The Best Places to Eat in Portland

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:23Hoyt, clarklewis, Portland City Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Spanish, Northwest, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Northwest Portland, Southeast Portland, Downtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

23Hoyt

$$$$·Spanish·
Northwest Portland
995 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 Portland, comes topped wit...

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clarklewis

$$$$·Northwest·
Southeast Portland
2,213 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

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 frames stunning views of t...

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Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon
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Portland City Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
8,275 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 majestic peak of Mount...

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Seafood in Portland / Oregon

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Portland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,703 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 experience near Pioneer ...

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Romantic in Portland

Chart House Restaurant - Portland

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
5,332 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

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, along with the Willa...

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Seafood in Portland / Oregon

Stanford's - Tanasbourne

$$$$·American·
Hillsboro
884 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies

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 are the crispy Northwes...

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Best Overall in Westside
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The Melting Pot - Portland

$$$$·Fondue·
Downtown
2,526 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups

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 around their own stove...

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Most Booked in Portland / Oregon

Stanford's - Jantzen Beach

$$$$·American·
North Portland
414 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 the Jantzen Beach Cen...

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Romantic in Portland / Oregon
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