Pearl District Restaurants
1230 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209
Fratelli knows how to create a magical meal for each and every guest. A rich and thoughtful menu of regional Italian cuisine is constructed around locally sourced, organic ingredients that are used simply and elegantly to accentuate their quality and flavor. This rustic inspired eatery tantalizes your eyes and taste buds all at once. Featuring authentic dishes with flavor and flair, Fratelli Ristorante & Bar is a taste of Italy for the Pacific Northwest.
250 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97210
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.
1314 NW Glisan St., Portland, OR 97209
Serving native Peruvian food in a colorful atmosphere, this restaurant has garnered a slew of accolades since they opened in 2005. The ambiance, food, and service have hardly suffered since, making this the ideal location for the adventurous diner. The cuisine, an imaginative hybrid, blends the best of traditional cooking methods with their own version of Peruvian influenced Northwest regional food. The result has been coined “Novoandina”, and people simply cannot get enough. Animated music, an earth-toned formal dining room brightly decorated in native arts and crafts, and a bar featuring devilishly delicious cocktails and an award-winning wine list are …
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.
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.
1012 NW Glisan St., Portland, OR 97209
The Silk Vietnamese Restaurant and Bar is located just on the outskirts of The Pearl District, one of Portland’s most well known art scenes and Urban legends. As well as an affordable menu, enjoy Silk’s comfortable outdoor seating and the Pearl District’s chic vibes. The myriad of colorful flavors that frequent Silk‘s dishes seem to be as equally enticing as the dramatic ambiance and setting. Lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and turmeric are just some of the many spices that add to the many exotic dishes served here. Inspired by travels through Vietnam, Silk’s Asian inspired cocktails and dishes are an interesting …
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, …
10 NW 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Appropriately nestled in a building that crafted beer for more than 140 years, Henry’s Tavern now carries over 100 beers on tap and satisfies diners with a genuine appreciation for history and quality. The original Blitz-Weinhard Brewery building retains iconic features like its smokestack, and an enlivened sense of inspiration finds its way into every pint and plate served. The Henry’s menu takes a fairly avant-garde approach to pub fare, offering everything from sausage tasting plates to 28-day aged steaks. And with its impressive Happy Hour food menu, good eats and a good time are always close at hand.
1313 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209
The Bridgeport Brewpub, of the Bridgeport Brewing Company, serves up sophisticated pub fare and award-winning beer in a rustic ad inviting urban space. Thriving under the mantra “Every beer. Every time.” Bridgeport prides itself on presenting consistently excellent ales to guests every single day. Each style of beer is naturally conditioned in its prospective cask, keg, or bottle to ensure a smooth and flavorful product. And the Bridgeport food menu is afforded the same degree attentiveness. Gourmet salads, sandwiches and burgers, along with a thoughtful selection of vegetarian options are for the picking and pair brilliantly with any of their …