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Jamison Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jamisonpdx.com
  • Phone: (503) 972-3330
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
    and Sunday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Friday, Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm

    Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to2:00pm

    Happy Hour everyday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Gavin Ledson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For groups of 12 to 250, Jamison offers the essential Pearl District dining experience. Please contact Richard at richard@jamisonpdx.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NW Kearney St
  • Public Transit: Portland Streetcar stop: NW 11th Avenue & NW Johnson Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Jamison
Named after the adjacent square and First Thursday founder William Jamison, Jamison is the Pearl District's premier farm to table American bistro. Jamison's warm interior boasts floor to ceiling windows, distressed 100 year old barn wood, crystal birdcage chandeliers and a living foliage wall.

The menu features a variety of dishes meant to share, such as charcuterie, flatbreads and small plates. Guests can enjoy a full bar along with an extensive wine list focusing on Northwest producers.

Choose to dine casually in the communal bar area, fireside in the intimate dining room, or al fresco on the Jamison Square courtyard.

Experience the Pearl District to the fullest by dining at Jamison.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Have been there 3 times, it's a very good place for a romantic dinner or a small group. Right in the heart of the pearl with nice clubs with in stumbling distance."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was a bit sparse for the high prices and service was decidedly robotic. We didn't feel welcome."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The restaurant is lovely to look at with the feeling of semi privacy because of how the tables are laid out. Our server was friendly but she lacked paying attention. She brought the wrong breakfast meat on one plate. We had to ask for coffee. The food was lukewarm and the coffee was cold. Our refill came hot. If the service stepped up and the food was hot, it could have been very good. I will not be in hurry to return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have had dinner there twice and Sunday brunch once. All the meals were delicious and the presentation was exceptional. The service at dinner was courteous and professional but at brunch it was poor to fair at best!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner in our neighborhood with visiting friends. All four of us has terrific food and outstanding service. The seafood and red meals were all superb. We brought our own bottle of wine and our waiter was happy to uncork it for us. We will be returning often."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Having a gift certificate, we decided to cash it in on Jamison. We went on a Friday evening for a 6 p.m. dinner reservation and the restaraunt was not busy and we were immediately greeted by the hostess and sat next to a large fireplace. We immediately notice an attention to detail to the decor and making the urban space warm and inviting with rustic touch. Our server was attentive and enjoyable. The flat bread and asparagus we had for appetizers were great. My Cesar was only memorable because it lacked flavor. Dinners were both fantastic salmon for my wife and the steak for me. We should have passed on the dessert and popped into the ice cream shop across the street. Overall, food was good. Service and ambiance were the stars!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "You need to have time on your side to dine here. Food i have to say was excellent HOWEVER get real and increase the portions. 5 small scallops for high priced entree ... We are used to higher prices as we travel a lot however low value here. Resto is nicely decorated and to dine outside on the park in summer is lovely. Careful le fenouil went under for the same reason."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I never write reviews - but in this case I was very impressed all around with this restaurant. Excellent service - excellent food. Beautiful space. I would highly recommend! A great happy hour runs tip 6 (even on a Saturday night...) A great pre-theater place....they can get you in and out fast (if you want that...) and it still feels relaxed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Sunday morning brunch was disappointing. The "hash browns" were a thin layer of translucent potatoes that were fried crisp. The breakfast sandwich was really greasy and disappointing. The biscuit in the sandwich had been burned on the bottom, from the grill I imagine. There are few choices for a vegetarian option. Would love fruit instead of the potatoes! Perhaps a tomato or avocado instead of the bacon. Not sure if we will be back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our first time dining at Jamison was a big hit! The service was competent. All of our meals were outstanding. Definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I don't get all the negative reviews of Jamison. Have been 3 times and each time it was lovely and fabulous in a different way each time! Great food and drink, great fireplaces in the fall/winter and wonderful outdoor Pearl dining in summer. This is a really great place!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I made reservations for Mother's Day with the family at Jamison. This is one of the best locations in Portland. Jamison is everything that the Pearl District embodies: modern, refurbished, amazing food, and amazing ambiance. I can't wait to return. