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The Observatory

8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
+1 503-445-6284
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb burger” (19 reviews)
“bread” (28 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2345
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Nice vibe with low lighting, interesting artwork, beautiful wood bar, couple of booths and tables. Delicious food & friendly service. Start with the fry bread wedges & dipping sauces, beet & apple salad, sandwich choices are plentiful and they offer daily specials (a soup, fish...More

Thank Suzanne0718
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Had the Mediterranean plate and it was very good - generous serving, couldn't eat it all. The other 2 in our party had the beet salad, and they liked it, but just a trace of blue cheese even though the menu had blue cheese in...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We decided to return to the Observatory after 4 years. Can't believe it's had been that long. We sat in the back this time, good thing as it better AC'd. It looks more like a bar in the back with booths and a pool table....More

Thank Stew M
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I had lunch here and enjoyed a generous salad and a cup of soup. The salad was quite large and filling and well appointed. My associate had the burger said it was delicious. I have to admit, I was really tempted to get the elk...More

Thank Wil3coyote
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Seriously one of NE Portland's best places to eat with family or friends. There is something for everyone, and you will leave very satisfied. Some of my favorite menu items would be the cheese plate, BBQ pork sandwich and anything on the happy hour menu!...More

Thank Casey B
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived in time for happy hour and were able to enjoy two salads, the mussels and Parmesan fries. All were excellent. For our main part of the meal we tried the halibut and beet salad and both were delicious. How's that sound

Thank janicepk
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This place has good food and drinks. This time we sat in the bar in the back and Levi was our server. Not friendly, didn't smile, didn't check back after we got our food. Had wings as an appetizer and needed extra napkins(should have brought...More

1  Thank Tim E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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
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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, 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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