You’ll wonder why you don’t live in Portland after you’ve visited this laid-back and friendly city. With a reputation for manicured parks, eclectic nightlife, fine micro-breweries and distilleries, and nature that cuts right into the city, Portland’s a Pacific Northwest must-visit. Don’t miss the famous Japanese Garden, one of the largest and most beautiful of its kind outside of Japan.
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5 based on 248 reviews
Q Restaurant & Bar brings Portland a fresh take on seasonal dining in a warm and inviting space that is just waiting to be your new favorite spot.
Eggs Benedict and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were phenomenal! Breakfast potatoes were also amazing and are served as a brick with an amazing crusted edge. Chorizo was a little dry for my liking and the tasty hot donuts were very small for the price. Coffee is...MoreEggs Benedict and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are great choices!!
4.5 based on 369 reviews
Chef-owner Simone Savaiano carefully selects ingredients to create authentic, Italian cuisine in an intimate downtown Portland restaurant.
A return visit after several years to this fine intimate Morrison Street delight. Two levels, large windows to the street with comfortable seating. Had a reservation and we were seated on the upper floor. The service was impeccable, full linen, daily specials were explained in detail, the wine list is extensive and the food presented with nicely arranged plating. The restaurant also offers a 6 course tasting menu. We chose to order off the ala-cart menu. House made bread with good quality olive oil and lemon citric butter was very good (3 bread types). Price for the food quality, service and ambience is worth the higher pricing. We look forward to another visit.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Andina draws inspiration from the native culinary traditions of Peru, as well as from the contemporary cooking by some of Peru’s leading chefs. Owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt, collaborates with Andina’s kitchen team to develop a menu that celebrates her family’s Andean roots, interweaving the ideas and techniques of both Criollo and Novo-Andean cuisines. The kitchen sources native and local ingredients to create dishes at once traditionally rooted and personally inspired. Founded in 2003, Andina emerged as one of the region’s leading Peruvian restaurants and continues to generate wide appeal within the food communities in and around Portland, and much further afield.
I've often heard Peruvian/Indian/Lebanese and thought, I'm not sure I want to try something new/strange when "I already know what I like."
Well I did that with Andina, and have been back three times since my first visit 2 years ago.
We were a group of 5 the last time I visit, and ordered a number of different dishes and shared them all. From Scallops to potato cakes, everything was 1st class.
It is pricey, but you do get what you pay for.
4.5 based on 222 reviews
We loved this restaurant. Mussels were perfectly prepared. Can't beat the salad, fresh and tasty. We had the sturgeon, which is not my favorite fish; but given that, it was perfectly prepared. Nice wine list st; we enjoy d our Anne Amie Pinot Gris. Reservations recommended. Moderately priced.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Willamette Week's "restaurant of the year," Mother's serves comfort food classics made from scratch, perfected in the hands of four star restaurant-trained chef Lisa Schroeder. With melt-in-your-mouth biscuits, pot roast, chicken & dumplings and a decadent, different macaroni & cheese daily, home cooking is elevated to high art for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Full Bar & happy hour too!
Quite a large restaurant and super busy on Saturday morning. We got a table outside immediately (since it was still a cold March morning), otherwise it would have been an hour wait. Service was good, especially given how busy the place was. Had the french press coffee and other breakfast items. Food portions and prices were reasonable prices. Overall, I would recommend (though not if you have to wait an hour) and would come again if in the neighbourhood.
4.5 based on 266 reviews
Blossoming Lotus serves organic, freshly made, vegan world cuisine with delicious cooked and live food options. We are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Weekdays 9:30am-9pm (10pm Friday) Weekend Brunch 9:30am-3pm Weekend Dinner 5pm-9pm (10pm Saturday)
This is an excellent vegetarian restaurant with exciting, adventurous, and very tasty items on the menu. The service is truly outstanding and it’s a nice little restaurant that feels cozy. What an excellent addition to the vegetarian options in Portland that will please everyone! I rarely go to vegetarian restaurants but I sure will I’m going going to Blossoming Lotus over and over again!
4.5 based on 915 reviews
The owners grew up in North Carolina, craving down home cooking after relocating to OR - thus the creation of Pine State Biscuits. There's usually a line at the NE location, but you can always try another location (SE Division or at PSU's Saturday Farmer's Market). It's as casual of a place as they come, no wait staff - so you stand in line to order. They have delicious biscuits featuring both breakfast and lunch sandwiches. I recommend the Reggie, but if you're feeling crazy - my favorite is The McIsley. If you like chicken and waffles, you'll love this sammie using local honey - YUM. You can't have a biscuits place and not have biscuits and gravy which they have two choices. I honestly love the vegetarian mushroom gravy better than the regular (but I love shrooms). One note to the first timer or tourist: although Portlanders aren't usually in a hurry as a rule, you'll need to be ready to order when it's your turn or you could hear some grumbles from the people in line behind you. It's a great place to fill your belly with homemade from scratch food for a very reasonable price. For the Bonus Round, if you go to the NE Schuyler location, they also makes excellent pies! Enjoy :-)
4.5 based on 156 reviews
Great jazz accompanied by great service makes for a great experience! We were tired from travelling all day, and The Driftwood was a nice respite at the end of the day. Signature cocktails are wonderful as well.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Tasty n Alder, a John Gorham restaurant in Downtown Portland, Oregon, is a modern steakhouse featuring a fun, family-style menu of innovative dishes with diverse international origins. The dinner menu is rooted in the traditional steakhouse concept featuring meats, seafood and salad served in a festive, energetic environment that encourages shared plates and imbibing. Tasty n Alder’s brunch menu is inspired by Chef Gorham’s travels and experiences with the vital immigrant community working in the restaurant industry whose own cultural traditions have helped re-shape American cuisine as a global collaboration of flavors.
My wife and I went for weekend brunch on our anniversary trip. When we arrived, 30 minutes prior to opening, the line was well around the corner. We were fortunate enough, after 45 minutes, to get seated in the first round. We were the last table sat, on the sidewalk.
The food, coffee, and morning cocktails were amazing. We ordered the lemon pancake, schnitzel, and chicken biscuit, among other things. Prompt, friendly service with superb food.
I was in town last week (03/2018) and able to grab a quick lunch at the bar. Drinks, food, and service were exceptional.
4.5 based on 189 reviews
saucy and rich and tangy and savory and orange color, and the ranch drip was on target...scary good because i want it again and again...great help from the service staff and friendly people and chatted with a delightful fellow vegan foodie...i am already sharing my leftovers of the blt and spicey fried chicken meal 9.5 of 10, i am satisfied, thank you for the love
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