Traveling to Portland, Oregon, is an experience in and of itself. It’s a city of diverse culture and fascinating infrastructure. Nothing quite compares to walking the streets of Portland and taking in the breathtaking views.
One of the many marvels on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, Portland is simply one of those places you have to see for yourself.
The steakhouses in Portland are some of the most delightful steakhouses in the Western United States.
Sometimes called Rose City, Stumptown, Bridge City, or Little Beirut, Portland has no shortage of fun things to do. And there’s no shortage of delicious food to try while you’re visiting.
If you’re planning a trip to Portland, there are a few things that you absolutely must do while you’re there.
Checking out one of the city’s many outstanding steakhouses is at the top of that list. The best steakhouses in Portland are the ones that don’t leave you guessing – they just leave you with steak.
2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210
One of Portland’s premier steakhouses since 1944, RingSide Steakhouse is more than just another steakhouse: it’s an entire experience.
Dining with RingSide means first-rate service, an unbeatable atmosphere, and a steak that you just can’t get anywhere else.
The steakhouse still operates under the leadership of the same family that opened it more than 75 years ago.
With experience and dedication at the helm, it’s no wonder why RingSide is one of the best steakhouses in Portland.
I highly recommend trying the onion rings when you’re there, one of RingSide’s house specialties. Follow that up with Pan Seared 8-ounce Icelandic Cod Fillet for a meal you’ll never forget.
El Gaucho Portland
319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Suppose you’re looking for a place that does it all, head on over to Broadway, where you’ll find El Gaucho Portland. It’s a steakhouse, bar, and cigar lounge combined into one heavenly experience.
Under the leadership of the founder’s son, El Gaucho Portland is one of five locations specializing in quality service and excellent food. There’s no question that El Gaucho is one of the finest establishments in the area.
The Wicked Shrimp is a great place to start, sauteed in the house-made spice blend. Next, you need to try the 14-ounce New York Steak. It’s juicy and wonderful and pairs perfectly with a nice cigar and a glass of bourbon.
3155 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
The Laurelhurst Market on Burnside Street is the combined brainchild of renowned chefs David Kreifels, Jason Owens, and Benjamin Dyer. The kitchen is under the experienced leadership of Chef Ben Bettinger.
Part steakhouse and part butcher shop, the Laurelhurst Market is a fine place to get a good steak and enjoy a no-frills atmosphere for a while.
When I visited, I started with the Crispy Maitake Mushrooms and was not disappointed.
Wanting to be a little bold, I moved on to the Marinated and Grilled Hanger Steak. With charred broccoli and watercress herb salad, the meal was delightful. I almost asked for more.
Urban Farmer Portland
525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204
The Urban Farmer is more than just a steakhouse in Portland. It’s part of a larger network of modern steakhouses that focus on locally sourced ingredients, intuition, and hospitality. At Urban Farmer, it’s all about the experience.
At Urban Farmer in Portland, you’re met with only the freshest foods that are responsibly sourced and prepared to absolute perfection. You can enjoy the experience for brunch, dinner, or breakfast. Either way, you’re in for a treat.
For the first course, I recommend the Beef Tartare with parmesan and pickled mushrooms. Next, you’re going to want the 14-ounce Ribeye Steak with addition for Blue Cheese Truffle Butter.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
213 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
Just across the street from the famous Keller Auditorium, you’ll find Morton’s The Steakhouse, a refined and elegant establishment that exudes class and unforgettable experiences. At Morton’s, be prepared for an authentic steakhouse moment.
One of Morton’s unique qualities is the dress code. You can’t necessarily waltz in off the street if you’re craving some of Portland’s finest food offerings. It takes a little forethought and planning. But it makes it all the better.
If you don’t start with the Maine Lobster Ravioli, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. And a bowl of the Baked French Onion Soup will get you ready for the main event: Wagyu Fillet Rossini.
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave 30th Floor, Portland, OR 97204
At Portland City Grill, you get more than just delicious food. You get the opportunity to have a private dining experience that is guaranteed to make your head spin.
With excellent service and even better steak options, Portland City Grill is the place to go when you need a night of excellent dining.
I recommend starting with the Ahi Poke Stack, a delicious starter with avocado, cucumber, and lotus chips. For your main dish, you’re going to want to try the Braised Beef Short Ribs.
Served with lemon garlic green beans, it’s the kind of meal that just melts in your mouth. Make sure you have an Old Fashioned in your hand while you enjoy this delightful place.
Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen
10519 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216
Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen has served the Portland area for 75 years. The experience and dedication that they bring to the table have made them one of Portland’s best steakhouses for a long time.
The restaurant started in 1946 as a small family operation. In barely five years, the Old Country Kitchen had outgrown its space and had to move to a larger facility. Ever since the restaurant has been a favorite spot in Portland.
Known for their infamous steak dinners, I suggest starting with the world-class T-Bone or the Porterhouse. You can’t go wrong either way.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
930 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Centered in the heart of downtown Portland, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse sits amongst some of Portland’s best scenic offerings.
Unlike any other steakhouse chain, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is a place to experience juicy meat that’s bursting with flavor and tradition.
There’s nothing at this steakhouse that would be considered a wrong choice. The entire experience of tableside service and fresh cuts of fire-roasted meat is delightful in and of itself.
The Beef Ancho is absolutely scrumptious, and the Medalhões com Bacon will change your perception of bacon-wrapped beef for life.
2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Inspired by the wood-fire tradition of Argentina, the OX Restaurant on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard is the culmination of culinary tradition from places like Spain, France, and Italy. Bringing it all together in Portland, the OX is a cornucopia of talent and culture.
Besides the delicious food, I love most about OX, the local passion that the owners and workers exude.
With locally sourced ingredients and energy for supporting the community, OX feels like a neighborhood gathering spot.
When you go, I highly recommend sharing the Asado Argentino for Two. Take your favorite persona long with you, and let the grilled short rib platter change your life. I cannot stress enough how perfect the Warm Hazelnut Torte is for dessert.
Clyde’s Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar
5474 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
Open since 1955, Clyde’s Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar is a place for good food, good drinks, fun music, and a great time.
Make your friends tag along and enjoy a night on the town with all the excitement that Clyde’s has to offer.
Combining music and food has been Clyde’s way since the start. Everything about the place screams vintage-style, Rat Pack-like charm and elegance.
Situated in Portland’s Hollywood District, there’s nothing but laughter waiting for you at Clyde’s.
The Lobster Macaroni and Cheese is the obvious choice for your starter. If that doesn’t quite hit the spot, the Clam Chowder is guaranteed to satisfy. And when it’s time for steak, the bacon-wrapped, chargrilled Tenderloin will hit the spot.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
850 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of those famous steakhouse places that you always hear about but never think you’ll have the chance to try.
As long as you’re ready to get dressed up for a night on the town, the delightful atmosphere at Ruth’s Chris will leave you wondering why you never tried the place before. Well, in Portland, that can all change.
If you find yourself wanting to go back for seconds, don’t be surprised. There’s nothing at Ruth’s Chris that you’ll regret ordering.
Making a decision might seem impossible between the flavorful New York Strip, the incredible Petite Filet, and the USDA Prime Ribeye. When all else fails, just do what I do: come back a second time.