3808 N Williams Ave., 288-6200, lincolnpdx.com.
[LIFE OF LINCOLN] If “Portland”
itself were a restaurant genre, a joint like Lincoln would typify the
style. It’s casual fine dining do
219 SW 6th Ave., 688-5952, littlebirdbistro.com.
[LE BURGER] Little Bird is an
unusual find in a city of Portland’s size: a beautifully welcoming
bistro with the highest professional standards
738 E Burnside St., 546-8796, lepigeon.com.
[LE PERFECT] Alliums. Yes, folks,
alliums: the one ratchet in Gabe Rucker’s toolbox not deeply analyzed
during his Beard Award, book deal, two restau
2448 E Burnside St., 954-2322, levantpdx.com.
[BONZO FOR GARBANZO] Levant, chef
Scott Snyder’s new Buckman restaurant, seems to have invented its own
genre: high-end French modernist takes on t
3155 E Burnside St., 206-3097, laurelhurstmarket.com.
[ALL THE BEEF] There are
restaurants that serve steak, there are steak houses and then there is
Laurelhurst Market. The facade and interior d
304 SE 28th Ave., 517-9951, kensartisan.com.
[WOOD COASTER] Reclaimed
wood is everywhere in this damn town. Every cocktail bar, farm-to-table
restaurant and corn syrup-happy ice cream parlor seem
1038 SW Stark St., 222-3354, kennyandzukes.com.
[BRISK BUSINESS] For my money,
nobody in town does better brisket than Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen.
Kenny’s killer pastrami starts with lea
701 NW 13th Ave., 343-9440, irvingstreetkitchen.com.
[DIXIELAND SNAZZ] With its
indoor-outdoor seating and brown butcher paper laid atop white linen,
the Southern-accented Irving Street Kitchen b
4246 SE Belmont St., 971-279-2161, hokuseisushi.com.
[SHISO FINERY] Don’t let its
unlikely location, next door to the bastardized Teppanyaki tables of
Slappy Cakes, fool you into thinking you��
2738 SE 82nd Ave., No. 102, 772-0103.
[HAVE A SOUPER WEEK] With two
soups daily and a supply that runs out when this family-run
establishment sells out—often before noon, especially on weekends