The Best (and Only) Kosher Cafe in Portland, OR

Cafe at the J is Portland’s only kosher dairy restaurant certified by Oregon K and offers sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, falafel, pasta, bagels, and more! It is located inside the MJCC. Surf the net while you enjoy the new cafe. We offer free wireless Internet access.

We are the only full service kosher restaurant in Portland. We are open to the public Sunday through Friday. Dairy (Mostly Cholov Stam) & Parve.

On Tuesday evenings the Cafe shuts down its dairy kitchen, and instead operates out of the catering kitchen, offering a spectacular meat menu.

Some of our great regular items include daily seasonal home made soups and special salads, baked goods, pasta specials, fish specials, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit and, of course, your favorite coffee drink.

Our regular menu offers a variety of breakfast options, as well as salads and sandwiches to entice you along with power bars, sports drinks and waters to satisfy your post-workout needs.

Stop by and see us or call in your order and we’ll have it ready for you.

The Kosher cafe is open:

  • • Sunday: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (limited menu)
  • • Monday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • • Tuesday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm; 5:30 – 8:00 pm (meat)
  • • Wednesday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • • Thursday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • • Friday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (depending upon Shabbat times)
  • • Saturday: Closed

Orders for Challah and Bagels must be received by Tuesday for pick-up on Friday

Kosher Cafe information: 503-535-3630

Coffee Happy Hours

Weekdays from 2:30-3:30 pm all coffee drinks at the Café at the J are HALF OFF! It’s Coffee Happy Hour! Get that afternoon “pick-me-up” or decaf. See you there!

Cafe at the J Dinner Menu

5:30 – 8:00 pm

• Green Curry Kale Soup

• Green Salad
• Basil Noodle Salad
• Purple Cabbage & Green Chili Slaw
• Coriander Stir Fried Cauliflower
• Green Onion Sesame Flatbread
• Sugar Cookies & Watermelon

Buffet only: $10.95

Main Course
• Lime Chicken with Mint Potatoes – $19.95 including Buffet
• Thai Curried Beef with Mint Potatoes- $21.95 including Buffet

• Bone in Prime Rib Steak – $39.95 including Buffet

For the Kids
Hot Dog with Fries – $6.75

A La Carte
Steak & Fries – $21.95 without buffet or $25.95 with buffet

Salmon is available if ordered with 6 hours notice
Please call 503.535.3630 to place your order


For more information call the cafe directly at 503.535.3630.
Cafe at the J is owned and operated by Allen Levin
Cafe at the J is under the supervision of Oregon K.

HoursWeekdays: 7:30am - 4:30pm | Sat: Closed | See description below for full hours
CuisineCafe, Pizza, Sandwiches, Buffet Dinners
Kosher SupervisionOregon Kosher Vaad Hakashrus
Price Range$$
ReservationsNot Required
Credit Cards AcceptedAll Major

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