Top 10 Restaurants In The Pearl District Of Portland, Oregon

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9 February 2017

Formerly an industrial area, Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District is now one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, with a number of outstanding restaurants residing in beautifully renovated warehouses and factories. Whether you’re looking for contemporary Peruvian cuisine, farm-to-table fare or award-winning charcuterie, here are 10 must-try restaurants when dining out here.



Restaurant, Peruvian, Spanish, $$$
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Andina takes its cue from the family’s Peruvian roots, serving an eclectic mix of traditional South American cuisine and Novo-Andean inspired dishes crafted from locally sourced produce. Established in 2003, the restaurant has attracted a firm following over the years and has received rave reviews from local critics. A stylish, vibrant dining room and live music form the backdrop in which to enjoy dishes like carapulcra con Puerco; pork loin stuffed with fontal cheese served with a potato and wild boar stew.

Bridgeport Brew Pub

Pub, Restaurant, Beer, American, $$$
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For a taste of Portland’s brewing history, pay a visit to the Bridgeport Brew Pub, the restaurant of Oregon’s oldest craft brewery. Featuring a spacious and industrial interior and buzzy vibe, Bridgeport Brew Pub makes its dishes the same way it makes its beers, full of character and taste. The restaurant serves upscale gastro pub dishes like house-smoked pulled pork sandwiches and its signature macaroni and cheese. Don’t leave without sampling a brew or two, like the cinnamon and nutmeg flavored Witch Hunt Ale.


Bar, Restaurant, Italian
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Coppia's chef Adam Ruplinger
Coppia's chef Adam Ruplinger | Courtesy Coppia
While there is by no means a shortage of Italian restaurants in Portland, Coppia manages to bring something new to the table with its unique and specific focus on the cuisine of the northwestern Italian region of Piedmont and its expert pairing with the acclaimed wines of the same region. Using ingredients sourced from the Pacific Northwest region, executive chef Adam Ruplinger crafts traditional Piedmont dishes with a creative, modern twist. The duck breast with beluga lentils, pancetta, chard and a balsamic reduction is just one mouth-watering example of this.

Irving Street Kitchen

Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Street view of Meriwether's
Street view of Meriwether's | Courtesy Meriwether's
Serving contemporary American with distinct Southern flavors and located in a beautifully renovated warehouse, Irving Street Kitchen is a vibrant restaurant and bar opened in 2010. The smart, stylish restaurant makes full use of its locatin and features a converted loading dock as a patio, exposed brick and ductwork and wooden beams complemented by striking modern chandeliers and an airy, open plan.


Restaurant, American, $$$
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Offering a farm-to-table dining experience in a beautiful, romantic setting Meriwethers is a must-try for foodies who like their food sustainable and locally sourced. One of Meriwether’s main priorities is celebrating the abundant, seasonal bounty of the Pacific Northwest region, and the restaurant even operates its own farm in neighboring Sylvan Highlands.

Uptown Billiards Club

Restaurant, Nightclub, American, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
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The pool hall
The pool hall | Courtesy Uptown Billiards Club
With its discreet street level entrance and vintage jazz joint ambiance, Uptown Billiards Club is a hidden gem in the heart of Pearl District. The upscale restaurant and pool hall first opened its doors back in 1994 when owner Kent Lewis realized his dream of establishing a cozy hangout serving fine American fare alongside pool tables and dart boards. Highlights include the pan-seared halibut with Dungeness crab, saffron cream risotto and a citrus and sweet corn salad.


Restaurant, American, Spanish, $$$
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Known for its hip, high-spirited vibe and delicious award-winning Nuevo Latino cuisine, Oba has gained the approval of not only local food critics but also the national press. Imaginative menus are based on bold Latin flavors and local, seasonal ingredients and incorporates the cuisines of Spain, Portugal and the Caribbean with tempting dishes such as macadamia nut-crusted Pacific swordfish with cilantro, pesto, smoked potatoes and a sherry glaze.

Olympic Provisions Northwest

Charcuterie, Restaurant, American, Gluten-free, $$$
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A must-try for lovers of meat, Olympic Provisions Northwest is a popular restaurant and charcuterie with a sister restaurant in southeast Portland that serves up rustic European inspired food. Olympic Provisions has its own meat curing facility where they prepare delicious meats for the restaurants or to be sold at its partner shops. Menus are seasonal and change daily, though guests can expect dishes like rotisserie pork loin with crispy polenta, rapini, cipollini onions rings, petite mustard greens and pork jus.

Park Kitchen

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Prasad Interior
Prasad Interior | Courtesy of Prasad
Dishing up creative New American cuisine in a cozy, trendy space located across from Portland’s picturesque North Park Blocks, Park Kitchen is a restaurant with a focus on locally grown and sustainable meat, the executive chef is an Oregon native with experience cooking at Michelin starred restaurants in New York City and crafts tempting dishes like Payne Family Farms pork with redeye gravy, collards and a cornbread dressing.


Specializing in gluten-free vegetarian and vegan friendly food with a number of raw options available, Prasad is a popular Portland destination with its unique brand of healthy food made with love. Prasad offers nutritious breakfasts until 11am, with options such as granola, oatmeal and tempura scramble. Guests who come later can opt for a bowl of hot soup, fresh salad or a signature dish like the urban bowl.

925 Northwest Davis Street, Portland, OR, USA, +1 503 224 3993

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