2930 Northeast Killingsworth Street
Sun 5pm - 9pm
Wed - Sat 5pm - 10pm
DameThe multiple meanings of the name—both as a title for a respected lady and an old-school moniker for a let’s-have-fun type of gal—are a window into the experience of eating at Dame. Opened by Dana Frank and Jane Smith on what is now a vibrant section of Killingsworth Street (Frank has since left), the painstakingly crafted food turned out by the kitchen is seasonal and surprising, pairing well with a selection of some of Portland’s best wines. The whimsical interior, with subway tiles, hardwood floors, and dark blue walls, belies the seriousness of the alchemy here as natural wines complement sometimes overlooked ingredients like chicken hearts, sardines, and sweetbreads.