Portland Upscale Restaurants, Dining, Menus, Food, Drink: Reviews, Listings, Places to Eat, Dining Portland, Oregon


Restaurants, Dining - Portland Upscale, Fine Dining

Dundee Bistro. A soaring ceiling mixed with starkly modern yet warm surroundings in the middle of Wine County. Starters run around $10, and include a Sweet Onion & Roasted Yellow Corn Bisque, Sweet Yellow Corn & Applewood Bacon Beignets, Heirloom Latino & Piccola Squash Soup with Porcini Mushrooms, a romaine salad with cucumber and olive tapenade, baby greens and strawberries in a sherry-dijon vinaigrette, clams from Puget Sound or Tillamook Bay oysters. Hand-tossed pizzas in a gourmet vein (about $13) include high-end goodies. Hand-made pasta choices (about $14) include prawns with chile and cream, chicken sugo, smoked salmon and latino squash. Main courses ($15 - $20) include gourmet burgers, local pork sandwich, pork loin with peaches, chicken breast, New York steak and king salmon. French fries are legendary. Lunch is served earlier in the day as well. 100-A SW Seventh Street, Dundee, Oregon. 503.554.1650. dundeebistro.com

Farm to Fork. Lush surroundings with an exquisite outdoor patio. Located beneath the famed Inn at Red Hills and specializing in upscale, innovative cuisine with a definite slant towards locally produced ingredients. Menus change, but can include their house made charcuterie items like pate de campagne, organic duck liver pate, pork and duck rillettes or wild boar terrine (around $9). Small plates around $10 include salads, soup. Dinners ($18 - $29) can feature pork loin with polenta frites, culotte steak with marinated veggies, duck breast with red wine braised figs, a juicy hen with carrot gnocchi, some seafood selections, or an English pea risotto with braised greens and Parmesan. Other past menu items have included an ecstasy-inducing braised lamb. Lunch menu ranges from $6 - $12. Breakfast served in the mornings. 1410 N. Hwy 99W. Dundee, Oregon. 503-538-7970. www.innatredhills.com

Salty's on the Columbia. Famous views of the river from one of Portland’s longtime upscale restaurant stalwarts. For lunch, seafood is the rule for appetizers. Soups and salads, combos (about $15) include blackened salmon Caesar, half prime rib. Entrees ($17 - $27) boast Alaskan cod fish ‘n’ chips, prawns, crab and shrimp Louie, Dungeness stuff salmon. Burgers and tacos too. Dinnertime brings big steaks (around $35) or surf and turf dishes (about $50). Around $15 are steamed clams in chardonnay with veggies, coconut-crusted prawns, a spicy calamari, crab cakes, Korean style ribs. Oysters on the half shell or prawns are cold and around $19. Share a large plate of seafood sampler that includes many seafoods above. A massive sampler ($69) includes salmon lox, chilled prawns, raw oysters, Alaskan king crab and more. Various other seafood dishes, and non-seafood plates include chicken and burgers. 3839 N.E. Marine Drive. Portland, Oregon. (503) 288-4444. www.saltys.com/portland/