Portland - Downtown & Southwest Restaurants
East India CompanyAddress: 821 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
The East India Company specializes in classical Indian cuisine with a contemporary flair.
DepartureAddress: 525 SW Morrison St. ROOFTOP, Portland, OR 97204
With its trendy décor and amazing city views of downtown Portland, Departure features a modern take on Chinese cuisine. The menu includes Chinese-American fusion dishes, such as Wild Salmon cooked with Matsutake, as well as traditional Chinese dishes with an original spin, such as the dim sum options. In addition to the diverse and delicious dishes, Departure is also well-known for its beautiful outdoor patio seating. Located on the fifteenth floor of the Nines Hotel, this restaurant’s views and food will leave diners with a lasting impression.
Pazzo RistoranteAddress: 627 SW Washington St., Portland, OR 97205
Pazzo Ristorante is the place to go for timelessly enjoyable Italian food and drinks. Pasta dishes, pizzas, salads, seafood, meats, breads, baked goods and desserts are prepared fresh daily by Chef John Eisenhart. A full bar featuring classic beverages and unique creations, an extensive wine list, a variety of American and Italian sodas, and coffees and teas accompanies Pazzo’s vibrant and flavorful menu selections. The chic, yet warm lighting and wood floors bring an intimate vibe to this otherwise busy street-corner location. Whether it’s a group brunch, romantic dinner, quick snack, or a round of drinks you’re looking for, Pazzo …
Huber's CafeAddress: 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 …
Portland City GrillAddress: 111 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
$$$ 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 …
Clyde CommonAddress: 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.
Morton's The SteakhouseAddress: 213 SW Clay St., Portland, OR 97201
First opened in Chicago in 1978, Morton’s Steakhouse still retains their vision of quality, consistency, and genuine hospitality today. Co-founders Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch invented the “Million-Dollar Hamburger,” which evolved into Morton’s motto for quality and great food. With less than two percent of the nation’s meats designated as “prime,” Morton’s is among one of the steakhouses where prime meats are delivered. The Steakhouse facilitates banquets with their own special linen, silverware, centerpieces and chandeliers along with people dressed to the tees. With over 75 locations, the establishment that had started with hamburgers has evolved into a steak connoisseur’s …
El GauchoAddress: 319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
El Gaucho steakhouse in Portland is one of four popular locations in the Southwest; well-known for their charcoal grilled steaks, chops, and seafood.
London GrillAddress: 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 …
Higgins Restaurant and BarAddress: 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 …
SauceboxAddress: 214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
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!
Thirst Wine Bar & BistroAddress: 315 SW Montgomery St., Portland, OR 97201
At Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro, location and wine are everything. The outdoor patio is located downtown on the bank of the Columbia River, and during the summer it bustles with wine lovers sipping vino. During winter, the view can be enjoyed from the elegant indoor dining room through the restaurant’s giant glass windows. Special attention is paid to local wines, and Oregon wine country provides significant inspiration: its selection of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris is always offered by the glass. Many menu items are geared toward accompanying the wines, combining American dishes with fine-dining techniques from Italy and …
MasuAddress: 406 SW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Putting a modern spin on traditional Japanese foods is nothing new for this restaurant in downtown Portland. This Locally owned and family operated restaurant has been creating some inimitable dishes since 2004. Masu prides itself on its variety, service, and ability to accommodate both small and large parties with space for up to 175 people; guests can even take advantage of a private room for smaller parties. With its second story view, beautiful wood paneling, and a lounge area, Masu sushi’s chic and modern style makes it a great place to grab a drink or even sit down for a …
Gracie'sAddress: 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.
The OriginalAddress: 300 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97204
The Original is an electrifying “dinerant” (a cross between the fancy atmosphere of a restaurant but at the affordable prices of a diner) that slides into current trends with ease. Inside patrons will find a warm atmosphere with pop culture posters across the walls mixed with modern architecture and furniture. The key to the Original's success is the social atmosphere. Gather around with friends and family while enjoying an American menu of savory burgers and desserts. In order to keep up with the information age, The Original hosts their entire menu and prices online, in style as well!
Heathman Restaurant & BarAddress: 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.