In the interest of keeping a more complete and updated restaurant list I'd like to refer you to some websites where most of what they do is eat out, safely!
GIG GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANT AWARENESS PROGRAM
"The Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP) is a program of Gluten Intolerance Group of N.A. proudly serving over 1620 participating restaurants. GFRAP resources have been written under the auspices of a Registered Dietitian, who has been working with both chain and independent restaurants for over fourteen years, helping restaurants with food preparation, kitchen procedures, menu development, training and marketing to meet the needs of gluten intolerant diners. The GF menus, or menus with GF options, offered by GFRAP restaurants have been reviewed by a Registered Dietitian."
Find a restaurant in Oregon here, or Washington state here or click the above title link to search in other states.... a nice option when the need for travel arises.
GLUTEN FREE PORTLAND
Please take the time to pop over to Gluten Free Portland where they have a comprehensive GF list of safe places to eat around town. They review many of the restaurants listed and it's easy to find information about hours of operation, addresses, websites, etc. According to their site, "This is our own list of gluten-free and gluten-free-friendly restaurants in the Portland, Oregon area, including Vancouver, Washington. It was put together by our top researcher, Sienna. This list is a work in progress. Check back often for updates."
GLUTEN FREE PDX
Gluten Free PDX has an interactive map that will direct you to the closest GF friendly restaurant. According to their site, "Our listings of restaurants, bars, coffeeshops and other food establishments are places where we have found at least one Gluten Free food item, and usually can be accommodated very well. Occasionally menus change, and we miss the changes. Please let us know if you find some of our resources need updating."
Please remember that when dining out we cannot guarentee that you will have a gluten free experience. The resturants listed in the above links were recommended by members of those websites who had a good GF dining experience. Many of these establishments have very knowledgeable staff and work hard to keep us safe. Some of these restaurants have gluten free menus and some do not. Please always notify your waitstaff either way that you cannot eat gluten and discuss the safest options to avoid both cross contamination and direct contact with gluten. If you have a poor experience either by being glutened or by disrespectful waiters please let us know. Those kinds of communication help to keep the GF community safe by giving constructive feedback to both the restaurants that aren't taking safe measures to those who publicize about accommodating establishments.
THANKS AND HAPPY EATING!