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23Hoyt

NW Portland • American/New American

23Hoyt is a New American tavern restaurant located in the heart of Nob Hill. It is at once an everyday neighborhood favorite and a destination for a special night out – comfortable, modern, delicious and friendly.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Grilled bruschetta with spicy coppa, oil-cured tomatoes, goat cheese, pickled red onions and micro basil
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Brussel sprouts with romesco, preserved lemon and apple
Second course (choose one):
Kale Caesar salad with lacinato kale, garlic croutons, and espelette
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Italian wedding soup with fregula sandra and pork meatballs pecorino
Third course (choose one):
Mushroom risotto with wildside mushrooms, nettles and parmigiano
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Duck sugo with paccheri, sage, and parmigiano
Additional:
Oregon Wine pairing for each course at $20
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3 Doors Down Café

Hawthorne, SE Portland • Italian

3 Doors Down offers a doff of the hat to Mother Italy and a harmonious affair with locally procured Pacific Northwest and American cuisine. A playful, thoughtful and engaging dining experience begins with the dynamic wine list and cocktails on tap, flowing effortlessly to the inventive starters, big bowls of pasta and shellfish, perfectly grilled fish and meats, and spaghetti-and-meatball Sunday suppers.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Vegetable antipasto of marinated eggplant, mushrooms, carrots, olives, provolone cheese
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Grilled house made boudin blanc sausage, prosciutto and provolone stuffed cherry pepper, grilled baguette and dijon mustard
Second course (choose one):
Shaved asparagus, watermelon radish, sweet onion, couscous and spring herb vinaigrette
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Vegetarian soup of the day
Third course (choose one):
Baked cavatappi pasta, parmesan and locatelli cheese, castelfranco radicchio, fresh english peas, herbed bread crumbs
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Zuppa di mussels with fresh cherry peppers, olives, onions, plum tomatoes and garlic toast points
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Mary's free range grilled chicken leg with salsa verde, duck fat pan fried fingerling potatoes and fresh vegetables
Additional:
Nightly $33 bottle wine special
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Acadia

NE Portland • American/New American, Southern/Cajun/Creole

Located in the Sabin/Irvington neighborhood of Portland, Acadia’s goal is to create modern American cuisine rooted in the “melting pot” food culture that is Louisiana. The menu features locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats, as well as exclusively U.S. wild-caught seafood from the Gulf Coast and Pacific Northwest.

Menu
First course:
Field greens salad with creole mustard vinaigrette and crumbled egg
Second course (choose one):
Jambalaya, with house made andouille sausage, smoked chicken and tomato relish
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Cornmeal fried catfish with black eyed peas and deviled tasso
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Gulf Shrimp Creole with kale, spinach, mushrooms, and white rice
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Crawfish Andouille Mac n Cheese
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Smoked Pork Cheeks with cheddar grits, apple, red chili honey
Third course:
Acadia's bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce, whipped cream and toasted pecans
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Accanto

Belmont, SE Portland • Italian

Accanto is a lively cafe, enoteca and neighborhood gathering spot in Southeast Portland. Inspired, by the many neighborhood enotecas throughout Italy, Accanto strives to be Portland’s version of this communal gathering space. The restaurant’s menu changes seasonally but always offers guests an array of starters and antipasti, six different daily house-made pastas and nightly entree specials. The wine list draws from Europe as well as the Pacific Northwest, and guests can also choose from neighboring Genoa’s extensive bottle selection. The beverage list features cocktails made with local spirits, and Italian grappas and digestivos.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Citrus salad with whipped goat cheese, olives, mint, sweet onions, espelette pepper and cocoa nibs
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Escarole Caesar salad with lemon garlic dressing, spicy bread crumbs and smoked mackerel
Second course (choose one):
Spicy Arancino with stracciatella & cotija cheeses, herbs and spiced tomato sauce
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Goat cheese gnocchi with slow roasted goat leg sugo, herbs and house pancetta
Third course (choose one):
Warm lemon olive oil cake with huckleberries and crème fraîche
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Buttermilk panna cotta with candied pine nuts and pine bud extract
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Al Amir Lebanese Restaurant

Downtown, SW Portland • Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

The food is largely traditional Middle Eastern fare, but each dish is surprisingly subtle, complex and full of flavor. The lentil soup is lighter than you’d expect and resonant with lemon. To get a good idea of what Al-Amir is all about, the Lebanese Tour comes with hummus, smoky baba ghanouj, impeccable grape leaves, tabbouleh, falafel and a choice of entree.

Menu
First course:
Al-Amir sampler platter of hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, grape leaves and falafel, followed by grilled lamb kabob, grilled chicken and shrimp service with house special rice and baklava for dessert
Second course:
Hummus and fattoush salad followed by roasted lamb shank on the bone, grilled fillet of chicken with house special rice and baklava for dessert
Third course:
Lebanese tour of vegetarian hummus, baba ghannooj, tabouli, grape leaves and vegetarian falafel, followed by khudar sauté of cauliflower, zucchini and carrot topped with garlic and tahini sauce and baklava for dessert
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Altabira City Tavern

Lloyd District, NE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American

Perched high above Portland’s burgeoning east side with sweeping views of downtown, Altabira City Tavern showcases a few of chef David Machado’s favorite things: Modern updates on classic dishes, smart pairings of food and drink, and creative settings that excite and inspire. Altabira expands your horizons with 16 taps of local craft beers, select Northwest wines, locally distilled spirits and carefully balanced dishes best enjoyed on the gorgeous, expansive patio — complete with windbreaks, heaters, fire pits and unbelievable views of downtown Portland.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Northwest seafood chowder
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Roasted beet salad with shaved fennel, blood orange, goat cheese and champagne vinaigrette
Second course (choose one):
Herb-roasted half chicken with herbed gnocchi, kale and bacon
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Delicata squash with brown rice, wild mushrooms, arugula and pickled mustard seeds in a blackberry-balsamic reduction
Third course (choose one):
Flourless triple-chocolate mousse cake with brandy cherries and caramel corn
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House made sorbet
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Alto Bajo

Downtown, SW Portland • American/New American, Mexican

¡Stigibeu! Don’t miss the prickly pear margarita at this modern Mexican restaurant. Chef Barnes shares his distinct culinary perspective on traditional Mexican dishes, expressing bold yet refined flavors with modern sensibility. At Alto Bajo, embrace tradition while still expecting the atypical.

The Lo Bar, Hi-Lo Hotel’s distinguished bar, offers happy hour from 3–6 p.m. Specializing in agave spirits, Lo Bar can elevate your night by pairing the perfect drink with different mole offerings. Lo Bar offers an exclusive, eclectic array of products from local purveyors such as Chehalem Winery, Reverend Nat’s and Royale Brewing. Come experience the new way Portland is celebrating Mexican cuisine.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Ceviche especial with sushi grade ahi tuna cured in lime juice, tomato, onion, serrano chile, capers and blue corn tostaditas
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Empanadas de hongos made with Three Sisters Nixtamal masa, filled with spicy local mushrooms and served with salsa verde
Second course (choose one):
Pollo Carbon with MoleTrio with chicken, pickled onions and cabbage slaw. Served with a side of Three Sisters tortillas and trio of house made mole (amarillo, tamarindo, rojo)
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Chile Relleno with roasted poblano chile filled with seasonal greens, smoked goat cheddar, apples, pecans and dried cherries. Served over mole amarillo and crushed marcona almonds
Third course (choose one):
Chocolate flan with cajeta: flan-valharona chocolate cake, Jacobson salted-caramel and raspberries
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Andina Restaurant

Pearl District, NW Portland • South American

Andina celebrates Peru’s long history, its current culinary renaissance, and the homegrown bounty of Oregon in the cuisine. Sourcing ingredients both locally and in direct trade with a community of organic farmers in Chincha, Peru, our goals are to serve delicious food in a beautiful, lively setting, offering a genuine taste of Peruvian culture. Andina also has four private dining rooms. Tupai, our largest private dining space, can accommodate up to 65 seated guests, or 100 guests for a standing reception. The Pearl Wine Shop seats 16, Tourmaline seats 20, and George V can host 35 for a seated dinner.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Causa Solterito, a classic timbale of fresh, lime-scented Yukon Gold potato with a salad of green beans, fresh corn, cotija cheese and tomatoes
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Causa Morada, a classic timbale of fresh, lime-scented purple potato and shredded chicken breast with ají amarillo
Second course (choose one):
Quinotto “Chisaya Mama”: quinoa risotto with Grana Padano cheese, golden beets, local mushrooms and truffle oil
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Lomo saltado: wok-fried Cascade Natural beef, onions, tomatoes, oyster sauce, garlic and ají amarillo, served with Yukon Gold papas fritas and garlic rice
Third course (choose one):
Chocolate Andino: a quinoa flour brownie layered with gold-dusted chocolate ganache and accompanied by a seasonal fruit gastrique and avocado crème anglaise
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Alfajor: a classic Peruvian cookie, scented with key lime and filled with manjar blanco
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Ataula

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Spanish

Critically acclaimed Ataula is where old and new come together as owners Cristina Baez and Jose Chesa put a modern interpretation on the traditional Spanish ‘tapeo’ culture. Chef Jose will transport you to his homeland with dishes rooted in Catalunya and other Spanish regions, updating and advancing their flavors using the Northwest’s bounty of fresh ingredients. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some wine while nibbling on a few plates, such as the Nuestras Bravas potatoes and the crispy salt-cod Croquetas, or make it a feast with the Paella Ataula, we can’t wait to serve you!

Menu
First course:
Remolacha with beets, piquillo-goat cheese cream, crispy quinoa and wine-infused pears
Second course (choose one):
Butifarra with handmade pork sausage and Catalan bean salad
Vegetal with roasted broccolini and Catalan bean salad
Third course:
Bocata chocolate cookie and olive oil ice cream sandwich
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Autentica

Alberta Arts District, NE Portland • Mexican

The aptly named Autentica serves traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by chef/owner Oswaldo Bibiano’s hometown, Guerrero, Mexico. Using fresh, local ingredients Autentica creates rich and flavorful sauce and tortillas individually handmade with a traditional press. Vegetarian options are available, and many dishes can be made vegan upon request. Pazole is served each Thursday (a Mexican tradition).

Menu
First course:
Rucula with arugula, napa cabbage, mint, grilled pear, chile fresno vinaigrette and toasted almonds
Second course:
Tostada de Picadillo with chopped Mexican prawn, lime, peppers, habanero and guacamole on a fried tortilla
Third course:
Albondigas with ground pork and beef meatballs, roasted chipotle, tomato, arugula, mint, pickled onions, fresno, cotija and grilled bread
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Aviary

Alberta Arts District, NE Portland • American/New American, Northwest/Regional

In Northeast Portland’s Alberta Arts District, Aviary welcomes guests for dinner at its chef’s counter, communal table and seasonal patio Monday to Saturday. The restaurant space combines urban industrial design with local art, reclaimed wood from the original site and locally crafted lighting, while the three co-chefs collaborate on an eclectic menu of small plates inspired by more than a decade of cooking experience in New York and Portland. The menu focuses on the creative use of quality ingredients and locally sourced product in Asian fusion-inspired dishes.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Shrimp toast with lemon anchovy aioli, mojama, grapes, water chestnuts, mustard seeds and horseradish
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Oxtail cannelloni with daikon radish, rutabaga, house made xo sauce and mint
Second course (choose one):
Oxtail cannelloni with daikon radish, rutabaga, house made xo sauce and mint
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Butter-poached salmon with yuzu kosho, cauliflower, spinach, tobiko and crispy skin
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Hoisin-glazed beef short rib with turnip cake, bacon, mustard greens and fried shallots
Third course (choose one):
Chocolate terrine
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Green tea mousse
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Bamboo Sushi

SE Portland • Japanese

Bamboo Sushi is one of the first sustainable sushi restaurants in the country. As part of his vision, owner Kristofer Lofgren has elected the Marine Stewardship Council to inspect and review his restaurant twice a year to ensure that his commitment to sustainability is maintained. This is the original outpost of the immensely popular location chain.

Menu
First course:
Mushroom Kara-age: local oyster mushrooms, deep fried until crunchy, dill kewpie-style mayo
Second course:
Chef’s choice nigiri: a selection of four pieces of assorted nigiri
Third course:
Green machine roll with Albacore: tempura fried long bean and green onion, topped with Albacore tuna, avocado and cilantro sweet chili aioli
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Bamboo Sushi – Alberta

Alberta Arts District, NE Portland • Japanese

Bamboo Sushi is one of the first sustainable sushi restaurants in the country. As part of his vision, owner Kristofer Lofgren has elected the Marine Stewardship Council to inspect and review his restaurant twice a year to ensure that his commitment to sustainability is maintained. In spring 2015, Bamboo Sushi opened its third location on Northeast Alberta Street.

Menu
First course:
Mushroom Kara-age: local oyster mushrooms, deep fried until crunchy, dill kewpie-style mayo
Second course:
Chef’s choice nigiri: a selection of four pieces of assorted nigiri
Third course:
Green machine roll with Albacore: tempura fried long bean and green onion, topped with Albacore tuna, avocado and cilantro sweet chili aioli
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Bamboo Sushi – Northwest

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Japanese

Bamboo Sushi is one of the first sustainable sushi restaurants in the country. As part of his vision, owner Kristofer Lofgren has elected the Marine Stewardship Council to inspect and review his restaurant twice a year to ensure that his commitment to sustainability is maintained. In June 2014, Bamboo Sushi opened its second location on Northwest 23rd Avenue.

