Proper Eats opened on May 13th, 2006 in the historic St. Johns 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 coincides with the celebration of the annual St. Johns Parade and St. Johns 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. Johns 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 people in the neighborhood. We feature the original work of local artists and host special events throughout the year. We hope to see you soon!