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Perched on the 30th floor of the U.S. Bancorp Tower, Portland City Grill is renowned for its amazing city views, happy hours and scrumptious food since it opened in 2002. Its intimate settings make it an ideal romantic restaurant as well. You can also grab a light dinner at the bar itself after a few drinks if you make it for happy hour. Savor their succulent steaks or contemporary seafood fare. You will know why they are still at the top of their game.
Deeply influenced by the Asian cuisine, award-winning Chef Gregory Gourdet dishes out some of the finest Asian fusion delicacies from the kitchen of Departure. The ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, while the food, including the vegan dishes, are hand-made right from Kampachi Sashimi, Dim Sum to Kushiyaki and desserts. If you are spoiled for choice, go for the chef's recommended specialties like Crispy Pork Belly, Bibimbap or Dungeness Crab Fried Rice. For a romantic dinner, you can book a table on its balcony, which is set against the backdrop of splendid views of the downtown Portland.
Visiting Noble Rot is like discovering a hidden treasure. The avant-garde insides gloss over the down-to-earth vibe which the place exudes. With the ravishing sights of the hills and the panoramic skyline, to the aromatically fresh ingredients, Noble Rot classifies itself as a fine contender of the elusive category of top notch restaurants and wine bars. Wines are available at the table and sold at retail too. Moreover, the place also conducts wine classes.
High above the city, Chart House promises the best dine-with-a-view experience in town. The tables are layered for unobstructed scenes through huge floor-to-roof windows. Although expensive, it is like nothing else in town. Though not very extensive, the menu has some really tasty delicacies on it. Seafood preparations dominate the list with most dishes being experimental. Exotic drinks are available from the full bar, which includes its award winning wines. Large tables, booths and smaller tables suit all size groups. Valet service is offered.
Sitting on the Columbia riverbank, Salty's on the Columbia definitely is not a fish out of water. The superb service and seafood equal the enchanting dining experience on the river. Besides their superb seasonal seafood fare, they are also known for their steaks and happy hours. Savor their sublime dishes in the romantic interiors or in their lovely deck. Live jazz music adds to the ambiance on weekend nights.