Irving St Kitchen
Irving St Kitchen

Irving St Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.irvingstreetkitchen.com/
  • Phone: (503) 343-9440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:30-6:00 Dinner: Sun 5:00-9:30 Mon 5:30-10:00, Tue-Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm. Brunch: Sat/Sun 10am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Sarah Schafer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irving Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Irving St Kitchen
Irving St. Kitchen is located in the Pearl District of Portland.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Irving St Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (101)special occasion (57)neighborhood gem (56)good for groups (54)great for outdoor dining (50)great for brunch (45)romantic (36)hot spot (36)vibrant bar scene (29)notable wine list (26)great for lunch (20)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Can't cook an egg. No potential here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    They failed twice to cook an egg to order. The service is attentive and friendly, the place has a great look, but the food is hopeless. The biscuits are good but the red-eye gravy is cloyingly sweet, like somebody spilled syrup into it. Friends recommended this place highly and I wanted to like it. But they fail to execute the basics and the fancy ingredients are wasted. At $12 for a brunch meal, Irving Street Kitchen is a disappointing rip-off.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best meals I've had in Portland!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I took my wife to Irving St. Kitchen for her birthday. We'd been here once before. We have eaten at many "gourmet Portlandia" restaurants -- and this was by far one of the best! Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Start To Our Saturday
    BallerKappa
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Arrived for brunch. Highly recommend their speciality cocktails. The 'What She's Having' was great! Overall good food & good vibe. Afterward we walked around the Pearl, perfect location to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch 11/1/2014
    BeeBooBooBop
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Everything was great, except for the food. I had heard of the Irving Street Kitchen and checked out the menu before I made my reservation. The food sounded really interesting, and like it would be delicious. I ordered the chicken and waffles, and tried all of the dishes that my family members ordered too. The food was lackluster, in both flavor and serving balance. Just with regard to the food, it seemed expensive for the quality that we received.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our intro to the "foodie group"
    SteveTom
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My partner and I just relocated to PDX from Utah (I know!) and this is the first moderate-to-upper price restaurant we've been to. Loved it; I've been to some good restaurants in Atlanta and this reminded me of those venues. Open, trendy, upper-class clientele (not that this matters) and the food truly was very good. The wait staff was outstanding and the wine selection was great. Looking forward to a return trip and booking one of the semi-private booths.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but spendy
    rube
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I thought the food was interesting and very tasty. I like that portions are small but they are too expensive for their size. Everything is ala carte and it adds up very quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food is not enough
    eatsout
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    It was our first visit to Irving St. Kitchen, based on the recommendation of a friend. We found the food to be creative and well prepared; however, we would have enjoyed slightly larger servings for the price, especially with the entrees. We'll continue to frequent Uptown Billiards instead, where we feel we get more value and with an ever changing menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    ExtraCrispyOne
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Welcoming people. Fun and relaxed atmosphere. Music playing. Great bar area for hang out. AMAZING, unusual and delicious mixed drinks. Shelby was the most engaged and enthusiastic waiter ever. He was responsive, helpful, accommodating, and just plain wonderful. AND THE FOOD. Holy moly. Fantastic food. Always scrumptious. Don't miss out on their sides, especially the brussel sprouts. And do NOT leave without having their Butterscotch pudding with banana bourbon sauce. It will change your life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sofiaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    hostess was very rude and unprofessional The food wasn't that great
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  • Great Experience
    AliSteeleVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great service, loved the food and the ambiance! Would definitely recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    jimandjohnpdxVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was our second visit to the Irving Street Kitchen and we were underwelmed. There is no doubt that this is the place to be. It was a Thursday evening and the place was packed. 1 cocktail, 1 glass of wine and a small portioned entree totaled $163 before gratuity. The service was good, drinks were great, but the entrees were just okay—not great. Salmon and Halibut portions were very small for $26 & $27—and not real special. Apart from the food, it is a very lively and fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Brunch
    JoyfulDiner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were celebrating a family birthday at brunch last Sunday. Irving Street Kitchen was delightful. The service was excellent. The food was great. Our one gluten & dairy - free diner could not find any choices and the noise level was too loud to allow 8 people to converse, but other than that, we were very pleased. I will return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wonderful meal and fun atmosphere for a gathering of girlfriends for brunch! We did however, feel a bit unnoticed by the serving staff with several requests for opening drinks, refills of coffee and water (bigger glasses needed!) and very slow to take our order and bring us our food. Maybe a little more sense of urgency to please your reservation guests and recommendations to dine will follow. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always a good place to go to, food is excellent, service is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the "Midred Pierce"
    GoosebumpsVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The chicken and waffles make the perfect bruch. (In the movie "Mildred Pierce" Joan Crawford becomes successful opening a restaurant that serves nothing but chicken and waffles.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • VisitingPortland
    firsttry22
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Pumpkin Bread on the Brunch Menu is amazing! A must try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must try!
