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The Best Wings in Portland

The quirky town of Portland, Oregon likes to "keep things weird" with its offbeat arts scene and alternative culture. That all plays out just as much when it comes to its restaurants. Craft breweries and food trucks have appeared all across town, and with them, high demand for finger foods. It comes as no surprise that the best wings in Portland have become especially popular. But where do the experts enjoy eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve gathered data from OpenTable’s most seasoned diners to find the best wings in Portland. In a city that Vice touted as one of the best food cities in the world, everyone should try these eateries. Book a table before they fill up!

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The OpenTable Team
13 Restaurants
Updated 17 December 2019
Restaurants:Backwoods Brewing Company, Von Ebert Brewing - East, Deschutes Brewery & Public House - Portland
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Burgers
Neighborhoods:Pearl District, NE Portland
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Backwoods Brewing Company

$$$$
American
Pearl District
4.5
136 reviews
Family-run restaurants often seem to try a little harder than most, and that’s particularly true at Backwoods Brewing Company. They serve a good selection of wine along with local and seasonal brews. The half logs behind the bar and the wood panels that list available drafts are a nice touch, but the numerous televisions positioned where everyone can see them shows the owners are geared towards making sure no one misses the game. Traditional buffalo is their only wing selection, but thanks to their house made sauce, they’re certainly some of the best wings in Portland. Guests can then choose between a variety of burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads.

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Von Ebert Brewing - East

$$$$
American
NE Portland
4.3
43 reviews
The large ceramic mugs on display, numerous draft handles and quirky art on the chalkboard are the first things people notice when they enter Von Ebert Brewing. That chalk board typically has a message related to beer. While this is all impressive, the eatery's most unique aspect is the fact that the menu was crafted entirely by its employees. This resulted in delicious smoked trout dip, oyster mushrooms, smoked brisket and bread pudding. Those looking for the best wings in Portland can choose between dry rubbed, grilled or smoked in a variety of flavors.

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Deschutes Brewery & Public House - Portland

$$$$
Burgers
Pearl District
4.4
213 reviews
With 26 taps that include mainstays, experimental brews and seasonal options, Deschutes Brewery & Public House is undoubtedly geared towards beer lovers. The massive wood carvings, industrial-style bar and vintage artwork, though, will appeal to pretty much everyone. This goes double for their smoked chicken wings – which feature a roasted jalapeno sauce that puts them in contention for best wings in Portland. They also offer a variety of delicious entrees, but desserts like marionberry cobbler and the chocolate chip cookie pie should never be overlooked.

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Yama Sushi & Izakaya

$$$$
Sushi
Southeast Portland
4.6
374 reviews
One may not expect to find some of the best wings in Portland in one of the city's finest sushi bars, but that's exactly what Yama Sushi & Izakaya accomplishes. Their wings are baked and come equipped with Japanese seasoning. Even though they're delicious, however, guests shouldn't overlook the seafood ramen, tuna poke, jalapeno hamachi carpaccio or impressive selection of sushi. All of these are delicious options and can be enjoyed surrounded by large Asian lanterns, cute Maneki-neko cats, intricate battle murals and unique lighting.

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Bottle + Kitchen

$$$$
Contemporary American
SW Portland
4.1
140 reviews
A swanky menu is promised at Bottle + Kitchen Restaurant, and first-time visitors will immediately see that this carries over into the décor. Teal carpeting, vibrantly colored chairs and artwork, vintage lighting, an intricate ceiling design and one of the most unique entry chandeliers ever help to explain why this eatery frequently shows up on Instagram. Toss in the fried chicken sliders, fish tacos, crab crostini and some of the best wings in Portland – featuring sriracha lime or sweet chili – and this place is amazing from start to finish.

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East India Co. Grill & Bar

$$$$
Indian
Downtown
4.6
710 reviews
Promising the best Indian food in Downtown Portland, East India Co. Grill & Bar transports their guests right to New Delhi. An intricate skylight, traditional music and paintings celebrating a modern Genesh serve to present an authentic environment. Time-tested recipes form an impressive menu that includes Kati rolls, Goan fish curry, Malai kofta and Tandoori chicken. Their Masala wings are among the best wings in Portland, and they taste perfect with any of the signature cocktails or wide selection of beer.

