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

Recipe

Xocotl Juice and Smoothie Bar Blends Latin America and Portland

At the Portland Mercado, tropical smoothie bowls get topped with pistachio butter, and avocado toast meets beet-chipotle hummus and ground grasshoppers.

06/10/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Recipe

Make These Sticky, Saucy Pork Ribs from Oma’s Hideaway

These Vietnamese, Chinese, Malaysian, and Lao-influenced ribs will steal the show at your next barbecue.

06/07/2022 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

Bakeries

10 Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Bakeries You Should Try Right Now

Where to get sweet and savory treats, from ensaymadas to mochi doughnuts to barbecue pork buns.

05/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Long Story Short

Meet Portland’s Most Beloved Bookseller

Earl Dizon, of NE Alberta’s Green Bean Books, talks Phantom Tollbooth, Agatha Christie, Anne of Green Gables, and library hopping.

03/24/2022 By Fiona McCann

Midday Meal

Let’s Do Lunch

In the new world—and especially in Portland—lunch refuses to be typecast.

03/23/2022 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal By Karen Brooks, Fiona McCann, Michael Novak, and Conner Reed

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

Restaurant Review

Vietnamese Food Goes Rogue at Portland's Berlu

From a reimagined bánh xèo to a bold honeycomb cake with caviar and coconut cream, Vince Nguyen's tasting menu is a must-know, must-go situation.

03/03/2022 By Karen Brooks Photography by Thomas Teal

Bars & Nightlife

The Six Best Portland Spots for Booze Free Drinks

Whether you’re new to zero-proof drinks or want to throw some new beverages into the mix, here are our favorite places.

01/07/2022 By Katrina Yentch

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

These Portland Classics Gave Many Locals Their First Taste of Korean Cuisine

Long-standing Cameo Café, Du’s Grill & Taste Tickler aren’t strictly Korean restaurants, but they’ve been bringing the bulgogi for years.

11/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

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

Best Restaurants 2021

Portland’s Best New Vegan Restaurants, Food Carts, and Pop-Ups

Where to eat Detroit-style pizza, barbecue ribs, banh mi, and spicy fried chicken sandwiches without any animal products involved.

08/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Oma's Hideaway Is Portland's Most Exciting New Restaurant

Welcome to a world that flickers with Malaysian Chinese barbecue, Indonesian sambals, French sausages, and psychedelic stoner food fun.

07/15/2021 By Karen Brooks

Books

Genevieve Hudson’s Buzzy Novel Boys of Alabama Addresses Southern Masculinity and More

The South, says Hudson, “feels like the landscape culturally and emotionally that shaped me to be who I am.”

06/16/2021 By Aliya Hall

Eat & Drink

These Tacos and Beer Pairings Make for a Perfect Portland Summer

We scoured the whole city, including Gresham and Beaverton, for the best tacos around.

06/03/2021 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton By Tuck Woodstock and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Review

At Nightingale, Chef Luna Contreras Celebrates Mexican Street Food While Championing Identity and Community

The menu hearkens back to happy memories of Contreras's grandmother, with antojitos like flautas and gorditas at the center.

05/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal

Comfort Food

A Note on Our Spring 2021 Issue Cover

We rarely feature chefs, or faces at all, on our covers. Here's why Thuy Pham is our pick.

03/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton