Hard to Get Reservations in Portland

The OpenTable team

Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Portland where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Kachka, Departure Restaurant and Lounge, Andina
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Eastern European, Asian, Peruvian
Neighborhoods:SE Portland, Downtown, Pearl District

Kachka

$$$$·Eastern European·
SE Portland
977 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
This place is wonderfully unusual for a few reasons: they serve Belarusian food, the menu was created using the chef’s mother’s recipes, they have a large variety of infused vodkasRead more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Portland
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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,800 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Top Chef finalist Gregory Gourdet is cooking up delicious Asian-inspired dishes in a stunning restaurant space on the top floor of The Nines (swanky) hotel. All of their dishes—butRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon

Andina

$$$$·Peruvian·
Pearl District
7,870 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
While you’re in Portland, take a little detour to Peru by way of Andina. They’re serving up colorful and exotic versions of Peruvian classics, and have super fresh ceviches and pulRead more
96% recommended
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Willow Restaurant

$$$$·American·
SE Portland
396 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
The two chefs—Doug Weiler and John Pickett—at the helm of this lovely concept restaurant, greet their guests at the top of the stairs with a smile and a handshake, before inviting Read more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Portland / Oregon
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Portland City Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
7,920 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Some of the most breathtaking 360-degree views of Portland’s skyline are from Portland City Grill’s dining room (or lounge). One of Rose City’s most iconic restaurants is (oddly) lRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in Portland / Oregon

Mucca Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,861 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
This understatedly elegant restaurant—with exposed brick walls, simple wooden chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows, and gilded mirrors and chandeliers—is elevating some of the most belRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Portland / Oregon

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
NW Portland
5,052 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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 fireplace, aRead more
96% recommended
Romantic in Portland / Oregon
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Le Pigeon

$$$$·French·
NE Portland
1,666 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
This adorable and cozy restaurant makes some of the best French food in Portland, and they serve it with a very comfortable and non-pretentious feel. Beef cheek bourguignon and ducRead more
92% recommended
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Beast

$$$$·French·
NE Portland
1,571 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Beast has been a celebrated culinary stop in Portland for over a decade now. Chef Naomi Pomeroy is dishing up a French, six-course prix fixe menu that celebrates whole-animal butchRead more
93% recommended
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DOC

$$$$·Italian·
NE Portland
872 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
DOC serves delicious and incredibly fresh Italian food, in a quaint space with a cozy cottage feel. The long and narrowish room has red and white checkered curtains in the windows Read more
91% recommended
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