Dining Month: 3 Courses for $29
Your key to the city is a fork. Explore Downtown Portland and beyond this March, when more than 90 restaurants serve up three tasty courses for just $29. Tastes to excite, savings to savor.
In addition to being the best time to eat your way around the city, a donation is made to the Oregon Food Bank with each online reservation made using the links below. Plus, spin the Wheel of Deliciousness on Downtown Portland’s Facebook page for help choosing a restaurant and enter to win dinner for a year!
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23Hoyt is a New American tavern restaurant located in the heart of Nob Hill. It is at once an everyday neighborhood favorite and a destination for a special night out – comfortable, modern, delicious and friendly.
3 Doors Down Café
3 Doors Down offers a doff of the hat to Mother Italy and a harmonious affair with locally procured Pacific Northwest and American cuisine. A playful, thoughtful and engaging dining experience begins with the dynamic wine list and cocktails on tap, flowing effortlessly to the inventive starters, big bowls of pasta and shellfish, perfectly grilled fish and meats, and spaghetti-and-meatball Sunday suppers.
- 1303 N.E. Fremont St.
Chef Adam Higgs welcomes you to the finest in New Orleans dining on the West Coast. Located in the Sabin/Irvington neighborhood of Portland, Acadia’s goal is to create modern American cuisine rooted in the “melting pot” food culture that is Louisiana. The menu features locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats, as well as exclusively U.S. wild-caught seafood from the Gulf Coast and Pacific Northwest.
Accanto is a lively cafe, enoteca and neighborhood gathering spot in Southeast Portland. Inspired, by the many neighborhood enotecas throughout Italy, Accanto strives to be Portland’s version of this communal gathering space. The restaurant’s menu changes seasonally but always offers guests an array of starters and antipasti, six different daily house-made pastas and nightly entree specials. The wine list draws from Europe as well as the Pacific Northwest, and guests can also choose from neighboring Genoa’s extensive bottle selection. The beverage list features cocktails made with local spirits, and Italian grappas and digestivos.
Aquariva, located on the Willamette River at the edge of the South Waterfront District, has a casual, comfortable environment and offers seasonally and locally sourced comfort food. Enjoy the views from the restaurant, outdoor patio or bar, which offers happy hour from 3-6:30 p.m.
Alberta Arts District
In Northeast Portland’s Alberta Arts District, Aviary welcomes guests for dinner at its chef’s counter, communal table and seasonal patio Monday to Saturday. The restaurant space combines urban industrial design with local art, reclaimed wood from the original site and locally crafted lighting, while the three co-chefs collaborate on an eclectic menu of small plates inspired by more than a decade of cooking experience in New York and Portland. The menu focuses on the creative use of quality ingredients and locally sourced product in Asian fusion-inspired dishes.
Division / Clinton
This neighborhood European-inspired bistro has a market-driven menu that changes daily, featuring such dishes as oysters on the half-shell, house-made pasta and charcuterie. Hand-crafted cocktails, eight beers on draught, a beer engine and an award-winning wine list (with 25 wines by the glass) help quench your thirst. Bar Avignon also features outdoor seating and a weekday happy hour.
- 1522 S.E. 32nd Ave.
If monks lived in Portland, this would be their watering hole. Bazi is a Belgian beer bar in Southeast Portland serving European comfort food and 17 Belgian-inspired craft beers on draft, as well as premium liquor and more than 40 bottled beers.
Watch all your favorite sporting events including Portland Timbers games on the 119″ big screen.
Open 3pm-11pm Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-1am Friday and Saturday.
NW Portland / Nob Hill
- 2301 N.W. Savier St.
A local institution since 1903, Besaw’s has continued to delight friends and families as their favorite neighborhood café. The building, dating back to the 19th century, is bright and bustling during the day, then cozy and intimate in the evening. Besaw’s breakfast, lunch and dinner use only the finest ingredients from local, cage-free eggs, organic meats, produce and items from the vegetable garden. Unpretentious, delicious dinners are served five nights a week and breakfast and lunch are served seven days a week.
Bistro 921 features finely crafted dishes from local products, assorted Oregon microbrews and a Pacific Northwest-focused wine list. Located in the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, this casual restaurant is just a few short blocks from downtown attractions and is a popular spot for dinner among symphony-goers. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – Bistro 921 has options for every appetite.
Bistro by Truss
- 1401 S.W. Naito Pkwy.
At the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront’s urban restaurant, the Bistro by Truss, it’s never one thing! Experience exploding flavors combined with amazing service. Chefs work with the best local and seasonal products, merging their experience and creativity to surprise your palate. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant also offers a selection of eight local and seasonal beers on tap, as well as a coffee bar in the mornings with breakfast sandwiches and Starbucks coffee.
Located in downtown Portland’s Theater District, Bistro Marquee features an open kitchen, expansive bar, airy dining room and year-round seating on the glassed-in heated patio. It offers seasonal menus that marry French-inspired cuisine with high-quality fresh and local ingredients from farms, markets and specialty purveyors.
