3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
While Chez Machin’s food is based on the local and rural cuisine of France, it has grown and changed with the times and culture of the Hawthorne neighborhood. Chez Machin offers you a cozy, romantic French country atmosphere where traditional French cuisine is expertly prepared for your pleasure. Keeping things fresh, current, local, and delicious is on the top of our priority list.
738 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Le Pigeon’s burgeoning chef Gabriel Rucker has a knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Having flown the coop from Gotham Building Tavern a few years back to open this small and unfussy eatery, he’s met with nothing but success ever since. His nose-to-tail philosophy of cooking has produced specialties such as Duck-Duck-Pigeon, a pan-roasted squab with duck confit, and Poussin (a young, small chicken) with shell beans, corn, and chanterelles. With his desserts, Rucker veers away from traditional sugar-laden concoctions and opts for savory treats; Apricot Cornbread with Bacon and Maple Ice Cream is one option. With a ...
1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Located inside the elegant Heathman Hotel, the Heathman Restaurant and Bar offers a casually formal dining atmosphere with French inspired cuisine, innovative cocktails, all which can equate to an intimate yet fun experience. Chef Philippe Boulot, a James Beard Best Chef award winner in 2001, is a Pacific Northwest native with a stress on utilizing the best of Oregon's produce and products. With options for private dining, an afternoon tea room, and catering services, the Heathman Restaurant and Bar is a cozy, casual, and elegant spot for any meal, any time of the day.
1987 NW Kearney, Portland, OR 97209
Hurley's is an upscale Northwest French restaurant in Portland Oregon featuring classic French technique using products found locally as well as around the globe. We also feature a well balanced wine list showing product from both the new world as well as the old world.
1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
$$ Editor's Pick
Portland locals like their dining the way they like their lifestyle: comfortable, unpretentious and high quality. Castagna delivers on all three counts. The décor in the restaurant is understated and neat, leaving diners free to focus their attention on the exquisite food. The dishes originate from classic French and Italian cuisine, but also highlight ingredients particular to the Northeast region. Expect to see local seafood and several varieties of mushroom sprinkled throughout the rotating menu, which includes such delectable offerings as Grilled Cattail Creek Lamb or Muscovy Duck Legs. For a slightly more casual meal, they also have an informal ...
2112 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97210
$$ Top 10
Serratto serves up authentic dishes inspired by Italian, French, and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seasonality and freshness. Located in a quaint yet lively neighborhood, Serratto's menu changes seasonally, always offering a new taste of their ever evolving dishes. They also have an extensive wine list focusing on traditional wine regions such as Piemonte and Tuscany, as well as emerging production zones such as Sicily, Friuli, and Apulia. Serratto can be considered an ideal place for lunch meetings, special events, private dinners, or just meeting up for a glass of wine. This neighborhood eatery has a touch of elegance ...
5425 NE 30th Ave., Portland, OR 97211
Standing out from the crowd of typical a la carte restaurants is Beast, serving up thoughtfully genuine meals in a uniquely intimate setting. With a weekly 6-course prix fixe dinner menu highlighting the season’s freshest and finest produce, and a true appreciation for all things carnivorous, Beast creates a dining experience focused squarely of the joys of communing over great food. In addition to the orchestrated menu, Beast only offers two seating times for dinner; this practice ensures that quality of food and service is not compromised to mass turn-out. And on Sundays, all are welcome to join around the ...
1204 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209
$$$ Top 10
Located in a charming old Victorian home, Paley’s Place offers Southern French and Northern Italian influenced Pacific Northwestern cuisine. The result, orchestrated by skilled 2005 James Beard Award winner Chef Vitaly Paley, is nothing short of culinary excellence. Whether it be a table on the porch or in the intimate but casual dining room, there’s no bad seat in the house to enjoy some of their seasonal organic specialties such as the Rabbit Ravioli with house bacon, mushrooms and summer squash or 40-Day Dry-Aged Highland Oak Ribeye with sweet onion rings and creamed greens.
250 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97210
Restaurateur Bruce Carey’s Bluehour, named for that ethereal time between day and night, is a sophisticated take on Northwest-inspired Mediterranean cuisine. The sleek, contemporary dining room is a harmony of dramatic high ceilings and austere décor. With an intimate private dining space with a wall back-lit with 3,000 wine bottles, this is the ideal gathering place for a group of up to 100 people. Executive Chef Kenny Giambalvo’s fresh menu changes with the seasons but fear not, his signature dishes are as constant as the blue hour that the restaurant is name for.
1014 SW Stark St., Portland, OR 97205
This tavern-style restaurant adjacent to the Ace Hotel offers a unique ambiance highlighted by creative and thoughtful fare by Chef Jason Barwikowski. With a culinary philosophy that incorporates foreign and domestic styles of cooking with local ingredients, one can expect foodie delights such as Foie Gras Torchon with rose sorbet and brioche croutons or Beef Tongue with seared scallops, beets and tomato jam. The space itself has a no frills minimalist décor boasting an open kitchen, zinc-topped bar, and long communal tables ideal for mingling with old and new friends alike.
900 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Situated in a sleek, soaring space replete with roll-up garage doors, a flurry of flowing activity from an open kitchen, and limestone-covered columns, Fenouil is the place to check out in Portland for fine French food. Officially coined as an urban brasserie for its relaxed and upscale atmosphere, Chef Pascal Chureau also adheres to the popular philosophy of using local ingredients as they become available seasonally. Live music graces the chic space on weekends, and the bar is a great stop for small bites, creative cocktails, or a glass of wine from their first-rate European wine list.
1632 NW Thurman, Portland, OR 97209
Carlyle’s regional American and French fusion menu reflects, and is inspired by the ever-changing seasons. For many diners, it has quickly become a signpost for the most fresh and locally sourced produce, meats, and fish. Complementing the always relevant menu is the similarly thoughtful and contemporary décor that reflects owner Bruce Goldberg’s affinity for New York’s sleek and understated style. Savor Chef Jake Martin’s evolving fare at the “Barnwood Table” as you watch him work his magic in the kitchen or slip off to the intimate Carlyle’s Garden for a private and tasty evening. No matter where you sit, the ...