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Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar
Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar

Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cassidysrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (503) 223-0054
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 2:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Sam Reed
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering for intimate dinners up to receptions for hundreds.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW 14th
  • Public Transit: MAX stops at SW 10th and at SW 18th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and 2 pay lots within a block
A word from Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar
A Portland favorite since 1979, Cassidy's Restaurant is located in a historic building in the heart of downtown Portland, within walking distance of major hotels and steps from the Crystal Ballroom. Cassidy's menu features creative regional cuisine of local seafood, premium-cut meats, and fresh pasta. We offer a well-chosen winelist, a beer selection including the best microbrews, classic cocktails and a bar that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in town--all in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was told about this restaurant by my parents, who have known the owner for decades. After saving enough money (slightly expensive) my date and I had an early dinner here. The staff and owner are wonderful people and the service was perfect. The food came very swiftly (didn't have time to fully enjoy my perfectly cooked kalamari). I was 200% satisfied with my dinner even after cringing at the bill, but it was well worth the money. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves great service, no noise, a great view of the streets of Portland, and of course some of the best food in Portland. Shout out to Bob Cassidy, the owner. Way to go man."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We go several times a year before the theater and Cassidy's is great. I especially appreciate it when they change their menu with new and interesting items. A few years ago they had the best lemon mashed potatoes, but haven't seen it since."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was good. The waitress was nice. The kitchen was extremely slow. The restaurant was half empty but it took almost an hour for our food to come out."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Chef Anthony has magic fingers, making all the food beyond tasty. I am looking forward to my next meal there."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have eaten here on several occasions, but we were somewhat disappointed in plates we had on this occasion for a variety of reasons."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My husband and I went to a concert at The Crystal Ballroom and chose this restaurant online because it looked close enough to walk. It was very close, right around the corner, which was great since it was raining and we didn't have far to go. The restaurant is older with dark walls and pretty stained glass, we liked it because of that, the bar had a nice older feel and set up as well. We felt very comfortable here and ended up coming back after the concert for a beer while they called us a cab back to our motel. Very friendly staff and great service. I orderd the spirelli and it was really really good! I will order that again next time. My husband ordered a burger and fries and said they were very good too. We both would come back--"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Adequate food and good service. Good for in a rush before seeing a show at Hatfield, Schnitzer orArtists Rep."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love the diversity of the reasonably priced menu. We have been to Cassidys several times and the menu always has subtle changes in addition to dishes they really do well."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Went to Cassidy's the other night late (around 10pm). I was happy it was open, but could have been happier. I ordered the fresh pasta, which was decent. It might have helped if I could see what I was eating. The place was very dimly lit. My bread was also a little more bitter than I'd prefer. All in all I would consider going there again, but I'm not in any rush."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is a gem of a restaurant with good food, outstanding service and reasonable prices. We went to celebrate Valentine's Day. We had the same waitress as the year before (and hadn't been in between) and she even remembered us. We look forward to returning there next Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've been going to Cassidy's for nearly 40 years and it continues to be a friendly bar/restaurant with wonderful food and great service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We stopped in New Year's Eve for dinner. The restaurant wasn't full but the bar sure was. Lots of fun to be had here!