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Ava Gene’s

Peering into the windows of Ava Gene's is like looking into the storybook version of Portland that everyone dreams about. It's all floating lights, lace curtains, wood-fired grills and elegant-rustic…

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Bar Vivant

Cheryl Wakerhauser opened Pix Patisserie in 2002 in an east side space barely bigger than a janitor's closet. The small bakery earned a reputation for its astonishingly underpriced list of…

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Bar Avignon

Bar Avignon may not be well known nationally, but in Portland, it has long maintained a position as one of the city's most reliable wine destinations. A cozy, narrow space that's almost…

levant portland


Open for just over a year, Chef Scott Snyder's mashup of French and Middle Eastern flavors by way of the Pacific Northwest has quickly earned a spot amongst the city's most…

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Le Pigeon

While Le Pigeon might qualify as a fine dining restaurant, it does the white tablecloth thing the Portland way. In 2006, the restaurant hired Chef Gabriel Rucker, then a 26-year-old…

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The Woodsman Tavern

The first restaurant from Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson—whose brood now includes Ava Gene's and Roman Candle—The Woodsman has always boasted a top-notch beverage program. The prototypical Portland restaurant, all Edison…

luce portland


The tiny Italian counterpart to Navarre, Luce is part mini-specialty foods shop, part café. Originally conceived as an addition to an event space, Luce has about a dozen tables that…

ambonnay portland


Unlikely as it might sound, Portland happens to be one of the greatest cities in America in which to drink champagne. Not only will you find all of the most…