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Veritable Quandary - CLOSED

1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
+1 503-227-7342
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (166 reviews)
“osso bucco” (109 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
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1 - 10 of 1,670 reviews

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Went to VQ last Thursday for happy hour- they weren't offering happy hour but we decided to stay anyway because the space is very inviting. This is a very comfortable restaurant with a friendly staff and Chad, our server, was outstanding. Wife and I split...More

Thank farquhar4
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We returned to the VQ as it is called in Portland, because we wanted to see what it is like since it moved from the river's. edge to its new spot. Unfortunately, it has lost the charm of the old bar restaurant. The food is...More

Thank sharon g
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We have not been to their new location. Drove past the old location and their building is demolished.

Thank colby j
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

To the best of my knowledge, this restaurant is now gone--hence the "terrible" rating. I hope they reopen somewhere else.

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this icon of Portland has now closed its doors for the last time. What was one of the best watering holes in Portland is now gone forever. Goodbye VQ. We had some great times.

Thank mpn7330
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was so awesome....but longer there. the owner....who was there every day and a great guy... sold it so the city could build a building.....so sad...I had gone there since I was a kid and taken my wife there as well as an adult...the pizza...More

Thank twolf1717
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The original VQ was outstanding and a Portland fixture, but has since closed to make room for a government building. I understand it's been reincarnated as simply 'Q' a block down and a block over, but we haven't tried it yet. Looking forward to though!

1  Thank FoodieWineFun
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Pricey but great local cuisine. If you're staying downtown go for happy hour. Always go when we're in PDX!

Thank Tamra D
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Delightful vintage restaurant near the river under a tree. Wonderful - or perhaps Perfect - outdoor dining. Great old bar. Known for their brunch which is both fancy and simple. Best veg burger in the country. Eggs Benedict a fave for many. Really a beautiful...More

Thank JoKiddo
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Not the same as the old but the food is excellent. The service is friendly and amazing. Really great spot downtown.

Thank WombatboyOR
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-7342
  • E-mail
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