3 1/2 Stars
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 …
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.
1220 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Veritable Quandary, located right in the heart of the busy city, is a charming dining garden with an “Old Portland” feel. The dining room’s glass walls can be opened to the outdoor elements, allowing for fresh air and the scent of blossoming flowers or they can be closed to keep guests cozy on a rainy day. The abundance of greenery surrounding Veritable Quandary changes with the seasons, as does Chef Annie Cuggino’s menu. Chef Cuggino uses fresh ingredients from local farmers to create a unique Northwest cuisine that is mixed with some flavors from her past, having previously worked in …
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.
4703 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 97213
If you’re looking for a little taste of Italy, look no further. Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant is a quaint family owned restaurant on Fremont Street. Started by a couple in 1959, the restaurant has since been taken over by their granddaughter, Kiauna Floyd.Amalfi’s has come a long way in the past couple of years, and now seats up to 250 people. It offers a variety of pastas, salads, and customized Pizzas. But while this big time pizza maker is constantly expanding, they manage to stay true to their promise of “excellence and commitment” by using only the original recipes and the …
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 …
2337 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
On a rare sunny morning in Portland the eager crowd that gathers outside the Screen Door would be hard to miss. Serving up hearty breakfast staples, peppered with Creole influence, the owners focus on serving Southern fare with a twist. Featuring locally sourced meats and produce they emphasize the importance of the relationship between food and table and bring their welcoming charm to the public. With plates ranging from traditional low country dishes such as cheesy grits and jambalaya, to breakfasts mixing fried chicken and waffles, the Screen Door brings a bit of southern warmth into this rainy Oregon town.
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 …
1129 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209
If you’re craving fresh, homemade pasta – the ultimate in comfort food – head to Portland’s Pizza Italia where you are guaranteed to find “solid, old-school Italian food,” as one critic declared. Favorites on the menu include Linguine Squarciarella -- linguine with stirred egg, prosciutto, onion, parmesan, and black pepper; the Pappardelle al Cinghiale with slow-cooked wild boar meat sauce; or classic lasagna. Don’t be fooled by the casual décor, featuring a slew of soccer jerseys as an ode to the late Italian immigrant owner’s love of the sport; the food is definitely high-class. Staffed mainly by friends and family, …
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.
500 NW Davis St., Portland, OR 97209
Guests entering Davis Street Tavern may feel as if they’re stepping into an elegant, yet domestic cabin- style pub. The brick interior and polished wood-paneled ceiling are matched with candle-lit tables and dangling wooden chandeliers creating a calm and dim setting. This seafood and steak restaurant is led by Chef Gabriel Kapustka, who cooks with locally-grown, fresh produce and variety of meat types. Some sandwiches and burgers offered include lamb, pulled pork and strip loin. Accompanying the hardy and delicious American meal options are draft and bottled beers, specialty and classic cocktails, and a wide-ranging wine list, aiming to please …
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.
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.
1131 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209
$$ Top 10
Giorgio’s is a restaurant that continues to be truly authentic to Northern Italian cuisine. Owner/Chef Giorgio Kawas initially learned to love cooking at an early age from his mother in Italy. Gaining interest as he got older, Chef Kawas studied cooking in Northern Italy before opening Giorgio’s. The restaurant’s carefully selected menu items include home-made pastas, seafood and vegetarian options, and an impressive seventy-five bottle wine program with options from Italy, France and Oregon. The atmosphere is sophisticated and comfortable, and although the options may be extensive, Giorgio makes a great effort to focus on providing simple, lingering satisfaction.
16035 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Since 1980, owners Riccardo and Georgette Spaccarelli have provided Lake Oswego with fine dining and spectacular Italian cuisine. Simple furniture and décor combine to create an unassuming, relaxed atmosphere. With Italian recipes and culinary tradition passed down from Riccardo’s grandmother, Riccardo’s provides traditional Italian cuisine in a comfortable environment. Also well known to diners and connoisseurs alike is Riccardo’s selection of red and white Italian wines. So if fine Italian cuisine and wine in the Lake Oswego area is what you’re yearning for, Riccardo’s is the place to be.
7937 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Reasonable in price, but certainly impeccable in taste, Thai Lahnna is Portland's destination for authentic Thai cuisine that won't break your budget. Featuring house specialties such as Pad Thai, House Curries, and other vegetarian-friendly items, this cozy, romantic eatery exposes a simple elegance that is common in Thai cuisine, down from the tableware and decor to the entrees and appetizers. Able to fit a any dietary need, dishes can be altered to your preferences, whether it's chicken, seafood, or tofu. They also offer a line of healthier, low-sodium dishes, meaning an inexpensive, flavorful meal that is priced appropriately. With catering …
12600 SW Crescent Way, Beaverton, OR 97005
$$$ Top 10
Mingo has a great and sincere understanding of how Italian cuisine should be prepared and presented: simply and sincerely. Clarity of flavor is prized above pretense on the Mingo menu, opting for fewer, high quality and impact ingredients over the muddling of tastes and textures. After all, the Mingo family feels as though it is feeding family at every table, every time. Tasty favorites include the pan seared scallops, Capasante, and the Gnocchi alla Romana. In true Italian fashion, an ongoing series of winemaker dinners introduce guests to noteworthy varietals as they feast on savory fare and sultry sounds. Only …
309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Located in the Benson Hotel, The London Grill has become a landmark in Portland especially since it recently received a makeover. The new and improved London Grill features bold modern décor, new Executive Chef Serge Selbe, and a freshly altered menu. It offers exquisite Northwestern menu items such as Grilled Lamb Chops with ratatouille crepinette, polenta, Chinese eggplant and hazelnut emulsion, and a wine list with over 6,000 bottles. For special occasions guests can request one of three private rooms, appropriately named “Little London,” “The Wine Cellar” and “The Wine Room,” each functional for rehearsal dinners, business luncheons, romantic dinners …