Ask anyone in Washington wine country and they will claim Saffron is one of the best restaurants in Walla Walla and maybe even the state of Washington Chef Chris Ainsworth has been a semi-finalist in the James Beard Foundation Best Chef Northwest for six straight years. His restaurant also received Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "10 Best... read more
Chef Chris Cosentino made a name for himself as the offal chef on his way to winning Top Chef Masters. Expanding into Portland from San Francisco, he brought his passion for all things meat to Jackrabbit. Featuring an extensive raw bar, a cooler specifically for hams, and a gin-centric cocktail menu, Cosentino is fitting right... read more
Vitaly Paley is one of Portland's most celebrated chefs. He owns several restaurants including his long-standing fine dining restaurant Paley's Place Bistro & Bar and his new Headwaters in the Heathman Hotel. The Imperial features a wood fired grill and rotisserie as the main source of inspiration for the menu. Located in the Hotel Lucia,... read more
This is one of the best seafood restaurants I have dined in over the past year. Everything on the menu is fresh and creatively prepared. Even the dessert was absolutely amazing. Normally Asian restaurants are not known for desserts, but if you even get to Portland, you must try Departure's Green Tea Ice Cream Sunday.... read more
Chef Owner Naomi Pomeroy started several small concepts from catering to a coffee house but wanted to go back to her creative roots with pop-up dinners. After closing or selling each of these concepts she started Beast to get back to the intimacy and creativity of these coursed suppers. "The intimacy of these suppers is... read more
This restaurant makes their own amazing breakfast sausage and it is the bomb. They also make their gravy from this sausage. The scrambles are also excellent as is the french toast made with challah bread - quite tasty. Gravy is very Portland with its fresh and local commitments.
This SE Asian restaurant is highly rated and with good reason. All the food is intensely flavorful and balanced. Anything Andy Ricker makes is great, but Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings are incredibly craveable. I have to get them every time I visit the restaurant! The restaurant is located in a renovated house where each room... read more