Laurelhurst Market (3155 E. Burnside St., 503/206-3097, www.laurelhurstmarket.com, 5–10 p.m. Wed.–Mon., $13–24), an offshoot of one of Portland’s top butcher shops and catering companies, is a steakhouse for the 21st century. The butcher shop features top-quality organic meats and excellent charcuterie, and at night the other side of the building opens up as this casual but atmospheric steakhouse. You’ll pay a lot less for a steakhouse experience that at downtown’s hotshot supper clubs, and you’ll get higher quality and a friendly welcome even if you’re on a budget.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel