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.
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 …
3839 NE Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97211
Renowned in the Northwest region for their fresh and vibrant seafood and unparalleled service, Salty’s Seafood Grill has won the hearts of locals and tourists alike. Salty’s firm commitment to only serving seafood as it should be served – fresh and local – ensures that visitors enjoy a consistently top-notch experience. From their selection of live Maine lobsters to their offerings of oysters and clams from local beaches, the best of Northwest seafood cuisine is for the tasting. And if “Turf” is more your style, savor any of their USDA prime aged steaks; chicken, pasta, and other specialties are also …
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!
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.
12600 SW Crescent Way, Beaverton, OR 97005
$$$ Top 10
Mingo has a great and sincere understanding of how Italian cuisine should be prepared and presented: simply and sincerely. Clarity of flavor is prized above pretense on the Mingo menu, opting for fewer, high quality and impact ingredients over the muddling of tastes and textures. After all, the Mingo family feels as though it is feeding family at every table, every time. Tasty favorites include the pan seared scallops, Capasante, and the Gnocchi alla Romana. In true Italian fashion, an ongoing series of winemaker dinners introduce guests to noteworthy varietals as they feast on savory fare and sultry sounds. Only …
40301 E. Larch Mountain Rd., Corbett, OR 97019
Living up to its name, The View Point Inn offers a truly stunning panoramic scope of the Columbia River Gorge. The inn is regally perched atop a one acre bluff, allowing its scenic vantage point to be punctuated by the city lights of Portland and Vancouver in the distance. The splendor of this historic location is only matched by the quality of its cuisine. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxed weekend brunch or exquisite dinner, the thoughtful, Pacific Northwest regional cuisine menu will both inspire and satisfy your palate. Indeed, the unparalleled scenery has found its competition: truly flavorful fare.
900 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Situated in a sleek, soaring space replete with roll-up garage doors, a flurry of flowing activity from an open kitchen, and limestone-covered columns, Fenouil is the place to check out in Portland for fine French food. Officially coined as an urban brasserie for its relaxed and upscale atmosphere, Chef Pascal Chureau also adheres to the popular philosophy of using local ingredients as they become available seasonally. Live music graces the chic space on weekends, and the bar is a great stop for small bites, creative cocktails, or a glass of wine from their first-rate European wine list.
111 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
$$$ 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 …
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.
1204 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209
$$$ 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.
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 …
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.
2122 SE Sparrow St., Milwaukie, OR 97222
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 …