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The State of Local Restaurants 2020

PORTLAND, OR


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at 36,000 local restaurants across the United States, including Portland. The result is a comprehensive look at when local restaurants make the most money, when they seat the most guests, and when customers tend to spend a little extra when eating out.

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How much do restaurants in Portland make on an average day?

On a given day, restaurants in Portland brought in $1,522 in revenue. The average restaurant processed about 54 transactions each day while seeing customers spend an average of $28.12 per ticket.

Sales Revenue Transactions Ticket Size
$1,522 54 $28.12
     

 

What days of the week are restaurants in Portland busiest?

Fridays and Saturdays are busy at restaurants across the country, and things were no different for Portland restaurants

 

 

 

 

 

 

What time of year do restaurants in Portland make the most money?

Portland locals clearly love to dine out regardless of the season, but what does the average year look like from week to week at restaurants in Portland? Let's take a look.

 

Top 5 days for Portland restaurants

April 6th was the single-biggest day of the year for local restaurants in Portland. Spring was also big for restaurants in Portland overall, as each of the top 5 days of the year were all in April and May.

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Portland restaurants on prominent days

Restaurants look to events and holidays to generate big sales for their business. Here's how prominent days rank compared to the average day.

  Day rank based on total sales How much did restaurants that were open make?
Day Day Rank Total rev vs avg % of restaurants open Avg rev Rev vs avg Avg txns Txns vs avg Avg ticket Ticket vs avg
New Year's Day 253 -20% 63% $1,684 11% 52 -5% $32.65 16%
Super Bowl Sunday 213 -12% 78% $1,508 -1% 51 -6% $29.57 5%
Valentine's Day 113 18% 89% $1,766 16% 56 3% $31.82 13%
St. Patrick's Day 87 25% 82% $2,031 33% 67 24% $30.22 7%
Friday before Easter 38 41% 98% $1,914 26% 67 24% $28.51 1%
Saturday before Easter 5 57% 97% $2,154 42% 68 26% $31.64 13%
Easter Sunday 173 -1% 80% $1,651 8% 52 -4% $31.67 13%
Cinco de Mayo 98 21% 84% $1,914 26% 64 18% $29.89 6%
Friday before Mother's Day 56 36% 98% $1,846 21% 64 19% $28.65 2%
Saturday before Mother's Day 12 54% 97% $2,123 39% 67 24% $31.62 12%
Mother's Day 17 49% 87% $2,272 49% 63 16% $36.15 29%
Friday before Memorial Day 48 38% 100% $1,848 21% 65 20% $28.49 1%
Saturday before Memorial Day 15 51% 97% $2,065 36% 65 19% $31.95 14%
Memorial Day 230 -15% 77% $1,470 -3% 52 -4% $28.16 0%
Friday before Father's Day 35 42% 100% $1,893 24% 65 21% $28.94 3%
Saturday before Father's Day 11 54% 97% $2,113 39% 67 24% $31.42 12%
Father's Day 26 44% 87% $2,203 45% 67 23% $33.03 17%
4th of July 354 -44% 62% $1,214 -20% 45 -17% $26.92 -4%
Friday before Labor Day 71 30% 98% $1,779 17% 61 13% $29.07 3%
Saturday before Labor Day 64 33% 95% $1,868 23% 61 13% $30.64 9%
Labor Day 259 -21% 73% $1,449 -5% 50 -7% $28.87 3%
Halloween 271 -23% 85% $1,214 -20% 46 -14% $26.13 -7%
Thanksgiving Eve 186 -5% 82% $1,540 1% 52 -4% $29.49 5%
Thanksgiving 365 -73% 44% $834 -45% 25 -53% $32.93 17%
Christmas Eve 315 -32% 60% $1,527 0% 39 -29% $39.58 41%
Christmas Day 364 -72% 24% $1,543 1% 38 -29% $40.08 43%
New Year's Eve 169 0% 74% $1,820 20% 52 -3% $34.70 23%

Methodology

Womply analyzed daily revenue for over 36,000 restaurants in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, for all 365 days of the 2019 calendar year. Restaurants were only included in the analysis if they qualified as small businesses, Womply had a full year of transaction history, and the business recorded multiple transactions per day, on average.

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