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18 Tantalizing Tasting Menus and Prix Fixe Dinners in Portland

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Often, the best way to sample a menu is to put yourself in the chef’s hands — and tasting menus and prix fixe dinners are a great way for the chef to show off their best work.

This list rounds up the best fixed-price and tasting menus in town, from the affordable like Verdigris and Oui Wine Bar to the indulgent, such as Beast and Castagna. Some locations offer a tasting menu in addition to an à la carte one; others only do set menus, and some offer choices within the prix fixe options. All are sorted geographically rather than by ranking.

Although many pop-up dinners have fixed menus, this map only includes permanent establishments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. RingSide Steakhouse

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2165 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 223-1513
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A Portland institution for decades, Ringside Steakhouse offers a three course supper each day for $40 before 6 p.m. and $50 after. A few options are offered for each course, none of which are vegetarian-friendly, but it provides a great way to sample one of Portland’s most iconic spots at a reasonable price.

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2. Paley's Place Bistro & Bar

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1204 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 243-2403
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One of Portland’s earliest examples, the tasting menu at Paley’s Place remains as great as ever. Changing ever day and drawing from à la carte selections, the menu costs $70 for five courses and $90 for seven, with optional wine pairings at $40 and $50, respectively. You’ll often find dishes like duck pierogi, seared wagyu, and other Northwestern treats.

515 SW Broadway Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 232-1566
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Roe is back after more than a year’s hiatus, with chef Trent Pierce making some of the best seafood dishes in town. There are a few options, including four- or seven-course menus during the week, and a special Saturday-only seven-course tasting menu. Each course is a new fishy revelation, with a wide range of seafood and cooking techniques, paired with everything from local and European whites to sake and sparkling wines.

4. Holdfast

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537 SE Ash St #102
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 504-9448
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Only open Friday through Sunday, with one seating nightly at 7 p.m., Holdfast offers a nine-course dinner with five beverage pairings (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for $105. The majority of the menu changes at least twice a month, and it’s always innovative, with modern techniques and locally foraged ingredients, paired with excellent wines from sommelier Dana Frank, and striking cocktails.

Chocolate tart with torched meringue
Holdfast

5. Le Pigeon

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738 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 546-8796
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Gabe Rucker’s Le Pigeon has had no small influence in defining what constitutes Portland dining. The French-Northwestern restaurant offers both five-course and seven-course tasting menus each night, with a variety of beverage pairings as well, including a surprisingly good non-alcoholic pairing. It’s indulgent, but needs to be tried at least once.

6. Bar Casa Vale

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215 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 477-9081
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Originally a tapas restaurant, Bar Casa Vale nabbed Chef Jacob Harth in late 2017, and now offers a much wider selection of hearth-roasted, old-world cuisine. For $50 guests can order the family style dinner (full table participation is required), a hearty meal of roasted meats and vegetables, seafood, and salads, all with Spanish flair. It’s strongly recommended to order a bottle (or two) of sherry for the table.

7. Verdigris

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1315 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 477-8106
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Bucolic, French-inspired bistro Verdigris offers a simple, three course dinner each night at the great price of $35 for starter, entree, and dessert. Each course is selected from a variety of options chosen by chef-owner Johnny Nunn each night, from beef bourguignon to braised meatballs and creamy polenta.  

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8. Farm Spirit

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1414 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97202

Not all Portland tasting menus are filled with foie gras and pork belly: Farm Spirit’s entirely vegetable-based menu redefines what a vegan meal can be. The entire meal is served at the counter, while chef Aaron Adams walks guests through the dishes, with each unique plate exemplifying Cascadia’s bountiful vegetation. A unique non-alcoholic pairing menu is available (as is a wine pairing), made up of drinking vinegars and other fermented beverages.

