In a city known for “keeping it weird,” people are often surprised that Portland is also one of the best foodie destinations in the country. From inventive French cuisine to funky farm-to-table fare, restaurants in Portland don’t often disappoint, serving up dishes as unique as the city itself.
With so many great food spots to choose from, standing out in a city that thrives on being original is no easy feat. That’s why we’re tipping our hats to all the restaurants on the November 2016 Portland Top 25, who’s creative menus and dynamic personalities scored big with diners.
Scoring this quarter’s no. 1 was Taylor Railworks, jumping two spots from no. 3. Now open for lunch, this Rustic-chic kitchen serves up farm-to-table New American dishes and cocktails, with menu options like fried chicken and clams, roasted bone marrow, and foie gras served with pineapple and crispy ham.
Also holding strong at the top of the list: Le Pigeon, who took the no. 2 spot. This cozy eatery has become popular for French-inspired cuisine served at communal tables. Menu staples like beef cheek bourguignon and duck confit are a hit with customers, as is the open kitchen, which offers views of all the cooking excitement.
There are also several newbies on the list this quarter, including Quaintrelle, which works with many local purveyors on its menu of Pacific Northwest inspired cuisine; Urdaneta, offering a menu of Spanish small plates and craft cocktails; Thai spot, Langbaan; and Andina, serving up Upscale Peruvian tapas and entrees.
Repost from @nicky.usa: "Lunch time just got a little better in our neighborhood. So excited that our good friends at Taylor Railworks have opened their doors for the mid day meal. The ricotta tortellini with smoked soy broth, matsutake mushrooms, Parmesan, and a tiny little @manchesterquail egg was sheer gustatory pleasure. We're happy to eat Chef Van Kley's cooking night or day."
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