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Claim Jumper - Tualatin

$$$$
American
Tualatin
4.4
268 reviews
Those seeking a stellar Happy Hour need to visit Claim Jumper at least once. The discounts go from 3 pm to closing time on the weekdays. This means guests can admire the antler chandelier, vintage wall art and rustic architecture without constantly watching the clock. Patrons luckily get a deep discount on some of the best wings in Portland – in mild, spicy or Asian sauce – if they show up during these hours. Even if the timing is wrong, though, the wings, fish tacos, buffalo chicken wrap and Widow Maker Burger are well worth the expense.

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Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)

$$$$
Seafood
Lake Oswego
4.3
982 reviews
Partnering with local growers and vendors is a desired trait in Portland eateries, and Standford's takes this expectation very seriously. Their kitchen works from scratch recipes, and this results in impressive options like blackened ahi salad, walnut crusted brie, prime rib sandwiches and chicken tacos. Their buffalo wings come with crumbled blue cheese, and few could deny they’re among the best wings in Portland. The exposed brick, luxury vintage lighting and individual lanterns at the tables create a beautiful ambiance to go along with a great meal.

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Buffalo Wild Wings - Downtown

$$$$
Sports Bar
SW Portland
4.4
3 reviews
No list of the best wings in Portland would be complete without a mention of Buffalo Wild Wings. There are several locations throughout the area, but the downtown spot is among the hustle and bustle of city life. The extensive wall of draft brews is enough to make the most macho beer lovers shed a tear, and the televisions hanging from the ceiling – rather than walls – ensures everyone gets a great view of the game. With over 20 flavors offered for their traditional and boneless wings – along with nearly three dozen beers on tap – this place is as close to perfect as an eatery can get.

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The Star Portland

$$$$
Pizzeria
Pearl District
4.7
201 reviews
The award-winning pizzas served at The Star are enough to attract the most committed foodie in Portland, but their hard work doesn't stop there. Oven roasted cauliflower, a variety of salads, burrata caprese and some of the best wings in Portland are also available. Their spicy baked wings come with dry spice rub that cuts down on the need for Wet-Naps. The majestic mural behind the bar, old-school luxury seating and over-the-top chandeliers create a unique atmosphere that no other eatery has replicated.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Tanner Creek Tavern

$$$$
American
Pearl District
4.4
229 reviews
Lovers of local brew will have 12 options on tap and in bottles when they visit Tanner Creek Tavern. These all go down great with their duck wings – covered in gochujang BBQ sauce – for a combination of Pacific Northwestern beer and some of the best wings in Portland. Guests will have to check the tavern menu for these, and they'll also come across daily soup options, lamb meatballs, creamy mushroom pizza and the Tavern Burger. The décor is that of a high-end tavern, and it includes fine art pieces, fancifully distressed walls and basic yet contemporary seating.

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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$
Asian
Downtown
4.6
4057 reviews
High atop the iconic Meier & Frank building sits Departure Restaurant – a concept that offers panoramic views of the city along with contemporary Asian cuisine. Those who sit on the exterior deck get an eyeful, but everyone inside is privy to hip decor that includes fancy chandeliers, a giant map of the Sea of Love, historic dresses hung on the walls and an overall contemporary feel. The menu is just as impressive and features smoked octopus, roasted stripe bass, skirt steak and some of the best wings in Portland – covered in sweet chili glaze.

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Brix - Downtown Portland

$$$$
Comfort Food
Pearl District
4.3
2193 reviews
Most eateries have promotions meant to bring in guests, but none come close to what is offered at Brix Tavern. Every Wednesday night, guests flip a coin with their server. If they win, they immediately receive a gift card equal to their tab’s value. This means patrons could potentially have some of the best wings in Portland – featuring pickled veggies and smoked tomato aioli – for absolutely free. Pool tables and dart boards offer patrons excitement, but relaxing in the Whiskey Room is just as appealing.

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