Downtown Dining Month favorites

This March, sample some of the city's trendiest and most-loved cuisine in downtown Portland.

Every year, Portland dedicates the entire month of March to celebrating our acclaimed dining scene with Portland Dining Month. Returning March 1, 2017, for its eighth iteration, Portland Dining Month brings together more than 120 of the city’s top restaurants, all offering three-course meals for only $29, giving diners a chance to experience some of the nation’s best restaurants — affordably.

Downtown Portland’s dynamic dining scene bustles with residents and tourists year-round, and it becomes particularly popular during Portland Dining Month. This March, trend-setting restaurant Clyde Common is offering up courses like pancit bihon, a Filipino stir-fry with vegetables and chicken; pork adobo, a soy- and vinegar-braised pork shoulder with jasmine rice, fried egg and roasted broccoli; and mamon, a sponge cake with marshmallow fluff, ice cream and Gran Padano cheese. Meanwhile, downtown’s classic comfort food staple Mother’s Bistro is offering up everything from their famously delicious entree and dessert menus.

Vibrant downtown restaurants, including acclaimed Departure, Imperial and Little Bird Bistro, along with longtime local favorites like Jake’s Grill and Huber’s Café (famous for its turkey dinners and signature Spanish coffees), are also participating in Dining Month. Don’t miss a trip to one of downtown’s international dining destinations, like Fogo de Chao, which offers hearty servings of grilled meats prepared in the tradition of Brazil, or East India Co., where complex marinades and time-honored grilling methods reflect the food trends in today’s India.

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