Discover the Best New Restaurants in Portland

The OpenTable Team

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!

Restaurants:NORMANDIE, Montesacro PDX, The Star Portland
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Italian, Pizzeria
Neighborhoods:SE Portland, Downtown, Pearl District

NORMANDIE

$$$$·Seafood·
SE Portland
47 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Twice is nice at this Buckland hot spot, one of the best new restaurants in Portland. Normandie boasts not one but two happy hour periods. There are plenty of treats found at NormaRead more
94% recommended
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Montesacro PDX

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
172 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
Montesacro brings the authentic taste of Roman flatbreads to the Rose City. These unique flatbreads come from an ancient Roman recipe and feature low amounts of fat and calories. TRead more
92% recommended

The Star Portland

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Pearl District
85 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
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 PRead more
96% recommended

The 1905

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
North Portland
133 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
The 1905's tagline reads “Eat Pizza - Drink Booze - Listen to Jazz.” Sounds pretty good, right? This intimate spot in the heart of Portland's North Shaver neighborhood is one of thRead more
98% recommended
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Gustav's Pub & Grill - Tigard

$$$$·German·
Tigard
125 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
The nearby town of Tigard offers one of the most unique and most fun new spots in Portland. Gustav's is a traditional and lively German favorite spot for great beers, great good, aRead more
86% recommended
Best Overall in Westside

DEDIKo

$$$$·Georgian·
Vancouver
24 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
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 NorthweRead more
100% recommended

Vaux

$$$$·American·
Pearl District
13 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Seasonal
An upscale restaurant in Portland's fast-rising Pearl District, Vaux is inside the Canopy Portland hotel. One of the best new restaurants in Portland, Vaux boasts a creative menu fRead more

Shine Distillery & Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown
13 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Good for Groups
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Shine Distillery and Grill offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Portland. A sleek and upscale hot spot on North Williams Avenue, this is one of the best new restaurants in PRead more
100% recommended
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Cantina Xica

$$$$·Mexican·
NW Portland
One of the gems of Portland's Northwest District, the Xica Cantina is a funky new Mexican restaurant in the heart of the city. It's a short walk away from highlights like the “FreaRead more
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Culture

$$$$·Mediterranean·
SE Portland
59 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
What could be better for an introduction to Portland's culinary culture than a restaurant called Culture? This Mediterranean hot spot is one of the best new restaurants in PortlandRead more
85% recommended

Kachinka

$$$$·Russian·
Portland
5 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
Newly refreshed and refurbished, Kachinka is one of the best new restaurants in Portland. Kachinka is a fun and creative destination with a menu full of Russian and Slavic-influencRead more
100% recommended
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OK Omens

$$$$·Contemporary American·
SE Portland
42 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
The newest creation from celebrated chef Justin Woodward, OK Omens is one of the best wine destinations in Portland. A welcoming and green spot off of Southeast Hawthorne Street, ORead more
93% recommended

Holdfast Dining

$$$$·American·
SE Portland
318 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
New American dining is on the menu at this intimate and celebrated space in the middle of Portland's 11th Street. One of the most creative new restaurants on the Portland scene, HoRead more
98% recommended
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