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

Equinox Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://equinoxrestaurantpdx.com/
  • Email: tarag15@yahoo.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 (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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Happy hour menu is awesome and a pretty good value. The dinner menu is the same as the happy hour but the portions are only slightly larger. Dinner portions are small for the price. If we had not had happy hour before we would have gone home hungry. The server was very nice and accommodating to our large party. Considering our server appeared to be the only server in the whole restaurant, he was surprisingly quick. Drinks were only so-so and slow to arrive, but the price is cheap. I would be willing to pay a few bucks more for better a better cocktail. Overall, the food was very tasty and patio and restaurant are nicely decorated. I would definitely come back for happy hour."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had to wait awhile for water, happy hour menus, and to place our orders BUT the food was amazing!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went in a group of six with a reservation for breakfast. They placed us in a little side alcove just the right size for six people. It was kind of a reunion for some of us so the "private" room was perfect for conversation. The food was great! I love their breakfast pillow. Good, friendly service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was to die for! Great drinks and a killer staff!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Equinox and it was every bit as good the second time. The Pork loin is maybe the best We've had any where. Quick friendly service and a good find in North Mississippi area."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The entrees were very tasty, a little more selection would be nice. Calling salads "weeds" on the menu was a bit precious. Crowded seating and a lot of ambient noise, but service was fast and friendly."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had the salmon entree and the salmon piece was really small, and the piece of 'potato hash' was REALLY small, plus there were like 6 aparagus spears. The potatoes were overcooked and too crunchy with blackened corners. the appetizers were delicious and the pork chop was really good. I've always had great meals here so I was pretty surprised."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "They have a wonderful patio in the summer, great drinks and solidly good food. Service is a bit slow, but the server was nice and we had a great meal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I love Equinox. The mixology is some of the best in Portland. If you have not been, you will not be disappointed. The food is amazing but you must try their house cocktails."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "My biggest complaint about a breakfast joint is when the eggs are not cooked to order. Why ask me how I want my eggs if you're not going to cook them as ordered? Equinox got them PERFECT! Over medium mouth watering perfection! Everything else was delicious as well! Fresh ingredients paired together wonderfully for unique dishes. Coffee was hot and my mug was never empty. Our order came out quick and our server was very attentive. Definitely planning on going back again soon."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Made a reservation for Friday night and arrived 10 minutes early, but was told the restaurant was closed due to it being too slow. I was never contacted beforehand. Pretty disappointing considering I had made a reservation."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I booked reservations a tad late but able to get seating at 5:45pm on the 14th! The restaurant called 1 hour before time as a reminder...traffic from Vancouver was tough. ALL WORTH IT...the 5-course meal with 2 glasses of Malbec - fantastic! The service from Melissa and the bread pudding - AWESOME. Thank you my partner & I had a wonderful evening and the stresses of a busy work day & traffic went out the door with your wonderful dining experience! Please have the bread pudding as a regular on the menu. I will definitely come for dessert & a glass of wine!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "To start off...it was awesome using open table to reserve a table for breakfast it was so easy and our table was ready immediately. Whiile others were waiting in line we Sat right down, we even changed our reservations last minute but it didn't affect us getting in. The food was awesome our waiter was great it was a fun morning out in the Mississippi area .....we will definitely use open table again and visit Equinox restaurant as well. HUGE FANS OF OPEN TABLE!!!!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This little hideaway restaurant has an outstanding menu and a fun atmosphere. However, service is a little lacking during busy parts of the week. For the price and portions of food, I think this is an excellent place to eat, but the service leaves a little to desire."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The perfect and very artistic Serrano chili Bloody Mary paired perfectly with the goat cheese and prosciutto bruschetta appetizer. A great dining experience for the solo diner. I will bring my husband back for the Chicken Pot Pie, soon to be a regular on the menu, I understand. I love the patio for happy hour in the warm months, and the interior space is lovely for night time winter dining."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal at equinox. The wine selection was great, the food was excellent, particularly the Red Snapper dish. The service took care of us well. We loved the interesting layout of the bar, and thought the ambiance was great. We will deinitely return."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Very busy Valentines day. The menu had fun names and the food was fantastic. I will definitely return for regular dining."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Equinox was packed when we arrived right on time for our reservation and we only had to wait 5 minutes to be seated. My wife and I appreciated the prix fixe menus, which were moderately priced and varied enough to please both of our palates. The food was excellent and in particular, the pork loin and rib eye were prepared perfectly! Add a delicious little Chateauneuf du Pape from the wine list and tremendous service and we were very satisfied! One of our favorite places to return to again and again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I appreciate the fact that you can make a brunch reservation. Eggs benedict yummy , biscuits and gravy average... It was busy ,our service was adequate but I saw one table get frustrated and leave."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "After kind of a rough start, being ignored by the hostess for a solid ten minutes and waiting for another twenty even with a reservation, the overall experience was good. The food was delicious, the waitress was super pleasant and helpful and the drinks were well mixed. I felt like they did a nice job at a decent price point for such a busy holiday. A lot of places raised their prices for a set menu, but we had an app, two salads, two entrees and four drinks for under $100. It is a very open restaurant. Tables are very close together so private conversations are out of the question but it is great for people watching. I would like to go back again, perhaps when it is not so slammed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was excited to try Equinox because I've heard that it was a good restaurant but their food was not good. It was bland and overcooked from appetizers to salads and main dish. I would not recommend this restaurant mainly because it was a huge disappointment. The best part was the cocktail at the beginning."