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SPONSORED: It's Dining Month in Portland — You Should Probably Go There

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It's March, and that means it's Dining Month in Portland. For the entire month of March, more than 100 participating restaurants in Portland are offering three-course dinners for just $29. To make things a bit easier, we gathered some of the top PDX spots offering this sweet deal and outlined some highlights from the menus. Take a look, book your travel to Portland, and enjoy the best meals the city has to offer for less than a tank of gas.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Salty's on the Columbia

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3939 N Marine Dr
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 288-4444
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Salty's on the Columbia is one of the best seafood and steak restaurants in Portland. And for Dining Month, they are not messing around. The first course includes a smoked salmon and beer cheese bisque. Yep, beer cheese.

2. Departure

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525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 802-5370
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Located in the Nines Hotel, this modern Asian restaurant will offer some delicious dishes for Dining Month. And you have a choice. For your first course, you can chose between Green papaya and mango or shrimp dumplings. For the second? Rockfish or chicken tonkatsu. Good luck choosing.

3. Laurelhurst Market

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3155 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-3097
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Laurelhurst Market is reason enough to leave Seattle itself. This restaurant and butcher shop celebrates all things meat, and for their main course during Dining Month, you can get a ten-hour braised beef shoulder. That's a lot of hours.

4. Smallwares

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4605 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213
(971) 229-0995
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This acclaimed 40-seat, small plate restaurant should be a must-visit on your itinerary. In March, their menu will offer three savory courses, including salmon sashimi, a corn tostada, and a choice between Vietnamese beef stew or Tofu curry.

5. Aviary

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1733 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-2400
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If your plans take you the vibrant Albera, try to snag a Dining Month reservation at Aviary. This Asian-fusion spot has Dungeness crab chawanmushi on deck as an offer. Reason enough for us.

6. Oso Market & Bar

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726 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214
This mixed use space is an excellent stop on any trip to Portland. You can get smallwares, sustainable wines, and specialty groceries. Stay for dinner in March, and you can indulge in a Fernet and chocolate molten cake for dessert.

7. Autentica

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5507 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-7555
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The aptly named Autentica serves traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by chef/owner Oswaldo Bibiano’s hometown, Guerrero, Mexico. And he is not changing anything up for Dining Month. Choose the Roasted Carlton Farms pork leg in dark chili paste. That is definitely the move.

8. Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar

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7937 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 408-1414
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Specializing in farm-to-table cuisine, The Country Cat is known for its sustainably minded comfort food. For Dining Month, the hickory-smoked baby back ribs are the star of the three-course menu.

9. Xico

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3715 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 548-6343
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Experience Xico’s seasonal approach to upscale Mexican with a tightly curated, three-course meal that includes wild octopus ceviche, local free-range chicken, and what is sure to be a stellar carrot cake with canela-crema frosting.

10. RingSide Steakhouse

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14021 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97230
(503) 255-0750
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This renowned steakhouse known for some of the best cuts of meat in Portland will offer a three-course meal, with three stellar entreè choices.

11. Higgins Restaurant & Bar

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1239 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-9070
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The legendary Higgins Restaurant offers up a Dining Month menu chock full of sustainably minded dishes from storied chef Greg Higgins, like Alsatian country-style terrine of pork and risotto of nettles, garnet yams and provolone picante.

12. Little Bird Bistro

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219 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 688-5952
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Popular neighborhood bistro Little Bird will be serving some hits from acclaimed chef Erik Van Kley, like chicken-fried trout and cider-braised pork shoulder.

1. Salty's on the Columbia

3939 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211
Salty's on the Columbia is one of the best seafood and steak restaurants in Portland. And for Dining Month, they are not messing around. The first course includes a smoked salmon and beer cheese bisque. Yep, beer cheese.
3939 N Marine Dr
Portland, OR 97211

2. Departure

525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204
Located in the Nines Hotel, this modern Asian restaurant will offer some delicious dishes for Dining Month. And you have a choice. For your first course, you can chose between Green papaya and mango or shrimp dumplings. For the second? Rockfish or chicken tonkatsu. Good luck choosing.
525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204

3. Laurelhurst Market

3155 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Laurelhurst Market is reason enough to leave Seattle itself. This restaurant and butcher shop celebrates all things meat, and for their main course during Dining Month, you can get a ten-hour braised beef shoulder. That's a lot of hours.
3155 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

4. Smallwares

4605 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213
This acclaimed 40-seat, small plate restaurant should be a must-visit on your itinerary. In March, their menu will offer three savory courses, including salmon sashimi, a corn tostada, and a choice between Vietnamese beef stew or Tofu curry.
4605 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213

5. Aviary

1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
If your plans take you the vibrant Albera, try to snag a Dining Month reservation at Aviary. This Asian-fusion spot has Dungeness crab chawanmushi on deck as an offer. Reason enough for us.
1733 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

6. Oso Market & Bar

726 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
This mixed use space is an excellent stop on any trip to Portland. You can get smallwares, sustainable wines, and specialty groceries. Stay for dinner in March, and you can indulge in a Fernet and chocolate molten cake for dessert.
726 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214

7. Autentica

5507 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
The aptly named Autentica serves traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by chef/owner Oswaldo Bibiano’s hometown, Guerrero, Mexico. And he is not changing anything up for Dining Month. Choose the Roasted Carlton Farms pork leg in dark chili paste. That is definitely the move.
5507 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

8. Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar

7937 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
Specializing in farm-to-table cuisine, The Country Cat is known for its sustainably minded comfort food. For Dining Month, the hickory-smoked baby back ribs are the star of the three-course menu.
7937 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215

9. Xico

3715 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Experience Xico’s seasonal approach to upscale Mexican with a tightly curated, three-course meal that includes wild octopus ceviche, local free-range chicken, and what is sure to be a stellar carrot cake with canela-crema frosting.
3715 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

10. RingSide Steakhouse

14021 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230
This renowned steakhouse known for some of the best cuts of meat in Portland will offer a three-course meal, with three stellar entreè choices.
14021 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97230

11. Higgins Restaurant & Bar

1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
The legendary Higgins Restaurant offers up a Dining Month menu chock full of sustainably minded dishes from storied chef Greg Higgins, like Alsatian country-style terrine of pork and risotto of nettles, garnet yams and provolone picante.
1239 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

12. Little Bird Bistro

219 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Popular neighborhood bistro Little Bird will be serving some hits from acclaimed chef Erik Van Kley, like chicken-fried trout and cider-braised pork shoulder.
219 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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