Restaurants

Top Choice American in Portland

Imperial

Opened by long-adored Portland chef Vitaly Paley (of Paley's Place), the Imperial – attached to Hotel Lucia – is huge in scale but fastidious and detail-oriented in approach. The kitchen is built around a massive wo…
Top Choice Irish in Cannon Beach

Irish Table

Excellent restaurant hidden at the back of the Sleepy Monk coffee shop, serving a fusion of Irish and Pacific Northwest cuisine made with local and seasonal ingredients. The menu is small and simple, but the choices…
Top Choice Cafe in Nehalem & Wheeler

Rising Star Cafe

Just a handful of tables sit in this fine restaurant, which looks more like a greasy-spoon shack. The exquisitely prepared dishes will soon set you straight, however: there's San Francisco–style cioppino with roaste…
Top Choice French in McMinnville

Bistro Maison

This European eatery is one of McMinnville's, and the region's, best restaurants, serving up exceptional French dishes like duck confit, cassoulet (casserole with meat and white beans) and coq au vin (chicken braise…
Top Choice American in Portland

Laurelhurst Market

Hugely popular and vegetarian-unfriendly is this hip and meaty spot, where grass-fed steaks, pork chops and moules frites (mussels with French fries) dominate the menu. Just be prepared to wait, unless you have a re…
Top Choice French in Ashland

New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro

Some consider this cool spot, run by an eclectic couple, Oregon's best restaurant. There are only a handful of tables and the wine selections are spectacular. Mains are few but the flavor combinations can be incredi…
Top Choice Italian in Portland

Ava Gene's

This renowned trattoria-inspired eatery – owned by Duane Sorenson, who founded Stumptown Coffee – serves rustic Italian cuisine, with exquisite pasta and vegetable dishes as highlights. Exceptional ingredients, a gr…
Top Choice American in Bend

Chow

The signature poached-egg dishes here are spectacular and beautifully presented, coming with sides such as crab cakes, house-cured ham and corn-meal-crusted tomatoes (don't miss the house-made hot sauces). Gourmet s…
Top Choice American in Portland

Ned Ludd

Quintessentially Portland, this offbeat, upscale joint exudes thick artisan vibes, from its rustic-peasant decor to the prominent brick wood-fired oven where all dishes are cooked. The beautifully presented small pl…
Top Choice American in Newberg & Dundee

Red Hills Market

This deli-market offers a great atmosphere, with its wines and gourmet food products surrounding a small cluster of diners in the main room. Head to the excellent back patio to enjoy your toasted, open-faced 'craft'…