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Apizza Scholls

4741 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 233-1286

Anthony Bourdain is a patron of this pizza institution. The owner makes his dough with such precision that only a limited quantity is made per day, so it’s best to make a reservation way in advance.


5425 Northeast 30th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 841-6968

This restaurant feels more like a dinner party with new friends, with two nightly pre-fixe dinners served at communal tables. The menu changes daily based on what the chefs find at the market that morning.


1001 Southeast Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-2294

Inspired by the local cuisine and ingredients in the Northwest, Clarklewis is one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the city. Come for lunch when the industrial space, a former loading dock, is flooded with light.

Pine State Biscuits

3640 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-3346

Even the most refined palettes love the fried chicken biscuit sandwiches here. Come hungry for a weekend brunch.

Salt And Straw

2035 Northeast Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 208-3867

Some of the most delicious and original ice cream we’ve ever had — go for the blue cheese with pear or honey balsamic with fresh strawberries. Try a scoop in one of their homemade waffle cones.

Little Bird

219 Southwest 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 688-5952

Le Pigeon’s more casual sister restaurant offers inventive bistro-style food, like citrus salmon carpaccio and charcuterie with sausage and quail egg.

Sugar Cube

4262 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 890-2825

Serious street eats. This food truck dishes out indulgent and inventive desserts, like a cupcake that combines potato chips, chocolate and caramel.


2211 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-6602

We love small coffee brewers — known locally as microroasters — like Heart. The coffee is so smooth and flavorful that it barely needs milk.