France meets the Pacific Northwest at Higgins
Settle into comfy leather booths at this open-kitchen French Bistro, where the chef serves classically prepared Pacific Northwest fare, some of it from his own garden. Try the halibut paired with a Willamette pinot gris.
1239 S.W. Broadway, Downtown 97025
Crawfish and more at Jake’s
An icy plate of Pacific oysters fresh from the docks and a cold beer make a satisfying start at this 110-year-old seafood institution. The steelhead trout is a good choice, but don’t leave without trying the chilled, signature crawfish.
401 S.W. 12th Ave., Downtown 97205
A taste of Oregon wines at Noble Rot
Get a flight of Willamette Valley pinot noirs at this stylish wine bar. If the weather is favorable, ask for a table on the rooftop terrace with a view of downtown Portland.
1111 E. Burnside St., Southeast Portland 97214
Dining in style at the Heathman Restaurant
Wild Sturgeon and Anderson Ranch Willamette Valley lamb are just two of the specialties on the seasonal menu at this grand dame of Portland restaurants, known for its extensive wine list.
1001 S.W. Broadway, Downtown 97205
Dinner at Fratelli
Couples like the soft glow of candlelight flickering at this chic trattoria, known for its regional Italian menu. Adjacent is Bar Dué, good for late-night bites or a wood-fired pizza.
1230 N.W. Hoyt St., Northwest Portland
An espresso at Stumptown Roasters
The minimalist, exposed-brick aesthetic of Stumptown Coffee Roasters provides an enticing spot to linger over a creamy latte. Take a sightseeing break to gaze out the large windows or read a magazine.
128 S.W. Third Ave., Downtown 97204
River views from McCormick and Schmick’s
Book a Portland hotel near the Willamette River, and you’re only steps away from harborside dining and views of boats docking at RiverPlace Marina. Or watch beer being brewed at Full Sail Ale microbrewery through an interior window in the bar.
309 S.W. Montgomery St., Downtown 97201