Bar Avignon
Bar Avignon

Bar Avignon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://baravignon.com/
  • Phone: 5035170808x
  • 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: American, Contemporary European, Northwest
  • 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 5035170808x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Bar Avignon reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)neighborhood gem (51)notable wine list (36)romantic (22)special occasion (18)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Old Friends
    Jameson
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Had dinner with my daughter and some old friends I knew when we all lived in LA. They had not seen my daughter for 21 years. One of my guests is vegetarian. I have eaten here several times now and am never disappointed. The food is always excellent and the wait staff appropriately knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. While I love the food and even the atmosphere, when the place is full it is a little too loud. I will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place w/ knowledgeable staff
    Matthew
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Cozy neighborhood bar with great food and an extensive wine list. A limited selection of vegetarian dishes, but a good array of vegetarian small bites/starters. Selection of oysters in season. Staff is intimately familiar with the menu and the wine list, can make good recommendations. Most appealing: the music was not so loud as to make talking impossible. The sounds you hear are the conversations and the laughter around you, and can still hear the music. Strongly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • King Charles !!
    2FansofMingo
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their food. Service was excellent. "Twenty characters remaining."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around experience
    Brent
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Bar Avignon has consistently, for the five years that we have been patronizing them, produced an unbeatable dining experience. We love the space, staff, and of course the food + drink are fantastic. Enough said - wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lovely spot
    livetoeat31
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    If you go in the near future get the chicory salad. The ham and cheese vinaigrette is as wondful as it sounds and the grapes add the perfect amount of sweet. The octopus is tender and well seasoned. The charcuterie is where it is at. The crayfish and rockfish terrine was rich and complex. The liverwurst subtle with hints of caramelized onion. The wine list here is beautiful and our waitress knew her stuff. A terrific place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • intimate setting/sophisticated food
    SparkyReviewVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    perfect neighborhood dinner spot, or destination. Great table in back for large group too. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    bellatoula
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This was a great experience for food. I have been here several times and have always had a great experience with the service, food and drink. The octopus on the menu was delicious. I highly recommend this appetizer. I only gave the ambiance 3 stars due to the front door being open and it being a little too cold to take our jackets off at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    John
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love Bar Avignon. Never disappointed with the incredible meals and the fabulous wait staff. This time we had out of town guests from Chicago and they were totally smitten. We have had large dinners, graduation, client dinners, and just the two of us and it is amazing how they handle a large party as well as a smaller party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great
    mtcyclist
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I don't live in Portland but my son does and I picked this place to take him for a birthday dinner when I knew i would be in town. I picked it because it was described as French and had very good reviews on Yelp. The reviews were not wrong. The food here is exceptional and the wine list is very good with a lot of variety. My son, his girlfriend and I all enjoyed everything we ordered. I ordered the wild mushroom pappardelle and it was delicious. We all enjoyed the crispy smashed new potatoes as an appetizer and the rose wine flight. I passed on dessert but my son and his GF really enjoyed the vanilla creme brulee with huckleberries. My wife and I will be in Portland next year for a week and Bar Avignon is on our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Lenny
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It's a great restaurant. We had 7:30 reservations and it was full. It did take a long time to be served - we waited over 30 minutes for the food. The server said we had all ordered around the same time. That was the only negative. The food itself is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    greeneyes44
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We live in the area and make a point to check out our local restaurants. Bar Avignon is one of our favorites. The food is always a delightful surprise and the wine list is the perfect size. We also get to observe a great street scene from the wonderful windows. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splendid evening, superior cuisine
    flashlighthead
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Staff were thoughtful and excellent from reception to top offs and departure. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh, high quality menu selections - oysters, numerous vegetarian options, even the locally roasted nuts were a delight! The extensive wine list has this in common with the menu: no bad choices, just amply variety to please every palate. Bar Avignon has consistently delivered a tier one dining experience for family, celebrations, dates and drop ins.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portlandia?
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Our waiter was so pretentious. Food was not good. The price was reasonable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonder why I waited
    rickVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant's quality is beyond the usual "neighborhood find". The staff were helpful and they were present was just the right amount of time and made us feel welcome even though we obviously were not regulars. The "pastrami" cured albacore was particularly good and different (though the name is misleading since it is done with pastrami type spices not actual what most of think as pastrami). The goat cheese agnolotti with fresh corn and house made Italian sausage was decadent and worth the calories. My only suggestion is that for $4 surcharge for bread and they should offer something other than white baguette (though it was fresh and tasty from a local bakery down the street: little t American baker). Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • qwerty
    foody
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wait service was excellent. Very noisy. Everything was so overcooked that you could barely cut it. I would never waste money there on dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Find
    Infrequentfoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent wine service, freindly and informed wait staff. Nice local seasonal menu. We did not have entrees, but sampled and shared the small plates. (and dessert of course) Not too loud, so nice for a great conversation with freinds. Outside neighborhood seating available as well.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turn down the music
    samIam
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We brought a couple visiting from California. Background music at 6 pm was pretty loud and it was hard to talk. Perhaps we should have sat outside. Love those hazelnuts, the cheese, the wine choices and vegetables. Had a good time on a Sunday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Great for Outdoor Dining
    myronwong
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It was a Sunday evening and coverage for both indoors and outdoors may have been too much ground to cover. However, the food is always great, especially the fresh oysters. And always, the bavette steak and roast chicken was superb. This is still one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    KPeeee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have had the pleasure of dining here on a number of occasions and it's always wonderful. The service is great, the food is incredible. The menu changes which is nice too. Great oysters. Love going here and will continue to recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Portland's Best
    DSPDX
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been to Bar Avignon many times and have never been disappointed. The menu is inventive. The wine list is excellent. And the staff is always fantastic. Our waiter had only been working there for two days and already had a handle on the menu and provided an excellent experience from beginning to end. Don't miss the salads. They are always amazing. Probably my favorite restaurant in Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruce B
    Bruce
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As always this neighborhood gem delivers up great and innovative food, good service an impressive wine list, a very good bar and great staff. I am fortunate to live just 2 blocks away from this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2eatout
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alan
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 206 reviews are from the Bar Avignon reviews archive.
  • Very fresh
    cmcfreshfood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • xxxxVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    ebfp
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Best crudo and bavette steak in town. Foraged greens perfectly dressed should not be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopeful
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Oysters incredibly fresh, perfectly cooked salmon, great small plates to go with wines. Service friendly, prompt and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and service
    Kitty
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner with didi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming neighborhood restaurant
    KAT1
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This venue was absolutely delightful, the food was very good without being overly rich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe and Linda
    JLW2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good
    Pdxlm
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon Appetit
    Food2share
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MEH
    discriminatinggourmand
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful except--
    quiet2please
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    too noisy. Menu is varied; prices are reasonable; wine selection excellent; service thoughtful & timely; but noise level makes conversation a struggle at times.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    amkhoun
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food in a trendy place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Excellent food in a very popular place. Service is very good. Music needs to be changed: bad and annoying.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for couples
    RLS7537
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate