Restaurants in Portland

50% Off Louisiana Seafood at My Brother's Crawfish

Montavilla

$16 $8

Mardi Gras–themed eatery serves jambalaya, gumbo, po' boys, and other Louisiana seafood staples

Up to 50% Off American Food at Brix Tavern

Pearl

$25 $13

(251)

Enjoy lunch portions such as truffle mac and cheese, fresh and locally-sourced salads, BRIX burgers, or soup and half-sandwich pairings

Up to 45% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two

Downtown Portland

$179 $98

(9)

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

40% Off American Dinner Fare at Sylvan Zoo House

Sylvan - Highlands - Southwest Hills

$20 $12

(224)

American favorites such as pulled pork sandwiches topped with coleslaw or gluten-free or classic pizzas topped with spicy Italian sausage

39% Off Three-Course Meal at Urban Fondue

Northwest District

$63.90 $39

(325)

Traditional cheese and dessert fondues and themed options such as smoked cheddar, ruby port swiss and gruyere, and Marionberry cheesecake

45% Off at DeNicola's Italian Restaurant

Creston - Kenilworth

$20 $11

(83)

Authentic Italian recipes act as blueprints for Neapolitan- and Little Italy–inspired dishes such as fettuccine alfredo and seafood linguine

50% Off Hawaiian Food at Splash Bar Hawaiian Grill

Pearl

$25 $12.50

(29)

Island-inspired dishes, such as coconut shrimp with sweet chili dipping sauce, slow-cooked kalua pork, and Hawaiian barbecue chicken

42% Off International Cuisine and Drinks

Hillsdale

$30 $17.50

Flavorful dishes inspired by Ethiopia, Hawaii, New Orleans, and Jamaica pair with margaritas amid colorful murals

Quiznos – Up to Half Off Sandwiches or a Catering Tray

Downtown Portland

$6 $3

(6)

Sandwich stackers pack deli meats, cheese, and vegetables between toasted rolls; catering tray serves up to 10 people

51% Off Wine and Snacks at Vie de Bohème

Portland

$41 $20

(45)

Pours of artisanal wine and plates of nuts, cheese, and crackers in an inviting Warehouse District wine bar

40% Off Japanese Cuisine at Fujiyama Sushi Bar & Grill

Lents

$25 $15

(49)

Teppanyaki chefs show off their knife work as they whip up steaks and seafood, while a revolving sushi bar shows off fresh sashimi and maki

50% Off at Ahi Sushi + Tapas

Portland

$20 $10

(8)

Try kani kani rolls—stuffed with soft-shell and snow crab with avocado—or tapas plates such as bacon-wrapped asparagus

Up to 33% Off Rovente Pizza Hawthorne & Beaverton

Richmond

$15 $10

Gourmet dough stretches to support whole-milk mozzarella, garlic cream sauce, cashews, or artichoke hearts sourced from local farmers

Up to 52% Off Burgers and Beer at Spud Monkey's Bar and Grill

Wilkes East

$31 $16

(11)

Dig into burgers topped with pulled pork, grilled peppers and guacamole, or chili cheese, paired with a choice of craft beer

$10 for Barbecue Dinner at Slabtown Ribs & BBQ

Northwest District

$20 $10

(57)

Barbecue dishes such as pork and chicken dripping with sauces such as tangy Carolina mustard, spicy Texas hot, and Kansas City classic

53% Off Sandwiches at Big Town Hero

Multiple Locations

$7.50 $3.50

(5)

Hero joint whips up delicious sandwiches, crafted with bread baked fresh in-store every morning

$8 for Burgers at Skyline Burgers on Broadway

Sullivan's Gulch

$16 $8

(72)

Chefs top half-pound steak burgers with fried eggs and bacon and spin pie into milk shakes

Up to 45% Off at Boogie's Burgers & Brew

Portland

$20.10 $11

Local grass-fed beef is grilled perfectly and topped with cheese before served alongside crispy fries and PBR or other drink

