Octopus caught off the coast? Yes, please! That local delicacy was marinated and served chilled with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette as a recent starter, shocking in its ultra-tenderness. This was just one of the impressive dishes highlighting the amazing ingredients from the Northwest. The beautifully prepared wild Chinook salmon with pea tendrils and fava beans was another seasonal treat. The real treat was the gracious service in this busy dining room, especially our seasoned waiter, who suggested excellent Oregon wine matches for the food. The Adelsheim Pinot gris was brilliant with the first course, and the deeply flavored, Burgundian-style Domaine Serene was incredible alongside the salmon. The menu might give potential diners that this venue is formal, but the crowd on a Monday night was a mix of casually attired guys and gals, businessmen and even a few stroller-pushing families. Everyone seemed united in their enjoyment of the plates set before them.
Upscale and romantic. Decadent, inventive Pacific NW cuisine. Menu emphasizes seasonal & locally-sourced ingredients.
$3 buck tickets, and Tuesdays are only $2 with kids $1! A great place to sit back with a slice of pizza and a glass of Black Rabbit Red and enjoy a movie with or without the kids. After the movie go for a walk and enjoy the shops on Hawthorne. An entertaining afternoon or evening.
Perhaps the best crust on Apizza ever. I highly recommend trying their house specials as well as their Margarita Amore pizza.
214 SW Broadway, Portland
Intimate but lively, Saucebox reminds me of Miso Izakaya from ATL and features awesome sushi.
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Wy, Stevenson
When you need a quick getaway from the city this short hour drive is it! A beautiful stone fireplace anchors the great room and offers breathtaking views of the gorge even if it's…
306 NW Broadway, Portland
Seasonable, organic, sustainable, to-die for, all describe the food prepared at The Gilt Club. Sip on an expertly prepared classic cocktail like a Blood and Sand or the Brooklyn (…
411 SW Third Ave, Portland
Known for their Spanish coffee presentation. Most bartenders & servers have been with Huber's for 10+ years and they have great stories to share. Bustling late into the night.…
0315 SW Montgomery St, Portland
Intimate waterfront restaurant with fantastic service. The bistro steak was cooked as ordered and as tender and flavorful as first kiss. Ahh I still remember it fondly.
5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Dark red walls + candlelit tables + a whole menu full of bubbly concoctions = your dream date. The space was once home to an early Portland brothel, so you know there are sexy…
2304 SE Belmont St, Portland
Abundant Latin color and ghoulish kitsch galore make for A+ ambiance at this venerable Belmont ristorante, which has one of the greatest patio gardens in town and a super happy…
1111 E Burnside St, Portland
Take the elevator up to the fourth floor & let yourself be enveloped in the decadent atmosphere—a fantastic destination for wine, tapas, and desserts. (Also rooftop garden…
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale
This dinner & a movie excursion requires the longest drive from Portland proper, into the wilds of Troutdale, but the neat 74-acre former poor farm is worth the trek. Stroll the…
Bagdad Theatre & Pub. Great neighborhood anchor for movie, casual dining, and pub faring needs. Thanks Brian n Mike McMenamin. … read more
Firkin Tavern. A recent article in Esquire declared the end of dive bars. With Keno, heavy pours, friendly staff, and a free show almost every night of the week, the new Firkin Tavern easily debunks this notion. Check their Facebook page for upcoming events.… read more