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.

Podnah's Pit BBQ

If you have a craving for barbeque, Podnah’s uses Texas-style slow and low wood-smoking techniques and Carolina-style sauces to appease your meat-tooth. Our experts recommend the Pitboss plate, where you get a little bit of everything they're smoking out back: 1/4lb brisket, 1/4lb pulled pork, 2 pork ribs, 1 sausage link, cornbread and choice of two sides. Podnah's also rocks a full bar and local brews to wash it all down with.

Pho Hung

Portland’s Vietnamese food scene is strong. But when we ask our experts where the ultimate Phō spot is, they consistently recommend Phō Hung. The dish? Phō Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup). Casual, affordable and delicious, this is the joint to go warm your bones on a chilly Portland day.

Ken's Artisan Pizza

Beginning as a special pizza pop-up at the already popular Ken's Artisan Bakery, these pies became such a hit that eventually they became a staple feature of the bakery. Match Ken Forkish's expert thin-crust dough with simple high-quality ingredients like fresh mozzarella and fennel sausage, finish it in a wood-fired brick oven, and you have a recipe people still line up out the door for. As it doesn't take reservations, expect to wait, even on a weeknight. It's all worth it however when you finally get to sit down to a glass of old world wine or beer, with this pizza in hand.

Displaying items 16 - 18 of 20 total