Up to 45% Off at Dirty Bridge Bistro

Dirty Bridge Bistro FOOD TRUCK

$5 $2.75

This food truck under the Hawthorne Bridge serves egg bagels and wraps for breakfast, and burgers and sandwiches for lunch

Up to 47% Off at Frack Burger

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(68)

Lean ground steak, whole-grain artisan buns, hand-cut fries, and rich milkshakes

50% Off Asian Food at Jinx Kitchen and Lounge

Portland

$20 $10

(93)

Asian cuisine from a variety of countries, including Korean barbecue wings, Thai green curry, pork gyoza, and bacon fried rice

Up to 53% Off Prix Fixe Italian Dinner at Giorgio’s Restaurant

Pearl

$80 $40

A chef's selection appetizer, soup, and salad gives way to entrees of fettuccine bolognese or chicken cacciatore

Up to 50% Off at Pho Thien Vietnamese Cuisine

Hazelwood

$15 $7.50

(33)

19 varieties of pho, pad thai, and marinated meats served alongside jasmine rice or vermicelli noodles

45% Off Middle Eastern Cuisine at Aladdin's Cafe

Concordia

$20 $11

(188)

Syrian and Mediterranean eatery with dishes such as lamb shawarma, vegan spinach pie, and falafel with mashed garlic

Up to 48% Off Gourmet Dinner at Equinox Restaurant and Bar

Portland

$25 $12.99

(158)

Braised pork shoulder with avocado-poblano mousse offsets brunch dishes of peppered bacon and oven-roasted potatoes amid candlelight

45% Off at Mayura Indian Grill & Bar

Northwest District

$20 $11

(79)

In addition to Southern Indian dosas, chefs prepare halal-friendly entrees from across India, including tandoor-roasted lamb kebabs

45% Off Authentic Street Food at Stickers Asian Café

Sellwood - Moreland

$20 $11

(80)

Authentic Chinese, Korean, and Indian street food including hand-made potstickers, Korean BBQ beef, Thai ice cream, and Indian roti

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

50% Off Thai Food at Thai Dish

Richmond

$20 $10

(40)

Traditional Thai dishes served amid intricate wood- paneled walls and hanging holiday lights

44% Off Asian Fusion Cuisine at Trio Club

Kerns

$25 $14

(34)

Draft beers from Oregon pair with Asian and American dishes, such as crab fried rice, spring rolls, and barbecue-bourbon burgers

40% Off at The People's Pig

King

$20 $12

(113)

This critically-acclaimed food truck serves popular porchetta sandwiches and other scratch-made fare, including soups and desserts

48% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Wild Wasabe

Northwest District

$25 $13

Sushi chefs wrap sea urchin, salmon, spicy tuna, and more into lavish rolls shaped like starbursts or dragons

Up to 51% Off Continental Cuisine at Amadeus Manor

Island Station

$50 $29

(33)

Refined continental dishes, such as escargots, Austrian goulash, and steak au poivre Madagascar, served in a historical manor built in 1921

Half Off at Gaucho's Argentine Cuisine

Historic Milwaukie

$30 $15

(5)

Argentine cuisine such as choripan (housemade sausage with smoked seasonings, swiss cheese, and grilled tomatoes and grilled hanger steak

Up to 53% Off at Big Town Hero

Milwaukie

$7.50 $3.50

Hero joint whips up delicious sandwiches, crafted with bread baked fresh in-store every morning

Up to 74% Off Tequila Tasting or Mexican Food at La Fogata

Central Beaverton

$83.95 $24

(150)

Pours of three tequilas from a list of 25 pair with appetizers of flautas or quesadillas

50% Off Diner Food at Blue Moon Diner

Beaverton-Aloha North

$22 $12.75

(96)

Classic burgers, rich milkshakes, and breakfast plates served all day

48% Off at The Grill at Silver Creek Lanes

Silverton

$23 $12

Refuel with a 16-inch pizza topped with fixings including pepperoni, olives, sausage, or pineapple

