Quiet Conversation Restaurants
614 W. Olive St., Newport, OR 97365
$$ Recommended Editor's Pick
Located in beautiful Nye Beach, Zach's Bistro offers an innovative, delicious menu that is never static. Sourcing from Oregon farmers, ranchers, and producers as much as possible. We source organic produce as much possible. Our fish is always wild and sustainable.
735 SW First Avenue, G/F, Portland, OR 97204
Xia Long Bao - plump and so incredibly tasty! Like a non crispy potsticker or dumpling. I would absolutely order this again. Sesame beef - perfect balance of textures! Chewy, but not tough, meat sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds on a bed of crispy rice noodles. Champagne orange chicken - delicious plump white meat mixed with bell peppers and onions and a surprise twist of Mandarin oranges make this utter perfection. Complete heaven in my mouth!! I'm so confused of why we were the only ones in the restaurant. This place is a gold mine! I visited there once several ...
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 ...
8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton, OR 97008
Boasting an expansive sun-drenched dining room and a luscious outdoor patio space, the Stockpot Broiler entices visitors with its welcoming atmosphere and sophisticated fare. Executive Chef Brett Tuft artfully melds international and local ingredients to create the unique fusion menu he dubs as “classic Northwest cuisine.” Details make the difference between a true dining experience and a meal; from the eye-catching use of copper accents in the dining room to every exquisitely plated dish that finds its way to the table, each guest partakes in a rewarding culinary experience at the Stockpot.
14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr, Suite 103, Beaverton, OR 97007
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Special Offer
Enjoy a wonderful meal with a charming lake view! Cafe Murrayhill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – along with tempting desserts and great wines. All in a comfortably chic neighborhood cafe. Don't miss our unbeatable Happy Hour with refreshing cocktails, great Northwest wines, and your favorite local brews.
414 N Prom, Seaside, OR 97138
$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room View
Seaside’s newest dining option can be found on the Prom, right inside the Best Western Ocean View Resort. This exciting new restaurant is THE GATHERING PLACE where friends and families can meet and relax. Our delightful neighborhood cafe offers a variety of coffees, delicious fresh baked pastries, breakfast sandwiches, pizza, burgers, fish n’ chips, and a full bar. We prepare fresh salads, sandwiches, and other fresh items for take-out. Beer and wine are also available as “Grab & Go” for the beach excursion. At the Ocean Bakery Cafe guests can enjoy the warm and inviting atmosphere of the indoor dining. ...
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.
2832 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97214
Many are surprised on their first visit to Genoa to discover what lies behind the door of the unassuming storefront. Stepping inside, guests leave urban Portland far behind and travel to another world. As a guest to Genoa you can expect to begin your meal with an aperitif or cocktail and leave completely satisfied.
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 ...
1221 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Wildwood Restaurant offers a market driven menu featuring fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and purveyors - a sumptuous diversity of meats, seafood, pastas, vegetables, and salads. Try a pizza from the clay oven, or indulge your sweet tooth with one of our luscious desserts, made daily. Located in Northwest Portland, Wildwood Restaurant utilizes sustainable and environmentally friendly ingredients and cooking techniques to produce meals that are rich in flavor and heart. Executive Chef Dustin Clark, a member of the Wildwood team since 1998, creates dishes that are inspired by Oregon and it's unique, fresh produce. Wildwood offers a taste ...
2310 NW Everett St., Portland, OR 97210
Celebrating the vibrant flavors of her homeland, Chef Bo Lohasawat Kline has created an impressively delicious menu that highlights the full spectrum of Thai cuisine from classic street food staples to the fare of royalty. Showcasing the intrinsically artful palette of Thai cuisine presentation and depths of flavor, Chef Bo brings out the masterpiece in every dish. From decadent seafood creations to warming curries and noodle dishes, the Typhoon! Menu caters to many different palates and cravings. Offering a flood of tasty and satisfying goodness, Typhoon! Is a storm of deliciousness.
529 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97210
With its “new American tavern” philosophy and gastro-pub style, 23 Hoyt offers a fresh take on farm-to-table American classics. The restaurant features a modern yet comfortable dining room filled with understated nature-themed décor as well as outdoor café seating amidst the trendiest boutique neighborhood in Portland. The dinner menu presents a variety of dressed-up American classics and several made-to-share entrees with plenty of vegetarian options. Boasting an extensive happy hour menu with everything from light appetizers and small dishes to Chef Amber Webster’s take on the Deluxe Burger, 23 Hoyt is a great place to stop by for a relaxing ...
1401 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR 97214
Nostrana, translated as “ours,” focuses on sharing simple, pure food with its guests in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Earning the Best Chef Award by the James Beard Foundation for 2010, Nostrana’s menu is built around regional Italian classics like pastas and traditional Italian-style pizzas including the Dicembre with collard greens, garlic, mozzarella, red onion, and cracklins. For meat-lovers, the diversity of the food offered is evident through menu items like the Sunday Roast Lamb, Idaho Trout and Flat Iron Steak served rare. To round out the meal, a lengthy wine list has wines by the glass, bottle, or region-specific flights.
7742 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Priding itself on seasonal, locally grown produce, A Cena offers a contemporary yet modern take on simple Italian cuisine. With two rustic dining rooms filled with dimly-lit, subtle décor and a menu that changes with the seasons, Executive Chef Gabe Gabreski brings the comforts of home to the fine dining experience. The extensive wine list features a tour of regional Italian wines in addition to several local selections to accompany their hand-made breads, pastas, and cheeses and fresh cured meats. Be sure to save room for dessert as the hand-crafted gelato is irresistible. From simple pizzas to delicate pan-seared meats, ...
1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Modeled on classic French bistros, the two story Higgins Restaurant and Bar features primarily French cuisine with a hint of Pacific Northwest and European influences. Executive Chef and Owner Greg Higgins emphasizes fresh ingredients from local, sustainable farms in each dish on the menu. In addition to the main dining rooms, there is a bistro and bar located on the lower level. Higgins boasts an extensive wine list as well as a broad range of beers from all over the world. Both levels of the restaurant are well-lit with ambient lighting and natural light from large windows that line the ...
912 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
With a menu worthy of an Italian grandmother’s famed home cooking, Iorio Restaurant honors its genre with the finest local organic produce and sustainable meats. Affordable favorites such as the cornmeal-crusted Wild Caught Calamari or Butternut Squash Pizza will please the foodie palate in this small but intimate Hawthorne eatery. Whether you come as part of a couple or with a large party, Iorio encourages a variety of group sizes with their amply-spaced tables. The friendly and inviting décor, low lighting, attentive service, and unpretentious comfort food is sure to give this a permanent place on your list of regular ...
422 NW 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
The quintessential neighborhood bistro, Park Kitchen is located in a historic building on the North Park Blocks. With sidewalk seating looking out over friendly games of bocce and roll up doors leading into a subtle and airy dining room, it’s hard to imagine the food and service living up to the ambiance. It does precisely this however under the cool control of chef and owner Scott Dolich’s masterful direction. The menu takes advantage of the Northwest’s finest bounty to create delectable American dishes that reflect their urban and pastoral surroundings.