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The Best Restaurants in Portland, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

You’re in Portland for 48 hours, and you’re hungry. What’s the plan? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best restaurants among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find the best restaurants in Portland—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

Restaurants:Bluehour, Olympia Provisions Northwest, clarklewis
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern European, Contemporary European, Northwest
Neighborhoods:Pearl District, SE Portland
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Bluehour

$$$$·Modern European·
Pearl District
1,943 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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
93% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Portland / Oregon

Olympia Provisions Northwest

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Pearl District
674 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
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
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon

clarklewis

$$$$·Northwest·
SE Portland
2,043 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
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
83% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Portland / Oregon

Headwaters

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,150 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
83% recommended
Northwest in Portland

Aviary

$$$$·French·
NE Portland
1,233 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
100% recommended
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Holdfast Dining

$$$$·American·
SE Portland
289 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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
97% recommended
Best Overall in Portland / Oregon
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La Moule

$$$$·French American·
SE Portland
458 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
95% recommended

Montesacro PDX

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
143 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon

Davenport

$$$$·Contemporary American·
NE Portland
384 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
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
97% recommended
Best Overall in Portland / Oregon
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Il Solito

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,396 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
89% recommended

Dame

$$$$·American·
NE Portland
63 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon

Little Bird

$$$$·French·
Downtown
2,610 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The downtown bistro Little Bird is from the same team behind Le Pigeon and Canard, which also rank highly among the best restaurants in Portland. Its signature cuisine blends FrencRead more
92% recommended
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Arden

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pearl District
87 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
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
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon

Higgins Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Organic·
SW Portland
1,591 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
93% recommended
Healthy in Portland / Oregon

Kachka

$$$$·Eastern European·
SE Portland
656 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • 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
95% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon
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Nostrana

$$$$·Italian·
SE Portland
3,004 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
94% recommended
Italian in Portland / Oregon

Verdigris

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
NE Portland
773 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
100% recommended
Best Value in Portland / Oregon

St Jack

$$$$·French·
NW Portland
1,823 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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

Gracie's

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,769 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon

Smallwares - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Northwest·
North Portland
118 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
When the original Smallwares opened in 2012, chef-owner Johanna Ware enjoyed immediate high praise from critics and local diners alike. The restaurant has now relocated to the nortRead more
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