Special Occasion Restaurants
614 W. Olive St., Newport, OR 97365
$$ Recommended Editor's Pick
Located in beautiful Nye Beach, Zach's Bistro offers an innovative, delicious menu that is never static. Sourcing from Oregon farmers, ranchers, and producers as much as possible. We source organic produce as much possible. Our fish is always wild and sustainable.
735 SW First Avenue, G/F, Portland, OR 97204
Xia Long Bao - plump and so incredibly tasty! Like a non crispy potsticker or dumpling. I would absolutely order this again. Sesame beef - perfect balance of textures! Chewy, but not tough, meat sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds on a bed of crispy rice noodles. Champagne orange chicken - delicious plump white meat mixed with bell peppers and onions and a surprise twist of Mandarin oranges make this utter perfection. Complete heaven in my mouth!! I'm so confused of why we were the only ones in the restaurant. This place is a gold mine! I visited there once several ...
3401 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine builds on a family tradition of delicious food and warm hospitality. Owner and culinary master, Hoda, is a second-generation Portland restaurateur who grew up in Beirut where she cultivated a palate for the highest quality, authentic Lebanese cooking. After immigrating to the US in 1984 she attended Portland State while her parents opened the popular Nichola’s Restaurant. Hoda’s passion for fresh, delicious flavors led her to open Hoda’s with her husband, Hani, and their three children (including 3-month-old twins). Today they carry on the tradition of Nicolas’s welcoming atmosphere with true Middle Eastern hospitality.
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 ...
729 SW 15th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Take a step into the Golden Age of Hollywood at Gracie’s , an eatery that has the elegance and glamour of the 1920’s and a menu complete with classic American dishes. Located inside the luxurious Hotel deLuxe in Downtown Portland, Gracie’s offers high end-dining with a capacious menu for both brunch and dinner. They use only local and fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients in their dishes, and the result is nothing short of appetizing. With a high ceiling, large glass mirrors and numerous chandeliers, the sophistication and glamour of Gracie’s is a must-try on many people's dining experience.
411 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR 97204
The oldest restaurant in Portland honors its earliest days and patrons with a time-tested menu and persevering commitment to please. Originally opened in 1879, Huber’s made a start by serving a free turkey sandwich with every beer purchase; today, turkey is the clear favorite of patrons and staff alike, and plays a prominent role on the menu. The Roast Turkey Wings with all the fixings will surely whisk you off to happier times and the Turkey Mushroom Pie will warm you inside out. As if Huber’s didn’t have enough going for it, it also happens to be the largest user ...
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
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Special Offer
Enjoy a wonderful meal with a charming lake view! Cafe Murrayhill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – along with tempting desserts and great wines. All in a comfortably chic neighborhood cafe. Don't miss our unbeatable Happy Hour with refreshing cocktails, great Northwest wines, and your favorite local brews.
1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Located inside the elegant Heathman Hotel, the Heathman Restaurant and Bar offers a casually formal dining atmosphere with French inspired cuisine, innovative cocktails, all which can equate to an intimate yet fun experience. Chef Philippe Boulot, a James Beard Best Chef award winner in 2001, is a Pacific Northwest native with a stress on utilizing the best of Oregon's produce and products. With options for private dining, an afternoon tea room, and catering services, the Heathman Restaurant and Bar is a cozy, casual, and elegant spot for any meal, any time of the day.
704 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209
$$ Top 10
If elegance and romance signal your perfect evening, look no further then Lucy’s Table, a lively yet lush restaurant dedicated to flavors and savoring. Using fresh and local ingredients whenever possible, Lucy’s options for lunch and dinner offer mouthwatering dishes like Goat Cheese Ravioli, Croque Monsieur, French Dip, and Pomegranate Glazed Baby Back Ribs. French food is meant to be savored slowly, and at Lucy’s, their French-meets-American makes the cuisine approachable, affordable, and appetizing. Featuring a full bar, outdoor seating and valet parking for dinner, Lucy’s pays an attention to detail to their flavorful food—which is what keeps diners coming ...
830 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Much admired in the local Portland crowd, the below street level Doug Fir Lounge is not only a club, but it’s a club with appetizing food—not to mention a fan following of concert goers of all musical genres and ages. Designed to resemble a chic log cabin, this vintage inspired restaurant is also a bar and a club that is both successful and popular, standing as a staple in Portland culture. Located inside the hip Jupiter Hotel, Doug Fir is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a happy hour to boot. Featuring menu options for ...
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 ...
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 ...