Grab the opportunity to visit Andina - it serves Peruvian food and isn't caught in that grey area which occupies fusion food. Using only the freshest ingredients, it guarantees authentic Peruvian cuisine. The first up on the order should be the Cebiches which has been labeled as 'Peru's Flagship Dish' comprising of raw foods cooked with a host of ingredients, such as key lime and hot pepper. For the main course, visitors have the option of choosing from traditional Peruvian dishes— Ceco a la Norteña which is lamb shank and garlic rice or the Conchas del Señor de Sipán that is a beautiful medley of scallops and crabmeat. For dessert, try the Chocolate Andino or indulge in Helado de Lucuma, a luscious frozen dessert. To add to the delicious menu, the restaurant has live music sessions too.
This downtown restaurant is known for its local cuisine; all the ingredients are harvested here in Oregon. The small, split-level setup is cozy, but it can get bit noisy. Northwest seafood, local mushrooms and other veggies make up an array of uniquely Oregon dishes. Sustainability is at the core of the restaurant's food philosophy and it firmly believes in supporting and sourcing from local growers. The lamb sausage and Totten Inlet mussels are specialties not to be missed. The pastrami sandwich is a good choice for lunch. The freshness of the ingredients and the diversity it brings to the palate is an obvious advantage of this practice. This restaurant also claims to have the largest wine and beer list in the city; don't expect a Budweiser though. An excellent choice for a local culinary experience.
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.
Open daily for dinners, Ned Ludd represents celebrated chef Jason French's refined take on modern American cuisine. Describing its small wood-fired kitchen as an 'American Craft Kitchen', the chef dabbles with fresh local produce daily to serve delectable classic fare with flair. Though the menu changes almost every day, it does include a few staples like the Potato Gnocchi, Maple-Brined Pork Chop, and the Crispy Duck Confit that is generally available at most times a year. The bar offers an extensive selection of wines that are great to savor along with the wood-fired pizza.
For more than 100 years, Jake's has been serving favorites like Prawn Fettuccini, Wild Alaskan True Cod and cedar-plank salmon. This Portland landmark, often described as a must visit, draws locals as well as tourists all year round. It can get crowded, so get a reservation. A little boisterous at times, it is a fun night spot and the atmosphere is the only advertising necessary. The full bar has a television, making it a great spot to enjoy a game in the presence of delights from the North Pacific Ocean. Make sure to sit street side when the rain goes away, the patio is perfect for some people-watching as you sip on Jake's Classic Irish Coffee or the refreshing Basil Grape cocktail.
Relish American cuisine in an elegant setting at the The Original Dinerant. Conventional recipes are improvised upon by the chefs, to enable them to suit the modern palate. The Stuffed Pork Chop, Smoked BBQ Brisket, London Broil, Smoked Portabella and Buttermilk Fried Chicken are truly delightful. With friendly, attentive service and a warm ambiance, The Original Dinerant will satisfy your dining needs at any given time of the day.
This eatery inside the Fifth Avenue Suites Hotel spans an entire block and attracts a primarily Generation X clientele, although all walks of life frequent it. Good, family-style American food is the theme here. Chef Kyle Rourke prepares salmon, duck, crab, pork and oysters with imagination. The menu includes many meat dishes that have been grilled, fired in the oven, smoked or roasted on the spit, but even the vegetarian is well accommodated. Sample the Oak-Roasted Vegetables with Caramelized Garlic and Sweet Potato Hash. A full bar with specialty whiskey cocktails is offered.
Inspired by Shakespeare's 'Forest of Arden', the restaurant is a modern take on the tranquility and purity of forest life. A menu crafted from local produce, Arden serves culinary delights which are fresh and delicious. The menu is largely seasonal and changes every day, however, some of the specialties featured are duck proscuitto, cottail creek lamb tartare and chickpea panisse to name a few. The prix fixe chef's special course with wine pairings is also a must try. You can choose from the exhaustive assortment of red, white and also orange wines from their wine menu. A minimalist wooden decor with rustic forest accents creates the perfect ambiance to relish the delectable specialties of Arden.
Ruth's Chris Steak House provides top notch service in a warm, elegant setting. Catering to everyone from businesspeople to the trendies, this is a dining experience to remember. The a la carte menu is somewhat pricey, but portions are generous. All steaks are USDA prime certified and receive the attention they deserve in the kitchen. Order a perfectly prepared New York Strip, or any of your choice and it will be delivered to your table on a sizzling hot plate. The selection of salads and sides complement the steaks rather well. Apart from steaks, there's also a menu of scrumptious seafood entrees that are hard to resist. The extensive wine list has garnered acclaim and pairs well with the food. Round off your meal with a decadent dessert for a perfect end to your meal. From intimate dinners to business lunches and even group affairs, Ruth's is the perfect destination for a meal of steaks.
At the base of the grand Sentinel Hotel, this restaurant is just as much a landmark as the great building itself. The turn-of-the-century decor is elegant and inviting, providing the perfect atmosphere for a tete-a-tete. Although steaks and seafood are the specialty here, this local meeting place is also known for a knock-out Cobb Salad and delicious Happy-Hour menu that is available everyday. Enjoy the end of the day as the after-work crowd unwinds in style. The sunny patio is a good alternative to the indoor dining room.
Chef Bruce Carey and Chef Dolan Lane are two names associated with top-tier restaurants of the Northwest and the duo is now the driving force behind Clarklewis. This New American restaurant joins the trailblazers of the farm-to table movement, and presents Portlanders with a locally-inspired menu that borrows international flavors - mainly French and Italian. Most of the value is on the plate as the restaurant is housed inside a re-purposed warehouse with aesthetically pleasing yet rustic decor. Service adheres to a high standard and the menu changes daily, with a standard hand-picked wine list. A separate space is reserved for private dining which caters for up to 20 guests with customized menus. Reservations can be made online.