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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Portland / Oregon

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Updated February 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Portland / Oregon? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Fort George Brewery And Public House restaurant
4.9 (683)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Open Table Reservations are for the Upstairs Pizzeria where our pizza menu is available.
Our downstairs space is separate and is first-come, first-served. Our pub menu is available downstairs only.

Fort George opened its doors to Astoria as both a brewery and a public house, and that desire to serve the community continues to this day. The brewers and pub staff here share a common goal, to create a welcoming space where anyone in town can pull up a stool and enjoy a pint and a bite to eat. We take pride in our house-made offerings and our hospitality, and we’re always looking for improvements that bring us one step closer to perfection. It’s a goal Sisyphus could appreciate, even if he doesn’t have as much fun pushing that rock as we do rolling those kegs. And that’s why we like to call Fort George beer the best beer you’ve had today. Tomorrow it will only be better.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Way too many children running amuck in the upstairs bar area- unsupervised by parents
A photo of Magna Kusina restaurant
4.9 (22)
$30 and under
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
Chef Carlo Lamagna, one of Food and Wines Best New Chefs and a James Beard Awards finalist, brings a twist to the food he grew up on. A modern take on Filipino cuisine steeped in traditional dishes. Old school flavor with a new school style. Connecting with diners through flavor and story. Enjoy signature takes on popular Filipino dishes at this award winning restaurant.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
We came to Magna Kusina to celebrate our anniversary. We had originally booked the chef's counter, but upon arriving the previous party had arrived late. This was no big deal to us, to be honest, but the host was incredibly gracious and offered us each a glass of bubbly! Our waitress was also so kind and helpful, giving great advice on what to order, etc. I highly recommend the Sisig and garlic rice!!! Thank you, Magna Kusina, for a very memorable anniversary dinner.
A photo of LeChon restaurant
4.8 (3273)
$30 and under
South American
Southwest Portland
About the restaurant
Lechon is a South American dining experience that seamlessly combines the fiery cooking of Argentina, Chile and Patagonia, along with creative inspiration of the chef. Enjoy perfectly charred 28-day dry-aged ribeye, grilled octopus with chorizo, housemade piquillo pepper and pork empanadas, slow roasted lechon, refreshing ceviches and smoked bone marrow.

Executive Chef Jaco Smith consistently pushes the boundaries on traditional Latin fare by incorporating wood-fired flavors into his cuisine while boasting a view of the Willamette River that few Portland restaurants can offer. Smith comes from a large family of cattle, sheep and grain farmers. He started cooking at a young age in his mother’s kitchen. His favorite childhood memories include the tastes of dulce de leche, flan and grilled breads, reminiscent of South American flavors and commonly found on South African kitchen tables.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Fantastic food and service! We came for a birthday celebration and they did not disappoint! Highly recommend.
A photo of Arrivederci Wine & Jazz restaurant
4.7 (568)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Winebar, Restaurant, Jazz Club
Top review
Dined on Feb 15, 2024
We love your place!!! The food and atmosphere is always amazing! A menu update with some new items would be wonderful.
A photo of Wilfs Restaurant & Jazz Bar restaurant
4.6 (1144)
$31 to $50
Pearl District
About the restaurant
Voted one of the top dining destinations for 2023 by OpenTable!

Welcome to Wilfs...
Located at Union Station, at the foot of the Broadway Bridge. Cozy red wing back chairs provide guests with an intimate escape from the world, 'Mad Men' atmosphere best describes the lounge and it's modern menu of classic house made cocktails, while listening to the best jazz, performed up-close and personal.
Our expert staff and Chef A.G. prepare local and regional dishes with a modern twist. Tableside preparation of our award winning Caesar salad, Steak Diane or fresh local seafood, pasta and local micro brews and house shaken libations.
Catering and event planning for graduations, rehearsal dinners, weddings, holiday and more.
We accept Visa. Mastercard, American Express, cash. 24 hour security on premises. Easy street parking.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service, table side meal service was fun and lively. Caesar salad and steak Dianne table side was wonderful. Live jazz music was at a perfect volume. A great dining experience!
A photo of Janken restaurant
4.6 (782)
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Pearl District
About the restaurant
Experience a culinary journey through Japanese-Korean Fusion cuisine. Our mission is to spark joy and imagination with every dining experience through fusion cuisine demonstrating that everything is better together. Focused on small plates, hand-crafted cocktails and sharing, Janken provides a nod to the variety of experiences you can have when you dine with us. We embrace a traditional-contemporary blend to create a comfortable upscale dining experience.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
We had a lovely time - some of the dishes were rather small, but still delicious.
A photo of DOSALAS latin kitchen + tequila bar restaurant
4.5 (1798)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Celebrate life, friends + family with our specialty cocktails + authentic Latin-inspired cuisine. DOSALAS brings the flavors of Latin America to the Vancouver Waterfront.

DOSALAS is a new experience. We’ve given up “traditional” in favor of a more engaging, dynamic + interactive dining adventure. Whether you choose to sit on our fully enclosed and heated Pearl Deck overlooking the water, or any of our many seating areas, we present a series of curated plates as they’re prepared, allowing you to indulge in the flavors of Latin America with your friends + family. Our service ensures that you have a truly unique experience every time.

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, great service, wonderful ambience and large portion sizes. Will definitely revisit
A photo of Mermosa restaurant
4.4 (48)
$30 and under
North Portland
About the restaurant
Dine and Vibe with us at Mermosa PDX where we celebrate our family's rich Southern and Caribbean heritage through our food, wine, cocktails and live music. We are known for bringing people together of all walks of life through our award-winning sparkling Oregon wines, welcoming atmosphere and elevated comfort food that honors the depth of flavors from Haiti, French techniques and Lowcountry Southern dishes. Please check our website and instagram for the live music schedule and our event schedule as we are always doing something fresh!

Mermosa PDX has become Portland's spot for celebrations - Large parties are welcome and can easily book online using Opentable. To accommodate ease of service and dining preferences, we serve parties over 7 in a family style menu where items are served in larger shareable portions that comes as ready.

Please also check out our website for our Event Guide on private events and buyouts.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
This place was awesome, and I will definitely back! From the ambiance, to the waitress, host and food was awesome.
A photo of Margarita Factory - Tigard restaurant
4.3 (100)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Margarita Factory Tigard is locally owned and operated by dedicated restauranteurs who are equally passionate about the guest experience, and creating an enjoyable and rewarding environment for team members. We are especially proud to serve the Best Happy Hour in Town! You can savor festive and delicious margaritas while receiving friendly and genuine service in our covered patio, at our large central bar, or in a comfy booth. Best of all, we offer a great dining experience for all ages in a celebratory atmosphere. Cheers and hope to see you soon!
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food and the amount is a lot! Atmosphere is super eclectic too.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Eugene restaurant
4.1 (34)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Our server was awesome, our cocktails were so good, and the food came out fast & hot! No complaints!
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