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good/very_good and service excellent (attentive but not hovering). Had a large party which appeared to be nicely sequestered. However, for whatever reason, layout of restaurant had significant foot traffic intruding on this space from both staff attending to patrons and patrons moving to and from the bathroom in uncomfortably close proximity to the table."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The hash browns were hard, biscuit was cold, they came out one plate at a time so everyone at the table had to wait until the last person got their plate. Forgot to bring a side order until asked for. Waitress was really pushy to get us out the door, she kept coming up to the table until we all finished our meals. Overall it was a bad experience, I had better hopes for a place on the Pearl, they don't deserve the location due to their snooty and pretentious attitude."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had a great friend coming in to town and was looking for somewhere new to meet up. I found Jamison on Open Table and the reviews were spot on. We had a wonderful time, the service was outstanding, and the food was delicious. We ordered a few different appetizers to share with the group (8) and each was amazing. The dinner portions were a little bit small. We had so many starters that it ended up being enough food, but if you are going for dinner only, you will need to keep this in mind and is the only reason I gave the food a 4 star instead of 5. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It was a perfect restaurant to reunite with a friend. Everyone is always saying how expensive this restaurant is. The only thing we ordered that seemed off price was the Brussels sprouts. Other than that, the food was worth it's money. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We had a great experience! This place is very cool, great food, and wonderful customer service. All around a must try. In addition the place is perfectly wheelchair accessible!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I love Jamison for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. And for that matter, a late night dessert too! My favorite times are sitting outside in the summer on the patio and sittting upstairs at Christmas to see all of the lights in the neighborhood"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Overall, just ok. However, Bloody Mary was excellent but not enough for a return visit. When it was Fenouil's it was fun and vibrant...no longer. Too gray and no warmth...very sorry to say."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Went to Jamison before going to Sister Act last Saturday evening and was pleasantly surprise. I had the Braised short ribs with herb polenta(rosemary) and it was excellent. Had a taste of my wife's ricotta, spiced coppa and arugula salad and it was very good too! Other people in our group had the seared stuffed pork chop and a couple of the different flatbreads and all gave positive comments and reviews. Atmosphere was not noisy at all which was great for being able to visit! Decent wine selection but I have seen better! Overall a very nice place for a good evening out!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A friend and I had the $29 Dine Portland menu and were very impressed."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have been going since they opened, and Jamison really is getting better each time. We have had the same waiter consistently since the first visit, and the service is quite consistent. On this evening, I had the pork chop & my spouse had the halibut. Both were cooked perfectly, and the sides were very well paired with the dishes."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Brunch at Jamison is awesome! The menu is fantastic, and the chef is amazing. It's worth going, just for the homemade Buttermilk Biscuits! The food is excellent, as well as the drinks, and the ambiance is cozy, especially by the fireplace. I love the handmade wooden tables. The service is excellent, too. I've gotten great service by Emily the last two times I was there, and the hostess was also very helpful. ALL of the employees are helpful and friendly; it's a favorite brunch spot for me!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This was our first time at Jamison. We are a small dining club out of Forest Grove and decided to give Jamison's a try. First off we normally have 8-10 people in our group, but on this night we were down to four. I called ahead and spoke to someone at the restaurant and he assured me he will accomodate us....Boy did he. We were reserved for a table of 8 or more and he put us at a table of 4 right next to the fireplace...Bonus points from the ladies on this one :)....Our server was very prompt and took care of all of our needs....Great flavorful food. Decor was fresh/moden and very clean.......Overall we really enjoyed Jamison"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Gorgeous and very pleasant. The food was very good and the group really enjoyed the cocktails!"
    Dined on 6/27/2013
