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

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

INSIDER EATS

Where Do Portland’s Best Chefs Eat on Their Own Time?

From hearty Italian spreads to Balkan stews and cheap salt-and-pepper squid, our chefs devour the city.

10/27/2015 By Kelly Clarke

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

PDX FEASTING

Portland's 10 Best Restaurants of 2014

Unrestaurants. Microcuisines. Ultra-personal food experiences. Welcome to the next frontier of Portland dining.

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

INTERVIEW

Bon Appétit's Andrew Knowlton on Why Portland Matters

The national food mag's restaurant editor downloads on the state of American dining, Maurice, and the places that keep him coming back to PDX.

09/24/2014 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Måurice

Kristen Murray's pastry magic and quirky charm earn her little restaurant a spot on our daily list of cravings.

09/02/2014 By Karen Brooks

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Maurice is One of Bon Appétit's Top 10 New Restaurants in America

Quirky PDX dessert haven Maurice nabs a coveted spot on Bon Appétit's "Hot Ten" list of the best new restaurants in the country.

08/19/2014 By Kelly Clarke

HOMETOWN PRIDE

3 PDX Restaurants on Long List for America's Best

Maurice, Davenport, and Expatriate earn nods from Bon Appétit's restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton as he seeks out the best new restaurants in the country.

08/13/2014 By Allison Jones

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Maurice launches brunch service, Cooper's Hall debuts, Stone Cottage serves up ravioli, and more of the area's restaurant news.

05/06/2014 By Brooke Bass

LONG STORY SHORT

Kristen Murray: Dessert Whiz

The makings of the sweet chef behind Maurice—downtown's new "pastry luncheonette"

03/03/2014 Photography by Nicolle Clemetson By Marnie Hanel

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

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

All-day happy hours, Ración's chef shuffles, Smallwares' wine flights, and the rest of the week's food and drink stories.

01/14/2014 By Eat Beat Team

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Maurice's Pastries, Desserts, and Minimalist Style

A first look at lauded pastry chef Kristen Murray’s new luncheonette and dessert bar.

01/07/2014 By Benjamin Tepler Photography by Allison Jones

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Wave of Portland Eating

Fall unleashes yet another surge of eating from notable names and one promising new arrival.

11/01/2013 Photography by Benjamin Tepler