In a city where upscale-casual options for weekday lunch can be limited, these ten hot spots prove Portland restaurants aren’t just great for date night or after-work happy hours—they can be go-to joints for business lunches, daytime visitor itineraries, and those days when braving the elements for a food cart meal just doesn’t appeal.
Best cocktails in town meets sophisticated, adventurous, and internationally-inspired seasonal cuisine. Communal tables, ultra-hip clientele, and some damn good French fries. Now serving brunch!
Jew-ISH deli with pastrami-powered soul. Great bagels, sandwiches, chopped liver, and ultra-comforting hungarian mushroom soup. Save room for the best rugelach in town.
Downtown's favorite alpine eatery with handcrafted everything, specializing in Germanic and Alsatian cuisines. Beet-pickled deviled eggs are among the best in town, along with one bad-ass burger.
Le Pigeon's kid brother grows up. Gorgeous pressed-tin ceiling, red booths, sophisticated & chic vibe. Menu packed with gems like grilled trout and the famous Le Pigeon burger.
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.
Awesome rotisserie chicken, sandwiches, and meats to-go from the deli case. This location is home to OP's USDA-certified meat facility, but the eatery is anything but industrial