  • "Great menu, wonderful service, delicious cocktails!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This was exactly what I was looking for. Low noise and relaxing ambience feel. Dinner was just right to go along with out appetizer. Great wine selection."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The excellent food was surrounded with just as excellent service."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our first visit to Jamison was prompted by finding out that they have gluten free options. It was wonderful to have several options. My daughter and I both chose benedicts (veggie and crab). The base is a gluten free chive biscuit. My only complaint was that it was a bit too salty. Our favoirte part was the fun shoestring style hash browns....crispy and delicious."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food, service, ambiance was all excellent. Highly recommended, although it is a bit pricey."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Seated early. Took 20 minutes to get wrong drinks. Server argued about what was written on the wine list, more ignorant than arguing. Prix fixe menu offered on 2/14. Twenty minutes to get first course, oysters. Thirty-five minutes after clearing oysters, still no second course...I went looking for a manager. Our second course was served to a neighboring table, where we heard the female diner say, 'we haven't gotten our salads.' Server left the food and walked away. Manager brought out our second course...pork belly was tepid, at best, and the fat on the pork belly was congealed and inedible. Manager said he couldn't turn the situation around for us. Paid for drinks and walked out! I've been in the hospitality biz for 24 years, first walkout"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After one hour and fifty three minutes we left without even getting our first course."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations for 7:15pm. Arrived @ 7pm. We were seated at 7:35pm. Upon being seated we were not greeted by our waiter for 20 minutes. After taking our drink and dinner order we didn't receive our dinner until 9:15pm. It was a four course meal option only. Each course was extremely tiny portions and not cooked well. We finally asked for our dessert to go. I do not wish the experience we had on anyone. The venue is nice but the service falls short and the prices for what you get.. you will walk away hungry and feeling like you paid way to much for nothing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend here when he visited from out of town for Valentine's Day. We had to get a very early dinner reservation (5 p.m.), and the service seemed like it was still getting going at that point. They had a special four course menu for the evening, and we had to wait a really long time between certain courses. Otherwise, the staff was attentive. The food was tasty, but the portions and quality were not worth the price. The restaurant did have a nice, romantic ambiance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Hindsight is always 20/20 by I should have asked for the check and fled after the second course. We told the server we had tickets to a play and we were worried we would miss it at the rate things were going. (2nd course arriving 1:15 into this nightmare) she said the kitchen was about to plate our main course and she have it out in 5 mins. Needless to say she was off by about an hour and change. We missed our valentines play. It was 3 hrs of frustration and the food wasn't that good but was at least overpriced. This space is beautiful maybe they should put a good restaurant in there?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Last night I had the worst dining experience in 34 years . We went to Jamison last night for our V day. We had reservations at 7 and were seated promptly. We had to wait 45mins to get our drink order in, an hour to order our dinner off of a prix fixe menu, I had to ask for bread since Steve gets hangry. The bread showed up an 1 hour and 15mins after we ordered then our first course arrived. The food was not good or bad just sad, the portions where smaller than any pretentious restaurant in New York. Seriously we laughed when they brought our plates because it was so shocking. We thought about leaving after waiting so long for our drinks but there was no one around to grab our check. Worst dining experience in my life."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and comfortable but we were all cold. We should have asked for a table by the fireplace. There was a fireplace by our table but it was not on. The full windows looking into the park are great but create a chilly unpleasant enviroment, the people next to us keep there jackets on. The service was good but slow, it took a while to place an order but we were not in a hurry. The food was good, the coffee rubbed steak was superb, the flatbreads are fresh, crisp and delicious, the brussel sprouts were a bit dry and lacked favor. The wine menu was good. There was just something missing to make it stand out as a go to spot in the Pearl."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The restaurant fireplace was not working. The restaurant was very cold and the food was NOT worth the effort to chew it!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Cavernous and cold, only 3 tables occupied in the entire restaurant. Fireplace that we were seated next to was inoperable. Salad was forgettable and tasteless and the entree quite possibly was the worst I've had. A short rib that tasted like it had been braised and cooked through, no slow cooking, no falling off the bone. I had one bite and it was sawed off with a steak knife. I didn't have an opportunity to tell anyone because the server never came to the table after the entree was served."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have had several amazing meals here. The menu items are soooo good and quality is excellent. I am surprised the place wasn't packed. We were able to get in right away on a Friday night. If you're looking for an incredible meal without a huge wait or big crowd, go here. Hope I didn't just let the cat out of the bag, but his place is a great find."
    Dined on 1/10/2014