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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Portland / Oregon

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Portland / Oregon? 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 Serratto restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2400)
$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
NatashaN
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food and service! We took our newborn out to dinner and the staff gave us a nice corner table with plenty of room to park our stroller. Everyone who works here is so friendly and the food is always tasty!
A photo of Cabezon Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2277)
$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
foodluvrvip
Dined 5 days ago
Once again, it was a great evening with tasty food and a pleasant ambiance.
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 on Jul 12, 2024
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 (34)
$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
Oregontrufflesvip
Dined 3 days ago
Friendly, attentive service. Southern Mediterranean cuisine, creatively executed. Pita is notably good and the hummus is the best we’ve ever had.
A photo of Whiskey Barrel Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (626)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Happy Valley
About the restaurant
Whiskey Barrel Lounge is Happy Valleys premier craft cocktail lounge & whiskey bar. With a selection of over 300 whiskeys from around the world there is truly something for everyone. Located downstairs in The Valley Public House. We offer an upscale dinner menu that changes frequently with seasonal and daily specials. We have a beautiful shaded patio for outdoor dining. We are open for Happy Hour until 5pm and then Dinner from 5pm to closing, Wednesday through Sunday. Minors are allowed. We are well equipped to host large parties and even boast a private event space capable of seating up to 70 guests, 20% gratuity applied to parties of 8 or more.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
I love Whiskey Barrel's outdoor patio! The service was incredible and kind. Food was delicious.
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 Marco's Cafe restaurant
4.6
4.6 (117)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Marco’s is a reliable spot with a pleasant outdoor area. Bonus is the all day breakfast offerings.
A photo of LaChona Empanadas y Vinos Argentinos restaurant
4.5
4.5 (59)
$31 to $50
Argentinean
Cedar Mill
About the restaurant
The LaChona brand was born out of a love for sharing incredible wine with close friends and family. Ask any Argentinian what their favorite pastime is and they will likely say “asado con familia”, or grilling with the family. Slow-cooked lechon, fire-kissed chorizo, and hand-crafted empanadas born of generational influences and traditions are all paired with the perfect Malbec, Cabernet Franc, or Semillon every Sunday. This shared familial experience, this act of “pairing” family and fine dining, defines the essence of LaChona’s food and wine experience.


Top review
Mike
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
LaChona is an excellent Argentinian wine and empanada restaurant located on the west side of Portland. They have an excellent selection of wine from Argentina. My favorite was the malbec. The empanadas were so delicious I didn't want to stop eating! I also recommend the flan as a great way to end the meal. In addition, the service was outstanding.
A photo of Cafe Du Berry restaurant
4.4
4.4 (258)
$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
HRHMDO
Dined 3 days ago
great menu, skillfully prepared. Everything was delicious. We’ll be back!
A photo of Pacific Kitchen at Nye Beach restaurant
4.4
4.4 (184)
$30 and under
Seafood
Newport
About the restaurant
Just across from Don and Ann Davis Park comes your new favorite restaurant in Newport’s historic Nye Beach district. The Pacific Kitchen at Nye Beach has something for everyone—delicious, fresh seafood, burgers, Southwest staples as well as a menu for the kids. Stop in for lunch, dinner or just some creative cocktails and discover Newport’s savory new gem.
Top review
KevinF
Dined 3 days ago
On 7/19 Six Adults enjoyed a relaxing & delicious dinner together. Food & service is fantastic! We enjoyed calamari, wedge salad, chicken Romano, Newport Catch Special-2 halibut dinners & delicious halibut fish & chips. We all would definitely return to share a great meal. Make a reservation. Enjoy
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