Dining Month: 3 Courses for $29
Your key to the city is a fork. It’s Dining Month and in Downtown Portland and beyond, more than 80 restaurants are serving up three tasty courses for just $29. Tastes to excite. Savings to savor. The entire month of June.
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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.
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 spacec 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
BRIX Tavern marries enduring American comfort food with a classic tavern vibe. From the nostalgia of a chicken-fried chicken breast to the savory flavors of rotisserie prime rib, the menu is built around simple American cooking, enhanced with the freshest in local ingredients. Also enjoy the tavern’s house-made craft cocktails and wide selection of beers.
- 1987 N.W. Kearney
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 Dolan Lane’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.
- 1014 S.W. Stark St.
Clyde Common is a lively and acclaimed European-style tavern in the Ace Hotel that offers a regional take on classic dining. The daily menu emphasizes meats butchered and cured in house, along with locally farmed vegetables and Pacific Northwest seafood. A semi-finalist for The James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Bar Program, Clyde’s bar specializes in American whiskeys and is renowned for its craft cocktails–it even pioneered the world’s first barrel-aged cocktails.
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.
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.
East India Co. Grill & Bar
East India Co Grill & Bar offers a delectable journey. Subtle complex marinades using time-honored Indian grilling methods created by seasoned master chefs reflect the food trends in today’s India. The menu remains true to classic Indian recipes but is served with verve and style.
The restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland on 11th avenue between Yamhill and Taylor, is open for lunch, happy hour and dinner Monday through Saturday.
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.
Ristorante Fratelli has been proudly serving regionally inspired Italian cuisine to Portlanders since 1998. This intimate Pearl District restaurant features a simple and regional approach to Italian home cooking, with dishes that use seasonal and local ingredients from area farmers.
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.
As the name may imply, Gilt Club specializes in rich, luxurious food. Chef Chris Carriker brings his innovative, Northwest-inspired style and love for charcuterie to the menu, which features local, sustainable produce and varies seasonally. Custom-prepared chef’s table meal available for parties of six or more, and dinner is served until 2 a.m. Gilt Club’s bar is also a place to indulge, both for its perfectly crafted vintage cocktails as well as its more modern concoctions.
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.
H5O Bistro & Bar
Located at Hotel Fifty, H5O is convenient and its all-day dining has broad appeal. H5O isn’t “just” a hotel restaurant and bar, it’s a remarkably comfortable place to meet, linger and dine. The food is prepared from many local, seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on presentation.
Henry’s 12th Street Tavern
Opening its doors in the original Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Complex in 2004, Henry’s 12th St. Tavern started as a neighborhood place and quickly became a Portland institution. Henry’s offers an extensive selection of more than 100 local, regional and international beers and hard ciders, as well as a robust menu featuring diverse and innovative tavern fare.
Huber’s, established in 1879, is Portland’s oldest restaurant and bar. Dinner in the historic dining room, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is like stepping back in time. It has solid mahogany paneling, a terrazzo floor and is crowned by a stained glass skylight. Roasted turkey continues to be the house specialty since the saloon days, but today they also feature fresh seafood and Certified Angus steaks.
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.
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.
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
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!
Kir Wine Bar
- 22 N.E. Seventh Ave.
Kir Wine Bar serves 50 old-world wines by the glass, honoring traditions of natural and sustainable production methods. The restaurant’s small plates reflect this ethos in simple and seasonally paired dishes.
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.
Mama Mia Trattoria
Mama Mia Trattoria serves traditional Italian-American soul food lovingly prepared from scratch seven nights a week. The mozzarella is made fresh daily, and restaurant specialties include homemade ravioli, manicotti and gnocchi, and chicken and veal Parmesan, piccata and Marsala. The dining room inside the historic Waldo Building reflects old-school Italian charm with crystal chandeliers and gilded mirrors. The bar also offers house specialty cocktails, including many made with house-infused spirits.
McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside at the Marina
Located in the scenic RiverPlace marina, McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside features indoor and (weather permitting) outdoor dining with a spectacular views of the Willamette River. The menu features an extensive Pacific Northwest seafood selection and daily specials, as well as a great happy hour.
Metrovino restaurant in the Pearl Distrct offers a sophisticated, wine-friendly menu and unique cocktails, along with an extensive offering of rare and unusual wines by the taste, glass or bottle. Owner and wine director Todd Steele works hand-in-hand with chef Dustin See and bar manager Jacob Grier to create an urbane retreat for diners seeking imaginative, seasonal and skilled cuisine.
- 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.
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.
