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

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Chef Aaron Barnett on Ego, Offal, and the Next Big Threat for Portland Restaurants

The chef of St. Jack and La Moule has spent a decade in Portland, seeing it become a city where "kidneys sell like crack." Now he sees the restaurant world changing around him.

06/27/2016 By Ramona DeNies

THE BIG CATCH

You Should Be Eating More Amazing Oregon Fish

Oregon’s coastal waters teem with unique seafood. So why isn’t it ending up in our restaurants?

05/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

DIVE IN!

Beyond Halibut: Oregon Seafood You Must Eat Right Now

Black cod to gapers, bay shrimp to butter clams, here’s where to find—and how to prepare—the best of Oregon’s briny bounty.

05/13/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Kelly Clarke

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From creamy, masa-steeped hot chocolate at Portland Mercado to a final Middle East brunch at Levant, these are the things you must consume this week.

12/07/2015 By Eat Beat Team

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Mussels and Fries at St. Jack’s Sister Bar, La Moule

The shellfish-centric eatery brings the classic Belgian combo to Portland, with top-notch cocktails and a seafood-friendly tap list.

11/09/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Despite a French Menu and Location Nostalgia, Renard is Not St. Jack

The storied corner restaurant's successor brings accessible, vanilla French to Clinton.

09/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Bier and Brats at Stammtisch

Food takes center stage at a new German beer hall from the owners of Prost!

07/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

What to Order During St. Jack’s Bar-Only Happy Hour

We celebrate the return of St. Jack's high-class happy hour at the new Northwest Portland location. Artisan pork rinds and fried tripe, anyone?

05/16/2014 By Allison Jones and Danielle Klenak

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Dive Into St Jack's Chilled Seafood Platter

Rare finds from the local waters meet French condiments at the bouchon's new Northwest Portland digs.

05/14/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

TREND WATCH

5 Food and Drink Trends Taking Portland by Storm

The Hot List of 2014

02/25/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spring Report: Ten Portland Restaurants to Watch

Your field guide to an exciting new season of Portland restaurant openings

01/27/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

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

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

St. Jack Heading to NW 23rd Ave

In December, SE Clinton's boisterous French eatery will grow bigger and bolder between NW Raleigh and Savier Streets.

08/21/2013 By Karen Brooks

HIT LIST

The New Nicoise

Standing in as a summertime one-plate wonder, the classic French composed salad gets an update from three Portland eateries.

08/12/2013 By Allison Jones

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including back-to-back chef battles with the Ice Cream Churn-a-ment and the Country Chef Challenge.

07/09/2013 By Julia Raymond

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including a pastry pairing with Roseline Coffee at St. Jack and a fireworks dinner for the fourth at Quartet.

06/25/2013 By Julia Raymond

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

EAT HERE NOW

Signs of Spring on Portland Menus

It's been a long time coming, but nettles, miner's lettuce, green garlic, and rhubarb are here to officially kick off the season of color.

03/15/2013 By Allison Jones