A Handy Guide to Portland's Best UnRestaurants
Glimpse the next phase of Portland dining at these 11 pop-up dinners, secret back rooms, and farm fresh feasts.
So, you've read the backstory of Portland's vibrant counter culture pop-up scene and want to get in on the action? We've got the juicy details.
With experiential tasting menus and tea service, Ryan Roadhouse reconsiders Japanese fine dining. Every other week, changing locations, $85; nodoguropdx.com.
At KitchenCru, Europe’s new wave meets “Howdy, Portland!” in seven to 19 striking courses. Thu–Sat, $90; holdfastdining.com.
Locavore pizza and dance-party rap, a.k.a. what happens when a line cook is crowned king of Ned Ludd for the day. Monday nights, pizzas $15–16; nedluddpdx.com (no reservations)
Thali Supper Club
Communal Indian feasts with nostril-flaring curries and regional themes. Monthly, changing locations, $65–75 (BYOB); thalisupperclub.com
Ten courses of foraged modernism on custom-made plates from former Castagna vets. Monthly, changing locations, $100 (wine included); nomadpdx.com
The Table at Yamhill
Clandestine, creative, loosely themed feasts in a Southwest Portland loft. Once or twice a month, $45 (BYOB); thetableatyamhill.com
Andrew Mace and Nora Antene, two birds from Le Pigeon’s crew, soar with 12–14 courses of whimsical, minimalist eating at word-of-mouth locations. Tentatively monthly, $80–90; reservations at email@example.com
The Farmer’s Feast
Four courses of locally grown grains (the next obsession in farm-to-table eating); each dinner showcases a new star, buckwheat to red fife. Monthly at Tabor Bread Café, $35; taborbread.com/news-events