A wine bar and small-plates restaurant with over 50 carefully selected wines by the glass, hand-crafted Spanish, French, and Italian food (which you order off little paper menus as in a sushi joint), and a friendly low-key attitude make Navarre (10 NE 28th St., 503/232-3555, 4:30–10:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Fri., 9:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sun., $4–15) one of Portland’s top choices for highly flavorful artisanal cooking. Nearly everything is handmade with near-obsessive attention to authenticity—no surprise that the Oregonian has named it Portland’s top restaurant.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel