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: 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  

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: August 2014

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: August 2014

Another city joins our Top 25 cities, as we release the August results of the Top 25 Restaurants in Portland.  This city's restaurant scene is unlike any other, with a thriving food scene– filled with hipster restaurants, artisan baristas, a plethora street food, and great coffee. 

The debuting list consists of some of the highest social scores this month, proving Portland's restaurant scene creates a lot of social activity. The first restaurant to ever take the no. 1 spot in Portland is Le Pigeon, with a social score of 179.93.  The sister restaurant of Le Pigeon, Little Bird is also on the list at no. 12. The pop-up only restaurant, Holdfast Dining is ranked at no. 2 and Davenport, the cozy fine dining restaurant rounds out the top three, with a social score of 178.09. 

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