Portland Dining Month 2018 is on! From March 1 – 31, 2018, try new restaurants and revisit old favorites.
March is Portland Dining Month!
Starting tomorrow, March 1, through March 31, 2018, several of the best Portland restaurants are offering three course meals for just $33.
This is an amazing opportunity to try that hot new Portland restaurant you’ve been dying to check out. And, it’s a great chance to revisit old favorites.
Portland Dining Month 2018
The list of participating Portland restaurants changes each year, but there are a few that have consistently participated – and there are, of course, always new ones added to the mix.
Some restaurants choose this month to showcase their tried and true customer favorites, while others decide to use this promotional opportunity to flex their creative muscles and see how customers respond to newer menu items.
Either way, you, the customer, totally win here. A three course meal for just $33. That’s insane!
AND, you’ll also be helping a great cause. Be sure to book a table through the Open Table reservation links on the Travel Portland website. Every reservation you make for Portland Dining Month 2018 through those links helps benefit the Oregon Food Bank!
Though there are so many wonderful Portland Dining Month 2018 menus, here are a few of my Urban Bliss Life picks for you to consider.
Acadia Bistro in NE Portland always satisfies my hunger for good Creole cuisine (read my posts about Acadia and Acadia’s Gumbo Flight).
- First course:
- Field greens salad with creole mustard vinaigrette and crumbled egg
- Second course (choose one):
- Jambalaya, with house made andouille sausage, smoked chicken and tomato relish
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Cornmeal fried catfish with black eyed peas and deviled tasso
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Gulf Shrimp Creole with kale, spinach, mushrooms, and white rice
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Crawfish Andouille Mac n Cheese
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Smoked Pork Cheeks with cheddar grits, apple, red chili honey
- Third course:
- Acadia’s bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce, whipped cream and toasted pecans
I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve ever eaten at Acadia, but the bread pudding pictured above is one of the best bread puddings I’ve ever tried – and it’s on the Portland Dining Month menu!
Andina restaurant in the Pearl District is, and likely always will be, one of my favorite restaurants in Portland. Hubby surprised me on my 40th birthday with a private dinner with friends in Andina’s gorgeous, sexy La Bodega party room. I’ve had countless happy hours with co-workers and girlfriends, lovely date nights, and successful business meetings dining at Andina. The Peruvian food is ALL amazing, and their drinks are top notch as well. GO already, if you still have not been here!
First course (choose one): Causa Solterito, a classic timbale of fresh, lime-scented Yukon Gold potato with a salad of green beans, fresh corn, cotija cheese and tomatoes
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Causa Morada, a classic timbale of fresh, lime-scented purple potato and shredded chicken breast with ají amarillo
Second course (choose one): Quinotto “Chisaya Mama”: quinoa risotto with Grana Padano cheese, golden beets, local mushrooms and truffle oil
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Lomo saltado: wok-fried Cascade Natural beef, onions, tomatoes, oyster sauce, garlic and ají amarillo, served with Yukon Gold papas fritas and garlic rice
Third course (choose one): Chocolate Andino: a quinoa flour brownie layered with gold-dusted chocolate ganache and accompanied by a seasonal fruit gastrique and avocado crème anglaise
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Alfajor: a classic Peruvian cookie, scented with key lime and filled with manjar blanco
I recently raved about my dining experience at Cabezon and this month, you can enjoy some of my favorite dishes at this neighborhood bistro!
Second Course: Cioppino with wild white shrimp, local fish, Manila clams, Dungeness crab, mussels and calamari
First Course: Salt cod fritters with miner’s lettuce, artichokes, Calabrian chiles and Meyer lemon gribiche
Third Course: Warm ginger cake with spiced pears and caramel
Irving Street Kitchen
I love ISK! What Chef Sara Schafer does with fried chicken is magic. The food is impeccable and the wine list and cocktails are also incredible. If you haven’t been here yet, you should go!
- First Course (choose one):
- Mixed endive chopped salad with fried herbs and ceci beans
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Hamachi carpaccio with Uni tonnato and pea shoots
- Second Course (choose one):
- Pan-roasted trout with warm potato and celery leaf salad, poached egg and bacon vinaigrette
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Duck confit with duck chorizo and white asparagus
- Third Course:
- Chocolate earl grey pot de crème, malt honeycomb and chocolate buckwheat cookies
- Optional wine pairings and specialty cocktails available
Paley’s Place restaurant
A true Portland restaurant institution, Paley’s Place continues to set the bar high for quality Pacific NW cuisine. If it’s been a while since you’ve been here, this is a great chance to rediscover Chef Vitaly Paley’s inventive and often perfectly executed dishes.
First course: Butter Lettuce Caesar salad with rye croutons and shaved carrots
Second course: Braised pork shoulder with chickpea panisse, cabbage and fennel salad
Third course: Coconut cream vacherin with honeyed-apricot coulis
More of the best Portland restaurants
Check out some of my past restaurant features on these Portland Dining Month participants:
- Altabira Tavern
- Bar Casa Vale
- Buckman Public House
- Olympia Provisions
- RingSide Fish House
- Tanner Creek Tavern
For the complete list of participating restaurants and their Portland Dining Month menus, visit TravelPortland.com.
Which Portland Dining Month restaurants would YOU like to try out the most?