Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar
Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar

Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fadopdx.com/
  • Phone: 9712717769x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Executive Chef: Ross
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar
Fado is a casual restaurant & bar located on bustling Hawthorne Ave. The restaurant pays homage to food and culture of Chef/Owner Nick Ross's family hailing from the Portuguese mainland, as well as the Azores Islands.

Inspired by tradition, Fado strives to use as many Portuguese products as possible to create an authentic dining experience. The all Portuguese wine list offers several glass pours, and the creative specialty cocktails make wonderful pairings for our Old World recipes. We are dedicated to using the freshest seafood, natural animal proteins, and organic produce when available.

The menu features several family recipes passed down through the generations. Some dishes have been given modern updates, while the majority of the recipes have been untouched for years.

We look forward to having you visit our home.


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Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (10)special occasion (5)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)romantic (3)great for outdoor dining (3)good for groups (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    First time here-had great experience. Food was superb as was the service. Very nice ambience. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best places in PDX
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Creative unusual menu, everything in our party of four was superb. Service informative and attentive. We will return often. Samplinmg the Baccalhau of the day in itself should be a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unpretentious
    RubyE
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Every time I have been here, I've been happy with the experience. The staff are friendly and accommodating, the wine is tasty (and a refreshing change from the usual selections), and the food is well prepared. Believe it or not, sometimes I just want to go out and relax with my friends without it being a food event. I don't want to analyze the food, I don't want to have all of my food be super special and superior, I just want to eat food that is well prepared and tastes good. I hope this remains the place where I can sit and relax and enjoy myself for a couple hours while others are waiting in line across the street.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fado Fans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been to Fado several times. They ALWAYS have very good food, always different, interesting and creatively prepared. They ALWAYS have great service and are very accommodating. Great place to meet friends, share good food and wine in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Not pretentious, but, has food good enough it can stand up to some of those places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fado is fantastic.
    diggindatgrub
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    From the owner, Ross, who seems to care about every aspect of food and service, to the flaming ceramic pig that cooked our Portuguese sausage, to the lamb stew that had us coming back the very next night for more, this place is terrific. Highest recommendaiton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fado Is Fantastic!
    TwiciaVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    On a regular basis, I have to got and get my "Fado-Fix"; seriously, this place is addictive. The steamed clams are to-die-for (it's the fantastic broth); I never go w/o ordering them! The lemon-garlic shrimp, cooked Portuguese style is also a favorite dish. Hey, the drinks aren't bad, either! ;D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    cromagnum
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife, our friends, and I had a night of food we will never forget. The appetizers were supreme. Everyone loved their entrees. Had some port afterwards. Really appreciate the service, although at times it was slow. However, the food, the ambiance, and the company far outshines anything that would keep us from enjoying our evening. We'll be back most definitely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Portuguese restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I lived in Portugal a few times...& this is by far the closest to the real thing that I've had in the U.S.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food & service
    rnr2VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Second visit the food and service were both excellent. Although it was 6:30 we were the only diners, more should try as it is good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    DaBaum
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I really enjoyed the squash risotto with duck confit and the wilted kale and collard greens. The piri piri chicken was 'just okay'. The appetizers and drinks came out quickly but it did take a long time for the entrees. When they did arrive, they were hot and fresh. The beef in the empanada appetizer was nicely spiced. The waiter was very friendly but did not ask if we wanted another round until the end of the meal, which we declined. Missed opportunity for larger total bill/ tip. I may return for lunch.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent cocktails and menu
    chloeVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I sat at the bar and ordered a sampling of food and drinks. Everything was delicious! I had the oysters and meat and cheese plate to eat and washed it down with both kinds of Sangria. The service was great, it was really comfortable to sit at the bar. Fado had a cool vibe as everyone at the bar chatted together. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Dining
    Singfado
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We ate well. The pear dessert was extraordinary! My partner really loved the lamb meatball rice dish--highly recommended dish. Wait service was impeccable, the bartender was friendly and welcoming, both cocktail and wine were delicious. One note: Massage that kale salad, my jaw was tired from chewing and add a couple more shrimp or use larger shrimp (shrimp were an extra charge and I found only five tiny shrimp).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
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