Le Pigeon is a small French restaurant on East Burnside that’s upscale enough for an anniversary dinner, but casual enough for a Wednesday.
August 24, 2023
Nong’s Khao Man Gai serves chicken and rice, along with a few other Thai dishes and fun cocktails, at their Southeast brick-and-mortar location.
Kachka is a Southeast restaurant that serves excellent Russian food and more vodka than you’d ever expect to drink in one sitting.
Head to lunch at Rose VL Deli for daily changing Vietnamese specials in Foster-Powell.
Laangban takes over Phuket Cafe on weekend nights, and you should absolutely make a reservation.
Head to Canard on East Burnside to find out what a duck stack is.
Sit at the counter at Nimblefish, a high-end omakase spot in the Hawthorne District.
Eem is worth the inevitable wait for a menu full of Thai barbecue and cocktails with mini-umbrellas.
Jeju, from the team behind Han Oak, is not your average Korean BBQ spot.
This food truck in Creston-Kenilworth makes amazing jojos, burgers, and sandwiches.
Magna Kusina is a modern Filipino restaurant in Hosford-Abernethy that's great for a casual dinner.
Kann in East Burnside specializes in Haitian food that's all about live-fire cooking.
Kaede is a sushi spot in Sellwood that's great for a semi-special weeknight meal or even an anniversary.
Oma's Hideaway serves Chinese-Malaysian dishes in a lively space in Richmond.
Câche Câche is a hidden seafood raw bar behind Fracture Brewing that’s good for a date fueled by seafood towers.
Birrieria La Plaza is a food truck in a grocery liquidator parking lot serving great tacos.
Mama Dút is a vegan Vietnamese spot in Buckman where you can eat things like chick’n fried oyster mushroom bánh mì.
This Boise food truck serves the best smoked brisket in Portland, so you should definitely order ahead.
Berlu in Central Eastside is an excellent modern Vietnamese restaurant.
Phuket Cafe in Northwest serves seasonal Thai food in a plant-filled dining room.
Lovely's Fifty Fifty in Boise is the spot for sourdough pizza with seasonal toppings.
Gracie’s is a pizza spot in Saint Johns where the toppings are all Portland eclecticism.
Head to República in the Pearl District for a tasting menu showcasing Mexican and Indigenous ingredients.
Abyssinian Kitchen is one of Portland’s more upscale Ethiopian (and Eritrean) restaurants, located in a cozy house in Buckman.
February 10, 2020
Ha VL Vietnamese Noodle Soup is a Jade District lunch favorite for noodle soups way beyond typical bowls of pho.