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: August 2015

Levant makes its No. 1 debut this month with a Social Score of 176.31. Last month, the upscale Middle Eastern restaurant held the No. 2 spot. Ava Gene’s falls from No. 1 to No. 3, with a surprising comeback from Beast, climbing from No. 10 to No. 2. Also rounding out the Top 5 for August are two PDX Top 25 familiar faces, Ataula and Apizza Scholls. 

Interestingly enough, there were no new restaurants added to the list this month, which seems to be a recurring trend for Portland. What does this tell us? That Portlanders are loyal to their restaurant joints and that the overall dining scene amongst this group of 25 offers a consistent experience, more or less. All that being said, there were some restaurants that fell down the list pretty significantly this month compared to last, including Laurelhurst Market (from No. 7 to No. 22), Castagana (dropping to No. 17 from No. 5), and Davenport and Little Bird Bistro both fell ten spots.

Check out the full ranking list below!

Hummus with spicy lamb, served with an egg on top  | Yelp, Rudrajit D.

Hummus with spicy lamb, served with an egg on top | Yelp, Rudrajit D.

Linguine with clams at Ava Geene's  | Yelp, Amanda L.

Linguine with clams at Ava Geene's | Yelp, Amanda L.

Duck Confit at Beast  | Yelp, Tenni W.

Duck Confit at Beast | Yelp, Tenni W.

Boneless pork ribs at Ataula  | Yelp, Q H.

Boneless pork ribs at Ataula | Yelp, Q H.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Levant 176.31 Play Video
2 Beast 176.26  
3 Ava Gene's 176.18  
4 Ataula 174.92  
5 Apizza Scholls 174.70  
6 Roe 174.17  
7 Biwa 173.88  
8 Trifecta 173.59  
9 Departure 173.30  
10 Bollywood Theater 173.19  
11 Aviary 173.11  
12 Le Pigeon 173.09  
13 Maurice 173.01  
14 Ned Ludd 172.72  
15 Nodoguro 172.43  
16 Broder 172.14  
17 Castagna 171.48  
18 Davenport 171.29  
19 Little Bird Bistro 170.55  
20 Nostrana 169.17  
21 Nuestra Cocina 169.07  
22 Laurelhurst Market 168.26  
23 Olympia Provisions 168.16  
24 Nong's Khao Man Gai 167.15  
25 Lardo (East) 166.11  

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