Although Portland remains one of the best cities for vegans, many of the Rose City’s residents remain loyal meat-eaters, from the conscious diners seeking humanely raised, grass-fed cows to the old-school, whiskey-drinking Portlanders ordering hulking slabs of inexpensive prime rib. And the city accommodates them both: There are the classic, white tablecloth steakhouses reminiscent of the Rat Pack era; the modern, hipper steakhouses with newer cuts and inventive flavors; and the old school family-owned restaurants that hearken back to memories with the grandparents.
The pandemic has shut down restaurants across the city, and high-end restaurants have been particularly impacted; some notable steakhouses previously on this map, like Imperial and Ox, have permanently and temporarily closed, respectively. However, there are still places to find slabs of seared beef around the greater Portland area. This map of Portland’s steakhouses sticks to Portland-specific restaurants offering a selection of prime steak cuts, often aged for increased flavor. For the sake of locality, this map doesn’t include chains, with the exception of El Gaucho, as it’s a Northwest brand and a smaller group. Also, all restaurants included had to have at least three different steaks on the menu; for more special occasion dinners, diners should scour our tasting menu map. The points on this map are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically.
A number of Oregon restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More