Portland is broken up into five quadrants (yes, we know quad means four, we do things a little differently here) and each of them is chock full of delicious dining opportunities. Check out my picks for the best eats in each section of the city.
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.
The best view in Portland w/ a side of sophisticated and modern Asian cuisine. Greg Gourdet is one of the best chefs in PDX, and his new brunch is crazy good. Vegan/GF friendly.
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.
Amazing steaks, despite the rather campy atmosphere. Try the Cheese Cart! Fromager Lindsey Walton has curated a top-notch list of a dozen cheese selections, complete with accessible and engaging table-side service.
Bruce Carey’s pizzeria dishes out Neapolitan-style pies and calzones, from a brick oven made from Vesuvian ash, next to the original Voodoo Doughnuts. Great full bar and an impressive selection of Italian wines.
One of the best happy hour menus in town with amazing decor. You can load up a whole table with $2-$5 Vietnamese appetizers like fish sauce wings, papaya salad, and shrimp-wrapped sugarcanes.
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.
Mucca is Portland's best kept secret. Dinner here feels like a trip to Tuscany, with true respect for ingredients and simple preparation. When it's available, get the bistecca fiorentina special.