The best of the best — here are the top restaurants in PDX as determined by Zagat voters. From elegant tasting menus to artisanal pizza, there's something for everyone.
What to order: Beef cheeks, butter lettuce salad, foie gras profiteroles
Insider tip: No Reservations? No problem, eat at the chef's counter. Chef Gabe Rucker saves these seats for friends to come in, grab a burger and hang out.
What to order: Cebiche mixto, causa Morada, seco a la Norteña
Insider tip: There's free live Latin music every night. Grab a table in the Bar Mestizo for the best vantage point.
What to order: Six-course tasting menu
Insider tip: Do not be late to dinner, as dishes start rolling out of the kitchen for the 6 and 8:45 PM seatings on the dot.
What to order: Four-course tasting menu, seven-course tasting menu, caviar service
Insider tip: If you're going for the four course, add on the full beverage service for another $60.
What to order: Radicchio salad, Catalan tomato-rubbed bread, paella
Insider tip: Can't decide? At $40 per person, the Chef's Tasting menu is your best bet.
What to order: Dry-aged New York strip, lobster mashed potatoes, RingSide onion rings
Insider tip: The three-course menu offers the best bang for your buck.
What to order: Chicken fried trout, charcuterie, Coq au vin
Insider tip: Keep an eye on the chalkboard specials — especially when there's pig ear on the charcuterie board.
What to order: Nuestras bravas, arros negre, Ataula montadito
Insider tip: Slip in the door at 4:30 or 9 PM and you won't wait for a table.
What to order: Filet medallions Oscar, bone-in New York strip, the Full Gaucho baked potato
Insider tip: The tableside bananas Foster is anything but cliché here.
What to order: Roasted vegetable plate, margherita pizza, anchovy pizza
Insider tip: Ride your bike to this spot for the best parking.
What to order: Louisiana barbecue shrimp, Cajun jambalaya, fried soft shell crab and crawfish etoufee
Insider tip: Go on Mondays for $12 entrees and add a salad and bread pudding for a three-course, $25 steal.
What to order: Insalata Nostrana, bistecca alla Fiorentina, rotelle pasta
Insider tip: Always keep an eye on the first and second pizza options listed on the menu; they're always changing with the seasons.
What to order: Seasonal tasting menu, chef's tasting menu
Insider tip: Be sure to ask about the dessert pairing — it's not always listed on the menu.
What to order: Cheese pelmeni, caviar, zakuski tasting
Insider tip: Vodka is sold by the gram; quiz your bartender for hidden gems.
What to order: Blini, cioppino, honey and lavender crème brûlée
Insider tip: Grab all your friends for a tasting menu in the private dining room.
What to order: Caesar salad, salami and green olive pizza, BYO pie
Insider tip: Save room for an "It's-It" ice cream sandwich — this is just about the only spot in Portland where you can find this San Francisco treat.
What to order: Lamb meatballs, cheese plate, ricotta fritters
Insider tip: Drop by during happy hour where nothing on the menu is over $7.
What to order: Buttermilk fried chicken, creamy grits, little fat boy salad
Insider tip: Brunch on last Sunday of every month turns into a party, complete with a DJ spinning tracks.