Restaurants

Spanish in Portland

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 (chori…
French in Portland

Le Pigeon

Squeeze into this cozy, low-lit space for some of Portland's best and most-loved cooking. Chef Gabriel Rucker does amazing things with meat and fish (but mostly meat) and whatever local produce is in season. The sev…
European in Portland

Navarre

A paper menu at this industrial-elegant restaurant lists various small plates (don't call them tapas), which rotate daily – though a few popular dishes ('Bird') are fixed commodities. Best option: let the chef feed …
European in Portland

Castagna

At this elegantly upscale prix-fixe restaurant, chef Justin Woodward transforms seasonal ingredients into works of art with truly amazing textures and flavors (think hot-smoked halibut belly with lovage). Don't miss…
Russian in Portland

Kachka

No, the servers don't wear Red Army uniforms, and the menu isn't peppered with Soviet puns, but there's still a theme of nostalgia at this Russian throwback restaurant. Babushka-esque doilies and pastoral Russian ar…
European in Portland

Clyde Common

Attached to the Ace Hotel, this spot is Euro bistro meets cool Scandinavian chic. Be ready for communal tables, where you'll dig into black garlic gnocchi with morels and Appalachian cheese, king salmon with fiddleh…
European in Portland

Bar Avignon

A romantic setting for snacky plates to share (try the Netarts Bay oysters), or real entrees like a pork loin chop with kale rabe (kale flower blossoms) or a mushroom risotto with braised radishes, fennel and goat c…
Spanish in Portland

Toro Bravo

Sure, you could order the house bacon and manchego (sheep's milk) burger here and be happy, but it's the endless list of tapas that should guide your taste buds – get the potatoes bravas if they're offered, or the b…
French in Portland

Little Bird

Sister restaurant to lower E Burnside's renowned Le Pigeon is this quaint French bistro. Folks swoon over the duck confit and chicken-fried trout; don't miss the pricey but sublime desserts ($9-12). Also serves one …
French in Portland

Olympia Provisions

French-inspired rotisserie bistro serving up charcuterie and cheese boards, gourmet sandwiches, salads and deli items, and main plates such as rotisserie chicken and steamed clams. It also does delicious eggs Benedi…