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Your Ultimate Guide To Portland Dining Month

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Happy Dining Month, Portland! Travel Portland’s annual eating fest is coming into its 10th year, giving diners of every stripe a chance to experience the city’s exciting culinary scene. So quickly snag a Resy at these coveted tables, and treat yourself to a meal that definitely won’t break the bank (read: three courses for $33? Yes, please).


Arden
Named after Shakespeare’s mystic forest, Arden is a lovely wood-accented wine bar where farm-fresh ingredients and small producer wines shine. You’re in a for hyper-seasonal menu with two options per course, and excellent wine pairings for an additional $16.
Menu Highlights: Red trout crudo with pickled apple, pan roasted king salmon with lemongrass broth, frozen black tahini with huckleberry ice.
Book now on Resy.

Ataula
Modern tapeo culture steals the spotlight at this bustling Nob Hill eatery, where Spanish and Catalan cuisine gets a jolt. Chef José Chesa’s three-course menu pays tribute to his homeland, and makes inventive use of Northwest ingredients.
Menu Highlights: Roasted beet tartare with piquillo pepper ketchup, braised lamb neck canelons, xocolata sponge cake with tres leches and berries.
Book now on Resy.


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Bamboo Sushi
Portland’s favorite sustainable sushi chain is ramping up this March, with a three-course menu sure to dazzle the senses. Delight in the best sustainable and naturally-grown seafood at all four locations.
Menu Highlights: Assorted nigiri, fried cauliflower with spicy black bean sauce, green machine roll with tempura fried long beans.
Book SE location here, NE location here, NW location here, and SW location here.

Bistro Agnes
Get a taste of Parisian brasserie culture at this new bistro, helmed by none other than James Beard Best Chef: Northwest winners Greg and Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton. In addition to a classically French three-course menu, Bistro Agnes will partake in Travel Portland’s Charity Cocktail, where $1 will be donated to a local nonprofit for every charity cocktail purchased. Snag the wine pairings for an extra $17.
Menu Highlights: Chicken liver mousse with orange-marionberry marmalade, house boudin blanc sausage, profiterole with vanilla bean ice cream.
Book now on Resy.

Bullard
For its very first Portland Dining Month, Bullard is bringing its Texas hospitality-meets-Oregon bounty ethos forward. Manned by Doug Adams of Top Chef notoriety, the vibrant steakhouse will offer a set three-course menu.
Menu Highlights: Butter lettuce salad with smoked garlic and lemon dressing, smoked elk meatloaf, lemon bread pudding with rhubarb and vanilla ice cream.
Book now on Resy.

Delores
Also a newcomer to Portland Dining Month, Delores will be serving its inventive take on homey Polish cuisine. Pick your way through a three-course menu, and, pro-tip: bottles are half-off during happy hour (5-6pm).
Menu Highlights:
Crispy potato pancakes with sour cream and apple butter, spätzle with rapini and Gruyère cream, smoked kielbasa sausage.
Book now on Resy.

Firehouse
Woodlawn favorite, Firehouse—named so because of its charming locale—is doing what it does best: flame-licked fare and wood-fired pizza (two options per course), along with beer, wine, and cocktails. Tuck in!
Menu Highlights: Braised beets with herbed yoghurt, smoked artichoke pizza with Calabrian chili, olive oil cake, cookies and cream semifreddo.
Book now on Resy.

La Neta – Hoxton
The Hoxton’s very stylish eatery will be doling out its dazzling Mexican-inspired plates this month, with various options to choose from. Make the meal even more festive with La Neta’s three-course wine pairing, for an extra $17.
Menu Highlights: Hibiscus-marinated beets with queso fresco, pork shoulder pibil with savoy cabbage, ice cream sandwich.
Book now on Resy.

Little Bird Bistro
If you’ve been meaning to visit Gabe Rucker’s beloved establishment, this is the time to do so. Little Bird Bistro is going all out with a French-meets-Pacific Northwest three-course menu—with two-to-three choices per course—and will even feature the chef’s iconic double brie burger (nab a Resy before these stunners sell out!).
Menu Highlights: Ricotta gnocchi à la Bourguignon, double brie burger, mushroom leek crêpe, tropical chocolate parfait with chocolate mousse and mango curd.
Book now on Resy.

Nonna Tavern
This cozy little nook of a place isn’t called Nonna for nothing. At this tavern-like spot, New York red sauce classics take center stage. All you’ll need to do is decide between lamb ragu pappardelle and cavatappi with butternut squash.
Menu Highlights: Little gem salad with citrus vinaigrette, lamb ragu pappardelle, cavatappi with butternut squash, chocolate budino with crème de menthe whipped cream.
Book now on Resy.