Menu
First course:
Mushroom Kara-age: local oyster mushrooms, deep fried until crunchy, dill kewpie-style mayo
Second course:
Chef’s choice nigiri: a selection of four pieces of assorted nigiri
Third course:
Green machine roll with Albacore: tempura fried long bean and green onion, topped with Albacore tuna, avocado and cilantro sweet chili aioli
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Bamboo Sushi – Southwest

Downtown, SW Portland • Japanese

Bamboo Sushi is one of the first sustainable sushi restaurants in the country. As part of his vision, owner Kristofer Lofgren has elected the Marine Stewardship Council to inspect and review his restaurant twice a year to ensure that his commitment to sustainability is maintained.

Menu
First course:
Mushroom Kara-age: local oyster mushrooms, deep fried until crunchy, dill kewpie-style mayo
Second course:
Chef’s choice nigiri: a selection of four pieces of assorted nigiri
Third course:
Green machine roll with Albacore: tempura fried long bean and green onion, topped with Albacore tuna, avocado and cilantro sweet chili aioli
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Bar Avignon

Division / Clinton, SE Portland • Wine Bars/Tasting, French

This neighborhood European-inspired bistro has a market-driven menu that changes daily, featuring such dishes as oysters on the half-shell, house-made pasta and charcuterie. Hand-crafted cocktails, eight beers on draught, a beer engine and an award-winning wine list (with 25 wines by the glass) help quench your thirst. Bar Avignon also features outdoor seating and a weekday happy hour.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Mixed greens with champagne vinaigrette and fine herbs
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English pea soup
Second course (choose one):
Rabbit with puff pastry, pearl onion and carrot
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Pork loin chop with polenta, bacon and collard greens
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Risotto with mushroom, Grana Padano cheese and truffles
Third course (choose one):
Pot de crème with chocolate, cardamom and chantilly cream
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Rhubarb crisp with apple and vanilla bean ice cream
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Bar Casa Vale

Central Eastside, SE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Spanish

Bar Casa Vale is a cozy pub with an urban vibe offering craft cocktails, sherries and Spanish-style drinking food. The menu highlights Northern Spain with snacks like like jamón Ibérico, smoked trout bombas and spicy charred octopus.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Papas bravas with aioli
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Salt cod fritters with romesco, bacon and kelp
Second Course (choose one):
Citrus salad with sunflower, dried olive, chilies, pecorino and sorghum
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Kohlrabi salad with parched wheat, dried cherry, hazelnut and feta
Third course (choose one):
Albondigas with chicken meatballs, flint corn, tahina, Miticrema and crispy chicken skin
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Fideos with brussels, spigariello, picada and aioli
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Besaw’s

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • American/New American

An iconic Portland institution since 1903, Besaw’s continues the tradition of contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine and impeccable service standards. The new location offers bona fide comfort food such as meatloaf and chicken and waffles, alongside new twists including the coveted zucchini bread French toast. The new space also features gorgeous custom wallpaper as an homage to the old garden. Besaw’s is old school Portland, a city-wide favorite with delightful and accommodating staff. From an afternoon lunch to a full scale wedding receptions, Besaw’s has the neighborhood love and the delicious food you want.

Menu
First Course:
Smoked trout and spinach salad with herbed buttermilk dressing, pickled onions and toasted hazelnuts
Second Course:
Red wine-braised beef cheeks with grilled asparagus, crispy parsnip and horseradish gremolata
Third Course:
Orange almond cake with cardamom, cinnamon and whiskey caramel
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Bethany’s Table

NW Portland • American/New American

Tucked away in Northwest Portland, Bethany’s Table is a family-owned bistro serving up European-inspired cuisine made using ingredients grown at nearby farms. The bistro is described as “freestyle,” meaning the head chef is constantly improvising and innovating how the dishes are prepared and presented.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Soup du jour
-Or-
Smokey Rogue salad with greens, apples, hazelnuts and Rogue Creamery smokey blue cheese dressing
Second course (choose one):
Chicken Marsala with chicken breast, porcini mushroom marsala sauce, mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables
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Spicy prawns and polenta with chipotle, tomato and scallions
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Da Bologna, a traditional bolognese with tagliatelle
Third course:
House made ice cream with butterscotch pudding
Additional:
Wine pairings available - $20
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Bistro Agnes

Downtown, SW Portland • French

Owned by 2017 James Beard Award winners Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton (category: Best Chef Northwest), this French bistro focuses on classic Parisian fare like black pepper gougeres with chicken liver mousse, seared foie gras french toast and steak frites.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Pork pate Maison with celery root rémoulade and cornichons
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Belgian endive salad with fourme d’ambert bleu, candied walnut and dijon vinaigrette
Second course (choose one):
Mussels Mariniere with white wine, shallot, thyme, crème fraîche and grilled garlic-rubbed baguette
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Roasted pork with white bean and spinach ragoût, herb salad and fried capers
Third course:
Riz au lait with vanilla bean rice pudding, salted caramel sauce and toasted almond
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Biwa

Central Eastside, SE Portland • Japanese

Gabe Rosen’s renowned Biwa restaurant serves homestyle Japanese food like yakitori, handmade ramen and udon, and plenty of sake. Other highlights include the sashimi, an open kitchen and inviting atmosphere, and the cultishly beloved Biwa Burger (usually only available late-night).

Menu
First course:
Golden Chicken Broth Wonton Soup: handmade pork and shrimp wontons in golden chicken broth
Second course:
Spring bento with choice of salmon or chicken, red rice onigiri, pickles, vegetable aemono, agedashi tofu, kinpira and potato salad
Third course (choose one):
Matcha olive oil cake
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world's best chocolate pudding
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Blossoming Lotus

Lloyd District, NE Portland • Vegan, Vegetarian

Blossoming Lotus serves organic, freshly made, world vegan fusion cuisine with cooked and live food options.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Dinosaur kale Caesar salad with hemp seed, cashew parmesan and sage croutons
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Warm roasted beets and truffled chèvre with radicchio, arugula and sunchokes
Second Course (choose one):
Roasted kale rapini with carrots, parsnips, black beluga lentils, harissa vinaigrette and mint chutney
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Wild mushroom risotto with chestnuts, pea shoots and hazelnut parmesan
Third Course (choose one):
Live raspberry cheesecake
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Warm apple walnut crisp with coconut whipped crema
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Bluehour

Pearl District, NW Portland • Northwest/Regional

Bluehour is Portland’s premier modern Mediterranean restaurant and bar. Located in the Pearl District, this landmark is a tourist and local favorite for an everyday occasion or a special night out. Chef Chris Carriker presents an elegant and transporting menu in the dining room and a comfortable, deeply-satisfying menu in the cafe/bar and at lunch.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Celery root soup with herb oil and brioche croutons
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Farmers mixed green salad with blue cheese, pickled red onions, radish, sunflower seeds and a sherry vinaigrette
Second course (choose one):
Parisian gnocchi with butternut squash, apples, Grana Padano cheese and sage
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Pan-seared Pacific rockfish with emergo beans, roasted cippolinis, smoked broth, pork belly and saffron aioli
Third course (choose one):
Dark chocolate hazelnut torte with chocolate textures, crème fraîche and salted caramel ice cream
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Daily sorbet
Additional:
Wine pairing option available
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BLVD Kitchen & Bar

NE Portland • American/New American

Formerly known as Charley’s on Grand, BLVD Kitchen & Bar serves up American bistro food along with traditional bar and grill fare at the Courtyard Marriot in Northeast Portland. The menu includes fresh salads, hand-carved sandwiches and flat-breads using fresh, local ingredients.

Menu
First course:
Roasted beet salad with red and gold beets, goat cheese, pickled red onion, candied walnut and an apple- thyme vinaigrette
Second course:
Rosemary chicken with Draper Valley chicken, chive Yukon mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables
Third course:
Your choice, including seasonal special
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Brix Tavern

NW Portland, Pearl District • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American

In the heart of Portland’s bustling Pearl District, Brix Tavern offers a warm, contemporary neighborhood restaurant and bar in one. Ideal for large groups, the menu features seasonal, global-inspired tavern fare, extensive craft beer offerings and original handcrafted cocktails. Early and late happy hours keep guests glued to their seats as they get caught up on the latest sports games airing all around the restaurant, and the daily food and drink specials keep locals and visitors alike coming back again and again. And have you heard the talk about brunch? Those donuts though.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Daily house made soup
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Tomato-basil soup
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Roasted beet salad
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Barbecue bacon wedge salad
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House salad
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Classic Caesar salad
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Caprese salad
Second course (choose one):
Any brick oven-fired artisan pizza selections
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Any warm sandwich selections
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Any BRIX burger selections
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Select items from the house specialties
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Select items from the rotisserie
Third course (choose one):
Blackberry buttermilk pie with vanilla bean ice cream
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Heath bar-brownie topped with chocolate chunk ice cream
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Warm bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and bourbon caramel
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Molten torte with caramel praline ice cream
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House-made vanilla cheesecake with blackberry coulis
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Root beer float with vanilla whipped cream, French cherries and a chocolate cigar
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Crème brulée with lemon curd and seasonal fruit
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Burrasca

Division / Clinton, SE Portland • Italian

This former food cart turned brick and mortar in summer 2015, bringing its popular Italian food cooked by Florentine native Paolo Calamai to Southeast Portland.

Menu
First course:
Crostoni di cavolo nero with sautéed lacinato kale, garlic, pomarola and pecorino toscano on house made Tuscan bread
Second course:
Tagliatelle alla norcina with spinach tagliatelle, house fennel sausage, leeks, light béchamel and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Third course:
Torta di ricotta with ground almond crust, ricotta, citrus and dash of grappa
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Cabezon

NE Portland • Seafood

This Northeast Portland bistro offers locally sourced seafood from high quality fisheries, along with wood fired meats. Cabezon’s focus is on using Pacific Northwest-grown ingredients that arrive daily, meaning their menu is constantly evolving to reflect what’s fresh.

Menu
First Course:
Salt cod fritters with miner's lettuce, artichokes, Calabrian chiles and Meyer lemon gribiche
Second Course:
Cioppino with wild white shrimp, local fish, Manila clams, Dungeness crab, mussels and calamari
Third Course:
Warm ginger cake with spiced pears and caramel
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Cafe Nell

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • American/New American

With a Cobb salad for lunch, braised meats and pan roasted chicken for dinner and rustic fruit pies for dessert, Cafe Nell clearly wants to make you feel at home. For added warmth, there’s a red-tiled fireplace in the dining room, and during the afternoon, sunlight pours through two walls of mullioned windows. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it feels like the kind of place where you can just drop on by. For peak dinner times, reservations are recommended.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Duck consommé rillette with wild stinging nettle and mushroom ravioli
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Spring carrot soup with brie croutons and fresh dill
Second course (choose one):
Crispy lacquered pork belly with marinated watermelon, seared ricotta salata, watercress puree and white balsamic gastrique
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Stinging nettle pappardelle with mushrooms, blackberries, tarragon butter sauce and toasted hazelnuts
Third course:
Spring flower panna cotta with bee pollen caramel, honey brown butter dacquoise and brandy snap
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Cardinal Club

NE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American

This cozy restaurant and bar offers a regional menu including seasonal fish, market vegetables and grilled meats. Known for its lively crowd of local artists, writers and designers, Cardinal Club serves up classic cocktails, thoughtfully chosen wine and beer and a full dinner menu until midnight or later.

Menu
First course:
Grilled romaine with fried capers, Grana Padano cheese and croutons
Second course (choose one):
Hanger steak with turnip-potato gratin and red wine sauce
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Grilled whole trout with arugula-fennel salad and walnut pesto
Third course:
Lemon-rosemary panna cotta
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Cassidy’s Restaurant & Bar

Downtown, SW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Northwest/Regional

A downtown Portland favorite since 1979, Cassidy’s features creative regional cuisine showcasing local seafood, premium cuts of meat and fresh pasta. The restaurant also features a well-chosen wine list and beer selection, as well as classic cocktails and a bar that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in town.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Fried Brussels sprouts with preserved lemon vinaigrette and toasted crumbled almonds
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Onion soup with gruyere and crouton
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Roasted baby carrots with honey whipped ricotta, toasted walnuts and basil
Second course (choose one):
Mary's organic chicken: sautéed skin-on breast with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, mushroom demi and crispy onions
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Pappardelle with braised beef short rib, tomato ragù, basil and pecorino
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Goat cheese ravioli with asparagus, hazelnuts, brown butter and pickled red onion
Third course (choose one):
Crème brûlée
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Tiramisu
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Chalino

Mississippi / Williams, N Portland • American/New American, Mexican

Chalino is an unconventional Mexican-inspired restaurant, offering tostadas topped with surprising ingredients like beef tartare, ceviches and much more. In addition to not-so-traditional eats, Chalino boasts a cocktail menu ranging from classic margaritas to bourbon concoctions spiced with chili and tamarind, as well as a range of wines sourced from Mexico, Oregon and beyond.

Menu
First course:
Charred broccoli Caesar with cotija cheese, sunchokes and toasted sunflower
Second course:
Three steak asada tacos with sauce toreados, pickled sweet onions and fermented serrano salsa
Third course:
Mezcal caramel flan with grapefruit ice, sesame crumble and mint
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Chameleon Restaurant and Bar

NE Portland • American/New American

Billed as a “metro Europe, Asian oasis,” Chameleon offers Thai-influenced cuisine in Northeast Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood. The cozy, well-lit restaurant also offers a beautiful outdoor patio.

