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Discover the Best New Restaurants in Portland

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated October 23, 2019

One of the hippest cities in the world, the Oregon hub of Portland likes to "keep things weird". That they do with its arts scene, creative eateries, and quirky culture - unique enough to earn its own sketch comedy show, Portlandia! The best new restaurants in Portland drive the city's cool vibe, delivering a wide array of creative dishes with influences from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in Portland heading out to when they're looking for a new place to eat? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know Portland diners to put together this list of the coolest new spaces in Portland. From local beer and burger joints to cool pizza places and upscale restaurants, the best new restaurants in Portland have something for everyone. Grab a table in Portland tonight and enjoy!

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4.7 (267)
$30 and under
Pearl District
About the restaurant
This celebrated pizza spot is one of the best new restaurants in Portland. It's the spot to go in town for both deep-dish and thin-crust pizza, served in a relaxing and welcoming Portland environment. Start with the roasted broccolini with fresh garlic and chili flakes or the meatballs with house marinara. For spicier tastes, try the spicy sausage pizza with Calabrese sausage and cherry peppers. The hearty deep-dish pizza menu boasts the "All-Star" with bacon, meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, and mozzarella. Pair the pizzas with a local Portland beer, like the Mystery Cloud Hazy from Gigantic Brewing or the Ashland Amber Ale from Caldera Brewing Company.
Top review
Dined on Nov 18, 2023
Awesome service, excellent food and outstanding ambience
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4.8 (303)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
The nearby city of Vancouver (the one in Washington) is one of the best new restaurants in Portland. It features one of the more intriguing styles of cuisine in the Pacific Northwest - Georgian. Not the style of the American state; instead, this fun space features recipes from the Eastern European country of Georgia. Try Georgian dishes like traditional dumplings, marinated grilled meat, and cheese bread. Another favorite? The "kababi," with a ground chicken patty and traditional spices on a lavash flatbread. It's a fascinating place in the Northwest for an out-of-the-box meal.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The staff was amazing and so kind. They informed us of all the dishes and gave great recommendations. We loved the food and did a family style, as suggested. I think the price was a little high for the amount of food- but quality was 10/10 would highly recommend.
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