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Portland Prime
Portland Prime

Portland Prime Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://portlandprime.net
  • Email: Telyportlandprime@gmail.com
  • Phone: (503) 223-6200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 11pm, Friday: 4pm - 12pm, Saturday: 3pm-12pm, Sunday: 3pm -9pm
    Happy hour: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6:30pm Sunday 11:30am-5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Greg Samples
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The crown jewel of Portland Prime is our Estate Room. An alluringly elegant and spacious private dining facility that captures the already sophisticated ambiance of the restaurant and blends it harmoniously with handsome cedar racks filled with an unsurpassed selection of our finest wines.
  • Private Party Contact: Sheena Wituschek (877) 237-0712
  • Entertainment: Featuring live Jazz music Thurs 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Fridays 6:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturdays feat. Mel Brown Trio 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd & Pine
  • Public Transit: Portland's Light Rail (MAX) stops 2 blocks away on 1st & Oak.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $7 valet parking with validation.
A word from Portland Prime
Today's Interpretation of a Traditional Fish, Chop and Steakhouse; Only Portland Prime's recalls the simpler place and time of the Great American Fish, Chop and Steakhouses. Visitors become lifetime guests because Portland Prime's recalls the warmth, memories and flavors they know and love. At Portland Prime, Guests savor their dining experience and enjoy wonderfully reasonable prices as well.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Reservation process was easy. Service was top notch. The wedge salad was the highlight of our meal. Other courses were above average. The only drawback was being caught between the restaurant's ambient music and the kitchen music...which was too loud for diners seated nearby. This comment is made by a person with a hearing loss!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Really good food, our server Patty was great. We were there on a groupon and would return on a groupon, otherwise it seemed a bit pricey and would not return otherwise."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I ended up having the short ribs which were good, but I resented that the waitress didn't tell us that they were out of something as they were telling us about the special. When I made that comment to her, she said, "Most people don't have that anyway, so why bother?" Very annoying. It was very expensive and parking was hard to find. I doubt we'll ever go again as there are wonderful places closer to home, but the vintage hotel that houses it was wonderful and worth ust going to see their lobby!! Embassy suites, downton Portland."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Reservations were easy with online selection and conformation. Bar was energetic with flat screen viewing of sports and comfortable seating at the bar or tables. Dining room was elegant and comfortable. The table was beautifully placed with all of the stemware and silverware that is need for any romantic occasion. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list as well as attentive to our requests. The food was served quickly, extremely delicious and well portioned."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I had a groupon I had to redeem for dinner only I came in during lunch the gal was nice enough to let us use it during lunch by ordering off the dinner menu. Crab cakes were amazing! My boyfriend had chicken Marsala. Lunch menu was reasonable so even without groupon I'll definitely come back for lunch"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food, seemed to be out of quite a few drink options both wine and beer from what we heard as well as overhearing others. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the sides were well-prepared too. Would recommend to anyone who wants something other than Ruth's Chris or Portland Steak & Chop."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food here is very good. What I find odd is it seems like a steak house on the down swing. There are a bunch of caged wine holders that have no wine in them and locks. You need a code to enter the bathroom, I thought was strange for a "nice" place. The food is very good, but on the top end of what it could command for the price. I would not say don't go, but I would not recommend this."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "For the cost of dining at your restaurant the service should be excellent as well as the food. It not only was not but it was terrible! Misty was our waitress - she had trouble taking our very simple order, got it wrong and didn't even know what was in the middle of the shrimp scampi which for $16.00 was just was skimpy! I would not recommend this place to anyone - there are many fine dining places to choose from."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed excellent food, service, and ambiance. Could not have asked for anything more."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I've been to Portland Prime before & both times used a Groupon. It's not the best Portland steakhouse, but it has a nice ambience and the food is well-done. I think the Groupon, coupled with multiple sports events, made it a very busy weekend for them. I got the filet and my boyfriend opted for the seafood risotto. Whoops, they were out of the risotto. The service staff did what they could & offered to put the seafood over mashed potatoes or fingerling potatoes, but the risotto was supposed to have truffles & crab and wouldn't be the same. So, he opted for the tenderloin. Whoops, they were out of that too. I ordered a martini. Whoops, they were out of olives. The meal was good, but apparently busy can be too much for them."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This year was a disappointment. The salad lacked most of the extra goodies (pumpkin seeds, etc.) the chop is known for. Main course was fine. We had to remind the waitress that the website stated two desserts like last year. Generally the 3 courses were not up to last year's standards (key lime pie was super). The service was the most disappointing (Sat. eve, 5:00 res, center round table against north wall), alternating between surly/pushy and forced smiley. Several times she rolled her eyes after turning away from our table. She pushed us to order for the first several minutes and then slammed the plates on the table when food arrived. Excellent service is attentive yet discreet; she was neither. She was just not classy. Music too loud."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent, however, the service was extremely lacking."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Fine downtown dining in a setting of one of the classic old hotels - revitalized and renewed but keeping the ambiance of a bygone era. This is an excellent steak and chop house that provided a great special occasion experience. Staff are attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Close attention to the basics of good food with fresh and attractive presentation combined for delightful eating. And afterwards we found excellent live jazz in the lounge a perfect way to cap the evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great place to go and have a quiet dinner with your sweetie."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was very good. I don't think it was worth the price charged. All the steaks were over $40 and that was ala carte. I had the sea bass at $33. It came with mashed potatoes but not a salad. I shared a wedge salad which cost $10. We went to this restaurant because we had a Groupon."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Much to our delight we found the Portland Prime menu had something for everyone. It has the dark rich feeling of El Gaucho, though not quite as dark. Our food was good, nice wine, decent service. It is across the street from VooDoo donuts, so depending on your preferences, that could be a positive or a negative."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A solid, classic steak house in downtown Portland. Good for special occasions and family outings, as well as business account types. A full house on a Friday evening had service running at a not optimal pace. The special Portland dining month special (3 courses for $29) was a special treat. We were originally seated at a two-top where the overhead lighting was out, making visibility difficult. After we demurred and following a wait, we were reseated, but I question trying to seat us there in the first place as it was acknowledged that others that night had a similar complaint. Oh well, as I said, it was busy and full. Still a good place for a special meal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding, but I couldn't help but feel rushed through out meal. As though they were trying to clear out the riff raff before the "real" dinner crowd arrived. Felt as though we would have been more welcome in the bar, but the special menu we were seeking was only available in the main restaurant. Service would have been outstanding if my drink wasn't left empty for an extended period before a second was offered; additionally it took FOREVER for the second drink to come. Server definitely presented as though he believed a larger bill would result in a smaller tip, but the slightly smaller tip was because of the snooty air to the otherwise very efficient service."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "We had a business dinner with 7 at our table and the waiter was extremely helpful and did an excellent job. The food was very good and the Calamari was one of my favorites."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We went in to use a Groupon and glad we did. Took us 10 minutes to even get a host to notice us. They only had 4 other tables at the time and took another 10 for anyone to come to our table. Drinks were good, steaks were cooked to order. We liked the other steakhouse that rhymes with Booths Hiss way better for our money."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I ordered the Prime Rib and it was quite juicy and good, but then I tasted my husband's Filet and wished I'd ordered that! Wow, now that's a nice steak!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My server was awesome and my food was good. Next time I will actually try the steak in this steakhouse!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We loved the steak and mushrooms but the pork and sea bass were a disappointment. Large pork portion but was dry; sea bass portion very small smothered in mash potatoes that were much to salty. Taste was very good but very salty; greek salad good but again much to much salt. Waiter remembered us and was great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been here many times. Recently the service and food was not up to par. However, I definitely recommend the calamari; it is the best I have tasted. The steaks here are usually pretty good and are below the price you would find at El Gaucho and Ruth's Chris. The restaurant itself is nicely done and clean making for a nice ambiance."