Dining Guide

18 Portland Restaurants for a Romantic Night Out

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

01/30/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Best Bars

20 Essential Portland Bars

From 19th-century holdouts to karaoke-rich tiki dens, make your way through our city’s required drinking list.

11/02/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Class of '07

So Many Great Portland Restaurants Opened in 2007. Are They Still Good?

These five spots would define the revolutionary decade that followed. But how do they hold up in 2017?

10/12/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Karen Brooks

The City's Best

7 Can't-Miss Portland Bars

Our impressive annual rainfall inspires an equally remarkable drinking scene. Begin imbibing here.

06/30/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

17 Portland Burger Joints Better Than Your Backyard

From all-American to Chinese street-style to a Mexican hamburguesa, here's where to score some of the city's top burgers.

05/15/2017 By Eat Beat Team

West End: Insider Picks

Where West End Insiders Really Eat, Shop, and Play

The people who live and work in this oddball corner of downtown Portland explain its charms.

05/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

West End: Food & Drink

Where to Eat in Portland's West End

Subterranean cocktail bunkers, a Northwest brunch mecca, and one of the city's best food cart pods. Explore this neighborhood while you're hungry.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Hometown Pride

James Beard Awards 2017: Portland Scores Finalist Slots in Best Chef NW, Food Writing, and More

Best Chef Northwest nods for Coquine's Katy Millard, Castagna's Justin Woodward, and Ox's Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton. Plus, PoMo's Karen Brooks is one of three national finalists for restaurant criticism.

03/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

First Look

First Look: Inside Chris Cosentino's Jackrabbit

The celebrity chef transplant brings roasted pig head, "brainaise," and ample foie gras to downtown Portland.

03/14/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Cheat Sheet

Where to Score the Best Three-Course Deals during Portland Dining Month

Here are our 15 top picks for March’s money-saving bonanza.

02/22/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

The Early Word on Star Chef Chris Cosentino’s Jackrabbit

The celebrated, offal-obsessed San Francisco chef prepares to open his first Portland restaurant. Here’s what you need to know.

02/01/2017 By Karen Brooks


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


Portland’s Next Classic Cocktails Will Rewrite the Rules of the Liquor Cabinet

The city's top bartenders share the secrets for their best new drinks.

04/15/2016 By Benjamin Tepler Illustrations by Scotty Reifsnyder


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


Portland’s Best Bars for Late-Night Eating

It’s not all tater tots and cheese fries at these food-focused after-hours watering holes.

03/01/2016 By Alex Keith


Portland’s 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

Major nominations for this year’s class of culinary professionals.

02/18/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Big-Time New York Chefs Peter Cho and Johnny Leach to Launch Stray Dogs Pop-Up

The former Breslin chef joins Momofuku and Clyde Common alum at Chinatown’s Big Trouble bar.

12/10/2014 By Benjamin Tepler


Deconstructing Clyde Common's Crispy Pork Trotter

Chef Carlo Lamagna serves up his personal culinary history in a single decadent dish—hoof and all.

09/26/2014 By Benjamin Tepler


Clyde Common’s Revamped Menu

New chef Carlo Lamagna struts his stuff at Portland’s iconic hotel eatery.

06/24/2014 By Benjamin Tepler