Portland’s a hot topic when it comes to dining out. Take its Thai establishment Pok Pok and its sister operations, Whiskey Soda Lounge and Pok Pok Noi. That empire, headed up by Chef Andy Ricker, did so well that he opened two additional locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Once the New York Times got a bite, Pok Pok became the trendiest place to be seen gnawing Thai chicken wings in the Big Apple. That’s a pretty good indicator. When Portland introduces New York to the next best chicken wing, it’s a clear signal that these Pacific Northwest chefs know what’s up.
Pok Pok is a must-visit, but here are three other, new places that caught our eye for eats and drinks in Portland.
Raven & Rose
Only open a few weeks now, this massive two-level venture in downtown brings diners classic, farmhouse cuisine with an Irish-countryside-meets-the-Pacific-Northwest kind of slant. Executive Chef David Padberg mans the kitchen, turning out signatures like grilled sturgeon served with clams, shell beans