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Best dinner I have had in Portland. Service was iffy and slightly annoying. Pretty spendy, but worth it if money is standing in the way of you and a nice night out."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "For the price...the appetizers were more proportionate than the meals. The food was ok, but on the small side. The server was ok, but he could've been better. The wine and drink lists had plenty of options and we're reasonably priced. The experience wasn't bad and I can say I've been there but it is not some place that will make the top 5 for a return visit."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Our server was fabulous and the food was superb! $44 for a steak seemed a bit exorbitant but it was a good steak."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Service was slow, restaurant had about 7 tables occupied, so service issues should not be caused by crowds. 15 Minutes for drinks, vodka and sprite so it was not complicated. Bread was finally served at end of meal, despite being told it was on the way a couple of times. Prime rib and braised short ribs were good but a bit expensive. On your events page on your website your vendor, syndical, is comlaining about past due invoices. Doesn't give a good impression to people checking your website."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "On Feb 23, 2014 a party of four celebrated a special occasion at Portland Prime based on numerous past visits. As expected the food was good and service was very good. The main complaint was that the menu on the Open Table site was not the same as the restaurant. The ONLY vegetable offered was asparagus in balsamic dressing. There was no Creamed Corn, no Sizzling Mushrooms, no Creamed Spinach, and no Green Beans with Almondine. Only asparagus was available. No soups were listed but were available if asked. In addition the price on the menu was higher than that shown on Open Table. This was not the Portland Prime of previous happy memories. Two of our party had eaten at Ringside two nights earlier for a lower price and excellent food."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food is very good but comes with a price tag. I would definitely recommend as a special occasion only because how pricey it is. That said, you won't be disappointed in the eats but very light in the pocket book."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The staff was very mindful of the reason for the reservation and made every effort to assure the special person was attended to. The portions were plentiful, well prepared, and delivered to the table in a timely manner. I will definitely return in the future. Great job everyone!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Steaks were flavorful with little fat Cooked just as requested Salads and vegetables were perfect Mushrooms melted in your mouth Lots of food Price high but worth it This restaurant exceeds Morton's and El Gouchos"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our service was great and food was fantastic . The drinks hit the spot ."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food was fine. The restaurant wasn't very full but they place our group of 5 right next to a large, loud party. Very difficult to hear. They also ran out of coffee which is something i just can't imagine. How hard it is to go to Safeway or some other place and get coffee in an emergency."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Food outstanding, service on point, impeccable across the board..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My partner and I recently enjoyed a visit to Portland and our Valentine's evening dinner at Portland Prime. The ambience was just right for us - simple, classic supper club style. Not the best first impression at the door (hostess), but it got much better. Our meal was well prepared with an excellent filet for my partner. And even though I'm vegetarian, the salad selection and side dishes (mac & cheese, asparagus, potato) are more than enough and of good quality. The stand out for us was our server, Patty. She read us perfectly, adjusted to fit our leisurely pace for dining, and was right on point throughout the evening. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good but not for the price that you pay. I ordered the filet mignon, lobster tail and mash potatoes. First of all my steak and lobster tail was over cooked Also it was too loud and when I would try to ask the server for something she couldn't hear me. Overall this restaurant was equal to a black Angus but with higher prices"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our main course arrived before we had finished our starter. In other words we were rushed into the second course. Dining at Portland Prime was intended to be a special treat but the whole thing was over in an hour so it was way too short. If we ever eat there again (unlikely) we will order the starter and enjoy that before ordering the main. On the plus side the beef (rib of) was excellent and one of the sides was very good but the other was greasy and unpleasant. Also there were insufficient "green" choices among the sides. All in all it was a fairly expensive but not very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was great and our server was very attentive to our needs!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, great wine list. Great for a special occasion, but on busy nights like Fridays, Saturdays, or holidays like Valentine's Day the service is really slow. Still, very much worth it. Really amazing food! Also, the homemade garlic butter is to die for."
    Dined on 2/14/2014