Widely regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Portland, Genoa serves a five-course prix-fixe Italian menu that changes with the availability of ingredients and the season. In addition to appetizers, pastas, salads, and desserts, diners can chose from well-portioned, thoughtfully crafted entrées that might include seared duck breast with onions, apples, and arugula or steelhead trout with brioche, carmelized yogurt, and butternut squash. The dining room's dark antique
furnishings, long curtains, and dangling light fixtures lend it an air of sophistication, and with seating limited to under a few dozen diners, service is excellent. For delicious, less expensive small plates as well as a full bar, head to sister property café Accanto next door.