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

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Castagna and Ox Chefs Nab James Beard Best Chef Northwest 2016 Finalist Slots

Castagna's Justin Woodward and Ox's Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton represent Portland, plus nods for Clyde Common's bar program, Country Cat's cookbook, and Eater's multimedia eye candy.

03/16/2016 By Kelly Clarke

RECIPE

The Secrets to a Flawless Grilled Rib Eye

A new cookbook from Ox will help you make the perfect steak.

03/01/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

FORECASTING 2016

We Predict: Portland’s Best Restaurants 2016

A charcoal-fired paella restaurant, a Southern Thai curry house, the city’s first food hall, and bold new small plates compete to be Portland’s next great breakout.

01/13/2016 By Karen Brooks

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

Two Portland Chefs and Restaurant Critic Karen Brooks are James Beard Award Finalists

Castagna’s Justin Woodward, Ox’s Greg and Gabrielle Denton, and Portland Monthly’s very own flavor-seeking wordsmith are in the running.

03/24/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

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

PARTY, PLANNED

Three Ways to Amp Up Your Labor Day Barbecue

Celebrate the end of summer in style with Ox's short rib recipe, refreshing shandy cocktails, and super-sized lawn games.

08/27/2014 By Kelly Clarke

DINNER FOR A CAUSE

Portland Chefs Team Up For Typhoon Relief

Check out our slide show of photos from the recent benefit dinner at Beast, featuring the city's top culinary talent, six killer courses, and $12,000 donated to Mercy Corps's typhoon relief efforts.

11/26/2013 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Karen Brooks

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

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Introducing Whey Bar's Oyster Bar

Ox Restaurant's cozy sidekick is about to get even more fun with the addition of raw oysters and fresh small plates.

08/29/2013 By Allison Jones

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including baking classes at Two Tarts and Ox's first anniversary specials.

04/16/2013 By Allison Jones

HIT LIST

8 Reservation-Friendly Portland Restaurants

We explore Portland's no-reservation policy and dish on the top dinner spots you CAN count on, without the wait.

03/20/2013 By Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland's 2013 James Beard Semifinalists

Six Portland chefs stand tall among 20 contenders for Best Chef Northwest, and six other local talents compete in the James Beard Award's national categories.

02/19/2013 By Allison Jones

THE YEAR IN FOOD

Portland’s 2013 Eating Cheat Sheet

In 2012, global boundaries blurred, crazed comforts ruled (again), and seafood made a splash, at last.

12/31/2012 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Animal House

Ox restaurant ignites a new steak experience: brazen, barbecued, and beautiful.

12/14/2012 By Karen Brooks

Slideshow

Slide Show: A Night at Ox

And inside look at Ox, the Argentine-inspired meat haven on NE MLK Jr. Blvd

12/14/2012

FOOD

Portland Restaurants' Awesome Sauces

Four of the best custom sauces in Portland, from mild to hot

12/12/2012 By Michael Zusman