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were attending a Pink Martini Concert that evening and we choose Cassidy’s for dinner before the show. It was an old building with great character. The food menu was a list of daily choices. The choices were good however; I thought more of a variety would have been better. The dishes mainly consisted of meat, chicken, salads and a few fish options. With much disappointment, mainly all the dishes contain some pork product. Outside the salad and onion soup, the hamburger was the only thing non pork. I thought the portion sizes were quiet small. The food we ordered was good, but nothing jumped off the page to say that WOW factor."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We enjoyed our second visit to Cassidy's over the holidays. Met a couple from home (Davis, CA) who were also visiting a had a great meal. The staff is attentive and friendly, and the food well well-prepared and presented. It was my wife's birthday, and I mentioned that fact in my reservation on open table. They brought her dessert with a lit candle in it. Nice touch, and no embarrassing song. thanks We will be back."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We have been eating out in Portland for 40 yrs and bave never even heard of Cassidy's. I found it on line. It met the criteria of being close to the Max. My husband loved the beet salad and the mushroom crepes! I ordered the grilled romaine salad and the seafood stew. We consider ourselves foodies. One dissapointment was that the bar was out of rum!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Waited 70 minutes for our meal. Didn't expect anything to be comped, but had hoped the waiter would at least apologize when he gave us the check. Food was okay. Pork had 2 inches of fat, making the remaining inch a small portion of edible meat. Potato gratin was weird and did not taste good. Will not be returning."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Unfortunately this wasn't a restaurant that I could say I would return to...maybe it just didn't match my expectations from the website. I was meeting my husband for a date night, we both had the steak with leek bread pudding, and grilled romaine salad. Neither of us cared for the leek bread pudding (seemed over cooked and the flavored did t work for us), the steak was terribly over salted but the glaze was good. The salad was quite good, but overall this just wasn't worth it for us. It would be more of a place to hang out at the bar or have a burger....not a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I took my mother and sister to Cassidy's this week. We were looking for a restaurant close to the theatre and one that was reasonably priced. We were not disappointed with Cassidy's! The food was very good and service was excellent. Many years ago my husband and I ate at Cassidy's. I'm glad to say that the experience was just as pleasant. I would only suggest that they update their menu to include a few Vegan options."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "We used to eat here regularly years ago. We won't be coming back. Went with friends before a Timbers game because of the location. Two people ordered onion soup. It tasted really weird. But the hamburger I ordered just tasted so off that after 2 bites I wouldn't eat any more. Took it home to my dog. One friend ordered the calamari and it was so bad she refused to eat it too. The chicken another person ordered was just so-so. We ordered drinks which came in a timely manner but then had to wait 15 minutes for the soup and salads. After they cleared those dishes away we had to wait about 20 minutes to get our main courses. Pretty bad."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Service was excellent. Quiet with only 4 other people there. Pork shoulder was dry and the white bean purée was not good. Short ribs were more like pot roast which was in expected."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "We went for a drink and a hamburger and everything was perfect. It is very comfortable to sit and enjoy our meal and the service was outstanding. Nothing fancy just exceptionally comfortable."
    Dined on 6/10/2013
  • "This is a terrific restaurant. The building is older, but loaded with character. The furnishings are basic, and the bar is quite nice. But the real attraction here is the food. We had a cocktail, glass of wine, soup, a halibut entrée, ravioli (veal and pork), and some delicious homemade ice cream. Everything was cooked perfectly, and the sauces were subtle, allowing the food itself to shine through. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/22/2013
  • "I've been to Cassidy's several times now and love it there. Casual with class without the pretense, the food looks and tastes great. Good wine. Jazz. Excellent value. What's not to like? Check it out you'll be glad you did."
    Dined on 5/6/2013
  • "I had read all the reviews online for every dining option around the Crystal Ballroom and Cassidy's had the best reviews and we certainly know why! Reservations were so easy on line. The feel of the old building had such a charm that it made you feel so warm and welcomed. Our Server was so helpful and fabulous. He was just outstanding! The reviews of parking once and walk to your concert was absolutely true! We didn't walk far but around the corner.. It was a great spot to be. The Food oh my! I ordered their pork sandwich and it was the best tasting pulled pork I have ever had. All the yummy things they put on that sandwich just made your mouth enjoy it even more. I LOVED the fresh and natural cut french fries. So great. ENJOY!"
