Portland Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Firehouse Restaurant and Bamboo Sushi Northwest are out of the Top 25 in PDX for the month of May. Replacing them are two restaurants that have resurfaced from months past: Olympic Provisions -- which changed its name to Olympia Provisions after being sued by the International Olympic Committee -- hops back on the list for the first time since December, and Lardo (East) barely hangs on at No. 25, after not having been in the Top 25 since September.

But there’s an even more interesting analysis for May in PDX, and that’s some major climbs and falls throughout the list. Ava Gene’s, with a Social Score of 176.48, makes its way to No. 1 for the first time ever! At No. 2 from No. 19 is Levant, our biggest jumper from last month, and Apizza Scholls makes its way into the Top 3 for the first time.

Last month’s No. 1, Le Pigeon, falls to No. 4, as does its Social Score — from 178.61 to 175.09.

Other big movers this month include Little Bird Bistro, Departure and Aviary.

Check out the full ranking below!

Spaghetti, bay shrimp, pomodorini, chiles at Ava Gene's  | Yelp, Linh F.

Spaghetti, bay shrimp, pomodorini, chiles at Ava Gene's | Yelp, Linh F.

Pizza pie at Apizza Scholls  | Yelp, Janette B.

Pizza pie at Apizza Scholls | Yelp, Janette B.

Hearth roasted lamb, white bean, dried apricot, yogurt at Levant  | Yelp, Lee B.

Hearth roasted lamb, white bean, dried apricot, yogurt at Levant | Yelp, Lee B.

Iberico Pork Carpaccio at Le Pigeon  | Yelp, Cathy C.

Iberico Pork Carpaccio at Le Pigeon | Yelp, Cathy C.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Ava Gene's 176.48  
2 Levant 175.82 Play Video
3 Apizza Scholls 175.12  
4 Le Pigeon 175.09  
5 Castagna 174.73  
6 Bollywood Theater 174.37  
7 Laurelhurst Market 174.19  
8 Davenport 174.02  
9 Little Bird Bistro 174.01  
10 Beast 173.85  
11 Nuestra Cocina 173.68  
12 Ataula 173.34  
13 Aviary 173.29  
14 Roe 173.18  
15 Biwa 173.17  
16 Trifecta 173.00  
17 Departure 172.93  
18 Maurice 172.84  
19 Ned Ludd 172.65  
20 Nodoguro 171.59  
21 Broder 170.53  
22 Nostrana 170.00  
23 Olympia Provisions 169.66  
24 Nong's Khao Man Gai 169.47  
25 Lardo (East) 169.45  

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: November 2014

So what are the Portland restaurants creating the most social buzz this November? 

This month's list is made of primarily veterans- meaning that 24 restaurants have made an appearance on a previous month's list. This city's restaurant social scores have been steadily climbing. November's victor is Ataula with the high social score of 181.29. The Spanish restaurant, known for traditional yet innovative tapas, has been in the top 10 of the list since the debut of the Portland list in August. 

At no. 2 Le Pigeon returns and Levant leaps from no. 9 to round out the top three. Three new restaurants from last month return– Castagna Restaurant at no. 7, Expatriate at no. 16, and Paley's Place at no. 20. Foodable welcomes only one new restaurant this month at no. 23, Firehouse, known for wood-fire pizza.

Check out the full list below! 

Iberco bellota, with pan con tomate at Ataula  | YELP, Nick C. 

Iberco bellota, with pan con tomate at Ataula | YELP, Nick C. 

Seared Tuna with olives in a tomato reduction at Le Pigeon  | YELP, Elyse L. 

Seared Tuna with olives in a tomato reduction at Le Pigeon | YELP, Elyse L. 

Baharat spiced lamb ribs, pomegranate molasses, mint and marash pepper at Levant  | Facebook, Levant

Baharat spiced lamb ribs, pomegranate molasses, mint and marash pepper at Levant | Facebook, Levant

Skate Wing with quinoa and English pea purée at Aviary  | YELP, Elyse L. 

Skate Wing with quinoa and English pea purée at Aviary | YELP, Elyse L. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Ataula 181.29
2 Le Pigeon 181.04
3 Levant 180.02
4 Aviary 179.83
5 Broder 179.33
6 Beast 179.21
7 Castagna Restaurant 179.09
8 Apizza Scholls 178.92
9 Little Bird Bistro 178.61
10 Bollywood Theater 178.15
11 Laurelhurst Market 177.92
12 Ava Gene's 174.83
13 Måurice 172.10
14 Biwa 171.10
15 Ned Ludd 170.78
16 Expatriate 170.62
17 Bamboo Sushi Northwest 170.46
18 HaVL Sandwich 170.30
19 Nostrana 170.17
20 Paley's Place 170.14
21 Olympic Provisions 169.98
22 Davenport 169.62
23 Firehouse Restaurant 169.27
24 Trifecta 167.97
25 Nong's Khao Man Gai 167.29

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: October 2014

So what restaurants are creating the most social buzz this month in Portland? 

The restaurant that landed the coveted no. 1 spot is Aviary, with the high social score of 179.84. Le Pigeon moves up to no. 2 this October and Bollywood Theater launches from no. 12 to in the top three this month.

As for the major shifts within the list- Broder launched from barely hanging on at no. 24 last month to fourth this October. Måurice drops to no. 16 from no. 6 and Apizza Scholls moves down to no. 19 from no. 7. 

Foodable welcomes three new restaurants to Portland's Top 25- the fine dining restaurant with fixed pricing, Castagna Restaurant at no. 6, at no. 21 is Expatriate, a restaurant by the same group as last month's victor, Beast, and the upscale bistro and bar, Paley's Place at no. 24

Check out the full list below!

Fried chicken salad at Aviary  | YELP, Lynn N. 

Fried chicken salad at Aviary | YELP, Lynn N. 

Foie Gras Profileroles with Caramel Sauce, Sea Salt and Shaved Hazelnut at Le Pigeon  | YELP, Wendy S. 

Foie Gras Profileroles with Caramel Sauce, Sea Salt and Shaved Hazelnut at Le Pigeon | YELP, Wendy S. 

Samosa Cholle at Bollywood Theater  | YELP, Rick S. 

Samosa Cholle at Bollywood Theater | YELP, Rick S. 

Solstice Board at Broder  | YELP, Natalie G. 

Solstice Board at Broder | YELP, Natalie G. 

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Aviary 179.84
2 Le Pigeon 178.74
3 Bollywood Theater 176.37
4 Broder 175.53
5 Beast 174.93
6 Castagna Restaurant 174.72
7 Laurelhurst Market 174.62
8 Ataula 174.17
9 Levant 173.77
10 Little Bird Bistro 173.41
11 Nostrana 173.09
12 Davenport 172.37
13 Holdfast Dining 172.11
14 Ava Gene's 171.89
15 Trifecta 171.47
16 Måurice 171.13
17 Nuestra Cocina 170.93
18 Biwa 170.83
19 Apizza Scholls 170.37
20 Ned Ludd 170.19
21 Expatriate 169.53
22 Bamboo Sushi Northwest 169.49
23 HaVL Sandwich 168.91
24 Paley's Place 168.63
25 Olympic Provisions 168.27