Portland's Most Iconic Restaurants

Seasons change, trends come and go, but these restaurants have withstood the test of time—and have become integral parts of the Portland dining scene. Here are Portland’s OpenTable Classics: the places that continue to excel after 10+ years. There’s a reason they’re still around: they keep giving us a reason to come back.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:Jake's Famous Crawfish, Il Solito, clarklewis
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Italian, Northwest
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Southeast Portland
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Jake's Famous Crawfish

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,013 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

Jake’s Crawfish is definitely famous. They’ve been around since 1892 as part of the McCormick & Schmicks family of restaurants (along with Jake’s Grill, also on this list), and Zagat considers them on...

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Seafood in Portland / Oregon

Il Solito

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,395 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Their name means “the usual,” and they’re referencing those comforting dishes that you always go for when you need a food hug. The chef wanted his menu to be full of options that feel “soul-touching” ...

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clarklewis

$$$$·Northwest·
Southeast Portland
2,217 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients

When you first walk into this expansive Italian-American eatery, you’ll see a neat stockpile of wood near the entrance and an entire wall of the restaurant covered in glass-paned garage doors that str...

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Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon

Serratto

$$$$·Italian·
Pearl District
1,821 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion

If you like European food, but can’t choose a favorite, the answer for you lies in Serratto’s seasonal menu that mixes together Italian, French, and Mediterranean flavors. Their inviting dining room r...

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Neighborhood Gem in Portland

Masu Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
898 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

For over a decade, this swanky Japanese restaurant has been rolling out some of the freshest, most beloved sushi in Portland. With honey lighting, lots of wood, and slightly retro-feeling chairs, ther...

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Romantic in Portland / Oregon

Gracie's

$$$$·Northwest·
Southwest Portland
1,811 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

With glitzy chandeliers, ornate crown molding, and deep purple banquettes, Gracie’s is glam and guests have loved it that way for a long time. This classy spot is in a category of its own for several ...

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Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon
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Jake's Grill - Portland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,639 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

American food can often seem like a melding of different cultural influences, but dining in a classic grill feels like a real cornerstone of Americana, and that’s what Jake’s is celebrating. Much like...

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