You may be surprised to find out that not too long ago--despite our proximity to two rivers and an ocean--Portland's seafood options were limited to dated, not-so-fresh eateries or one to two dishes on the restaurant-of-the-moment's menu. That state of affairs changed with a new generation of chefs highlighting seafood, fresh off the boat, in some surprisingly modern ways.
The flagship outpost of the country's first certified sustainable sushi joint. Surprisingly delicious wagyu burger, and great happy hour. Try the Japanese maple mushrooms!
A 21st century ramen house with hot design details and menu surprises from one of Portland’s seafoodiest chefs. The menu is grouped into hot plates, cold plates, and ramen—and everything is meant to be shared.
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.
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.
Hip decor meets minimalist menu and extensive whiskey selection. Pricey and a bit slow, but each plate is a work of art. Oregon albacore is a sure bet.
This modern (and decidedly upscale) seafood restaurant is located in the back room of ramen hot spot Wafu, and offers four-course guest choice tasting menus or a Chef's choice "grand tasting" menu featuring up to ten courses.
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.