Menu
First Course:
Grilled gulf shrimp, shiitake mushroom and rainbow carrot tempura with a creamy polenta and fresh salsa verde.
Second Course:
Organic quinoa and herb panko-fried boneless chicken thigh, coconut rice, lemongrass red curry sauce and sesame Asian slaw.
Third Course:
Coconut cream pie with sesame, toasted almonds and white chocolate sauce.
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Chart House

SW Portland • Seafood, Steak Houses

  • 5700 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.,
    Portland, OR 97239
  • 503.246.6963

Located on historic Terwilliger Boulevard overlooking the Willamette River, Chart House features magnificent views of twinkling city lights, the river and, on a clear evening, Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens in the distance. Chart House specializes in great steaks, prime rib and fresh seafood, but it also offers an excellent happy hour and Sunday brunch.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Chart House Portland salad with roasted golden beet, watermelon radish, arugula, roasted pepitas and chèvre spread
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Bowl of clam chowder
Second course (choose one):
Beet braised pork belly with roasted beet, delicata squash, pickled radish, and tux & allium garnish
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Seared trout, roasted sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, charred blood orange puree and pickled blood orange segment garnish
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Organic chicken breast
Third course:
Mini mud cup cake
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Circa 33

Belmont, SE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American

Circa 33 offers cozy and classy prohibition-era vibes (33 refers to 1933, the year the 18th amendment was repealed) and a generous list of classic and unique cocktails. Psst: in true prohibition style, there’s also a second speakeasy bar hidden in the back.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Smoked cauliflower salad with green apple, walnut yogurt and cider vinegar
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Blue cheese stuffed, coppa-wrapped dates with a sherry reduction
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Mac and cheese croquettes with tomato coulis and basil oil
Second Course (choose one):
Chicken pot pie with seasonal vegetables
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Shrimp and grits with green onion
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Ricotta gnocchi with spinach, forest mushrooms and cauliflower cream sauce
Third course (choose one):
Dark chocolate mousse with Grand Marnier whipped cream
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Vanilla crème brûlée
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clarklewis

Central Eastside, SE Portland • Northwest/Regional

In what was not long ago a loading dock, clarklewis is a sophisticated gem on the creative frontier of Portland’s inner eastside. Chef Alex Diestra’s hearty dishes from the wood-fired hearth/rotisserie find their perfect complement in the fresh, unmanipulated flavors of the best in locally sourced produce. Clarklewis is open weekdays for lunch and Monday through Saturday for dinner.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Sauvie Island Farm's beets with oranges, pistachio cracker, crème fraîche and olives
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Potato and leek soup with clams, parsley, capers and harissa
Second course (choose one):
Market fish with celeriac, sunchokes, leeks and sage
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Oak-grilled chicken with carrots, quinoa, brussels sprouts and herb pistou
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Risotto with foraged mushrooms, black truffles, parsnips and fontina
Third course (choose one):
Panna cotta
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Chocolate pudding with hazelnut brittle
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Clyde Common

Downtown, SW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Northwest/Regional

Clyde Common is a lively and acclaimed European-style tavern in the Ace Hotel that offers a regional take on classic dining. The daily menu emphasizes meats butchered and cured in house, along with locally farmed vegetables and Pacific Northwest seafood. A semi-finalist for The James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Bar Program, Clyde’s bar specializes in American whiskeys and is renowned for its craft cocktails–it even pioneered the world’s first barrel-aged cocktails.

Menu
First course:
Cheddarwurst croquette, bread and butter pickle and Rosenstadt wheat ale vinegar
Second course:
Grilled pork loin with spätzle, yellowfoot mushrooms and foie gras gravy
Third course:
Apple-marzipan kuchen with brandy ice cream and poppy seed crunch
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Clyde’s Prime Rib

NE Portland • American/New American

This old-school steak house located at the top of Northeast Portland’s Hollywood District serves up their signature slow-roasted prime rib or beef, tender steaks, fresh seafood and more inside their delightfully old-fashioned restaurant. Enjoy a meal inside a cozy red velvet booth accompanied by the sounds of a crackling fireplace and live jazz, R&B and blues.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Chopped salad with Gorgonzola, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, crispy fried shallots, and Champagne vinaigrette
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Raw oysters "two ways": one oyster on the half shell dressed with Champagne mignonette and shallot micro-salad, and one oyster ahi tuna poke with sesame, soy, ginger, garlic, and scallions
Second course (choose one):
Slow roasted all natural prime rib served with seared vegetables and choice of roasted garlic mashed potato, loaded baked potato, or fresh-cut fries
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Grilled wild Alaska salmon with black pepper-miso compound butter, ginger-toasted almond rice, and spinach-endive salad
Third course (choose one):
Bittersweet chocolate cobbler served hot with housemade vanilla ice cream
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New York cheesecake on crushed Amaretto cookie crust, topped with raspberry coulis
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Davenport

SE Portland • American/New American

Simple, refined, European-influenced cuisine made with impeccable ingredients by one of Portland’s veteran chefs, Kevin Gibson.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Endive salad with Roquefort, hazelnuts and pear
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Beet salad with goat cheese, pistachio and orange
Second Course (choose one):
Grilled steak with arugula, potato and pickled shallots
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Seared scallops with fennel and grapefruit
Third Course (choose one):
Cheese plate
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Huckleberry panna cotta
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Departure

Downtown, SW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Asian

  • 525 S.W. Morrison St., 15th floor,
    Portland, OR 97204
  • 503.802.5370

Located atop the Nines Hotel, Departure Restaurant offers a modern take on Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city, mountains and river. Chef de Cuisine Gregory Gourdet creates dishes with a modern twist using traditional Asian preparations and Northwest ingredients. Departure’s bar showcases exotic cocktails, a global wine list and the city’s largest sake list. Sip a cocktail on the 15th-floor outdoor patio and take in the magnificent view of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the heart of downtown Portland.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Roasted carrot with smoked cashew, sunchoke, curry and coconut cream
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Shrimp and lemongrass salad with cucumber, lime, Thai basil and chili
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Cucumber and lemongrass salad with lime, Thai basil and chili
Second course (choose one):
Roasted Pacific snapper with fermented chili and herbs
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Chicken massaman curry and potato with peanut and coriander
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Sweet potato massaman curry with peanut and corianders
Third course (choose one):
Tart citrus bar with yuzu, Makrut lime, toasted meringue and mint
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Chocolate ash cake with coconut, pecan and palm sugar caramel
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Green apple sorbet with buckwheat crumble, sour coconut cream and Thai basil
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East India Co. Grill & Bar

Downtown, SW Portland • Indian

East India Co Grill & Bar offers a delectable journey. Subtle complex marinades using time-honored Indian grilling methods created by seasoned master chefs reflect the food trends in today’s India. The menu remains true to classic Indian recipes but is served with verve and style.

The restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland on 11th avenue between Yamhill and Taylor, is open for lunch, happy hour and dinner Monday through Saturday.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Papdi chaat: mini crispy poori and spiced garbanzo beans topped with curd, tamarind and mint chutney
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Bhel Puri: puffed rice with sev, tomato, onion and potato, tossed with a tangy tamarind sauce and green chutney
Second course (choose one):
Navratan korma: vegetable blend of ginger, raisins and creamy cashew gravy, served with saffron rice and tadka dal
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Chicken tikka masala: chicken marinated in yogurt and spices with tomato masala sauce
Third course:
Kulfi Trio of mango, cardamom and chocolate
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Ecliptic Brewing

Mississippi / Williams, N Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Brewpubs/Breweries, Brewpubs

Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon; he began at McMenamins’ breweries before moving to Deschutes, where he created the recipes for Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, Jubelale and Obsidian Stout, and Full Sail, in charge of creating the Brewmaster Reserve beers. Ecliptic unites John’s passions for brewing and astronomy, with a seasonal menu rotating ever six weeks (on the Old World calendar). Ecliptic seeks to push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse, and create a sense of place in both its restaurant and its beer.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Deviled egg boquerones
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Sweet and spicy drumsticks of chicken confit with celery salad
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Broiled oysters with bacon and bay shrimp béchamel
Second course:
Any sandwich or burger, a side of your choice and a pint of beer
Third course:
House made ice cream
Additional:
Included is one $10 gift card redeemable on their next visit.
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Feastly

SE Portland • Catering, Events Services

  • 912 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.,
    Portland, OR 97214

Feastly is an online marketplace connecting adventurous diners with talented chefs outside of the traditional restaurant. Through communal dining, diverse cuisine, and chef interaction, Feastly is a building a social network of food-lovers.

We also arrange private events. From rehearsal dinners and corporate parties to intimate dinners and birthday bashes, we do it all. We’ve got you covered, from venue to menu to clean-up. You can also provide your own caterer or event space.

Menu
Feastly is offering a custom pop up dining experience each night for Portland Dining Month. Check out their full month of custom dining on their website.
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Firehouse Restaurant

NE Portland • Italian

Firehouse Restaurant is committed to offering seasonable fare using sustainable fish, meats and produce whenever possible. The restaurant uses a wood-fired oven, rotisserie and grill that emphasize technique, seasonality and a simple straightforward approach to food. With a warm and inviting atmosphere inside the old Firehouse 29 building from the early 1900s, this is a place to sit, relax and indulge yourself in a community of diners that all want the same thing: a good meal and wine without any pretext.

Firehouse’s private dining room can accommodate up to 100 guests seated or 200 guests reception style.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Bruschetta of eggplant caponatahttps
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Early spring frisée salad
Second course (choose one):
Pizza bianca verde
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Braised pork sugo with house made cavatelli
Third course:
Olive oil cake with preserves and whipped cream
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Downtown, SW Portland • Steak Houses

Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 30 years. The menu includes delectable cuts of grilled meats carved tableside by Brazilian trained gaucho chefs that prepare and cook each cut. Also offered is a gourmet salad and sides bar consisting of salads, fresh-cut vegetables, cured meats, smoked salmon and imported cheeses, as well as a variety of traditional Brazilian side dishes and desserts. To enhance the dining experience, patrons can enjoy a glass of wine from an extensive and award-winning list, or an authentic Brazilian cocktail.

Menu
First course:
Feijoada bar with fresh salads, exotic vegetables and Fogo® feijoada black bean stew, served with rice and seasonal soup
Second course:
Pão de queijo cheese bread, crispy polenta, mashed potatoes and caramelized bananas
Third course:
Tableside service of fire-roasted meats, which include:
Picanha (sirloin): Prime part of the top sirloin, seasoned with sea salt and garlic
Alcatra (top sirloin): One of our largest steaks, tender and thinly sliced
Fraldinha (bottom sirloin): Flavorful cut with strong marbling
Medalhões con bacon: Bacon-wrapped steak with hardwood-smoked, honey-cured bacon
Cordeiro (lamb): Fresh leg of lamb
Lombo (pork): Parmesan-encrusted pork loin filets
Costela de Porco (pork ribs): Marinated and slow-roasted for tenderness
Bisteca de Porco (pork chops): Cured, center-cut and roasted on the bone
Linguiça (pork sausage): Slow-roasted and savory
Frango (chicken): Bacon-wrapped breast or tender legs
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Gracie’s

Downtown, SW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Northwest/Regional

Gracie’s Restaurant (in the Hotel deLuxe) serves the freshest Pacific Northwest fare, from house-made smoked salmon Benedict and fresh salads to pan-seared halibut with pea risotto or Imperial Stock Ranch lamb chops. Gracie’s provides a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere for the casual diner, business traveler or the dressed-to-the-nines visitor. Valet parking is free and the service is inviting and impeccable.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Beet salad with cara-cara oranges, fresh horseradish, honey, pistachios, goat cheese and melba toast
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Marinated gulf prawns with avocado, grilled scallions, tomato coulis, cilantro and matchstick corn chips
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Carrot bisque with heirloom carrots, carrot crème fraîche and chervil
Second course (choose one):
Chanterelle ravioli with pecorino- and chanterelle-ravioli, Oregon white truffles and rose burreblanc
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Seared salmon with warm spring vegetables and black garlic
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Beef cheeks with parsley potatoes, carrots, roasted leeks and red peppercorn
Third course (choose one):
TBD
Additional:
Wine pairings from Willamette Valley Vineyards.
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Grain and Gristle

NE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American

The Grain and Gristle is a neighborhood pub started by three friends who love local beer, fresh food, and wood. The space itself is centered by a live-edged maple bar, around which you can quaff craft beers, spirits, and wines while enjoying a thoughtfully prepared meal or snack. The Grain and Gristle is open daily for lunch and dinner, and for an exquisite brunch on weekends.

Menu
First course:
G&G snack board: Mix of cured meats, cured and smoked fish, pickles, preserves, mustards and bread
Second course:
Grilled romaine, fermented tomato dressing, fried onions and aged cheese
Third course:
Revel Italian sausage, buckwheat spaetzle, carrots, leeks and beer cream
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Grand Army Tavern

NE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns

This family-owned tavern in the Woodlawn neighborhood offers sustainably sourced meats, craft cocktails and a welcoming vibe. Specializing in the sustainable practice of whole animal butchery, they serve pork in a variety of forms, from schnitzel to sausage to rilletes. They also offer a variety of vegan-friendly options and veggie-filled salads.

