Restaurants

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…
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…
Italian in Portland

DOC

Enter this tiny Northeast establishment and find yourself in the middle of the kitchen, a purposeful way to introduce you to an intimate dining experience that marries Northwest ingredients with simple Italian cooki…
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…
Italian in Portland

Piazza Italia

Remember that great ragù (meat sauce) you last had in Bologna or those memorable vongole (clams) you once polished off in Sicily? Well, here they are again courtesy of Piazza Italia, a highly authentic restaurant th…
Italian in Portland

Nostrana

Award-winning chef Kathy Whims makes meals special at this gem of an Italian restaurant. Choose from wood-fired pizzas (served uncut for authenticity), pappardelle with rabbit sugo and flat-iron steak with arugula, …