In addition to being a rumored aphrodisiac, the humble oyster is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and D, a whole slew of B vitamins, plus iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese, AND phosphorus. And that's just four or five... imagine what a whole dozen could do for you! Here are the best spots in Portland to order some super-fresh bivalves. Bottom's up, to your health!
Thanks to a recent remodel, Wildwood is ready to woo a whole new generation of Portlanders. Chef Clark's international influences pair perfectly with his passion for preserving farm fresh ingredients.
Ultra-reliable cafe with amazing roast chicken and a solid burger. Nothing like its modernist big brother restaurant next door, this spot is classic cooking all the way. Try the Happy Hour menu.
This candle-lit Southern eatery dishes out creative, comforting takes on New Orleans classics. Must order: barbecue shrimp in a lick-the-bowl-clean-it’s-so-good sauce of white wine, pepper, Worcestershire, lemon, and plenty of butter.
This sexy neighborhood restaurant-meets-wine-bar offers up European class & unassuming high-style. Head in for a late-night weekend burger & vieux carre.
Try the amazing weekend brunch--Eggs Sardou, po'boys, hangtown fry, and plenty of oyster shooters. They even have live blues starting around noon most weekends.
When three young chefs combine forces with international influences, the result is an eclectic and flavorful menu of modern dishes like crispy pig ear salad and heirloom tomato french toast with preserved lemon aioli.
This GQ favorite deserves every bit of the national press it's received. Say hi to Evan behind the bar and let him make you the best cocktail in PDX. Great for date night.
From the team behind EaT: An Oyster Bar in North Portland, the Parish is the westside's go-to destination for the freshest dine-in and take-out oyster feasts in town.
With rock-bottom prices on glass pours and sophisticated-yet-affordable vino-friendly nosh (deviled quail eggs, anyone?), Fausse Piste winemaker Jesse Skiles’s signless Sauvage is a speakeasy even a vintner could love.
Paley's Imperial boasts new-old-fashioned fare ranging from roubust steaks topped with chanterelles and garlic herb butter to sophisticated salads for lovers of greens who lunch.
Sweet and romantic French-inflected restaurant with a woman-powered kitchen, great cocktails, refined entrees, and a must-try happy hour menu. Sundays are all-day industry happy hour.
Awesome seafood hot spot in the Pearl, serving up modern spins on dock-side classics like salt-roasted blue Hawaiian prawns, octopus with potatoes and chorizo cream, petrale sole fillet paired with its own deep-fried bones, and a perfect chowder packed with fish, mussels, and clams.