Central Provisions

Top choice Modern American

in Portland

Snug, redbrick Central Provisions is a consistent winner in the Portland haute cuisine stakes. Angle for a seat at the bar, overlooking the line chefs in action, and choose from a masterful small-plates menu that swings from tuna crudo to suckling pig. Local oysters, fish and cheese are staples.

There's a bar downstairs, and a cool list of craft cocktails.