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Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm
Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm

Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meriwethersnw.com
  • Phone: (503) 228-1250
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday through Friday from 11am to 3:00pm
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday from 8:00am to 2:30pm
    Weekend Afternoon: Saturday & Sunday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    Happy Hour (in the bar only): Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Dinner: Sunday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Full Bar Open during normal business hours
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Kuhlman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tri-Met bus lines 15,17 and 77
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our large private parking lot is located just west side of the restaurant. There is also plenty of on-street parking.
A word from Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm
One way to make sure you’re cooking with the freshest ingredients is to grow them yourself. Meriwether’s grows the produce it serves at its own Skyline Farm and is proud to be among only a handful of truly farm-to-table restaurants across the country. Chef Peter Kuhlman's menus are inspired by the Willamette Valley’s peak-of-the-season abundance, matching our harvest with some of the finest raw ingredients in the world, from the farmers, fishers and ranchers of the Pacific Northwest.

Inside, experience our warm and cozy ambiance with stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, stained glass and copper accents. Outside, guests dine year-round in the covered, heated & enclosed patio, gardens & gazebo. There is even an outdoor firepit, so perfect for a chilly Portland evening. Take a walk through our gorgeous all-season garden that surrounds the entire 2601 Vaughn Street historic building.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The serving crew were great. They answered all our questions and made great recommendations."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "A friend and I made reservations at 3 restaurants in Portland and both loved Meriwether's the most. My vegetarian gnocchi was delicious and managed to be both decadent and light. Our waiter was excellent--his suggestions and opinions on the food and drinks were specific and much appreciated."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I chose Meriwether's mainly for convenience, as we were meeting out-of-town friends for a late Sunday brunch. All round great experience. Service was considerate and attentive (our waitress brought us complimentary pastries because she was concerned the kitchen was taking too long). Our food was wonderful, and I loved the fact that it wasn't all traditional brunch fare. My scallop salad was delicious, and I had a hard time resisting diving into my friend's bowl of beans and greens in an anchovy broth. Will definitely be back--and will sit outside next time!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had read reviews, but this was so much more!! Charming atmosphere and the best roasted potatoes we have ever had! Intend to make this a destination return visit!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a lovely brunch last Saturday morning. The Vegetarian Benedict was very tasty. I also liked the ambiance of the restaurant very much."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here recently and we were both very pleased with the dishes that we ordered. He had the beet salad and I had the kale/apple salad. All the ingredients for our salads came from their Skyline Farm. I love the farm to table concept! I had the pan seared salmon and my husband ordered the Paella. Both entrees were delicious. We then ordered the strawberry cream puff and the pineapple rum cake. The desserts were good but not great...not worth the calories. LOL The wait staff was very attentive and we were in and out in 1.25 hrs. My only complaint: the dining room that we sat is has too many tables making it a little crowded and some what noisy.. All in all, we would go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We frequently enjoy Meriwether's for its food, service, ambience, and convenience. The garden seating is beautiful. Breakfasts are terrific, including a very strong cup of coffee. Haven't been disappointed yet. Reservations are a plus."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went to Meriwether's for a special birthday dinner celebration and the outdoor seating was enchanting. I thought the service could have been a little better. When we arrived and wanted an outdoor table we were told we needed to wait. We expected this but the message was curt and when we went to the bar to wait, we were completely ignored and had to go up to the bar to order drinks after a good 10 minute wait. Once seated, our waitress was very friendly and helpful but her assigned tables seemed to be all over the place so we waited long periods between her visits, especially when we were ready to have the check picked up. I would go there again and give them another chance though as the food was great and the garden seating worth it"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was a hot evening in July. We sat in the garden which was nice, but the unshielded air conditioning on the roof was distracting. The service was slow, but they were busy so it was understandable. Surprised that bread was not served by default. I've never seen that before. Food was very good though, although a bit on the pricey side."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food at this restaurant is excellent. It seemed to us that there were insufficient servers, however. Service was very SLOW."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I can think of no more wonderful place to dine on the summers eve then Meriwether's. The ambience, the garden, comfortable noise level, food and service were impeccable. Meriwether's is wonderful in winter, too, seated close to an open fire with a warm plate of comfort food. I will return again and again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Meriweather's is a great spot for a casual brunch. Fresh OJ, interesting menu, great indoor or outdoor setting. Service was good, prices fair. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "very nice, quality host/ helped with our seating request. Server was top notch"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. Great local choices. The staff was very friendly, even recognizing that we were repeat customers. Dinner was just as good as the brunch we'd had previously. The grounds are beautiful, not a bad seat in the house, or in the garden. There drinks are fun and refreshing too!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was a great place for our anniversary dinner. The food and service were very good, although there was a mix up with the Pantry Board order and my husband was given two of one of his options instead of the steak bites. We ended up being charged for the steak bites which was slightly annoying, but it was taken care of."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had guests visiting from out of the country and wanted to treat them to a special dinner. Meriwether's is the perfect special place. Food was delicious and service impeccable!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "was visiting portland with my family for my mom's 60th bday and convinced them we should go to this charming farm-to-table for a "special" dining experience... i did not lead them astray. we did start inside and asked to get seated instead after a quick look at their lovely back patio. would happily suggest to anyone and wish we could regularly make a meal of their pantry board selections."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Love this place! We like to meet friends here for lunch. Try to get seated in the patio."