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Paley's Place

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Northwest District
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1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609
+1 503-243-2403
Wed 17:30 - 22:00
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Portland to visit our son and to eat our way through the city. We started the week at Imperial which was very good. We ate at food trucks and high end sushi bars, top rated brunch spots etc... This place had by far the best food we had on our trip. We chose to eat here because... More 

Thank Robyn Q
Bremerton, WA
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after reading about their happy hour. Not that we saved any money doing that, but it was worth every penny! The charcuterie plate was comprised solely of house cured Canadian bacon (which, to my palate was a lot like a less-salty prosciutto), accompanied by a house-made cracker and a delicious cherry mostarda. The cheese plate was a... More 

Thank DebMacD
Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had the best trout ever here, perfectly executed with amazing sauce. The fennel I didn't need but loved this dish. My date had the fois gras and loved it-amazing flavors but rich so be ready for that. Trout was very light. Amuse B great as well as red velvet treat at the end. Good service and great atmosphere. Can't... More 

Thank sfobes
Aloha, Oregon, USA
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196 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I last ate at Paley's Place at least 13 years ago. I had one of the best meals I'd ever had back then. This visit was just as good. From the moment I arrived I was made to feel welcome by the friendly, but professional staff. I had the 5 course tasting menu and it was the perfect amount of... More 

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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and ambience in this little house turned restaurant. Menu definitely had some creativity that I couldn't quite nail down as to its origins - French/Russian was the best I could describe. The wagyu beef was tremendous. Pricey drinks, though the rest of the menu seemed about what you would expect.

Thank Scott S
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

My husband and I recently visited Portland to see my daughter and son-in-law and we chose Paley's Place for our first dinner out since it was next to our hotel. What a stroke of luck! Not only was the food sheer perfection, but the warm, yet elegant ambiance and friendly, professional service made our evening a night to remember! In... More 

Thank Susan B
Montevideo, Uruguay
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped by for a quick happy hour. The menu was quite interesting -- salmon cakes and kolbasa varenyky (somewhere between a dumpling and a ravioli with Russian flavors). The happy hour drinks were small and weak; try ordering off the regular menu. The dining room is warmer than the website photo suggests, and quite comfortable. The hostess and wait... More 

Thank EugenieFoodie
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Paley's Place is a delightful bistro and bar in the NW District of Portland. The happy hour drink selections are quite good and well-priced, and the bar menu is varied and delicious. We did not dine in the main part of this pleasant restaurant, which was once a stately home. We did peruse the menu which looked varied and interesting.... More 

Thank BBOK
Southfield, Michigan
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585 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We so enjoyed the food and the drink at Paley's Place this weekend evening. Perhaps the only miss I encountered was when I left the table BEFORE ordering my drink to use the restroom. Not a good move on this early Saturday evening after it opened for dinner. Upon return, the waitress did not come back to check on me... More 

Thank VaporK8
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is one of Portland's 5 best restaurants, from a person who tries them all. The menu varies regularly so that you get a dining surprise. And in 5 years, the food is always tasty and prepared as if the chef was trying to impress each and every person. Plus, they accommodate special dietary needs (gluten and dairy free) as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-243-2403

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