Menu
First course:
Green garlic and new potato soup with crème fraîche, lemon and herbs
Second course (choose one):
Slow-roasted pork loin with cassoulet beans, pickled apples and mustard jus
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Farro risotto with mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and rosemary
Third course:
Torta Regina with dark chocolate, hazelnuts and espresso whip
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Ground Breaker Gastropub

SE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Drink

This Southeast Portland gastropub offers the brewery’s lineup of gluten-free beers, along with an entirely gluten-free food menu. Come in Wednesday for their once-weekly “supper” which includes appetizers like curried cauliflower, charred octopus and biscuits with jalapeno jelly, along with a buttermilk fried chicken entree and apple upside-down cake with brittle for dessert.

Menu
First course:
Salad of edible soil, carrots, turnips and sprouts
Second course:
Lamb sausage cassoulet with cannellini beans and brussels sprouts
Third course:
Imperial Darkness chocolate tart with orange coconut whip
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Headwaters

Downtown, SW Portland • American/New American

The restaurant at the iconic Heathman Hotel is run by renowned local chef, Vitaly Paley, and offers a menu highlighting the best of Pacific Northwest ingredients. In addition to lunch and dinner, Headwaters offers brunch, craft cocktails, an extensive seafood bar and Paley’s unique Russian tea service.

Menu
First Course:
Octopus carpaccio with shaved asparagus, torn croutons and roasted tomato vinaigrette
Second Course:
Seared albacore tuna with charred carrot broth, yuzu aioli and pickled vegetables
Third Course:
Crème caramel with vanilla bean, saffron caramel, blood orange and anise tuile
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Higgins Restaurant & Bar

Downtown, SW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Portland Essentials, Northwest/Regional

The cuisine at Higgins is truly rooted in Northwest soil. A legendary destination for fine regional cuisine, Higgins focuses on the use of local, seasonal, organic and sustainable ingredients. Chef/owner Greg Higgins won a James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest in 2002.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Warm rapini with sheep’s milk feta and chili bread crumbs
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Rustic terrine of duck liver and peppercorns with pickles and croûtes
Second course (choose one):
Nettle and root vegetable risotto with raclette cheese
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Roast Morteau-style sausage with Sarladaise potatoes and a leek gratin
Third course:
Dark chocolate pot de crème with hazelnut sable
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Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine

Belmont, SE Portland • Catering, Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine builds on a family tradition of delicious food and warm hospitality. Owner and culinary master Hoda is a second-generation Portland restaurateur who grew up in Beirut, where she cultivated a palate for the highest-quality authentic Lebanese cooking. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1984, she attended Portland State while her parents opened the popular Nichola’s Restaurant. Hoda’s passion for fresh, delicious flavors led her to open Hoda’s with her husband, Hani, and their three children (including three-month-old twins). Today they carry on the tradition of Nicolas’s welcoming atmosphere with true Middle Eastern hospitality, serving recipes developed and cooked by Hoda herself, using only the freshest organic, locally sourced ingredients.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Tabouleh salad
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Spinach, beet and feta salad with hummus, topped with pine nuts and smoked paprika
Second course (choose one):
Fried cauliflower topped with pine nuts served with spicy tahini
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Individual Kibbeh: baked kibbeh filled with grass fed lamb, beef, onions, pine nuts and mozzarella cheese.
Third course (choose one):
Lamb shanks with pomegranate molasses, cabernet, basil and carrots and served with basmati rice topped with toasted almonds.
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Zucchini and green peppers with garlic, onions, and mint tomato sauce and served with basmati rice.
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HopCity Tavern

Downtown, SW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American

HopCity Tavern is an American gastropub with Portland flair, and supports over sixteen local farmers, creameries, butchers and bakers. We offer seven local microbreweries on tap and feature twelve Northwestern wines by the glass. Our menu features robust comfort food such as HUB IPA Mac n’ Cheese, the HopCity Burger, and Dungeness Crab Pot Pie. HopCity Market features locally made candy, pastries, and snacks, Stumptown® Coffee, and grab-n-go salads and sandwiches for lunch. Designed by Siteworks, the décor features repurposed wood and furniture made from recycled plastic bottles. Sustainability is a central theme to both design and menu.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Scotch egg with crispy fennel garlic sausage and beer mustard
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The Shredder salad with Brussels sprouts, kale, radicchio, Medjool dates, toasted almonds, pecorino and spicy lemon vinaigrette
Second course (choose one):
Lamb burger with beef, lamb and bacon, fried egg, frizzled onions, baby arugula and chimichurri aioli on a potato bun
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Dungeness crab pot pie with peas, mushrooms, leeks and herbs
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Flank steak and fries with béarnaise butter and parmesan garlic fries
Third course:
Crispy donut pudding with caramel sauce
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Chocolate stout cake with vanilla ice cream. Chocolate cake is available upon request.
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Imperial

Downtown, SW Portland • Northwest/Regional

At Imperial, James Beard Award-winning chef Vitaly Paley explores menu ideas that have historic significance and uses cooking methods and ingredients from Oregon’s diverse bounty. The most prominent feature of Imperial’s kitchen is the impressive wood-fire grill and rotisserie that incorporate the use of native hard and fruitwoods. Inspired by a warm and primitive burning campfire and the big, open spaces of the Pacific Northwest, Imperial concentrates on healthy and uncomplicated preparations, serving the community by remembering its past and providing a warm, welcoming and generous place to eat.

Menu
First course:
Golden beet salad with herb yogurt, candied pistachios, sweet herbs and saba
Second course:
24-hour-smoked beef brisket with carrot and cilantro puree, pickled carrots, shaved fresno peppers and spicy fried peanuts
Third course:
Caramel roll cake with poached pears, mascarpone whip and mint
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Irving Street Kitchen

Pearl District, NW Portland • American/New American

Located in the Pearl District, Irving St. Kitchen is a soulful new American restaurant anchored in slow cooking and deep flavors.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Mixed endive chopped salad with fried herbs and ceci beans, blistered cherry tomatoes and purple onion
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Hamachi carpaccio
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Uni tonnato with toasted spicy benne seeds and pea shoots
Second Course (choose one):
Pan-roasted trout with warm potato salad and celery leaf salad, poached egg and bacon vinaigrette
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Duck confit and duck chorizo with white asparagus and white beans
Third Course:
Chocolate earl grey pot de crème
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Malt honeycomb with chocolate buckwheat cookies
Additional:
Optional wine pairings and specialty cocktails available
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Jackrabbit

Downtown, SW Portland • American/New American

With rustic elegance and a variety of local ingredients, celebrity chef Chris Cosentino brings to Portland his love for all things offal and a use-every-piece philosophy when it comes to meat. Don’t miss the jaw-dropping slow roasted pig head or plethora of oysters. In addition to a classic high-brow cocktail menu, Jackrabbit serves wine and draft beer and operates a full espresso bar.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Iceberg wedge salad with serrano, crème fraîche dressing and breadcrumbs
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Puree of root vegetable soup with hazelnut oil and root vegetable chips
Second course (choose one):
House made tagliatelle with roasted wild mushrooms, pine nuts and the first peas
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Bertha roasted chicken breast with early spring panzanella and bacon vinaigrette
Third course:
Meyer lemon tartlet with toasted cocoa nib meringue, brown sugar streusel and white chocolate mousse
Additional:
Wine pairing available.
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Jacqueline

Division / Clinton, SE Portland • American/New American

A petite, friendly neighborhood restaurant focused on carefully-crafted dishes that emphasize veggies and seafood. Jacqueline highlights local seasonal ingredients, like Oregon oysters and foraged mushrooms.

Menu
First Course:
Wedge salad with blue cheese, Nueske's bacon, fried shallots, fines herbs and pickled celery
Second Course:
Hama Hama clams and mussels with Rainer, smoked potatoes, carnitas, kale and crème fraîche
Third Course:
Buttermilk panna cotta, huckleberries, bee pollen, lemon curd and brown butter
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Jake’s Grill

Downtown, SW Portland • Seafood, Steak Houses

Adjacent to the historic Sentinel Hotel (formerly The Governor Hotel), Jake’s Grill is inspired by American tradition and brings the classic American Grill traditional dining experience to Downtown. Jake’s serves the finest meats and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style. The classic bar serves hand-built, hand-mixed cocktails and a wide selection of single malt whiskeys to complement tender filet mignon, USDA Prime top sirloin, New York steak and, of course, the best fresh seafood.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Crispy fried parmesan cauliflower bites with lemon caper aioli and calabrese chilies
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Shaved vegetable salad with heirloom carrots, Chioggia beets, baby arugula, radishes and ricotta salata
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Split pea and ham soup
Second course (choose one):
Blackened Alaskan rockfish with tempura lobster risotto cake, saffron tomato broth and fine herb salad
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Boar and elk wild game ragout, tagliatelle pasta, San Marzano tomatoes and ricotta salata
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Vegetable quinoa and lentils with roasted butternut squash, baby turnips, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese and almonds
Third course (choose one):
Chocolate cookie with toasted meringue, fresh berries and fruit puree
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Bananas foster with chocolate cake, house made marshmallow, vanilla bean ice cream and caramelized banana
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Jo Rotisserie & Bar

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • American/New American

Creating its menu from a wood-fired rotisserie and oven, Jo Bar takes its name from 18th-century composer Franz Joseph Haydn, the inspiration for adjacent destination restaurant Papa Haydn. With live Jazz two days a week, Jo Bar is unpretentious and welcoming, yet refined and serious about its critically acclaimed food, Northwest wine, and hard-to-find spirits. Jo Bar feels comfortable whether you’re just off work or on your way to a Timbers game. Peruse the menu and wine list, make a reservation, and find out for yourself just how good it really is.

Menu
First course:
Warm primavera salad with English peas, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, lardons, crostini, poached egg, mint and basil
Second course:
Wood oven pork loin with apple maple glaze, roasted poblano, chipotle mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe
Third course:
Choice of any Jo Bar and Rotisserie dessert
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Kachka

Central Eastside, SE Portland • European

Kachka sparked a Russian food revolution upon opening in 2014, and has garnered rave reviews and national accolades ever since. Chef Bonnie Morales cooks the food of the former Soviet Union in a style that is both modern and nostalgic. Meals at Kachka begin with a table of zakuski, drinking snacks paired with vodka (50+ selections). Each dinner in the lively dining room is an event, fueled by a parade of dishes marked by the deep flavors of savory meats, dumplings, cured fish and bright pickled vegetables. Kachka is open nightly for dinner, early and late night happy hours.

Menu
First course:
Midwest salat with broccoli, cauliflower, dried barberry, Zante currant seeds and fried onion
Second course:
Tsimmes chicken ‘n’ dumplings with a mess of carrots
Third course:
Kompot float with soda, rhubarb punch, vanilla and lime plombir
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Ken’s Artisan Pizza

SE Portland • Handcrafted, Pizza

Ken’s Artisan Pizza opened in 2006, following the success of Monday Night Pizza at Ken’s Artisan Bakery. The restaurant uses a wood-fired oven to produce some delicious pizzas in their warm, airy restaurant space, which features an open kitchen and bar built of reclaimed wood from the Jantzen Beach roller coaster (vintage wooden roller coaster prints decorate the walls in homage). The restaurant also offers four beers on tap, and a 100-bottle wine list with 15–20 options by the glass.

Menu
First course:
Wood oven-roasted vegetable plate with three seasonal preparations
Second course:
Choice of any pizzas on the menu
Third course:
Vanilla ice cream sundae with butterscotch sauce, brown sugar cookies and candied pecans
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Kim Jong Smokehouse

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • American/New American

Kim Jong Smokehouse rubs and smokes a variety of barbecued fish, fowl, pig, lamb and cow for its Korean barbecue-style dishes. As a bonus, the meat and vegetables used are sourced from local butchers and farmers, while the buns for their sandwiches come from Portland’s own Ken’s Artisan Bakery.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Kimchi flight
– or –
Pork mandu
– or –
Deviled eggs with tobiko
Second course:
Choice of any bibimbap
Third course:
Chocolate pot de crème and gochujang caramel
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La Calaca Comelona

Belmont, SE Portland • Mexican

La Calaca Comelona or “The Hungry Skeleton” celebrates the traditional spirit of the dead that playfully makes its way into Mexican culture. Patricia Cabrera, chef and owner, started la Calaca Comelona to bring truly Mexican food to the Portland area, along the art of great artists like Posadas and Frida Kahlo. Patricia’s love of history, art and traditional cuisine comes from her experiences growing up in Morelia, Michoacan and her frequent trips to Mexico, where she researches the local gastronomy and its cultural influences. All this is represented in the many posters and prints that decorate the brightly colored walls of the restaurant. Some of the furniture and crafts are Patricia’s own art creations.

Menu
First course:
Cazuelita de queso fundido, colby jack, mozzarella, pastille pepper and chorizo
Second course:
Three enmoladas stuffed with pork, carnitas or vegetarian filling
Third course:
Jericalla custard
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La Moule

Division / Clinton, SE Portland • Eat, European, French, Seafood

This Franco-Belgian-inspired restaurant on foodie-favorite Clinton Street serves up its namesake, the mussel, in seven elegant different ways. Order a side of crispy pommes frites, a powdered sugar-dusted Belgian liege waffle and a refreshing apéritif for a meal worthy of Paris.

