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This swanky steakhouse serves up stylish dishes at The Benson Hotel. Meats and desserts are fired up tableside, and the elaborate dishes are mastered before your very eyes, making the experience deliciously entertaining. If a big juicy steak is not your thing, try the Australian Lobster Tail or Oven Crisped Chicken. If you do order steak, be aware that steaks ordered rare will arrive a little more underdone than most tastes will allow. Darkly lit with a full bar, this restaurant is favored by the Portland Trailblazers.
Enjoy the traditional American steaks in a modern steakhouse that promotes local and sustainable supplies for the delicacies prepared here. Taking the trend of farm to table concept to his heart, Chef Matt and his culinary team in the kitchen dish out excellent traditional American steaks using ingredients like grass-fed Oregon beef with the wines and beers, from local winemakers and breweries. Walk into this restaurant to gorge on the Charcuterie Board starters and move on to the succulent Pekin Duck Breast or the Pacific Wild Salmon. After finishing the dessert you can wash it down with a glass of Ponzi 2007 Vino Gelato or the Fortified Wine, to round off a complete American treat. Urban Farmer also hosts private parties for groups, so call ahead for reservations.
Without the air of a high-end restaurant, the mood in Le Pigeon is lively and interactive with communal tables and an open kitchen where you can see your food being prepared. The ingredients are fresh and directly sourced from farms. The staff is attentive and recommends good wines to go with your order and service is swift. Try the crème brulee or foie profiteroles, although the seven-course tasting menu is the best choice for a little taste of the chef's very best. The menu changes often, making the best of what is in season, so check before you stop by to see what they're serving on any given day.
Portlanders have long awaited this restaurant since the owner closed Zefiro's. Portland's most elite are again hob-nobbing with each other amidst elegant and trendy surroundings. From the high ceilings to the opulent, mirror-bedecked restrooms, nothing has been overlooked. Wine is available from nearly any region or stick with your usual cocktail from the full bar. Poultry and seafood dominate the expansive menu, but you can also find plenty of pasta and beef. Be sure to leave room for an impressive dessert; like its predecessor, the sorbets are unforgettable.
This welcoming northwest bistro immediately charms its guests. The subtle floral decor and clean lines are casually elegant. Also, a limited number of tables assure attentive service while enjoying a meal. Begin your meal at the Paley's Place with a bottle of house wine and a fresh green salad. Upscale entrees include crispy sweetbreads, escargot, and braised duck. Insatiable types should wrap things up with rich desserts, such as Paley’s vanilla crème brûlée or caramel hazelnut tart.
Combining the cuisine of the sophisticated Lyon cafes and rustic delicacies from the countryside, St. Jack offers you the epitome of the French culinary experience. Savor the taste of exotic dishes like chilled poached prawns and duck au Mures and sip on fine wines sourced from France and the Pacific Northwest. Bask in the romantic atmosphere created by large glass windows looking out at the charming town streets, white tapers in etched glass lamps, elegant seating arrangements and tea candles at each table.
Beast in Northeast Portland offers a delectable prix fixe French meal for dinner and Sunday brunch. Apart from the delightful charcuterie plate, which has small, refined portions of quail egg, chicken liver, Muscovy duck breast and foie gras bon-bons, the menu changes often to accommodate delicacies prepared from fresh ingredients. Opt for wine pairings with your food to sample some of the best wines in Portland. Apart from the delectable food, the experience of dining at a communal table with other diners is what makes your visit to the Beast worthwhile.