Dining Picks

Portland's Best Mexican Food

From the center of the city to the suburbs, here's where to find tacos, tamales, tlayudas, and more

09/28/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Portland Bar Guide

Portland’s Top 50 Bars

From happening new hot spots to longtime favorites, these are the best bars in Portland, OR.

08/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Ramona DeNies, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Andrew Jankowski, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Best Restaurants

Portland’s Top 50 Restaurants

The legends, new voices, and mad scientist ideas that make Portland a strange and wonderful food city.

06/27/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2022

Kann Is Portland Monthly’s Restaurant of the Year: 2022

Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet puts the food of his youth on a grand platter. Welcome to the new Portland—and to one of America’s most important restaurants of 2022.

11/18/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by Thomas Teal

Review

Portland Soup Dumpling Showdown: Who Makes the City's Best?

From big-timers like Din Tai Fung and Dough Zone to mom-and-pop shops including XLB and Szechuan Chef, who’s the xiao long bao champ?

09/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Our 14 Favorite Portland Sushi Spots

From sets of adorable round nigiri to deep-fried rice patties topped with avocado and poke, Portland's sushi scene serves excellent fish and rice in traditional and creative ways.

10/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Dalila Brent, and Matthew Trueherz

Dining Picks

Portland's Best Pizza

Whether you like your pizza round or square, thick-crusted or thin, these are our favorite spots at which to grab a pie.

09/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breakfasts of Champions

The 12 Best Breakfasts in Portland

From classics to newcomers, these are the defining morning meals in Portland right now, including French toast, dim sum, tacos, and breakfast sandwiches.

05/31/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Karen Brooks, and Conner Reed

Let's Do Lunch

Chow Down on Portland's 11 Best Sandwiches

From duck confit to eggplant muffulettas to banh mi, these are the best sandwiches in all of Portland.

02/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Michael Novak, and Fiona McCann

Bakeries

9 Portland Pie Shops, Ranked

From a sweet shop in Hillsboro to vegan slices in downtown Portland, we dish on the best places for tantalizing fillings and buttery crust.

03/11/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland's Best Ice Cream

Our go-to shops for scoops, sundaes, frozen pops, gelato, and vegan ice cream, with Cloud City, Kulfi, Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, and, of course, Salt & Straw

07/13/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Summer Picks

Our Favorite Patios for Drinking & Soaking Up Sun

From luxe cocktail hideaways to dive bar patios, there’s an outdoor drinking spot for everyone.

07/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland’s Essential Outdoor Dining Spots

Behold: a wine-lovers' patio den carpeted in Astroturf, a hidden spot for sashimi and next-level cocktails, and a strip-mall A-frame with one table only.

06/30/2022 By Karen Brooks

Coffee & Tea

Portland’s 10 Best Bubble Tea Shops

Where to get the boba of your dreams, whether that means cheese foam, puff cream, rose-lychee, or a whole lemon.

10/04/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Isabel Lemus Kristensen, and Nick Campigli

Dining Picks

Beaverton’s Best Restaurants

From dim sum to dosas, these are our favorite spots in Portland’s west burbs, including Tan Tan, Lima, and Nak Won.

07/15/2022 By Dalila Brent and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Flour Power

The 8 Best Pastries to Make Your Morning

From classic cinnamon rolls to raspberry rose cruffins, pair these numbers with coffee for an excellent start to the day.

06/15/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

An Opinionated Guide to Portland's Best Bakeries

An opinionated guide to the city's defining croissants and essential morning baked goods.

04/04/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Review

Portland’s 20 Best Cheeseburgers, Exhaustively Argued and Ranked

Yes, we’re dropping 5,032 words on the city’s classic burger revival. Meet the Burger Cabal.

12/04/2020 By Karen Brooks, Bill Oakley, Gary Okazaki, Pauline Lewis, and Drew Lewis

Dining Picks

20 Food Carts that Define Portland Now

From Multnomah Village to Kerns to Mt. Tabor, find super-fresh sushi, quesabirria tacos, hand-pulled noodles, and more at the best carts in the Rose City.

03/22/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland’s Best Tacos

From carnitas to lengua to goat birria, here are our picks—found all in a St. Johns market, a Beaverton cart, an old fast food spot in Rockwood & more.

05/04/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Gluten-Free Food

The Top-Tier Gluten-Free Bakeries in Town

From cinnamon rolls to cupcakes to donuts, here are the bakeries with the best gluten-free pastries.

11/12/2021 By Cami Hughes

Portland Bar Guide

Where to Find Portland’s Best Bar Bites

Satisfy the drunchies with cheesy, crunchy fried goodness, from burgers to won ton nachos at these Portland bars.

08/31/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Margaret Seiler, and Matthew Trueherz

Portland Bar Guide

9 Wine Bars Where We Love to Raise a Glass

Noble Rot, Bar Diane, Flor, and Stem are among our favorite wine bars in Portland.

09/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Julia Silverman, and Matt Trueherz

Pride

A Comprehensive Guide to Portland’s Best LGBTQ+ Nightlife

From old haunts to new favorites, permanent spots to roving dance nights, Darcelle’s to Blow Pony, these are the best spots to get your Pride on in Portland.

06/01/2022 By Andrew Jankowski Photography by Thom Hilton

Portland Bar Guide

6 Great Places to Sing Karaoke in Portland

Book a private room at Voicebox or Baby Ketten, keep it classic at Chopsticks or the Alibi, or share the stage with a band at Dante's.

08/23/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Margaret Seiler

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

A Pocket Guide to Portland’s Definitive Neighborhood Bars—All 74 of ’Em

Our city has 95 neighborhoods, and 74 are blessed with at least one bar. Here are the city’s quintessential local watering holes.

04/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff With Sarah Cadwell

Eat This Now

4 Noodle Dishes to Eat Now

Where to find plates of warm, doughy comfort, from fish sauce spaghetti and meatballs to spicy beef noodle soup in the Rose City.

02/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Portland’s Essential Pan-African Restaurants

From Ethiopian and Somali food to West African cuisine, all the way to the diaspora communities of Belize, Jamaica, and the United States

02/11/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Dalila Brent

Dining Picks

Winged Victory: Portland's Top 10 Chicken Wings

Portland’s chicken wing scene is deep, expressing a broad range of culinary traditions and styles. From deep-fried to smoked, here are the city's best.

02/07/2022 By Jordan Michelman

Cafes & Chocolate

Portland's 7 Belly-Warmingest Hot Chocolates

From classic milk chocolate to peppermint to snickerdoodle, here are the best hot chocolates to get you through the winter.

12/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Dalila Brent, Fiona McCann, Gabriel Granillo, Cami Hughes, Julia Silverman, and Karen Brooks

Food and drink

5 Incredible Pumpkin Spice Lattes that Will Convert Even the Surliest Portlander 

Not all pumpkin spice lattes are terrible—here are five great ones around Portland.

09/30/2021 By Maggie Panos