Every March, Aviary pulls out the stops for the $33, three-course meal fest of Portland Dining Month. This year, Aviary's options include oxtail canneloni with XO sauce and hoisin-glazed short rib.
2. Woodsman Tavern
While it lasts, catch former Imperial chef Doug Adams at the top of his game at Woodsman with some Mexican Coke- and Rainier-braised pork shoulder.
Jacqueline has evolved into the best everyday seafood house in town—and if it's playing with beer-soaked clams and mussels and a Nueske's bacon, you're golden.
Vegan? This is your huckleberry (or sunchoke and cashew). Chef Gregory Gourdet assembled a mix-and-match $33 menu of nine meaty or meatless apps, entrees and seriously excellent desserts.
Two words: surf and turf. The entrees on offer are grilled steak and seared scallops, each with inventive sides—and chef Kevin Gibson knows how to make even the simplest ingredients sing.