10 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Portland, OR.
Abyssinian Kitchen is one of Portland’s more upscale Ethiopian (and Eritrean) restaurants, located in a cozy house in Buckman.
Coquine is a homey French-ish Mt. Tabor restaurant that’s a cafe during the day and serves a tasting menu at night.
Langbaan in Kerns uses local ingredients in traditional Thai dishes and looks kind of like an adult (and indoor) treehouse.
Sit at the sushi bar at Nimblefish, a high-end sushi spot in the Hawthorne District.
Beast is a 24-seat restaurant in North Portland that feels like a nice dinner party, complete with shared communal tables and a prix fixe menu.
Ox is an Inner Northeast Argentinian restaurant known for their huge wood fired grill and the wide variety of meat and seafood cooked on it.
Le Pigeon is a small French restaurant on East Burnside that’s upscale enough for an anniversary dinner, but casual enough for a Wednesday.
Ava Gene’s on Division Street is a vegetable-heavy Italian restaurant with an excellent wine list that mills its own pasta flour on-site.
Kachka is a Southeast restaurant that serves excellent Russian food and more vodka than you’d ever expect to drink in one sitting.