Gabe Rosen’s renowned Biwa restaurant serves homestyle Japanese food like yakitori, handmade ramen and udon, and plenty of sake. Other highlights include the sashimi, an open kitchen and inviting atmosphere, and the cultishly beloved Biwa Burger (usually only available late-night).
Bluehour is Portland’s premier modern Mediterranean restaurant and bar. Located in the Pearl District, this landmark is a tourist and local favorite for an everyday occasion or a special night out. Chef Dolan Lanes presents an elegant and transporting menu in the dining room and a comfortable, deeply-satisfying menu in the cafe/bar and at lunch.
Alberta Arts District
- 2926 N.E. Alberta St.
Branch Whiskey Bar is a neighborhood place in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. Inspired by the great pubs of Europe, the restaurant is a local neighborhood hangout where you feel just as comfortable stopping by for a quick cold pint at the bar as you do sitting down for a full course meal. Open everyday at 5 p.m.
Tucked away on a narrow street in downtown Portland’s historic Calumet building, the Brasserie Montmartre has evoked the feel of Paris and given a nod to the past while being quintessentially Portland since 1979. Enjoy live jazz four nights a week, one of Portland’s best happy hours and special monthly dinners.
Located in the Pearl District, and two blocks west of the Portland Streetcar line, Brix Tavern offers a unique collection of enduring American comfort food with a classic tavern vibe. Ideal for large groups, this bustling space features a menu built around years of simple American cooking, a brick fire oven for thin crust pizzas, and a rotisserie oven cranking out savory meats.
Brix serves lunch daily at 11AM, happy hour from 3-6 PM, and dinner at 5PM. Brown Bag lunches are also be available for delivery and pick-up 7 days a week, perfect for your next office lunch meeting!
- 1758 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Café Castagna serves classic dishes in a warm and casual space. Diners can enjoy a roast chicken, perfectly cooked pastas or one of the city’s best hamburgers. The full bar features cocktails that are both imaginative and balanced — often fun new twists on well-known favorites. The wine list is expertly curated, and for those who want cellared wines, the list from the restaurant next door is also available. No reservations are necessary for parties less than five.
NW Portland / Nob Hill
With a Cobb salad for lunch, braised meats and pan roasted chicken for dinner and rustic fruit pies for dessert, Cafe Nell clearly wants to make you feel at home. For added warmth, there’s a red-tiled fireplace in the dining room, and during the afternoon, sunlight pours through two walls of mullioned windows. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it feels like the kind of place where you can just drop on by. For peak dinner times, reservations are recommended.
Charley’s on Grand
- 435 N.E. Wasco St.
The American restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center serves casual, fresh continental fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Charley’s on Grand features a lounge and restaurant to meet all of your dinner needs, from a fun, relaxed atmosphere with big-screen TVs and an outdoor fireside patio to a quiet, fine-dining experience.
Located on historic Terwilliger Boulevard overlooking the Willamette River, Chart House features magnificent views of twinkling city lights, the river and, on a clear evening, Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens in the distance. Chart House specializes in great steaks, prime rib and fresh seafood, but it also offers an excellent happy hour and Sunday brunch.
In what was not long ago a loading dock, clarklewis is a sophisticated gem on the creative frontier of Portland’s inner eastside. Chef Kyo Koo’s hearty dishes from the wood-fired hearth/rotisserie find their perfect complement in the fresh, unmanipulated flavors of the best in locally sourced produce. Clarklewis is open weekdays for lunch and Monday through Saturday for dinner.
Cocotte Bar & Bistro offers delicious seasonal, locally-sourced food, a carefully selected French/Oregon wine list, local and imported beers, and a handcrafted classic cocktail list. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, sophisticated and cozy. Cocotte is your go-to spot for a special occasion, or everyday food and drinks.
Coppia Restaurant & Wine Bar
Coppia Restaurant & Wine Bar is a Pearl District restaurant focused on the cuisine of Piedmont, Italy, with a great reputation for its wine and food pairings. The wine list leans towards Piedmont, but they also offer wines from around the world.
Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery
- 815 S.E. Oak St.
Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery is an urban winery and restaurant in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial neighborhood. Open for lunch and dinner, Cyril’s crafts American food inspired by kitchens around the world. The curated wine list not only showcases Clay Pigeon wines, but also wines from near and far.
- 520 S.W. Broadway
The Marriott Portland City Center’s restaurant offers local food and local wine surrounded by local art. Dine in at any point during the day to enjoy a casual meal from Executive Chef Aaron Arko in the warm and inviting atmosphere with friends and family.
Located atop the Nines Hotel, Departure Restaurant offers a modern take on Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city, mountains and river. Chef de Cuisine Gregory Gourdet creates dishes with a modern twist using traditional Asian preparations and Northwest ingredients. Departure’s bar showcases exotic cocktails, a global wine list and the city’s largest sake list. Sip a cocktail on the 15th-floor outdoor patio and take in the magnificent view of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the heart of downtown Portland.
EaT: An Oyster Bar
Mississippi / Williams
- 3808 N. Williams Ave.
EaT: An Oyster Bar was founded in 2008 to bring farm-direct oysters to Portland with a little bit of New Orleans spirit and true Southern fare at its most honest and purest form. If you’re from below the Mason-Dixon line, then your great-grandmother probably cooked like this: food that takes three days to make, where all parts of the animal are utilized, and with bold flavors that will make you holler.
Mississippi / Williams
- 825 N. Cook St.
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon; he began at McMenamins’ breweries before moving to Deschutes, where he created the recipes for Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, Jubelale and Obsidian Stout, and Full Sail, in charge of creating the Brewmaster Reserve beers. Ecliptic unites John’s passions for brewing and astronomy, with a seasonal menu rotating ever six weeks (on the Old World calendar). Ecliptic seeks to push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse, and create a sense of place in both its restaurant and its beer.
Firehouse Restaurant is committed to offering seasonable fare using sustainable fish, meats and produce whenever possible. The restaurant uses a wood-fired oven, rotisserie and grill that emphasize technique, seasonality and a simple straightforward approach to food. With a warm and inviting atmosphere inside the old Firehouse 29 building from the early 1900s, this is a place to sit, relax and indulge yourself in a community of diners that all want the same thing: a good meal and wine without any pretext.
Firehouse’s private dining room can accommodate up to 100 guests seated or 200 guests reception style.
Genoa is a culinary crossroads where the Pacific Northwest intersects with masterful rustic and modern Italian cuisine. The Italian eatery has a rich heritage of acclaimed chefs including Cathy Whims, John Taboada, Tommy Habetz, Daniel Mondok and David Anderson. That tradition continues with Chef Jake Martin, whose five-course tasting menu changes monthly and is approached with thoughtful playfulness, reinvigorated energy and seasonality. The menu is expertly paired with a carefully curated list of wines that complement Genoa’s nuanced flavors. A historic part of Portland, Genoa has been open since 1971 and has remained one of the premiere fine dining establishments in the city.
Gracie’s Restaurant (in the Hotel deLuxe) serves the freshest Pacific Northwest fare, from house-made smoked salmon Benedict and fresh salads to pan-seared halibut with pea risotto or Imperial Stock Ranch lamb chops. Gracie’s provides a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere for the casual diner, business traveler or the dressed-to-the-nines visitor. Valet parking is free and the service is inviting and impeccable.
Higgins Restaurant & Bar
The cuisine at Higgins is truly rooted in Northwest soil. A legendary destination for fine regional cuisine, Higgins focuses on the use of local, seasonal, organic and sustainable ingredients. Chef/owner Greg Higgins was chosen as Best Northwest Chef in 2002.
- 4246 S.E. Belmont St.
Hokusei is provides Southeast Portland the ultimate experience in traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. Chefs create traditional Japanese dishes using only the highest quality ingredients for premium freshness and taste.
At Imperial, James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley explores menu ideas that have historic significance and uses cooking methods and ingredients from Oregon’s diverse bounty. The most prominent feature of Imperial’s kitchen is the impressive wood-fire grill and rotisserie that incorporate the use of native hard and fruitwoods. Inspired by a warm and primitive burning campfire and the big, open spaces of the Pacific Northwest, Imperial concentrates on healthy and uncomplicated preparations, serving the community by remembering its past and providing a warm, welcoming and generous place to eat.
Also in the Hotel Lucia, The Portland Penny Diner is a smaller, casual diner masterminded by Chef Paley.
Isabel Cruz comes from a Latino family where the large and frequent gatherings were always centered around food. Self-taught, friends and family from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico became the early influences of her food, with later inspiration stemming from the Japanese, Korean and Thai cooking styles she was exposed to while growing up in Los Angeles. Eventually, those Latin and Asian influences became infused in Isabel’s cooking, resulting in fresh, exotic food with bold and unique flavors.
Taking these fusions to the next level, Isabel started incorporating modifications in her menus, transforming these rich, traditional cuisines into more healthy dishes for the modern day. Now, Isabel’s beliefs and examples of clean, simple eating give people a new vision for what “health food” can be: Delicious.
Adjacent to the historic Governor Hotel, Jake’s Grill is inspired by American tradition and brings the classic American Grill traditional dining experience to Downtown. Jake’s serves the fines meats and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style. The classic bar serves hand-built, hand-mixed cocktails and a wide selection of single malt whiskeys to complement tender filet mignon, USDA Prime top sirloin, New York steak and, of course, the best fresh seafood.
Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill
Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill offers a stylish, upbeat atmosphere boasting one of the best views on the Columbia River. Located inside the bustling Red Lion on the River with easy access from I-5 we offer delicious selections for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Known as one of the Happiest Lounges around, our twice-a-day Happy Hour is offered from 3-6 AND 9pm-11pm. In addition to that happiness, we offer the area’s best live dancing music on Friday’s and our DJ spins the sounds every Saturday.
Jo Bar & Rotisserie
NW Portland / Nob Hill
- 715 N.W. 23rd Ave.
Jo Bar & Rotisserie opened its doors in 1995. The brainchild of the owners of the adjacent Papa Haydn restaurant, its focus is wood oven-fired and spit-roasted fare. Unpretentious and welcoming, yet refined and serious about its critically acclaimed food, wine, and distilled spirit offerings, Jo Bar will feel comfortable whether you’re on your way to the opera or a baseball game. Peruse the menu and wine list, make a reservation, and find out for yourself just how good it really is.
NW Portland / Nob Hill
The newest member of the Kells family is the chain’s only brewpub, which brews on-site in Northwest Portland. House brews include an IPA, Irish Lager and Irish Red Ale, all of which are complemented by Kells’ Irish and American pub fare.
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
Old Town Chinatown
For nearly 25 years, people from all walks of life and every generation have come to Kells Portland to exchange ideas, enjoy life and gather to celebrate. Kells’ excellent service, food, atmosphere and, of course, live Irish music seven night a week provide guests with the best Irish pub experience in Portland. It’s a great place to enjoy traditional and non-traditional Irish fare, catch a soccer or rugby match and, of course, enjoy a cold pint of Guinness. If you can’t go to Ireland, come to Kells!
Korkage Wine Bar & Shop
- 6320 S.W. Capitol Hwy.
Korkage Wine Bar & Shop offers a wide-ranging and eclectic wine selection, with the knowledge and support to help you buy what you’ll like. Taste and enjoy worthy wine along with wine-friendly food, while connecting with others here in your living room away from home.
Mississippi / Williams
Lincoln is a balance between old and new, modern and classic, rustic and refined, casual and formal, everyday and special occasion. Lincoln offers an honest expression of Portland cuisine – direct and elemental yet sophisticated. The front of the house warmth is delivered by a team of seasoned local professionals who focus specifically on genuine and attentive service. The food is direct in style, flavor and presentation. Seasonal fare on the changing menu concentrates on what is grown in the Pacific Northwest. What’s listed on the menu is what’s delivered on the plate.
Little Bird, the popular downtown bistro and sister restaurant of the critically acclaimed Le Pigeon, is open for lunch and dinner during the week, and for dinner on the weekends.
Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm
NW Portland / Nob Hill
One way to make sure you’re cooking with the freshest ingredients is to grow them yourself! Meriwether’s grows the produce it serves at its own Skyline Farm and is proud to be among only a handful of truly farm-to-table restaurants across the country. Chef Peter Kuhlman’s menus are inspired by the Willamette Valley’s peak-of-the-season abundance, matching Meriwether’s harvest with some of the finest raw ingredients in the world, from the farmers, fishers and ranchers of the Pacific Northwest.
Milo’s City Cafe
- 1325 N.E. Broadway
Owned and operated by N.E. Portland residents since 1999, Milo’s is known for its breakfasts and lunches, but have also gotten a substantial following for its dinners. Milo’s City Cafe, serving creative Northwest fare, is in the heart of N.E. Broadway’s business district, near Lloyd Center, the Rose Quarter and the Convention Center.
- 816 N. Russell St.
This north Portland restaurant and lounge was founded by Lucy Brennan, who has been named one of America’s top mixologists by such diverse sources as Playboy and Bon Appetit. Her cocktails blend fresh ingredients and bold flavors, and many of the 40 or so cocktails on 820′s menu use house-infused spirits. Located in the historic Frederick Torgler Building, Mint’s sleek, yet cushy interior allows the vibrant drinks and pan-American bistro cuisine to take center stage, inviting guests to relax and enjoy.
Mother’s Bistro & Bar
- 212 S.W. Stark St.
Chosen as Willamette Week’s “restaurant of the year” after opening in 2000, Mother’s Bistro & Bar serves comfort food classics made from scratch, perfected in the hands of four-star-restaurant-trained chef Lisa Schroeder. With melt-in-your-mouth biscuits, pot roast, chicken and dumplings and a different decadent macaroni and cheese daily, home cooking is elevated to a high art for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mother’s.
Osteria – derived from the word, “oste,” was a place during the Middle Ages where explorers and traders stopped to refuel and relax, eating well and being taken care of by the host before their long journeys. Today, Italians frequent an osteria to enjoy small, refined menus, good wine, and warm hospitality. Mucca Osteria delivers authentic Italian fare with house-made breads and pastas, as well as locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
- 3925 N.E. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Blvd.