45% Off American Food at South Pacific Restaurant and Bar

Vancouver

$20 $11

Cocktails complement New York strip steak in Jagermeister cream sauce, Alaskan salmon, or burgers, wings, and other pub classics

Up to 43% Off at Strada: Street Food of Italy

Tigard

$26.46 $15

(18)

Pasta, salad, or wraps called "piadinas" with ingredients such as Italian sausage, steak, and parmiagiano reggiano

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at El Guajillo

Tigard Neighborhood Area 3

$20 $11

(19)

Margaritas complement enchiladas, fajitas, and burritos made from house-made salsas and fresh ingredients.

Up to 54% Off American and Chinese Food at Lu's Sports Bar & Lounge

Tigard

$25.90 $12

Chinese and American staples, such as Mongolian beef and chicken strips, served in eatery with two bars and nightly karaoke

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Cafe Allegro

Tigard

$30 $15

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Plates of authentic pastas, hearth-baked pizzas, and meat cutlets exude Italian flavors on candlelit tables at this 15-year-old bistro

$6 for Subs and Fries at Charley’s Grilled Subs 

Clackamas

$12 $6

Classic and deluxe philly cheesesteaks, turkey cheddar melt subs, garden salads, and fries crowned with bacon and ranch

45% Off at BlueFin Sushi Bar

Southgate

$20 $11

(23)

Sashimi, specialty rolls, and Japanese dinner entrees, plus dinner bento with tempura, choice of meat or vegetable, and sushi or sashimi

Up to Half Off at El Torogoz Authentic Salvadorian Cuisine

Wood Village

$20 $10

Salvadorian cuisine, such as fried fish, empanadas, plantain canoes, and pupusas filled with cheese, meat, and beans

50% Off at Coffee Revolution

Camas

$24 $12

Volunteer-run coffeeshop uses locally roasted coffee beans and gives proceeds back to the local community

Up to 53% Off at Big Town Hero

Clackamas

$7.50 $3.50

Hero joint whips up delicious sandwiches, crafted with bread baked fresh in-store every morning

44% Off Dinner for Two at Primrose & Tumbleweeds

Central Hillsboro

$59 $33

Brat and kraut, shrimp scampi, and spicy California chicken burger alongside glasses of house wine, beer, or cider

Up to 44% Off at Curry & Crust Indian Cuisine & Desi Pizza

Northeast Hillsboro

$63 $35

(41)

Diners feast on lamb, chicken, and veggie curries, paneer dishes, Indo-Chinese stir-fries, and inventive curry and tandoori pizzas

50% Off at Pepper's Mexican Grill

Central Hillsboro

$20 $10

(99)

Expansive menu of Mexican eats features seafood shrimp tacos, chilaquiles, mole enchiladas, and carne asada

Portland Restaurant Guide

Portland is renowned for its great craft beers, easy access to dramatic nature, independent spirit, excellent live music scene, and generally laid-back lifestyle. One of the city’s best kept secrets, though, is its outstanding culinary offerings. Portland restaurants serve up a wide variety of cuisines, and their flavorful offerings keep residents well satiated. From fine dining to food carts, there’s something in Portland to suit everyone’s taste.

Dining in Portland is incredibly diverse. If there’s one aspect of the city’s culinary scene that really stands out, it’s the food carts. Downtown is home to a whole court of food carts, serving up flavors from every corner of the globe. The term “food cart” can be a bit misleading though, since many of these small kitchens housed in trailers, like E-san Thai, Flogene’s Home Cookin’, and the Frying Scotsman, serve up the kind of sophisticated dishes normally reserved to sit-down restaurants.

Eating well in Portland also includes visiting the city’s gourmet dining spots. For haute French cuisine, Le Pigeon in Lower Burnside is the place to be. Andina in the Pearl District has mouth-watering tapas covered and Caffe Mingo in the Alphabet District is among Portland’s top Italian restaurants. One of the great features of dining in a fine restaurant in Portland is that it still retains a more casual feel than any other American city. It’s just great food without any pretentiousness.

