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Bar Avignon
Bar Avignon

Bar Avignon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://baravignon.com
  • Phone: (503) 517-0808
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Northwest, American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Joppie
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private table seats up to 12 guests. Visit the reservation page on the website for details or call daily after 4:00pm.
  • Private Party Contact: Randy (503) 517-0808

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd
  • Public Transit: Trimet Division Bus #4
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bar Avignon
Market driven menu, changes daily. Oysters on the half shell. House made pasta & charcuterie. Hand crafted cocktails. Eight beers on draught. Beer engine. Award winning wine list. 25 wines by the glass. Outdoor seating. Happy Hour 5p-6p Monday-Friday. Delicious. Comfortable. Casual. Sexy.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been to Bar Avignon previously with a friend. We decided to take another friend there for dinner and he was duly impressed. Great food, great service and super atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Heard alot about this place and it has gotten great reviews, but we were not quite as impressed as others. The service itself was lacking in attention to details, although our server was personable and helpful. The menu looked inspired, but suffered in flavor and style. The rosemary, paprika hazelnuts were very interesting and tasty, however, but this may have been because I had never had them before. All in all edible, but no where near delicious. The restaurant itself is sparse, cramped and uncomfortable with hard wooden seating and folding chairs outside. Just OK and quite a distance from downtown and trendy NW where there are numerous higher end choices."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Bar Avignon is a great Portland restaurant in every sense of the word. The food is always fantastic. The service is friendly and helpful but never overbearing - just right. The place is beautiful, but not pretentious - it feels good if your trying for romantic or just plain comfortable and fun. It's one of our favorite places!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "When I go out to eat I try, as often as possible, to find restaraunts that serve local, fresh food. The oysters on the half shell were delicious and from the Oregon and Washington coast. Menu is seasonal using fresh ingredients. I will go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were met in a very welcoming manner and had the best neighborhood service nad a fantastic meal. I will come back here again and again. The oysters are out of this world!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Our premier eating spot in Portland. Exquisite and inventive food without being pretentious or difficult to eat. Sharp clear tastes. The owners have succeeded in establishing a wonderfully communal atmosphere while serving the highest quality food. Prices are reasonable for what they are serving. Waiters are knowledgeable in wine and food. Even met the chef one night. Superb."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Best crudo and bavette steak in town. Foraged greens perfectly dressed should not be missed!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Oysters incredibly fresh, perfectly cooked salmon, great small plates to go with wines. Service friendly, prompt and knowledgable."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Our first time on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was busy. The food was interesting, delicious, and prepared well. We had scallop (raw) appetizer, pea soup with lemon balm, pork chop and spinach paparadelle. All wonderful. My only comment on food was that the spinach pasta was a bit salty. It is such a tasty dish with fava beans, mushrooms, and cheese that it did not need salt to enhance."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "just down the street and around the corner we go for mussels for my 6 year old grandaughter and too many seductive choices for me. dinner or happy hour always lovely, never disappointing or ho-hum. we are spoiled & delighted. preparation is right-on and staff thoroughly gracious. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This venue was absolutely delightful, the food was very good without being overly rich."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is our favorite 'go-to' dining spot. We are treated like family. We love the food - it is always fantastic. The wine selections are perfect. The ambiance, chef, servers, owners, clientelle contribute to a wonderful casual dining experience. Why go anywhere else?"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This place started as a small neighborhood wine bar about 5 years ago. It steadily broadened the menu and now has great fish, meat, and veggie entries every night. The desserts are innovative, the prices are fair and the wines are still among the most interesting in Portland. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Bar Avignon and I was delighted by the whole experience. It was all I anticipated in terms of savory food and wine. Dessert was worth the caloric intake! Inviting intimate atmosphere in a local neighborhood eastside venue. The waitress was attentive but not invasive and the dining experience was relaxed as social meals ought to be! I would return on another special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food was better than serviceable, and the salad was good, but the rest of the meal was not noteworthy. The service was the typical Pacific aggressive laid back neighborhood thing I don't find charming, and the server never asked me or my companion if we wanted another drink throughout our meal, even though we each finished our first drinks with our first course, had several courses and sat a long time after our meal."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "too noisy. Menu is varied; prices are reasonable; wine selection excellent; service thoughtful & timely; but noise level makes conversation a struggle at times."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "For French and french inspired cuisine, you can't do much better than Bar Avignon. We chose it for a "date night" before a concert, and it was marvelous. The food was absolutely outstanding, and more than that it was well portioned. After bread, a full entree and a shared dessert neither myself nor my wife had leftovers and we were both pleasantly full. The staff were very friendly and absolutely on top of our service. I do strenuously recommend reservations, however, as the venue is small and tends to fill up quickly."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent food in a very popular place. Service is very good. Music needs to be changed: bad and annoying."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a "corner table" that was small and square. Because we were sitting next to each other we could easily converse. Amazing food and wine. It would take a LOT of self-discipline keep the tab from getting out-of-hand."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a simply wonderful meal - food, service, other dinner guests ... Thanks."