Ned Ludd is “an American craft kitchen.” This small wood-fired restaurant is located in the historic King neighborhood with a weekly changing menu influenced by the seasons, the weather and a growing list of local artisinal producers.
Nel Centro is a modern, light-filled aria to one of the world’s most revered cuisines. Nel Centro (Italian for “in the center”) explores the classic dishes of the Riviera and Chef David Machado’s passion for grand culinary traditions and locally sourced, seasonal food. With several cozy fireplaces, the restaurant’s outdoor patio is a summertime dining and happy hour favorite. Valet parking is available adjacent to the restaurant at the Hotel Modera, 515 S.W. Clay St.
Oba! is a celebrated Nuevo Latino restaurant in the heart of the Pearl District with flavors that sizzle and nourish the soul. It features a 40-foot hammered copper bar serving hand-crafted cocktails, an open and airy central dining room, and a more intimate candle-lit Hacienda room. Happy hour here is widely regarded as one of the best in the city.
Old Town Brewing Co.
- 5201 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Motoring Through Portland’s Past – Walk into Old Town Pizza at Vanport Square and listen closely. You might hear the far-off strains of an idling engine mixed with the hum of guest chatter. That’s because this location has a storied history as a center of automotive commerce, dating back to before World War II.
Olympic Provisions NW
Olympic Provisions Northwest is the convivial west-side answer to Olympic Provisions’ intimate Southeast location. Marked by a string of patio lights on an otherwise industrial stretch of Northwest Thurman Street, OPNW offers a menu of lovely rustic European-inspired fare in a warm, windowed setting, accentuated by an antique French rotisserie.
Olympic Provisions SE
Olympic Provisions is home to both a European-style restaurant and deli serving lunch and dinner, as well as Oregon’s first USDA certified meat-curing facility (salumeria). The restaurant features cuisine influenced by European and North African flavors that showcases local ingredients. Salumist Elias Cairo crafts “American Charcuterie” using local, high-quality ingredients for wholesale to grocery stores, restaurants and wine bars around the region.
Oso Market + Bar
- 726 S.E. Grand Ave.
Oso Market + Bar is an inspired mixed-use space in Portland’s central eastside. Oso is equal parts bottle shop, specialty market and neighborhood bar, featuring the best in sustainable and biodynamic wines, handcrafted beer and cider, enticing and exclusive grocery selections and delicious eats – all in a beautiful space to unwind in and enjoy. Open from 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Monday.
Oven and Shaker
- 1134 N.W. Everett St.
A partnership between three of Portland’s most accomplished industry veterans, Oven and Shaker is a modern urban saloon in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District. It ties the hearty Italian street food and wood-oven-pizza-making talent of three-time James Beard Award-nominated Chef Cathy Whims together with the ingredient-driven classic cocktails of veteran Northwest bartender and Aviation Gin co-creator Ryan Magarian.
Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar
NW Portland / Nob Hill
- 1204 N.W. 21st Ave.
Paley’s Place offers Pacific Northwest regional cuisine in the warm, inviting setting of a Victorian home. Chef and owner (and James Beard Award-winner) Vitaly Paley creates seasonal menus from the bounty of the Northwest with Southern French and Northern Italian influences. While the wine list offers an extensive selection exclusively from the wine regions of Oregon, Washington and France, “Wine Wednesday” takes a more global approach to wine tasting with wine flights available from around the world. Seating is intimate yet casual in the dining room and bar or outside on the porch.
Papa Haydn East
- 5829 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Papa Haydn’s, named after a Viennese composer, is a destination restaurant renowned for desserts with a dinner menu characterized by classical European cuisine. Though there is another popular Papa Haydn restaurant on Northwest 23rd Avenue, this original eastside location has been open since 1978. Papa Haydn is a great destination for lunch or Sunday brunch, though any sweet tooth will argue the outstanding and extensive dessert menu is the real highlight.
Papa Haydn West
NW Portland / Nob Hill
- 701 N.W. 23rd Ave.
Papa Haydn, named after a Viennese composer, is a destination restaurant renowned for desserts with a dinner menu characterized by classical European cuisine. Though its original location is on Portland’s Eastside, the Northwest Papa Haydn has been open since 1983, and the adjoining Jo Bar & Rotisserie opened in 1998. It’s also a great destination for lunch or Sunday brunch, though any sweet tooth will argue the outstanding and extensive dessert menu is the real highlight.
Paragon Restaurant & Bar
Paragon is a neighborhood gastropub serving ingredient-driven and honest food with a popular bar offering craft beers, unique artisan cocktails and eclectic wines. Paragon offers a casual and approachable dining experience with a hint of nostalgia that both roots you to the present and takes you back to the familiar. The stylish décor complements the contemporary menu of new and reinterpreted American classics.
At this Pearl District restaurant, nestled in a historic building along the peaceful green swath of the North Park Blocks, James Beard Award-nominated chef Scott Dolich specializes in creating new dishes using local ingredients. The same culinary philosophy applies to the cocktail list, which includes the surprisingly refreshing Salt and Pepper — House Spirits Aviation gin, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice and a touch of simple syrup, served up in a glass with a salted rim.
Pazzo is a regional Italian restaurant and bar focused on Northwest ingredients and the true flavors of Italy. Guests enjoy a warm, stylish dining room along with PazzoBar, which is vibrant, comfortable and substantial. Pazzo and PazzoBar consistenly deliver high-quality food and service to guests.
The Picnic House was established in 2012 as a place for fresh, fanciful and flavorful food. You can dine in the Grand Room (c. 1926) or at a table reclaimed from a 700-year-old fir tree, or even grab & go to picnic with your cuisine where you would like. The lunch menu consists of soups and sandwiches, and dinner offers small plates, soups and salads.
Portland Brewing Company Taproom
One of the first craft breweries in the city, Portland Brewing brewed its first beer in 1986. Though it went by a different name for a while, it’s gone back to its roots today (but don’t worry, it still offers the iconic MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale!). The taproom offers more than 12 beers on draft, including year-round, seasonal and taproom exclusive styles to complement the sandwiches, brewer’s plates and other pub fare.
Porto Terra Tuscan Grill & Bar
Porto Terra features creative, authentic Italian cuisine and wines from around the world. Seven days a week, Porto Terra serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with late-night dining available. The dining room has a modern rustic feel with fieldstone walls, pastoral murals, booths, banquettes and tables. Executive Chef Marissa Burback creates menus that range from classic Italian to a fusion of Tuscan and Northwest, offering seasonal dishes using garden-fresh produce, house-made pasta and Oregon-influenced ingredients. Porto Terra is located at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower downtown.
Portobello Vegan Trattoria
Division / Clinton
Enjoy the Mediterranean-inspired organic, locally sourced fare at Portobello. The vegan-friendly restaurant works with several farmers before the growing season begins to plan the next season’s menu
Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social is a modern diner with a scratch kitchen, mixology bar, and entertainment & private party, meeting space venue, featuring old school games; bowling, ping pong, darts, marbles, karaoke, shuffleboard, & 80′s arcade. Inspired by Portland’s innovative, quality driven dining scene and vintage feel of classic diners across the US, Punch Bowl Social can be classified as part of the growing Gastro-Diner category. You will enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner & late night with such favorites as chicken & waffles, skillet burgers & adult milkshakes.
Quartet is located alongside the Willamette River on the South Waterfront, offering panoramic views of city lights, bridges and parks. The restaurant serves American regional cuisine with fresh seafood, Prime steaks and many Portland-inspired favorites complemented by an extensive wine list and wide selections of wines by the glass available both in the dining room and the bar. Quartet offers a twice-daily happy hour and Sunday brunch.
- 1205 S.W. Washington St.
Ración Open Kitchen + Bar is a modern Spanish restaurant located in downtown’s West End. With 15 seats at an open kitchen bar, guests can observe chefs Anthony Cafiero and Roscoe Roberson as they create modern dishes rooted in Spanish tradition and serve each guest à la carte ‘raciones’ or plate five-course tasting menus. Lounge seating is also available for the casual cocktail and snack.
Mississippi / Williams
This North Mississippi Avenue spot serves “American tapas” along with a side of soccer, frequently seen playing on the unobtrusive TVs throughout the restaurant. Far from a sports bar, Radar offers sophisticated small plates, craft cocktails, beer and wine, as well as happy hour and brunch.
Red Star Tavern
Located in the heart of downtown Portland at the Hotel Monaco, Red Star provides fine dining service in a casual atmosphere. Chef Kyle Rourke ensures that fresh, local and seasonal are always the primary ingredients. From the slow-roasted meats and bright salads to the playful flavor combinations from the bar, every menu choice will more than compliment the comforting glow from the wood-fire grill.
Remedy Wine Bar
- 733 N.W. Everett St.
Remedy Wine Bar on the North Park Blocks in the Pearl District is a neighborhood wine bar with comfy chairs and a cozy, living-room vibe, open evenings Monday through Saturday. The beverage-first wine bar serves fresh, young wines, focusing on smaller brand wines and family-run wineries. With wide windows that open up to the park on sunny Portland days, the rotating list of reds, whites and rosés is served alongside simple and elegant small plates showcasing the best local ingredients.
RingSide Fish House
RingSide Fish House is to fresh seafood what RingSide Steakhouse has become to legendary steaks, offering fresh seafood prepared with the best local ingredients available accompanied by impeccable service and an award-winning wine list. Enjoy dinner at the Fish House on the Mezzanine level of the Fox Tower overlooking Director Park in downtown Portland, or come by for late-night dining, including the renowned twice-daily happy hour.
RingSide Steakhouse Eastside
RingSide Steakhouse has been renowned for great steaks since first opening its uptown location more than 65 years ago and on the eastside more than 30 years ago. The staff is provides impeccable service and the perfect wine suggestions for your meal. This sister restaurant to the iconic Uptown Steakhouse provides all of the same features — including an unmatched wine list — with a more relaxed, country club-like ambience on the Glendoveer Golf Course. A new menu includes approachable entrées for lunch and dinner in addition to celebrated steak offerings.
RingSide Steakhouse Uptown
NW Portland / Nob Hill
This renowned steakhouse has been at its original location on West Burnside for more than 65 years with three generations of family ownership. RingSide Steakhouse has earned a reputation serving the best steaks in Portland, featuring steaks custom dry-aged in-houses. Tuxedoed servers offer impeccable service and can complement your meal with an unmatched wine list of more than 700 labels in a timeless, old-school atmosphere.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
This national brewpub chain brews its beer on-site, using local water and local tastes to customize beers to “fit” each location. In Portland, it’s a great place to catch a Timbers game on TV.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
A great steakhouse experience is waiting for you at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, where you’ll find expertly prepared USDA Prime steaks served sizzling on a 500° plate accompanied by an award-winning wine list. This timeless American steakhouse tradition continues in the heart of Downtown Portland.
Salty’s on the Columbia
The best seafood and steak restaurant in Portland isn’t downtown, it’s on the Columbia River. Salty’s award-winning fresh Northwest seafood cuisine and attentive friendly service is further enhanced by inspiring views of the mighty Columbia and Mt. Hood from its two-story deck and walls of windows. The menu offers fresh Dungeness crab and Maine lobster (so fresh they’re swimming in the lobby’s saltwater tanks) to Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, oysters and clams from Northwest beaches or Certified Angus Beef Natural® steaks, pasta and an award-winning Sunday Brunch. The Bar-Café offers more intimate dining, cocktails, a great happy hour and live jazz on select evenings.
Since 1995, Saucebox has maintained a reputation in the city as the place for the finest in pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine with its insider vibe and unique presence. Unforgettable dishes and innovative cocktails have garnered national attention for Saucebox national in The New York Times, Bon Appetit Magazine, Travel & Leisure and The Wall Street Journal – but its local popularity makes this a landmark of Portland restaurant and lounge scene.
NW Portland / Nob Hill
Serratto is a lively and elegant neighborhood restaurant serving authentic and innovative dishes from Italy, France and the greater Mediterranean region. The menu, which changes seasonally, is built around a commitment to using natural meats, the freshest seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Smallwares is an acclaimed forty-seat restaurant with an open kitchen that serves small plates of “inauthentic Asian cuisine” meant to be shared. The restaurant’s bar, Barwares, serves eclectic wine, sake and cocktails.
Sok Sab Bai Cambodian Cuisine
Division / Clinton
- 2625 S.E. 21st St. #B
Sok Sab Bai Cambodian Cuisine serves traditional Cambodian comfort food with a modern twist. After success as a food cart, Sok Sab Bai just upgraded to a brick-and-mortar restaurant inside an old Victorian house in the Clinton-Division neighborhood of Southeast Portland.
- 6839 S.E. Belmont St.
Songbird is a neighborhood eatery perched on Mt. Tabor, serving fresh Northwest farm-to-table food with neighborhood-y, friendly service. Open for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner, also serving Stumptown coffee and house-made pastries in the morning.
Southpark Seafood is a contemporary Northwest seafood restaurant that celebrates the quality products of our local producers. Southpark Seafood is a proud partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program and PDX Seafood Watch. All of the seafood we sell is fished or farmed in ways that minimize their environmental impact. The amazingly fresh seafood and produce of the Pacific Northwest, along with Chef Ryan’s passion and innovative culinary vision, delivers a meal that is both creative and delicious to the table at Southpark Seafood.
Division / Clinton
- 3111 S.E. Division St.
Sunshine Tavern is that warm, playful and welcoming environment you would expect from a tavern. This is a bar, a clubhouse, a gathering place for family, friends and everyone in between. Come in for a drink, linger over dinner, or have a go at the 14-foot shuffleboard table or our vintage Ms. Pac Man and Donkey Kong games. The tavern serves simple pub fare made with the best ingredients, complemented by a huge selection of seasonal beers on tap, local and international wines, and classic cocktails as well as a slushee margarita and daiquiri machine.
Tabla Mediterranean Bistro
Tabla is an Italian restaurant specializing in fresh pasta using the best local ingredients. Inspired by the rotating menus of Italy and the fresh, seasonal ingredients they highlight, Tabla seeks a balance of the traditional and modern. It offers both local and Italian wines, seasonal specialty cocktails and local beers on tap.
The Bent Brick
NW Portland / Nob Hill
- 1639 N.W. Marshall St.
