The Best Bars for Foodies in Portland

The OpenTable Team

One of the world’s most laid-back, bohemian towns, Portland Oregon is famous for craft beer, cheap food, beautiful forests and much, much more. The Willamette River cuts through the center of town and both banks fill up with bikers, musicians, artists and food trucks galore. The downtown area features great music venues like the Crystal Ballroom, tourists flock to fantastic attractions like the Columbia River Gorge and the iconic Saturday Market and the neighborhoods are eclectic and unique. Overall, the city is incredibly easy to fall in love with. And, it’s no secret that the nightlife here is one of the main attractions. If you’re looking for a cool place to meet friends, we’ve got you covered with our Tastemaker List of the best bars in Portland.

Restaurants:Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel, The 1905, Revelry
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Global, International, Pizza Bar, Asian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, North Portland, NE Portland

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
129 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Scenic View
Xport bar and Lounge is a fantastic place to bring out-of-town guests, a date, or anyone you want to impress with all that Portland has to offer. It’s a casual but refined spot boaRead more
91% recommended
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

The 1905

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
North Portland
133 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Many locals consider The 1905 one of the best bars in Portland. Located on Shaver Street in the North Portland area, it is perfect for those who enjoy a modern twist on the classicRead more
98% recommended
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Revelry

$$$$·Asian·
NE Portland
250 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Hot Spot
Revelry is a trendy restaurant and bar that knows how to turn up the fun a notch - as the name implies. Come here for their amazing authentic Korean food like the kimchi pancake wiRead more
90% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,780 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Departure Restaurant and Lounge, located atop the historic Meier and Frank building in the heart of downtown, is a swanky spot featuring traditional Asian food and global cocktailsRead more
90% recommended
Scenic View in Portland / Oregon

Stockpot Broiler

$$$$·American·
Beaverton
1,194 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The Stockpot Broiler is also one of the best bars in Portland if you love to enjoy a beautiful view while you drink and dine. Located on Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton, it's only Read more
98% recommended
Best Service in Westside

Altabira City Tavern

$$$$·American·
NE Portland
478 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Seating
Altabira City Tavern is not your average watering hole. Many people consider it the best bar in Portland and if you make a trip here you’ll understand why! Situated on the top flooRead more
89% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Saucebox - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
799 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Established in 1995, Saucebox has a longstanding rep in the city as the place to go for drinks and the finest in pan-Asian and pacific island cuisine. Come here for unforgettable dRead more
89% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Caffe Mingo - Portland

$$$$·Italian·
NW Portland
584 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Bar Mingo is a casual, yet alluring Italian restaurant and bar in the Nob Hill neighborhood of Portland. The menu here features plates to share, house-made pasta, fresh seafood disRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Portland / Oregon

Carina

$$$$·Mediterranean·
NW Portland
326 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Carina Lounge, located in the Nob Hill neighborhood, features a sharp aesthetic with a cool, classic look. The interior has a modern, Mediterranean earth-toned palette that radiateRead more
94% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Portland / Oregon

Portland City Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
7,895 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Portland City Grill is one of Portland’s most popular restaurants and bars and is a great place to meet up with friends or colleagues for casual drinks and delicious food. The menuRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in Portland / Oregon

decarli

$$$$·Italian·
Beaverton
1,891 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Decarli restaurant and bar is a casually elegant spot in Beaverton created by Jana and Paul Decarli. The menu focuses on quality Italian cuisine and shows a commitment to showcasinRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Portland / Oregon

Cibo

$$$$·Italian·
SE Portland
149 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Cibo means “food” in Italian and that is what this restaurant and bar likes to celebrate! Located on SE Division St. in the Richmond neighborhood, this place has a casual, friendlyRead more
85% recommended
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Bamboo Sushi NE

$$$$·Sushi·
NE Portland
73 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
Bamboo Sushi, located on NE Alberta in Portland, is the city’s answer to an authentic Japanese Izakaya. This restaurant group is deeply committed to environmental and social changeRead more
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Red Star

$$$$·American·
Downtown
698 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Red Star Taven is a casual place for good eats and delicious drinks on Alder Street in downtown Portland. Chef Dolan Lane ensures that they capture the freshest fish of the season Read more
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

LeChon

$$$$·South American·
SW Portland
1,789 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Lechon, located on SW Naito Parkway, is a South American dining experience that combines the cooking of Argentina, Chile, and Patagonia. The menu features dishes like 28-day dry-agRead more
97% recommended
Hot Spot in Portland / Oregon

Jake's Famous Crawfish

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
5,742 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Considered one of the top seafood restaurants in the nation, Jake’s Crawfish is a destination for a great meal and a fantastic bar. Open for over 110 years, the historic restaurantRead more
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Portland / Oregon

St Jack

$$$$·French·
NW Portland
1,920 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
St. Jack is an ode to the bouchons, or notable cafes, of Lyon, France. Chef Aaron Barnett takes on the excellence of rustic French cuisine at this beloved French restaurant. LocateRead more
89% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Portland
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Brix Tavern

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Pearl District
1,702 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
This neighborhood establishment is a mainstay in Pearl District and Portland locals consider it the go-to for easy drinking, a variety of awesome eats and overall good times. They Read more
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon

Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus

$$$$·German·
Beaverton
243 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups
Head to Bargarten in Beaverton, Oregon to check out one of the best bars in Portland and the surrounding area. It’s just a short drive from downtown and offers a warm respite from Read more
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon