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By: leona simpson
Portland has grown really well in the past few decades from a big city with the warm touch of small town. Other than its vibrant culture, the city is known for offering some of the great taste. It is a city that shares great passion for seasonal ingredients. Portland is a city which is well known for organic and local foods. Portland restaurants are known for offering wide variety of local and specialized foods. In recent times, Portland restaurants also reflect present immigration waves by offering outstanding Asian cuisine. Here is a list of 5 great restaurants in Portland, Oregon.
Wildwood: One of the popular restaurants in Portland, Oregon Wildwood is owned by none other than celebrity chef and successful author Cory Schreiber. Founded in 1994 the restaurant is located in Northwest of Portland. Along with experienced line of cook this celebrity chef creates perfect flavour from fresh seasonal produce. The menu is based only on the ingredients found within the miles of the restaurant. Thus, the food is awesome yet it is firmly down-to-earth. Wildwood supports local farms that practice sustainable farming and environmentally sound agriculture.
Higgins: Higgins is such a restaurant where food is served based on the principle that food is community. Chef Higgins strongly believes in this principle and thus the menu offers classic country dishes. The menu proudly announces to serve wild salmon and mushrooms along with the combination of finest wine of the country. At Higgins, one gets to taste the food fully dedicated to the Northwest section of Portland. Higgins has appeared on many popular television programs like “Healthy Eating” and “New American Cuisine”.
Heathman: If you are looking for that perfect combination of French cuisine and Pacific Northwest, Heathman restaurant is the right place. Winner of extremely prestigious award James Beard award for excellence in 2001 the head chef Philippe Boulot is known for his innovative menu ideas. He and his staffs are known for creating spectacular dishes from local and seasonal ingredients. These dishes are believed to be country’s finest dishes.
iL Piatto: iL Piatto is known for serving creative Italian cuisine in a romantic setting. The menu mostly focuses on fresh locally grown produce and is made in house. From the house of cured Duck prosciutto, Pancetta to Tira misu and Gelato, the restaurant also features an extensive wine list featuring regional wines of Italy. Started in 1994 iL Piatto has been the favorite Italian restaurants in Portland.
Huber: Huber is one of the oldest restaurant of Portland and also national historic landmark. Specialized in traditional turkey dinner, Huber also serves certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood, entrée salads and a wide variety of pasta dishes. It is said that the famous turkey cuisine has been served since 1879 thus making it legendary and delightful. The signature drink of Huber is a must for every visitor- the Spanish coffee. Made from Bacardi 151 rum, Bols Triple Sec, Kahula, coffee, fresh whipped cream with a touch of nutmeg on top, the drink has no competitor. The drink is made table side with great flair.
Steffani Parrington is a local travel enthusiast with a flair for writing. She enjoys local restaurant, outdoor activities and helps her readers in finding neat ways to save money and be good to environment. She considers Portland is the best city.

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