The Best Local Restaurants in Downtown Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver, Washington is a city located just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. While Portland, Oregon may be more well-known for its restaurants, Vancouver can compete! The restaurant scene in Vancouver, Washington is growing quickly with the development of the new downtown waterfront. Portand favorites like Grassa and Salt & Straw are making their way into downtown Vancouver. In this post, I am sharing 7 of the best local restaurants in downtown Vancouver, Washington.

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The Best Local Restaurants in Downtown Vancouver, Washington

Little Conejo


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Address: 114 W 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Hours: Tuesday- Thursday 11:00 am- 9:00 pm, Friday/Saturday 11:00 am- 10:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am- 3:00 pm, Mondays closed.

Since 2017, Little Conejo has been serving some of the best tacos, tortas, and margaritas in downtown Vancouver! You can choose from both vegetarian-friendly and regular options. Some of the popular tacos a la carte are the al pastor taco, carnitas taco, or gringa taco. For a vegetarian or vegan option, try the mushroom taco, carrot pastor taco, or nopal taco.

Amaro’s Table


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Address: 1220 Main St. Ste. 100, Vancouver, WA 98660

Hours: Open daily 11:00 am- 10:00 pm.

Amaro’s Table is a local favorite for both dinner and drinks! The downtown Vancouver location has a great atmosphere. Just be sure to reserve your table ahead of time. You really can’t go wrong no matter what you order here! I recommend the blackened seared ahi starter and beet salad. The fried chicken and fried chicken sandwich are also two of the most popular options.

Amaro’s Table has also won Clark County’s best happy hour for the last couple of years. Happy hour is every day from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm to close. The drinks here are also great, so be sure to stop by during these times for great deals on drinks and starters!

Thirsty Sasquatch & Hungry Sasquatch

Address: 2106 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Hours: Wednesday- Monday 11:00 am- 12:00 am, Tuesday 4:00 pm- 12:00 am.

Hungry Sasquatch is a New York-style pizza joint located in the uptown area of downtown Vancouver. Connected is Thirsty Sasquatch which has craft cocktails and other drinks (because what goes with pizza better than a drink?). Any pizza can be made vegan, but there are also great options on its own. You can buy a pizza or a slice. Be sure to keep an eye out for fun events like Drag Brunch and the weekly trivia night.

Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Be sure to hit up the happy hour for $6 vegan slices, $12 calzones (including the vegan calzone), and other deals!

Nonavo Pizza


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Address: 110 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 11:00 am- 9:00 pm or until sold out, closed Sunday/Monday.

If New York-style pizza isn’t your thing, Nonavo Pizza has great wood-fired pizza options! Nonavo sources its ingredients from small family farms. They offer a seasonal menu and frequently have new options. If you’re vegan, they have a house-made herbed nut ricotta that is so delicious!

Pacific House


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Address: 819 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

Hours: Monday/Tuesday 11:00 am- 9:00 pm, Wednesday/Thursday 11:00 am- 10:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am- 11:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am- 11:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am- 9:00 pm.

Pacific House is a sports bar with locations in both East Vancouver and downtown. They have a great menu offering more than just bar food. If you’re looking for a more casual place to grab a bite to eat and a drink, this spot is a great option.

Nom Nom Resturant and Grill

Address: 801 C St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Hours: Open daily 11:00 am- 10:00 pm.

Nom Nom Restaurant and Grill offers delicious Vietnamese food. Since 2019, Nom Nom has won the best pho in Clark County. Interested in the pho? They offer a house special, chicken, and vegetarian options. If pho isn’t you’re thing, you can grab a noodle dish, curry, fried rice, or an option from the wok.

The Mighty Bowl


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Address: 108 W 8th St Vancouver, WA 98660

Hours: Monday- Saturday 10:30 am- 5:00 pm

The Mighty Bowl started as a food cart and is now a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The Mighty Bowl is a great place to grab lunch in downtown Vancouver. They offer a variety of different bowls and smoothies. I recommend trying the Esther Short Bowl or the Mighty Bowl if you visit.

The Best Local Restaurants in Downtown Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver, Washington is a great destination for the foodie looking to explore outside of Portland, Oregon. I hope this list of 7 of the best local restaurants in downtown Vancouver, Washington was helpful! This is not an all-inclusive list and there are still many other great places to eat in downtown Vancouver. Be sure to check out the waterfront if you are visiting for a great view, and to grab dessert or a glass of wine if you’re in the mood!

Are you looking for things to do in nearby Portland, Oregon? Check out my post on How to Spend 24 Hours in Portland, Oregon, 8 Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Portland11 Date Ideas in Portland, and Guide to Northwest Portland.

If you have visited downtown Vancouver, Washington, and have more recommendations, I would love to read about them below in the comments, so feel free to share! As always, you can find me on Instagram @maddie_deer here or follow me on my Facebook page to be alerted of any new posts here. Thanks for reading! 🙂


1 Comment

  1. February 11, 2024 / 1:12 pm

    Maddie, your guide to the best local restaurants in downtown Vancouver, Washington, is a total game-changer! Your personal touch and detailed descriptions make each spot come alive. I can practically taste the deliciousness in your words. From brunch spots to cozy dinner joints, you’ve curated a culinary adventure for every foodie’s soul. The mix of familiar favorites and hidden gems is pure gold. Thanks for being the local foodie guru we all need—my taste buds are ready for a Vancouver feast!

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