It's time to update the Eater 38, the list of highly elite restaurants that define what it means to eat in Portland. The Eater 38 encompasses the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs, whether diners want to drop serious cash or to magically transform a few bucks into a meal.
As happens every three months, the Eater 38 adds new stalwarts while other restaurants come off. This month, in a huge shakeup, chef and restaurateur Vitaly Paley's Imperial replaces his original restaurant, the iconic Paley's Place; where Paley's Place remains a bastion of Pacific Northwest dining, Imperial is pushing the boundaries of what a Portland restaurant can be.
Also joining the ranks are one of the leaders of the crowded Portland food cart scene, the nourishing Korean barbecue spot Kim Jong Grillin', and Portland's uncanny leader of fried dough, Pip's Original Doughnuts. Coming off are more upscale restaurants Ned Ludd and Nostrana.
The Eater 38 includes only one restaurant by any one owner, chef, or restaurant group. It highlights outstanding restaurants in a variety of dining genres. Finally, the Eater 38 works to feature restaurants across the city's many neighborhoods.
Don't see your favorite restaurant below? Rather than go into conniptions, let us know by lobbying for it over the tipline. Note, the points on this map guide are not ranked; rather, they're organized geographically. Looking for Portland's hottest new restaurants? Find them on the Eater PDX Heatmap.
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