Two-time James Beard winner Chef Gabriel Rucker raised Portland to a national culinary destination at the turn of the millennium with his daring take on French bistro cooking. These days, Le Pigeon has traded in its communal tables and beloved burger for a more intimate dining experience, and a seasonal 5-course tasting menu ($115 per person). Think fiery crepe Suzettes, duck confit with rhubarb juice, and morel mushroom tempura for vegetarians. As for the foie gras devotees, rest assured — the profiteroles live on.
Dining Status: Open for indoor and outdoor dining by reservation only (prepayment required).