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clarklewis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.clarklewispdx.com
  • Phone: (503) 235-2294
  • Hours of Operation: Serving
    LUNCH: monday thru friday 11.30- 2.00
    DINNER: monday thru saturday 5.30- late
    HAPPY HOUR: mon thru sat 4.30- 6.30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Kyo Koo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: The KINDLING ROOM is our intimate and dramatic private room available for up to 24 seated guest for dinner and up to 40 for standing cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Taylor
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: clarklewis has 6 spaces available all day, directly in front of the restaurant. The Eastbank Commerce Center (where clarklewis is located) has 72 spots open from 6:00pm to close; these spaces are reserved during the day.
A word from clarklewis
A bustling eatery in the central eastside industrial district serving Italian inspired local, organic, seasonal, sustainable fare. clarklewis has received many honors since opening, including restaurant of the year (the Oregonian), 10 most notable new restaurants of 2004 (Wall Street Journal) and 10 hottest new restaurants of the year (msn.com) Dinner reservations are highly recommended, however most evenings we have walk-in availability on a first come first served
basis. Bar counter space is first come first served as well. Online booking available up to a party of 6.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved this restaurant! Elegant but comfortable and casual with the summer breezes wafting through keeping the diners cool despite the warm evening. Menu is locally inspired with so many options and perfectly presented and prepared. The salads are beautiful and delicious, the salmon and albacore perfect! Perfect portions and Service good- will be back! We enjoy trying Portland's restaurants and this is one worth trying."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Had a nice meal for our anniversary - we don't get out much, so took a bit of a chance trying this restaurant out. We had the chef's tasting menu, which was very good - and allowed us to try things we most likely would have not chosen on its own. We aren't very adventurous, and were pleasantly surprised at how good the combination of their plates were. Great food, and the service was great as well. Was a bit loud - but to be expected with the open-air setup of the restaurant (train horns, live music from a nearby restaurant, etc.). Seems like they save plenty of tables for walk-ins - there were no opentable reservations between 6-8, but plenty of tables available."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We needed a good meal and decided to choose ClarkLewis. Nice variety on the menu, I had the prime rib, spouse had a pork loin. All perfectly done. Great wait staff. All ready recommended to friends and family. A little noisy, but not to the extreme."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The pork belly risotto was outstanding! A regular for us."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We took some young out of town relatives there because the food is always excellent, the service gracious and attentive, and the bar and wine list inventive and expansive. We were not disappointed. The only disappointment, and this is not the restaurant's fault, was the near-deafening noise level, exacerbated by two, very-long freight trains, horns ablazing every 30 second for about 10 minutes long."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "...three days later, and I'm wondering if I can recreate it at home. All of our food was tasty, tempting and well-seasoned. Our server was polite, elegant, and most importantly, attentive without being over-bearing. The reason I went with four stars though, is that my husband had to continually shoo fruit flies away from his wine glass and the noise level. I wish that PDX restaurants wouldn't compete with the loudness of the crowds by cranking their music even louder. The music itself was unoffensive, but it wasn't special; it wasn't something I needed to hear. My companion, however, was someone I wanted to hear."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our family- favorite place for celebrations. The food manages to be interesting yet simple, the flavors of each ingredient coming through - no mélange here. The waiters we've had are professional in the best sense of the word."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This is the second time that we have dined here and it was excellent once again. Service, food, drinks , and ambience all make this place a great experience!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I have been going to Clarklewis for years and always enjoy good service and consistently good food. I tend to follow the direction of the staff when selecting food and drink and have never been mislead."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The food, atmosphere and staff are fantastic! I like the seats that face the street that in good weather are open air."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere was great! Our first time to Portland and this was our favorite spot so far!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed ourselves at clarklewis. The staff made us feel welcome and the food was completely awesome."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Went back to this place to enjoy the wood fired food. The food was quite good, as was the service. But, no air conditioning on a 90+ degree day made our dinner a hot and sweaty affair. Not my idea of a good evening. In all fairness, the staff opened up the roll up doors for good effect to let the breeze help cool us. But either go late or come back on a cooler day."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our first visit to Clarklewis was superb-so we returned for our anniversary.We ordered the arugula salad which was salted. The tuna pasta we shared was very good - tasted fresh made and the flavors were delicate. Entrees, I ordered lamb with fennel/zucchini. The lamb was flavorless and raw in the center. My husband order the pave steak, medium. The steak arrive tartar or ahi style: seared on the very outer edge, raw and fleshy in the center. When he tried to cut the steak it was sinewy and tough. We don't ever send food back because a) we don't want anyone messing with our food and b) by the time the steak would be cooked, I would have been done with my dinner and he would have eaten alone. They should get it right the first time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Beet and smoked salmon first course was yummy. Loved the tuna. Wine recommendation was excellent"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was very creative and good. However, the greeter and server staff did not look very happy, didn't smile at all, and were very aloof. Overall, disappointing compared to previous reviews."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Went this week when friends were all free. Weren't focused on food, just wanted to get together quick and ended up at cl. Decided on chef tasting menu (freakish bargain at $55 for absolutely ever y thing) again not for the food, but bc it was quick and we could get back to catching up fast. Huge surprise in how We got almost every thing on the menu, stuff we'd never order and how fun it was to share. Service was friendly and extra-ish. Only thing kitchen was out of was tartar - my fave. .. and somehow the kitchen yielded one for us. So much food, We took home three boxes. Not snobby, but have every right to be. You wanna treat your folks, Your staff, your out of town pals. .. this is your venue."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This restaurant was highly recommended to us while on a tour of Oregon's Pinot country …..it did not disappoint. we all left commenting on how fabulous every dish was."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I ordered the tomato salad for $11 and it looked like half a salad. Two other people at my table ordered the same thing and we joked that they must have split it into three portions. It was the kind of salad that someone on a serious, serious diet would need to eat but, come on people, tomatoes aren't that expensive right now."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Clarklewis never disappoints. My salmon was cooked perfectly and the arugula salad with parmesan cheese was fantastic! I have been coming here 1-2 times a year since they opened and have never had a bad meal. Initially, we ordered the several courses fixed price dinner and always were impressed."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The salmon was delicious, and ur server was very good. My husband asked that his salmon be cooked through and through and it was. I asked for my salmon to bea bit undercooked and it was. Very good overall."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Thank you Clarklewis! I made dinner reservations online and mentioned we'd like a nice table because we were celebrating our 25th wedding ann. Our waiter came with a glass of champagne for all of us!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "After a hectic day and early evening, it was nice to relax at clarklewis and be served well with good food. Our friends had never been there and enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "With the doors open and many trucks going by, it is hard to converse. However, the food and service were great. Would go back again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This location is very noisy - trains, trucks, etc., but the food combinations are unusual and tasty. Found an unusal wine to have - an Italian cabernet franc."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The kitchen and server were overwhelmed with a modest crowd at lunch. Very slow to get food to the table. It is clearly an industrial area with trucks and trains roaring by. Not a great place for a business lunch because of all the noise."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Thought we would try clarklewis for dinner, as we have the Passport Card, yet had never been! So glad we did--great steak, excellent "greens" and the card helped make it more affordable. We'd go back. For us very selective diners, that is quite a compliment."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Truly exquisite food in this converted warehouse. Had the bruschetta appie & loved it. Full of flavor & sharing size. We both went for fish - one the salmon and the other the tuna - and each was prepared perfectly. Cooked to perfection, complimented with veggies and sauces/purees that added bursts of compatible flavors. (Mary Brent was on fish this night!) Were able to get a half bottle of the Cristom Pinot Noir we wanted - perfect for the two of us. Desserts were superb too - sorbet for her and carrot cake for me - best I ever had & portions that hit Cinderella Zone - Just Right. Service was impressive. A staff member heard a guest at the table near us drop a spoon and immediately arrived with a replacement - no need to ask!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "used to be a restaurant with a variety of small plates. unhappily, changes to a below average "normal" restaurant"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Hadn't been in for a while and was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and tasty everything was. The service was good and the food arrived promptly. A nice evening."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I dined on June 11, at 5:45, within the time frame for 1000 points. I only received 100 points ( for an overpriced meal)"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have been three times before and this again was one of the best meals to be had in Portland. Great attentive service, fantastic halibut and a bottle of Italian white recommended to us which we had never had before and was fantastic. We will be back again."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "What a great place to spend to lunch with parents visiting from out of town. Food was awesome and we loved the smell of the wood stove. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience are wonderful. The salmon with morel mushrooms was perfectly cooked. The cold soup was a great starter. Karen our server was knowledgable, fast and friendly. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Server was very accommodating to my dietary restrictions, and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have an excellent dinner, mostly due to the great food, and service. They can open one side of the restaurant to the street, and because it was a beautiful night, this added to the enjoyment. Their wood-fired oven also adds a rustic and pleasing aroma to the place!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great service,food, and atmosphere I had the spaghetti and the salmon bruschetta "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebating a special occasion and dined here on a recommendation of a colleague. It was superb from start to finish! The food was creative, fresh and fabulous. The service was impeccable. And the experience was so pleasing that I brought an entire team of executives back for dinner after I workshop I was hosting. Both experiences were standout. Definitely on my list of 'best spots'!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent! We had a party of 5 and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Our lunch, the blue plate special, was fabulous from beginning to end. It is apparent that great care is taken in the good prep. It was perfect and delicious. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014