Portland Dining Month is Upon Us!

It’s here.
If you live in or around Portland and you haven’t heard about Portland Dining month then listen up! Portland Dining Month involves 80+ restaurants that are participating in offering a 3 course meal for only $29! I’m struck giddy over the chance to try out what these Portland eateries have to offer! You can also enter through Downtown Portland’s Facebook Page to win free dinner for a year! Follow this link for the list of restaurants participating, and on the right side of the page you can click through to make your Open Table reservation.

via the Downtown Portland Facebook Page

While some restaurants have a prix fixe menu, others allow you to pick any item from each section of their menu for the offer. I’ve taken the liberty of providing you with my top picks for the month…(Listed alphabetically!)

The Spicy Bee’s Top 10 Restaurants 
for Portland Dining Month

  1. Clyde Common (19) | First course is chilled late-spring greens soup, crème fraîche, olive oil | Second course is braised pork shoulder – farro, pearl onions, mushrooms | Third course is chocolate pot de crème and vanilla panna cotta – strawberry preserves, cashew cookie
  2. Genoa (26)First course is breen garlic soup – slow-poached duck egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano | Second course is nettle gnocchi – ham hock, preserved lemon, wild greens | Third course is veal ossobuco – panissa, asparagus, saffron
  3. Gilt Club (27) | First course is bibb lettuce salad – fried pickles, Caesar dressing, pecorino and bacon | Second course is sausage-stuffed chicken agrodolce – braised, with pinenuts, raisins and quinoa | Third course is chocolate sanquinacchio with fried churros
  4. Olympic Provisions SE (49)First course is green salad with grain mustard vinaigrette | Second course is roasted bratwurst – sweetheart ham potato salad and pickled seasonal vegetables | Third course is chocolate salami – salt-and-pepper shortbread cookies and orange marmalade–may include wine pairing
  5. Portland Prime (55) | First course is Prime Chopped Salad – mixed field greens tossed with tomato, cucumber, red onion, pickled fennel, pumpkin seed, roasted garbanzo beans, Granny Smith apple, radish and Tillamook cheddar with a Champagne-raspberry vinaigrette | Second course is Carved Angus Prime rib of beef – au jus, horseradish sauce, whipped potatoes and asparagus or Pacific Northwest wild salmon filet – served with romesco sauce, parsnip puree, fingerling potatoes and asparagus or Mesquite-roasted chicken chop – Boursin-stuffed, fire-roasted chicken chop served with mirepoix, house-made Madeira cream sauce, fresh herbs, whipped potatoes and asparagus | Third course is house-made bread pudding
  6. Riffle NW (60)First course is smoked salmon salad – mesquite-smoked Oregon Coast salmon on a bed of arugula dressed with a sweet and tart strawberry rhubarb vinaigrette and topped with toasted walnuts | Second course is grilled prawn and braised pork belly – grilled prawn with braised and crisped pork belly, served atop a spicy horseradish slaw and pork jus | Third course is brandied cherry shortcake – house-brandied cherries served with a sweet biscuit and topped with a crème fraîche Chantilly
  7. RingSide Steakhouse (63) | First course is mixed greens or baked-onion soup | Second course is Tender beef medallions chasseur – pan-roasted and sliced Certified Angus Beef or Fresh Northwest sole – baked with lemon and dill beurre blanc or Draper Valley Farms chicken breast – prosciutto, sage, sous vide melon and Marsala pan jus with side options of garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato, french fries, wild rice pilaf, or cottage cheese | Third course is crème brûlée or chocolate pound cake with fresh berries
  8. Sok Sab Bai Combodian Cuisine (69) | First course is Pork Belly Buns – braised pork belly (caw), house-made pickles, jalapeño, cilantro, folded steamed bun or Banana Blossom Salad – chicken, banana blossom, bell peppers, radish, bean sprouts, onion, mint, peanuts, fried shallots, sweet fish sauce | Second course is Salaw Machoo Krueng – beef, water spinach, celery, green eggplant, tomato, jalapeño, long-bean soup with rice or Khmer Red Curry – chicken, potato, carrot, onion, peanuts with rice | Third course is Nyno’s Spicy Wings – fried chicken wings tossed in caramelized palm sugar glaze with rice, house salad, house pickles and Da Sauce or Khwa Ko (Khmer Sausage) – grilled cured beef and rice sausages with rice, house salad, house pickles and Da Sauce
  9. Streetcar Bistro (72) | First course is antipasta – imported cheeses, Olympic Provisions meats, house-made marmalade, seasonal fruit, house-pickled vegetables and Pugliese bread | Second course is cacon-wrapped meatloaf – Zenner Farms ground pork, Fulton Farms ground chuck, foraged mushrooms, honey-smoked bacon, house-made demi-glace, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes or  baked macaroni and cheese – cream, Parmesan, mozzarella, Tillamook sharp cheddar, Crater Lake bleu cheese, brioche breadcrumbs, crème fraîche and roasted Washington apples | Third course is warm sticky toffee cake – served with sweet mascarpone cream and English toffee sauce
  10. Xico (88) | First course is michoacan totopo – fried cake of fresh corn masa, red beans and red chili with guacamole or sope con carne – crispy masa cup of beef roasted in banana leaves with guajillo chili or Reyna’s salad – spring vegetable salad with feta and rich avocado dressing | Second course is adobo shrimp and avocado salad – adobo grilled Mexican white shrimp with avocado and cucumber salad and grilled pineapple, Xico tortillas or pork in molé – grilled pork chops in Veracruz-style green molé with fava beans or pollo in red sesame sauce – rotisserie chicken in red sesame sauce with white rice and sugar snap peas | Third course is tres leches cake – coconut milk, lime curd and seasonal fruit or Woodblock Chocolate cake – sesame brittle and passion fruit ganache
Portland Dining Month
I would love to hear what your top picks are! Let me know your top restuarants you’d like to pay a visit!

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