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

BREAKING NEWS

Maritime Scraps Its Seafood Cart, Hints at Future Brick-and-Mortar

The sustainable seafood CSA truck from former Le Pigeon chef de cuisine Andrew Mace will splinter into a series of lunches, dinners, and cooking classes around town, with big plans for 2018.

06/23/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

THE FUTURE

A Handful of Portland’s Best Restaurants Ban Tipping

With America’s gratuity-free movement gaining momentum, local bigwigs like Le Pigeon and Navarre join the tide.

06/13/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

Longtime Le Pigeon Chef Andrew Mace Leaves His Post for Sustainable Seafood Project

The talented chef de cuisine will sell subscriptions to a sustainable restaurant fishery and man a fresh-from-the-docks seafood cart, Local Fish, opening soon at NE Eighth and Couch.

05/09/2016 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland Food News to Chew

Trader Vic’s, Equinox, and Restaurant Uzbekistan close for good; Le Pigeon abolishes tips, and Nomad.PDX eyes a brick-and-mortar.

03/22/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

BREAKING NEWS

Doug Adams Crowned Imperial’s Chef De Cuisine

Up-and-coming sous chef Doug Adams takes the reigns at Vitaly Paley’s downtowner Imperial.

07/24/2014 By Kelly Clarke

HIT LIST

A Handy Guide to Portland's Best UnRestaurants

Glimpse the next phase of Portland dining at these 11 pop-up dinners, secret back rooms, and farm fresh feasts.

07/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

TREND WATCH

Finding the Sweet Spot in Savory Desserts

Portland pastry chefs venture into savory terrain with all-dessert pop-up dinners and prix fixe feasts.

01/24/2014 By Kristin Leigh

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

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

An Elvis tribute, mushroom extravaganza, classic rock themed beer specials, a Peruvian feast, and more of Portland’s upcoming food and drink events.

01/07/2014 By Kristin Leigh

BEST OF 2013

Turn Up the Heat With Our Favorite Cookbooks Released in 2013

Chefs cranked out some stunning cookbooks this year, with big names Deborah Madison, and Michael Pollan, and a handful of local chefs like Laurie Wolf, Ken Forkish, and John Gorham.

12/19/2013

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Winter solstice feasts, free chowder and gift certificates, a mushroom extravaganza, and more of Portland’s upcoming food and drink events.

12/17/2013 By Kristin Leigh

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Great news for lovers of all kinds of pie, the Ruddick/Wood Tavern opens its doors, and Gabriel Rucker does Portland proud (again).

12/04/2013 By Karen Brooks and Roxanne Davis

ROUNDUP

Cooklandia

From books revealing the secret recipes of Portland's top chefs to essential DIY guides from local cooks, editors from New York to San Francisco are working the 503 area code.

12/02/2013 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Changing of the Guard: Pastry Edition

In a sweet shakeup, talented pastry chefs Lauren Fortgang and Nora Antene switch kitchens, menus at Le Pigeon and Little Bird take on new shape, and everyone wins.

11/26/2013 By Allison Jones and Kristin Leigh

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

Dessert of the Year: Le Pigeon's Curried Carrot Cake

How Chef Gabriel Rucker and rising pastry talent Eli Gregory found the sweet spot of 2013.

11/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

SAVOR

Inside Le Pigeon's High-Flying Cookbook

Gabriel Rucker's new tome reveals stories and recipes from his James Beard Award-winning East Burnside kitchen.

08/16/2013 By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Gabriel Rucker

Heat up the grill with the James Beard Award-winning chef of Le Pigeon and watch him transform celery root with Beaujolais barbecue sauce.

08/16/2013 Videography by Sreang Hok

HOT FOOD STORIES

Portland News to Chew

Everything you need to know about this week's Portland food and drink news, including the openings of Addy's Sandwich Bar and Guero Tacos.

05/07/2013 By Allison Jones