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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Portland / Oregon

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Portland / Oregon? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Mediterranean Exploration Company restaurant
4.9
4.9 (55)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Mediterranean Exploration is a restaurant located in Portland, Oregon that specializes in serving upscale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. The restaurant features casual dining in an industrial setting with a chic décor.

Mediterranean Exploration serves dinner nightly and offers a variety of raw, oven, mezza, piato and grilled options on the menu for diners to choose from. The restaurant features a seasonal, market driven menu that changes daily based on seasonal varieties and the local farmers' produce available.
Top review
GailNvip
Dined 6 days ago
A perfect evening with fabulous food and fabulous service. It’s a favorite
A photo of Arrivederci Wine & Jazz restaurant
4.8
4.8 (585)
$30 and under
Italian
Milwaukie
About the restaurant
Winebar, Restaurant, Jazz Club
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Consistently fun experience when we come to Arrivederci. Good food, fun and diverse entertainment. Always a good time. Highly recommend.
A photo of Fort George Brewery And Public House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (695)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Astoria
About the restaurant
Open Table Reservations are for the Upstairs Pizzeria where our pizza menu is available.
Our downstairs space is separate and is first-come, first-served. Our pub menu is available downstairs only.

Fort George opened its doors to Astoria as both a brewery and a public house, and that desire to serve the community continues to this day. The brewers and pub staff here share a common goal, to create a welcoming space where anyone in town can pull up a stool and enjoy a pint and a bite to eat. We take pride in our house-made offerings and our hospitality, and we’re always looking for improvements that bring us one step closer to perfection. It’s a goal Sisyphus could appreciate, even if he doesn’t have as much fun pushing that rock as we do rolling those kegs. And that’s why we like to call Fort George beer the best beer you’ve had today. Tomorrow it will only be better.

Top review
Kbeachvip
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Excellent pizza, salad and beer! Love this place and we always bring out of town guests here.
A photo of Janken restaurant
4.7
4.7 (875)
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Pearl District
About the restaurant
Experience a culinary journey through Japanese-Korean Fusion cuisine. Our mission is to spark joy and imagination with every dining experience through fusion cuisine demonstrating that everything is better together. Focused on small plates, hand-crafted cocktails and sharing, Janken provides a nod to the variety of experiences you can have when you dine with us. We embrace a traditional-contemporary blend to create a comfortable upscale dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding fabulous experience! Everything was great! From food to service to ambience. We had a great time.
A photo of Wilfs Restaurant & Jazz Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1176)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Pearl District
About the restaurant
Voted one of the top dining destinations for 2023 by OpenTable!

Welcome to Wilfs...
Located at Union Station, at the foot of the Broadway Bridge. Cozy red wing back chairs provide guests with an intimate escape from the world, 'Mad Men' atmosphere best describes the lounge and it's modern menu of classic house made cocktails, while listening to the best jazz, performed up-close and personal.
Our expert staff and Chef A.G. prepare local and regional dishes with a modern twist. Tableside preparation of our award winning Caesar salad, Steak Diane or fresh local seafood, pasta and local micro brews and house shaken libations.
Catering and event planning for graduations, rehearsal dinners, weddings, holiday and more.
We accept Visa. Mastercard, American Express, cash. 24 hour security on premises. Easy street parking.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Everything from the first phone reservation with Duane was fabulous. Greta NEVER disappoints. The music made the evening and for 10 first timers, the night was perfect
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4.5
4.5 (596)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Metropolitan Tavern –
Metropolitan Tavern, on the top floor of Hotel Eastlund is where you’ll find contemporary dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. Come and enjoy Metropolitan Tavern’s inventive “small plates”, shareable boards, Entrees, variety of fresh hand stretched artisan pizzas, and more. Modern yet casual restaurant and bar with patio seating and spectacular views of the city.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, great drinks, and a nice clean atmosphere with a great view
A photo of Mermosa restaurant
4.5
4.5 (77)
$30 and under
Southern
North Portland
About the restaurant
Dine and Vibe with us at Mermosa PDX in our elevated casual dining experience as we celebrate our family's rich Southern and Caribbean heritage through our food, wine, cocktails and live music. We are known for bringing people together of all walks of life through our award-winning sparkling Oregon wines, welcoming atmosphere and elevated comfort food that honors the depth of flavors from Haiti, French techniques and Lowcountry Southern dishes. Please check our website and instagram for the live music schedule and our event schedule as we are always doing something fresh!

Mermosa PDX has become Portland's spot for celebrations - Large parties are welcome and can easily book online using Opentable. To accommodate ease of service and dining preferences, we serve parties over 7 in a family style menu where items are served in larger shareable portions that comes as ready.

Please also check out our website for our Event Guide on private events and buyouts.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Great brunch spot love the vibe, the entire staff was great!!
A photo of Margarita Factory - Beaverton restaurant
4.3
4.3 (73)
$30 and under
Mexican
Beaverton
About the restaurant
Margarita Factory Beaverton is locally owned and operated by dedicated restauranteurs who are equally passionate about the guest experience, and creating an enjoyable and rewarding environment for team members. We are especially proud to serve the Best Happy Hour in Town! You can savor festive and delicious margaritas while receiving friendly and genuine service in our covered patio, at our large central bar, or in a comfy booth. Best of all, we offer a great dining experience for all ages in a celebratory atmosphere. Cheers and hope to see you soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Good food and service, great margarita choices, overall a nice place to celebrate the end of the school year!
A photo of clarklewis restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2503)
$31 to $50
Northwest
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
A bustling eatery in the Central Eastside industrial neighborhood serving Italian-inspired, local, organic, seasonal, sustainable fare. The large oak-burning oven is the cornerstone of the large open kitchen. Clarklewis has helped define Portland as a food mecca since 2004 as a founder of our local farm-to-table sensibility.
Top review
KCKjr
Dined on May 28, 2024
Their Chinook Salmon was some of the best we’ve ever had. Bo did a great job as our server. 
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Bridgeport Village restaurant
3.8
3.8 (73)
$30 and under
Chinese
Downtown
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
Sophie
Dined on May 6, 2024
We had a group of 5 and the service, food and atmosphere were perfect.
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