Braised sunflower bud with tomato and farro
Farm Spirit

9. Castagna

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1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-7373
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One of the city’s most celebrated restaurants, Castagna disproves the myth that Portland doesn’t do high-end dining. The restaurant offers two menus: a six course dinner for $100, or a special chef’s tasting menu for $165, each with an optional wine pairing. Both deliver a striking ensemble of dishes full of seasonal, local ingredients prepared with modern and classic techniques.  À la carte options can be found next door at Cafe Castagna.

10. Aviary

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1733 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-2400
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Sarah Pliner’s Aviary isn’t a vegetarian restaurant by default, but the chef’s tasting menu is. For $40, Pliner brings a four-course dinner of Asian inspired, seasonal dishes, all of which are 100% vegetarian (though not vegan). It’s a great way to sample her cooking, even for meat-eaters.

11. Han Oak

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511 NE 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(971) 255-0032
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While the dumpling and noodle nights here offer à la carte options, the best way to get the full experience at Han Oak is to order the chef’s tasting menu. $55 gets you eleven different items, from steamed eggs to silken tofu to pork and kimchi dumplings.

12. Nomad PDX

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575 NE 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 206-4085
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Nomad PDX and its chef, Ryan Fox, both won the Eater’s reader’s choice award for restaurant and chef of the year for 2017. This is likely due to Fox’s inventive and playful menu of primarily locally sourced ingredients. The style and number of plates changes daily, but it’s always creative, and served in one of the most beautiful spaces in town. While Nomad.PDX is entirely prix fixe, guests can stop into the adjacent Ash Bar for à la carte dishes from the kitchen, as well as cocktails and wine.

13. Langbaan

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6 SE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 344-2564
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One of Portland’s hottest dinners, don’t expect to get a seat at Langbaan without a few months’ wait, even up to half a year. Earl Ninsom’s tasting extravaganza seats twenty-four people twice a night and serves some of the best Thai food in the city. Luckily, the adjacent PaaDee serves an Issan menu on Mondays and Tuesdays, a great way to sample a bit of what Langbaan offers.

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14. Nodoguro

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2832 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97214

Arguably Portland’s best Japanese restaurant, Nodoguro invites guests to partake on a thirteen course experience of “hardcore sushi”, with the menu changing each day, using only the freshest, most seasonal ingredients, both local and imported. Reservations go extremely quickly, and if you cancel, don’t expect a refund. Do keep an eye out for those who have cancelled, though, as it’s a way to get a surprise seat at an amazing dinner.

15. Beast

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5425 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 841-6968
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Naomi Pomeroy’s Beast undoubtedly helped establish Portland’s culinary landscape. The inventive menu embraces Northwestern and European cuisines while boldly doing its own thing. The menu remains as meat oriented as its name implies, though it has recently relaxed some of its “zero substitution” policies for those with allergies. Not into dropping $125? Head in for a fabulous weekend prix fixe brunch for just $40.

16. Oui Wine Bar + Restaurant

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2425 SE 35th Pl
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 208-2061
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The wine bar at SE Wine Collective recently got a major overhaul to its food menu, offering far more than just snacks and cheese boards. Now the wine bar, renamed Oui, has a fuller menu with heartier dishes. For $35 the whole table can share starters, salads, and entrees including roast chicken, trout, gnocchi, and more. Rather than a wine pairing menu, Oui offers a variety of flights, as well as a numerous wines by the glass.

17. Mae

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5027 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

Maya Lovelace’s Appalachian dinner spot Mae offers three dinners a week: two on Monday for $40 and one on Wednesday for $75. While the Wednesday one offers more courses, no one is going hungry after the Monday night feast of fried chicken, cornbread, pimento mac and cheese, and more. Plus they’re both BYOB. Get on Mae’s mailing list and keep an eye out for announcements as tickets for these dinners go fast.

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18. Coquine

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6839 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 384-2483
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Coquine’s farm-to-table, French-influenced menu has won numerous accolades in its few years in Portland, and guests looking to try the best of Katy Millard’s kitchen should try the tasting menu. A four-course menu with optional vegetarian substitutions is $65; a seven-course meal, with no substitutions is $98 (booking in advance knocks it down to $6 and $90). Wine pairings by owner Ksandek Podbielski are available for each meal, and wonderfully compliment the dinner.

