The Best Places to Eat in Portland

The OpenTable Team

Portland is known for being weird, but there’s nothings strange about the food scene. It’s Pacific Northwest setting allows chefs to work with some of the finest produce and seafood around. It encapsulated the “farm-to-table” ethos long before it was ever trendy to do so, and its craft beers are as iconic as any dish you’ll find in local restaurants. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Embrace the best of it all and pair the iconic dishes with a local beer or wine. Here are some of Portland’s icons.

Restaurants:23Hoyt, clarklewis, Saucebox - Permanently Closed
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Northwest, Asian
Neighborhoods:NW Portland, SE Portland, Downtown

23Hoyt

$$$$·Contemporary American·
NW Portland
942 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
At 23Hoyt, Chef Cameron Dunlap offers a farm-to-table experience described as gastropub-meets-fine-dining. Their Hoyt Burger, which many loyal customers consider the best in PortlaRead more
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clarklewis

$$$$·Northwest·
SE Portland
2,171 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
Since 2003, clarklewis has welcomed diners to their spacious converted warehouse in the Central Eastside Industrial District. A glass-paneled wall that opens when it’s sunny framesRead more
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon
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Saucebox - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
799 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Pan-Asian cuisine plus a vibrant, club-like atmosphere characterize Saucebox, a downtown favorite since 1995. DJs play on Friday and Saturday nights, and daily happy hours always dRead more
89% recommended
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Red Star

$$$$·American·
Downtown
698 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Red Star is a rustic tavern attached to Hotel Monaco downtown. Lofty ceilings, communal tables, and menus featuring elevated homestyle cooking augment a relaxed ambiance. The estabRead more
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Portland City Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
7,953 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
With a setting on the 30th floor of the U.S. Bancorp Tower, Portland City Grill draws in the crowds with unmatched 360-degree views over the city and the Cascades, including the maRead more
93% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon
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Yard House - Portland

$$$$·American·
SW Portland
537 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
For Portland diners in the mood for beers, sports on TV, and a classic rock soundtrack, The Original Yard House near Pioneer Square downtown delivers amply. The local outlet of theRead more
100% recommended
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Portland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,573 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Started in New Orleans in 1927, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has grown to a chain of over 100 restaurants across North America. It offers Portland its signature upscale steakhouse expeRead more
88% recommended
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Chart House Restaurant - Portland

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
4,851 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The Portland Chart House atop the historic Terwilliger Building boasts some of the best views in Portland, on a clear day spanning Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount Saint Helens, Read more
88% recommended
Scenic View in Portland / Oregon
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Stanford's - Lloyd Center

$$$$·American·
NE Portland
326 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Stanford’s venue at Lloyd Center is ideally located for dining during a day of shopping at the mall, skating on the ice rink, or attending an event at the nearby Moda Center. StanfRead more
88% recommended
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Stanford's - Tanasbourne

$$$$·American·
Hillsboro
797 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
The Stanford’s restaurant in Tanasbourne, conveniently close to a major shopping area and movie theater, reflects the local area with many of their menu options. Among the best areRead more
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The Melting Pot - Portland

$$$$·Fondue·
Downtown
2,792 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
On a gray and drizzly day in Portland, it might seem that there’s no more perfect place (outside the Alps) to indulge in a pot of fondue. Patrons at the dimly lit restaurant sit arRead more
84% recommended
Kid Friendly in Portland / Oregon
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Jackrabbit

$$$$·American·
Downtown
788 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
At the helm of Jackrabbit is chef Chris Cosentino, the winner of “Top Chef Masters” who’s known for his whole-animal philosophy. Cosentino’s sustainable, holistic approach to carniRead more
83% recommended
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Stanford's - Jantzen Beach

$$$$·American·
North Portland
420 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Stanford’s, which dubs itself “your neighborhood restaurant and bar,” has become something of a Portland institution, with three venues in the wider metro area. The restaurant at tRead more
89% recommended
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Paragon - Portland

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Pearl District
482 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Paragon, located in the Pearl District, bill themselves an “urban alehouse,” and their beverage program led by renowned director Bob Brunner is as much a draw for Portland diners aRead more
90% recommended
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Bluehour

$$$$·Modern European·
Pearl District
2,068 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bluehour presents an intimate dining experience in the heart of downtown Portland’s Pearl District. Their stylish dining room features a unique layout with an arrangement of floor-Read more
88% recommended
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Portland Seafood Co. - Mall 205

$$$$·Seafood·
SE Portland
619 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Portland Seafood Co.’s Mall 205 location is their second in the metro area, testament to the popularity of their all-local, top-quality fish and seafood. The menu generally sticks Read more
90% recommended
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