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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "All the dishes we tried were superb and the waitress was a delight!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent Fresh Menu Options; Accomadating Staff; El Fresca, Californa Style Atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Wonderful food. Great ambiance. Go when the patio is open. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Equinox is a perfect setting for a special dinner with friends. We had a quiet table on the patio with a waiter who anticipated our every need. All five of us ordered favorite dishes and they were delicious. Dessert was wicked. Hope to do it again soon. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Equinox off Mississippi Ave last Saturday night. We were just trying out a new place, and were very enthusiastic about our experience there. The food was great, service was attentive, and the crowd was fun. It's a little diner appearing on the inside because of the openness of the kitchen. They could pay a little more attention to the ambience in that regard. But it didn't deter us from having a good experience. We will go back again - and again. You really can't go wrong. The outside patio is inviting. On a sunny day, it will be a good hang out."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Equinox was the perfect spot for a Saturday evening with friends. The table was ready upon arrival. The staff was very attentive. And most importantly, the food was excellent and well priced. We look forward to returning again, especially in the summer so we can sit on the patio and enjoy the outside scene. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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