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October 15th, 2014 WW Staff | Restaurant Guide
 

Best Restaurants in Portland: Our Annual Top 100 List

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The Directory: Our 100 Favorite Restaurants in Portland


Accanto 
Awesome pasta

Amelia’s 
Homespun Mexican

The American Local
Road-trip adventure

Andina 
Peruvian in the Pearl

Apizza Scholls 
Best pizza

Ataula 
New best tapas

Ava Gene’s
Edgy Italian

Aviary
Modern Asian offal

Bamboo Sushi 
Sustainable modern sushi

Bar Avignon 
Vinocentric date spot

Beast
Foie gras bonbon

Bete-Lukas 
Upscale Ethiopian

Biwa 
Ramen and burger

The Blue Goose 
New Mexican green chile

Boxer Ramen 
Simple bowls

Broder 
Scandinavian brunch

BTU Brasserie
Szechuan brewpub

Cabezon  
Underappreciated seafood

Castagna
High-modern cuisine

Chennai Masala 
Best Indian

Cocotte  
Northwest-French bistro

Coppia 
Wine-focused food 

The Country Cat 
Southern brunch

Dar Salam
No-frills Iraqi

Davenport
Comfortable Continental

DJK Korean BBQ 
Tabletop barbecue

DOC

Edgy Italian

Dove Vivi
Cornmeal pizza

EaT: An Oyster Bar/ The Parish
Oysters, Acadian

El Inka 
Roast chicken, sauces

Enat Kitchen 
Family Ethiopian

Expatriate
Cocktail exotica

Firehouse
Rustic Italian

Fireside 
Cocktails by the fireplace

Gino’s
Red-sauce Italian

Grain & Gristle
Beer and pork

Ha & VL
Vietnamese soup menu

Hanoi Kitchen 
Family Vietnamese

Hokusei Sushi 
Housemade tamago

Irving Street Kitchen 
Gentrified Americana

Imperial 
Meaty throne room

Kachka
Soviet nostalgia

Ken’s Artisan Pizza 
Master baker’s pizza

Lang Baan 
Prix-fixe regional Thai

Laurelhurst Market
Contemporary steakhouse

Le Pigeon 
Dirty-rich French

Lincoln 
Acclaimed Northwestern

Little Bird 
Downtown Paris

Luce 

Precious Italian

Lucky Strike 
Central Portland Szechuan

Maharaja Indian Restaurant 
Standout Indian

Maurice 
Twee dessert palace

Mirakutei 
Spartan sushi bar

Mucca Osteria 
Italiano rustico

Nakwon 
Korean favorite

Natural Selection 
Vegetarian still life

Navarre 
Tasting menu

Ned Ludd 
Cultured lumberjackery

Nostrana 
Volvo Italian

Nuestra Cocina 
Upscale Mexican

Ocean City 
Dim sum palace

Old Salt
Hearth-cooked snout-to-tail

Olympic Provisions 
Sausage bouquets

Oven and Shaker 
Pizza and cocktails

Ox
Argentine steakhouse

Paley’s Place 
Vitaly Paley’s place

Park Kitchen 
Northwest-ish plates

Pho An Sandy 
Vietnamese soups

Piazza Italia 
Italiano autentico

Pizza Maria 
Neapolitan pizza

Podnah’s Pit 
Barbecue kingpins

Pok Pok 
Legendary Thai

Portobello Vegan Trattoria 
Animal-free Italian

Pure Spice 
Serious Chinese

Ración 
Molecular gastronomy

Raven & Rose 
Theater-district English

Roe 

Prix-fixe fish temple

Roost 
American comfort

Screen Door
Southern brunch

Sen Yai 
Ricker noodles

Smallwares 
Inauthentic Asian

Sok Sab Bai 
Comfortable Cambodian

St. Jack 
Foie gras, pork rinds

Stammtisch
German bier hall

Szechuan Chef 
Szechuan, cheffed

Tanuki 
Izakaya with attitude

Tasty n Alder/ Tasty n Sons 
Globe-hopping small plates

Taqueria Nueve
Nueve Modern Mexican

Tarad Thai 
Northern Thai

TarBoush 
Best Lebanese

Toro Bravo 
Inauthentic tapas

Trifecta 
Cadillac with red leather

Uzbekistan Restaurant 
Restaurant Uzbekistan

Wong’s King 
Banquet-room dim sum

The Woodsman Tavern 
Pendleton chic

Yakuza 
New-school izakaya

Yama Sushi 
Attentive sushi

Yuzu 
Beaverton izakaya



 The Directory: Our 100 Favorite Restaurants in Portland

By Neighborhood: Southeast | North/Northeast | Westside | Suburbs 

 2014 Restaurant of the Year: Kachka 

Top Five: Old Salt, AtaulaAmerican LocalExpatriate

Counter Service Spots: Latin | Asian | Italian | Sandwiches | Burgers 

Wine Bars | Beer Lists | Veg-Friendly | Gluten-free | Elsewhere in Oregon 


 
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