10 Best Restaurants to Enjoy During Portland's Spectacular Fall

In Portland the leaves are changing colors and the temperatures are dropping as fall season descends all around.

It may be chilly and rainy outside, but it's warm and inviting in many of Portland's best restaurants. Warm yourself up with a comforting meal at one of the most delicious restaurants in Portland.

Many of Portland's top chefs are taking the bountiful fall harvest and creating heartwarming dishes that are sure to delight you featuring seasonal squash, apples, kale, currants, persimmons, hazelnuts, and more. At 10Best we have scoured the city and found some of the most inviting restaurants to enjoy this fall.

In North Portland both Quaintrelle and Radar are spinning the best of the fall harvest into beautiful dishes.

In downtown Portland Q Restaurant is warming up bellies with gourmet grill cheese sandwiches and exception tomato soup. Also downtown are Imperial and Red Star Tavern both always excellent choices on a cool day. 

Wherever you choose to dine, we recommend sticking with restaurants like these that change their menu in the fall to reflect the season's best offerings. 

Northeast Portland


Ox is delightful Argentine restaurant in North East Portland with a focus on grilled meats locally sourced, cooked over an open fire like Grilled Short Ribs, House Chorizo & Morcilla Sausages, Skirt Steak, and Sweetbreads. All meat orders...  Read More

Northeast Portland


Discover bliss in a butcher shop at Laurelhurst Market in east Portland. During the day, the market sells quality cuts of meat as well as sensational steak sandwiches. By night, Laurelhurst transforms into a bustling steakhouse where diners...  Read More

Southeast Portland


Ava Gene's features a Roman inspired menu is simple and rustic with an emphasis on the best local produce and meats grown and raised by Pacific Northwest farmers and ranchers. That is why they feature a seasonal always changing menu. They take...  Read More



Imperial is owned by one of the most acclaimed chefs in Portland, Vitaly Paley. This cozy restaurant is located in the historic Hotel Lucia. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During dinner time you can enjoy meats cooked to...  Read More



Raven and Rose is a gastropub in downtown Portland dishing up some of the area's best comfort food inspired by the British Isles. Owner Lisa Mygrant's time spent living, cooking and learning in England and Ireland has inspired both the...  Read More

Alphabet District


The Waiting Room is churning out Louisiana southern comfort food in a casual old house steps away from popular NW 23rd Street. From fried okra to fried chicken to dishes made with pimento cheese this is truly southern food. Their small portion...  Read More



On a fall day there is almost nothing better than a gourmet grilled cheese and bowl of tomato soup at Q Restaurant. Q Restaurant prides itself on sourcing food locally and providing the freshest meal possible. On the weekends they open early...  Read More



Amber tones and polished woodwork characterize this restaurant, which also features expressive murals and a warm ambience. Located at the corner of SW Fifth Avenue, the upscale tavern is known for its skill with meats. Thanks to a grill,...  Read More

North Portland


Radar is a one of a kind neighborhood candle lit restaurant run by a husband and wife team. They've created a warm and inviting place to dine, especially enjoyable on a crisp fall day. The menu is ideal for sharing with a variety small plate...  Read More

North Portland


Quaintrelle is a cozy restaurant with exquisite food perfect for a fall day. The menu changes seasonally and the ingredients are locally sourced as much as possible. Chef Bill is an absolutely wiz with salads and vegetables. He takes all the...  Read More


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