Home to a robust culinary scene, Portland has been a long-time gem for food lovers and chefs. Enough so that its relevance in the culinary world hasn’t been overlooked by the Top Chef team, as the current season of the reality competition show is taking place here.
So, wipe the drool that’s understandably collected on the side of your mouth from watching Top Chef: Portland and hit the trail with this map in hand. With this guide, you can visit some of what’s been featured on the current season, journey through various cuisines, taste the labors of Portland contestants, experience the resilience of the city’s culinary community, and check in on the latest by some familiar faces from seasons past.
After a week-long pause on indoor dining, Portland restaurants were able to reopen dining rooms on May 7. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. Some spots are offering indoor and outdoor dining with capacity regulations and social distancing, while others are focusing on only takeout and delivery. This should not be taken as an endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More