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "Best food I think I've ever had! My new splurge restaurant, but still reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "A wonderful Portland tradition. Great food. The only downside is getting into the place through the hoards of smokers crowding the sidewalks (bars on both sides)."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "The service was impeccable (relaxed, yet timely) and the ambiance was old-school classy. We ordered the beet salad to start and it was wonderful. Even though we asked to split the salad, the portions were huge. Both my husband and I ordered the braised beef short ribs and a glass of Kunde Cab Sauv that accompanied the meal well. We even splurged for dessert, getting the chocolate/caramel pot de creme and pineapple ice cream. Both were yummy! We loved the experience and the dinner was affordable considering the amount and quality of food and the great service."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "The homemade ice cream is a must-try. It reminds one of Italian gelato, so flavorful and smooth. The entrees while quite good, could have been a little warmer."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "The atmosphere was decent and the service was good if a tad overeager, however the food was not worth the $38 dollar price tag. We ordered 1 soup, 1 salad, and split an entree, plus the drinks we had were non alcoholic, yet it really wasn't up to par. It felt more like a bar trying to be survive with all of the modern upper class establishments popping up around it. Overall it wasn't terrible but we will not be returning as there are far better selections near to it."
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "There was 4 of us and everyone had a difference entree. All 4 of us enjoyed our dinners. I had the beet salad and the shorty ribs. So very tasty. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/23/2013
  • "Great restaurant, there forever, one of the nicest owners in the city. We went with a group including a five-year-old for a New Years'/birthday celebration and had a great time."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "The food at Cassidy's was fantastic. Unfortunately, the restaurant smelled like old cigarette smoke. We couldn't tell whether this was because it's been around for such a long time that there's a lingering odor, or if it's because a group of people smoke outside. Nevertheless, the smell was pretty distracting after living in a smoke-free state for such a long time. We'll go back because we loved the food and got fabulous service."
    Dined on 11/5/2012
  • "Great bartenders the chef if amazing. I travel for work and this is one of my favorite places on the West Coast now"
    Dined on 7/26/2012
  • "Our waitress was terrific ... we arrived early and they gladly seated us. The variety and the value of the menu was terrific! We really couldn't think of something to say that they could have improved upon. A fabulous dining experience with good friends."
    Dined on 7/6/2012
  • "Don't be put off by the dated interior. The kitchen really really knows its stuff. Their food is very much in the classic bistro mode of applying skill, imagination, and tradition to humble ingredients and turning out exceptional and delightful dishes."
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "We hadn't been there before and needed a quiet spot for Mother's Day. The service was very good but the food was pretty oily. I ordered pan fried sole, and it was really drenched in oil. Other food at the table seemed average."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "We had a lovley time at Cassidy's. The server had helpful wine and food advice, there were plenty of tepmting options, we really enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 4/20/2012
  • "I've eaten here manytims over the years and found the food to be consistently good and the service always friendly. The half roast chicken this time was out of this world. I shouldn't have finished the plate... because there was so much food... But it was so good I... I couldn't stop until I finished it all. I'm looking forward to next time already."
    Dined on 4/7/2012
  • "I had a special request that I wasn't sure if they would be able to do since it was my best friend's birthday, and they managed to pull it off. It was a great experience, the waitress was knowledgeable about the food, drinks, pairing, and making sure that we got what we wanted. The other customers also added to the festivities making it a really unique experience, even the head chef came out to wish her a happy birthday. Overall, a spectacular place, and I love the fact that their portions are quite large."
    Dined on 4/4/2012
  • "From the appetizers to salad, main course and dessert, Cassidy's is on par with Portland's finest restaurants. We selected Cassidy's for Valentine's Day dinner, based on our having enjoyed a late dinner there once before - but 15 years earlier! And to our pleasant surprise, this spot had only gotten better with that passage of time. This kind of staying power separates Cassidy's from the churn of "here today, gone 5 years from now" restaurants. The low lights and dark woods give it a vibe which appealed to us as 20-somethings, and still works as 40-somethings. We really like and won't wait another 15 years to return. I think Cassidy's can cover it all from foodies to the bar scene, to the late dessert seekers. A great place."
    Dined on 2/14/2012