Star chef Gabriel Rucker's third, more casual restaurant is equally inspired by Americana junk food and French fine dining.
2. The Lighthouse
Under new ownership, the old-school Linnton bar serves some of the city's best pub grub, including a killer fried chicken sandwich.
3. Bistro Agnes
The new venture from the chefs behind Ox is at its best with rich, no-holds-barred French dishes like the cassoulet.
The divine daiquiris at champion bartender Ricky Gomez's new place are perfectly complemented by the Cuban diner food. The Frita Cubana channels Carl's Jr. straight into the elite tier of Portland burgers.
5. Arden Wine Bar & Kitchen
The new restaurant and wine bar in the heart of the Pearl District is sleek, urbane and, at times, extraordinary—an avowedly wine-focused restaurant bringing wine-friendly cuisine to a city both literally and figuratively thirsty for it.