Portland Top 25 Restaurants: July 2017

Whether you're a foodie that lives in Portland, a local restaurateur scoping out the competition, or you're looking for a culinary adventure when traveling to Portland, Oregon in the near future–  you have come to the right place!

Foodable's Portland Top 25 Restaurants list is back and although it's primarily made up of Top 25 veterans, meaning this group of restaurants have landed on the ranking before, we are seeing some culinary gems return after a brief hiatus.

Our top three restaurants include Ava Gene's at No. 1, which jumps from the No. 9 spot that it was on the previous ranking. This Italian eatery is known for it's upscale food served with hearty family style portions. The upscale bistro serving French fare, Le Pigeon stayed at No. 2 this ranking. And rounding out the top three is the New American restaurant, Coquine, which made an impressive jump from No. 21.

Three of the restaurants, Quaintrelle, Urdaneta, and Revelry, that made their debut in the last ranking return again this month. Does this mean they are here to stay?

Like we said, we have quite a few restaurants that made their way back on the coveted list. We welcome back the New American eatery, Aviary at No. 11, the elevated farm-to-table concept Nomad.PDX at No. 17, and the french bistro Little Bird Bistro at No. 25.

Check out which other restaurants have returned below!

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  1. Ava Gene's | 188.33 
  2. Le Pigeon | 187.99 
  3. Coquine | 185.97 
  4. Beast | 185.69 
  5. Taylor Railworks | 185.64 
  6. Apizza Scholls | 185.03 
  7. Quantrelle | 184.69 
  8. Ataula | 184.67 
  9. Castagna | 184.08 
  10. Lardo East | 183.77 
  11. Aviary | 183.66 
  12. Clyde Common | 183.47 
  13. Urdaneta | 183.09 
  14. Langbaan | 181.94 
  15. Revelry | 181.64 
  16. Nomad.PDX | 181.03 
  17. La Moule | 180.72 
  18. Farm Spirit | 180.42 
  19. Ned Ludd | 180.11 
  20. Andina | 179.81 
  21. Trifecta | 179.2 
  22. Bit House Saloon | 178.89 
  23. Tastebud | 178.59 
  24. Renata | 178.28 
  25. Little Bird Bistro | 177.37

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: January 2016

Local, farm-to-table favorite Taylor Railworks takes top billing on this month's Top 25 Portland Restaurants list, moving up from its previous position at No. 6. Run by fellow Top 25 ranked Little Bird Bistro veteran Erik Van Kley, Taylor Railworks serves up what Kley refers to as "Borderless American Cuisine," a fusion of flavors and dishes inspired by travel.

This month's Top 25 list also welcomed several first-timers to the list. List newcomers include No. 20 Besaw's, No. 16 Bit House Saloon, and No. 5 newly opened food court The Zipper.

Check out the full list below!

Cherry Bomb Pizza at Apizza Scholls  | Facebook

Cherry Bomb Pizza at Apizza Scholls | Facebook

Beast's Ribeye Roast  | Facebook

Beast's Ribeye Roast | Facebook

Taylor Railworks' Chocolate Tart  | Facebook

Taylor Railworks' Chocolate Tart | Facebook

Lamb and Peas at Ataula  | Facebook

Lamb and Peas at Ataula | Facebook

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Taylor Railworks 181.43  
2 Beast 180.12  
3 Ataula 179.23  
4 Apizza Scholls 179.06  
5 The Zipper 178.46  
6 Le Pigeon 178.36  
7 Roe 178.29  
8 Ava Gene's 178.22  
9 Nomad.PDX 178.15  
10 Coquine 178.08  
11 La Moule 178.01  
12 Castagna 177.94  
13 Farm Spirit 177.87  
14 Ned Ludd 177.80  
15 Biwa 177.73  
16 Bit House Saloon 177.66  
17 Tastebud 177.52  
18 Renata 177.46  
19 Lardo (East) 176.59  
20 Besaw's 175.46  
21 Trifecta 175.43  
22 Departure 174.27  
23 Little Bird Bistro 173.24  
24 Bollywood Theater 173.11  
25 Aviary 171.95  

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

The Portland Top 25 list has arrived, including several newcomers as well as some local classics! 

Portland favorite Le Pigeon made an impressive climb up the list from its previous position as No. 9 to No. 1 as did the whimsical Castagna, which rose from No. 8 to No.2.

Some new arrivals to the Top 25 list include the East Asian favorite Departure, coming in at No. 7, Roe, a modern American seafood restaurant, ranked at No. 17 and the eclectic, multi-course Japanese Nodoguro, ranked at No. 20.

For more Portland favorites, check out the full list below!

Smoked Halibut at Castagna  | Yelp, Scott C.

Smoked Halibut at Castagna | Yelp, Scott C.

Departure's Char Siu Pork  | Yelp, Ms. M

Departure's Char Siu Pork | Yelp, Ms. M

Le Pigeon's Octopus Calamari  | Yelp, Ken C.

Le Pigeon's Octopus Calamari | Yelp, Ken C.

Squid Ceviche at Roe  | Yelp, Kevin W.

Squid Ceviche at Roe | Yelp, Kevin W.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Le Pigeon 178.61  
2 Castagna 178.53  
3 Bollywood Theater 178.09  
4 Little Bird bistro 177.53  
5 Apizza Scholls 177.27  
6 Aviary 176.97  
7 Departure 176.63  
8 Ava Gene's 176.11  
9 LaurelHurst Market 175.87  
10 Davenport 175.85  
11 Beast 175.63  
12 Nuestra Cocina 175.62  
13 Firehouse Restaurant 175.37  
14 Ataula 175.29  
15 Biwa 175.12  
16 Trifecta 174.87  
17 Roe 174.81  
18 Ned Ludd 174.62  
19 Levant 174.23  
20 Nodoguro 173.19  
21 Maurice 172.83  
22 Broder 172.19  
23 Nostrana 172.18  
24 Nong's Khao Man Gai 172.04  
25 Bamboo Sushi Northwest 172.03  

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

The Portland Top 25 Restaurant list is not an easy list to break into– all 25 restaurants are returning veterans to the list. 

Climbing from No. 10 to this month's coveted No. 1 rank is the restaurant known for its Indian street-food classics, Bollywood Theater, with a social score of 180.63. Bollywood Theater offers an interactive dining experience with old Bollywood films showing on the wall. Little Bird Bistro returns strong on the list at No. 2, after not making an appearance on November's list. And the New American eatery, Aviary climbs one rank to round out the top three.

Some notable shifts within the list- Davenport launches from No. 22 to No. 5. And last month's No. 5 is the Swedish restaurant, Broder drops to No. 21. 

Check out the full list below! 

Beets at Bollywood Theate r | YELP, Rick S. 

Beets at Bollywood Theater | YELP, Rick S. 

Strawberry "Floating Island" at Little Bird Bistro  | YELP, Ha T.

Strawberry "Floating Island" at Little Bird Bistro | YELP, Ha T.

Japanese eggplant at Aviary  | YELP, Jason B. 

Japanese eggplant at Aviary | YELP, Jason B. 

Leg of Lamb at Ava Gene's  | Yelp, Opher K. 

Leg of Lamb at Ava Gene's | Yelp, Opher K. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Bollywood Theater 180.63  
2 Little Bird bistro 179.62  
3 Aviary 179.51  
4 Ava Gene's 179.51  
5 Davenport 178.59  
6 Ataula 178.49  
7 Apizza Scholls 178.44  
8 Castagna 178.43  
9 Le Pigeon 177.53  
10 Beast 177.47  
11 Levant 177.37  
12 Maurice 176.62  
13 Nostrana 176.37  
14 Bamboo Sushi NW 176.12  
15 LaurelHurst Market 175.87  
16 Nuestra Cocina 175.62  
17 Firehouse Restaurant 174.61  
18 Biwa 172.19  
19 Trifecta 172.03  
20 Ned Ludd 171.87  
21 Broder 171.71  
22 Nong Khaos Mangai 171.55  
23 Holdfast Dining 171.23  
24 Ha VL 168.66  
25 Olympic Provisions 168.39