Situated in a charming 1940s brick building in the heart of Northwest Portland’s Slabtown area, The Bent Brick offers home-made sausage, roasts, soups, salads and desserts. The welcoming service, ultra-cozy atmosphere, outstanding cocktails and 16 Oregon and Washington wines on tap make this neighborhood restaurant stand out as a must-visit.
The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar
The Country Cat is a down-home neighborhood restaurant in Southeast that specializes in farm-to-table cuisine. It offers outstanding brunch and dinner in a comfortable, lively, family-friendly environment. From the fried chicken to the “whole hog” plate, everything is prepared and crafted in-house.
NW Portland / Nob Hill
- 801 N.W. 23rd Ave.
The Fireside is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that serves what we have dubbed “outdoor inspired” cuisine: think campfires, backyard bbqs, pic-nics, and generally good times spent outdoors celebrating the bounty that the NW offers. Using an array of small, local, organic farms and ranches we have created a menu that is grill focused, and comfort driven, with a careful eye on technique and quality ingredients. Paired with well-crafted cocktails, interesting wines, and thirst quenching beers from Oregon and abroad we invite you to come see what we have to offer.
The Heathman Restaurant and Bar
One of Portland’s most respected restaurants (located in one of its top hotels), The Heathman Restaurant exemplifies the best of the Pacific Northwest using seasonal ingredients inspired by French cuisine. The cocktails — both classic and cutting-edge — round out the menu and highlight Oregon-produced spirits. Happy hour from 2 p.m. until close offers diners sophisticated small plates at half price.
The Heathman Restaurant also offers casual dining in the adjacent Marble Bar and outside at the sidewalk cafe. Cocktails and live jazz are available in the intimate Tea Court.
The Parish is an uptown New Orleans-style Creole restaurant with locally sourced farm fresh products, including a raw oyster bar. It focuses on Cajun and Creole classics with updated technique, fresh local ingredients, farm-direct oysters and whole-hog cooking.
Thirst Bistro offers premiere riverfront dining that highlights Pacific Northwest ingredients paired with local wines, craft brews and spirits. On summer evenings, the waterfront patio dining with views of the river, bridges and city can’t be beat.
Touché offers Mediterranean cuisine in the comfort and warmth of a historic two-story firehouse in Portland’s Pearl District. The space is set off by a beautiful spiral staircase leading to the upstairs billiards bar. The menu features many different pastas, pizzas, calzones, entrees and more.
With a legendary lineup of exotic handcrafted cocktails, delectable tidbits and imaginative entrees, Trader Vic’s is a tropical refuge in the heart of the Pearl District and Portland’s premiere destination for Polynesian cuisine, tropical cocktails, traditional Pupus and Chinese oven dishes. The unforgettable ambiance features traditional Tikis, palm-thatched ceilings and plenty of island spirit.
NW Portland / Nob Hill
Located in Northwest Portland, Urban Fondue is a unique dining experience. Locally owned, Urban Fondue brings fresh, local ingredients to the table creating mouthwatering fondue entrees and an experience not to be forgotten. Favorite menu items to try include smoked farmhouse cheddar fondue, brie and Gorgonzola fondue, Heath Bar chocolate fondue and peanut-butter-and-chocolate fondue. Open daily for dinner at 5 p.m.
Urban Fondue can accommodate groups of up to 30 people. We also offer our “loft”, a cozy semi-private space for parties up to 12 people. Our newly expanded deck seating can accommodate groups up to 30 for a special Urban Fondue dinner or Happy Hour get-together. Reservations are required.
Old Town Chinatown
Located at Union Station, Wilfs serves upfront jazz, house-infused libations and classic old-school fare like tableside Caesar salads, Steak Diane, New York pepper steak and Bananas Foster. This retro piano bar is a family-owned restaurant celebrating 35 years in business.
Division / Clinton
This upscale casual Mexican eatery takes a fresh and seasonal approach to Mexican fare. Xico is committed to quality and sustainability, offering small plates and entrees that cater to both carnivores and vegetarians. The walk-up lunch window serves rotisserie food to hungry passersby on the go.
Inspired by the Japanese izakaya concept, Yakuza is a food-lover’s bar serving exceptional food and drinks best shared with good friends. Chef David Gaspar de Alba’s daily food specials are devised around organic, local ingredients, complementing menu favorites like kale salad, Kobe tartare, tempura scallops, hamachi, pork cheek and the legendary Yakuza Burger, Portland Monthly Magazine’s Best Burger in 2009. To wash it all down, the restaurant features a wide selection of sakes, house cocktails, beer and wine.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Crystal Hotel’s first-floor Northwest-style café is an ideal spot to meet up downtown. The Zeus Café features an open kitchen and a menu that uses local, seasonal ingredients. Huge windows will offer plenty of natural light indoors and heated, dog-friendly outdoor seating is available on the sidewalk.
- 10th and Yamhill
- 1st and Jefferson
- 3rd and Alder
- 4th & Yamhill
- Naito and Davis
- 808 Southwest Stark Street