Staff Picks: Dinner

Staff Picks:

Local Dinner Spots

Our staff love where they live, and we want to share all our insider tips, tricks, and hot spots that make our city so livable. Whether we're sending you down the block or across town, we've come up with a list of our favorite dinner locations. Before you head out on your restaurant adventure, make sure you...


Katie W. Loves Luc Lac Kitchen

Luc Lac Kitchen in downtown Portland is a bustling, always busy, excruciatingly hip counter-serve restaurant serving pho, banh mi & other Vietnamese fare. Katie's favorite is the tofu peanut curry. Hot tip -- if the line is insane, call in to-go and pick it up at the window. While the restaurant itself is awesomely decorated and totally worth the wait, you can always grab your food and head to a bench on the waterfront, just a block or so walk away.

Luc Lac Kitchen

Eden C. Loves Normandie

A block away from the hotel, you'll find Normandie, our neighborhood's chic bistro with French fare & full bar featuring a lengthy wine list. Plus, with two happy hour periods, you'll always find something for everyone. Not only are they known for high-level French food, their coastal-inspired restaurant serves fresh, playful, and bright cuisine that's as eye-catching and IG-worthy as it is delicious.

Normandie (Show your hotel key card for 10% off!)

Jake B. Loves Ken's Artisan Pizza

Ken's Artisan Pizza is a long-standing Portland favorite, with wood-fired oven pizzas that are Italian-inspired with an American accent. These thin-crust pies are topped with ever-changing seasonal toppings, salads and starters that might also be your whole meal, and a panna cotta that is to die for.

Ken's Artisan Pizza

Andrew R. Loves Flying Fish Co.

Flying Fish is a restaurant and fresh market down the road from Jupiter on E Burnside St. They source sustainable, humane protein from land and sea, serving amazing renditions of lobster mac and cheese, a PNW-focused oyster bar, and so many other delicious goodies. Definitely recommended for folks who love any and all seafoods. You'll have a hard time deciding on their menu... which is obviously the best problem to have!

Flying Fish Co.

Kris M. Loves Luce

Any Italian-lovers in the house? Luce is a petite, low-key Italian restaurant and grocery serving house-made pastas & seasonal entrees. Yes, there's antipasti; Yes, there's every different kind of pasta you can imagine;, and of COURSE they have panna cotta for dessert. It's about as Italian as they come, and alongside the incredible menu, you'll find a divine wine list and a small market with your favorite goodies to take with you.



Eat your fill at any number of Portland's best and greatest restaurants. If the list above doesn't suit you, check out Le Pigeon around the corner, Canard next door to it, or hang out on site in Hey Love or Doug Fir Lounge, then unwind in the center of it all! Need a place to cozy up and decompress before heading up to your room for the evening? Stop in at Hey Love for a night cap. Summer at Jupiter Hotel is unparalleled. All we need is YOU.


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