bar avignon portland

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…

navarre portland


Chef John Taboada has built a mini-empire of jewel box restaurants, which now includes Navarre, Luce and Angel Face. The flagship of the group, Navarre, pumps out an ever-changing pan-European…

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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…

gino's portland


This old-school Sellwood red sauce joint is worth the trek if you're looking for a bowl of penne with meat sauce (named for Grandma Jean in this case) and an…

gruner portland


In a city that seems to have more restaurants than residents, it's easy to overlook a mainstay like Grüner in search of the next new thing. But "mainstay" is a…