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 · 34 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 · 141 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

8.8
120 NE Russell St (MLK), Portland, OR
Tapas Restaurant · Eliot · 103 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 · 194 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

8.5
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 · 124 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

8.2
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.

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

9. Aviary

7.5
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

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

10. ATAULA

9.3
1818 NW 23rd Pl (Thurman), Portland, OR
Tapas Restaurant · Northwest District · 28 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.

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

11. Breakside Brewery

9.2
820 NE Dekum St (at NE Durham St), Portland, OR
Brewery · Woodlawn · 87 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!

Bin Y.Bin Yang: If in doubt, lamb sandwich is the way to go! Great PNW style beers but the real interesting stuff are the blended wild beers, sorta the bottled in house gueuzes - funky, tart, a lot of depth.

Uno Mas Taquiza is one of The 15 Best Places for An Octopus in Portland.

12. Uno Mas Taquiza

8.2
1914 W Burnside St, Portland, OR
Taco Place · Goose Hollow · 12 tips and reviews

TV Food MapsTV Food Maps: Check out Uno Mas Taquiza as it was featured on Taco Trip for Octopus Taco Read more.

JaredJared: So many delicious taco options. Split the 12 tacos option w/a friend, & sample the variety.

Mike G.Mike Gushard: Great, authentic tacos. It's cheap yet better than most Mexican food places in town. It's the only place I know that has gringa tacos, which are worth trying.

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

13. Departure

8.5
525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR
Lounge · Downtown Portland · 121 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!

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

14. Yen Ha

7.5
6820 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR
Vietnamese Restaurant · Roseway · 10 tips and reviews

Jewel R.Jewel Rocks: Best Pho. Attentive service. Try the calamari appetizer

Scott H.Scott Hendison: The salt and pepper calamari is the best

Ryan M.Ryan Mace: Its the all new Ha-Some Karaoke Fri. And Sat. With your host Ryan Mace!! CHEERS!!!!

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

15. Radar

8.5
3951 N Mississippi Ave (N Shaver), Portland, OR
American Restaurant · Boise · 22 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.

Ricky E.Ricky Engelberg: Fantastic brunch. Highly recommend the crepes. Chicken at dinner is great. Incredibly nice owners!

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