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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Portland

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Portland? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of KAEDE restaurant
5.0
5 (202)
$50 and over
Sushi
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
WELKOME TO KAEDE​

one piece for Your SMILE

KAEDE is the ​∼寿司割烹∼ "Sushi-Kappou" restaurant, which is hybrid between Sushi Bar & fine Japanese Bistro. It is a style of Authentic sushi restaurant in Japan.

Owner/Chef Izumi Uehara and Executive sushi chef Shinji Uehara had been working and learning in The Netherlands, Japan and San Francisco, then have cultivated knowledge and technique about sushi and Japanese cuisine.

Please enjoy the harmony of sushi and dishes and atmosphere that is weaved by us with senses

(Sight, Hearing, Smell, Touch and Taste),

beyond that, we aim to produce a warm and comfortable dining experience its feeling like Japan for everybody,

please spend such a fun time with us in "KAEDE".

Please note that due to our small size we only accept reservations for parties of 1-2 guests. We are unable to accommodate walk-in or phone reservations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your support and patronage.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 9, 2024
We love this restaurant. It is sometimes tough to get reservations, but we have learned to plan ahead. High quality seafood, prepared to perfection, and all staff personable and knowledgeable. We have become regulars and would not hesitate to recommend.
A photo of Le Pigeon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1547)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
Le Pigeon serves adventurous French-inspired food, along with a varied selection of wines in an intimate dining room on Portland’s East Burnside Street.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
The food exceeded all expectations. Each bite and each dish that followed were in perfect unison. Highly recommend.
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4.8
4.8 (31)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Mediterranean Exploration is a restaurant located in Portland, Oregon that specializes in serving upscale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. The restaurant features casual dining in an industrial setting with a chic décor.

Mediterranean Exploration serves dinner nightly and offers a variety of raw, oven, mezza, piato and grilled options on the menu for diners to choose from. The restaurant features a seasonal, market driven menu that changes daily based on seasonal varieties and the local farmers' produce available.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great food, good service, fair ambiance, incredible noisy (not helped by Americans just talking so loud in public, as if nobody was around, and oblivious to the fact that no one wants to hear their conversation). Tempted to go back for the delicious and interesting food but noisy ambiance definitely a big turn off for me.
A photo of De Noche restaurant
4.9
4.9 (95)
$50 and over
Mexican
Pearl District
About the restaurant
Brought to you by the team at República comes our newest concept, De Noche, in the heart of the Pearl.

Serving traditional Mexican cuisine using modern techniques and seasonal ingredients, Executive Chef Dani Morales and her team are creating Mexican dishes like you've never tasted before. Enjoy our Entire Menu for Two, or order a la carte in our intimate dining room.

We welcome reservations as well as walk-ins, Wednesday - Sunday.


Top review
PeteFvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
From the moment we entered the team was engaged, engaging, and super pro. The food was fantastic. We sat at the bar watching the food prep, and it was a pleasure to see.
A photo of Shalom Y'all restaurant
4.8
4.8 (38)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
Shalom Y'all is an exploration and celebration of the Levant. We combines flavors and dishes from the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East with the produce and proteins of the Pacific Northwest to produce a phenomenal menu. Some standout items include the grilled lamb chops in Greek vinaigrette, the Baharat spiced chicken kebab served over mejadara, and our silky hummus served with fresh baked pita.

Shalom Y'all is located in the heart of Eastside Portland, Oregon and boasts a charming, industrial atmosphere featuring exposed cement walls flanked by warm wooden accents. You'll experience innovative yet approachable cuisine, an inspired menu of cocktails and beverages, all in a lively atmosphere.

We are currently reserving seating in our Dining Room, our Bar (21+), and our Chef's Counter.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
The food is next-level amazing. The Huumus and chicken shwarma salad is enough and share and super yummy!
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4.9
4.9 (45)
$30 and under
Filipino
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
Chef Carlo Lamagna, one of Food and Wines Best New Chefs and a James Beard Awards finalist, brings a twist to the food he grew up on. A modern take on Filipino cuisine steeped in traditional dishes. Old school flavor with a new school style. Connecting with diners through flavor and story. Enjoy signature takes on popular Filipino dishes at this award winning restaurant.
Top review
PamS
Dined 3 days ago
Our table of 5 had wonderful service from Christian and all the staff. We shared many dishes and all were uniquely delicious. Our favorites were the skewers, sisig, coconut greens, and the Biko. I can’t wait to go back!
A photo of Canard - Burnside restaurant
4.8
4.8 (26)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Northeast Portland
About the restaurant
Wine bar meets casual eatery in the heart of Portland's Central East Side. From the team that brought you Le Pigeon.
Top review
Lovepghfood
Dined 7 days ago
Great staff and cocktails, one of the best steaks we've had this year
A photo of Lilia Comedor restaurant
4.8
4.8 (229)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Southwest Portland
About the restaurant
Award-winning Chef Juan Gomez, who helped República garner best new restaurant nods from Bon Appétit and James Beard, is taking a more personal approach to PNW cuisine. Recently nominated one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the Country by the New York Times, Lilia offers dishes like Pork Collar Confit and fresh Aguachile, leaning on Chef Juan's Mexican-American roots while showcasing hyper-seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The airy, unpretentious space and breezy patio befit the South Waterfront vibe.

Please note, our prices vary each week according to market price of local ingredients.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent dining experience from start to finish. We will definitely be back.
A photo of Dolly Olive restaurant
4.9
4.9 (43)
$31 to $50
Italian
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland, OR on the bustling corner of SW Alder & SW 12th, Dolly Olive centers around Southern Mediterranean ingredients and flavors, with an emphasis on an in house bakery program, fresh made pastas, and Italian aperitifs. Dolly Olive sports an inviting atmosphere featuring soft leather banquettes, warm wood accents, and custom patterned tiles.

We're currently serving brunch & dinner daily with a midday aperitivo hour. Whether you're stopping in for a pre-show dinner, celebrating a special event in your life, or just popping in for a quick bite at Dolly Olive you can expect an excellent experience, start to finish.

Top review
GuyCvip
Dined 3 days ago
Wow! My first time to visit and this place is fantastic. We ordered the crudo, pork chop, broccolini and cavatelli. Every single dish was incredible. I enjoyed this meal as much as any in Portland and I have dined often for years here. The service was excellent and at the end of the night we left looking for dates for our next reservation.
A photo of Barba Mingo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1337)
$30 and under
Italian
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Barba Mingo is a neighborhood restaurant serving simple Italian food in a casual and comfortable environment. Our menu features plates to share, house made pasta, fresh seafood dishes and daily specials. We have a well rounded wine list, fresh squeezed cocktails and friendly service.
Top review
Foodomatic
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and wine list, very Italian moderno. Michael Cronin runs a well oiled machine (virgin olive, of course).
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