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The 10 Restaurants That Defined Portland Dining This Year


We asked our contributors to the Resy Hit List to share their top dining experiences in their cities this year — 10 restaurants that are helping to define the state of great dining right now. Please welcome back our Best of The Hit List for 2023. (You can find other cities’ top picks here.)

This past year, dining in Portland has stretched both upward and out, bringing new talent and diverse concepts, as well as creative management structures and bigger build-outs than we’ve seen in a long while.

For the first time ever, Portland laid claim to a Best New Restaurant win from the James Beard Awards with Kann. Rose’s Luxury alums opened sweet corner restaurant Xiao Ye. Dame Collective redefined what restaurant space and community can mean. And a host of seasoned Portland restaurateurs opened blockbuster sequels and three-quels around town.

Which restaurants defined eating in Portland this year? We’ve got the 10 that spoke to us most in this year-end Hit List.