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1. RingSide Steakhouse

2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210
Frances Dyer/Little Green Pickle

A Portland institution for decades, Ringside Steakhouse offers a three course supper each day for $40 before 6 p.m. and $50 after. A few options are offered for each course, none of which are vegetarian-friendly, but it provides a great way to sample one of Portland’s most iconic spots at a reasonable price.

2165 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97210

2. Paley's Place Bistro & Bar

1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

One of Portland’s earliest examples, the tasting menu at Paley’s Place remains as great as ever. Changing ever day and drawing from à la carte selections, the menu costs $70 for five courses and $90 for seven, with optional wine pairings at $40 and $50, respectively. You’ll often find dishes like duck pierogi, seared wagyu, and other Northwestern treats.

1204 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

3. Roe

515 SW Broadway Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205

Roe is back after more than a year’s hiatus, with chef Trent Pierce making some of the best seafood dishes in town. There are a few options, including four- or seven-course menus during the week, and a special Saturday-only seven-course tasting menu. Each course is a new fishy revelation, with a wide range of seafood and cooking techniques, paired with everything from local and European whites to sake and sparkling wines.

515 SW Broadway Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205

4. Holdfast

537 SE Ash St #102, Portland, OR 97214
Chocolate tart with torched meringue
Holdfast

Only open Friday through Sunday, with one seating nightly at 7 p.m., Holdfast offers a nine-course dinner with five beverage pairings (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for $105. The majority of the menu changes at least twice a month, and it’s always innovative, with modern techniques and locally foraged ingredients, paired with excellent wines from sommelier Dana Frank, and striking cocktails.

537 SE Ash St #102
Portland, OR 97214

5. Le Pigeon

738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Gabe Rucker’s Le Pigeon has had no small influence in defining what constitutes Portland dining. The French-Northwestern restaurant offers both five-course and seven-course tasting menus each night, with a variety of beverage pairings as well, including a surprisingly good non-alcoholic pairing. It’s indulgent, but needs to be tried at least once.

738 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

6. Bar Casa Vale

215 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Originally a tapas restaurant, Bar Casa Vale nabbed Chef Jacob Harth in late 2017, and now offers a much wider selection of hearth-roasted, old-world cuisine. For $50 guests can order the family style dinner (full table participation is required), a hearty meal of roasted meats and vegetables, seafood, and salads, all with Spanish flair. It’s strongly recommended to order a bottle (or two) of sherry for the table.

215 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

7. Verdigris

1315 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212
Jannie Huang/Little Green Pickle

Bucolic, French-inspired bistro Verdigris offers a simple, three course dinner each night at the great price of $35 for starter, entree, and dessert. Each course is selected from a variety of options chosen by chef-owner Johnny Nunn each night, from beef bourguignon to braised meatballs and creamy polenta.  

1315 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212

8. Farm Spirit

1414 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97202
Braised sunflower bud with tomato and farro
Farm Spirit

Not all Portland tasting menus are filled with foie gras and pork belly: Farm Spirit’s entirely vegetable-based menu redefines what a vegan meal can be. The entire meal is served at the counter, while chef Aaron Adams walks guests through the dishes, with each unique plate exemplifying Cascadia’s bountiful vegetation. A unique non-alcoholic pairing menu is available (as is a wine pairing), made up of drinking vinegars and other fermented beverages.

1414 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97202

9. Castagna

1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

One of the city’s most celebrated restaurants, Castagna disproves the myth that Portland doesn’t do high-end dining. The restaurant offers two menus: a six course dinner for $100, or a special chef’s tasting menu for $165, each with an optional wine pairing. Both deliver a striking ensemble of dishes full of seasonal, local ingredients prepared with modern and classic techniques.  À la carte options can be found next door at Cafe Castagna.