Image Courtesy of Normandie.

Normandie
French preparations brush up against Oregon’s rocky coast at Normandie. The Buckman locale is cooking up a three-course menu big on coastal flavors and humble ingredients, with two choices per course.
Menu Highlights: Mussel escabeche with fried fingerlings, king salmon with ham dashi, rye gnocchi with pork and cider braised red cabbage, brioche bread pudding.
Book now on Resy.

Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant and SE Wine Collective
With more than 60 wines available by the glass, it’s no surprise that Oui! is preparing a seasonal, wine-centric menu. You’ll definitely want to add in the $15 wine flight to pair with the set three courses, and see what this grape-obsessed collective is all about.
Menu Highlights: Smoked trout rillettes with crème fraîche, beet and citrus salad with pistachio dukkah, French garlic sausage with beluga lentils.
Book now on Resy.

Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar
Vitaly Paley’s emblematic Portland restaurant is always a delight. Come for the Russian and French dishes boosted with Oregon flair, and opt-in for the extra $17 wine pairing, which we 100% recommend.
Menu Highlights: Spicy green salad with roasted beets, braised short rib with potato aligot, French chocolate mousse cake with bitter orange and crème fraîche.
Book now on Resy.

Pok Pok NW
Electric flavors await you at Pok Pok, where fish sauce-aficionado Andy Ricker delivers sticky-sweet Vietnamese dishes that command long lines filled with devotees. Stop by the NW location for three set courses, starting off with an array of colorful small bites.
Menu Highlights: Thai herbal salad, catfish marinated in turmeric, spicy coconut curry with ground chicken, homemade bourbon ice cream and cola float.
Book now on Resy.

Renata
Sandwiched between local artisans, hip eateries, and trendy shops, Renata pays tribute to the culinary heritage of Italy. The three-course menu unravels like a traditional Italian meal of antipasto, primo (on display here are Renata’s stunning handcrafted pasta), and secondo, with two choices per course.
Menu Highlights: House-cured salumi, casarecce with walnut pesto and ricotta, reginette with braised pork, roasted chicken with salsa verde and fennel.
Book now on Resy.

Rosa Rosa
At Rosa Rosa, Vitaly Paley crafts a homey bistro cuisine to honor his grandmother. The Portland Dining Month newcomer will serve a three-course menu with numerous options, where Georgia, Turkey, and Italy collide.
Menu Highlights: Tuscan tomato bread soup with kale, braised pork cheeks with creamed red cabbage, ricotta cheesecake with sour cherry preserve and pine nut brittle.
Book now on Resy.

The Waiting Room
Southern comfort food is The Waiting Room’s M.O., where Louisiana classics are reimagined through a local lens. The charming eatery will feature three courses straight from the Deep South, with a bevy of options per course.
Menu Highlights: Baked oysters with crab fat, smoked hamachi rillette with salmon roe, fried chicken with black truffle potato purée, bourbon and peach downey with white chocolate crumble.
Book now on Resy.


Image Courtesy of Urdaneta.

Urdaneta
Urdaneta brings a little slice of Spain to Northeast Alberta, combining rustic cuisine from the Basque countryside with the modern tapas bars of Madrid. For Portland Dining Month, the lively restaurant is serving three courses of Spanish goodness, with two options per course.
Menu Highlights: Croquetas de pollo, culotte steak, bacalao with seared black cod, flan de chocolate with kiwi-mint coulis, burnt Basque cheesecake.
Book now on Resy.

Xico
Oaxaca, Yucatán, Baja… Xico pulls from them all to craft a modern Mexican cuisine for the Richmond crowd. Feast on three courses heavy on the handmade tortillas, of course, and don’t miss out on the legendary habanero drinking chocolate, an option for dessert.
Menu Highlights: Salad taco with organic yellow corn tortilla, pork chile verde, tamales cooked in banana leaf, habanero drinking chocolate.
Book now on Resy.

Yakuza Izakaya
If you’re not drinking while eating at Yakuza Izakaya, then you’re doing something wrong. The kooky locale is celebrating Portland Dining Month with a crave-worthy menu of Japanese plates that pair more than well with the izakaya’s selection of sake, beer, and cocktails.
Menu Highlights: Radicchio salad with shaved root vegetables, negi sake roll with king salmon, spicy sesame tan tan ramen.
Book now on Resy.

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