Menu
First Course:
Radicchio salad with pomegranate, testun di capra goat's cheese, croutons and poppy seed dressing
Second Course:
Moules Espagnole: mussels with charred fennel, leeks, pimenton, sherry, parsley and romesco toast
Third Course:
Lemon curd with shortbread and toasted meringue
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Laurelhurst Market Restaurant & Butcher Shop

SE Portland • French, Sandwiches, Steak Houses

Laurelhurst Market is a restaurant and butcher shop that celebrates meat. The restaurant’s fantastic menu features marrow bones, foie gras and all kinds of steaks, as well as less meaty fare like mussels and salads. The butcher shop also offers sandwiches and a barbecue plate for lunch, as well as its high-quality meat products for sale until 10 p.m. All of the butcher shop products are made in-house, including twelve flavors of sausage, pates, cured meats, multiple kinds of smoked bacon, two different styles of pancetta, lardo, and all kinds of things from the smokehouse–if they don’t have what you’re looking for, they can get it. Every Tuesday, they offer their famous fried chicken.

Menu
First course:
Rapini and chickpea salad with citrus and olive vinaigrette, house made ricotta and mint
Second course:
10-hour-braised beef with gnocchi alla Romana, tomato- and mushroom-gravy and soft herb salad
Third course:
Dulce de leche semifreddo with roasted banana, chocolate and hazelnut
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Lechon

Downtown, SW Portland • South American

Offering South American fine dining, Lechon combines dishes from Argentina, Chile and Patagonia from inside its Southwest Portland restaurant. Enjoy charred flank steak, slow roasted pork and escabeche – plus live music on the weekends.

Menu
First course:
Roasted chicken and poblano empanada with fontina and cilantro-ginger chutney
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Tuna and passionfruit tiradito with cucumber, avocado, jalapeño, crispy shallots, hearts of palm and tortilla chips
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Little gem lettuce with creamy buttermilk dressing, pepita granola, piquillo pepper tomatillo relish, radish and charred onion
Second course:
Beef sirloin anticucho with coconut sweet potato purée, aji verde, salsa Criolla
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Tacu Tacu with rice, pork belly, cauliflower, spring pea and lime sofrito
Third course:
Chocolate mousse tart with mango purée, raspberry and quinoa brittle
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Lighthouse Inn Restaurant & Bar

NW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Brewpubs

  • 10808 N.W. St. Helens Rd.,
    Portland, OR 97231
  • 5032408827

Located inside the former bank building built in 1906, The Lighthouse Inn offers a friendly neighborhood restaurant and pub in Northwest Portland. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, the eatery promises to satisfy both “the foodie and the bar lover.”

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Chopped salad with bleu cheese, tart cherries, candied walnuts, hard cider vinaigrette and chives
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Ahi poke with fresh ginger, sesame, soy, scallions, garlic, and wasabi cream
Second Course (choose one):
Salisbury steak with sautéed mushroom and onion, black pepper demi-glace, peas, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes
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Crispy fried Carlton Farms pork cutlet with cheesy orzo, pork jus, and roasted peppers and rapini
Third Course (choose one):
Vanilla cheesecake with almond cookie crust and marionberry drizzle
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Bittersweet chocolate cobbler served warm with vanilla bean ice cream, and toasted cashews
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Little Bird

Downtown, SW Portland • French

Little Bird, the popular downtown bistro and sister restaurant of the critically acclaimed Le Pigeon, is open for lunch and dinner during the week, and for dinner on the weekends.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Mustard greens with daikon, dill, parmesan and toasted sunflower seeds
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Goat cheese gnocchi with roasted golden beets, lemon-garlic pistachios, tarragon cream and smoked egg yolk
Second course (choose one):
Grilled pork shoulder with fennel, pickled asparagus and bourbon demi-glace
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Rice-crusted cod with blistered endive, fine herbs and radish
Third course (choose one):
Corn financier with pineapple-rhubarb compote, caramel ice cream and corn crumb
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Duo scoops of daily house made ice cream and sorbet with graham cracker
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Mama Mia Trattoria

Downtown, SW Portland • Italian

Winner of The Oregonian’s People’s Choice Award 2016: Best Italian restaurant in Portland!

Mama Mia Trattoria serves traditional Italian-American soul food lovingly prepared from scratch seven nights a week. The mozzarella is made fresh daily, and restaurant specialties include homemade ravioli, spaghetti, manicotti and gnocchi, and chicken and veal Parmesan, piccata and Marsala. The dining room inside the historic Waldo Building reflects old-school Italian charm with crystal chandeliers and gilded mirrors. The bar also offers house specialty cocktails, including many made with house-infused spirits.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Minestrone soup with Pecorino-Romano cheese
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House salad with organic mixed greens, shaved red onion, grape tomatoes, candied pecans, ricotta salata cheese and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
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Prosecco salad with organic mixed greens, candied walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, sliced red onion and fresh pears with a Prosecco vinaigrette
Second course (choose one):
Bone in pork loin with potato croquettes, carrot puree and chimichurri
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Linguine alla Arrabbiata with fresh garlic and Calabrian chilies in tomato sauce
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Scampi shrimp pesto risotto
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Chicken linguine with broccoli florets, balsamic sauce, goat cheese and toasted pine nuts
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Mama's vegetarian lasagna with fresh zucchini, carrots, kale, mushrooms, blend of cheeses and tomato-basil sauce.
Third course (choose one):
Italian chocolate cake with Frangelico cream cheese filling
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Amaretto cheesecake with an almond biscotti crust, caramel sauce and candied almonds.
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Limoncello sorbet with housemade biscotti
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Marco’s Cafe

SW Portland • American/New American

Since 1983, Marco’s Cafe & Espresso Bar has been serving up all-day breakfast and lunch plus rotating dinner specials in Multnomah Village. Set in a 1913 building that has served as a post office, Masonic lodge and dance hall, the restaurant is known for its European and comforting home-style dinner options (including plenty of vegetarian options).

Menu
First course:
Garden salad with radish, carrot, cucumber, tomato, crouton and sauce gribiche
Second course:
Salmon with celery root cream, marble potatoes, leeks, roasted beech mushrooms and chervil
Third course:
Chocolate pot de crème with whipped cream
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Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Northwest/Regional

One way to make sure you’re cooking with the freshest ingredients is to grow them yourself. Meriwether’s grows the produce it serves at its own Skyline Farm and is proud to be among only a handful of truly farm-to-table restaurants across the country. Chef Dolan Lane’s menus are inspired by the Willamette Valley’s peak-of-the-season abundance, matching our harvest with some of the finest raw ingredients in the world, from the farmers, fishers and ranchers of the Pacific Northwest.

Menu
First course:
Beet salad with chèvre, watercress, frisse and toasted hazelnuts
Second course:
Fried quail with agrodolce onion jam, Lyonnaise potatoes, arugula and shaved celery root salad
Third course:
Butterscotch pot de crème with Swedish lace cookie
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Mother’s Bistro & Bar

Downtown, SW Portland • American/New American, Portland Essentials

Chosen as Willamette Week’s “restaurant of the year” after opening in 2000, Mother’s Bistro & Bar 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 and dumplings and a different decadent macaroni and cheese daily, home cooking is elevated to a high art for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mother’s.

Menu
First course (choose one):
House salad
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Caesar salad
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Soup of the day
Second course:
Any entree (except steak frites)
Third course:
Any dessert (except fruit crisp)
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Ned Ludd

NE Portland • American/New American

  • 3925 N.E. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Blvd.,
    Portland, OR 97212
  • 503.288.6900

Ned Ludd is “an American craft kitchen.” This small wood-fired restaurant is located in the historic King neighborhood with a weekly changing menu influenced by the seasons, the weather and a growing list of local artisanal producers.

Menu
First course:
Mixed greens with roasted and raw vegetables in an herbed hazelnut vinaigrette
Second course:
Smoked trout fillet with charred leeks, capered herb salsa verde and early spring salad
Third course:
World-renowned chocolate chip cookie with vanilla milk
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Nel Centro

Downtown, SW Portland • Catering, Events Services, European

Nel Centro is a modern, light-filled aria to one of the world’s most revered cuisines. Nel Centro (Italian for “in the center”) explores the classic dishes of the Riviera and Chef David Machado’s passion for grand culinary traditions and locally sourced, seasonal food. With several cozy fireplaces, the restaurant’s outdoor patio is a summertime dining and happy hour favorite. Valet parking is available adjacent to the restaurant at the Hotel Modera, 515 S.W. Clay St.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Mesclun greens with fresh herbs and croutons
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Cream of cauliflower and fennel
Second course (choose one):
Heirloom squash cappellacci with sage, brown butter and hazelnuts
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Rotisserie chicken with farro, lacinato kale and delicata squash
Third course (choose one):
Lemon olive oil cake with strawberry compote and candied basil
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House made ice cream or sorbet
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Nomad.PDX

NE Portland • American/New American

Nomad.PDX began as a highly-lauded pop up supper club serving rule-bending modernist prix fixe dinners. Now in their airy brick-and-mortar space, they still offer revolutionary and artistic dishes that turn high-end dining on its head.

Menu
First course:
Celery root soup with winter truffles
Second course:
Braised beef with winter vegetables
Third course:
Stone fruit parfait with chocolate
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Nonna

Alberta Arts District, NE Portland • Italian

This laid-back new Italian restaurant and bar from restauranteur Dayna McErlean is a sister spot to her acclaimed (and neighboring) DOC. Grab a stool at the generous, horseshoe-shaped bar or a cozy table on the side. A back patio is open in the summer months. Nonna takes reservations of any size. Please call or email for information. Nonna is available for private events of 20 to 100 people.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Mixed greens with pink lady, basil vinaigrette and almond
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Chicories with anchovy, Grana Padano cheese and crostini
Second course (choose one):
Eggplant parmesan with marinara and mozzarella
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Bucatini with meatballs, tomato and pecorino
Third course (choose one):
Housemade gelato or sorbetto
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Vanilla panna cotta with citrus and chocolate orange wafer
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North 45

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American

North 45 seeks to provide diners and drinkers with the warmth, intimacy, and social elements of a great neighborhood pub. North 45 features upscale pub grub — including a section of the menu devoted entirely to mussels — as well as an extensive Belgian beer menu and a great wall of liquor.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Moules a la Crème with Taylor Shellfish mussels, crème fraiche, shallots, black pepper and thyme
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Brussels sprouts with crispy chickpeas, za’atar and pomegranate vinegar
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Endive Caesar with cured egg yolk, marinated anchovy, breadcrumbs and parmesan lemon dressing
Second Course (choose one):
Grilled pork loin with cauliflower purée, shaved asparagus and pomegranate glaze
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Grilled flank steak with black garlic potatoes, bacon, wilted spinach and salsa verde
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Roasted cauliflower steak with grilled asparagus and olive relish
Third Course:
Pistachio cake with whipped yogurt, honey and rose-scented prunes
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Old Salt Marketplace

NE Portland • American/New American, Handcrafted, Sandwiches

Old Salt Marketplace is a market, meat shop, deli and supperhouse from the owners of Grain & Gristle. Everything served in the restaurant and deli space is made in-house and from scratch, and it even houses a cooking school and once-a-week outdoor farmers market. The deli serves half or whole sandwiches, while the supperhouse and bar feature a 15-item menu of plates and sharing plates.

Menu
First course:
Chickpea fritters
Second course:
Beets and almond vinaigrette with spring greens
Third course:
Chicken, carrots, cous cous, harissa, apricot and carrot chutney
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Olympia Oyster Bar

Mississippi / Williams, N Portland • Seafood

Located on hipster-friendly Mississippi Avenue in North Portland, Olympia Oyster Bar serves up its namesake, Olympia Oysters, raised in the waters of the Pacific coast. Try them raw or dressed with a side of bread and butter and a crisp cocktail.

