Top ChoicePark in Downtown

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

This popular riverside park, which lines the west bank of the Willamette River, was finished in 1978 after four years of construction. It replaced an old freeway with 1.5 miles of paved sidewalks and grassy...

Top ChoiceAmerican in Southeast

Tasty n Daughters

After a nine-year run, chef John Gorham, of Toro Bravo fame, took brunch favorite Tasty n Sons, formerly on N Williams, to southeast Portland. The reboot – renamed to accurately reflect his offspring – retained...

Top ChoicePark in West Hills

Forest Park

Forest Park

Abutting the more manicured Washington Park to the south (to which it is linked by various trails) is the far wilder 5100-acre Forest Park, an urban Northwest forest that harbors plants and animals and hosts an...

Top ChoiceFrench in Southeast

Canard

The hotly anticipated little sibling of chef Gabriel Rucker's rightly famous Le Pigeon, Canard started winning 'best restaurant of the year' designations within weeks of opening at the start of 2018. With its...

Top ChoiceAmerican in Downtown

Imperial

Opened by long-adored Portland chef Vitaly Paley, the Imperial – attached to Hotel Lucia – is huge in scale but fastidious and detail-oriented in approach. The kitchen is built around a massive wood-fire grill...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Northeast

Akadi PDX

Akadi chef-owner Fatou Ouattara brings the flavors of her native Ivory Coast and other West African countries to Portland, where you'll find devoted locals enjoying authentic dishes at kente-cloth-covered tables...

Top ChoiceSouthern US in Downtown

Bullard

Inside the Woodlark hotel is this nod to chef Doug Adams' roots and chosen home, where the meat-centric menu is decidedly Texas-meets-Oregon. 'Supper' plates showcase the likes of 12-hour smoked Painted Hills...

Top ChoiceCoffee in Southeast

Push x Pull

A labor of love by a group of java-obsessed pals, this roastery and cafe specializes in natural-process coffees and offers a rotating selection of single-origins, plus local baked goods. Bright wood paneling and...

Top ChoiceGardens in West Hills

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Often called the most authentic Japanese garden outside Japan, this tranquil escape recently underwent a $30-million expansion under the guidance of renowned architect Kengo Kuma. Completed in 2017, the expansion...

Top ChoiceCafe in Northeast

Proud Mary

From the land of flat whites and avocado toast comes Proud Mary, the notable Melbourne-based coffee roaster that aptly chose Portland for their first US outpost. In addition to superb coffee, they sling...

Top ChoiceSpanish in Northwest

Ataula

This critically acclaimed Spanish tapas restaurant offers outstanding cuisine. If these are on the menu, try the nuestras bravas (sliced, fried potatoes in milk aioli), croquetas (salt-cod fritters), xupa xup...

Top ChoiceItalian in Southeast

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...

Top ChoiceBrewery in Northwest

Breakside Brewery

Known for experimental brews laced with fruits, vegetables and spices, plus a nationally lauded IPA, Breakside expanded beyond its original location at 820 NE Dekum St in northeast Portland and opened a bigger...

Top ChoiceVietnamese in Downtown

Luc Lac

This bustling Vietnamese kitchen draws downtown lunch crowds and late-night bar-hoppers with superbly executed classics such as pho, vermicelli bowls and banh mi. Count on queuing any time of day to score a seat...

Top ChoiceClothing in Old Town-Chinatown

Kiriko Made

For truly one-of-a-kind gifts that also tick the sustainable box, turn to this atelier and boutique that creates clothing, accessories and home goods from vintage Japanese textiles. Everything is handmade by the...

Top ChoiceSouthern US in Northeast

Yonder

Yonder's excellent fried chicken is available 'dusted' (adorned with dry spice), 'dipped' (tossed in a zesty sauce) or 'hot' (just spicy enough to be memorable, without injury), served with cornbread or a biscuit...

Top ChoiceSandwiches in Southeast

Lardo

Definitely in the running for Portland's best sandwich, Lardo's take on Korean pork shoulder is outstanding – and that's on a menu of a dozen truly fantastic sandwiches. Try a guest-chef creation, different each...

Top ChoiceVintage in Old Town-Chinatown

Laundry

In a city that's chock-full of great secondhand shopping, Laundry offers something unique. Specializing in premium vintage streetwear and sports apparel, you can score old-school Starter jackets, band tees,...

Top ChoiceMicrobrewery in Southeast

Culmination Brewing

At this comfortable tasting room in a refurbished old warehouse, you'll find some of the city's best beers (including the top-notch Phaedrus IPA plus a whole array of limited-edition seasonals) and a brief but...

Top ChoiceSteak in Northeast

Ox

One of Portland's most popular restaurants is this upscale, Argentine-inspired steakhouse. Start with the smoked bone-marrow clam chowder, then go for the gusto: the grass-fed beef rib eye. If there's two of you,...