The Best Bars for Foodies in Portland

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel, The 1905, Departure Restaurant and Lounge
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Global, International, Pizza Bar, Asian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, North Portland
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Xport bar & lounge - The Porter Hotel

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
129 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour

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 boasting two gorgeous o...

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The 1905

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
North Portland
174 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 classic idea of a Jazz club...

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Best Value in Portland / Oregon
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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,957 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 cocktails. It’s a perfect pla...

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Scenic View in Portland
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Stockpot Broiler

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beaverton
1,315 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

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 a short drive outsid...

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Steakhouse in Portland / Oregon

Caffe Mingo - Portland

$$$$·Italian·
Northwest Portland
846 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 dishes and daily specia...

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Italian in Portland / Oregon
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Carina

$$$$·Italian·
Northwest Portland
490 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 radiates light and warmth, ...

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Italian in Portland / Oregon

Portland City Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
8,174 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 menu here features USDA ...

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Seafood in Portland / Oregon
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decarli

$$$$·Italian·
Beaverton
2,132 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 showcasing the state’s consid...

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Neighborhood Gem in Portland / Oregon
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LeChon

$$$$·South American·
Southwest Portland
2,212 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine

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-aged ribeye, grilled o...

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Fit for Foodies in Portland
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Jake's Famous Crawfish

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
5,969 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 restaurant offers a variety of...

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Seafood in Portland / Oregon

St Jack

$$$$·French·
Northwest Portland
2,141 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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. Located on 23trd Avenue in...

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Brix Tavern

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Pearl District
1,958 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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 have ongoing events ...

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Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon
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Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus

$$$$·German·
Beaverton
392 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food

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 the bustle of the ci...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Portland / Oregon