Address: 614 SW 11th Ave. Portland, OR, 97205
Known for serving some of the best steak and seafood in the city, Jake’s Grill is also an outstanding spot for grabbing a craft beer or a cocktail (they have quite an extensive selection of whiskies). They serve happy hour all day on Sundays, and the happy hour menu includes some of their most popular dishes. Jake’s also serves an enticing full brunch.
Address: 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Bringing its new energy, good vibes, mixed beats and creatively crafted food and beverages, Fortune is located in the lobby of Sentinel. Find renowned chef Jewan Manuel – aka Plant Based Papi – who has been making waves in Portland’s culinary scene with his inventive vegan menus.
Address: 1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Serving “novo-Peruvian” cuisine, Andina’s dishes are unparalleled. Most of the menu is friendly to the gluten intolerant, but you’d never miss the ingredient, as the flavors are so intoxicating and rich and the textures so engaging. Half of the menu is tapas and half is entrees, and you can certainly make a dinner out of an exploration of their fascinating tapas plates — but don’t neglect their excellent cocktail menu.
Mediterranean Exploration Co.
Address: 333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
With a unique and innovative menu featuring cuisine from Greece, Turkey and Israel, Mediterranean Exploration Co. pays homage to the explorers of yesterday who traversed the beautiful Mediterranean region. Expect unexpected dishes that are perfectly seasoned and stunningly presented. The Chef’s Tasting Menu is a superb deal if you don’t mind letting the chef choose your dishes.
Address: 1401 SE Morrison St #105, Portland, OR 97214
Next door to the wildly popular Southeast Portland Italian restaurant, Nostrana, Enoteca Nostrana has one of the most extensive wine lists in the city, with a focus on Italian reds. Sidle up to the bar for happy hour (4-6pm) and you can indulge in their very authentic pizzas. Their regular menu features traditional small plates and comforting pasta dishes.
Address: 605 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97214
If you’re a fan of crispy fried chicken (and who isn’t), you must try Hat Yai’s Thai-style bird. Marinaded in a garlicky sauce, with a light-as-air rice flour breading, it’s then double fried and served with a sweet-and-spicy dipping sauce — it’s an irresistible version of the favorite dish that might make you forgo all others. In addition to their famous chicken, Hat Yai also serves a number of fantastic traditional Thai dishes, along with beer and wine.
Address: 6 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
A meal at the intimate, 24-seat Langbaan is one of the best experiences you can have in Portland. Chef Earl Ninsom’s Issan Thai menu is like nothing you’ve ever tasted — medleys of imaginative flavors and textures and explosions of spices and fresh ingredients. The restaurant is generally booked out a few months in advance, so make your reservation as soon as you’ve booked your trip to Portland — your foresight will be handsomely rewarded.
Address: 1615 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Touting themselves as Portland’s first ever “Reverse Steakhouse,” G-Love’s mainly vegetarian menu puts the spotlight on locally grown and farm-sourced produce, with the cooks putting in shifts at a partner farm in Silverton. Carnivores won’t miss the meat here, with filling, creative dishes with a focus on freshness. G-Love also serves craft beer, cider and wine.
Address: 738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Le Pigeon is a beloved Portland fine-dining favorite, first opened in 2006 by James Beard Award-winner Gabriel Rucker. Serving cheerful French dishes in a tiny space, Le Pigeon is still at the top of most critics’ best restaurants lists. Try their five- or seven-course tasting menus, and if you’re lucky, sit at the chef’s counter and watch the magic happen.
Address: 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Led by James Beard Award-winning duo, Chefs Greg and Gabrielle Denton, OX brings exciting and carefully crafted Argentinian wood-fired grilling traditions to Portland, while showcasing local and seasonal ingredients. The menu may be upscale and scrupulously presented, but Ox is full of friendly, welcoming energy, and you’ll find yourself feeling at home — and immediately uplifted.
Grits N' Gravy
Address: 215 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Serving delicious southern breakfast food in Portland, OR. from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily.
Address: 1001 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Low-key eatery serving traditional African grub such as samusas, attiéké, fried fish & plantains.
Address: 548 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97214
Haitian cuisine meets Pacific Northwest bounty at kann, a live-fire restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef Gregory Gourdet. The restaurant honors his heritage and culture while also honoring the seasons and local ingredients of Oregon.
Blue Star Donuts
Address: 3325 SE Division St., Suite 1, Portland, OR 97202
Blue Star is a gourmet donut shop that makes incredible yeasted and cake donuts from scratch, with fresh fruits, herbs and spices, even liqueurs. You must try the Cointreau Crème Brûlée donut, a signature brioche shell filled with fresh custard, hand torched for that bruléed sugar crust that we all adore so much — with a pipette of Cointreau inserted into the top. Give it a squeeze to make it extra special!