Great food and even better serviceBooking the Chef's Table enabled us to interact with all of the food preparers and servers regarding food details. It is as if we took a leisurely class in fine dining.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGenuineLoved that this is a vegetarian restaurant that doesn't try to fake anything - they simply embrace the current veg options of the season as combine them in creative yet successful ways. Fabulous $40 meal, and I am not a vegetarian.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent choice for thoseAn excellent choice for those who are vegetarians. The food was delicious with a beautiful presentation. I would recommend highly. This restaurant is very popular, so reservations must be made in advance. The servers were also outstanding.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite PortlandOne of my favorite Portland restaurants. Watching the garnishing is a treat.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVegetarian wonderCan't say we are really vegetarians, but this restaurant shows us what can be done with a lot of ingenuity and attention to detail. The prix fix menu is a steep price to pay, but well worth the unique offerings. Makes your palate sit up and salute!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding vegetarian foodOne of the best food experiences I had in Portland so far, and my life as well. Really, you owe it to yourself to go.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVegetarians and non-vegetariansVegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will LOVE this restaurant. The food is imaginitive and filled with vibrant flavors. Great combinations of salt, sweet, crunch, etc. in every bite. This is one of the first places I've eaten at where I didn't walk away feeling like I ate loads of grease/stuffed. This is a must try. I will be going back again and again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWith the rotating seasonalWith the rotating seasonal menu its always a tasty adventure.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedEven a meat eater will love this place -
The chef is truly a genius in the way foods are combined and prepared for the diner's pleasure. - And the wine pairings were perfect.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Great wine!We went here for my boyfriend's birthday and the food was phenomenal! You sit pretty close to other tables (which can be a litte distracting and make it hard for good conversation) but other than that everything was perfect! I definitely recommend the wine pairings!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat first experience. WillGreat first experience.
Will definitely be back.
Wine pairings were excellent.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best, innovative, seasonalThe best, innovative, seasonal cuisine portland has to offer. Well worth the money.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding vegetarian restaurantOutstanding vegetarian restaurant that any carnivore would like.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite restaurantThis is our favorite restaurant in Portland. The wine pairings are excellent.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA really special dining experience.A really special dining experience. Amazing what they are able to do with vegetables. Highly recommend.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favesNatural Selection is fantastic. My husband and I have been going there for years and we adore it! The food is always really inventive and very tasty. My only complaint is how hard it is to get a reservation sometimes! But that is good, it's a great spot! Thank you Natural Selection for providing yet another wonderful dinner experience. We brought friends and they were thoroughly impressed as well! We'll of course be back!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are vegans and are alwaysWe are vegans and are always looking for restaurants that have really good vegan food. you would think that Portland wmould have a lot of great vegan restanurants but we've found very few in that category. However,Natural Selections knows how to do vegan food right! There were no meat substitutes (ie. big blocks of tofu or portobello mushroom on a bun standing in for a burger). The chef (s) created unique, tasty dishes using fresh vegetables and fruit almost exclusively. They also made accommodations for my husband's gluten sensitivity. The celery soup was particularly creamy and delicious. NS is a bit on the pricey side but worth it, especially for a special occasion. We will definitely be back to see whatt they do with summeveggies.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful experience,Always a wonderful experience, staff are friendly and know their menu! Chef can create tasty moments of food heaven.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience..forGreat dining experience..for our 28th wedding anniversary!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic vegan and vegetarianfantastic vegan and vegetarian food at a reasonable price.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMReally impressed. I hardlyReally impressed. I hardly ever give out 5 stars, but this is a great place to celebrate an anniversary.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I went toMy boyfriend and I went to Natural Selection on a Friday night. We chose the $40 fixed price and each tried 4 different dishes so we were able to taste everything on the menu. I also did the wine pairing. The aperitif prior to the meal was amazing and I wanted to drink more of it! So yummy! I enjoyed each and every dish that night. This was my first experience eating at a vegetarian restaurant. I thought that I might come away feeling unsatisfied or still hungry but in the end felt completely satisfied and really full! Every bite was interesting and flavorful. It was fun trying to figure out what vegetables and fruits were in each dish. We have been to many restaurants in Portland and this is our favorite.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible food. Meat eatersIncredible food. Meat eaters at our table enjoyed it immensely. No one went away hungry. Interesting preparations with lots of textures and flavors. Wine pairings were very successful. Only wish from my wine enthusiast was a server spending more time talking about the wine pairings.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM