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Radar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.radarpdx.com
  • Email: radar@radarpdx.com
  • Phone: (503) 841-6948
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm - 9pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Shaver
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Radar
Radar is a neighborhood destination for great food and drink. Located on Mississippi Avenue, Radar offers New American cuisine, craft cocktails, and beer and wine, as well as a chance to watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to Radar a few times now: for dinner, for happy hour and for brunch. I've brought my child and have gone for an adult night out. The cocktails are divine and alone, are worth coming for. The food is inventive and high quality. A fantastic value. The brunch is just as good as their dinners. They are warm and friendly, which is to be expected for a small establishment like this one. It does not disappoint. If you are coming with children or a large group, I recommend you make the reservation and note that. There are only 2 larger tables to accommodate more than 4 people. Otherwise, you will be sitting on high bar stools, either at the bar, or tall tables."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had never heard of this restaurant and stumbled in on a Thursday evening. What a pleasant surprise. It is a long narrow restaurant so not good for groups but great for two or four people. Happy hour is 5-7PM and we found some great options there. The entrées are very reasonably priced. We had grilled Char over a bed of creamed spinach with roasted beets and it was absolutely sublime."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The perfect spot for dinner for two. It was our second time at Radar and our experience lived up to our first vist when we were thrilled to have discovered such a sexy little space with fab cocktails, delectable (but not at all precious) food and owners and waitstaff that are warm and welcoming without hovering (maintaining the intimacy of the evening). Kale salad (best in town), bluefish pâté, mussels with chorizo--all outstanding."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We cook every Tuesday night with a group of friends. This month they are gone on an adventure, so we decided that we would do some exploring of our own right here in Portland. Portland Dining Month just helped our decision along. Last Tuesday I picked Radar. The menu didn't disappoint, the dining month menu was fabulous - fish just right and the dessert was to die for. The char paired with creamed spinach was heavenly and the pinmenton potatoes were spicy with just a bit of heat. Our server was right there when we needed her and the fun thing of watching the two cooks prepare food was to our liking. Not a great place for large groups, but four can be comfortable and the quiet atmosphere works well for romance."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Radar has now become one of my favorite Portland restaurants. The service was impeccable with even better food and drinks."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Located in the "happening" Missisippi District, Radar fits the neighborhood. The atmosphere is lively and fun , the service is great and the food is innovative and delicious. Radar is well worth the short drive from downtown."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great experience. Reserved their only table for 8 and we squeezed together for a lovely happy hour of tasty small plates and creative drinks. The food was exceptionally tasty from the tender melt-in-your-mouth beef cheeks (a must try) to the roasted cauliflower. Cocktails were creative and smooth tasting. Can't remember their names, but I suspect any choice you make would be a taste treat. The wait staff was friendly and caring of our needs. Atmosphere noisy but convivial. The mix of our happy group with the positive offerings of Radar PDX made for a memorable evening. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We love Radar. Just a great great spot to have awesome food and watch the action happen in the kitchen. The staff works so well together and they always take such good care of us. Thanks Radar!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "food was average at best for the price point. ordered brussel sprouts (good), risotto (bland), mizuna salad (bland), and tomato soup (horrible). Its a cute comfortable restaurant located in the middle of the energetic mississippi scence. The bartender and staff were excellent, but the kitchen needs to step it up a notch."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great Valentines dinner at Radar. Great food, ambiance and staff. Radar hit this one out of the park. Impeccably clean kitchen. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had high hopes based on previous reviews, but our Valentine's eve experience was exceedingly poor. 4 out of the 6 course fixed menu had to go back barely touched. Poor combinations of individual items, poor execution on even simple things like salad (bitter), lack of taste (lobster bisque). We seriously considered just walking out by the third course... Stayed because we had a half bottle of wine left, which was the only tasty item of the evening. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were in Portland during a "blizzard" and didn't want to go far from our hotel. This cute neighborhood restaurant was delightful. They serve a delicious bluefish pate which I haven't had since the old days in Legal Seafood in Boston. Legal got rid of it a few years back, so I was really happy to have some again. Otherwise, the restaurant uses a lot of spice. If you are into spicy, you will be happy with the menu. I'm not into spice so much, but the bluefish pate was not spicy. Husband really enjoyed his shrimp and other dishes. I even tried the mole ice-cream although I was warned it would be spicy, it wasn't too bad. I would definitely return when I am in Portland and keep picking around the spicy dishes for ones I prefer."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Absolutel delicious plates, i still remember every detail of each plate and cocktail we had, because the palate is so perfectly selected. Considered this a special treat and will definitely do it again. The highlight dish was rhe bluefish paté with house pickled vegetables. Get it."