1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

10. Aviary

1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Sarah Pliner’s Aviary isn’t a vegetarian restaurant by default, but the chef’s tasting menu is. For $40, Pliner brings a four-course dinner of Asian inspired, seasonal dishes, all of which are 100% vegetarian (though not vegan). It’s a great way to sample her cooking, even for meat-eaters.

1733 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

11. Han Oak

511 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

While the dumpling and noodle nights here offer à la carte options, the best way to get the full experience at Han Oak is to order the chef’s tasting menu. $55 gets you eleven different items, from steamed eggs to silken tofu to pork and kimchi dumplings.

511 NE 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

12. Nomad PDX

575 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Nomad PDX and its chef, Ryan Fox, both won the Eater’s reader’s choice award for restaurant and chef of the year for 2017. This is likely due to Fox’s inventive and playful menu of primarily locally sourced ingredients. The style and number of plates changes daily, but it’s always creative, and served in one of the most beautiful spaces in town. While Nomad.PDX is entirely prix fixe, guests can stop into the adjacent Ash Bar for à la carte dishes from the kitchen, as well as cocktails and wine.

575 NE 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

13. Langbaan

6 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Facebook/Langbaan

One of Portland’s hottest dinners, don’t expect to get a seat at Langbaan without a few months’ wait, even up to half a year. Earl Ninsom’s tasting extravaganza seats twenty-four people twice a night and serves some of the best Thai food in the city. Luckily, the adjacent PaaDee serves an Issan menu on Mondays and Tuesdays, a great way to sample a bit of what Langbaan offers.

6 SE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

14. Nodoguro

2832 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97214

Arguably Portland’s best Japanese restaurant, Nodoguro invites guests to partake on a thirteen course experience of “hardcore sushi”, with the menu changing each day, using only the freshest, most seasonal ingredients, both local and imported. Reservations go extremely quickly, and if you cancel, don’t expect a refund. Do keep an eye out for those who have cancelled, though, as it’s a way to get a surprise seat at an amazing dinner.

2832 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97214

15. Beast

5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Naomi Pomeroy’s Beast undoubtedly helped establish Portland’s culinary landscape. The inventive menu embraces Northwestern and European cuisines while boldly doing its own thing. The menu remains as meat oriented as its name implies, though it has recently relaxed some of its “zero substitution” policies for those with allergies. Not into dropping $125? Head in for a fabulous weekend prix fixe brunch for just $40.

5425 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

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16. Oui Wine Bar + Restaurant

2425 SE 35th Pl, Portland, OR 97214

The wine bar at SE Wine Collective recently got a major overhaul to its food menu, offering far more than just snacks and cheese boards. Now the wine bar, renamed Oui, has a fuller menu with heartier dishes. For $35 the whole table can share starters, salads, and entrees including roast chicken, trout, gnocchi, and more. Rather than a wine pairing menu, Oui offers a variety of flights, as well as a numerous wines by the glass.

2425 SE 35th Pl
Portland, OR 97214

17. Mae

5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

Maya Lovelace’s Appalachian dinner spot Mae offers three dinners a week: two on Monday for $40 and one on Wednesday for $75. While the Wednesday one offers more courses, no one is going hungry after the Monday night feast of fried chicken, cornbread, pimento mac and cheese, and more. Plus they’re both BYOB. Get on Mae’s mailing list and keep an eye out for announcements as tickets for these dinners go fast.

5027 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

18. Coquine

6839 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
Frances Dyer/Little Green Pickle

Coquine’s farm-to-table, French-influenced menu has won numerous accolades in its few years in Portland, and guests looking to try the best of Katy Millard’s kitchen should try the tasting menu. A four-course menu with optional vegetarian substitutions is $65; a seven-course meal, with no substitutions is $98 (booking in advance knocks it down to $6 and $90). Wine pairings by owner Ksandek Podbielski are available for each meal, and wonderfully compliment the dinner.

6839 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215

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