There’s no question we hear more often: Where should I go eat? And while we at Resy know it’s an honor to be the friend who everyone asks for restaurant advice, we also know it’s a complicated task. That’s where the Resy Hit List comes in.
We’ve designed it to be your essential resource for dining in Portland: a monthly-updated (and newly expanded!) guide to the restaurants in that you won’t want to miss — tonight or any night.
Four Things In Portland Not to Miss This Month
- Valentine’s Day: Every Feb. 14, restaurants across the city trot out prix-fixe menus for the most would-be romantic day of the year. Among our favorites right now: those at Mucca Osteria, upscale Korean barbecue spot Jeju, and the hyper-seasonal Quaintrelle. These book up fast. Reserve today, and check for even more options on our Events page.
- Hanoi Vibes: Take a virtual visit to the Cầu Giấy district of the Vietnamese capital at The Paper Bridge, which opened late last year in the same building as Scotch Lodge. Find rare-to-Portland Vietnamese dishes like Lang Son-style tossed pho, and the classic favorite bún chả Hanoi. Many ingredients, including custom coffee blends, are imported directly from Vietnam. Make a reservation here.
- Cutting Edge: Machetes, the roving pop-up dedicated to machetes, the blade-like quesadilla hailing from Mexico City, has been among the city’s must-visits. Signature fillings include ancho-braised top sirloin, huitlacoche, and confit pork. And the menu is balanced out by elotes, chanterelle tostadas and pozole verde. Next pop-up is on Feb. 12 at Houston Blacklight. Check their Instagram for more.
- Wine-Focused: L’Orange, one of 2023’s best restaurant openings, kicked off its long-awaited tasting menu right after the new year. Snag one of only eight seats at the bar each night for the seven-course set dinner with pairings chosen by owner Jeff Vejr. The $190 menu will wind through raw seafood dishes, larger fish and meat dishes, and end with mignardises. More details here.
New to the Hit List (Feb. 2024)
De Noche, Laurelhurst Market, Phuket Cafe, Quaintrelle, Shalom Y’all, St. Jack.