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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Portland

The OpenTable team

Where’s the best Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, or Indian food in town? Where’s the best steak, the best pizza, the best plate of oysters? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among Portland's most expert, seasoned diners, broken down by each type of cuisine.

Restaurants:Renata, Bistro Agnes, Davenport
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, French, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:SE Portland, Downtown, NE Portland
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Renata

$$$$·Italian·
SE Portland
1,137 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
ITALIAN: There’s a slight wooden barn feel to this spot that serves up outstanding Italian food alongside one of the largest wine lists in the city. There are lots of tables insideRead more
89% recommended
17 people mentioned the Margherita Pizza
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Bistro Agnes

$$$$·French·
Downtown
518 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
FRENCH: If deliciously rich French classics served in a vibrant and totally fresh atmosphere sounds like the right type of old and new, this is the spot for you. Agnes’ blue tile fRead more
95% recommended
10 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
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Davenport

$$$$·Contemporary American·
NE Portland
385 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
AMERICAN: This reasonably priced dinner-only spot has a regularly changing menu of globally-inspired American dishes that celebrate ingredients from the pacific northwest. This is Read more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Portland / Oregon
5 people mentioned the Goulash
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Jacqueline

$$$$·Seafood·
SE Portland
384 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
SEAFOOD: An outrageously good seafood spot where you’ll also see lots of quirky artwork (like Bill Murray’s portrait hanging behind the bar). They have a wonderful oyster bar, and Read more
97% recommended
6 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
NW Portland
4,632 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
STEAKHOUSE: When you walk into this classic steakhouse that’s been operating for over sixty years—with waiters in tuxedos—you’re transported to another time. Wooden beams, a brick Read more
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Portland / Oregon
208 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Can Font

$$$$·Spanish·
SW Portland
377 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
SPANISH: Beautiful, elegant, and delicately decorated Catalan restaurant in the wonderful Pearl district. Their original location is in Spain, and their menu is specifically inspirRead more
88% recommended
87 people mentioned the Paella
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LeChon

$$$$·South American·
SW Portland
1,550 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
SOUTH AMERICAN: Nestled right alongside the waterfront—with a very rare dining view of the Willamette River—is this sizzling South American restaurant that marries flavors from ArgRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Portland
78 people mentioned the Lechon

Eleni's Philoxenia

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Pearl District
456 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
MEDITERRANEAN: Dark wood walls and white tables, anchored by dimly flickering candles, set a beautifully romantic tone in this upscale mediterranean restaurant. “Philoxenia” means Read more
94% recommended
Best Value in Portland
15 people mentioned the Moussaka

Grain & Gristle

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
NE Portland
74 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
GASTRO PUB: Gastropubs are practically a religion in Portland, and Grain & Gristle is a mecca for this niche. You walk in to see a semicircular wooden bar at the center of the roomRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon
3 people mentioned the Pork Shoulder

Hello India Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$·Indian·
SE Portland
25 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
INDIAN: Hello India hails from—well, you guessed it—India, where they’ve been beloved for over four decades. The family-run restaurant decided to open up in Portland, where they ofRead more
96% recommended
1 people mentioned the Biryani
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Afuri

$$$$·Ramen·
SE Portland
27 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
JAPANESE: Afuri is a hugely popular ramen chain in Tokyo, and they were generous enough to bring their savory slurpy goodness to Portland. Their signature bowl of yuzu shio ramen iRead more
98% recommended
15 people mentioned the Ramen
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Dragonwell Bistro

$$$$·Chinese·
Downtown
172 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
CHINESE: If you’re looking for classic szechuan-style yumminess, this is the best place to go for all of the deliciously nostalgic Chinese dishes that bring us all comfort. The ownRead more
85% recommended
17 people mentioned the Dumplings
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Darsalam

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
NE Portland
18 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
MIDDLE EASTERN: Dar Salam is about as close as you can get to eating authentic food in Iraq without taking more than a car ride. Behind this beautifully delicious Middle Eastern reRead more
88% recommended
2 people mentioned the Falafel
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Thai Time Cafe

$$$$·Thai·
Downtown
2 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Gluten Free Options
THAI: This adorable Thai cafe, in downtown Portland, serves some of the most delectable Thai food around. It’s a little gem of a place, but their flavors will excite you and they tRead more
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Yellow Curry
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Autentica - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mexican·
NE Portland
388 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
MEXICAN: As the name implies, this festive Mexican restaurant is the genuine article. Their red-walled indoor dining room has a romantic feel, but their open-air back patio area (wRead more
95% recommended
7 people mentioned the Mole Sauce
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