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Unbelievably delicious food, great wine list of course, very good (although a bit short) beer list, fantastic service! What a great place! The only downside about this would be that it's fairly small and a bit snug. We ended up chatting with the people at the next table because we were seated so close to them it seemed almost rude not to. Not good for romantic privacy. Great for food and drink!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great small restaurant with a narrow but varied menu. Excellent service. A good variety of dishes, but with a local twist all made for a great dinner. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a great time. Richard was our server for most of the night- great job! Yummy cheese plates too. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Bar Avignon was my husband and my first restaurant experience in Portland and would absolutely return. Great ambiance, knowledgeable wait staff ready to answer all our questions from specifics of the oysters to specifics of each wine on their substantial list. Great spot. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Definitely, try the chicken liver mousse it is soo good. Cocktails were delicious as well. We shared a few small plates that were all excellent, but that chicken liver was amazing. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is in our top 3 and has yet to disappoint! We had the halibut crudo with tarragon aioli (yum and delicate), then had the black cod and seafood risotto...best ever! Finally, we ended with gouda and lamb belly board. Great wine selection, service is always super friendly and the atmosphere is enjoyable. This is our go to place!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We appreciated the effort the restaurant made to dampen the noise. Four of us could have a conversation without shouting---a rarity these days! In addition, the food was outstanding. We will return."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "A friend and I came here for the last night of Portland Dining Month and it was fantastic. The service was exceptional (thanks, Robert!), the food was exquisite, and the atmosphere was enchanting. We had salad, soup, chicken, risotto, panna cotta, and cookies. I had a mint limeade and she had a glass of red wine. We were both completely satiated and happy. I will be back, for sure."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "It was great to share this delicious meal with my goddaughter. The chicken was so tasty and the pork chop done perfectly. The Panna cotta was delicious though I felt the addition of pepper was too much, maybe smaller pieces of the pepper would have worked better."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My sister and I went to Bar Avignon on the last day of Portland dining month, it was the first visit for both of us. We both selected the 3 course chicken dinner special with a pre-dinner cocktail and a bottle of wine with dinner. The food arrived promptly and has hot and tasty, but a bit on the bland side. Don't get me wrong, we ate our food but it just didn't wow us. The cocktails and service were a wow factor and we enjoyed both. Robert was our server and he was great, attentive and fun. It was the best service I've had in Portland for a while. The wine list offered a lot of choice both by the bottle and by the glass. We will be back for Happy Hour."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I'm been here 3 times. Love the food (although perhaps a bit more fennel than I would have liked in several dishes), love the wine list. Mussels were divine, hazelnut and warm olive nibbles also terrific. Tables are a bit close and it can be loud, but was fine on a Sunday early evening. Music was Motown this past time -- okay for me, but a bit incongruent perhaps, which I'm sure is what they're aiming for. I will keep coming back -- and the staff is wonderful, very kind to my 86-year old mother."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Bar Avignon is great every time: special occasions or a simple night out for two. I have always loved the food (fantastic pork chops), the cocktails, the wine selection (we were introduced to Cote du Rhone here) and the friendly and welcoming service. This is one of our favorites on a very selective short list!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Staff were great. Food was fantastic. It was a very nice evening out."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Thanks to Dine Out Month we discovered this small bar and restaurant on Division. They have good good choices of beer and wine. The cream soup was so good. The pork chops were cooked correctly and served over a nice selection of vegetables. Hot peanut butter /chocolate chip cookies with milk the perfect ending to the meal. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Bar Avignon had a nice relaxed feeling. We were able to carry on a nice conversation with out being rushed. I felt the service was outstanding, our dishes arrived at a nice relaxed pace. The white bean and fennel soup was very good. I had the chicken and it was cooked to perfection. My friend had the mushroom risotto and she though it was excellent. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant during the Portland Dining Month promotion. Had never been. So glad we went. We loved the atmosphere and the food was great. Everything was really good. No S&P on the table we noticed. Did not need it. Food was perfectly seasoned. The service was efficient and friendly. Cozy, friendly, comfortable feel. I marked it as a neighborhood gem. Not our neighborhood unfortunately. More than an hour from us but we intend to return. The regular menu was enticing. We highly recommend this establishment."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My wife and I used the excuse of Portland Dining Month to try Bar Avignon for the first time. We had a great experience. The atmosphere was energetic yet not too noisy or chaotic. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and showed up at our table at just the right times. The food was excellent. My wife enjoyed her salad and pork chop. I had a very good risotto. Unfortunately, I could not find a vegetarian entree option on the regular menu so I'm not sure we will go back. We would like to return and I may call to find out if it is possible to have a vegetarian meal. Very good."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was good but the portions were very small. We asked the waitress if an appetizer would be large enough for an entree. She said yes and we were very surprised when the food showed up an my meal had about 5 pieces of fish the size of my thumb and very thin. Not exactly an entree but it was good. We ended up at Wendys for burgers on the way home though!."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We chose this as one of two restaurants to try during the March "Dining Out" experience. It was a great choice! Everything about the meal was great, from the service to the food, to the wine flights we tried on a whim! The cookies and vanilla bean milk were to die for! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Amazing! First time at Bar Avignon and I will definitely be back. I had the half roasted chicken on the PDX Dining Month menu and it was delicious, moist and the perfect size. I finished with the PB and chocolate chip cookies and vanilla milk... the cookies were warm and just out of the oven! Milk and cookies = cutest dessert idea ever! The only thing was we ordered olives with our wine and never received them, but we had more than enough food so it wasn't the end of the world."
    Dined on 3/19/2014