At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Portland's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for French food in Portland, we head to Castagna - a reader favorite - or we count on The Heathman Restaurant & Bar's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for French cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Pearl District area.

The Heathman Restaurant & Bar

The Heathman Hotel's restaurant, a study in oak, glass and brass, surrounds diners with comfort and elegance. The menu fuses French technique with Northwestern ingredients, fashioning a delectable cuisine from the mix. Selections change...  Read More

Pearl Bakery

The delicious gem known as Pearl Bakery offers some of Portland's best and most elaborate baked goods. From hearty Italian breads to fine French pastries, simple baguettes to Basque tarts, the bakery is absolutely worth a stop. Savory, gourmet...  Read More

Perhaps Portland's most exclusive restaurant, the hip, sleek Bluehour caters to an upscale set with its scintillating cuisine and clean-lined, lush decor. The Northwestern fare takes cues from the Mediterranean, always using, of course, the best...  Read More

Spare and elegant, this husband-wife collaboration has carved out a substantial niche for itself. Specializing in Italian and French cuisine, the restaurant makes good use of local, organic ingredients, and the well-considered flavors reflect...  Read More


Lots of windows, subtle lighting, and a spacious interior create an inviting ambience in this Pearl District favorite. Comfort food with an innovative tweak is the name of the game; look for roast chicken, grilled tuna, marinated steak and a...  Read More