The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Portland
Collected by Alexander Basek , AFAR Local Expert
Portland has it all: great wines, urban-farm-to-table restaurants, cutting-edge bartenders, and a can-do, fun-focused attitude. Pull up to one of these restaurant tables and you'll find yourself challenged and delighted and definitely eager for more.
960 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
If you can’t say nyet to a convivial meal with all the trimmings, Kachka is the place to toast your fellow comrades. Surprisingly, Kachka isn’t Portland’s only Russian restaurant, but this Slavic stunner is certainly one of the best—not just among...
1300 Southeast Grand Avenue (a), Portland, OR 97214, USA
One of the many excellent coffee roasters in Portland, Coava occupies an industrial-chic space in the Central Eastside that’s more than a spot to duck in for an espresso. The airy 13,000-square-foot operation includes training facilities, an...
6839 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215, USA
An unassuming little neighborhood restaurant in the shadow of Mount Tabor, Coquine offers one of the best dining experiences in the city. Chef Katy Millard cooks what tickles her fancy, usually something seasonal, vaguely Continental, definitely...
6424 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206, USA
From an unassuming strip mall on Portland’s far east side, Rose VL Deli dishes out two types of pho daily. The rich, complex, aromatic broth is transcendent whether it’s made for a simple bowl of bun bo Hue or a flavor-palooza like the...
1155 SW Morrison St #102, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Doughnuts are to Portland what coffee is to David Lynch, both essential fuel and calling card. While there are many pretenders to the title of the city’s best doughnuts—Voodoo Doughnuts certainly sells the most Instagrammable food products—Blue...
126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA
Wish that your one-stop shopping and dining location had high-concept ice cream, ramen, and New York–style pizza? Look no further than Pine Street Market, Portland’s first modern food hall. Home to some of the city’s best-loved...
15 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Joshua McFadden (Ava Gene’s, Tusk) is one of Portland’s highest profile chefs, so when he opens a new restaurant, the city can’t help but take notice. La Neta is his buzziest project yet: a restaurant inside the new Hoxton Hotel at the gates of...
81 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
Japanese cuisine (and culture) would not be as prevalent as it is today in Portland without the work of Gabe Rosen, who led the way in opening izakayas (Biwa), late-night ramen shops (Noraneko), and now Giraffe, his own version of a beloved...
734 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
A slip of a restaurant on Burnside, Canard is the least formal of Gabriel Rucker’s restaurants (Le Pigeon, Little Bird) yet is easily the most fun. The burger is justly celebrated by local critics, publications and even local food notables...
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