Sometimes just the thought of prepping dinner for your entire family can be exhausting. Even the thought of doing dishes after prepping a pre-made meal is too much. After a day of drop-offs, pick-ups, play time, and general kiddo chaos, going out and treating yourself to a nice meal out can seem more like a dream than a reality. Will the kids enjoy their meal? Will they refuse to eat what’s in front of them? Will you spend more time stressing about the bill than actually enjoying your time together? Put your worries away. We’ve compiled your go-to guide of all the Portland area restaurants where kids eat free (yep, you read that right), or can get meals so cheap they feel like they’re free. So what are you waiting for? Indulge yourself and enjoy at one of these local favorites or family-friendly chains tonight.
Kids Eat Free Today at These Portland Restaurants
Kingkong Korean BBQ
Looking for an interactive dining experience your kids will be talking about for days? Kingkong offers an authentic Korean BBQ experience everyone will enjoy. Served family style, you can grill your meal right at your table. It’s tasty fun for everyone.
The Deal: Kids under four eat free daily. Kids ages 4-8 years are half price (only on all you can eat options).
2275 S.W. Canyon Rd.
316 S.E. 123rd Ave., #C3
Chang’s Mongolian Grill
Choose your meats and veggies at the buffet, add as many ingredients as you’d like, then watch the restaurant’s talented cooks roast everything together for a truly yummy lunch or dinner.
The Deal: Kids under four eat free with a paid adult. Offered daily.
Locations: Portland, Milwaukie, Gresham, Beaverton-Cornell, Beaverton-Hillside & Tigard
Head on over to the Evergreen State to enjoy mouth-watering ribs and a whole lot more (seriously, their menu is huge). Kids four and under get a one piece chicken and fries meal on the house at this Vancouver family hotspot! Nope, we’re not ribbing ya, this is a real deal!
The Deal: Kids under four can receive a one piece chicken and fries meal on the house. Dine-in only. Offered daily.
14415 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Unit 117B
Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at These Local Spots
Pepino’s Mexican Grill
Head to Pepino’s Mexican Grill on Tuesday nights for fresh, healthy Mexican food that everyone can agree on. This family-run business has been dishing up traditional faves for more than 20 years and continues to make customers smile on the reg.
The Deal: Kids 12 and under can choose between free bean and cheese burrito or a flour quesadilla with a side of rice, pinto beans, chips, and a 12 oz. beverage.
914 N.W. 23rd Ave.
3832 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
This Pacific Northwest institution has been serving up comfort food and delicious pies since 1978 so they definitely know what they’re doing. Plus, kids eat free every Tuesday whether you’re dining in, picking up, or getting delivery.
Insider Tip: Have a craving for something sweet? Come in on a Wednesday and receive a free slice of their famous pie when you order an entree or family meal.
The Deal: One free kids meal with any dine-in or Sharis.com order all-day on Tuesdays.
Locations: Portland & Milwaukie
Where Kids Eat Free on Sundays
48 North Pizzeria
With locations in North Portland, Tigard, and Newberg, 48 North Pizzera is the perfect way to end a busy weekend with a bang. Their custom pizzas and delicious wings will have the adults salivating, while kids 10 and under enjoy their free cheese or pepperoni pizzas. Plus, they have vegan and gluten-free options available.
The Deal: Kids eat free all day on Sundays. Kids under 10 can get a cheese or pepperoni kid’s pizza. Please note there is a limit of one pizza per kid, and requires the purchase of any regular-priced pizza.
Locations: Portland, Tigard & Newberg
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
This national barbecue chain prides itself on its quality meats and its commitment to family fun. Everyone—from your pickiest eater to your hungriest little one—will find something to satisfy their appetite at Dickey’s.
The Deal: Kids 12 and under eat free all day on Sundays with the minimum of a $12 purchase. Please note this offer is available at participating Dickey’s locations only (please call ahead to verify) and is not valid with any other coupons, offers, discounts, or promotions.
Locations: Portland, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro & Beaverton
Where Kids Eat for $4 (or Less) in Portland
¿Por Que No?
Why not try out this Portland favorite? This casual dining spot gives off relaxed vibes and the para ninos menu prices can’t be beat. Enjoy a much deserved margarita (happy hour is Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.) while the kids feast on the bean and rice bowl ($3.50) or a bean and cheese taco ($2.50).
3524 N. Mississippi Ave.
4635 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
The kids menu might be limited but the portions are huge. The kids bowl comes with a generous serving of green rice, beans, lettuce, and fresh avocado. It’s so big your kids can split it or take home the leftovers for lunch the next day. Even better? The whole thing costs a cool $4.
3707 N.E. Fremont St.