assure you that 100% of your money is used to support local Portland restaurants and Portland caregivers. 


My company offers a gift match benefit. How do I make sure my matching funds go to Portland? 

Matching gifts should be sent to World Central Kitchen and should reference “For credit to the Frontline Foods PORTLAND account”. Please note that corporate matching dollars often take three or more months to pay out. This is a fast-moving situation—if corporate match dollars arrive after the COVID crisis has eased up, the funds will be used to support the national Frontline Foods network to prepare for future crisis response efforts.



How are restaurants selected to participate?
Since launching on March 24th, we've heard from many restaurants and catering businesses who are eager to help. Our goal is to work with as many of you as our funding allows.

Are you reaching out to women and minority owned businesses? 

Yes! We are eager to bring resources to women and minority owned businesses. We’re intentionally working to get the word out to these communities, but we can’t do it alone. Please share, post, and forward this site to as many restaurants as you can.



How do you pick which hospitals to work with? 

The team at OHSU was gracious enough to help us pilot our program, but we’re eager to work with any hospital in the Greater Portland area that is being impacted by the COVID crisis. If you’re affiliated with Providence, Kaiser, Legacy, or any of our other regional hospitals and would like to bring our program to your facility, please let us know.


Who counts as “frontline” staff?

We’re focused on serving meals to hospital staff most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Usually that means the doctors, nurses, CNAs, techs, and custodial staff in the Emergency Department or ICU. But COVID-19 has put our entire hospital system under tremendous stress, and our caregivers' lives have become extremely complex, even if they don’t directly care for patients suffering from COVID-19. So as we grow, we’d like to provide meals to as many caregivers and support staff as we can.

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Don’t see a chapter in your community? We can help you bring the mission to your local restaurants and frontline workers.