Jamison
Jamison

Jamison

  • 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

    Brunch
    Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to2:00pm

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

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Northwest
  • 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: For groups of 12 to 250, Jamison offers the essential Pearl District dining experience. Please contact Raina at raina@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Jamison reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (19)good for groups (14)romantic (14)great for brunch (10)scenic view (9)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • great food,
    raio71
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    had dinner here for the third time with a group of four-- all meals were outstanding. The oysters were fresh and delicious and the grilled octopus is fantastic. Good cocktails too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Neighborhood Spot
    lemons4uVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I did not have reservations anywhere on a Saturday night. We went on Open Table and found a reservation at Jamison - the only restaurant that could take a 7:00 p.m. reservation. Surprisingly he restaurant was nearly empty. We didn't care and wanted to give it a try. We are glad we did! We were seated by the fireplace in an absolutely beautiful room. The decor is elegant, but warm and inviting. Chad, our waiter, was friendly and very helpful in recommending a wine and describing the menu items. Our meal was delicious! We want it to make it in our neighborhood. We don't need another eight-screen bar showing football games and serving mediocre food. Jamison is the real deal; dining here will not disappoint. Come eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Broccoli side dish
    Kathryn
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    can't get enough of it. Its awesome, as was our entire meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration Evening was successful
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We lingered over great food and a great atmosphere with amazing service. It made our celebration a memorable one we laughed hard and ate well who could ask for anything more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    love this place for its comfy feel and great location. service is also great. stick to basic strong points for ordering
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timers
    GloriaHathor
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I had read the reviews and choose the Jamison for my daughter's birthday dinner. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. My daughter is vegetarian and she loved her meal. The service was great~they were attentive but not obtrusive. We sat inside with a view of outside. It was not extremely busy, so the noise level was very low. We will be back~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    DRBZZZ
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There were so many excellent selections that we had a hard time deciding what to order! The four of us ended up sharing our different choices and they were all delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice treat and experience
    BJ2013VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Attentive and accommodating host and staff. Food, drink and experience was memorable. Flexibility and willing to create something for vegetarians with out the hassle. Left a wonderful impression and we left with the desire to return. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • James & Natasha
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great! Great! Great! We always, always, always enjoy our dining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the usual Jamison
    javalers
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Still a very good overall experience.. But, we've become accustomed to outstanding, especially in regard to brunch. This time things were just a bit off, the potatoes were not hot and crisp, the eggs benedict just a bit off. That being said, it is still the best brunch in PDX by a wide margin!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Killer view
    jean
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Jamison has the best terrace in the Pearl with views over Jamison Fountain and Kearny pedestrian street. Great people watching. Sausage fennel tapa and scallops are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely anniversary
    Cbcopp
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrated our 22nd anniversary and were warmly greeted and attended. Food great. Wine list a little sparse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    PdxFoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Jamison is one of my favorite spots in the Pearl, especially for the patio. We celebrated a special occasion recently ~ and it let us down. Service was spotty and even on a Friday night, there seemed to be a lack of help. Bottles of wine opened and set on our table, not poured. Also a stack of plates and forks were just handed to us - so that we could set up our own place settings. What happened to service?? I haven't experienced bad service at this restaurant until now. The salmon (my fave) was so undercooked I couldn't get it off the skin and portions of the sides were much smaller. Maybe just a fluke bad night - I will still try it again. Flatbreads are amazing! Patio needs a little more light late at night, and light music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Surprise in the Pearl
    Marketingmaiden
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very Nice Service, Nice Bar, Outside Seating with lovely Music, Great Food, We had Salads and Flat Bread. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant on Jamison Sq.
    Beezz
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant is in a lovely spot in the Pearl, and in spite of the crowds enjoying the warm evening on Jamison Sq., dining on the patio was a quiet experience. The food and service were wonderful! The decor is exquisite!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Food, beautiful place
    Jenng
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Brought some out of town visitors here for brunch. Our food was amazing, the service was superb. The outdoor patio overlooked Jamison square which was just lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was Incredible
    Tony
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Corned Beef Hash was the best I EVER had. Really unique with vegetables added to it. Sensational. Also the Crab Benedict was superb. I highly recommend this place for Brunch or Dinner. For Dinner try the Pork dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing experience
    Birthdaybust
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food lacked flavor (flatbread with roasted pear and walnuts almost tasteless), the steak was unevenly cooked and the wait staff less than attentive (the upfront hostess was very nice and the man refilling waters but our waitress-not so much). It was my husband's birthday and I called in advance to ask if they do anything special. I was told yes they did and would bring a special dessert, etc., it was clear that night the waitress either wasn't told or didn't care, but she never mentioned anything and by the end of dinner we were so ready to bail we just had ice cream around the corner - that was the best experience of the night. The outside location is great. That's about the most I can recommend. I won't be returning
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flatbreads Excellent
    CJWFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Jamisons and were disappointed they didn't have the Halibut which I had read about. However we had the flat-breads which were excellent. It was an enjoyable evening dining outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raw Fish
    MTreeVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our friends' salmon was cold and raw in the center and their potatoes were served hard (undercooked).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 295 reviews are from the Jamison reviews archive.
  • Successful client dinner
    GidgetFromLAinPortlandVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My clients had been traveling and working hard for a few days before arriving in Portland. I invited them to Jamison, and made sure they were seated so they were looking out into the park. I arrived early and had appetizers for the table immediately on their arrival. Let's just say it was one of the most successful business dinners -- we could easily hear each other to share ideas and information, and they were impressed by the location and completely captivated by the food. They kept saying they wished so-and-so from their team could have also made it, he would have loved this. It was a great way for them to really understand the vibe of The Pearl, and how seriously we all value good, good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great restaurant
    latenitediner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    we hit this place after watching Book of Mormon, mostly because they were actually a place in Portland that serves dinner at 1030p. The drinks were really made well by their bartender. The food was really good, too. Our waitress (sorry, I forgot her name!) was so friendly and loved that all 4 of us slammed our empty muscle shells back on the plate upsidedown after finishing them like shot glasses. We never felt rushed. If we'd been smart, we would have listened to her and ordered our cab before dessert because on a friday night there aren't a lot of cabs around. My wife and i were still waiting outside for a ride when our waitress rode out on her bike going home. She expressed so much concern for us! All around great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best plank salmon in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Meal was amazing, I've been back for the plank salmon twice in a week. It's cooked to absolute perfection and the family style potatoes and snap peas are delish!!!! Service was excellent, ambiance great (sat on patio) but love the inside as well. Great for date night or larger groups of friends as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Restaurant on Jamison SQ
    Allison
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My husband and I had a fantastic night at Jamison! Their drinks menu was delicious and the food was exceptionally well seasoned. The portions were a great size to allow us to have a three course meal. The butterscotch pudding was a surprising twist on a classic. There weren't many other patrons at the restaurant on a Sunday evening which meant we got ample attention from our server and never had to ask for a thing! It was a wonderful experience all around and would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great date spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive
    JimMVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was a bit sparse for the high prices and service was decidedly robotic. We didn't feel welcome.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like it
    bigskyfunk
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly neighborhood gem
    KiinoteVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Outside Park Dining
    MTreeVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Susan6667
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but poor value
    Cabernet
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, better service.
    KoleMogelPDX
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it
    Sandra
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    TigardT
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    luv4breakfaastVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for brunch with mom
    Laurajrogers
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother..
    Delish
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch-Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First, and definitely not Last
    jaimers
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.