27 Portland Dining Month 2017 restaurants actually worth your money


The most recent restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Vitaly Paley took over the historic Heathman Hotel restaurant. Here, find a seafood-heavy menu, from former Riffle executive chef Ken Norris, alongside a raw bar, rotisserie, brick oven and Russian-inspired tea room.


Proving that a hotel restaurant can have passion, pop and personality, Vitaly Paley's Imperial has steadily improved since its 2012 debut. Today, the menu treads a difficult line between retro and dated, paying homage to Oregon culinary history with a lineup heavy on American nostalgia.

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