The Top 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

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
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Bistro Agnes

$$$$·French·
Downtown
524 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
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Davenport

$$$$·Contemporary American·
NE Portland
425 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Creative Cuisine
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
90% recommended
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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
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RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
NW Portland
5,059 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
96% recommended
Romantic in Portland / Oregon
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Can Font

$$$$·Spanish·
NW Portland
422 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Tapas
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
94% recommended

LeChon

$$$$·South American·
SW Portland
1,822 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 Overall in Portland
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Eleni's Philoxenia

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Pearl District
508 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended

Grain & Gristle

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
NE Portland
78 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Brunch
  • Cozy
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
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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
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Afuri

$$$$·Ramen·
SE Portland
45 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
100% recommended
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Dragonwell Bistro

$$$$·Chinese·
Downtown
176 reviews
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
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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
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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
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