No guide to the Portland food scene would be complete without mention of the city’s fantastic brew pubs. Portland is the birthplace of the microbrewery movement and some of the country’s most beloved beers are produced here. Deschutes, BridgePort, and Rogue are just a few of the brewpubs in town that serve up delectable eats with their flavorful sudsy creations. The Portland mainstay McMenamin’s can also be found in practically every one of the city’s neighborhoods, meaning good food and great beer are never far away.

From fine dining to food carts, there’s something in Portland to suit everyone’s taste.
 

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Tapas and small-plates restaurants may have proliferated in recent years, but you'd still be hard-pressed to find one that serves, nonetheless specialize in, Cajun and creole dishes. Tapalaya is just such a place. The eatery's chefs focus on small plates— during evening hours— designed to create a mix-and-match Southern feast. The day menu hosts Po'Boys with cajun creole sides and the night menu caters to tapas. The chefs recreate the flavors of New Orleans with dishes such as the blackened catfish or classic po' boys cooked with locally sourced meat and layered with red remoulade and a spicy Mardi Gras slaw. The staff also accommodates guests when they're just catching a drink at the bar by sticking to their Cajun motif—crispy crawfish fritters and bacon-wrapped chicken livers stand in for regular ole' tavern peanuts and whatever's floating in that large discolored jar behind the bar.

And since there is indeed a bar at Tapalaya, bartenders pour—what else?—New Orleans–inspired cocktails. They blend everything from the classic Hurricane, which was invented in New Orleans, to the Fi-Yi-Yi Tea made with house-infused tea vodka and lemonade. Naturally, a colorful painting of jazz trumpeters looms over the bar, perhaps announcing the arrival of one of the house's signature desserts—fresh beignets dusted with powdered sugar stand out among many other sweet options.

To add to the distinctly Louisianan vibe of the restaurant without making every table a Mardi Gras float, the staff hosts twice-weekly performances by Grammy-nominated pianist Janie Scroggins and New Orleans sax legend Reggie Houston during the dinner hour on Tuesdays and the Milneburg Jazz Band plays on Thursdays.

28 NE 28th Ave
Portland,
OR
US

When her two sons came back from Europe raving about the traditional liege sugar waffles, Mary did what any good mom and professional pastry chef would do: she learned how to make them. But Mary wasn't content with mere imitation––she wanted her waffles to be something unique, and so she spent several weeks crafting her own super-secret recipe that blended Belgian-style traditions with hard-to-source ingredients. After all that work, she knew her waffles were made for more than just maple syrup, and a slew of waffle-based dishes was born, incorporating toppings that include everything from thick-cut bacon and housemade salsa to scoops of small-batch ice cream and Guittard chocolate. Soon, she began serving the treats out of a converted Dutch-style door window in her husband’s Bread & Ink Café, and her waffles quickly gained enough acclaim to be featured in Bon Appetit, as well as an episode of the TV show Portlandia.

Now operating from two locations, the staff still gives diners the option to devour their waffles on the go, but welcomes guests to linger longer in the warmth of covered indoor- and outdoor-dining spaces. There, steaming cups of locally-roasted Kobos coffee and glasses of blackberry-basil lemonade help wash down the waffley goodness, while a full line of frozen take-home waffles await to be warmed in home toasters or Mrs. Butterworth's loving embrace.

3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland,
OR
US

It is as he gently stirs his roasted tomato sauce that Chef Chris Thompson is struck by a sudden memory—the image of his great-grandmother Julia Iorio stirring her own sauce with a wooden spoon, the smell of roasting chicken, the chatter of his family. He smiles before turning his attention back to his sauce, spooning it generously over handmade fresine pasta and fresh meatballs. It is not uncommon for Chris to think of his great-grandmother while cooking—after all, his adventurous culinary spirit and many of his recipes came from her. Chris puts a contemporary spin on her time-honored Italian dishes, folding organic produce, local meats, and sustainable seafood into pasta, lasagna, and specialties. In doing so, he’s earned accolades from an abundance of critics, including Kat Audick from Vanguard, who described her meal as “one of the best I’ve had in Portland.”

