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: September 2014

What restaurants are creating the social buzz in our newest Top 25 city, Portland? Every one of the restaurants that made their debut on the first Portland Top 25 last month have returned this month. The competition is fierce among these top 25s and there was a lot of movement on the list this month.

The no. 1 restaurant this month is the fine dining restaurant by the intriguing name of Beast, with the high social score of 178.93. Last month's victor, Le Pigeon dropped to no. 4 but the sister restaurant Little Bird Bistro move up from no. 12 to placing no. 3. Ataula remains in the top five this month and moves up to no. 2. 

Will we see some new names knock out some of these new veterans next month?

Check out the full list below!

Beef strip loin roast at Beast  | YELP, Leah K.

Beef strip loin roast at Beast | YELP, Leah K.

Duck Confit at Le Pigeon  | YELP, Ken L. 

Duck Confit at Le Pigeon | YELP, Ken L. 

Saffron fennel bread pudding at Little Bird Bistro  | YELP, Ha T. 

Saffron fennel bread pudding at Little Bird Bistro | YELP, Ha T. 

Tomato Salad at Ataula  | YELP, William H. 

Tomato Salad at Ataula | YELP, William H. 

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Beast 178.93
2 Ataula 177.92
3 Little Bird Bistro 176.51
4 Le Pigeon 176.48
5 Ava Gene's 176.37
6 Måurice 176.02
7 Apizza Scholls 175.98
8 Nostrana 175.74
9 Davenport 175.67
10 Aviary 174.82
11 Nuestra Cocina 174.14
12 Bollywood Theater 173.94
13 Bamboo Sushi Northwest 173.27
14 Levant 172.75
15 Nong's Khao Man Gai 171.56
16 Holdfast Dining 170.62
17 Trifecta 170.37
18 Biwa 170.09
19 Ned Ludd 169.18
20 Laurelhurst Market 167.99
21 HaVL Sandwich 166.80
22 Olympic Provisions 162.74
23 Ox 161.17
24 Broder 159.60
25 Lardo (East) 158.03