Restaurants - Portland, Oregon



61. Ken’S Artisan Pizza

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Address: 304 Southeast 28th Ave.

62. Tastebud

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 234-0330
Address: 3220 Southeast Milwaukie Ave.

Description: Tastebud is the bricks-and-mortar version of a popular mobile wood-fired pizza oven that is frequently seen at farmers’ markets, most notably the Porltand Farmers’ Market on Saturdays on the campus of Portland State University. For those who have stood in the rain to get the delicious chewy pizza with inventive toppings, the chance to sit down with a slice and maybe a good beer is irresistible. Mark Doxtader—who has a genius for bread dough—has been committed to using local, seasonal, and organic ingredients before it was fashionable, so your toppings might include delicata squash, mozzarella, and arugula; pumpkin and leek; or sausage, apple, and onions. They also make amazing Montreal-style bagels. Tastebud is open for dinner Wed through Sun.

63. Bar Avignon

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Address: 2138 Southeast Division St.

64. Beaker And Flask

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Address: 720 Southeast Sandy Blvd.

65. Victory

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Address: 3652 Southeast Division St.

66. Delta Cafe

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 771-3101
Address: 4607 Southeast Woodstock Blvd.

Description: Southern food at its most gloriously soulful is the specialty at Delta Cafe. This inexpensive neighborhood place attracts its share of students from nearby Reed College, but it has a loyal following from all over, due to the generous portions of succulent ribs, hush puppies in brown gravy (aka “Pups in a Pond”), and fried chicken with all the trimmings. Funky music, odd furniture, and local art complete the atmosphere. Delta Cafe won’t cost you much, but they accept only cash and checks. Open 5 to 10 p.m. daily; the bar is open until 1 a.m. on weekdays, 2 a.m. on weekends.

67. Beast

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Address: 5425 Northeast 30th Ave.

68. Ciao Vito

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Address: 2293 Northeast Alberta St.

69. Auténtica

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 287-7555
Address: 5506 Northeast 30th Ave.

Description: Serving food in the style of the Acapulco region of Mexico, Auténtica may defy your expections. There is a full bar, from which margaritas and other fine drinks flow. Meals begin with three kinds of salsa, and you will want to also order the outstanding guacamole. Seafood cocktails are a house specialty, and they range from a refreshing octopus salad to tangy ceviche. The soups are hearty, the flatiron steak is grilled perfectly, and the tostada is beautifully seasoned. The tamales are close to perfect. Because this restaurant is attempting to achieve authenticity, some things might surprise you, such as the saltine crackers served with the seafood cocktails. Just go with it. Dinner served Tues through Sun.

70. Por Que No

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 467-4149
Address: 3524 North Mississippi St.
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Description: This is the kind of Mexican restaurant that makes you hungry just by thinking about it. It offers impeccably fresh, well-flavored dishes—the guacamole has nice chunks of avocado; the carne asada is nice and smoky, and the fish tacos are brightly complemented by bits of mango. Tortillas are handmade and delicious. Also see the location at 4635 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd. There are long, long lines at both places, but the lines move quickly.

71. Lincoln

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 288-6200
Address: 3808 North Williams Ave.
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Description: Lincoln is notable for their harmonious pairing of cutting-edge and classic food, of tradition and innovation, and of high style and down home. For example, their beloved house-made pastas are just a little different—serving braised pork belly with malloreddus rather than penne, or lamb ragu with sorcetti rather than gnocchi. This happy balance has led to success: chef Jenn Louis is a James Beard Award nominee. The space is beautiful, the service is excellent, and their happy hour is fine. Truly fine: who wouldn’t want a frosty cocktail or a beer along with some baked eggs with cream, olives, and herbed breadcrumbs, or some savory fritters, or a savory little patty melt, on the way home from work?

72. Original Halibut’S

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 803-9600
Address: 2525 Northeast Alberta St.

Description: A small restaurant in a great neighborhood, Original Halibut’s serves wonderfully fresh fish and chips that are perfectly textured: crispy outside and tender inside. The chef varies the fish depending on the season and offers several battered delicacies each day. The clam chowder is also excellent.

73. Navarre

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 232-3555
Address: 10 Northeast 28th Ave.

Description: Navarre has been at the vanguard of a trend in Portland restaurants—small plates of wonderful food so you can have many different courses in one meal. The courses at this Spanish-inspired restaurant might include deliciously and simply prepared roasted meats, tangy braised greens, a beet terrine, pickled carrots, or house-cured meats, in addition to cheeses and desserts. Navarre also, like so, so many Portland restaurants, is market-based, meaning that they serve what is in season, even going so far as to have their own personal farmer. You can tell this by the preserves that adorn the shelves and serve as focal points for the decor. Navarre serves dinner every night.

74. Acadia

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 249-5001
Address: 1303 Northeast Fremont St.

Description: Located in a cute neighborhood, this handsome New Orleans–style bistro is packed with adventuresome diners who come in search of delicious Creole dishes, expertly prepared. Here you will find soft-shell crab, catfish taco, and jambalaya among the appetizers, as well as a delightful array of entrees such as Pork Chop Galatoire—a chop rubbed with ancho chili and honey, grilled, and served with crawfish, corn bread stuffing, and caramelized onion. During certain hours, they offer a nice fixed-price, three-course menu that features salad, a choice among three entrees, and either bread pudding or Cajun Velvet Pie for dessert. Acadia also has a full bar. They serve dinner Mon through Sat and a special jazz brunch on Sun.

75. Bernie’S Southern Bistro

City: Portland, OR
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (503) 282-9864
Address: 2904 Northeast Alberta St.

Description: This fine bistro serves Southern dinners with nods to the Northwest in its use of some seasonal and local ingredients—though not only those ingredients, of course. But Bernie’s cornmeal-crusted oysters are a nice twist on a local favorite, as are the green tomatoes (the Northwest gardener’s yearly problem), here fried and served with smoked tomato coulis, hearty gumbo, fresh corn bread, and green-onion grits cakes. The catfish is plump, and the chicken-fried steak is savory. The appetizers are also notable, especially the hush puppies. Bernie’s serves dinner Tues through Sat.
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