Portland Dining Month 2019 kicks off March 1st! For the month of March, you can dine at several participating restaurants and enjoy a three-course meal for just $33!
Portland Dining Month 2019
2019 marks the 10th annual Portland Dining Month. Hosted by Travel Portland, this is an excellent opportunity for you to try out new restaurants or re-visit old favorites.
Each participating restaurant offers a set Dining Month Menu featuring three courses for $33. Please note that this does NOT include gratuity, nor does it include beverages (except in one case mentioned below). If you enjoy one of the Portland Dining Month menus, please remember to tip accordingly.
Some restaurants use Portland Dining Month as a chance to showcase new menu items. Others take the opportunity to share customer favorites. While a few restaurants only offer one set choice for each course, others offer one to three options per course. Be sure to fully review the latest Dining Month menus before heading out, so you know exactly what to expect.
Here are my picks for Portland Dining Month 2019!
Bar Casa Vale
Bar Casa Vale is one of my favorite spots in Portland. It's great for brunch, dinner, or late night bites. Plates are meant to be shared, but I could easily eat several dishes on my own. It's SO good.
For Portland Dining Month, I love that Bar Casa Vale offers 2-3 options for each course.
First course (choose one):Cod croquettes with romesco
Fish skewer served with salsa verde
Wild mushroom pintxo and chermoula
Second Course (choose one): Chicories topped with anchovy vinaigrette and sheep cheese
Ensalada rusa with beets, potatoes and radish
Third course (choose one): Valencia seafood paella with grilled chicken, clams, chermoula and saffron aioli (vegetarian option available)
Flat iron steak topped with grilled cabbage and horseradish
I love Burrasca. It's an adorable Italian trattoria on SE Clinton. Every pasta dish I have tried here has been fantastic. Their Dining Month menu features hearty offerings for each course, and you're definitely getting your money's worth here.
First course: Ciaffagnone (a specialty of Tuscany's Maremma): a thin, oven-crisped savory crepe filled with ricotta, diced pear, a whisper of nutmeg and cinnamon and drizzled with honey, pecorino sauce and black pepper.
Second course: Calamaro ripieno: squid stuffed with pappa al pomodoro (the classic Tuscan bread and tomato "soup") served over chickpea purée with salsa verde.
Third course: Potato gnocchi in a sauce of fennel milk, light béchamel, prosciutto toscano and fennel pollen
Make your reservations for Burrasca here.
This cozy neighborhood spot offers mouthwatering seafood dishes and one of my favorite desserts in the city.
First Course: Cardamom, orange and fennel-cured salmon with grilled brioche, wild miner's lettuce and preserved lemon crème fraîche
Second Course: Cioppino with Dungeness crab, blue mussels, wild shrimp, Manila clams and local rockfish
Third Course: Warm ginger cake with blood orange mousse and cajeta
The latest restaurant child of Chef BJ Smith's offers Polish heritage-inspired comfort food with some elegant twists. I love the pierogi here, and lucky you, one of the pierogi dishes is an option for Portland Dining Month!
First course (choose one): Butter lettuce with shaved radish, pistachio and fines herbs vinaigrette
Crispy potato pancakes with sour cream and apple butter
Roasted carrots with toasted pumpkin seeds, squash puree and carrot top salsa verde
Second course (choose one): Potato cheese pierogies with caramelized onion, bacon and sour cream
Spätzle, rapini, gruyere cream, soft herbs and pickled mustard seeds.
Roasted beetroot with puffed wild rice, whipped ricotta and dill
Third course (choose one): Cabbage rolls with pork and beef, fennel, tomato sauce and sour cream
Cured and smoked steelhead, forrest mushrooms, barley and mushroom broth
Smoked kielbasa sausage, brussel kraut and mustard
Make your reservation for Delores restaurant here. My review of Delores is coming soon! In the meantime, you can check out my Instagram Stories Highlights: PDX EATS 4 to see the media preview of the space and the dishes.
The beer here is fabulous, yes, but the food here is phenomenal compared to many other Portland breweries. Not only does Ecliptic offer one of the most options for Portland Dining Month courses, but your $33 dining month meal ALSO includes a pint of beer AND a $10 gift card for your next visit.
This is the best Portland Dining Month deal I have seen yet!
First course (choose one): Deviled eggs with boquerones
Broiled oysters with bacon and bay shrimp béchamel
Beets with pumpkin seeds and pecorinoSecond course:Ecliptic Burger with ½ pound beef patty, pancetta, red onion, aged gruyère, arugula, russian dressing and potato bun
Beet melt with roasted beets, goat cheddar, Granny Smith apple, pickled onion and grain mustard on sourdough
Vegan classic with black bean-freekeh-walnut patty, tofu mayo, lettuce, onion and pickle on ciabatta
Steamed mussels with tomato, pilsner, garlic, bonito and grilled sourdough
Pan-roasted chicken with spaetzle, yellow oyster mushrooms and paprika creamThird course:Porter float with daily ice cream and Capella Porter
Peach Float with daily sorbet and Carina Peach Sour Ale
Additional: Meal includes one pint of beer and $10 gift card (redeemable on next visit). Make your reservation for Ecliptic here.
Read my Portland restaurant review of Ecliptic Brewing.
