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One of the oldest Portland steakhouses, Ringside serves everything from behemoth prime rib slabs to elegant grass-finished filet mignon
A steak at Ringside Steakhouse
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Nine Steakhouses to Try in Portland and Beyond

Where to find tender filet mignon, juicy rib-eyes, and more

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A steak at Ringside Steakhouse
| Aubrie LeGault/Official

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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Grill68 Steakhouse

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16305 SW Barrows Rd Suite 100
Beaverton, OR 97007
(503) 352-4472
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At this Beaverton steakhouse, owned Carlos Cortes of the nearby Mexican restaurant Casa Lola, cuts of angus beef hit the grill and come dripping with an herb compound butter, be it a filet mignon or a 16-ounce rib-eye. Any meal should start with the restaurant’s burrata salad, which comes in a surprising mint-chili vinaigrette. Order for delivery or takeout, or dine onsite.

2. RingSide Steakhouse

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2165 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 223-1513
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Since 1944, Ringside Steakhouse has been a tried-and-true standby for impeccable service, aged steaks, and old-school elegance: Tableside lamps illuminate garlic mashed potatoes and madeira-glazed mushrooms accompanying dry-aged rib-eyes and lobster-topped filet mignon. While the dining room is now operating at limited-capacity, Ringside offers its signature steaks (plus the $38 three-course prime rib dinner on Wednesdays), meal kits, pantry items like bolognese sauce by the quart, and wine and cocktails to-go.

3. Jake's Grill

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611 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 220-1850
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A Portland institution, Jake’s Grill has sat in downtown Portland for more than 25 years, while its sibling, Jake’s Famous Crawfish, has served seafood a claw’s throw away since 1892. Jake’s menu of broiled steaks are really about the add-ons, be it an au poivre treatment with a brandy peppercorn sauce, or the addition of a Maine lobster tail. The move is to order the restaurant’s 13-ounce rib-eye, raised at Washington’s Double R Ranch. Jake’s is open for dine-in, takeout, or delivery.

4. El Gaucho Portland

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319 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 227-8794
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El Gaucho exemplifies the old-school, fine-dining steakhouse experience, with a dark, elegant dining room full of white tablecloths and moody back rooms for smoking cigars. The steaks are dry-aged for 28 days, and include a multitude of different cuts grilled over charcoal. Diners ought to try the chateaubriand, a 20-ounce center cut of tenderloin for two, served with the classic steakhouse fixings; for those seeking something a little less daunting, the eight-ounce steak El Gaucho is a pristine take on a filet mignon and comes with lobster medallions. While tableside carving is on hold, the full menu, plus grill-ready beef and spice blends, are available for takeout.

5. Urban Farmer Portland

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525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 222-4900
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In the open-format lobby of the ultra-luxe Nines hotel, Urban Farmer is often overshadowed by the top dog upstairs; still, this chic and farm-centric restaurant is lovely in its own right and very serious about the livelihood of its livestock. For each cut, the steakhouse provides a number of different styles; for instance, the restaurant offers two different rib-eyes — an Oregon-raised grass-fed and a bone-in, dry-aged from California. Beyond the beef, the restaurant’s vegetable sides are often worth an order, Takeout and delivery is available.

6. Portland City Grill

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30, 111 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 450-0030
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The real draw to this 30th-floor, white-tablecloth restaurant is the panoramic windows of Portland, which are fantastic for visitors and locals alike — the view never gets old, whether facing the cityscape or the river or the mountains. A handful of classic cuts like the American Wagyu top sirloin and the filet mignon are available for takeout or delivery to be enjoyed at home (minus the view).

7. Laurelhurst Market

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3155 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-3097
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Laurelhurst Market is considered one of the city’s top steakhouses for a reason: Everyone, from the busser to the bartender, is incredibly knowledgeable in the art of steaks, from the conditions of the cows to the intricacies of the cuts. The steaks are paired with gorgeous accoutrement — from a bone-in, dry-aged NY strip with roasted king trumpet mushrooms and lobster butter to a rib-eye served with ancho mole, avocado, and pickled radish. Takeout specials are available, including a Sunday prime rib deal and fried chicken on Tuesdays. Customers can order to-go or dine on the heated, covered deck.

8. Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar

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5474 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 281-9200
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Clyde’s Prime Rib is some Old Portland realness. While the castle exterior is reminiscent of a miniature golf course, the dining room is moody and dimly lit with a fireplace, chandeliers, and mid-century vibes. Although the classic titular cut of beef might be the main draw, the bacon-wrapped tenderloin and sleeper hit, the lounge burger, are also worthy orders. Delivery and takeout are available.

