Word of Mouth: Liz Crain's Best of Portland

Get tips on the best dining and nightlife in Portland, Oregon, from Liz Crain, author of Food Lover's Guide to Portland.

Liz Crain writes about food and drink in the Pacific Northwest for various print and online publications. Her book Food Lover's Guide to Portland was published by Sasquatch Books in 2010. She is also a fiction writer and editor at Hawthorne Books.


Brunch: Tasty n Sons

Fancy: Paley's Place

Best Value: Po'Shines and Nicholas Restaurant

Bar Scene/Drinks: Clyde Common and Gilt Bar

Business Lunch: Kenny and Zuke's Delicatessen

Burger: Slow Bar and Gruner

Pizza: Apizza Scholls and Ken's Artisan Pizza

Sandwich: Meat Cheese Bread

Food Truck: Ziba's Pitas and Lucy's Original

Regional: Evoe and The Farm Cafe

Hiddem Gem: Be Won Korean and Acadia

Mexican/Latin: American: Autentica

Japanese: Tanuki

Spanish/Tapas: Toro Bravo

Thai/Southeast Asian: Pok Pok and Red Onion

Wine List: Metrovino and Bar Avignon

Chinese: Wong's King 

Seafood: Andina and Eat Oyster Bar

Steak: Laurelhurst Market

Italian: Nostrana and Piazza Italia

Barbecue: Podnah's Pit

Desserts: Pix Patisserie

Indian: Chennai Masala

Vegetarian: Portobello Vegan Trattoria

Wild Card: Cheese Bar