The Best Happy Hours in Southwest Portland
[THE ORIGINAL HAPPY HOUR] Long before there was Portland, before tribes settled in the Willamette and were wiped out by sickness, before mammoths, before the dinosaurs died, there was the RingSide happy hour. It was always here. It was the founding idea of Portland. It is our legacy to our children. It was my first "fancy" meal as an adult. It will probably be my last "fancy" meal when I'm an old and lonely cheapskate. And it is $4.75 for a heaping portion of steak bites. There are other deals—notably an excellent $5.75 prime rib French dip and a solid $3.75 hamburger whose price seems unreal—but always you are here for the steak bites, which are the trim bits of rich people's meat priced just for you…the poor who like to feel rich sometimes. What a wonderful place, this parking-valet palace of Burnside that lets the poor feel rich, just for a little while. MATTHEW KORFHAGE.
What to order: Dry-aged New York strip, lobster mashed potatoes, RingSide onion rings
Insider tip: The three-course menu offers the best bang for your buck.
The Secret Behind Wagyu Beef
We've all heard about Wagyu beef. Its sold as the best, most-expensive cut of beef in the world. But what makes it special and is it really worth it? Kelly visits Pacific Rogue Wagyu to learn the secrets of Wagyu. Then she visits Ringside Steakhouse to see if she can taste a difference.
THE PINOT NOIR BARREL AUCTION
APRIL 2, 2016
Willamette: The Pinot Noir Barrel Auction is the first of its kind in the 50-year history of the Oregon Wine industry and acknowledges a pivotal moment in the region's timeline signifying its presence on the world stage.
Willamette: The Pinot Noir Barrel Auction creates an opportunity for the influencers of the wine trade to experience what makes Oregon remarkable, showcasing unique expressions of the best Pinot noir from local wineries. In true Oregon fashion, for the first time, over 60 of the region's wineries and winemakers will open their doors and cellars during three days of special events culminating in a live auction. Invited trade and guests will taste Pinot noir of outstanding quality, produced in extremely limited quantities, representing a wide range of terroirs and styles. Willamette guests are among the fortunate few with the opportunity to own an exceptional lot of one-of-a-kind Pinot noir and an unforgettable impression of the Oregon wine community.
OREGON WINE A-LIST RESTAURANT AWARD WINNERS
PORTLAND — The “drink local” concept might not get as much traction in Oregon as “eat local,” but the Oregon Wine Board continues to work on changing that with its second annual Oregon Wine A-List Awards program.
This week, the Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Wine Press opened the new year with a fresh list of its most supportive restaurants by releasingwinners of the 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Awards. The collaborative effort was expanded to feature 112 restaurants from Portland and beyond that showcase Oregon wines.
“The Oregon Wine A-List Awards allow us to recognize the restaurants here in Oregon and around the world that support our celebrated wineries,” David Beck, Oregon Wine Board chairman, stated in a news release. “We are proud to honor each of the winners whose wine lists bring the beauty of Oregon terroir to their clientele.”
The 38 Essential Portland Restaurants, Winter 2016
It's time again to update the Eater 38, the list of the Portland restaurants that define what it means to eat in Portland. This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, whether you're looking to drop serious cash or to magically transform a few bucks into a meal. So if you're ever wondering where to eat, or want to know which restaurants define Portland cuisine, here's your answer.
The 38 Essential Portland Restaurants, October '15
This is the big one: It's time to update the Eater 38, the list of the Portland restaurants that define what it means to eat in Portland. This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, whether you're looking to drop serious cash or to magically transform $3 into a meal. So if you're ever wondering where to eat, or want to know which restaurants define Portland cuisine, here's your answer.
We update the Eater 38 every three months to either make room for outstanding new restaurants or for restaurants that have stepped up their game. This round, we've added Departure,Portland Mercado, and Ringside Uptown, and because their time was up, we removed Beast, People's Pig, and Taqueria Nueve
2165 W Burnside St. / 223-1513
Ringside has been serving steaks to Portlanders long enough that the late James Beard himself is said to have called its onion rings the best he’d ever had. Oh, and the steaks? Dry-aged, glazed with butter and cooked to perfection.
SATURDAY, SEPT 19TH 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Don’t call it a cookout! The festival’s newest marquee event closes out the weekend with a sizzling celebration of animal, vegetable, fire, sea and forest. Featuring top masters of the flame from Portland and around the country, this event will stoke your appetite for everything flamed, grilled and free-ranged. Set to the tune of bold Northwest wines, classic cocktails and an epic view of the Fremont Bridge, Smoked! is ready to spark things up with live fire and some of the best bites of the weekend..
One of Portland's oldest family-owned restaurants and still the city's best traditional steakhouse, RingSide at 70 has a clubby, Rat Pack-era charm, quality steaks and some of the city's most on-the-ball servers. You won't find bavette steak, pork secreto or other trendy cuts popular at modern meat houses. RingSide stays on Main Street with juicy rib-eye steaks, thick pork chops and fat lobster tails, all seared to order and delivered with a smile and a fluffy baked potato...You're better off leaving your budget (and your diet) at the door.
No. 1: RingSide Steakhouse
You know you’re doing something right when James Beard proclaims one of your dishes to be “the best I’ve ever had.” That’s what the champion of American cuisine once said about RingSide Steakhouse’s onion rings.
Craig, Jan and Scott Peterson are third-generation owners of the restaurant their grandfather bought in 1944. While the restaurant underwent a major remodel in 2010, it has maintained its old school personality, and a loyal clientele and staff.
Chef Beau Carr has been at RingSide for 16 years and a handful of other employees have been on staff for more than 30 years.
We talked with Craig Peterson about what’s kept RingSide Steakhouse thriving for 70 years.
Wine Enthusiast: America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2014
KGW viewers chose RingSide Steakhouse as “Best Fine Dining Restaurant” in viewer contest