The Required: Portland

The Required: Portland

A definitive guide to Portland's tried and trues, as chosen by over 5000+ of the nation's top chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, & other food and beverage pros.

June 3, 2019
The Required: Portland

The Required: Portland

A definitive guide to Portland's tried and trues, as chosen by over 5000+ of the nation's top chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, & other food and beverage pros.

June 3, 2019

Welcome back to The Required, our expert-powered version of a "best of" list, assembled by tallying up the all-time most recommended places on ChefsFeed. Read on to plan your next trip—or just to be sure you've checked all the boxes on your home turf.

Coquine

Many of Portland's best culinary destinations are on the east side, away from the usual downtown tourism.  Located in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, chef Katy Millard cooks delicious, thoughtful, and hyper-seasonal food for locals and visitors who are in the know at Coquine. Chef Millard’s disciplined and various techniques can be found throughout this dining experience, from first dishes to dessert and her philosophy and style has garnered her attention throughout Portland’s culinary scene and beyond.

Coquine
Hot Spot
Mount Tabor, Portland
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Modern, Full Bar, New American
13 Recommendations

Renata

Renata is one of the best Italian restaurants to hit Portland. With everything from salumi to breads and pastas made in-house, this restaurant is a local staple you must try. The chefs at Renata keep the flavors seasonal and true to Italian palates, while also creating new classics like seaweed tagliolini pasta, which our experts say is absolutely insane. Renata offers a nice selection of local brews and imported Italian wines, best sipped while basking in its excellent natural light, ornate wallpaper, and sturdy, rustic wood furnishings.

Renata
Hot Spot
Southeast Portland, Portland
$$, Outdoor Seating, Modern, Full Bar, Italian, Cocktail
4 Recommendations

Han Oak

Han Oak’s Chef Peter Cho has been consistently successful, making the list of semifinalists for the James Beard Best Chef: Northwest category this year. His Korean influenced cuisine is the backbone of Han Oak’s menu, which changes monthly. Our experts have raved about his Korean Fried Chicken and the Fried Cauliflower with Gochujang and Tamarind Glaze. The housemade dumpling menu never fails to please, and there's a playful beverage program which hilariously feature Bartles and James Fuzzy Navel on the beer list for those feeling nostalgic for high school parties. The dining room is light and airy, with many sturdy wooden community style tables. This is the perfect place for a casual date or a post-work hang sesh with your colleagues. 

Han Oak
Hot Spot
Kerns, Portland
$$, Korean, Reservations, Modern
17 Recommendations
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