The Best Restaurants In Nob Hill, Portland

Photo of Edgar Catasus
9 February 2017

Similar to its sister neighborhood in San Francisco, Nob Hill has an eclectic gastronomic scene that takes pride in using home-grown ingredients that are organic and contain no pesticides or additives. Take a stroll around Nob Hill and explore the area’s best restaurants with the help of the guide below.

Nob Hill | © jpellgen/Flickr

Paley’s Place

Bar, Bistro, Restaurant, Italian, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
Paley's Place
Paley's Place | © Krista/Flickr
This upscale and intimate restaurant located inside an elegant Victorian home is a fine example of Pacific Northwest dining. The menu is seasonal and supplied year-round by local farmers and growers from Portland. The cuisine has touches of Italian and French influence and is a delight to taste for the senses. To top it all off, Paley’s hosts weekly “Wine Wednesdays”, when customers can try different wines from all around the world.

Urban Fondue

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, American, Dessert, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
Courtesy of Urban Fondue
Courtesy of Urban Fondue
Urban Fondue is a stylish restaurant-bar with a modern design that is all about fancy fondues. Upon entering, customers will experience a trendy seating area enhanced by red booths and warm decor. The restaurant also has the privilege of having a separate dining area for twelve guests called “The Loft”. Enjoy a house-made cheese fondue along with a cocktail and finish off with a dessert fondue.


Restaurant, Mediterranean, French, Italian, $$$
Serratto | © Jesse Radonski/Flickr
Serratto gets its inspiration from Italy, France and the Mediterranean region and manages to create original dishes with sophisticated presentations. The menu changes according to the season and everything is locally and organically grown from Oregon, including the fruits and vegetables. The restaurant boasts large windows that give patrons the sensation they are eating outdoors while enjoying Nob Hill’s sights.

Smokehouse 21

Smokehouse 21 is the perfect joint for those looking to taste a slice of real Americana in heart of the Pacific Northwest. Each plate served here comes with two sides of the customer’s choosing, with comfort food classics such as mac and cheese and coleslaw in abundance. The main meat entrees are all served dry, so the customer can garnish and gravy them to their own preference. The sauces include the spicy Texas-style and spicy vinegar and mustard in Carolina-style; both of which come highly recommended.
413 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR, United States, +1 971-373-8990

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