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Bistro 23

#109 of 3,414 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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5530 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR
+1 503-262-5200
10:00 - 21:00
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Self service place to eat. Nothing to brag about. Food is OK, but nothing spectacular. Tables are without table cloth and sticky. People there are to cool to clean or service.

Thank travelingpeddler
West Covina, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for someplace close to my hotel and found this little gem of a spot. All farm to table food. Now I know some people don't appreciate fresh ingredients but if you get a chance to hit this place up you'll change your mind. The food is not only fresh but had great flavor. The menu changes with the... More 

Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The person at my hotel near the airport recommended this spot . Had the chicken and it was great . Just what I needed after a day exploring the Columbia Gorge area.

Thank vahanning
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a decent restaurant near the airport that wasn't a chain. We wanted a local flavor. This hit the nail on the head. You order and pay at the counter but don't let that fool you. The food is great. We got the Pig in the Woods pizza - YUM - perfectly cooked, decent crust without being... More 

Thank Dee241
Greeneville, Tennessee
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378 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I had a delightful tasty, spicy sandwich- very fresh bread, ham, jalapeño, Heisenberg onion. My wife treated herself to the red and golden beet salad which was delicious. The staff was excellent and very helpful as it was our first time here. The restaurant was very convenient to Costco and probably the best within a short distance.

Thank Vicar100
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Bistro 23 was a great place to stop before a flight for an excellent and quick lunch. Their menu changes seasonally, so check their website for the most up to date menu. The asparagus soup and the meatballs were awesome!

Thank Megan F
Bothell, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

An absolute hidden gem near the Portland airport. Went there for dinner and it was so good, I went back the next day for a late lunch. Smoked meatball appetizer was delicious as was pizza. Burger was excellent. Reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

Thank duchessoflondon
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

So glad we found this restaurant on our last night in Oregon staying near the airport. So much better than the hotel and chain restaurants. A very interesting menu, nice beer and wine choices, very comfortable and reasonable prices. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Order at the counter and they bring food to your table. It came quickly... More 

Thank I F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This counter-service restaurant is in NE Portland. Its good reviews and location to our airport hotel led us here. We’re glad we stopped. Bistro 23 uses fresh local ingredients; many are organic. It has a limited but creative menu that has some appealing veggie choices, too: salads, sandwiches, small plates (ribs, stuffed dates, meatballs) entrees (pork, chicken, pasta), and pizza.... More 

Thank DS1Arlington
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is not a chain which is several points in its favor. Good beer choices. We ordered 2 hamburgers medium well and they were served medium raw! Apologies were rendered and free soup or salad were offered.Burgers redone were fine.

Thank Cathy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5530 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-262-5200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?