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Park Kitchen
Park Kitchen

Park Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parkkitchen.com
  • Phone: (503) 223-7275
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 9:00pm with happy hour from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Ethan Snyder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater for parties between 10 and 30 people. Custom packages available.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room at Park Kitchen overlooks the scenic north park blocks and is ideal for sit down meals and business meetings for between six and thirty-five guests or cocktail parties for 10 to 60 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Chevonne Ball (503) 223-7275 x2

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NW Glisan & Flanders
  • Public Transit: Max stop Union Station Yellow and Green Lines. All downtown buses stop in vicinity.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking as well as 3 paid lots in a 3 block radius.
A word from Park Kitchen
Park Kitchen is creative seasonal cuisine with nationally recognized Chef/ Owner Scott Dolich. We rely on local and sustainably grown meats and produce. The service is casual yet friendly and knowledgeable. The extensive spirit and wine selection focuses on the local talents.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "Park Kitchen was a great find for two out-of-towners. My daughter and I met in Portland for a quick visit. Our dinner at Park Kitchen was one of the highlights of the trip. Very good, interesting food and bar drinks, excellent service and the panna cotta dessert was exquisite. We were seated outside on a warm evening and able to catch the locals playing bocce ball in the park across the street. Very good. Very fun. Highly recommend Park Kitchen."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. Cocktails were great too! Perfect for a special occassion."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Choosing to put our dining experience in the expert hands of the staff, my date and I entrusted them with the small and large plate tasting menu ($60 p.p.). We were asked about food allergy issues and other preferences, and our customized foodie adventure commenced. An outstanding and often surprising series of fresh, seasonal, local farm-to-table, best of Oregon dishes were delivered with perfect timing and educated commentary by our server. As our enthusiasm grew, the adventure expanded to include wine pairings we asked her to select for us (also all local wineries), and we had one of the best dinners either one of us has ever enjoyed. Simply wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We are regulars at Park Kitchen over the past decade and have loved to bring friends and clients alike here for a special meal over the years. I think tonight's chef's tasting menu was the best we've ever had here. Complex yet complete flavors, discreet yet attentive service, and an intimate yet lively atmosphere made for another fantastic night that our guests from Barbados said was one of the most memorable meals they've ever had."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We recommend the chef's menu - always interesting and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The tasting menu is a wonderful way to enjoy the creativity of this restaurant! I have always enjoyed dining here and look forward to many more times in the future!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We've been to Park Kitchen 3 times, but our most recent visit was disappointing. The food and ambience were great as usual (though portion sizes small for the price), but our server was extremely pretentious and put a damper on our experience. We weren't super hungry coming in, but he was pretty pushy about trying to get us to order the $50 small plate sampler or the $60 large plate sampler. When we ordered an entree each instead he was clearly disappointed. We planned to order wine and beer as well, but at $12/glass/wine and $7 beers that are $4 at other nice restaurants in town, we decided to skip it. I don't think we'll be back. For the prices, we expect a stellar experience and this wasn't it."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The meal and the service were just perfect, with creative combinations of ingredients that worked to enhance each ingredient. My friend and I spent a lot of time saying "This is soooo good!" The servers were attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Our table was great--we both had a view of the kitchen. This restaurant is now in my Top Ten, and I will be returning as often as I can."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "It was very good.Food is well prepare and it's all local ingredient."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "If you like Spanish flavours and small plates to share you will like this place. Most of ours were good to very good but some were an odd combination of flavours and texture."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We chose to experiment with a 'sampler' menu, and were introduced to dishes that were imaginative, interesting, and very tasty."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I often use Open Table to find new restaurants. Park Kitchen was a nice find in the Pearl District. We had a nice quiet dinner looking out toward the park. They specialize in loca-vore foods--we had several small plates: green beans and bacon, salt cod fritters, steak salad, and frikeh (wheat grain salad). Main course: Payne's Family roast pork w/cotechino hash and cabbage, small portions for the price ($30) and pork was fatty so not all edible meat. The best bet are the small plates. The dessert was a fabulous cool and tangy buttermilk panna cotta--I would order that again. So I would say the entree was a bit uneven and stick to the small plates. Service was fine."