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had dinner and brought our own wine. The owner and wait staff were very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and efficent. All of our dinners were wonderful and we will all be back very soon"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I ordered ribeye steak and eggs. I requested medium/rare. I got bloody rare. I sent it back, and it was properly cooked when I got it back, but the potatoes and eggs were not replaced. They were cold and soggy. While I sat there, I saw another food plate go back for adjustment, and two drinks from another diner that also went back. The server was slow and not overly helpful. We got breakfast menus and requested lunch menus. (11am). He returned with two lunch menus, but somehow decided we only needed one, which was not true. He hadn't even asked us how many we wanted."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My friend and I went for lunch on Superbowl Sunday expecting it to be a little less crowded and parking a little easier to find. But it was fine, we got seated immediately and the service was very good. The food was good, I had smoked salmon bendedict, I can't remember what my friend had but she liked it. We split and order of truffle-asagio fries that were very good - but I could have used a little more asagio on them. The cocktails are good also - as they should be for 9$ at the noon hour. This is a go-to place for a decent lunch and in the summer they have lovely outdoor seating."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Excellent food, with lots of vegetarian options. Cozy inside, great patio out front for when the weather is nice. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Inside can be a little too loud for me sometimes, but it's not like a crazy bar scene or anything. Just an all-around good place and I always look forward to eating here."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I eat here for brunch just about every weekend. The food is excellent. The portions are just right, and the servers are very personable. We tried their dinner for the first time the other night and devoured everything. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms, the beet/bleu cheese salad, red snapper, the spaetzle, oh and the chocolate torte. Everything was delicious! We will definitely be going there for dinner more often."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Found this place only because of Groupon and with the discount, it amounted to about 25% off the meal. We thought the portions for the prices were a little high, but with the discount, it was still a great meal. We ordered 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, and 1 dessert, and paid about ~$50 for 2 people, including the Groupon cost and tip. So not bad for a fine-dining place. Food was excellent. Really great sauce that accompanied the calamari, which were lightly fried. Ordered the red snapper and there were only a couple smallish pieces atop the vegetables. Chicken dish was excellent. Chocolate torte was also great. I'm sure in the warmer months the patio is a great addition."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Our server was great. The food delicious. We were delighted to enjoy a great meal."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Been here once before for drinks so decided to come back, especially because they had plenty of reservation times open. Then, I remembered seeing a Groupon so I was able to purchase one on the way there. Service was great, food was tasty, drinks were especially well made. We had the mussels, beet salad, equinox salad, deviled eggs, and pasta. We will be back. :)"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food at Equinox was good enough to merit a return visit. However, our server was either a rookie or airhead. She continually goofed up food & drink orders and to top it off, she totally screwed up our credit card payments. Probably will wait awhile before returning to this establishment."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was great, will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I have been twice to Equinox; both times for brunch. I love the cozy, rustic yet very modern ambience. The place, while lively allows for conversation among small groups--up to six, anyway. Staff are friendly, informative and accommodating of dietary adjustments. Breakfast and lunch menu has a lot of good sounding choices that I would most definitely return to try. The salmon hash was a standout among our group both times. Special daily omelet also got high marks. Although I was briefly tempted by a mimosa, since I didn't get one, I can't rate it. Want to check out the patio and bar menu when the weather gets warm."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I went there with a friend for brunch & it wasn't the best experience. Despite having a reservation, we ended up w/a table right by the curtain separating the tables from the door-- this meant we were constantly bummed by people (or their bags) waiting in the "foyer" who didn't realize there was a table w/glasses & food immediately on the other side. The food was okay but not outstanding; the bloody mary's were disappointing-- just spicy water & not complex. We ended up waiting 30 minutes after we'd finished eating before our waitress came back & asked us if we wanted anything else or the check-- we'd been trying to get her attention for a while (& were about to get up to find the manager). End result: we would go elsewhere for brunch."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I've LOVED Equinox for years. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is the perfect combo of bustle and elegance. Truly a Portland original where food and drink is the focus. Its a place where you can dress up for a fancy dinner or drag your kids and friends in for some laughter over an evening. Comfortable. Elegant. Relaxed. TASTY!!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This was our first time at Equinox, food, drinds and service were great. Portions were the perfect size for us."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We went to Equinox with a Living Social Coupon to try it out and found it to be very worth returning, with or with out the discount coupon. Menu selections were reasonably priced and had a large variety to choose from. Our dinners were quite delicious and well presented. The food quantity was such that we both took home left overs, which were just as good the next day. Highly Recommended."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Equinox has long been a favorite of mine. The service has ALWAYS been excellent, the drink selections creative and delicious, and the menu always has at least one new item that is pleasing palate and begs me to go back for more. I am a pescatarian and never have trouble finding fish or veggie only dishes. Most recently, I had the smoked salmon spaetzle and it was absolutely divine!! A shout out to for the service as well. Friendly, attentive, accomodating, and flexible.....just they type of service one appreciates and expects when going out to eat. A BIG THUMBS up for Equinox!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My husband and I live in North Portland and Equinox is one of our "go to" places for a great meal with good wine and great service. Weather permitting, we take our dog with us and dine on the patio."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Took a chance based on reviews and was not disappointed. Fantastic service. Fantastic music. Interesting menu. Well prepared and nicely plated food. Happy customers all around. We will definitely go back to this little neighborhood gem. Would love to try out the outdoor dining experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have been back here 3 times now and intend returning. The food quality is very good and the drinks reasonably priced. Would love to come back in the summer to experience the patio."
    Dined on 1/4/2014