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Equinox Restaurant & Bar
Equinox Restaurant & Bar
  • Address:
    830 N Shaver St
    Portland, OR 97227-1251
    Neighborhood:
    North Portland
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Equinox Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://equinoxrestaurantpdx.com/
  • Phone: (503) 460-3333
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Wednesday- Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Northwest, American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Kroger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Equinox offers in house or off site catering. Customer satisfaction is important to us that is why we are available to meet directly with you to create a personalized menu that will satisfy your palate and your budget.
  • Private Party Facilities: Equinox is the perfect location for events such as corporate parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings, holiday parties and birthdays.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele Stultz (503) 680-1165

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mississippi Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Equinox Restaurant & Bar
Equinox offers fresh, hand made seasonal cuisine in a relaxed and unassuming atmosphere. Pacific Northwest ingredients inspire new dishes and amplify classic combinations. Ambitious, affordable menus bring the urbane and the rustic together on plates, in glasses, and on chairs.


Dine in our open industrial space or, when the weather is nice, outside in our beautifully landscaped courtyard with seating for 45 people.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "My dining experience at Equinox has always been top notch from excellent service, nice selection of wines to dishes that make the taste buds tingle. Prices are reasonable for the portions and quality and the out of town friends I bring are always impressed."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food we chose was outstanding. My wife and I shared the mussels and the spaetzl. Our meal was full of flavor and we order bread half way through the meal to mop up the sauce on both plates. The downside of our experience was the service. People were only sitting outside, which was fine, but with 2 servers taking care of 6-8 tables there was a noticeable lag period between table visits. It left a sour note on the evening."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Too few servers serving just okay food. Ok happy hour menu"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience at Equinox very much. Nice setting, casual but tasteful. The service and food were excellent. We'll definitely go there again. We went on early on a Monday night and it was just right. The outdoor patio is perfect for a warm evening."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Disappointed with the service. I had been to the restaurant before. So I decided to take some out of town guests there. I made a reservation and we were seated promptly. But ended up waiting over an hour for food because of some mix up with our order. Even after the food arrived, they forgot some of our orders and we had to remind them. They apologized and gave us a discount but we were unhappy with the experience. We had guests from out of town and they didn't get a good impression of portland! I am not sure I would go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very relaxing. Nice place to go after a busy work week. My husband's pork loin was fantastic! Overall, the food was great. The water tasted awful though. Need to do something about that."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went with a groupon and had a great meal. The crepes were amazing."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a party of 8 that ate here inside in July. The weather was warm so I would have liked to have sat on the patio, but being our first time there I didn't really think about that until we were done with our meal. All food and appetizers were good. I had the stew which had a good flavor but no chunks of meat. It was mostly carrots and a large serving of french fries. Others had the chicken, salmon, and spaetzle. Everyone said theirs were good. We had deviled eggs, the daily bruschetta, and polenta fries for appetizers, thumbs up on all that. I would have liked to have had dessert but we were too full so we walked down the street to the ice cream place with a huge line instead, but next time I really want to try their bread pudding."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I had a delicious and reasonably priced meal using a Groupon coupon. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. She also doubled as bartender and made great drinks. My mojito was wonderful! I had the salmon, which was prepared perfectly. My husband had the hamburger, which was very good and the fries were great. We plan to return in the future!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I made reservations for our 41st wedding anniversary, mentioning it was our anniversary . My wife is gluten free. We have dined here before, they had various gluten free options, but not this time. Our server was very slow, and not attentive. Food was OK, when it finally arrived. Will not be back. No mention of anniversary."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "It was a long time between visits with our friends. We both happened to have gift cards for Equinox, making it an obvious choice for catching up. Brunch selections were varied and tasty. The option to have a cocktail did not go unnoticed. Fresh squeezed orange juice is always a favorite. We cleaned our plates, were not rushed out and allowed to spend our time leisurely. Except for the [quiet] dog on the patio, everything was wonderful. One of our party had taken ill and couldn't fully enjoy or appreciate the food, but was impressed nonetheless. Definite return trip in order. Maybe for dinner…?"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We enjoy it for Date Night, Happy Hour with a Friend Night, Weekend B'fast and Out of Town Guest Night!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a great dinner. I had a Salmon dish which they modified for gluten free. My husband had a pork dish which had a very distictive porcini mushroom sauce. The pork was slightly overdone. There was just the two of us (with reservations) and they wanted to place us at one of the two person tables close to the door. It's a very noisy place as those just arriving stand there and talk. We wanted a different table that was somewhat bigger, and at first they balked, then they complied. We were very happy with our place. We made our reservation online which was very easy to do."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This place is a gem. Great food and good service. Make reservations as they do not have many tables. Can't wait to come back and try other things on the menu. We got the French toast, the grilled cheese and the Arlo. My fave was the grilled cheese--to die for."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband and I had a lovely dinner last night. It was Thursday night, about 9, and the restaurant was unusually quiet. We had some good wine and cream of asparagus soup with shallots (yummmm!), then split the spaetzle with smoked salmon (pretty high on calories but also delicious). This is one of our favorite dining spots."