Our Field Guide is your road map to our fav spots in Portland!
Kachka brings Moscow to Portland with authentic Russian flavors at their aesthetically kitsch digs. Reservations are a must here, with hard to find dishes like Herring Under a Fur Coat: a 7-layer-dip of herring, potatoes, onions, carrots, beets, mayo, eggs and pumpernickel toast. Don’t hesitate to ask about the lengthy list of vodkas, the restaurant boasts an entire menu dedicated to the Russian liquor. Photo courtesy of Kachka.
Named after a beloved rabbit and tucked in the Southwest corridor of downtown Portland, Måurice is an ode to friendship with freshly picked flowers adoring the all-white dining room. The handwritten menu offers seasonal dishes from oysters to Norwegian meatballs, and, most notably a pastry menu that is both inventive and simple at the same time–think lemon-soufflé pudding and bostock French toast. Photos courtesy of Måurice.
From $70 and two suitcases, to a food cart, then a food truck, and another one, and now a full brick and mortar restaurant, Chef Nong continues to impress with one, perfected classic dish–Thai chicken and rice. Photo courtesy of Nong’s Khao Mon Gai.
Colorful, farm-to-table vegetables are aesthetically plated on speckled ceramics at Tusk’s bright and airy Kerns digs. The spot serves up traditional Mediterranean bites, small plates, craft cocktails and inventive desserts perfect for every and all occasions. Photos courtesy of Tusk.
A European-style tavern frames inventive, small plates and some of the best cocktails in Portland. The multifaceted restaurant has a lively dining room, intimate upstairs seating area and people-watching perch, making it the perfect bistro for any occasion. Photo courtesy of Clyde Common.
A vaulted ceiling and exposed kitchen set the tone for Renata’s authentic Italian fare. From fettucini to funghi pizza, all dishes are made with the amore of a home cooked meal. Photos courtesy of Renata.
A wood-fired grill slowly cooks Argentinian-style meats at Northeast Portland’s Ox. All food is locally sourced and is served alongside vegetarian options tossed with heirloom produce. Don’t forget to save room for the Lemon Brioche bread pudding! Photo courtesy of Ox.
A cocktail lounge but also so much more, Expatriate serves globally-inspired bar bites and equally well-traveled libations at their atmospheric wooden bar. Photo courtesy of Expatriate.
Nestled below Ace Hotel and affixed with the same aesthetic perfection, Pepe Le Moko pairs classic Jazz with reimagined classic cocktails. Their food matches the scene, with oysters, charcuterie and bocadillos on the menu. Photos courtesy of Pepe le Moko.
Nine rum-centric drinks and a three rum flight take centerstage at Portland’s Rum Club. The casual and chic bar’s colorful drinks are served beside pub classics like braised short ribs and a shrimp cocktail. Photo courtesy of Rum Club.
Northeast Portland’s quirky watering hole and café Victoria Bar features southern eats, a liquor wall, and a Princess Bride-themed cocktail menu. Classic brunch is served beside a menu of before-noon-approved cocktails. Photos courtesy of Victoria Bar.
Located in a bright red double-decker bus with pepto-pink interior, Tov pours Egyptian and Turkish coffee along with teas and espresso drinks. Take your drink to the upper decks–they are heated on cold days and sun-soaked on warm days with a treetop view of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Photos courtesy of Tov.
Serving espresso steeped in Italian tradition, Spella Coffee has been said to have the best espresso in the whole city–high praise considering Portland has been deemed the unofficial coffee capital of the country. The spot also serves dessert, as they say, with great espresso comes great affogato. Photos courtesy of Spella Coffee.
With intention in mind at every step of the process, Heart Coffee sources, roasts, and serves the highest quality coffee possible at their three industrial yet cozy Portland locations. Photo courtesy of Heart Coffee.
High quality, sustainably sourced, specialty pour over, Coava might just serve the best single-origin coffee you might ever have. With three locations across Portland, including one Roastery at their headquarters, Coava is making its stand to be a leading name in the competitive PNW java scene. Photos courtesy of Coava.
Salt & Straw serves inventive flavors like honey-lavender, avocado-strawberry, and cilantro-cheesecake at their three parlor locations. The friendly neighborhood ice cream shop gone national icon serves only locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. Photo courtesy of Salt & Straw.
Continuing the standard of premier Portland coffee, Never Coffee Lab serves flavorful and inventive handcrafted drinks at their colorful yet minimal and aesthetic shop. Photo courtesy of Never Coffee Lab.
A paper mache whale hanging from the ceiling welcomes guests of all ages at Hello! Good Morning! The eclectic Broadway store is an emporium of colors–all woven, painted and letterpressed into beautiful objects. Photos courtesy of Hello Good Morning.
Editing color-coded vintage alongside globally sourced garments, apothecary, and accessories, Palace is a one-stop-shop for a refresher of both your closet and home. Photo courtesy of Palace.
Work/Shop is part botanical shop and part workshop, hosting classes from soap-making to watercolor painting. The artisanal hub also offers private classes and events at their bright and airy space. Photos courtesy of Work/Shop.
Renegade maker gone store owner, Jessica Lawson launched her jewelry line Dea Dia in 2011 and opened her Portland brick and mortar in 2016. The curated shop and production studio sells her unique and handmade pieces alongside artisanal goods. Photo courtesy of Dea Dia
Offering artful and eclectic homewares, art, and clothing, LOWELL’s tucked away space curates local makers’ and designers’ goods alongside vintage finds. Photos courtesy of LOWELL.
A historic elementary school turned hotel, McMenamins’ Kennedy School hosts movie nights in the auditorium, serves whiskey in detention, and offers craft pints in retired classrooms. The 57-room scholastic themed dwelling features original artwork and photographs that sneak in a Portland history lesson. Photo courtesy of McMenamins.
A 9.1-acre traditional Japanese Garden showcasing views of Mount Hood, bonsai, and cascading ponds so beautiful you might think you’re just outside of Tokyo. The garden also hosts tea ceremonies, guided walks, workshops and events. Photo courtesy of Japanese Garden.