By Lightrail

Portland Restaurants via Lightrail:

Portland is home to a wealth of terrific restaurants, everything from quintessential Northwest cuisine to innovative ethnic fare. Below is a list of some of our favorite Portland area restaurants, all a short lightrail ride from Hotel Modera. All you have to do is hop on the Portland lightrail (called the MAX) and a few minutes later you’re eating at one of Portland’s finest restaurants. Bon Appétit!

If you have any questions about other Portland area restaurants, please ask at the Hotel Modera front desk for recommendations.


Serratto Serratto (1.7 miles from hotel) is a lively and elegant neighborhood restaurant serving authentic and innovative dishes from Italy, France, and the greater Mediterranean region. The menu, which changes seasonally, is built around a commitment to using natural meats, the freshest seafood, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Portland City Grill Portland City Grill: (1.3 miles from hotel) Enjoy spectacular views at Portland’s most popular restaurant, offering USDA Prime steaks, fresh Hawaiian Pacific Coast and Alaskan seafood prepared with classic, Northwest, island, and Asian influences. Fabulous views of downtown Portland and the Cascade Mountains.

Paragon Paragon Restaurant and Bar: (1.5 miles from hotel) Paragon Restaurant in Portland, OR is a lively yet sophisticated neighborhood restaurant and bar featuring American brasserie-style cuisine, tempting house made desserts and signature house cocktails. Located in the heart of the historic pearl district, this Portland restaurant echoes the airy, spacious style of the surrounding art galleries.

Oba ¡Oba!: (1.6 miles from hotel) Exploring vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, and across the Americas, ¡Oba!’s menu is the intersection where bold Latin traditions, spices and preparations meet seasonal, often locally-sourced ingredients.

Andina Andina: (1.5 miles from hotel) At Andina, we are proud to feature a native Peruvian cooking staff representing both the traditional culinary styles and their latest incarnation in the ‘Novoandina’ cuisine. Novoandina aspires to revive native, pre-colonial ingredients and techniques and incorporate them into a modern presentation beholden to the highest international standards.

Irving St. Kitchen Irving St. Kitchen: (1.6 miles from hotel) Irving St. Kitchen is a soulful New American Restaurant anchored in slow cooking and deep flavors. The restaurant opened in Portland’s Pearl district in May of 2010 by Dough Washington and brothers Steven and Mitch Rosenthal.

Silk Silk: (2 miles from hotel) Come experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine at Silk, an integration of Vietnamese culture where the atmosphere is modern, crisp and elegant, upscale yet casual. Our food is fresh and light with a complex merge of flavors, yet giving your palate a harmonious effect.

Sinju Sinju: (2.5 miles from hotel) Sinju is a Japanese and sushi restaurant with two locations in Portland, including one in the hip Pearl District neighborhood. Sinju has an extensive menu including many exotic sushi choices.

Bridgeport Brewery Bridgeport Brewpub: (2.5 miles from hotel) Whether you drop in for a meal or stop by for a brew at the Bridgeport Brewpub in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District, you are sure to have a great dining experience. You’ll find a comfortable and familiar atmosphere, paring rustic brick, aged timber, classic iron, great food and of course, our award winning ales.

Paley's Place Paley’s Place: (3 miles from hotel) Paley’s Place offers Pacific Northwest regional cuisine, served in the warm and inviting setting of a Victorian home. Winner of the 2005 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest, Vitaly Paley, owner and chef of Paley’s Place creates seasonal menus from the bounty of the Northwest – fresh organic ingredients supplied by local farmers, growers and purveyors – with Southern French and Northern Italian influences.