Menu
First Course
Half dozen oysters dressed in agua chile verde
Second Course:
Fish ceviche with leche de tigre, sweet potato, habanero and red onion
Third Course:
Shellfish pate with mussels, clams, Aleppo butter and caramelized shallots
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Olympia Provisions NW

NW Portland • Portland Essentials, European, Northwest/Regional

Olympia Provisions Northwest (formerly Olympic Provisions) is the convivial west-side answer to Olympia Provisions’ intimate Southeast location. Marked by a string of patio lights on an otherwise industrial stretch of Northwest Thurman Street, OPNW offers a menu of lovely rustic European-inspired fare in a warm, windowed setting, accentuated by an antique French rotisserie.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Groundwork Organics spring lettuces with tarragon-champagne vinaigrette
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Nettle potato soup with spiced sour cream and broken crostini
Second course (choose one):
Grilled sausages with broccoli rabe, crispy new potato and grain mustard
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Pork shoulder sauerbraten with roasted roots, herb spaetzle and gingersnap gravy
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Oregon bay shrimp risotto with fennel, lemon mascarpone and fine herb salsa
Third course (choose one):
Lemon pudding cake with whipped cream and poppy seed brittle
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Chocolate peanut butter parfait with crème fraîche and honey-roasted peanuts
Additional:
Optional chef's choice charcuterie tasting: additional $5 per person
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Optional Sommelier's wine pairings: additional $22 per person
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Olympia Provisions SE

Central Eastside, SE Portland • Handcrafted, Portland Essentials, European

Olympia Provisions (formerly Olympic Provisions) is home to both a European-style restaurant and deli serving lunch and dinner, as well as Oregon’s first USDA certified meat-curing facility (salumeria). The restaurant features cuisine influenced by European and North African flavors that showcases local ingredients. Salumist Elias Cairo crafts “American Charcuterie” using local, high-quality ingredients for wholesale to grocery stores, restaurants and wine bars around the region.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Mixed farm greens with grain mustard vinaigrette
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Radicchio salad with apple, labneh and Calabrian chili vinaigrette
Second course (choose one):
Choucroute garnie with kielbasa, bratwurst, frankfurter, ham, house made sauerkraut, potatoes and grain mustard
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Roasted chicken thighs with braised chickpeas and fresh herb salad
Third course (choose one):
Lemon pudding cake with whipped cream and poppy seed brittle
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Chocolate peanut butter parfait with crème fraîche and honey-roasted peanuts
Additional:
Optional chef's choice charcuterie, house made pickles, whole grain mustard and baguette: $5 per person
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Optional wine pairings: $22 per person
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OP Wurst Sausage Bar

Division / Clinton, SE Portland • American/New American, European

From the sausage geniuses at Olympia Provisions, OP Wurst is a relaxed, frankfurter-focused deli taking hot dogs to a new level. Their Portland-made sausages are served in combos like the Pok Pok dog, featuring OP’s Pok Pok sausage with red curry ketchup, and the Frito pie dog with beer cheese sauce, Fritos and chili. If a Frito pie dog seems over the top, OP Wurst offers plenty of alternatives like simple bratwursts, charcuterie boards and a long list of beer, wine and cocktails.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Spinach salad with pickled rhubarb, walnuts, shallot, goat gouda and chili vinaigrette
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Sweetheart ham plate with pickles, aged cheddar, pickled egg, mustard and baguette
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Fried sampler with fried pickles, chorizo-wrapped jalapeno popper and fried rillettes
Second course (choose one):
Andouille sausage with dirty rice and blackened carrots
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Kielbasa sausage with braised greens, roasted potatoes and mustard sauce
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Italian sausage with white bean ragù, peas and fennel
Third course (choose one):
Cast iron peanut butter cookie with grape jelly and ice cream
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Coconut rice pudding with strawberries and coconut caramel sauce
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Chocolate mousse parfait with crumble, whipped cream and pear
Additional:
$33 price includes sample-sized beer pairings for each course. Substitutions for beer pairings may be available upon request for minors or non-drinkers.
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Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Catering, Wine Bars/Tasting, Northwest/Regional

Paley’s Place offers Pacific Northwest regional cuisine, served in the warm and inviting setting of a Victorian home. Chef and owner, Vitaly Paley, creates seasonal menus from the bounty of the Northwest – fresh organic ingredients supplied by local farmers, growers and purveyors – with  French and Russian influences. While the wine list offers an extensive selection exclusively from the wine regions of Oregon, Washington and France, “Wine Wednesday” takes a more global approach to wine tasting with wine flights available from around the world. Seating is intimate, yet casual – both in the dining room and bar or outside on the porch.

Menu
First course:
Butter Lettuce Caesar salad with rye croutons and shaved carrots
Second course:
Braised pork shoulder with chickpea panisse, cabbage and fennel salad
Third course:
Coconut cream vacherin with honeyed-apricot coulis
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Papa Haydn East

Sellwood-Moreland, SE Portland • Bakeries, European

Papa Haydn’s, named after a Viennese composer, is a destination restaurant renowned for desserts with a dinner menu characterized by classical European cuisine. Though there is another popular Papa Haydn restaurant on Northwest 23rd Avenue, this original eastside location has been open since 1978. Papa Haydn is a great destination for lunch or Sunday brunch, though any sweet tooth will argue the outstanding and extensive dessert menu is the real highlight.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Butter lettuce salad with beets, honey balsamic vinaigrette, goat cheese and pistachios
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Clams with fennel sausage, smoked onions, red bell peppers, white wine, butter and garlic-buttered baguette
Second course (choose one):
Pork chop with a bacon-red pepper chutney, papas bravas and braised kale
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Mushroom Risotto with leeks, shaved radish, parsley, fried leeks and shaved parmesan
Third course:
Choice of any of desserts (excludes desserts for two)
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Papa Haydn West

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Bakeries, European

Very little says Portland more succinctly than a slice of Papa Haydn cake. From the Boccone Dolce’s layers of meringue, fresh fruit and whipped cream to the oh-so-decadent chocolate cube, Papa Haydn has been wowing Portlanders and out of town guests alike since 1978. There’s the original location on Portland’s Eastside, a hopping location in Northwest, and Jo Bar & Rotisserie, the adjoining eclectic bistro where everything’s cooked in a hearth, fueled by northwest wood. All three make a great destination for lunch or Sunday brunch, with a savory menu to match the dessert case.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Cauliflower salad with tomato caper puree, kale, Kalamata olives and pepitas
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Ceviche with fresno chili, cilantro, basil, kampachi and beet chips
Second course (choose one):
Cacio e pepe, long pepper, Sichuan pepper, black pepper, creamy mahon, parmesan, house made duck prosciutto and quail egg
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Grilled pork chop with spring pea puree, leek tomato chutney and charred leek
Third course:
Choice of any of desserts (excludes dessert for two)
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Paragon Restaurant & Bar

Pearl District, NW Portland • Northwest/Regional

Paragon is a neighborhood gastropub serving ingredient-driven and honest food with a popular bar offering craft beers, unique artisan cocktails and eclectic wines. Paragon offers a casual and approachable dining experience with a hint of nostalgia that both roots you to the present and takes you back to the familiar. The stylish décor complements the contemporary menu of new and reinterpreted American classics.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Soup du Jour
– or –
Baby spinach salad with fennel, oranges, basil dressing and almonds
Second course (choose one):
Pork mole with Spanish rice and Oaxacan chile sauce
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Lamb rigatoni with spiced tomato sauce, peas and Pecorino-Romano
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Vegan spinach and mushroom lasagna rolls with cashew ricotta, sun dried tomato cream and basil pesto
Third course:
Chocolate ganache bar with peanut butter ice cream, marshmallow fluff and chocolate gel
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Park Kitchen

Pearl District, NW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Northwest/Regional

At this Pearl District restaurant, nestled in a historic building along the peaceful green swath of the North Park Blocks, James Beard Award-nominated chef Scott Dolich specializes in creating new dishes using local ingredients. The same culinary philosophy applies to the cocktail list, which includes the surprisingly refreshing Salt and Pepper — House Spirits Aviation gin, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice and a touch of simple syrup, served up in a glass with a salted rim.

Menu
First course:
Chickpea fries
Second course (choose one):
Winter radishes with seasonal lettuce, buttermilk, cornbread and tarragon
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Ayer’s Creek barley, smoked beets, pomegranate and chèvre
Third course (choose one):
Carman Ranch grilled ham, collards, potato risotto and pimento cheese
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Pan roasted Steelhead, aji dulce grits and watercress
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Seared Trumpet Royale mushrooms, aji dulce grits and watercress
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Patton Maryland

N Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Southern/Cajun/Creole

Open for lunch, dinner and daily happy hour, Patton Maryland features a Southern inspired menu, with house-ground burgers and smoked meats, and celebrates the bounty from the garden with numerous vegetarian and vegan options and daily specials.

Head Chef Wesley Berger, formerly of Paley’s Place, Gino’s, Laurelhurst Market, and Podnah’s, crafted the menu, inspired by his childhood in South Carolina. Coined “Piedmont Cuisine,” after the Piedmont Valley in SC, Berger’s Southern roots are from a unique area between the coastal plains and the Appalachian Mountains that influence the menu’s focus on comfort food and coastal fare (think smoke and sea).

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Deviled eggs with fresh horseradish, spicy pork rind and celery leaf
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Fried saltines with pimiento cheese
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House greens with cucumber, pickled onions, breadcrumbs and a choice of dressing
Second Course (choose one):
Smoked chicken pot pie with onions, carrots, celery, potatoes and spring peas
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Gumbo with spring vegetables, okra, smoked mushrooms, grilled scallions, tomato filé broth and rice
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Meatloaf with house made ketchup, collard greens and grits
Third Course (choose one):
Peach cobbler with whipped cream
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Chocolate brownie with pecan syrup, crushed pecans and whipped cream
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Petite Provence – Division

Division / Clinton, SE Portland • Coffee/Tea, Bakeries, Cafes/Delicatessens, French

These boulangerie and patisserie bistros in Portland offer amazing bread, cookies, cakes and pastries as well as a full bistro menu all day. Breakfast as Petite Provence is always a favorite, but the sandwiches, soups, happy hour snacks, appetizers, salads and entrees keep you satisfied for the rest of the day, as well.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Farmer's salad with organic greens, sliced apples, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, caramelized walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette
– or –
Traditional French onion soup with freshly-baked crouton
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Soup du Jour
Second course (choose one):
Pistachio sockeye Salmon with lemon risotto and asparagus
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Beef medallions in red wine sauce
Third course:
Trio of mini French desserts with coffee or tea
Additional:
3-course sommelier-selected wine pairing available for an additional $17 per person.
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Pok Pok NW

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Thai

A Portland classic that began as a food cart and went on to international renown. Andy Ricker has emerged as a James Beard Award-winning chef, but his heart and mind remain happily embedded in some nondescript Northern Thai pub — thus the inspiration for the varied hot-sour-salty-sweet shared plates, grilled delights and from-scratch curries and noodle soups that constitute the novelty-filled menu. There is nothing like Pok Pok — it is superb!

Menu
First course (choose one)::
Miang Kham: Betel leaf wraps filled with diced ginger, lime, Thai chiles, peanuts, toasted coconut, shrimp floss, shallots and served with a sweet palm sugar-tamarind sauce and choice of Jasmine or sticky rice
-Or-
Yam Samun Phrai: Thai herbal salad with white turmeric, carrot, parsnip, betel leaf, basil, lime leaf, lemongrass, sawtooth, fried shallots, cashews, peanuts, sesame seeds, dry shrimp floss, ground pork, fresh prawns and Thai chilies in a mild coconut milk dressing. Served with choice of Jasmine or sticky rice
Second course (choose one):
Khanom Jiin Naam Ngiaw: rice vermicelli with a Northern Thai brothy “curry” of pork ribs, minced beef, tomatoes, bean sprouts, dried I>dawk ngiaw, black pudding and house-pickled mustard greens.
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Cha Ca “La Vong”: catfish marinated in turmeric and sour rice, fried in turmeric oil with scallions and dill, served on rice vermicelli with peanuts, mint, cilantro and mam nem.
Third course:
Whiskeysoda Float: homemade bourbon ice cream and cola float with a brace of Amarena cherries on top.
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Produce Row Café

Central Eastside, SE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American, Brewpubs/Breweries

This venerable Portland beer institution has been serving up local pints since 1974, when it was owned by the McMenamin brothers before their McMenamins empire began. After a brief closure in 2015, Produce Row is once again open, with an easily accessible menu and great patio space.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Baby kale Caesar salad with parmesan, croutons, fried capers and Caesar dressing
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Crispy Brussels sprouts with pickled peppers, fried capers and lemon
Second Course (choose one):
Pan-seared salmon with creamed fennel, Brussels sprouts, pear mostarda and herbs
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Dry-aged New York steak with butter-poached fingerlings, celery root purée, romesco and herbs
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Wild mushroom gnocchi with wilted greens and brown butter cream sauce
Third Course:
Carrot cake with whipped mascarpone and carrot ‘chip’
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Dulce de leche tartlet with Grand Marnier honey and sea salt
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Quaintrelle

Mississippi / Williams, N Portland • American/New American

This North Mississippi Avenue restaurant offers a curated menu of elegant dishes made using seasonal and local ingredients. Delicious plates include duck “ham” with pickles, flatiron steak with garlic marrow bread and olive oil cake covered in tayberries and lemon curd.

Menu
First Course:
Choice of seasonal salad
Second Course:
Braised chicken leg, seasonal vegetables and chicken jus
Third Course:
Butterscotch pudding with peanut brittle
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Radar

Mississippi / Williams, N Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American, European

This North Mississippi Avenue spot serves “American tapas” along with a side of soccer, frequently seen playing on the unobtrusive TVs throughout the restaurant. Far from a sports bar, Radar offers sophisticated small plates, craft cocktails, beer and wine, as well as happy hour and brunch.

Menu
First course:
Vegan French onion soup with toast and aged gruyere
Second course:
Coq au vin with saffron rice and crispy chicken skin
Third course:
Panna cotta with berry compote and rosemary shortbread
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Ray

Mississippi / Williams, N Portland • Mediterranean/Middle Eastern, Northwest/Regional

Created by Jenn Louis, named one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs,” Ray (formerly Lincoln) offers traditional Israeli cuisine and a comfortable atmosphere. Dishes are placed on a lazy Susan in the center of the table, allowing guests to sample from a variety of dishes, including cured salmon with turmeric pickles and fried quail with pomegranate molasses, date and mint.

