I love a good salad as much as the next Portlander, but when it comes to what I crave, a good marbled steak is pretty high on the list. Here are my picks for the best places to get your cavemen on in the Portland area.
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.
The Happy Hour menu is available in the small bar, so you may have to wait, but the cheap eats are worth it. Tender bites of Ringside’s signature steak, a "fork and knife" Caesar salad, twice-baked potato skins with cheddar and bacon, or a classic hamburger are only $2.25 each.
Perfect for Paleos due to the a la carte steak menu, salad offerings, and veggie sides to make your own primal meal. They've also got a butcher counter so you can stock up on grass fed meats for home cookin.
One of the only true "status symbol" restaurants in PDX. Pricy and over-the-top, but when you can afford a steak at Gaucho, you know you've arrived.
This contender for Portland's longest brunch line serves an outstanding burger and chicken & waffles. Bring 5 friends and make a reservation to skip the wait!
This sexy neighborhood restaurant-meets-wine-bar offers up European class & unassuming high-style. Head in for a late-night weekend burger & vieux carre.
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.