Old Town Brewing Co. was founded on the idea of making great craft beer while focusing on local quality ingredients, sustainability and innovation. The eastside brewery counterpart to Old Town Pizza is housed in a 1940′s LEED Gold-certified building with beautiful reclaimed materials throughout. Old Town also delivers fresh beer to by bike to residences and businesses until 9 p.m. — yes, it’s legal!
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
Tucked into one of Portland’s beautifully restored industrial buildings, Olympic Provisions Southeast has grown from establishing the city’s first salumeria to being a destination for refined, European-style dishes. The menu is guided by the capable hands of Chef Alex Yoder and reflects an innovative approach to the traditions of rustic Spanish and Mediterranean cooking. In combining these methods with the clean, bold flavors of the Pacific Northwest, Yoder’s dishes highlight the locally-sourced meats and seasonal vegetables you’ll find on his menus.
Come to OPSE to enjoy a meal of shared tapas plates or traditional, entrée-style dining under the glowing MEAT sign. An extensive wine list will complement your dinner, with many old-world varietals and West Coast favorites. With the sleek industrial design reflecting warm candlelight, the romantic ambience of the European dining experience is alive and well.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raven & Rose
Raven & Rose offers classic farmhouse cookery and historically inspired cocktails in Portland’s historic Ladd Carriage House. The dining room menu draws inspiration from the Irish and British countryside, driven by simple, pristinely sourced ingredients and exceptional execution in a warm, attentive atmosphere.
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.
Riffle NW is a catch-inspired seafood restaurant in Portland’s Pearl District where guests enjoy dishes influenced by coastal regions around the world. Thoughtfully sourced and skillfully prepared, the food and drink is enjoyed wherever you want to be — a table or booth in the main dining room, the bar, the chef’s table, the raw bar or in the private dining space.
RingSide Fish House
RingSide Fish House is to fresh seafood what RingSide Steakhouse has become to legendary steaks, offering the freshest seafood prepared with the best local ingredients available. The menu includes local oysters, Dungeness crab, king salmon, Alaskan halibut, dayboat sea scallops and more depending on seasonal availability. Service is impeccable and the award-winning wine list is unmatched. 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 offers the freshest seafood prepared with the best local ingredients available. Service is impeccable and the award-winning wine list is unmatched. Enjoy dinner at the Fish House on the Mezzanine level of the Fox Tower overlooking Director Park in downtown Portland.
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
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Southpark is a contemporary seafood restaurant inspired by the amazing farmers, fishers and winemakers of the region. Located in the heart of Portland’s Cultural District, Southpark’s wine bar, outdoor patio and dining room are open every day for lunch, dinner and happy hour.
Streetcar Bistro & Taproom
- 1101 N.W. Northrup St.
Streetcar is a Pearl District bistro passionate about sustainable, renewable business practices. The restaurant serves meats raised humanely, sustainably and without hormones or antibiotics, seafood from sustainable fisheries, and local and organic produce. The restaurant’s food is complemented by more than 30 beers on tap and a lengthy drink menu.
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
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.
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 Original – A Dinerant
A new kind of neighborhood eatery, The Orignal is Portland’s downtown destination for unexpected all-day dining. This Dinerant (diner + restaurant) goes far beyond conventional comfort food, updating long-time favorites with a dose of style and sophistication. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Late night dining until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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.
- 2703 N.E. Alberta St.
The Station is a neighborhood pub focused on great food and drink in a casual, comfortable environment. The restaurant is housed in a 1931 building originally home to the Northwestern Electric Company and now listed on the history registry.
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.
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.
Open and inviting, Vindalho redefines the neighborhood restaurant and bar. The modern interpretations of classic Indian dishes are always freshly prepared with high quality, responsibly produced and locally sourced ingredients. Flavorful, creative food together with friendly, informative service makes Vindalho a perfect choice for dinner in Southeast Portland.
Wildwood helped set the standard for farm-to-table and classic Northwest cuisine. Its bar is a beachhead for local distillers as well, offering an impressive list of house cocktails featuring local artisan spirits and innovative takes on classic recipes while highlighting seasonal flavors.
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.
Windows Skyroom & Lounge
- 1021 N.E. Grand Ave.
Windows Skyroom Lounge and Rooftop Terrace boasts the finest skyline view of downtown Portland. Located on the sixth floor of the Red Lion Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center, it’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy some of Oregon’s best microbrews and wines. Check out the city lights while dining on nightly specials and Northwest cuisine or stargaze around the fire pit on the flagstone terrace. Windows also has two large-screen TVs and a nightly happy hour until 7 p.m.
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.
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