Whether you call them tapas, cicchetti, pintxos, picada or just small plates, these are the best places in Portland to order a round of little bites for the table for the ultimate sharing-is-caring experience.
Portland's best "secret" brunch without a wait. Order a bunch of small plates for the table, but don't miss the large plate of toasted bread, French butter, and jam. Trust me.
Cheryl Wakerhauser’s new pâtisserie-meets-tapas bar offers a taste of San Sebastian with a side of Gay Paree. With $5 pours of Spanish wines like txakoli and tinto, a killer Champagne list, and a dozen sherries by the glass, Bar Vivant is a suitable substitute for that European vacation.
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.
This sexy neighborhood restaurant-meets-wine-bar offers up European class & unassuming high-style. Head in for a late-night weekend burger & vieux carre.
A former pizza parlor got the Cinderella treatment and is now a colorful haven for farm-to-fork cuisine. No wait for brunch--get the polenta w/ mushroom gravy! All salads are delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Part bottle shop and part wine bar, Taste offers small plates like roasted-vegetable flatbread and house-made chicken-liver mousse alongside well-curated local and international wine flights.