Looking to satisfy your appetite for French fare?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable French restaurants around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.
1. An Xuyen Bakery
Topping the list is An Xuyen Bakery. Located at 5345 S.E. Foster Road in Foster-Powell, the bakery and deli, which offers macarons and more, is the highest-rated inexpensive French restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 384 reviews on Yelp.
Yelp has lots more information on the bakery: "We provide seasonal products such as moon cakes, cookies, custom-made birthday and wedding cakes with a wide variety of flavors and aromas. Beside these seasonal products, you can also find exotic baked goods that are hard to find at other bakeries, such as guava cookies, durain cakes and jelly rolls of several colors and flavors."
2. Bing Mi Food Truck
Next up is Old Town-Chinatown's Bing Mi Food Truck, situated at 2 S.W. Naito Parkway. With 4.5 stars out of 346 reviews on Yelp, the food truck, creperie and Chinese spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
"Bing Mi brings the tradition of Chinese jianbing to the streets of Portland," it states on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Jianbing, or a 'bing,' is an authentic Chinese street wrap freshly made in a savory crepe with scrambled egg and your choice of delicious, fresh Asian ingredients. It's perfect for a quick, healthy breakfast or lunch on the go."
3. Boom Crepes
Downtown Portland's Boom Crepes, located at Southwest Ninth and Alder streets, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap creperie and Japanese spot five stars out of 109 reviews.
Yelper Ting A. wrote, "We just had to stop here to try out the famous Boom Crêpes, and I was far from disappointed. We got the crème brûlée crêpes that have a crispy top from the hardened caramelized sugar, and are stuffed full with goodies and ice cream."
4. Farina Bakery
Farina Bakery, a bakery that offers desserts and macarons in Hosford-Abernethy, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 102 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1852 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. to see for yourself.
If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Farina Bakery.
"Started in the KitchenCru commissary kitchen, Farina Bakery's products can be found in cafés around Portland, as well as at our new retail home on 18th and Hawthorne," states the business on Yelp. Its offerings include French macarons, cakes and pastries.