Area Restaurants

Portland is home to a wealth of excellent restaurants, everything from quintessential Northwest cuisine to innovative ethnic fare. The lists compiled below highlight a selection of popular choices, all a short walk or ride from Hotel Modera. For further information on local restaurants, please see the concierge.

"Anchored on a strong community of farmers, gardeners, ranchers, and charcutiers, Portland's full-blown "farm to table" culture is the envy of cities ten times its size."

Sarah Kanabay / Saveur Magazine

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE:

Morton's Offering richly appointed dark wood interiors, succulent steaks and seafood, a vast wine selection and seamless service, Morton's provides an elegant setting for dinner. 0.1 mile

Raven & Rose Within the warm atmosphere of this historic Ladd Carriage House, exceptionally executed dishes – that draw inspiration from the British countryside – are driven by simple, pristinely sourced ingredients served on classic farmhouse cookery. 0.1 mile

Higgins Chef Higgins serves fine cuisine that supports of his premise that "food is community." From wild salmon, mushrooms and huckleberries to some of the finest wines, Higgins' utilizes locally grown and harvested food for an experience rooted in the Northwest. 0.2 miles

Veritable Quandary Since 1971 this Portland gem has been a consistent mainstay of Portland's dining and social scene with dining offered inside or on the patio for brunch, lunch or dinner. 0.3 miles

Fogo de Chao This authentic Brazilian steakhouse (churrascaria) has been setting the standard in Brazil for over 30 years. The menu includes delectable cuts of grilled meats that are prepared, cooked and then carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. 0.3 miles

Southpark Seafood Grill and Wine Bar Located in the heart of Portland's downtown cultural district, Southpark celebrates the best harvests of Northwest fishermen, farmers, growers and winemakers, serving inspired cuisine in a lively urban setting. 0.4 miles

Luc Lac With recipes that highlight fresh, local ingredients, Luc Lac's menu consists of delicious traditional dishes that were created in the restaurateur's ancestral pho restaurant in Vietnam. 0.5 miles

NEARBY, QUICK & HEALTHY:

Café Yumm! Distinctly Northwest in approach, this venue offers quick, fresh, deeply nourishing food – chicken, salmon, tofu, tempeh, turkey, vegetarian and vegan options served with addictive sauces and dressings – in a distinctive and relaxed environment. 0.2 miles

Laughing Planet Dedicated to making wholesome, affordable food accessible to time-constrained locals and travelers, this quick-service cafe serves nutritious fare in the form of tasty burritos, bowls, soups, salads and smoothies. 0.2 miles

Kure This trendy downtownjuice bar offers an array of healthy, veggie-focused smoothies and snacks, from customizable juice smoothies to acai bowls, kale salads and more. 0.4 miles

Green Leaf Juicing Company This local company makes juice which is alive, raw and overflowing with vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. Its juices are never heated or high-pressurized... never treated in a plant; just from a plant. 0.4 miles

Freshii This quick-service restaurant intertwines a healthy, active lifestyle with delicious, energizing food. A variety of rice/noodle bowls, wraps, burritos, salads, soups and customized items are prepared with high quality ingredients to energize the body. 0.5 miles

BY LIGHTRAIL OR STREETCAR:

Little Bird Bistro The second restaurant owned by Le Pigeon chef/Beard Award-winner Gabriel Rucker, Little Bird provides a more classic, yet surprisingly casual, counterpart to Rucker's renowned French venue. At this power-lunch spot, delicious takes on Parisian bistro favorites are expertly prepared and always enjoyed. 0.7 miles/Tri-Met Lightrail

Gruner Chris Israel's Alpine-influenced Gruner ushers in the West End neighborhood. Though the expertly executed menu takes inspiration from the region stretching from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, it deserves highest marks for its burger, hands-down one of the town's best. 0.8 miles/Portland Street Car

Portland City Grill Spectacular views of downtown Portland and the Cascade Mountains are paired with menu including USDA Prime steaks and fresh Hawaiian Pacific Coast and Alaskan seafood at one of Portland's most popular restaurants. 0.9 miles/Tri-Met Lightrail

¡Oba! ¡Oba!'s menu explores vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and the Americas, blending bold Latin traditions, spices and preparations with seasonal, often locally sourced ingredients. 1.4 miles/Portland Street Car

Irving St. Kitchen Opened in the Pearl District by Dough Washington and brothers Steven and Mitch Rosenthal, this soulful New American restaurant is anchored in slow cooking techniques and deep flavors. 1.5 miles/Portland Street Car

Sinju A popular Japanese restaurant with two locations in Portland, including one in the hip Pearl District, Sinju features an extensive menu including exotic sushi choices. 1.5 miles/Portland Street Car

Andina The native Peruvian cooking team at Andina presents ÔNovoandina' cuisine, a cooking style that aspires to revive native, pre-Colonial ingredients and techniques and incorporate them into modern presentations of the highest standard. 1.6 miles/Portland Street Car

Featured Restaurant

Hotel Modera will be featuring the menu of a different local restaurant each month and providing a peak into what makes Portland America’s hottest culinary scene.

 

Bamboo Sushi - Northwest Portland's green ethos is nowhere more obvious than at the world's first certified-sustainable sushi restaurant, where the always-fresh catch plays nicely with unexpected flavor combinations. 2 miles/Portland Street Car

Serratto This lively, elegant neighborhood restaurant serves innovative dishes from Italy, France and the greater Mediterranean region from a seasonally changing menu. 2 miles/Portland Street Car

BridgePort Brewing Company Offering a comfortable and familiar atmosphere pairing rustic brick, aged timber and classic iron, this Pearl District brewpub serves up great food and award-winning ales. 2 miles/Portland Street Car

Paley's Place The Balthazar of Portland, Paley's manages to be creative, yet ever so classic. From mussel frites and escargot to interesting Northwest takes on classic French-style cooking, the dishes are playful and inventive. 2.1 miles/Portland Street Car

Roe Hidden in the rear of the more casual restaurant, Block + Tackle, Roe offers a conceptual opposite that highlights modernist techniques in dishes that often hit unexpected notes. It's a bit of a splurge, but the multi-course tasting menus served at this reservation-only venue offer an unrivaled approach to seafood. 2.9 miles/Tri-Met bus #4

Pok Pok Classically trained chef Andy Ricker moved to Thailand, learned to cook better than the locals and served up enough chicken wings, boar collar and noodlesoups to snag himself a James Beard Award. Visit the mothership of his culinary empire for the finest Thai cuisine. 3 miles/Tri-Met bus #4

Ava Gene's No opening in recent memory has created such a fervor as this polished Italian restaurant by Stumptown's Duane Sorenson and NYC transplant Joshua McFadden. The dining room itself provides Division's must-visit, see-and-be-seen spot, but the dishes top the scenery. 3.1 miles/Tri-Metbus #4

Smallwares Johanna Ware brings a New York sensibility to her pairing of unapologetically "inauthentic" Asian plates and a late-night, rock 'n roll attitude. Ware's dishes look elegantly composed but pack a major punch, hitting all the savory, salty and spicy notes. 5.2 miles/Tri-Met bus #19; transfer to #75

Beast It's a splurge, but Portland's most high-profile chef, James Beard finalist (and Top Chef Master) Naomi Pomeroy, rocks the kitchen at Beast– where each intimate, prix-fixe seating is like a dinner party gone carnivorously crazy. 5.7 miles /Tri-Met bus #17

Please contact our concierge at theconcierge@hotelmodera.com.