New Restaurants in Portland
5 Restaurants | by ZAGAT
At Imperial, Chef Paley explores menu ideas that have historic significance and uses cooking methods and ingredients from Oregon’s diverse bounty. The most prominent feature of Imperial’s kitchen is the impressive wood fire grill and rotisserie that incorporate the use of native hard and fruitwoods. Inspired by warm and primitive burning campfire, and big open spaces of the Pacific Northwest, Imperial concentrates on healthy and uncomplicated preparations, serving the community by remembering its past and providing a warm, welcoming and generous place to eat. Chef Paley also enlists Chef Benjamin Bettinger as his executive chef, bringing back the partnership that formed when Chef Bettinger worked at Paley’s Place, and two parts of the trio (with Paley’s Place Chef de Cuisine, Patrick McKee) that won “battle radish” on Iron Chef America in 2011.