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Where Chefs Eat in Portland

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Restaurants:La Moule, Nostrana, Imperial
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:French American, Italian, Northwest
Neighborhoods:SE Portland, Downtown
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La Moule

$$$$·French American·
SE Portland
461 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
“A great little Belgian brasserie known for its craft cocktails and moules frites. We recommend snacking on the steak tartare with bone marrow while you wait for your mussels to stRead more
93% recommended

Nostrana

$$$$·Italian·
SE Portland
3,007 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
“I love the bread – I usually get a Negroni and a simple pizza.” – Justin Woodward
94% recommended
Italian in Portland / Oregon

Imperial

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
2,756 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Recommended by Chef Jose Chesa from Chesa
84% recommended
Northwest in Portland

Olympia Provisions Northwest

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Pearl District
674 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
Recommended by Chef Scott Dolich from Park Kitchen
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon

Grain & Gristle

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
NE Portland
74 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Jasper Shen from XLB
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon

Xico

$$$$·Mexican·
SE Portland
672 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Recommended by Chef Cathy Whims from Nostrana
90% recommended
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Bar Casa Vale

$$$$·Spanish·
SE Portland
61 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Recommended by Chef Kristen D. Murray from MAURICE Luncheonette
89% recommended
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Kachka

$$$$·Eastern European·
SE Portland
657 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
“An amazing Russian restaurant from Bonnie and Israel Morales. They took an often overlooked cuisine and are showing the wide range that it has to offer.” – Carlo Lamagna
95% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon
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Holdfast Dining

$$$$·American·
SE Portland
289 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
“Chefs Joel Stocks and Will Preisch put together an amazing tasting menu that really pushes the boundaries of your palate and is flawlessly executed. Pair that with amazing wines sRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Portland / Oregon
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Higgins Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Organic·
SW Portland
1,592 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
“Higgins is the original. He really brought the local-farm-to-table story to Portland and remains relevant after all these years, delivering a high level of cuisine and service, paRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Portland / Oregon

Dame

$$$$·American·
NE Portland
63 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
“It's perfect. Dana, the owner-sommelier is amazing. It feels like a modern version of Cheers, but with the best wine and really perfect food. I wish I lived closer – it's the typeRead more
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon
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Ned Ludd

$$$$·Northwest·
North Portland
856 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
“Ned Ludd ties together the total Oregon experience. From wood-fire cooking to utilizing local and seasonal ingredients, the food and ambience reflect what the PNW is – refined rusRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Portland / Oregon

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,558 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
“The ambience is relaxed and modern, yet still very family friendly. The food is always impeccable!” – José Chesa
91% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon

The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar

$$$$·American·
SE Portland
737 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Recommended by Chef Greg Denton & Gabrielle Quinonez Denton from Restaurant Ox Restaurant
91% recommended
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