Menu
First course:
Tahini caesar with sesame, walnut and sultana
Second course:
Skirt steak with harissa and greens
Third course:
Honey soft serve with chocolate sauce
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Renata

Central Eastside, SE Portland • Italian

Renata is located in Portland’s burgeoning Central Southeast Industrial District which is teaming with local artisans, hip eateries, and trendy shops. The restaurant is readily accessible from every area of the city. Chef Matt Sigler and his team present an ever-evolving menu featuring seasonal handcrafted pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and hearth grilled entrees while paying homage to the whole animal, the bounty of the Pacific NW, and the culinary heritage of Italy. Renata has two private dining spaces and a patio conducive to cocktail receptions or seated meals. The striking space also lends itself to full-scale weddings and corporate buyouts.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Misticanza with mixed lettuces and pecorino
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Crostini with ricotta and roasted mushrooms
Second Course (choose one):
Casarecce with Bolognese
– or –
Margherita pizza with tomato, mozzarella, basil and olive oil
– or –
Roasted chicken with arugula and salsa verde
Third Course (choose one):
Chocolate budino with whipped cream and graham cracker
– or –
Gelato
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RingSide Fish House

Downtown, SW Portland • Seafood, Steak Houses

RingSide Fish House is to fresh seafood what RingSide Steakhouse has become to legendary steaks, offering fresh seafood prepared with the best local ingredients available accompanied by impeccable service and an award-winning wine list. Enjoy dinner at the Fish House on the Mezzanine level of the Fox Tower overlooking Director Park in downtown Portland, or come by for late-night dining, including the renowned twice-daily happy hour.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Soup of the day
– or –
Early spring salad with farro, shaved spring vegetables and pickled beets
Second course (choose one):
Tender steak medallions with whipped potatoes, broccolini and Bordelaise sauce
– or –
Yuba-wrapped Oregon rockfish with mushrooms, ginger and scallions in a coconut curry broth and spring vegetables
Third course:
Malted vanilla pot de crème,sour cherry compote, and vanilla chantilly
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RingSide Steakhouse Uptown

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Wine Bars/Tasting, Steak Houses

This renowned steakhouse has been at its original location on West Burnside for more than 65 years with three generations of family ownership. RingSide Steakhouse has earned a reputation serving the best steaks in Portland, featuring steaks custom dry-aged in-houses. Tuxedoed servers offer impeccable service and can complement your meal with an unmatched wine list of more than 700 labels in a timeless, old-school atmosphere.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Baked onion soup
-or-
Mixed greens and vegetables
Second course:
Tender steak medallions with sauce chasseur and choice of starch
Third course:
Crème brûlée
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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Downtown, SW Portland • Steak Houses

A great steakhouse experience is waiting for you at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, where you’ll find expertly prepared USDA Prime steaks served sizzling on a 500-degree plate accompanied by an award-winning wine list. This timeless American steakhouse tradition continues in the heart of Downtown Portland.

Menu
First course:
Steakhouse salad with iceberg lettuce, baby arugula, baby lettuces, grape tomatoes, garlic croutons, red onions and a house vinaigrette
Second course (choose one):
Chicken with lemon butter and choice of mashed potatoes or creamed spinach
– or –
Salmon with choice of mashed potatoes or creamed spinach
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6-ounce filet with choice of mashed potatoes or creamed spinach
Third course:
Mini cheesecake with raspberry sauce and cranberry chocolate bark
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Salty’s on the Columbia

Airport, NE Portland • Seafood, Steak Houses

The best seafood and steak restaurant in Portland isn’t downtown, it’s on the Columbia River. Salty’s award-winning fresh Northwest seafood cuisine and attentive friendly service is further enhanced by inspiring views of the mighty Columbia and Mount Hood from its two-story deck and walls of windows. The menu offers fresh Dungeness crab and Maine lobster (so fresh they’re swimming in the lobby’s saltwater tanks) to Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, oysters and clams from Northwest beaches or Certified Angus Beef Natural steaks, pasta and an award-winning Sunday Brunch. The Bar-Café offers more intimate dining, cocktails, a great happy hour and live jazz on select evenings.

Menu
First course:
Sweet gorgonzola and prawn arrancini-fried, crispy risotto balls, salsa verde, pickled fennel and arugula
Second course:
Seafood lasagna with prawns, scallops, cheese, béchamel, kale and pomodoro sauce
Third course:
Salted pot de crème with a cocoa nib brittle
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Saucebox

Downtown, SW Portland • Asian, Japanese, Thai

Since 1995, Saucebox has maintained a reputation in the city as the place for the finest in pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine with its insider vibe and unique presence. Unforgettable dishes and innovative cocktails have garnered national attention for Saucebox national in The New York Times, Bon Appetit Magazine, Travel & Leisure and The Wall Street Journal – but its local popularity makes this a landmark of Portland restaurant and lounge scene.

Menu
First course:
Tsukemono pickle plate with cabbage kimchi, daikon radish, gai lan, cucumber and shimeji mushrooms
Second course (choose one):
Crispy Brussels sprouts with warm dashi broth, soft egg and green onion
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Fried tofu and kimchi potstickers
Third course (choose one):
Char siu eggplant stir fry with tofu, red pepper, onion, spicy sesame sauce and jasmine rice
– or –
Korean short ribs with peanuts, furikake rice and cucumber salad
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Kung Pow shrimp with bok choy, Tien Tsin chili and whole peanuts
Additional:
Sake Pairing Menu available upon request ($20.00)
Suntory Whiskey flight pairings available upon request: ($30.00)
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Serratto

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Italian

Serratto is a lively and elegant neighborhood restaurant serving authentic and innovative dishes from Italy, France and the greater Mediterranean region. The menu, which changes seasonally, is built around a commitment to using natural meats, the freshest seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Mixed greens with Gorgonzola, candied walnuts, and red wine vinaigrette
– or –
Cream of fennel soup with grilled spring onion, fennel pollen, and chive oil
Second course (choose one):
Braised Carlton Farms pork cheeks with farro, black trumpet mushrooms, pea tendrils, whole grain mustard cream, and porcini brodo
– or –
Spaghetti with asparagus, preserved lemon, escarole, peppered chèvre, and extra virgin olive oil
Third course (choose one):
Coconut rice pudding with rum raisin sauce and toasted coconut chips
– or –
Chocolate cheesecake with toasted almond cookie crust and salted caramel
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Smokehouse Tavern

Belmont, SE Portland • American/New American, Southern/Cajun/Creole

This new barbecue joint from BJ Smith, of Northwest Portland’s Smokehouse 21, offers up tasty meat treats.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Bacon molasses cornbread with smoked honey butter
– or –
Deviled egg with smoked hot link
– or –
Wedge salad with pickled red onion, sieved egg and blue cheese
– or –
Pork rinds with hot sauce and smoked honey
Second course:
Choice of any plate with two sides
Third course (choose one):
Fried pie with smoked honey
– or –
Chocolate pot de crème with coffee and cream
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Southfork

NE Portland • American/New American, Southern/Cajun/Creole

  • 4605 N.E. Fremont St.,
    Portland, OR 97213

From Patrick McKee, former chef at storied Portland restaurant, Paley’s Place, Southfork offers a modern take on traditional Southern cuisine highlighting the region’s best seasonal ingredients. Don’t miss the cornmeal fried oysters or the rabbit roulade, best washed down with a sazerac or one of their many house cocktails. They also offer plenty of regional beer and wine options, as well as live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.

Menu
First course:
Spicy greens salad with butter-poached spring vegetables, cornbread croutons and soft egg
Second course:
Bacon and mushroom stuffed pork tenderloin with sunchoke and potato galette and smokey pork jus
Third course:
Warm chocolate brownie with smoked maple ice cream and pistachio brittle
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Southpark Seafood

Downtown, SW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Wine Bars/Tasting, Northwest/Regional, Seafood

A chic Northwest eatery and oyster bar featuring sustainable seafood and farm-fresh ingredients. As a proud partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program, Southpark Seafood only serves seafood that has been fished or farmed in ways that minimize their environmental impact. For nearly 20 years, this definitive Portland restaurant has been helping to shape the city’s dining scene into what it is today. Located in the heart of Downtown, this iconic Portland restaurant is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner or just to refresh while exploring this amazing city.  Stop on by, you won’t be disappointed.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Mixed greens salad with hazelnuts, Asian pear, olive oil and Katz’s sauvignon blanc vinegar
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Caesar salad with romaine, radish, Parmegiano-reggiano, torn croutons and anchovy vinaigrette
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Brussels sprouts with gochujang, cilantro and peanuts
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Clam chowder
Second course (choose one):
Steelhead with chorizo, navy beans, winter greens, pumpkin seed-pesto and lime
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Squid ink fettuccine with Manilla clams and ‘Nduja, Calabrian chilies and scallions
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Mushroom pizza with shimeji, maitake, taleggio and rosemary
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Painted Hills flatiron steak with delicata squash, maitakes, Calabrian chilies and hazelnuts
Third course (choose one):
Scoop of gelato or sorbet
– or –
Chocolate petit four
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St. Jack

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • French

The product of a lifetime of study and passion, St. Jack is an ode to the bouchons, or esteemed cafes of Lyon, France, and to Chef Aaron Barnett’s take on the humble excellence of rustic French cuisine. Situated on a comfortable neighborhood corner in NW Portland, St. Jack features a dining room and bar room that boast wall to wall windows and classic fixtures. The marble bar features specialty cocktails, French beers and Belgian ales. True to authentic bouchons, regional wines are served directly from barrels in Pôts Lyonnais, traditional 46cL bottles imported from Lyon.

Menu
First course:
Chicory Caesar salad with smoked scallop, crouton, parmesan and fine herbs
Second course (choose one):
Lyonnaise onion tarte with poached egg, melted onion, leek, chèvre and sautéed kale
– or –
Clams nantua with tomato, caramelized fennel, cream and pork belly
Third course (choose one):
Madeleines
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Sorbet
Additional:
Optional wine pairing
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Swank & Swine Restaurant

Downtown, SW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American

Located next to the entrance to the Paramount Hotel in downtown Portland is Swank & Swine, the restaurant and bar duo. Swank, the 84-seat restaurant on the east side of the building offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on serving locally-sourced ingredients and Northwest wines and spirits. At Swine, the moonshine and whiskey bar located on the west side of the building, you will find a menu of pork-centric foods, including house made pork rinds, bacon cheesecake and a pig in a blanket. Behind the bar, you’ll find classic cocktails, local brews and over 40 different bourbon and whiskeys from producers across the country.

Menu
First course:
Baby gem salad with burrata, blistered broccoli rabe and roasted pork belly
Second course (choose one):
Parisian gnocchi
– or –
Swank Burger
– or –
Hill Ranch flank steak
– or –
Wild-caught steelhead
Third course (choose one):
Chocolate almond financier
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Bananas foster
Additional:
Wine pairing available with each course
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Tanner Creek Tavern

Pearl District, NW Portland • American/New American

Tanner Creek Tavern is Portland chef and restaurateur David Machado’s newest eating and drinking establishment in the Pearl District, next to the new Hampton Inn & Suites. Chef Trevor Payne’s menu emphasizes seasonal, approachable tavern fare with inspired flavors from around the world.

The dining room, lounge area, bar, two private dining rooms and outdoor seating echo Portland’s early industrial history with concrete, steel, exposed Douglas Fir beams, tile and glass. Floor-to-ceiling glass hydraulic doors flood this tavern with light. The Tavern honors neighborhood history with black and white murals of historic maps and photographs of the epic construction project that diverted the original Tanner Creek underground.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Roasted asparagus with poached egg, aged soy hollandaise and garlic chips
– or –
Radicchio salad with pickled grapes, candied pecans, smoked blue cheese and rye crumble
Second course (choose one):
Grilled and lacquered trout with crispy polenta and English peas
– or –
Wine-braised pork shoulder with spaetzle, Swiss chard and parsnip puree
Third course (choose one):
Panna cotta with lemon curd and brown butter crumbles
– or –
Selection of house made ice creams or sorbet
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Tapalaya

NE Portland • Southern/Cajun/Creole, Vietnamese

Tapalaya serves innovative Cajun/Creole cuisine made from scratch with inspiration from chef Anh Luu’s Vietnamese-Cajun heritage.  Tapalaya (tapas + jambalaya) serves tapas-style small plates in a fun, funky and relaxed atmosphere with cheery New Orleans art adorning the walls.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Charred Brussels sprouts with honey chili lime sauce
– or –
Creole Caesar salad
Second course (choose one):
Fried oysters with house cocktail sauce
– or –
Barbecue pork belly skewers with soy-brown sugar barbecue sauce
Third course (choose one):
Grits and grillades with braised beef cheeks in a pho spiced French onion broth
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Crawfish Anh Luu in a Cajun cream sauce with grits
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Taqueria Nueve

Central Eastside, SE Portland • Mexican

A beloved Portland taqueria recently reopened in the Central Eastside, serving wild boar tacos, octopus coctel, caeser con ceviche,fresh-squeezed margaritas and other favorites.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Taquitos with house made chorizo and topped with crema, guacamole and pico de gallo
– or –
Caesar con ceviche with garlicky anchovy dressing, limey ceviche and tortilla strips
– or –
Queso fundido with mushrooms, chilies and tortilla chips
Second Course (choose one):
Birria de cabrito with chile braised goat, rice, beans, pickled onions and tortillas
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Pescado al mojo de ajo with Pacific black cod, creamy garlic sauce, rice, beans and tortillas
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Chile relleno with cheese, tomato caldillo and tortillas
Third Course (choose one):
Flan with a hint of citrus and caramel sauce
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Torte de chocolate with dulce de leche, spiced hazelnuts and toasted meringue
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Churros with cajeta
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The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar

SE Portland • American/New American, Northwest/Regional

The Country Cat is a down-home neighborhood restaurant in Southeast that specializes in farm-to-table cuisine. It offers outstanding brunch and dinner in a comfortable, lively, family-friendly environment. From the fried chicken to the “whole hog” plate, everything is prepared and crafted in-house.

