The Best Restaurants in Portland, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

Portland's dining scene brings a locavore foodie's dream to life, with virtually every chef in the city drawing inspiration from the natural bounty of local waterways, ranches, and farms. Seafood and seasonal fruits and vegetables grow in abundance in this fertile valley at the confluence of two mighty rivers. Incredible homegrown craft beer and wines augment every dining experience. Vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike all find a lot to love in the City of Roses where local chefs embrace sustainable, eco-friendly practices. But where do the smartest, savviest diners eat when seeking out the best restaurants in Portland? This is our Tastemaker List. We gathered data covering thousands of restaurants, provided by OpenTable's most experienced diners. From fine dining on the waterfront to hip eateries in the warehouse district, these unforgettable restaurants promise an experience that encapsulates Portland in every bite. We suggest you book a table at one of these wonderful establishments ASAP.

Restaurants:Olympia Provisions Northwest, clarklewis, Holdfast Dining
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary European, Northwest, American
Neighborhoods:Pearl District, SE Portland

Olympia Provisions Northwest

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Pearl District
710 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Brunch
Charcuterie is more than just the specialty of Olympia Provisions – it's a reason for existence. The restaurant was established to showcase an array of cured meats, salumi and moreRead more
100% recommended
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clarklewis

$$$$·Northwest·
SE Portland
2,179 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Romantic
The Mediterranean meets the Pacific Northwest at clarklewis, a popular farm-to-table fine-dining restaurant in Portland’s warehouse district. Almost as striking as its cuisine is tRead more
89% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon

Holdfast Dining

$$$$·American·
SE Portland
318 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
After a lengthy and celebrated run as a pop-up, Holdfast Dining opened at its permanent venue mid-2018. It immediately earned a reputation as one of the best restaurants in PortlanRead more
98% recommended
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La Moule

$$$$·French American·
SE Portland
529 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
La Moule, a southeast Portland brasserie with a romantic atmosphere, takes its culinary inspiration from Belgium. Expect Belgian beers on tap along with some interesting cocktails,Read more
90% recommended
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Montesacro PDX

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
184 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Authentic
When Montesacro opened in the Pearl District in late 2018, the city’s dining scene gained its first pinseria. This style of eatery has its origins in Rome and specializes in pinsa,Read more
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon
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Davenport

$$$$·Contemporary American·
NE Portland
425 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
At Davenport, chef Kevin Gibson brings together his unwavering commitment to local, seasonal ingredients with a perfectionist’s approach. Davenport’s dinner menu changes frequentlyRead more
100% recommended
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Il Solito

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,460 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
At Il Solito, inside the Hotel Vintage downtown, celebrated Portland chef Matthew Sigler presents unpretentious Italian-American comfort food. The venue is cheerfully decorated andRead more
83% recommended
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Dame

$$$$·American·
NE Portland
77 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Dame is one of the best restaurants in Portland for diners who care as much about a wine list (here exclusively natural wines) as they do the dinner menu. The cozy, eclectic venue Read more
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Arden

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pearl District
157 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Arden, a 20-seat restaurant and wine bar in the Pearl District, presents a four-course, prix-fixe dining experience with optional wine pairings. Acclaimed chef Sara Hauman’s tastinRead more
100% recommended
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Higgins Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Organic·
SW Portland
1,923 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
A downtown landmark since 1994, Higgins Restaurant and Bar was one of Portland’s first farm-to-table restaurants. Chef-owner Greg Higgins builds upon long-established relationshipsRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Portland / Oregon

Kachka

$$$$·Eastern European·
SE Portland
977 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Chef-owner Bonnie Morales won immediate critical acclaim upon Kachka's 2014 opening. Willamette Week named it restaurant of the year. Many national publications also lauded MoralesRead more
90% recommended
Kid Friendly in Portland / Oregon
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Nostrana

$$$$·Italian·
SE Portland
3,372 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Award-winning chef Kathy Whims presents her refined, seasonal versions of rustic Italian classics at Nostrana. It's one of the best restaurants in Portland for upscale comfort foodRead more
86% recommended
Italian in Portland / Oregon
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Verdigris

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
NE Portland
780 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
The upscale Northeast Portland restaurant Verdigris presents a popular weekend brunch and nightly dinner nightly. Both feature refined, French-influenced seasonal cuisine with a chRead more
93% recommended
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St Jack

$$$$·French·
NW Portland
1,972 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
According to Willamette Week, St. Jack presents “Portland’s Frenchiest French food,” a declaration inspired by the restaurant’s decadent, authentic, from-scratch bistro cuisine. ExRead more
87% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Portland / Oregon

Gracie's

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,836 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
At Gracie’s, an upscale new American restaurant inside the Hotel DeLuxe, the venue is inspired by old Hollywood and the cuisine by ingredients sourced across the Pacific NorthwestRead more
83% recommended
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Bluehour

$$$$·Modern European·
Pearl District
2,068 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bluehour, a stylish fine-dining spot in the Pearl District, presents new American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. The menu changes often but might include such highlights asRead more
88% recommended
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Headwaters - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,309 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
Headwaters, inside the historic Heathman Hotel, is the brainchild of award-winning chef (and Iron Chef America winner) Vitaly Paley. The chef owns the restaurant and three others iRead more
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Aviary - Perm Closed

$$$$·French·
NE Portland
1,299 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The Asian fusion creations at Aviary demonstrate an uncommonly skillful balance between perfectionist and experimental. Chef-owner Sarah Pliner’s menus change frequently but alwaysRead more
96% recommended
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