Theory Restaurant

Where every meal comes with a waterfront view

What’s Cooking?

From pizzas to salads to healthy snacks, Theory offers seasonal menus using local and organic ingredients. Check out our wide range of tasty bites for kids and adults alike.

Menu Highlights

Winter is here in Portland and Theory is celebrating with some seasonal treats. This month we are serving up not one but two superfoods — pomegranate and kale! Enjoy a wholesome winter salad, complete with baby kale, maverick tomatoes, pickled red onion, cucumber, feta cheese, and a pomegranate vinaigrette. And finish your meal with a decadent hot chocolate! Gather with your families in our relaxing environment to enjoy a beautiful view and some delicious food. Hungry yet?

Need an afternoon pick-me-up?

Try our peppermint latte all month long at the Empirical Cafe!

Hot Chocolate Weather

Cozy up and enjoy a hot chocolate all December long!

Cookie Decorating Week

December 18-30 | 1:00-3:00pm

Sweeten the season with festive flavors and join us for our cookie decorating week!

Winter Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am to 3 pm

Plan an event at Theory

With waterfront views of the Portland skyline, Theory is the perfect location for your next dinner or evening reception.

Need Lunch?

Field Trips

Pre-order lunch for your field trip group. Sit down and sack lunch offerings available.

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