Rib-eye, fries, and brussels sprouts on plate
Rib-eye at Clyde’s Prime Rib
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9. Sayler's Old Country Kitchen

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10519 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 252-4171
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For over 70 years, Sayler’s has been serving eight cuts of steak in varying sizes, and all steak dinners come with a relish tray, salad, bread, side dishes, and ice cream. The family-owned restaurant may not offer a swanky atmosphere, but it is very accommodating to everyone with both seniors and kids sections on the menu. The famous 72-ounce sirloin challenge might be off the table currently, but most of the menu is available for delivery or takeout.

metal plate with a steak and french fries
Rib-eye steak at Sayler’s
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1. Grill68 Steakhouse

16305 SW Barrows Rd Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97007

At this Beaverton steakhouse, owned Carlos Cortes of the nearby Mexican restaurant Casa Lola, cuts of angus beef hit the grill and come dripping with an herb compound butter, be it a filet mignon or a 16-ounce rib-eye. Any meal should start with the restaurant’s burrata salad, which comes in a surprising mint-chili vinaigrette. Order for delivery or takeout, or dine onsite.

16305 SW Barrows Rd Suite 100
Beaverton, OR 97007

2. RingSide Steakhouse

2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210

Since 1944, Ringside Steakhouse has been a tried-and-true standby for impeccable service, aged steaks, and old-school elegance: Tableside lamps illuminate garlic mashed potatoes and madeira-glazed mushrooms accompanying dry-aged rib-eyes and lobster-topped filet mignon. While the dining room is now operating at limited-capacity, Ringside offers its signature steaks (plus the $38 three-course prime rib dinner on Wednesdays), meal kits, pantry items like bolognese sauce by the quart, and wine and cocktails to-go.

2165 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97210

3. Jake's Grill

611 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

A Portland institution, Jake’s Grill has sat in downtown Portland for more than 25 years, while its sibling, Jake’s Famous Crawfish, has served seafood a claw’s throw away since 1892. Jake’s menu of broiled steaks are really about the add-ons, be it an au poivre treatment with a brandy peppercorn sauce, or the addition of a Maine lobster tail. The move is to order the restaurant’s 13-ounce rib-eye, raised at Washington’s Double R Ranch. Jake’s is open for dine-in, takeout, or delivery.

611 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

4. El Gaucho Portland

319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

El Gaucho exemplifies the old-school, fine-dining steakhouse experience, with a dark, elegant dining room full of white tablecloths and moody back rooms for smoking cigars. The steaks are dry-aged for 28 days, and include a multitude of different cuts grilled over charcoal. Diners ought to try the chateaubriand, a 20-ounce center cut of tenderloin for two, served with the classic steakhouse fixings; for those seeking something a little less daunting, the eight-ounce steak El Gaucho is a pristine take on a filet mignon and comes with lobster medallions. While tableside carving is on hold, the full menu, plus grill-ready beef and spice blends, are available for takeout.

319 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

5. Urban Farmer Portland

525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

In the open-format lobby of the ultra-luxe Nines hotel, Urban Farmer is often overshadowed by the top dog upstairs; still, this chic and farm-centric restaurant is lovely in its own right and very serious about the livelihood of its livestock. For each cut, the steakhouse provides a number of different styles; for instance, the restaurant offers two different rib-eyes — an Oregon-raised grass-fed and a bone-in, dry-aged from California. Beyond the beef, the restaurant’s vegetable sides are often worth an order, Takeout and delivery is available.

525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204

6. Portland City Grill

30, 111 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

The real draw to this 30th-floor, white-tablecloth restaurant is the panoramic windows of Portland, which are fantastic for visitors and locals alike — the view never gets old, whether facing the cityscape or the river or the mountains. A handful of classic cuts like the American Wagyu top sirloin and the filet mignon are available for takeout or delivery to be enjoyed at home (minus the view).

30, 111 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

7. Laurelhurst Market

3155 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Laurelhurst Market is considered one of the city’s top steakhouses for a reason: Everyone, from the busser to the bartender, is incredibly knowledgeable in the art of steaks, from the conditions of the cows to the intricacies of the cuts. The steaks are paired with gorgeous accoutrement — from a bone-in, dry-aged NY strip with roasted king trumpet mushrooms and lobster butter to a rib-eye served with ancho mole, avocado, and pickled radish. Takeout specials are available, including a Sunday prime rib deal and fried chicken on Tuesdays. Customers can order to-go or dine on the heated, covered deck.

3155 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

8. Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar

5474 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
Rib-eye, fries, and brussels sprouts on plate
Rib-eye at Clyde’s Prime Rib
Krista Garcia/EPDX

Clyde’s Prime Rib is some Old Portland realness. While the castle exterior is reminiscent of a miniature golf course, the dining room is moody and dimly lit with a fireplace, chandeliers, and mid-century vibes. Although the classic titular cut of beef might be the main draw, the bacon-wrapped tenderloin and sleeper hit, the lounge burger, are also worthy orders. Delivery and takeout are available.

5474 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

9. Sayler's Old Country Kitchen

10519 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216
metal plate with a steak and french fries
Rib-eye steak at Sayler’s
Krista Garcia/EPDX

For over 70 years, Sayler’s has been serving eight cuts of steak in varying sizes, and all steak dinners come with a relish tray, salad, bread, side dishes, and ice cream. The family-owned restaurant may not offer a swanky atmosphere, but it is very accommodating to everyone with both seniors and kids sections on the menu. The famous 72-ounce sirloin challenge might be off the table currently, but most of the menu is available for delivery or takeout.

10519 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97216

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