Perched on the 30th floor of the U.S. Bankcorp Tower, Portland City Grill has become a must-try dining destination for visitors and locals alike. That's because the restaurant offers some of the best views around: its windows peer out over the city, and the Cascade Mountains rise toward the sky in the distance. With these incredible sights as backdrop, diners dig into Portland City Grill's spread of seafood and premium aged steaks. Northwest, island, and Asian influences pop up throughout the menu, as in the kung pao calamari featuring bell peppers, peanuts, and a spicy hoisin ginger sauce.?Portland City Grill also boasts an award-winning wine list and a raw bar for sushi enthusiasts.
When the chefs at El Gaucho get to work, they aren’t just cooking—they’re also putting on a show. Their stage is the dining room's open charcoal grill, where they flame-broil Niman Ranch Angus beef that's been aged 28 days. After dinner, savor another kind of smoke with a selection of imported stogies in the cigar lounge.
Urban Farmer partners with Oregon farmers and ranchers to bring patrons local, sustainably raised meat, poultry, and seafood. The menu divulges every detail about each steak, from the farm of origin to the type of feed, and categorizes it by cut. Complement the eco-friendly entrees with artisanal cocktails that include ingredients like rose-petal water and pear brandy.
From animal to entree, steaks never leave Laurelhurst Market. The restaurant doubles as a butcher shop, so its hormone- and antibiotic-free steaks, sausages, pâtés, and bacon come straight from the butcher’s block. Check the chalkboard beef chart for the cuts of the day, which are paired with farm-style sides like caramelized radicchio and pickled butternut squash.
With prime-rib soup, prime-rib sandwiches, prime rib burgers, and prime rib phillys on the menu, it's safe to say that Clyde’s Prime Rib Restaurant & Bar is aptly named. In its entree form, the slow-roasted prime rib is carved tableside and pairs well with wines from California and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Constructed with wood milled from trees that once stood on the same soil, Riverview Restaurant?s sunlit space boasts high ceilings, exposed wood beams, and a stone-front fireplace, all which helped nab it a spot on OpenTable?s list of top 100 romantic restaurants in the country. Walls hung with original artwork surround linen-topped tables where diners savor plated steaks and seafood dishes tinged with miso, sesame, and other fusion flavors. An extensive wine list serves wine by the glass, bottle, or surreptitiously emptied flower vase, and bartenders swirl signature drinks such as pear martinis and pomegranate mojitos. Massive, floor-to-ceiling windows offer views onto manicured grounds, complete with a gazebo where patrons can reenact the scene in The Sound of Music where Rolf and Liesl cleverly disguise themselves as trees.