Best Restaurants 2016: Bucket List

30 Portland Restaurants for the Ultimate Local Dining Bucket List

Hope you’re hungry. Here are 30 top picks from Portland Monthly editors.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

News To Chew

Pok Pok Wing to Open on Milwaukie Ave, Aviary Chef to Launch Soup Dumpling Spot, Plus More PDX Food News

… including Pizza Jerk’s reopening, the Parish’s shuttering, and Dame’s first week.

09/12/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

V-DAY CHEAT SHEET

Valentine’s Day in Portland: Where to Dine Out

Only a decadent date night will do for your one and only. In Portland, that means beef cheek dumplings, foie gras crème brûlée, and four-course meals—complete with oyster shucking—delivered to your doorstep.

02/03/2016 By Alex Keith

Year in Review

Karen Brooks’s Best Portland Dishes 2015

Portland Monthly’s food critic on the dishes that defined the year.

12/29/2015 By Karen Brooks

HOLIDAY EATS

Where to Eat on Christmas and New Year's

10 places to stuff your face during the holidays.

12/08/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland’s 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

Major nominations for this year’s class of culinary professionals.

02/18/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including the Oregon Truffle Festival, dance parties at DaNet, and izakaya dinners at Nodoguro

01/12/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

PORTLAND BARS

Aviary's Memory-Packed Cocktails

How Ross Hunsinger distills drinking stories into his drinks

04/02/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Pacific Pie's annual recipe contest, a pop-up dessert bar, the coffee beer invitational, National Pizza Week, and more of Portland’s upcoming food and drink events.

01/14/2014 By Kristin Leigh

WINE EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Aviary’s Hair Metal Wine Dinner

Portland’s star chefs will unite for a night of food, drink, and rock & roll, featuring wines produced by former heavy metal musicians.

11/26/2013 By Molly Woodstock

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Ultimate Week of Portland Dining

Your guide to a week of serious noshing in America's most original food city

11/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Best of the Rest

Hungry for more? Read on for 25 of our other favorite spots.

11/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Deconstructing Aviary’s Sweet and Sour Monkfish

We investigate the sweet and the sour in this Northeast Portland restaurant's elevated Cantonese classic.

04/10/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

CHEAP EATS 2013

Happy Hour Havens

Great deals and steals, early and late

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

Review

Blurring the Borders

Smallwares and Aviary think global—without the boundaries.

06/22/2012 By Karen Brooks