Chris’s guests await their dishes in the warm dining room, sipping on local wines and gluten-free Harvester Brewing beers. Colorful paintings speckle the deep-red walls, and moonlight filters in through soft curtains. Throughout the year, the restaurant hosts cooking classes, where Chris teaches students how to whip up Italian dishes for their friends and family or the collection of miniature cat figurines that has replaced their friends and family.

912 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland,
OR
US

The chefs at Chez Machin gather fresh ingredients from the land around them, from the wild tuna that careen down the Pacific coastline to the juicy berries that grow on local farms. Favoring natural beef from and humanely raised poultry from Draper Valley, they create a variety of salads, sandwiches, and traditional French specialties—such as the boeuf bourguignon stew with braised beef, bacon, and red wine. The chefs are particularly skilled when it comes to crepe making, whipping up paper-thin pancakes from Bob's Red Mill organic buckwheat flour before layering them with savory and sweet ingredients. Their fresh-lemon-and-sugar crepe was lauded by reporters from the Portland Mercury as "light, wondrous, and crispy."

Diners sip on microbrews and fine wines at red-checkered tabletops in the cozy dining area, stealing glances at chefs as they bustle about behind the counter. Soft light streams in through the front window, illuminating the vibrant paintings that speckle the walls. The cozy back patio is decorated with colorful murals featuring surprising images, such as a cactus floating in midair and a successful football player revealing that he is also great at knitting sweaters.

3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland,
OR
US

It's a timeless scene: a man in a suit masterfully navigates the ivory keys of a Mason & Hamlin grand piano on a small stage, its Plexiglas lid illuminating the hammers as they delicately pad along the strings. On stools gathered around the instrument, a couple dines on braised filet mignon, and a bit farther back in the softly lit, intimate venue, a waiter carries a tray of gourmet cocktails. Every night, Ivories Jazz Lounge & Restaurant sets the stage for world-class jazz players and the culinary stylings of chef and occasional ice sculptor Art Trafton. The menu is loaded with supper-club classics such as beef au poivre, mixed grille, and a diverse selection of pastas. The bar stirs up similarly comforting signature drinks, among them the alpine with peppermint schnapps, whipped cream, and hot cocoa. Around dusk, ensembles that often include founder and master pianist Jim Templeton take to the stage with a blend of improvisation and standards. Nightly events range from jazz collectives to blues players, and occasionally depart from the jazz-club template to feature standup, poetry, and workshops on topics ranging from music to jazz-style stage-diving etiquette.

1435 NW Flanders St
Portland,
OR
US

For more than 15 years, from within the same walls, the Karam family has owned and operated three restaurants, each evolving from the last. The family has remade and refined their eatery until both the menu and character better reflected their Lebanese heritage, transforming it from a pizzeria to an international café to their current iteration, Karam Lebanese & Syrian Cuisine. Today, new chef/owner, Majdolin, infuses a fresh Syrian-style of cooking into the menu, channeling the knowledge she gleaned from working alongside her mother, aunts, and grandmothers in preparation for weekly meals.

Inside Karam's walls decorated with lively frescoes, the familiar scent of fresh-baked pita bread wafts through the dining room. The kitchen's emanating warmth hints at the chefs' made-from-scratch Middle Eastern creations, such as the shawarma plate with tender cuts of lamb that rest atop a fluffy bed of basmati rice. To create vegetarian-friendly fattee, Chef Majdolin layers bread with strips of roasted eggplant, garbanzo beans, yogurt, and pine nuts never tested on animals or pines. Diners can accent intricately flavored meals with glasses of tea freshly made from herbs grown in-house.

316 SW Stark St
Portland,
OR
US