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Bluehour

#317 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
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250 NW 13th Ave, at Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209-2953 (Everett)
+1 503-226-3394
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16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on the evening of Saturday 3/25/17 for The NowRuz (Persian New Year) Celebration! Restuarant was decorated for the occasion with a very majestic and beautiful Haft-Sin Table! It was an amazing and unforgettable evening, which started with a perfect 5-course Persian dinner along with very exotic cocktails with Persian spices and flavor! Bluehour is a beautiful and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must go to this place, Donald is the best bartender proving the best service. Great bar menu with great ambience. Twice this week :)

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Thank sfobes
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Well, Donald is going to ask for a raise after seeing this review (and others). I'm glad you had a great time at Bluehour. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Donald was our bartender, and it was an absolutely incredible experience. He was completely able to recommend drinks and bites based on what we liked. I am so grateful that we had such a knowledgeable host and bartender here at Bluehour. I would totally recommend this bar and Donald to any friend visiting this beautiful city.

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Thank Raymond L
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Raymond; Thank you for taking the time to share the good word about Bluehour, and about Donald in particular. I will be sure he sees what you have published here. He and the whole staff at Bluehour appreciate this validation of our hard work. We are looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

La Center, Washington
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've heard so much about Bluehour that when I happened to be in the neighborhood I thought I"d stop for brunch (sunday). My daughter and I made a spur of the moment decision to eat there. We were greeted by our server who asked the usual questions before seating us. What surprised us was the restaurant was practically empty (more... More 

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Thank vasca24
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear about this disappointing and awkward experience you suffered at Bluehour. It sounds like we have lost you as a customer despite my plea that this was an anomaly. But in case you do decide to try Bluehour again, I can guarantee that your experience will be vastly improved. Thank you for your consideration. Best, Bruce... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I chose to dine here on 'not my' President's Day because this is a spot of much accolades some time ago. But I haven't seen much (maybe my Chicago localeis why?) What would fresh eyes from a different city see? Um, I'm not from Portland, but I am from Chicago and in foodie terms I'm prepared. Bluehour is lovely and... More 

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Thank JenFromChicago
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Hello Jen from Chicago, and welcome to Portland. I'm so glad you enjoyed Bluehour. Thank you for the detailed review. I will pass along your comments to my team, and especially to Isabel our fabulous pastry chef. We take your observations very seriously. They inspire validation of our efforts as well as another look at that Crème Brulée. Hope to... More 

Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My wife and I have had dinner at the Bluehour on prior occasions, but for some reason it has been a while since we last were at this restaurant. Dinner for two with no bottle of wine was $201 and for that price most people would expect a reasonably good meal and attentive service. Our waiter looked and acted bored.... More 

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Thank rzbww
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Your review is painful for me to read because it is so far from our goal to provide always-excellent service and always-delicious food, reasonably priced. Obviously we missed the mark on your last visit, but I have to say, I think it must have been an off night. That's no excuse for what happened, but a plea that you try... More 

Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

After an amuse bouche or two and a glass of their house red wine, we tried the 10 course tasting menu ($60 per person, takes about 2 hrs). The small plates highlighted local ingredients from around the Pacific northwest, including oysters, salmon, mushrooms, edible flowers. Plates were pleasing to the eyes and presented a nice balance of textures and flavors.... More 

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Thank Rae S
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Rae: We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the culinary journey we took you on at Bluehour with our chef''s tasting menu. It's a great deal for $60 too, non? Looking forward to seeing you back here soon. Best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice small area outside for HH. Happy hour offers great value and food. Perfect cocktails to have with friends after work and near great 13th avenue shopping.

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Thank scarletdancer
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Thank you Scarlet, for this great recommendation. We look forward to opening our patio again, and welcoming you back. Until then... Bruce Carey, owner More 

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1,643 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

There are some good things going on here. Not world shaking, but you can eat your fill and get drinks too.

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Thank Alzor S
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Dear Scrappleking: Well, it sounds like we made a rather lackluster impression on you. That is certainly far short of our goal. We work to make every experience polished, delicious, and memorable. I hope we might get another opportunity to show you what we can really do. Until then... My best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

South Dakota
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great choice for a Christmas eve pre-fixe dinner. The meal was $70 per person plus drinks. I had the horseradish encrusted salmon that was the best! The starter course, a salad, was not noteworthy but it was good. The dessert - awesome! I appreciated the little things they did to make the meal special for Christmas. There were signature cocktails... More 

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Thank JQWD
Bruce C, Owner at Bluehour, responded to this review

Dear JQWD: Thank you for this great review. I am so happy to hear that we helped make your special Christmas Eve celebration special. Please come back for an everyday dinner or try us for weekend brunch. Happy New Year! Best, Bruce Carey, owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 NW 13th Ave, at Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209-2953
    (Everett)
  • Public Transportation: Bluehour is located three blocks west of the NW 10th and Everett stop of the Portland Street Car.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-3394
Description
Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature it describes any time of day "of heightened emotion." In Portland it has come to mean "a great place to dine." As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000, with what Gourmet Magazine describes as, "the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town." Guests choose between the elegant dining room or the casual cafe and bar. Simple, delicious and classic describes the Mediterranean cuisine we create in the Bluehour kitchen each night. The menu is printed daily, but Bluehour standards remain, like the pillowy potato gnocchi with black truffle and the perfectly seared, bacon wrapped sea scallops.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?