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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Portland

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Portland? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Barba Mingo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1350)
$30 and under
Italian
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Barba Mingo is a neighborhood restaurant serving simple Italian food in a casual and comfortable environment. Our menu features plates to share, house made pasta, fresh seafood dishes and daily specials. We have a well rounded wine list, fresh squeezed cocktails and friendly service.
Top review
Japevip
Dined 2 days ago
Barba Mingo--like its sister restaurant next door--never disappoints. Our favorite restaurant in Portland
A photo of Davenport restaurant
4.9
4.9 (723)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Northeast Portland
About the restaurant
A refined restaurant focusing on simple, well-prepared dishes maintaining the integrity of premier Northwest ingredients.
Top review
MarkGvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Flew in from Nee York. Only one night in Portland and spent it at the Davenport. Had the oysters, Scallops and steak. Paired with a nice Oregon Pinot and the meal was PERFECT. I felt like a local!!
A photo of Serratto restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2399)
$31 to $50
Italian
Pearl District
About the restaurant
Serratto is a lively and elegant neighborhood restaurant serving authentic and innovative dishes from Italy, France and the greater Mediterranean region. The menu, which changes seasonally, is built around a commitment to using natural meats, the freshest seafood, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
The outstanding wine list and knowledgeable staff ensures a perfect wine pairing for any meal, palate, or budget.
With its beautiful dining room, spacious private dining space, relaxed lounge and full bar, Serratto has the perfect table for you!

Top review
Sallyvip
Dined 2 days ago
Serratto is one of my go-to restaurants. I can always count on great service and great food/wine.
A photo of Cabezon Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2276)
$30 and under
Seafood
Northeast Portland
About the restaurant
Cabezon is a bustling neighborhood seafood bistro and fish market. Opened in December 2009,
Cabezon is located near both Portland’s Hollywood and Rose City Park neighborhoods. Offering
“Coastal Cuisine with Passion” – elemental seasonal cooking driven by the offerings of the day
from local producers and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Owners, Chef David Farrell and
wine maven Jackie Speck, look forward to delighting you with their unique menu, and invite you
to stop by for our local wood-fired fish and meats, chef made pates, and seasonal ice creams.
Our diverse wine list features small hands-on producers.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
I swear, every time I come here, I never want to leave. I didn’t get our server’s name (he was tall with long hair) but he was so great and patient with our table. The food was incredible (I will be thinking about that pork chop forever now) and my boyfriend was so happy to celebrate his birthday there. We’ll of course be back. Y’all are one of the best Portland restaurants out there.
A photo of 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1796)
$31 to $50
Italian
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
"Inclusive from the moment you grace the doorway, 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge has a keen acumen for speeding up your wind down, flipping the switch from maddening day to welcoming respite. A playful, thoughtful, and engaging dining experience begins with the dynamic wine list (including barrel to bar wines by the glass), flowing effortlessly to the inventive starters, big bowls of pasta and shellfish, perfectly grilled fish and meats. 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge offers a doff of the hat to Mother Italy and a harmonious affair with locally procured Pacific Northwest cuisine. Come in, sit down, and eat!"

Reservations are for dining only.

Top review
LtlColonelvip
Dined 7 days ago
The meal was good. The service was good. There are a lot of better choices if you’re looking in the Portland area.
A photo of Zula restaurant
4.8
4.8 (31)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
We are excited to invite you to Zula!
We offer a wonderful place to gather with family and friends and share good times over Mediterranean flavors, curated from the many places that surround the Mediterranean Sea. Drawing from the eclectic food scene of Tel Aviv, Zula's menu reflects a unique mix of traditional dishes and other creative inspirations by our Chef Marty Pfeifer. Whether you join us solo or with a larger group, family style, our space will entice you to hang out and be a part of our inviting community and familial scene. Our bar program is designed by local celeb, David Sigal, and weaves these same flavors into an array of cleverly developed specialty cocktails. We offer a full bar, outdoor seating and yes, our pita is house-made :)

Top review
momg
Dined 6 days ago
Ordered a variety of items and all were really good, except the kafta which was a bit dry. Loved the trio of dips with fresh warm pita bread. Perfect food for a warm summer night
A photo of Bar Casa Vale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (571)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
Spanish-inspired taverna offering patio dine ¡out! seating (also pick-up & delivery). Wood-fired food, natural wines, traditional gin tonics & craft cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Always great food and service. We love going to BCV!
A photo of Marco's Cafe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (114)
$31 to $50
American
Southwest Portland
About the restaurant
Marco’s Café and Espresso Bar, in the heart of Southwest Portland’s charming Multnomah Village, has been serving up consciously-sourced fare since 1983. We hope you’ll join us under the umbrellas, in the historic Nelson Thomas building, next time you’re in need of some nourishment.




Top review
BarbaraA
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
We had halibut and ravioli and they were both excellent.
A photo of Top Burmese Burma Joy restaurant
4.7
4.7 (103)
$31 to $50
Burmese
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Burma (modernized name - Myanmar) is a Southeast Asian country about the size of Texas, tucked between India and China, is a home to various ethnic tribes, a melting pot of beautiful cultures. When it comes to taste-buds tingling cuisines, Burma has a lot to offer. It has been a passionate dream for Burma-born owners Kalvin and Poe to open a Burmese restaurant to be able to share their culinary culture. That dream came true in 2019 when Top Burmese opened as a virtual takeout only restaurant from a commissary kitchen in NW Portland. Due to its authenticity, made to order, home-style cooking, and Burmese hospitality, Top Burmese traditional and modern Burmese dishes became so popular effectively evangelizing the masses to become Burmese Food fans. Today Top Burmese serves its amazing dishes via various Burma themed restaurants. *** Top Burmese was named in Oregonian Best New Restaurants, Forbes, Willamette Week Top Eats, and various must eat lists including EATER Portland. ***
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
The food is excellent but gratuity of 20% mandatory with service level spotty is the only issue
A photo of Cafe Du Berry restaurant
4.4
4.4 (256)
$30 and under
French
Corbett
About the restaurant
We are opening for dining in. For TAKE-OUT Please call us at (503) 244-5551 to place an order. Thank you to all of our patrons for your support!

Café Du Berry is a breakfast and brunch restaurant, specializing in French cuisine. The owners of the restaurant turned a Victorian house into an elegant French themed café. Café Du Berry offers a warm, inviting and rustic ambiance.



Top review
PaulDB
Dined 7 days ago
Food was fabulous and great service. Love the breakfast service until 3:00pm.
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