Paragon - Portland
Pearl of the PearlOn the corner 13th & Hoyt, one of our regular spots in Portland for an easy walk, perfect location, and consistently great dining experience.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy food hourGreat post work get together with friends. We went there for rosemary oil French fries but learned they had rosemary fries instead. Fries were superb! A bit too salty for my tastes but crunchy and warm with lots of flavor. I never order hamburger when dining out however, their hamburger was fantastic. The mussles and calamari were done with care to perfection! Food was excellent, which I expected, and the service was equally good. A wonderful evening out by everyone in our party.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHow do you even title a food reviewNot enough characters available to write everything, so here's very short version:
Salad: had homemade cheese. Was good.
Pea Soup with Watermelon Salsa: GET THIS. Cold, sweet watermelon on rich, cold pea soup was absolutely perfect. I want to learn to make this at home.
Salmon: Perfectly cooked salmon. Should speak for itself. Was in tart lemon sauce, maybe too sour when pooled at bottom of plate.
Pub Steak: Tremendous. Potato crust with hint of horseradish. There were other things on the plate, but frankly, who cares? Steak was amazing.
Ginger Panna Cotta: Perfect end to big dinner. Light, crisp and sharp. Just wonderful finale.
Tiramisu: Delicious, but waaaaay too rich to end with. Get panna cotta instead.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great serviceI had the Dining Month pre-fixe dinner; the salmon was very good, the server recommended a great wine to pair with it; service was very attentive and friendly6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, theThe food was excellent, the server attentive and pleasantly quirky. We took advantage of the June 3-course for $29 special. Excellent choices - be hungry when you go, and plan to stay long to savor the meal.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelishParagon has friendly staff, delicious food and a fabulous ambiance. It is my "go to" when I visit Portland and it doesn't matter if it is lunch, drinks or dinner... I've never been let down by Paragon!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchFood was pretty, tasty, and the service timely. Every choice on the menu sounded so good - we had a tough time making up our minds. In the end, everything we ordered was delicious. A perfect Mother's Day destination.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceAs always, love the food and ambiance. Thx Paragon.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMParagon is a solid Pearl DistrictParagon is a solid Pearl District restaurant with good food and service. We love the fireplace in the cool months, of which Portland has many! And in the summer, they can open their windows and also have seating outdoors. We'll return.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI've had lunch and dinnerI've had lunch and dinner here many times, and never been disappointed.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful menu choices, uniqueWonderful menu choices, unique and great meld of flavors. Had the skirt steak (very tender and perfectly medium rare) with spinach and fries. Could have used a bit more spinach and a little less fries. My friend had the beet salad and brussel sprouts. Service was prompt and friendly, good pace, got us out in time for our play.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to go for goodGreat place to go for good food & drink in the Pearl district. Very good service and friendly waitstaff. Menu offers a good combination of selections with broad appeal to most, so you're likely to find something you like.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for quiet dinner.We had a great dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food. My husband had pot roast, I had the fabulous beet salad and rasoto. Friends had pot roast and salmon. Calamari was excellent. Everyone ate every bite. Waitress was really good. It was a perfect dinner.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved ParagonIf you care about a restaurant's decor and ambiance in addition to its food, you'll enjoy Paragon. My husband and I had a really nice meal, with inventive dishes and great service.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM