IMAGE: Roger Bong

Beaker & Flask: Because no one does both fish and offal better than Ben Bettinger.

Castagna: Because Matt Lightner is making something new under the sun.

Ken's Artisan Pizza: Because of the crust, and the Caesar, and the vegetable plate.

Paley's Place: Because Vitaly is just the best.

Podnah's Pit: Because barbecue.

Pok Pok: Because there's no dinner we crave more.

Tabla: Because it's still the city's best deal. And, oh, the truffle-butter tajarin.

Tasty n Sons: Because it's brunch, but better.

Toro Bravo: Because it's always worth the wait.

Yuzu: Because it's the closest Oregon gets to the real Japanese drinking experience.