Central Provisions

Top choice modern american in Portland

Snug, redbrick Central Provisions is Portland's latest It Girl: long lines, media attention, and a James Beard award for best new restaurant in 2015. 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 cheeses are staples.

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