    Vivi
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    There was so much passion in the food that they serve !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Stephen
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was extraordinarily person and warm,max well as efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great representation of Portland
    DKWA
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I was looking for the right place to entertain family visiting from the east coast, many of who are foodies and/or work directly in the business. Hard to do this in just one meal, but I think everyone was duly happy and impressed. The industrial chic atmosphere was perfect, the service was prompt and friendly, and the meal was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I believe ISK is very underrated in the weekend bruch scene. While consistently full they do not get the same press as the Tasty & ___*" Group but deserve it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    No real complaints about the service or ambiance. The $38 strip steak did not justify its price in any way. The truffle fries it came with were also just average. The Pekin Duck Crepinette had good beer slices but the actual duck was dry and neither of us really enjoyed it. Overall, we were just very underwhelmed given the price point.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, good food
    jdevg
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This place was a good find, nice quiet atmosphere, good food at the Hilton in Oregon. Not pricy and has good carrot cake
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service & brilliant food
    Karin
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I went out for dinner on my own to Irving st Kitchen, i was seated by the counter and i must say that the service from the bartenders was absolutwly fantastic and the food was very tasty. I finished the dinner with an Old fashion, it is the best Old fashion i ever had. Ask bartender Pete to make one - you're not going to be dissapointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl District Gem
    BendBill
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Found this restaurant on the web. Great find. Located in the Pearl District in Portland, Or. it is a nice size restaurant with easy access to parking (across from the restaurant). It has a great bar and a happy hour everyday from 4 to 6 p.m. Cocktails are great. Wine list is adequate. You can bring your own bottle - corkage is $10. The appetizers and main courses are quite creative but not so far off base as to be weird. The service is very perceptive knowing when diners want to be served quickly and when diners prefer a leisurely service. The food is very good. Foodies would be very happy at this restaurant. If you are going to be there on a weekend night strongly suggest reservations. We intend to go back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hip, Cool & Good
    TNT2EATVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Saw on line ratings, decided to try it while on vacation. Tried the oatmeal (to die for) and the Smoked Scrambled Egg Nachos, Refried Beans, Smoked Hatch Pepper Salsa, Grilled Avocado. Excellent meal to share both and reasonably priced. The only downfall, coffee was weak and we are huge coffee lovers. Would definitely go back. Fun place in Pearl District
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening-gluten free options
    madisonusVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great restaurant that changes the menu frequently an using ingredients on season. They have gluten free options. Music was a little too loud this time. You will not be dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    Rusters
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A coworker recommended Irving Street Kitchen for a special dinner out and we were not let down. It was a marvelous dinner in a city that is known for great restaurants -- exciting menu, fabulous food, wine and cocktails. Great service and atmosphere too. I recommend this destination highly and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irvine St Kitchen never disappoints
    Graham
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The only reason I couldn't give this a 5 star rating is because my friend ordered the fried chicken and thought it wasn't noise inside. We had the biscuits with ham and jalapeño jelly which is always delicious. I had the trout and it was definitely 5 stars. We had the special roasted chills as a side dish and I loved them. We had the creme brûlée for dessert and I like that very much, too. This is one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marda
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were in Portland for 5 days and went to several restaurants that were recommended to us. We ate here on our last night and it was definitely the best dinner we had during our stay in Portland! Friendly service, delicious food, and a nice ambience. Would definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Good
    Stinger16
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Another reason why the Pearl is a fun place to eat out. The food here is creative, local and so good. Excellent service and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    luv2brunch
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We booked this restaurant based on prior reviews. I wasn't sure if we would like the place as the hostess seemed a bit aloof and not friendly when our turn came in line to be seated. However, the service was great. Our server as well as the bus guys were very attentive to refilling our water, coffee and taking our order. We liked the decor which felt open and relaxing with a western theme. The food especially the homemade bacon was yummy. It was cooked well - not too crisp and had a nice taste of the spices. We shared a basket of homemade pastries - sugar cake doughnut (okay), pineapple bread/toast (had a wonderful chunks of pineapple) and an apple muffin (very good). Overall, we enjoyed the place and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great time at Irving Street
    adaddi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated my wife's 50th b-day at Irving Street with family on Saturday night and WOW did we have a good time. Even though I let them know it was a special occasion you just never know, but WOW did they deliver. Quite table (tough in their space) and a terrific server who really knew both how to help us and how to leave us alone :) The staff assisting her was super friendly and attentive as well. Food - yum, we'd only ever been to Irving Street for brunch and the dinner was even better (in our opinion). Lamb, Fried Chicken, Cavatelli -- all fantastic. Followed up by great dessert - butterscotch pudding, choc cheesecake and the surprise winner bay-leaf infused crème brule..... Thank you Irving Street!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    cdavenportVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wife and I had the bread pudding the other day and it was fantastic! A couple great brunch drinks, followed up with their butterscotch pudding... phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great time
    Cubby
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I took a very picky customer to dinner here. She is notorious for finding fault in everything, special requests and yelling at staff. The Irving Street Kitchen's Sommolier, nailed it w/ wine, the food was amazing and timing impeccable. The dinner went so well, it was part of the following day's conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but...
    laura
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service is very slow and they have few vegetarian options and are not willing to leave off the bacon to make one of the options vegetarian. We made reservations and went for brunch, the place was not full but close. Still, an hour+ between ordering and getting food is too long.
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  • Awesome food!
    Lori
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We all had the halibut and the flavors were amazing! They use the freshest herbs and it really makes the food shine! I've never had tastier fried green tomatoes. I could have eaten a whole plate of them! For being in the Pearl, parking has never been a problem either, nice perk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch service and dining
    NearlynormalVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had an early, pre- theatre dinner here; outstanding service ( maybe the best waiter EVER ) and the food was superb. Husbands wine was perfect. Don't leave without trying the butterscotch pudding ! Trust me on this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great!
    rajvosa
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was our first time at Irving St. Kitchen. We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Everything was fantastic - food, service and overall atmosphere. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great gem in Pearl District
    SChanSF
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Irving St Kitchen was a great recommendation. It is nice to stroll around the neighborhood before and after our meal. The venue has a rustic cool vibe to it with an open floor plan along with patio dining. Since it was a dinner for two, the staff was so thoughtful to put us in a booth so we were able to actually talk to each other. The menu has a great variety of contemporary twist on classic dishes (yummy trout with peaches) and the prices were decently priced (as we're used to expensive Bay Area pricing). This was the best restaurant we had during our wkd Portland stay. We would highly recommend this restaurants to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome Pearl District gem
    awesome
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    consistently good and fun. great food and busy but not crazy scene in the resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.