Best Restaurants

First-Look Review

Acclaimed Han Oak Reopens with Hot Pot, Caviar, and Korean Chips

After nearly two years on hiatus, Portland's fun-loving Korean restaurant returns with a new concept

02/23/2022 By Karen Brooks

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

First look review

Wood-Fired, Greek-Inspired Bluto's Is an Instant Portland Destination

Hummus, pita, and killer lamb skewers make Bluto's, located at 2828 SE Belmont St., worth a visit.

02/15/2022 By Karen Brooks

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 Guide

Portland’s Most Romantic, Date-Worthy Restaurants

Planning a date with that special someone? Peep this list first.

02/08/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

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

Review

Mira’s East African Cuisine Is a Somali Food Gem

From curries to flaky flatbread to stews with rice, this Montavilla cart makes a compelling case for including Somali cuisine in your regular rotation.

02/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Canallas Brings Free-Rein, Fine Dining–Influenced Tacos to ‘The Place’

Two chefs, including one with a Michelin star résumé, use tacos as a canvas for ingredients including venison, pork terrine, salmon, bok choy, and squash.

01/28/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Year in Review

Portland's Most Obsession-Worthy Dishes in 2021

Breakfast champions, fast-food makeovers, and game-changing tasting menus top our best dishes of the year.

12/28/2021 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Seafood

Where to Find Dungeness Crab, Oregon’s Seasonal Treat

Whether in a composed dish, cooked and cleaned, or live, here’s where to get your hands on some crustaceans.

12/22/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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 Carts

9 Essential Beaverton Food Carts

Head west for Argentinian empanadas, New Orleans gumbo, deep-fried haggis, and more.

12/16/2021 By Dalila Brent

Editor's Note

Amid Turmoil & Takeout, There’s Much to Celebrate in Portland’s Food Scene

Even in hard times, our restaurant and food cart scene makes Portland an incredible city for eaters.

12/09/2021 By Fiona McCann Photography by Brian Breneman

Best Restaurants 2021

Best Restaurants 2021: The Next Eat Wave

New voices and cuisines are rising. Tables look different, literally and figuratively. Meet the charismatic newcomers, fearless cooks, and daring dishes char...

12/09/2021 Edited by Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

A New Kind of Food Cart Pod

From living-room-like nooks to cavernous food halls, these places are reinventing the long-beloved food cart pod.

12/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

Portland's Best New Dining Experiences: Toki, St. Jack, Sweedeedee & Oma’s Hideaway

Meet the restaurants—beyond República—that transported us into their worlds and mindsets.

12/01/2021 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

In the Portland Dining Scene, These Little Lights Really Shine

Thơm, Coquine Market, Meals 4 Heels, and Le Clos are some of our new favorites.

11/30/2021 By Karen Brooks

Eat This Now

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Italian Beef from Sammich & Treats from the Gastro Obscura Vending Machine

I might end up doing some of my holiday gift shopping from ... a vending machine?

11/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

Pizza Hits Peak Pie Time in Portland

Dimo’s, Pizza Thief, and Cafe Olli bolster the case that Portland is America’s best pizza city.

11/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2021

República Is Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year

Find out why our editors chose República, located in NW Portland, as Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year for 2021.

11/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton