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

Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar

  • 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.
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Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (4)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • The perfect Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a foodie friend who was in the restaurant business for 20 years. My husband and son both had the Hamburger during Happy Hour and both agreed it was the best burger they had ever eaten. Juicy, perfectly cooked and pure. The happy hour had a very nice selection of foods and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprisingly Good
    tcausey
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Although the restaurant was not very busy so it's hard say what the experience would be on a more popular night. Food was tasty and priced appropriately. I did order a stuffed ravioli dish which was warm at best. Considered sending it back for a warm up but it was so tasty I decided I didn't care. Definitely worth checking this place out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, Good food
    chinaeyes13VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner, we ordered steamers clams, beef & pork ravioli, and gnocchi bolognese. All very tasty and delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive. The clams were done perfectly and the broth was so good, we had to ration the bread. We were of course offered more bread but didn't want to fill up on carbs as we ordered pasta. The ravioli was presented well with a heaping pile of rocket leaves which paired nicely. The gnocchi was a touch over done but still tasted good the next day. Our meal was also quite reasonable priced. We will definitely be coming back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real downtown dining
    CoolbreezeVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cassidy's serves splendid, straight-forward food in an inauspicious location, on Washington St. near 14th, across the street from De Paul Center. The upside is the lack of pretension of the street and the homeyness of the restaurant. Service was personal, attentive and genuine. The atmosphere is plain dark wood, and the bar has an established, woody feel. Our meal was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After Theater Dinner
    pdxdiner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was excellent and the service friendly and informative. The restaurant had a very comfortable feel to it. We could easily carry on our conversation even with others at tables nearby. Much preferred over the boisterous patrons at so many other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy food
    tlips4
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Nice variety of menu...food tasted great..would go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty food and great servcie
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I enjoyed the food and thought the service was excellent. The ambiance was a bit lacking as the restaurant was almost completely empty on a Wednesday evening.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Restaurant
    MGI13
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Always great food
    Candy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow kitchen
    GreatLife
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem of a restaurant
    MissFussy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Chef Anthony has magic fingers, making all the food beyond tasty. I am looking forward to my next meal there.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have eaten here on several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We have eaten here on several occasions, but we were somewhat disappointed in plates we had on this occasion for a variety of reasons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food--
    Kwelb
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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--
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • before the show
    otter
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Adequate food and good service. Good for in a rush before seeing a show at Hatfield, Schnitzer orArtists Rep.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Imagination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    ARTdrivendiner
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking Forward to Going Back
    tigerdg
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    sopdx
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school bar
    Flamingoagogo
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    cibo
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under my radar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One time only
    Brit
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I was expecting
    Foodiefoodie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lit up a dreary night
    luvsbroadway
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what it used to be
    Yamaguchi
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    AliciaB
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Burger
    RestatsVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's all about the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    mike
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Curriers
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food I think I've ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Best food I think I've ever had! My new splurge restaurant, but still reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful Portland tradition.
    Teasipper
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The homemade ice cream is
    tigerdg
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere was decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There was 4 of us and everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant, there forever,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food at Cassidy's was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you haven't gone go now
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    Great bartenders the chef if amazing. I travel for work and this is one of my favorite places on the West Coast now
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic