Proper Eats Market and Cafe

8638 N. Lombard Ave

Portland, Oregon 97203


We are Open Everyday

NEW Winter Hours:

Open 7 days a week


Proper Eats Market & Cafe

Our Mission

Proper Eats opened on May 13th, 2006 in the historic St. John's business district. The market brings locally grown, organic products to the greater North Portland Community. We feature fresh local produce, bulk items and a variety of juices, snacks, baked goods, environmentally safe cleaning products, and beer-- just to name a few. The cafe features vegetarian and vegan dining options for all ages, bringing a one-of-a-kind dining experience to Portland.

The anniversary of our opening coincided with the celebration of the annual St. John's Day Parade and St. John's Bizarre. We wanted to build a business in our community that positively serves the needs of North Portland residents while helping to strengthen the local economy!

We believe in the importance of supporting small, independent farmers, distributors, manufacturers and artisans, which are values that we believe are in sync with the St. John's community spirit. We also believe in bringing the best quality food to our neighbors at a price that the average family can afford.

Proper Eats is open late and serves beer and wine, providing an alternative late night option for those in the neighborhood. Proper Eats is a gathering place for the community, hosting seed swaps and other events that promote healthy living, environmental stewardship and community development. Original work by local artists and musicians is a regular feature in our dining room.


Dodgeball Mania

Proper Eats was recently challenged by Slim's to a good ol' game of dodgeball! Check out details on the Proper Blog!

The Blog

Viva la Musica!!

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Music Listings