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