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Portland City Grill
Portland City Grill

Portland City Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://portlandcitygrill.com/page/home
  • Phone: (503) 450-0030
  • Hours of Operation: NOTE: Window table requests are taken only upon arrival.
    Sunday Brunch Buffet 9:30am - 2pm. Adults: $39. Children 6-12 years: $16. Children under 6: FREE. View: Priceless.

    HOURS: Monday-Thursday 11am to 12 midnight, Friday 11am to 1am,
    Saturday 4pm to 1am.
    Sunday Dinner 4pm to 11pm. Sunday Brunch 9:30am to 2pm.
    Happy Hour Mon-Sat 4pm to 7pm & 9pm to Close, Sun 4 to 11pm
    Open Christmas Day, 12/25/13 - book your holiday table today!

    Please Note: OpenTable.com online reservations are for our Main Dining Room only. If you are reserving a table for a special Holiday Buffet in our Private Dining Rooms, then you must make those reservations by phone.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Poor
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: December is party month! Our banquet facilities can cater to your specific needs ranging in size from 12 to 100. We offer a full range of menu choices. Let our sales department help cater your next event and make it a success.
  • Entertainment: Enjoy nightly jazz piano in our lounge from some of Portland's finest players.
    Jazz Piano Hours: Nightly from 6 to 9pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burnside
  • Public Transit: Public transportation is available via Max Transit system and Tri-Met.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available under the building entering from SW Pine. Validation for 2.5 hours. If, your vechile is oversized additional parking is provided across the street on 3rd & Pine.
A word from Portland City Grill
The Portland City Grill.
Enjoy spectacular views at Portland's most popular restaurant, offering USDA Prime steaks, fresh Hawaiian Pacific Coast and Alaskan seafood prepared with classic, Northwest, island, and Asian influences. Fabulous views of downtown Portland and the Cascade Mountains. Our complete sushi menu features traditional sushi, sashimi, and a broad selection of classic and contemporary rolls.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We usually go to Portland City Grill when we are in town. Food was great and service was great. When I made the reservation I asked for window table. I am sure everyone does and it is difficult to deal with all of the window request. We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation and they told us it would be at least 45 minutes for a window. We took another table and watched several windows available that were filled over the next 30 minutes. It is confusing trying to understand that process. Then the tables were so packed in it felt like everyone was uncomfortable every time they moved their chairs because we were always close to bumping into each other."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Wish we would of known of this before our trip, but was told about it while checking out downtown. A MUST DO experience!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Outstanding views, exceptional food and service. Three of us enjoyed dinner here and we each felt our meals were incredibly delicious. Crab cakes are best in city. Only complaint - noise level high on this occasion."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had the spicy yellowtail and tuna rolls so tasty with perfect spiciness. Margaritas were fantastic"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I hadn't been to City Grill for dinner for a number of years, so was looking forward to a special occasion there recently. The service was excellent and the view can't be beat. But, sadly, the food and the decor haven't kept up. We started with what was described as a signature appetizer - the calamari. It was so coated in heavy breading and smothered in goopy, spicy sauce that the delicate seafood was totally lost. It looked like the seafood version of a blooming' onion - not something I expected at a quality restaurant. The main dishes were definitely better, but not enough to overcome the miserable appetizer or high prices. Stick with happy hour at their bar and skip dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Staff was awesome. Despite being very crowded they went out of their way to make it a special evening. Happy hour items and prices were perfect. Dinner was exactly what we'd hoped for."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "kung pao calamari was good, but their chicken dish and salad were unpalatable. Bread was acceptable. Waiter was condescending and inattentive. might be a good place to grab a drink at the piano bar, but there are so many good food places in Portland, this was a big disappointment."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The waiter suggested an incredible appetizer (calamari). Went to meet some friends for lunch with girlfriend and it was perfect. No pressure from waiter to rush and order or pay and leave. Atmosphere was quiet enough to talk comfortably. Would definitely go back when I am in the area."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service. View of the city is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "One of the all time best dinning experiences we've had !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Come here for an occasion, or the bar scene. If you are casual, I suggest dining in the bar area. The main restaurant is very pricey."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great view of Portland and a must go to if you are in town for a short time!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Based on strong recommendations, I opted for the Portland City Grill to host family. Suffice to say, we were not disappointed, and the dining experience exceeded even those high expectations. The ambience and stunning scenic views are worth it alone, but by no means does that diminish the actual meal. The steaks were cooked to absolute perfection, the sides flavorful, and the portions were just right. We also shared a marionberry cobbler for dessert, which was also delightful. The wine list is solid. Service is perfect; the wait staff are courteous and attentive while not being overly intrusive. Even as it got busy, we never felt rushed. All told, it was precisely what is expected of this level of dining. I will be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Celebrated my mother's 75th birthday...it was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 8 for our end-of-the-year office dinner via Open Table, and received both a confirmation email and then a phone call as well to ensure that the time and number were correct. Our food was fantastic - all of our employees really enjoyed the meal. Our server, whom I believe was named Ellie (sp?), was very knowledgeable and provided a solid experience. The view, as always, was fantastic. A bit too noisy for a large party to hear at opposite ends of the table, but that's to be expected in a large dining space, and especially one as busy as PCG. Thanks for a great end to our year!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My first time to Portland City Grill, it was an amazing dining experience. Our server was friendly, personable and had some great recommendations that we followed. The view was excellent, get there early for a decent table at a window. I can't speak enough about the food, it was everything I wanted and then some."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Took a group of 10 clients to Portland City Grill and had a great experience. Food and service were outstanding. View is great. Wine list notable. We had a reservation, were seated promptly and served efficiently. Restaurant was busy and a little noisy but did not affect conversation very much. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I have dined here several times and always found the food excellent, Bruch was also very good and wonderful service form Izzey, He really made an effort to be a great host and the family enjoyed his character and charm. All around a great Bruch and we will be back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "the service was beyond good. the dinner was delicious and the views were overwhelming. the restaurant was completely filled when we went - on a saturday night. This may have been the reason that there was quite a bit of noise. But altogether a great dinner and I would go back many times."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "we had a reservation for 8:30pm on a Saturday night. It ended up being an hour and a half wait just to get seated, granted we asked for the window seat. Service was good, fast no complaints there. Food was pretty decent, not worth the price but you're paying for the view."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Fabulous for spectacular views of a Portland and a great experience. Food and service and atmosphere fantastic"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I wouldn't go back for dinner but I'd go for happy hour. The food is good but not worth the money. Happy hour has better selection"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The view is spectacular; especially as the moon rises."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by friends from work who have lived in Portland for most of their lives. I wanted "the true Portland experience" as well as wonderful food for our good friends visiting from California. We were not disappointed. The overall experience was awesome! The best halibut we have ever had, the service impeccable, yet not stuffy. Words cannot describe the view! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Fabulous service. There was a slight mishap with a dish and the chef made a totally new one, on the house."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Fantastic, as always! Service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Couldn't ask for a better place to have a great lunch!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Portland City Grill offered a fantastic setting for my wife's birthday. The 180 degree view was spectacular on this day and combined with the dining experience made it great day to remember. Our server, Katie, was tremendously helpful in making wine selections as well as helping one of our party who requires a special diet. Our selections of sole and the sushi were nicely done light and delightful."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was my first time to this establishment. Lucky for my I had to pick someplace to go for my anniversary, and my company gave me a gift card. So they sort of made my choice for me. I had been told nothing but good things, and was not let down. Only issue was I ordered to much food and couldn't finish."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Had appetizers in bar and noticed on the happy hour bar menu a molten lava cake item. Our table was window-side and decorated with "happy anniversary" glitter and a nice card signed by some of the staff. My wife ordered the halibut which she said was a little dry and not very flavorful. I ordered the steak and steelhead Oscar. I ordered the steak medium and it arrived medium well. The steelhead Oscar was delicious. When it came to dessert we were informed by our waiter that the molten lava cake was only allowed in the bar. We paid our dinner and went to the bar to have dessert, where I was informed that if I wanted ice cream with the cake it, it would come from a separate kitchen and may not come contemporaneously with cake. Odd."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We celebrate our 10th.Anniversary.The food was sooooooooo good, sooooo yam, very balancing meals and gourment cuisine.Not very quiet. Verry beautiful view on Portland."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We started with happy hour which had amazing views drinks and appetizers for the price. When we moved to the dining room the room was crowded, noisey and the food was good but not great for the price."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I chose to take my boyfriend from Colorado here while he was in town for my birthday. I had heard so many lovely things about the Portland City Grill (e.g., the ambiance, the view, the food, etc), but I didn't think about the fact that it was a seafood/steak restaurant and that my boyfriend and I are mostly vegetarian. However, we decided to go for it ("when in Rome") and order steak and stuffed chicken. Unfortunately, his steak was pretty chewy, my potatoes tasted like they were from a box, and my drink was so sweet that I felt like I had to wash my hands to cleanse them of the sugar after each sip. The view WAS fabulous though, even though we didn't end up with a window seat... there's not really a bad seat in the restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "nice dinner wished we could have gotten a table with a view"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food and service were as fabulous as the views. Go for lunch for great wine values - $5 a glass for any wine on the list. Our waiter, Izzy, was the best."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • " service was great, view is excellent, it was the wife's birthday and there was a card and the table was decorated nice touch"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Expecting the very best that Portland has to offer. Food was OK, had the recommended Kung poa Calamari, it was like eating an over cooked sweet and sour breaded item at you local Safeway Deli. So much breading I couldn't tell if I had a piece of calamari or not, when I finally got a piece it was overcooked and extremely chewy. My wife had the seafood soup and it was a little weird, it again had too much "sweetness" to it, then I ordered the Beef Short ribs, the meat was very tender, more like a roast though, then the gravy, once again was too "sweet" the chef that night had a thing for "sweetness" maybe it's his TM. Don't go there Hungry, the food is pretty! but if you're hungry might consider somewhere else, and a little less Spendy!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The drinks were perfect, my scampi shrimp linnguini was perfection. We could not manage desert there was so much of our main courses. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We arrived for our reservation, and were given the option to take our table immediately, or wait 30 minutes for a window seat. We decided to be seated right away at a table one row away from the window. Spectacular view from every table in the room! Our waiter, Jason, was professional and knowledgeable. He had just the right timing, and was there when we needed him. The food was excellent, the steak and salmon were cooked perfectly to order, the portions are generous."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife $ I enjoyed a wonderful night at the Pirtland City Grill and would highly recommend it for any occasion. Our Waite staff Noah was polite, attentive and courteous. Thanks again"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went here for my 1st wedding anniversary and was blown away. This was not my first visit to PCG but this was a mind blowing experience. They server really made us feel like we were the only ones there. The food was amazing and there was a great wine selection. They even had some pleasant surprises for us for our special occasion."
    Dined on 6/28/2014