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.
A true Portland institution, Paley's is a must-try for any PDX foodie or visitor. Try the housemade charcuterie with a glass of Pinot Noir or the sweetbreads with artichoke hearts.
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.
Chic PDX institution gets makeover in 2011 from Spago alum Thomas Boyce. The result? A modern menu worthy of the impeccable decor and service. Try the happy hour!
Bring a few friends and order a variety of small plates (try the Tabule de Cereales Andinos!) for a taste of Peru at its best. Full gluten free menu available.
When you're in the mood for some over-the-top, meat-centric, moan-so-loud-the-people-five-tables-over-can-hear-you food, this is your spot. In other words, check your diet at the door, and order the freakin hamburger.
Top-shelf cocktails and amazing Asian cuisine in the old Hung Far Low building. Bring friends and order a bunch of plates to share. Love the soups and skewers.
Home of the bone luge! Epic burger and charcuterie plate in wine-lover's paradise. Nearly 100 wines on tap, great cocktails. Get the 5 course tasting menu for the full effect.
This jewel box of a French restaurant offers true white-table cloth service with a modern twist. The 8-course tasting menu is an adventure and the wine list is geeky in a good way. Awesome Grand Marnier souffle.
This über-sustainable sushi restaurant is eco-friendly from the menu to the lightbulbs to the cotton of the server’s shirts. Try the charcuterie plate with house-cured fish and tuna boudin noir and sidle up to the sushi bar to watch true culinary artists at work.
This modernist tavern features 16 local wines on tap, a domestic-only beverage program, and a well-curated menu full of innovative yet accessible dishes. Try the "eat the whole menu" option for just $55.
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
This seafood favorite serves up modern spins on aquatic Northwest comfort food. Ask Dana Frank for wine recommendations, she won't steer you wrong. Try the fried fish bones.