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Since its opening in 1995, critics and food lovers consistently recognize Paley's Place as one of the best restaurants in Portland. Chef Vitaly Paley has received nationwide recognition, including a James Beard Award, praise in the New York Times and several other publications, appearances on several TV shows and a victory on Food Network's Iron Chef America.
Beast is arguably the best restaurant in Portland. Numerous publications have given praise to the restaurant as one of the best in the city or country, and it certainly receives a lot of hype among Portland locals. Chef Naomi Pomeroy has been mentioned in Food and Wine Magazine and appeared on the T.V. show Top Chef Masters.
Popular tags: fine dining, Beast, wine pairings, dessert, Portland Restaurants
Mint is a Pan American Bistro in close-in North Portland. Its attached bar, called "820", offers the full Mint dinner menu as well as an excellent happy hour menu and wide selection of cocktails and wines. It has a somewhat upscale feel, with mostly black furnishings and an interestingly curved bar.
No matter how many fancy, foreign and vegetarian restaurants Portland gets, sometimes nothing sounds better than a good old fashioned burger! We are lucky to live in a time where the burger is becoming re-popularized. Restaurant burgers are finally starting to become more gourmet, with many restaurants featuring higher quality burgers than the average burger made at home. Creative Portland chefs make a variety of burger different types, ranging from traditional to exotic.
Popular tags: Portland Restaurants, Portland Burger Restaurants, Portland Burgers
Portland, Oregon is known for its outstanding culinary scene, which includes some great dessert options. After having dinner in one of Portland's many restaurants, it can be fun to switch things up by going somewhere else for dessert. Luckily, Portlanders have some great dessert-oriented restaurants to choose from.
Popular tags: dessert, Cool Moon Ice Cream, Moonstruck, Papa Haydn, Pix Patisserie, ice cream
Known for its hip culinary scene and great prices, Portland, Oregon has many happy hours with high quality food and drinks at discounted prices. Happy hours are an excellent way to sample new restaurants without committing to purchasing an entire meal somewhere new. The popular Northwest Alphabet District offers several worthwhile happy hours. Most restaurants in Northwest Portland are within easy walking distance from excellent shopping, buses, the MAX light rail, the Portland Streetcar, and hotels, making transportation in this area simple.
Popular tags: Santa Fe Taqueria, McMenamins Ram's Head, Blue Moon, Bar Mingo, Basta's Trattoria, M Bar
Portlanders are known for being outdoorsy. Ask most Portlanders what they like to do, and chances are you will get running, biking, hiking, climbing or snow sports as an answer. Although many locals simply go for a run or bike in Forest Park on their own, Portland also offers many athletic events that raise money for good causes. These fundraisers are a great way to meet people with similar interests, see the city, and push yourself to train a little bit harder.
The RiverCity Music Festival is one of Portland’s biggest annual music events. Commonly referred to as “the bluegrass festival”
Popular tags: live music, Music Festival