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Meriwether's hit a high note on everything-from food, to excellent personalized service by Russell and the overall outdoor dining ambience. The food was especially delicious and all local fresh from their farm. I planned the dinner and wrote that it was a special occasion for my daughter and they made sure we had a great table and brought complementary champagne toast-it was unexpected and very classy. I highly recommend Meriwether's and look forward to returning."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I took two friends here to celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant more than met our expectations. The bar is a bit small but the cocktails were perfectly mixed. The restaurant staff were friendly and attentive. They made us feel welcome and anticipated all of our needs. They had a very nice wine list and the food was more than excellent. Our two favorite that evening were the salmon and the lamb; both cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. I had no idea that there was such a lovely patio area there. It would be perfect for any pleasant evening and we will definitely try it out on our next visit because we will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Beautiful outdoor dining. Interesting and varied menu. Definitely a place to take out of town guests or celebrate a special occasion. Note: there is a parking lot in back. Indoor noise level is quite high; prefer outdoor."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Only gripe I have is the special (salmon) was almost $50; way too much for just salmon."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Always great food and outstanding service. Love the beautiful outdoor patio."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Meriwether's was my choice for my 75th birthday dinner and it did not disappoint. We were seated at a perfect table for 3 in the center of the outdoor garden. Sara was our server and remembered our drink orders from our dinner there the previous week. All three of our meals were delicious and a perfect choice."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We've been going to Meriwether's for years and this visit was as wonderful as expected! The garden patio was delightful. Our sausage omelet and veggie benedict were yummy as were the Margarita's and Mojito."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were there for brunch and had a nice experience. Only downfall was we preferred outdoor seating but we were told it was full. We had a reservation and I thought maybe we would have had priority for seating. We were seated near the patio and saw plenty of open tables out there. Our waitress was slow and didn't check in with us much. Other than that it was great!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were entertaining family who currently live overseas, so they have had many unique dining experiences. They were charmed by the cozy ambience and style of Meriwether's. We all enjoyed the wonderful food. And the garden dining is absolutely the best in Portland!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We've been to Meriwether's twice in the last six months or so and both times had a very nice experience - nice atmosphere, the food was excellent, and the service was professional. One minor issue: the focaccia bread seemed overly salty to our palates. We're not on a low sodium diet but do try to keep our salt consumption down a bit. I believe we also noticed this the last time we dined at Meriwether's. Overall though everything was great and we would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Took my wife here for our nineteenth wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful evening. Very professional staff, beautiful garden, wish they could hide the vents and stacks on the kitchen portion of the building, but my eyes were on my bride anyhow. It's a great place to celebrate a special day."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "From reading the menu and restaurant website I expected to have superbly prepared fresh, local foods with impeccable flavors and seasonings. Although the leafy vegetables brought were likely local, it was not as well prepared as my food at home, and not very many local vegetables offered in dishes. The "wild salmon" was questionable. Everyone at the table commented on the blandness of the meals. We had to ask for salt/pepper. I expect to eat better than I eat at home when I go out. The waitress was friendly, no complaints there. All said, I won't go back. My dining out experiences have to be excellent to return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Meriwether's is one of our favorite restaurants, especially during the warmer months where al fresco dining in their beautiful garden is very special. Due to the rain, the garden was unavailable. Eating inside in the main dining room is also very special with a wood-burning fireplace and the room is very quiet so you can have very good conversation. All of our entrees were delicious, but it seemed more pricey than usual. A great halibut entree (catch of the day) was $36—but it was yummy. It was the perfect place to take visitors from S.C. We will return often."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our dining evening was perfect, we sat in the garden. My aunt from Oklahoma was here so we thought Meriwethers would be perfect since she is from the farm. The Sturgeon was great, my aunt loved it. My husband and I had the pork and chicken dish both fixed to perfection. 3 desserts Creme Brûlée and the home made ice creams , ended the meal on a high note. Thank you to our servers they were wonderful."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My daughter and son-in-law brought me to Meriwethers for my birthday and Mothers Day. We had such a wonderful experience, including my 2 granddaughters, that I bragged about it to my friends. We chose Meriwethers to celebrate a friend's 83rd birthday and were treated like we were special guests. Another friend purchased a dinner for 4 at a silent auction because I recognized the name on the bid sheet. So I'm going again tonight! Can't wait."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We walked to the restaurant, snagged a table for two on the patio, had wonderful food and great service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Northwest Benedict was perfect!!! Great STRONG coffee and fresh fresh fresh squeezed OJ. Simply perfect !!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Ideal place for your Sunday brunch. From taking reservations, easy parking, to very skillfully presented and greatly flavored brunch...all was perfect."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Very good food but a little on the spendy side. Appetizer portions were tiny and expensive but the service was very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Meriwether's was an outstanding surprise. The service was kind and friendly but not too in your face. They had a good bar. Their back seating area is in a gorgeous garden that makes it feel quite and romantic. My particular meal I ordered was good not great but my wives was absolutely amazing tasting. So they have great food but some okay food as well. My server recommended a great tasting wine to go with my meal. Overall great experience I will be going back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Third time dining and we will not go back. Each time has had problems. The $114 cost did not match the food in quality or presentation. We had steak sent back three times, and still they could not get it Medium; the only options were extremely well done or raw. They offered a pretty dessert to apologies, however, they had not washed the Nasturiums and bugs crawled out over the dessert. the manager did not bother to come by at this point, and that bothered us more. The server was pleasant but that's all."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Outstanding Patio dining. Lovely variety menu of fresh in season selections. Pleasant service. Enjoyed our salads, fresh fish entrée, and dessert. Will come again"
    Dined on 6/18/2014