Fogo de Chao
Located at 930 SW 6th Avenue in the heart of downtown Portland, Fogo de Chao offers one of the most options you'll find of Portland Dining Month menus. This Brazilian steakhouse is a feast for meat lovers, but also offers so much more!
PLUS: I am partnering with Travel Portland to give away a Fogo de Chao gift card for Portland Dining Month! Scroll down to read how you can enter to win.
First course: Market table and feijoada bar with fresh salads, exotic vegetables and Fogo® feijoada black bean stew with sausage
Second course: Tableside service of fire-roasted meats, which include: Picanha (top sirloin): seasoned with sea salt or garlic
Alcatra (top sirloin): seasoned for tenderness and sliced thin
Fraldinha (bottom sirloin): flavorful steak with strong marbling
Medalhões com bacon (bacon-wrapped steak): hardwood-smoked, honey-cured bacon
Cordeiro (lamb): choice of prime lamb steak or tender leg of lamb
Lombo (pork): parmesan-crusted pork loin filets Costela de porco (pork ribs): slow-roasted for flavor and tenderness
Bisteca de porco (pork chops): cured, center-cut and roasted on the bone
Linguiça (pork sausage): slow-roasted and savory
Frango (chicken): bacon-wrapped breast or tender legs
Third course: Warm pão de queijo (cheese bread) with crispy polenta, mashed potatoes and caramelized bananas, served throughout the meal.
627 SW Washington
Portland, Oregon 97205
Visit the Il Solito website
Executive Chef Matt Sigler serves up the ultimate classic Italian comfort food at Il Solito, and I can't get enough. You get plenty of options with each course, so I suggest you bring a couple of friends and each try different dishes. You can't go wrong with ANY of the items on the Il Solito Portland Dining Month menu!
First course (choose one):Garlic knots with butter, Grana Padano cheese and marinara
Caesar salad with romaine, kale, fried breadcrumbs and parmigiano
Stracciatella soup with gnudi and Grana Padano cheese.
Second course (choose one): Rigatoni with bolognese and broccoli raab
Meatball burger with caesar salad, mozzarella and lemon agrumato fries
Chicken parmesan spaghetti with marinara and garlic bread
Third course (choose one): Gelato (chef’s choice)
Sorbetto (chef’s choice)
Butterscotch budino with a chocolate-coffee crumble and mascarpone mousse
1408 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97201
Nel Centro is one of my favorite restaurants to meet friends for drinks, for working lunches, and to dine before a show at the Keller Auditorium. The food is always reliably delicious and the drinks are divine as well. The service at Nel Centro is always impeccable: warm, welcoming, and attentive.
The Portland Dining Month menu here features some of my personal favorite dishes, and is an excellent value.
First course (choose one): Mushroom bisque with toasted hazelnuts
Mesclun greens with fresh herbs and croutons.
Second course (choose one): English pea agnolotti with lemon cream sauce
Rotisserie chicken with roasted heirloom carrots and marble potatoes
Third course (choose one): Lemon mousse with strawberry and basil
lHouse-made ice cream or sorbet
Urban Bliss Life Portland Dining Month 2019 Goals
There are SO many more restaurants offering fantastic Dining Month menus, but these are the ones I found to be of best value at places I personally enjoy. There are some restaurants that I love that, quite frankly, don't have fantastic dining month menu offerings -- but you should still go to those and enjoy their regular menus. You can check out my restaurant guides for my Portland picks.
As for me, I look forward to using Portland Dining Month to try out some new-to-me places, including Bullard for sure. I already have a lady date night set up with a dear friend for that! I am also excited to be dining at Rosa Rosa tonight for a winemaker dinner.
Finally, I also want to check out places that are farther away out on the east side that I don't get to otherwise. There are restaurants I've been invited to check out in the past that I haven't been able to get to because of scheduling. Corzetti, Farmhouse Kitchen, OK Omens, and Urdaneta top my list right now of places to check out. How about you?
Portland Dining Month 2019 Giveaway: Fogo de Chao Gift Card
I'm delighted to partner with Travel Portland to be giving away a Portland Dining Month gift card to Fogo de Chao. The gift card is worth the value of Portland Dining Month menu pricing for two guests, excluding beverages and gratuity ($66).
ENTER TO WIN: simply leave a comment below telling me who you'd take with you to dine at Fogo de Chao!
ENTER TO WIN ON INSTAGRAM: for additional entries, you can also enter to win on Instagram. Follow me @UrbanBlissLife and leave a comment on this post tagging a friend. Leave additional comments and tag more friends for additional entries!
DEADLINE TO ENTER: 11:59pm Friday March 1, 2019.
Rules & Regulations: Gift card is only eligible for the Portland Dining Month menu at Fogo de Chao and must be used before March 31, 2019. Gift card is transferable but specific Portland Dining Month rules must be followed otherwise the gift card is void. Winner must be 21+ and have a valid US mailing address. Urban Bliss Life and Travel Portland are not responsible for lost or stolen prizes, and no refunds or new gift cards will be given. If the first winner does not respond to the winning notification within 24 hours, that person forfeits the prize and a new winner will automatically be chosen - no exceptions.
Now tell me: after reviewing the Travel Portland Dining Month list, where do YOU want to dine this month?