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Old Wives' Tales - CLOSED

1300 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1424
+1 503-238-0470
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
4 Sep 2014
“Delicious choices, delicious meals”
22 Apr 2014
“an old standby for us”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Soups, International, Pub, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1300 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1424
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11 - 20 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is a place we take friends who are visiting, its a great place for people with multiple diet restrictions, the gluten free options are GREAT and the service has been spot on.

2  Thank Misha H
Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

This is our new favorite Portland restaurant. The Hungarian Mushroom soup has a complex, wholesome taste and warms up the rainy day. Every dish that we ordered was prepared with quality ingredients. The food is healthy and there is a large variety of vegetarian/vegan options....More

Thank ShawntaMBush
Reviewed 15 January 2013

This place has good food, with quality ingredients. They could do a few things better, service is the first one. Not that the service here is bad it is just kind of odd. Some of it is table service, some self serve, and the staff...More

Thank drrf
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This is a slightly funky-feeling restaurant, but the food is unusual and healthy; the atmosphere rather arty/folksy.

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 21 December 2012

Interesting menu, great area for kids to enjoy, while parents linger over their meal. The Hungarian Mushroom soup is superb but not low cal.

Thank pdxdyl
Reviewed 15 December 2012

There are vegan options for pretty much everyone, and huge portions. I have been here several times for breakfast. There is probably a mommy lunch crowd as I noticed a play room, but I was there in the early morning, so it was a quiet...More

1  Thank JinPDX_12
Reviewed 9 November 2012

If you are hungary, this restaurant will do just fine- the food is not bad and the employees are a little hippish but pleasant!

Thank Grandmago
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We felt like an inconvenience to the server. She was sitting at a table working on something when we got there (preparing cutlery maybe?) and was very quick with us. We had decided on dessert because the menu of available vegan desserts was extensive, but...More

1  Thank theveganversion
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Food is good, basically healthy but good tasting fare. Perfect place to meet friends. Or bring your kids, for the food and the playroom.

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We have gone there for years. The Hungarian Mushroom Soup is the big attraction for us. We are NOT vegetarian so I am not as attracted to the other entree's but when we do add other items, they are always filling and well prepared. Totally...More

1  Thank nancywim
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1424
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-238-0470
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