Tuxedo-clad waiters set the tone for a Midwest classic that's staked a claim in the Northwest. Known for tableside presentations (yes, that's a live lobster on the cart), this steak house is famous for its 24-ounce porterhouse and its hearty portions. Sides must be ordered separately at additional cost with choices like parmesan & truffle matchstick fries and steamed jumbo asparagus. The entree menu offers seafood, chicken and veal for those who don't relish red meat. Wine complements are available as well. Expectedly, the atmosphere is plush, and Sinatra croons in the background to add to the whole experience. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: Morton's steakhouse has impeccable service and stellar steaks in downtown Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: If you are unsure which steak to get try the Filet Mignon Oscar style.
Fogo de Chao is an all you can eat experience and dining here is an event. Your server will bring you unlimited skewers including variations of steak, chicken, lamb, pork, and seafood. They bring other goodies to your table as well like unlimited cheesy bread, garlic mashed potatoes, and caramelized bananas. Plus, you can visit their Market Table as much as you like and indulge on salads, cheese, vegetables, and a variety of cold meats like salami and smoked salmon. All of this is included in a flat price. You will have to pay extra for drinks and dessert, that is if you have room for dessert.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: At Fogo de Chao you can indulge in all you can eat steak.
Meagan's expert tip: Dine here during Portland Dining Month for a substantial discount.
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 come with complimentary bread with chimichurri dipping sauce. They also have seasonal fish available. The menu also provides many options for vegetarians including salads, fried potatoes, cauliflower soup, and many more options. It's hard to believe the desserts are just as good as their meats. From the warm hazelnut brown butter torte to the Lemon Brioche bread pudding to their assorted cheese boards it's all wonderful.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: Ox focuses on grilled meats making it a go to place for steak.
Meagan's expert tip: Try the Asado Argentino dinner for two if you're unsure what to order.
Clyde's Primerib restaurant and bar takes you back in time with red velvet booths, chandeliers, and 60's décor. The prime rib is served in large portions and is the go to place in Portland for prime rib. All the meat they serve is good, including the bbq. The wine list features Pacific Northwest and California wines. Most evenings there is live jazz or blues music. They have a music calendar on their site so you can see who is playing before you go. Clyde's has a happy hour everyday from 3 - 6 PM with $2 off cocktails, $1.50 beers and food options ranging from $3-$7.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: Clyde's Primerib restaurant is a one of a kind steakhouse in the Hollywood district of Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: They have good specials on Sunday evenings.
Cozy, affordable and delightfully unpretentious, Sayler's is your grandparents' steakhouse, and it has been doing meat and potatoes right since 1946. Service is sweet and sincere, the decor is charmingly retro and, of course, the steak is superb. Favorites include the succulent sirloin, filet mignon and bone-in prime rib. All steaks are served with tasty trimmings including a relish tray, salad, bread, entree, and side dishes. Afterwards you receive a dish of ice cream. Courageous carnivores can even brave the steak challenge. All you have to do is eat a 72-ounce sirloin within an hour along with all the fixings and it is free.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: Sayler's Old Country Kitchen is one of the oldest and best steakhouses in Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: If you are unsure what to order get the prime rib.
Urban Farmer is a sophisticated steakhouse inside the Nines hotel in downtown Portland. They offer a variety of beef including grass-fed Oregon beef, pasture-raised, grain-finished beef, as well as corn-fed beef. They also serve non beef options, including salads, seafood, and soups. Sides like the grits are portioned large and perfect for splitting. Urban Farmer has a full bar with a cocktail list cocktail list that celebrates the American cocktail culture of the 1800's. They also happen to have one of the best Bloody Mary's in town. If the prices are a little too steep for head to their lounge serving small affordable plates from 3 PM to close. They are also open for breakfast and lunch everyday.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: Urban Farmer is a sustainable steakhouse in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Meagan's expert tip: Be sure to check out the library, it has a pool table.
Located on the 30th floor of the Unico/US Bancorp Tower, this stylish steakhouse is lined with panoramic windows showcasing gorgeous views of downtown Portland. As the sun sets over the Cascade Mountains, patrons savor exquisite martinis, such as the lavender lemon drop, and superb steak and seafood dishes. The hand-seasoned steaks are served with a baked potato or buttermilk mashed potatoes as well as lavish additions like lemon basil lobster butter or triple cream Gorgonzola. The sides do not disappoint here as they are seasonal and fresh like the oven roasted chioggia beet salad or the car grilled asparagus & béarnaise.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: Portland City Grill has superb food and dynamite views of Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: If possible sit next to a window to enjoy views of the city.
Every patron is made to feel like the guest of honor at this elegant candlelit steakhouse, where live flamenco guitar music and theatrical tableside flambe service create a unique upscale atmosphere. Diners rave about the extensive wine list, sophisticated Caesar salad and decadent lobster mashed potatoes, but the indisputable stars of the menu are the perfectly executed steaks, particularly the succulent sirloin and filet mignon. Flambeed bananas foster and cherries jubilee serve as a divine finale. Happy hour is available in the bar and cigar lounge all night on Sunday; Monday-Friday from 4:30-6pm & 10pm-close and on Saturday from 10pm-close. Reservations recommended.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: El Gaucho serves perfectly executed steaks in downtown Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: Save room for their signature bananas foster.
A family-owned Portland landmark since 1944, this award-winning steakhouse is considered among the nation's best. The dimly lit dining room exudes old-school class as an impeccable wait staff delivers sizzling steaks with a natural, juice-infused butter glaze. With premium cuts like the flavorful filet mignon, prime rib, and marbled bone-in ribeye, there's no need for steak sauce, but with choices like blue cheese peppercorn butter why not. They have more than just steaks like Ringside's famously delicious onion rings, a perfectly dressed caesar salad, and vintages from the celebrated 700-label wine list. The most extensive wine list in Portland along with a full bar.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: Ringside Steakhouse is a Portland institution and one of the cities top restaurants.
Meagan's expert tip: Try a dirty martini and the onion rings to go along with your steak.
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 sip handcrafted cocktails before diving into phenomenal entrees like the steak and spring greens with smoky ancho romesco or tender grilled ribeye with blue cheese butter. Scrumptious sides include creamy macaroni and cheese, smoked oyster mushrooms, and pommes frites with Dijon creme fraiche. Everything Laurelhurst Market serves is delicious, even their radicchio salad will blow you away, because they take food to another level.
Recommended for Steakhouses because: Laurelhurst has some of the best steaks in town.
Meagan's expert tip: If you are a steak lover you must order the ribeye. It is a perfect steak.