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "great drinks, great food, great veggie options, great feel. I don't think you can go wrong going here. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Equinox is a neighborhood find in the vibrant Mississippi area of Portland. Our meal was excellent, healthy and delicious. It seems to appeal to families, hipsters, and groups of friends, as all were there. Good wine selection at reasonable prices"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This was not our first visit to Equinox for brunch, but our waitress was new and not as on the ball as some of the other wait staff. We still enjoyed ourselves despite a few hiccups on her part. I do highly recommend getting reservations so you don't have to wait. Great food and excellent use of greens."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went Fathers' Day with our 7 and 10 year-olds. There is not a kid menu, so the kids each got a large breakfast that we ended up taking most of home. The food was great. My husband and son each had a different egg dish that was very tasty. My daughter had two giant pancakes that were very well done. The waffle I ordered was tough and tasted very flour-y. The waiter took it to be remade, but then came back and said they were having problems with it and hoped I could choose something else. I ordered a different dish which arrived within minutes and was perfect. The waiter repeatedly apologized and then did not charge me anything for my dish. All in all, a good breakfast."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had Equinox on my list of restaurants to visit for a long time, and I should have gone sooner. All our dishes were fantastic, rich, and flavorful, and there were good veggie options. The service was good, and the prices were excellent. I'll be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "There are so many places in Portland to eat good food that I don't generally like to go to the same place twice, however I will be going back here. Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "All the dishes we tried were superb and the waitress was a delight!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The happy hour menu has many fabulous food items and enough beverage choices for a good time. Outdoor seating area would be lovely on a nice night. Full menu has lots of gourmet items."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The good was delicious and the service excellent. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Pleasant outdoor seating and a great server let us enjoy our lousy meal at Equinox. If there weren't so many alternatives, we'd give it another chance. My partner's hamburger, ordered medium rare, had barely a hint of pink, and was dwarfed by its big, boring bun. Asiago and truffles were undetectable in the fries--plenty of salt, though. My rotini putanesca was a sludge of tomato, olives, and other elements stuck to Safeway-calibre pasta. We mentioned the overdone hamburger, and the attentive server offered dessert on the house. "Creme brulee" had a great crust--on top of some sort of cornstarch? pudding. Maybe it was a bad night? Perhaps we visited too close to the solstice, and the restaurant really shines in March and September."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I do not understand how this restaurant received such a high rating. The food which arrived cold and dry was fair to bad and there were only two waitresses in the entire place. The entire experience was quite disappointing considering we took an out of town guest based on the open table reviews which were 4.5 stars."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Staff was friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Really nice experience. Innovative food that is well prepared. Staff is very friendly and provides attentive service."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We went to Equinox for the third time last Sunday and enjoyed a very nice dinner with friends on the nicely shaded outdoor dining patio. Food was great as usual and our server was very efficient. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My friend and I dine here on a regular basis during the warmer months because we like the quaint little courtyard and the food is always excellent. This time, however, we were disappointed in the food. The Calamari was lukewarm and chewy and the chicken was overcooked. The meal had wonderful flavors, as usual, but having the chicken overdone was disappointing. It's normally one of our favorite dishes. The Mushroom Bites were excellent!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Only one server and she was run off her feet. Probably why some of the food was cold, and the wait was long. I'll try again because the first time I was there the experience was better."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Great ambiance. Go when the patio is open. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Beautiful courtyard to eat but the service was poor. They were out of multiple things on the menu and should have told us up front. No Caesar salad on Mother's Day?! My mom had her heart set on it and the chicken and they were out of both! We ordered another salad and they brought it out with our meal! And they were out of a rose wine. The service was slow and it wasn't even that busy and our food took forever. Will not be returning. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I came here with my mom, fiancé, and future mother & sister-in-law for a Mother's Day Brunch. The outdoor patio was so nice, especially with the nice weather! The food was decent, the service was good, and I absolutely loved their Bacon Bloody Mary!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went here for Mother's Day brinch. I had a fantastic time and highly recommend equinox. The rose gift was a nice touch. And the "momlette" wa outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent Fresh Menu Options; Accomadating Staff; El Fresca, Californa Style Atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great cocktails--The Garden of Eden was crisp and refreshing Wonderful food--the grilled pork loin was tender, flavorful and served on a bed of Parmesan polenta. What's not to like abut that? Dessert was Tres leche creme brûlée The patio was closed when we were there (chilly and windy) but it's full of trees and shrubs and looks inviting. The entrance is deceiving--it's hidden in the corner of the patio... "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I ordered one of the two vegetarian entree options - the crepes. They were outstanding. Perfect portion size, I finished the entire thing. Went with three other people and we all raved about our meals. Delicious cocktails. Looking forward to going back on a sunny day to enjoy their dining patio!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I took my wife to the Equinox for our 6th anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and plan to go back with friends soon. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Love this place! took a date here and she was very impressed the food was very good and overall the experience was amazing. Please keep up the amazing job!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014