The state of Oregon is known for its mountains, forests, beaches and farms. But it’s also known for its eclectic food scene, one of the most unique in the country. Wherever you are in the state and whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten of the best restaurants in Oregon along with their corresponding cities.
Located in Downtown Portland, Tasty n Adler features dishes from all around the world. There is so much cultural influence in everything on the menu, including apple brined pork chops, grilled octopus, Peking duck a la plancha, foie gras with pineapple jam, and Spanish boquerones with shaved fennel.
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Hole in the Wall BBQ does authentic slow-smoked barbecue like no one else. In addition to all your favorite carnivorous staples, the side dishes are noteworthy as well; cheesy Texas potatoes, Southern fried okra and Grandma’s tangy coleslaw. There’s also a second location in Springfield!
Regardless of where you’re sitting while dining at River’s Edge, you’ll have a view of the river. The scenery is rivaled only by the restaurant’s food, with dishes like fresh Alaskan halibut, a pear salad with goat cheese and candied hazelnuts, New Zealand all-natural lamb rack, and a tiramisu layered with Kailua whipped cream and espresso soaked lady fingers.
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Amuse Restaurant proudly uses organic, seasonal meat and produce in every dish, and you can taste the difference that makes. The menu is always fresh and always delicious, including charcoal-grilled Cedar River ribeye, truffle roasted game hen, and slow poached king salmon with corn puree and bacon.
The menu at Portland’s restaurant Coquine changes seasonally, but what stays the same is the commitment to sustainable practices and sourcing from local farms. There is also the fact that the food is always great, with dishes like potato gnocchi with artichokes, lamb loin with rhubarb and a black olive sauce, and chicken liver mousse with cognac pear butter.
Altitude, located at The Resort at The Mountain, is reimagining traditional dishes in a more contemporary way, utilizing food grown in The Resort’s backyard! The menu includes northwest red trout with a cranberry almond butter sauce, chicken breast stuffed with sage, mozzarella, and ham, and brussels sprouts sautéed with bacon and butter.
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Terminal Gravity Brewery focuses on beer, but their food menu is just as good as their pints. Dishes include Cajun pasta served in a white wine butter sauce, a wild sockeye salmon sandwich with lime cilantro aioli, and the TG Brewers salad made with romaine lettuce, corn, red onion, tomato, bacon, egg, and blue cheese.
Casual breakfast and lunch spot Community Plate is putting passion on every plate, supporting local farmers and artisans when it comes to ingredient sourcing. The menu features an Oregon albacore tuna melt, a breakfast burrito with pulled pork and salsa verdé, buttermilk pancakes, and an Oregon-raised beef burger.
2. Riverview Restaurant – Troutdale
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The scenic views and gourmet food make Troutdale’s Riverview Restaurant the hotspot it is today, with a menu that includes butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter, marinated Pacific sturgeon with a honey balsamic reduction, American Kobe top sirloin, and pumpkin cheesecake.
There’s a reason Olympia Provisions keeps winning awards for their cured meats and charcuterie boards, they’re just that good. Their whole menu is fantastic, including ‘The Randy sandwich, made with honey-crisp apple, buttermilk blue cheese, sweetheart ham, hazelnuts, aioli, and frisée on ciabatta bread.