Mediterranean Exploration Company is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

1. Mediterranean Exploration Company

9.4
333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR
Mediterranean Restaurant · Pearl · 31 tips and reviews

Cusp25Cusp25: Get the grilled octopus salad

Chris H.Chris Hayes: Grilled Octopus is great. Decent bottle of wine for 36 bucks.

Andrew C.Andrew C: I highly recommend lamb or beef tartare, grilled octopus, lamb chops, and cardamom affogato. You can skip the brown butter cake, and Moroccan baked eggs.

Andina is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

2. Andina

9.1
1314 NW Glisan St (at NW 13th Ave), Portland, OR
Peruvian Restaurant · Pearl · 139 tips and reviews

Wow grilled octopus and the beat salad are amazing starters!

Ceylan B.Ceylan Bodur: Best ceviche and grilled octopus I've ever had!!

James Y.James Young: Octopus was amazing. Everything was first rate from service to the food. Highly recommended .... By everyone it seems.

Portland City Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

3. Portland City Grill

8.9
111 SW 5th Ave (at SW Pine St), Portland, OR
Steakhouse · Downtown Portland · 157 tips and reviews

Oscar P.Oscar Piril: In the bar: Calamari, Sushi combo, lemon drops, piano music and great views. In the Restaurant: a great steak top with crab meat and great selection of wine.

Christian A.Christian Aniciete: Lovely city view of Portland from the 30th floor. Fabulous Happy Hour (the calamari is a classic) & great piano music!

Lynn A.Lynn Abate-Johnson: Try the Calamari - #Calamari with an Asian twist. Always a crowd-pleasure and generous portion, even at Happy Hour (which doesn't end until 7pm). #foodiechats #foodporn #Portland

Toro Bravo is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

4. Toro Bravo

8.7
120 NE Russell St (MLK), Portland, OR
Tapas Restaurant · Eliot · 102 tips and reviews

Susan M.Susan McGowan: The Grilled Octopus was delicious along with the Squid Ink Pasta. Get the Caramel Panna Cotta for dessert.

Megan K.Megan Krumm: The Sidra 👌 the beef cheeks and the octopus are excellent.

Ritika B.Ritika Borkar: Expect a good wait but it's totally worth it. Do try the kisses as they are quite unique. Bacon wrapped dates and octopus are delicious. Paella is really really good. Sangria is exceptional!!

Tasty ’N Alder is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

5. Tasty ’N Alder

9.4
580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR
American Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 186 tips and reviews

Glenn B.Glenn Block: Try the Brussels sprouts and the Spanish octopus!

Sal C.Sal Candela: Incredible dinner at the bar. Octopus, Pork Skirt Steak - WOW!

Andrew S.Andrew Sheppard: Octopus is amazing. Bartenders are great. Definitely sit at the bar!

Masu Sushi is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

6. Masu Sushi

8.4
406 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR
Sushi Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 61 tips and reviews

Jenny C.Jenny Campbell: Calamari - crazy crazy good

Spartan RaceSpartan Race: Get the calamari! It's amazing! Best we've had.

Lauren C.Lauren Connolly: Calamari is the best I've had.

¿Por Qué No? is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

7. ¿Por Qué No?

9.3
3524 N Mississippi Ave (at N Fremont St), Portland, OR
Mexican Restaurant · Boise · 119 tips and reviews

LoriLori: Two words: calamari taco.

Jake D.Jake Doran: Tacos, Tacos, Tacos. You can't go wrong with any of the taco options on the menu, but the seafood ones are probably the best decision, especially the calamari taco.

Paul H.Paul Hyun: ¿why not calamari tacos? (v)(;,,;)(v)

Bar Mingo is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

8. Bar Mingo

8.1
811 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR
Lounge · Northwest District · 10 tips and reviews

Sue V.Sue Viens: Best calamari!

MOHAN N.MOHAN NATRAJ: Love the calamari, the lamb meatballs and the polenta!!

Debbie N.Debbie Nelson: Tonight's special was chicken alla Marsala with shiitake mushrooms and buttered noodles - probably the best chicken Marsala I've ever had.

ATAULA is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

9. ATAULA

9.3
1818 NW 23rd Pl (Thurman), Portland, OR
Tapas Restaurant · Northwest District · 26 tips and reviews

Stuart C.Stuart Coates: Angel the bartender is the best. Her warm spirit and expertise in the craft leaves you totally impressed. The food is Spanish with a Catalan twist. Get anything with octopus, especially the paella.

Anna M.Anna Moreno: Octopus carpaccio, beautiful.

Nelly L.Nelly Liu: Great tapas place, no crazy wait either. Loved Nuestras Bravas and Bombas BCN. Paella is also good. But I think toro bravo makes a better squid ink pasta. Awesome sangria. Will be back.

Alexis Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

10. Alexis Restaurant

8.2
215 W Burnside St (at 2nd Ave), Portland, OR
Greek Restaurant · Old Town Chinatown · 11 tips and reviews

Alicia F.Alicia Freyman: Calamari rocks!

LeeAnne R.LeeAnne Rathmanner: 2013 king of calamari!! That's a fact

Sebastian M.Sebastian Martinez: Amazing authentic Greek food, simply the best. They also have great customer service, very friendly. Can't miss it.

Aviary is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

11. Aviary

7.6
1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR
New American Restaurant · Northeast Portland · 26 tips and reviews

Rick L.Rick Lindemann: Share every sumptuous dish and don't miss the melt in your mouth octopus.

Brook S.Brook Shelley: The tuna tartare and octopus are delicious. The cocktails are some of the better in the city

Ingrid B.Ingrid Borland: Love the presentation and everything I've had was delicious! The octopus! The quince tart was unique! The meat and bone marrow custard! Yup

Touché Restaurant & Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

12. Touché Restaurant & Bar

7.6
1425 NW Glisan St (at NW 14th Ave), Portland, OR
Italian Restaurant · Pearl · 27 tips and reviews

Trevor C.Trevor Calton: Best calamari in Portland, hands down!

Crystal H.Crystal Hamilton: Calamari to die for 👌

Happy Hour GuidebookHappy Hour Guidebook: Coupon for a FREE Happy Hour appetizer in the 2014 Happy Hour Guidebook! Happy Hour anywhere in the restaurant -- a gorgeous, somewhat darker, and quiet space. Pool tables and bar upstairs too.

Breakside Brewery is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

13. Breakside Brewery

9.2
820 NE Dekum St (at NE Durham St), Portland, OR
Brewery · Woodlawn · 86 tips and reviews

Teresa C.Teresa Culp: The calamari is delicious.

Michael B.Michael Blank-Delaney: Calamari, Buffalo Chicken Nachos, and Pork Belly all back on menu!

Carl F.Carl Figueiredo: One of Portland's craft beer juggernauts. They do it right here. High grade craft beer and food. Outdoor beer garden and seating. A++

Radar is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

14. Radar

8.5
3951 N Mississippi Ave (N Shaver), Portland, OR
American Restaurant · Boise · 21 tips and reviews

Michelle H.Michelle H.: These "small plates" are way bigger than you'd expect. The entire menu is delicious -- favorites include the beef cheeks, chicken, cabbage and baby octopus. Hit up brunch for zero line too.

Megan B.Megan Barr: A MUST for all visiting & should be a staple for locals! Small plates are easy to share, all delicious & creative! Staff is amazing!! You can tell this place really puts a lot care into their food!

Ricky E.Ricky Engelberg: Nicest owners possible. Great ice. Swedish pancakes for brunch.

Departure is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

15. Departure

8.6
525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR
Lounge · Downtown Portland · 114 tips and reviews

Rebecca G.Rebecca G: Tempura Calimari is like Buffalo calimari. But in a good way.

Jen H.Jen Harris: Great atmosphere, yummy calamari

CITY GRITCITY GRIT: Chef Gregory Gourdet is the man! Our favorite bites = the Departure Wings, Baby Back Ribs, Crispy Squid, Octopus, and the Crispy Pork Belly!