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I've dined here four times now and each time has been wonderful. The outdoor dining is perfect; quiet, shade and a comfortable breeze make it perfect. The service is impeccable and very personalized. And the food, the chef takes advantage of locally grown foods to prepare magnificent, original plates of delicious foods. IMO, this is one of the best restaurants in Portland. Bravo!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Tasty eats...they never disappointment. The seasonal menu always has a fun new dish to try out and the happy hour beverages are must. The service is fantastic. I enjoy bringing people here for a quieter but very Portland culinary adventure."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had out friends in town from Hong Kong and decided to try Park Kitchen. The staff was very helpful with the menu, the wine selection was great, the food quality, taste & portions were excellent. It can get a bit loud if all of the table are filled but the ambiance is very nice with the table nestled into a room with the kitchen. We really enjoyed it and will be back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We loved the food and the portion size, Service excellent. We'll be back"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Had made a reservation for 8 people 3 days prior to date. They set up the table directly in front of the kitchen which made it horribly hot. The first course for those who ordered it came late, but what was most intolerable was the second course took longer to serve than the first course making those who had not ordered a first course wonder if they were being punished for not ordering a first course. Adding insult to injury, the waitress was rude from the start. It's a shame that the dining experience was so aweful because the food was interesting and tasty. I would only recommend this restaurant to small parties who would be there just for the food with no expectations for good service or ambiance."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Cute restaurant but very pricy for the portions. My beef was over cooked and my guests all ordered the salmon which frankly, was bizarre. The service was good but our waiter needed a little brush up on their wine selection. Overall, I would recommend going for the cocktails and small plates."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great meal with fresh local ingredients. Friendly and helpful service. Great place."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Stopped in for dinner during a one night visit to Portland. Had lamb with sauted spinach and carmalized yogurt. It was very good. Had a glass of Beckside IPA along with the meal. A little spendy, but well worth it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Separately, our first experiences at this eatery were lukewarm, but we wanted to give it another try, we are glad that we did. The outdoor dining area is beautifully shaded by the park trees. There was a cool breeze. Brandon our server is probably one of the best servers that I've ever experienced. His demeaner, knowledge, timing and personality made our dining experience wonderful. We gave the chef cart blanc, and we were served a wonderful selection of foods including the best beet salad in Portland as well as a delicious lamb entree. Admittidly, our first impressions were wrong and we are glad that we gave this place a second chance. Bravo!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The menu includes both cold and hot small plates, perfect for a variety for two people to share, as well as large plates. Several tasting menu options are available, depending on how much you want to eat. The food is locally sourced, creatively prepared and presented, and absolutely delicious. I started with a signature cocktail of sparkling wine, Campari and lemon twist lightly sweetened with lavender-infused simple syrup, and it was delightful. Every plate was delicious. Service was attentive, prompt, and informative, as each server gave a description of each new plate. Only complaint: two items were not available, but we were not informed of this until we ordered one of them."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed our experience. Wait staff was very attentive. Had a great citrus vodka drink and nice bottle of wine. Did not try the desserts but will next time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Couldn't have asked for a better place to share good conversation and great food while watching some bocce ball across the street. Our waitress was wonderful, the perfect blend of leaving us to our own devises, but also right there with a water refill. Per usual the food was excellent and the charred carrots were my favorite."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Other Portland restaurants have introduced small plates but recent places we've tried have just not been memorable, unlike Park Kitchen. Each item Park Kitchen's chefs produced was amazing -- unique and delicious. We chose this restaurant as a place to relax on a Friday night after a busy week of work. It was right on."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Superb tasting menu is a must! Staff is well-educated on the wine list and happy to recommend food and wine pairings. Always creative and delicious preparations of local and seasonal ingredients. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Visited PK with a group of visitors and we shared the chef's sampler menu. Everything was delicious from start to finish- small to large to dessert. Had great service for our party of 8. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My wife and I went here on a Sunday evening and initially had the place to ourselves. It is a fairly small but very clean and great restaurant. We were very surprised by how each dish came together, as all ingredients worked very well together despite sounding a little unusual. Very interesting food, fantastic drinks, great service and a fun little place to dine. Will definitely return to try more dishes, as the menu has many interesting options. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went with two other people. Added third person late, but no problem. Ate outside. Great looking out at park blocks setting. Service is excellent and knowledgeable. Small are very well prepared and presented and all dishes were very good. Loved the lamb sausage, carrots, radish salad, and gin marinaded clams. House wines were excellent. I had been there before years ago and it has stayed wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had to have seconds on their sliders,love the gesture for free bottled water during the e-coli outbreak"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our party of three chose to do the tasting menu here. Park Kitchen does a unique thing with their tasting menu in so far as if 3 people at your table order the tasting menu, you don't each just the same small portions of the same 4 or 5 dishes. Instead, if there are 3 people, they bring you about 7 or 8 different dishes "family style" so that all three of you can share and taste a bunch of different items. And they bring you three different desserts to share. Stand-outs on the mid-May menu included the lamb, the chickpea fries, and the strawberry corn cake dessert. We hadn't been to Park Kitchen in a few years, but our recent tasting menu experience has renewed our enthusiasm for the place!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Compliments to chef Ethan Snyder for a great meal. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Awesome food! Loved the chickpea fries and squash ketchup. Salads were full of tasty morsels! Everything we ordered was delicious! Be sure to try the double chocolate tart - that was absolutely amazing! Also loved the sorbet!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We eat out a lot and this was one of the better dinner we have had. We had a leisurely dinner, the service was great, the food was great. The Team was very attentive and very accommodating."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Well known and reviewed for tasting menu and rightfully so based on recent experience! First timers and we will be back. Chef handled dairy allergy issues and created beautiful multi course (lost count) experience. Service was outstanding with all servers even including bar tender jointly covering table service. Prices were very reasonable given quality and portions. On the edge of Pearl in area that could use some " urban renewal" but push through any uncomfortable/sketchy feelings and go! Won't be disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Just amazing. Every dish was a revelation, in particular the rabbit and foie gras terrine. It was the single best thing I have ever eaten. Seriously, I almost cried at the table out of absolute happiness! Very good cocktails and relaxing atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Park Kitchen is my favorite Portland restaurant, so I chose to go there for my birthday. The tasting menu is an exquisite selection perfect for sharing. Top-notch service, matching any European Michelin-starred restaurant. Our server offered half-pours of interesting wine pairings (two different ones) with each course and was spot on in her matching. We loved everything--creamy warm asparagus soup with salt cod introduced the meal and was a touch of Spring; other highlights included the smoky roasted carrot salad with goat cheese, delicate handkerchief pasta, flank steak salad with blue cheese, and smoked prawns. We spent the whole evening, savoring each bite. Make a reservation! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Their appetizers were amazing - we tried the chickpea fries, bread and butter (crackers were to die for), scallops and carrot cake, pork terrine sliders...they were all delicious and the chickpea fries were a must have. Our mains were really good too, but not as memorable. The beef short rib was very good. The staff is very friendly and didn't even charge us for one item that we didn't enjoy. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "A perfect restaurant for a quick meal before heading to the theater of your choice. Happy hour menu is good until 6pm with a nice assortment of Small or Large Plate options. We decided to take a quick tour of their menu so had one of each of their five Small Plate selections. Everything was expertly prepared, artfully presented and tasted just delicious. The chickpea fries alone were extremely filling, but we still managed to polish off the additional four plates. Cocktail menu, beer selection and wine choices were all good. Plenty of wait staff, which was refreshing, and everyone pitched in to help everyone else so we felt like we were being taken care of by a real team. Highly recommended and will definitely return someday."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We ordered a variety of small and large plates, and every one of them was exquisite! The service was likewise superb. It wasn't too noisy. We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 4/8/2014