Menu
First course:
Crispy fried oysters Rockefeller with creamed spinach and preserved lemon
Second course:
Braised pork spare ribs with dijon, artichoke and sherry vinaigrette
Third course:
Olive oil cake with lemon cream and citrus compote
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The Fireside

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • American/New American, Northwest/Regional

The Fireside is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that serves what we have dubbed “outdoor inspired” cuisine: think campfires, backyard bbqs, pic-nics, and generally good times spent outdoors celebrating the bounty that the NW offers. Using an array of small, local, organic farms and ranches we have created a menu that is grill focused, and comfort driven, with a careful eye on technique and quality ingredients. Paired with well-crafted cocktails, interesting wines, and thirst quenching beers from Oregon and abroad we invite you to come see what we have to offer.

Menu
First course:
Asparagus soup with smoked salmon salad, almonds and radish
Second course:
Coq au vin with potato, confit shallot and blue oyster mushroom
Third course:
Chocolate cremieux with blood orange, hazelnuts and granche
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The Hairy Lobster

NW Portland • American/New American

The Hairy Lobster combines classic cuisine with modern cooking influences into a shared plate concept.  Located on the corner of Jameson Square park, THL offers up the talents of husband and wife team David and Mellisa Root creating dishes that tap into classic American cooking utilizing recipes that have been carried down through the ages.  A full bar concentrates on artisanal craft cocktail; while the menu focuses on seafood, garden, and barn offerings.  You must absolutely save room for a dessert off of the acclaimed confection menu.  A beautiful view of the park, and an amazing patio during the summer season assist, in creating a comfortable atmosphere where you can relax, and enjoy some amazing food.

Menu
First Course:
New England clam chowder
Second Course:
Green chile chicken enchilada: seasonal chiles, braised chicken, corn tortillas and soft cheese
Third Course:
Nuts about PDX: chocolate fudge, salted nuts, house spun vanilla ice cream and whipped peanut
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The Solo Club

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns

Lovingly called “Paradise in Portland” where summer never ends, The Solo Club curates one of Portland’s largest collections of amari and liqueurs. Open seven days a week, this bi-level bar offers sumptuous Mediterranean fare, internationally influenced cocktails and local espresso. The dreamy lush interiors (including a wicker-wrapped motorcycle) are a perfect backdrop to an afternoon glass of wine, soirées with friends and loved ones or even a quick nightcap to wind down.

Items to try include the house lamb gyro and the house cocktail, Ain’t Misbehavin’, made from coconut bourbon with CioCiaro amaro, Montenegro amaro, dry vermouth and Boker’s bitters.

Brunch offered Saturday and Sunday!

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Endive and radicchio salad with roasted rapini, cauliflower, carrot, pistachio, harissa and tahini vinaigrette
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Beef tartare with Castelvetrano olives, red onion, egg yolk, hummus and za’atar crackers
Second Course (choose one):
Alfonso olive and artichoke braised beef shoulder with Israeli couscous, arugula and feta
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Cauliflower and lentil patties with labneh, green harissa, spicy carrots and arugula
Third Course:
Warm brownie with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce
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The Waiting Room

NW Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Southern/Cajun/Creole

For a taste of Southern hospitality in the Pacific Northwest, head to the Waiting Room in Northwest Portland. Offering Southern-inspired dishes that highlight local ingredients, this cozy spot specializes in fried chicken and oysters along with craft cocktails, local drafts and French bubbly.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
The Waiting Room hush puppies with pimento cheese and pickled chili
– or –
Oyster brochette with artichoke soup and crispy parsley
– or –
Ginger barbecue shrimp with grit cake
Second Course (choose one):
Cornmeal-dusted catfish with hoppin’ John, slaw and sauce meunière
– or –
2-piece fried chicken with lemon whipped potatoes, braised collard greens and jalapeno-giblet gravy
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Smoked pork with cornbread puree, rapini and brandied jus
Third Course (choose one):
Butterscotch cremeux with caramel, Jacobson sea salt and cashew streusel
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Flourless chocolate cake with raspberry port reduction and whipped crème fraîche
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The Woodsman Tavern

Division / Clinton, SE Portland • American/New American

Located on upper SE Division Street and inspired by the neighborhood support for the original Stumptown café located just next door, Duane Sorenson opened a gathering place for good food, good drink and good company that felt like it had always been there. The Woodsman pays homage to the great Pacific northwest not only in its name, but also in its support of the region’s bounty. The bar is anchored by fourteen rotating taps and an extensive cocktail list featuring a wide variety of whiskey and full wine list. Open for dinner nightly with brunch on Saturday and Sundays.

Menu
First course:
Butter lettuce salad with cabbage, roasted chili vinaigrette and sunflower seeds
Second course (choose one):
Mexican Cola- and Rainer-braised pork shoulder with creamy polenta and pickled peppers
– or –
Cauliflower steak with roasted pepper, olive relish, spicy cashews, mint and cilantro
Third course:
Buttermilk panna cotta with toasted pistachio, Bee Local honey and Jacobson sea salt
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Trifecta Tavern

Central Eastside, SE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, American/New American, Seafood

This triple threat — restaurant, bakery and bar — serves up a seafood-heavy menu with plenty of oyster dishes as well as fresh-baked bread and drinks.

Menu
First course:
Wedge salad with creamy blue cheese dressing, grilled onions and bacon
Second course (choose one):
Wood fired kielbasa with fingerling potato salad and grilled levain>levain bread
– or –
Pan fried oysters with root vegetable and cabbage slaw
Third course:
Pavlova with lemon thyme curd, vanilla whipped cream, poached rhubarb and fresh raspberries
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Urban Fondue

NW Portland / Nob Hill, NW Portland • European

Located just off of the lively 21st Ave in Northwest Portland, Urban Fondue offers a cozy atmosphere with indulgent menu offerings highlighting seasonal ingredients. Offering monthly specials in addition to the regular collection of cheese and dessert fondues and cooking broths, too. Favorite menu items to try include smoked farmhouse cheddar fondue, brie and Gorgonzola fondue, Heath Bar chocolate fondue and peanut-butter-and-chocolate fondue. The cocktail list boasts 100+ martini options from the adjacently located Bartini, where happy hour keeps the bartenders busy all night long. Come see for yourself why locals have been loving Urban Fondue for over 10 years!

Menu
First course (choose one):
Smoked local farmhouse cheddar
– or –
Brie and gorgonzola cheeses swirled together and topped with roasted hazelnuts
– or –
Swiss and gruyere cheeses finished with caramelized sweet onions and port wine
– or –
Roasted caraway folded into locally made white cheddar cheese
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Hickory smoked cheddar, vine ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and bacon
Second course (choose one):
Carlton pork with locally sourced chicken breast, east coast scallops and tiger prawns
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Fresh baby lobster tails marinated in citrus zest and Meyer lemon oil, served with locally sourced and seasoned steak, marjoram and olive oil
– or –
Chicken tossed in cracked pepper, garlic and parsley
– or –
Local Chinook salmon, east coast scallops, Pacific oysters and tiger prawns marinated in citrus zest and Meyer lemon oil
– or –
Fresh baby lobster tails and tiger prawns marinated in citrus zest and Meyer lemon oil
– or –
Carlton pork and seasoned steak with marjoram, olive oil and spices
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Tofu, asparagus, marinated tomatoes, artichoke hearts, grilled onions, sweet carrots, mushrooms and scallion
Third course:
Any dessert on menu
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Urdaneta

Alberta Arts District, NE Portland • Spanish

Urdaneta is an inviting Spanish tapas restaurant on Northeast Alberta. Diners can share traditional tapas dishes with a modern twist, like hand carved jamon and croquetas de chorizo, while sipping a classic cocktail or wine and sherry from Spain.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Fish and chips with salt cod and potato fritter, sidra tempura, tomato conserva and piparra honey
– or –
Grilled broccoli rabe, arrope, caña de cabra, bagna cauda espuma and dukkah
Second Course (choose one):
Filete de culotte with steak, romesco, leek marmalade and valdeon foam
– or –
Bacalao with black cod, butter clams, piperrada vasca, uni bèarnaise and saffron broth
Third Course (choose one):
Flan de Cabra with apricot, escabeche, caramel and sherry cream
– or –
Pastel ruso with toasted meringue, butter cream, almonds and espresso fluid gel
Additional:
Wine/Sherry Pairing will be available
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Verdigris

NE Portland • French

Verdigris Restaurant is a small, elegant, contemporary, French-inspired restaurant on Northeast Fremont. Owners Johnny and Kristina Nunn are dedicated to creating a warm, personalized and memorable experience for every diner. Verdigris serves a blend of modern and traditional fare with an ever-changing menu and wine list. The cuisine is highlighted by house-made breads, simply prepared local produce, low-temperature cooking with clean, light accompaniments and ingredient-driven desserts. The dining space was created to amplify the elements of the cuisine – tastefully simple, classic and inviting.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Soup du jour Red and golden beet salad with feta, hazelnuts, arugula, shallots and sherry vinaigrette
– or –
60-minute egg with heirloom carrots, carro, oyster mushrooms, vadouvan and carrot-cumin vinaigrette
– or –
Grilled baby octopus salad with Spanish chorizo, white beans, parsley and orange
– or –
Living butter lettuce with croutons, radishes, walnuts and blue cheese dressing
– or –
Kale aux lardons with house bacon, croutons, 60-minute egg and red wine vinaigrette
Second course (choose one):
Pasta du jour
– or –
Shellfish stew with clams, mussels, shrimp, fingerling potatoes, tomato-fennel cream and baguette
– or –
Madeira-braised meatballs, polenta with collards, roasted red peppers, sauce debris and pecorino
– or –
Trio of California duck breast with leg, liver, wild rice, chard and Grand Marnier
– or –
Seared Idaho trout with beluga lentils, grilled spring onions, dinosaur kale and citrus butter
– or –
Beef bourguignon with garlic smashed potatoes, root vegetables and house bacon
– or –
6-ounce beef shoulder tenderloin with duck fat potatoes and béarnaise sauce
Third course (choose one):
Chocolate pots de creme with sugar cookies
– or –
Pineapple tarte with vanilla ice cream and hard sauce
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Wayfinder Beer

SE Portland • Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Brewpubs/Breweries, Brewpubs

This 8,900 square foot (827 sq m), century-old warehouse in Southeast Portland offers comfort food, lagers and ales to enjoy on its massive patio.

Menu
First Course (choose one):
Caesar salad with romaine, Parmigiano Reggiano, lemon, egg, garlic, anchovy, olive oil and croutons
– or –
Roasted beet salad with pistachios, pickled radish, arugula and goat cheese vinaigrette
Second Course (choose one):
Trout schnitzel with mashed potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts
– or –
Bavarian hunter's beef stew with onions, carrots, celery and potatoes
Third Course:
Maple bourbon crème brûlée
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Xico

Division / Clinton, SE Portland • Mexican

Xico offers modern Mexican food. Stop by for dinner or book your next party in our private dining and event space. Xico has a wide selection of Oaxacan mezcal, inventive craft cocktails and a selective wine program that includes rare wines from Mexico. When Portland gives us sunshine and warm weather we open our coveted patio, tucked behind the restaurant in our hip neighborhood on Division Street in SE Portland. Sustainable, local ingredients, organic, non-gmo masa, handmade tortillas, and plenty of mezcal are our passions. Come see us!

Menu
First course:
Taquito de pollo en consommé: crispy house-rolled taquito, stuffed with chicken, rich consommé, shaved cabbage, queso, radish and chilies
Second course:
Chorizo verde with grilled chorizo verde sausage, sweet potato puree, pumpkin seed, greens pipian, red onion pickle, salsa cruda and corn tortillas
Third course:
Xico ice cream banana split: ice cream featuring Mexican Fernet, Woodblock chocolate and mole spices, served with caramelized bananas and dulce de leche
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Yakuza Lounge

Alberta Arts District, NE Portland • Japanese

Inspired by the Japanese izakaya concept, Yakuza is a food-lover’s bar serving exceptional food and drinks best shared with good friends. Chef Caleb Vasquez’s daily food specials are devised around organic, local ingredients, complementing menu favorites like kale salad, Kobe tartare, tempura scallops, hamachi, pork cheek and the legendary Yakuza Burger, Portland Monthly Magazine’s Best Burger in 2009. To wash it all down, the restaurant features a wide selection of sakes, house cocktails, beer and wine.

Menu
First course (choose one):
Radicchio salad with hazelnuts
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Kale salad with edamame
Second course (choose one):
Yakuza roll with butternut squash and shishito peppers
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Negi Sake roll with salmon, truffle fries and spicy mayo
Third course (choose one):
Mushroom ramen
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Yakuza Burger with beef, spicy mayo, Portland Creamery chèvre, truffle fries and arugula
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Zeus Café at Crystal Hotel

Downtown, SW Portland • American/New American

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Crystal Hotel’s first-floor Northwest-style café is an ideal spot to meet up downtown. The Zeus Café features an open kitchen and a menu that uses local, seasonal ingredients. Huge windows will offer plenty of natural light indoors and heated, dog-friendly outdoor seating is available on the sidewalk.

Menu
First course:
Seasonal mixed green salad with Oregon hazelnuts
Second course:
Shepherd's pie with lamb and beef
Third course:
Lemon panna cotta with rhubarb caramel
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