4 1/2 Stars

Nostrana

Address: 1401 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR 97214
Nostrana
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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 in 2010, Nostrana’s menu is built around regional Italian classics like pasta 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.

Paley's Place

Address: 1204 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Paley's Place
$$$ 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.

Bluehour

Address: 250 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97210
Bluehour
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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.

Portland City Grill

Address: 111 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Portland City Grill
$$$ Top 10
Sitting on the 30th floor of the US Bank tower, Portland City Grill boasts the best view in the city, with a spectacular panorama of the Cascade Mountains. The cuisine is an imaginative blend of Asian, island, and northwestern influences bestowed upon USDA Prime steaks, seafood, and an extensive sushi menu. With a fantastic bar scene and an even better happy hour, it’s a popular spot for after work drinks and small bites among friends and co-workers. If you have the fortune of dining there, don’t miss out on the Misoyaki Glazed Oregon Black Cod or the Dungeness Crab Stuffed …

El Gaucho

Address: 319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
El Gaucho
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El Gaucho steakhouse in Portland is one of four popular locations in the Southwest; well-known for their charcoal grilled steaks, chops, and seafood.

The Stockpot Broiler

Address: 8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton, OR 97008
The Stockpot Broiler
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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.

Saucebox

Address: 214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Saucebox
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Saucebox prides itself in serving pan Asian and Pacific Island cuisine that has never been so “sexy, delicious and swanky.” Restaurant not only serves high quality, authentic, yet inventive cuisine full of flavor, and original cocktails, but also provides a club venue atmosphere. Music is as much a part of this eatery as what comes on the plates, and resident DJ, Mr. MuMu makes sure the music leaves its mark with diners, whether it’s a soft background melody or the pulsing beat of one of their dance parties!

Ocean Bakery Cafe

Address: 414 N Prom, Seaside, OR 97138
Ocean Bakery Cafe
$ 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. …

Dragonwell Bistro

Address: 735 SW First Avenue, G/F, Portland, OR 97204
Dragonwell Bistro
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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 …

Cider Bite

Address: 1230 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209

Amadeus Manor

Address: 2122 SE Sparrow St., Milwaukie, OR 97222
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Amadeus Manor is steeped in the kind of history and tradition that only comes with being in existence for almost a century. After coming under multiple ownerships through the years, this historic landmark has found its footings as a dining destination for fine Austrian cuisine. Old World charm and contemporary hospitality converge to transport diners to another place: an oasis that elevates classical fare to the stature of timeless music. Such prized dishes include the Brie Encroute, the Pork Leopold, and the Schnitzel Amadeus. With such thoughtful care given to both the authentic cuisine and service, it is no wonder …

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom Alberta

Address: 2006 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

La Pulga Fantástica

Address: 19340 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom Division

Address: 3090 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Boccelli's Ristorante

Address: 246 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

The Great Oregon Wine Company & Distillery

Address: 23145 Hwy 99W, Dundee, OR 97115

La Provence - Lake Oswego

Address: 16350 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Stockpot Broiler

Address: 8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR 97008

Ringside Steakhouse

Address: 14021 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97230

Chelo

Address: 2930 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211