Portland, OR

Restaurants in Portland, OR

Opened by Domenick “Nick” Carlacio, this hot dog emporium is now owned by Tyler Rogoway. The shop still sells its popular coney: an all-beef hot dog topped with seasoned ground beef sauce, onions, and American cheese.

Situated in the Kerns neighborhood, this small Mediterranean bistro contains a bar area with banquette seating, a dining room with art-lined walls, and six counter seats overlooking an exhibition kitchen.

A small-scale, pure-hearted restaurant that has no stove. What it’s got is a wood-burning oven inherited from the space’s last incarnation, a short-lived pizza joint.

Located in an art-lined basement with communal tables in a building east of the Willamette River, this restaurant sprouted from a charcuterie and butcher shop called Viande Meats and Sausage and focuses on comfort food crafted from local, seasonal ingredients.

This American brasserie and bar in Portland’s Pearl District has a green and glass front and limited seating on a railed-in former loading dock, whlie the interior has wood floors, art-lined walls, and an active bar.

A relatively new (2007) addition to Portland’s burgeoning East Side food scene, this smart and unpretentious tapas restaurant brightens an otherwise quiet street with its inviting ruby-red walls and polished dark wood tables.

The Scene: During peak summer months since 2003, founders Erika Polmar and Emily Berreth have held a series of dinners at working farms within striking distance of Portland. Chefs, many of whom hail from Portland’s top restaurants, set up makeshift kitchens amid the crops.

The restaurant has taken off not just because of its highly rated American cuisine but because of its home in the LEED Platinum Ecotrust Building, which includes a green roof with raised garden beds and its own water well.

This stand-alone cafe in eastern Portland has practiced a farm-to-table philosophy from its 2003 inception. The former Victorian home with art-lined red walls and a spacious back patio generally shuns meat in favor of vegetables or seafood.

Chef Barry Powelson took over this red brick-fronted restaurant in north Portland in 2007. His menu consists of hearty comfort foods like Bear’s baby back ribs, grilled rib-eye steak, and an eponymous Gotham burger.

This wine bar and bistro resides near the Willamette River’s western shore, and has expanded since 2006 to include a 125-seat, river-facing patio, dining room with mauve walls and wine-related paintings, the private River Room, and a wine tasting bar called The Cellar.

At this food cart in a gourmet "pod" two blocks from the park, Dutch Tacos (pork sausage and maple spread served in a crisp waffle) are a favorite snack.

The comfort-food restaurant's been around for a while, but it has a young new chef who trained at Mugaritz, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain.

In 2007, Nate Tilden and Matt Piacentini opened their “domestic and foreign” restaurant on trendy Ace Hotel's ground floor, boasting high ceilings, communal wood tables, and a destination bar.