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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%
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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 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We found this restaurant by chance, so glad that we did. The front part of the restaurant was packed but we chose to sit in the bar. The restaurant has a very relaxed vibe and the menu had something for everyone. We ordered the andouille...More

Thank kmwilks
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Local eatery to our neighborhood. Seems to do good business all the time (you may have to wait for a table) but the staff are friendly and the food is interesting. My wife really likes their cocktails (especially the Flu Shot).

Thank cumbria_lake
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed a casual dinner with great friends. The restaurant was a bit noisy, but we waited for a booth in a quieter section and all was fine. We enjoyed appetizer, drinks, dinner and deserts. And the bill didn't raise any eyebrows. Service was...More

Thank Pat0110
Reviewed 3 November 2017

My dining companion chose The Observatory for a special occasion and I'd say it's more of a neighborhood restaurant. But a very good one! We enjoyed fresh oysters, calamari and some daily specials, washed down with Prosecco and a nice glass of red wine. Service...More

Thank Snert3
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner there with friends and it was so delicious. We had trout and snapper as well as some appetizers. Everything was fresh and thoughtfully prepared. We will definitely be back soon.

Thank Tatyana K
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner because of the great reviews. We were not disappointed. We had a slaw dog and a bowl of the Basil Tomato Bisque both were great. The drinks were creative and tasty. I had the Tom Hah and...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't expect too much after seeing the menu and prices. However, after a $$$$ meal in Sun Valley Idaho the night before we were pleasantly surprised by the food, and at 1/4 the price. The mussels were outstanding. Fresh, juicy and plump, cooked with...More

Thank MagnumPI808
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We just popped in for a quick cocktail. I must say, Tom Kah blew me away. It was perfect. We also had the Citrus Chili Shrimp Ceviche which was also very good. Will have to come back for dinner on another visit to Portland.

Thank SMP1212
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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