The Best of the Best Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

Few cities the size of Portland have as vibrant and creative a restaurant scene. The numerous farmer's markets and urban gardens illustrate that Portlanders take their food seriously. The bar has been raised so high that one can expect to find excellent, affordable fare from the food carts parked around downtown. This has made the restaurants work even harder to please their guests with innovative cooking and sustainably produced food.  Even the local fast food chain, Burgerville, brags about its utilization of local agriculture. Influxes of various immigrant populations have made authentic food from every continent easily accessible. Excellent Lebanese, Ethiopian, Indian, Thai, Japanese, French and Italian dining can be found within a few mile's radius. Every neighborhood in this city has its own flavor. This particular top-ten list shows a range of what Portland has to offer. From family cafes to tapas bars we have selected the best. From the new and experimental to the traditional favorites, this list provides a range of suggestions from the cream of Portland's restaurant crop.




Southern cooking is done right at the Screen Door Restaurant. Considered one of the best weekend brunch spots in Portland, Screen Door is also open for dinner five nights a week. Preparing the best of southern food without pretense, the menu...  Read More

Cultural District


Located in Portland's downtown Cultural District, Higgins makes for an easy convenient night on the town when combined with a trip to the concert hall or theater. Higgins provides elegance with a creative, ever-changing seasonal menu of...  Read More

Northeast Portland


Beast is the adventurous carnivore's delight. One six-course dinner is offered each week, Wednesday through Sunday. Price is per person and the small dining room offers two seatings per night, at 6 and 8:45. The menu each week is the...  Read More



One restaurant that appears on just about everybody's best-of Portland list is Andina. With the tagline, "A Taste of Peru in the Pearl," Andina has taken traditional South American cuisine to the level of fine art. Located in the heart of...  Read More



Pok Pok a strictly Thai restaurant in Portland, Oregon is the creation of Andy Ricker. He won the James Beard award for best chef because of Pok Pok. Andy is often seen on tv judging food competitions. At Pok Pok you will find all the authentic...  Read More

Northeast Portland


A taste of New Orleans in the Pacific Northwest. That's what you'll find at this intimate bistro located in the northeastern section of the city. From classic Cajun and Creole favorites like seafood gumbo jambalaya and shrimp Creole, the menu is...  Read More

Southwest Portland
Little Bird Bistro


Little Bird Bistro is a beautiful, intimate French restaurant in southwest Portland and chances are you are familiar with its more expensive sister restaurant Le Pigeon. It's a perfect place for a lunch or dinner date. Here you can find unique...  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



Nak Won is quite possibly the best Korean restaurant in the greater Portland area and worth a drive out to Beaverton just to dine here.. At Nak Won you can enjoy large portions of Bulgogi, Bibimbap, Kimchi Pork Belly, Black Bean Noodle, Tofu...  Read More



Luc Lac is an outstanding Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Portland. The only thing more outrageous than their low prices is how delicious the food is. The chicken curry is jammed pack with veggies, the honey chicken is a large portion with...  Read More


Meet Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan