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The Observatory

8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
+1 503-445-6284
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (17 reviews)
“bread” (28 reviews)
“snapper” (4 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating with family members that love the place. Front restaurant was usually full so we opted for rear bar which reminded me of old tavern atmosphere. Pool table, pinball machines, several big screen tv's with varied sports on if conversation lulls. Miguel brought full menu...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 15 June 2018

ate here for lunch one day, and dinner another. good vibe, interesting menu. my lunch salad (chicken and bacon) was excellent. my dinner options (i got two large appetizers as my meal: ceviche and chicken/corn chowder) were good, but not great. i had searched for...More

Thank markoestreicher
Reviewed 3 June 2018

While the environment of The Observatory leaves a lot to be desired, and our server was decidedly lackidaisical, the food was terrific. This is definitely a casual dining restaurant, but what The Observatory does with every day dishes is a knockout. Our group of four...More

Thank betsy1224
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Traveling alone nearby I found this quaint restaurant that was fun, clean, staff was friendly and very happy to offer recommendations. I had the snapper which was amazing but the portion size was HUGE. Snapper portion was normal for one but they add a lot...More

Thank Lissa M
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Six of us had dinner and while the service was good. The food was plentiful. My pulled pork sandwich was average as were the fries. The others in the group enjoyed the meal but none were wowed. We must be missing something because place was...More

Thank zaxes
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a trip going up to see river sites while visiting from California And had great food. Good oysters and salad. Good service too.

Thank TravelerSantaCruz
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just had lunch at The Observatory, and we were impressed. The soup of the day was one of the best soups I’ve ever had at a restaurant...better than homemade! We also had a very tasty buffalo chicken wrap and yummy fries....More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 1 April 2018

It is a very popular restaurant, there is always a wait unless you go at off hours.They have good food with good prices and service is always prompt and friendly. They also have a decent happy hour menu. Definitely recommended.

Thank somewhereoutthere
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Great little place with great staff. Jillian was a great server. Really enjoyed the garlic rosemary fries and the soup de jour. blood orange specialty cocktail was good

Thank Skookumlukum
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The Observatory was recommended to us by our friends in Portland. We loved the atmosphere, service, and food!! Was a relaxing place with great food...bringing out the best of stories within each of us. Highly recommend!!!!!

Thank Russ H
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28 March 2018|
Response from Skookumlukum | Reviewed this property |
On the street. Or around the back. It says not to park at McDonald’s but that’s where I usually park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-445-6284
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