The Pacific Northwest has become a hub for new, unique restaurants and bars in the recent past, and this upcoming season is no different. Whether they've already started serving customers or are planning a grand opening in the next few weeks, these local spots are gaining attention from excited patrons. As featured in our What's Hot Newsletter, here are some of the most anticipated restaurant and bar openings in cities across the PNW this Winter season!


Mt. Joy – A climate-friendly fried chicken food truck with a locally sourced, regenerative menu 

Shibuya HiFi – A Japanese style cocktail bar pairing vinyl records with accompanying craft cocktails 

Xóm – This Vietnamese restaurant will feature “dishes you cannot find anywhere else” 

Kilig – New Chinatown restaurant with a casual atmosphere that will specialize in two Filipino dishes – bulalu and pancit

Sushi Suzuki – upscale sushi restaurant with a seasonal menu, tailoring dishes uniquely for each guest, ensuring no two dishes are ever the same 

El Encanto – An elevated Mexican menu from Chef Gabriel Chavez featuring recipes passed down for generations 

Seabird – Island inspired seafood and vegetable menu that was named one of Bon Appétit’s new restaurants of the year 

Gold Schnitzel – Seattle’s first-ever Kosher meat restaurant, serving up authentic Israeli food 

Lioness – A quant wine bar featuring Italian fare from famous Seattle restaurateur Renee Erickson

Mainstay Provisions – This all-day cafe and market are opening their second Seattle location featuring unique items such as an iced cereal milk latte 

G.H. Pasta & Pizza – the newest addition to the General Harvest family serves up elevated, yet classic Italian fare 



Phucket Cafe – Traditional Thai food and cocktails that some have argued could be the best new Thai restaurant in the country 

Xiao Ye – Started by Michelin-star alums, this restaurant aims to serve “First Generation American Food” inspired by midnight snacks 

TPK Brewing – Queer and woman-of-color owned brewpub with dedicated Game Masters running roleplaying games at every table 

Yaowarat – An ode to Bangkok’s Chinatown featuring Thai-Chinese fusion dishes, from Portland restaurant legend Akkapong Earl Ninsom 

Icarus – Cocktail bar inspired by Italo disco and Greek mythology featuring an elevated two-part drink menu 

Libre – A luxe cocktail bar pairing elegant desserts with craft cocktails, making for unique and daring combinations 

Din Tai Fung – The international dumpling chain famous for its xiao long bao opens a second location in downtown Pioneer Place 

La Patroncita – translating to “little girl boss”, this chic Mexican restaurant offers authentic, yet hip Mexican dishes featuring pink tortillas 

Kann & Sousòl – A Pacific Northwest twist on Haitian cuisine and cocktails by James Beard award-winning chef Gregory Gourdet, named one of Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants of 2023.

El Salto – A pop-up vegan Venezuelan restaurant is now getting a permanent food truck location at Bite on Belmont 

June – Vegan cocktail bar featuring a funky art-deco aesthetic just outside of Portland, founded by successful local bar and restaurant alum 

Los Burros Supremos – A burrito shop exploring regional burrito variations is getting a permanent spot after previously being a pop-up 

La Leñadora – A new Mexican restaurant serving up house-made corn tortillas and vegetables sourced from Mexican-owned farms 

Sit Tite – Opened by former ‘Top Chef’ contestant, this bar serves up “blue-collar East Coast Italian food”in North Portland


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