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Cute, good food, but uncomfy seating - and what with all the serving dishes involved and very small tables, it felt very Portlandia."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Radar. Food is small plates style, so be prepared to share. Cocktails are tasty. The restaurant is long and narrow so other than a larger table at the front, you'll either be sitting at the bar or at a tall bar table for 2. They squeezed 3 of us at one of those small tables, which was OK for us, but might not be for everyone. The servers did a fantastic job making sure the food was timed so the table was never too full. I would go back, but probably only as a two-some."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This little gem is not only great for the libations, food and ambiance, but the owner is so very nice! She is warm, inviting and so are all the servers. They give you a great run down of the menu, help you order just the right amount of food for sharing, and are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The kale salad with peanut dressing, golden raisins, and mint is sublime! We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "A great find for us in an energetic neighborhood. Smoked Bluefish Pate stands up really well to native East Coast versions. Clams were also excellent. Small place so probably best for couples or small groups. Very helpful and friendly wait staff."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "amazed I can get seated without waiting. This will not go on for long as the secret is getting out. Great food, nice atmosphere, good menu."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went to Radar on a last minute whim and were pleasantly surprised. The wait staff is very friendly (but does not intrude) and offers excellent suggestions. Our food selections were well prepared with excellent ingredients. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Fresh, delicious, great vibe. Everyone of us as very happy. Wonderful voddie mary!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I had friends visiting from the LA area, who had waited 3 hrs the evening prior at another restaurant- I wanted to be sure this did not happen again. Radar is a small restaurant, but thanks to Open Table our name was on the list and when we arrived it only took 10 minutes to get sat at the table I had asked for! The food was really fantastic, so flavorful and the plates are perfect for sharing. The service was outstanding, the host, server and the chef all took such good care of us. The food was so good, my guests in from LA immediately wrote a yelp review as well as told the concierge at the hotel they were staying at to recommend it. It's been there just over a year, what a great new addition for Mississippi!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I recently dined at Radar and had a great experience. We visited with my 82 year old mother in law, so while we had a reservation, she was not anticipating eating at the bar, where the restaurant intended to seat us. The staff were extremely accommodating and comped our delicious drinks because we had to wait about 35 minutes for a table. That was a very classy move, and we had a great night. If it were just me and my partner, we'd have been delighted to eat at the bar, and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The food and service were great as always, but it was very cold inside. Made it hard to enjoy everything else."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Great happy hour and small plates. Love meeting friends here. Cozy atmosphere, nice music and very friendly competent wait staff."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "We love Radar. It's refreshing to see this little gem succeed without big marketing or advertising but simply off the talent and care of the owners and staff. NOTE: only two large tables so make sure to reserve if going with a group."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This place is awesome! This weekend was my fourth time art Radar since discovering it a month ago. The plates are small in size but not in flavor or creativity. So good. Lily is the owner and most often runs the front of the house with warmth and grace. She makes amazing cocktails as well! Radar has limited seating so make a reservation for a large group, I fit eight people in one of the window seats and it was perfect! The intimate setting allowed each diner to engage."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Great for date night! Offered a wonderful happy hou menu and delicious food."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "This was our first visit to Radar and we will most definitely be back. Food was excellent and different (in a great way) from what you get in most restaurants. Small plates that are sharable make this a more intimate dining experience as we all compared our reactions to tastes, textures. Prices are very reasonable. Service was stellar. Definitely a 5 star."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Had interesting food, good portion. The cooks definitely take risks and succeed in delivering good results. Friendly service. Will definitely return. Noise level was very nice."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The open kitchen restaurant is small and intimate (read: not appropriate for groups or families) The food is so creative and delicious and you can watch it being prepared. We enjoyed sharing several small plates which were generous in size. If you arrive before 7:00 it is happy hour and several items off of the regular menu are offered at a discounted price. The $5 happy hour wine was amazingly good for the price. We will definitely go back soon and eat the other half of the menu!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Heard about Radar from a friend, decided to reserve a table for 4 people on Sat night. Glad I did!!!! Radars' "cozy" ambiance (it appears) can only accommodate a couple 4 tops at a time. We had a lovely table by the entrance, with views of Portlandiers walking by. Service staff was fun, friendly, and attentive with 2 servers working our table. Drinks....AMAZING!! Ice cubes were a great, inexpensive touch to make drinks all the more fun. Food came out hot, with a simple, elegant presentation. Overall A+. We'll definitely be dining at Radar again."
    Dined on 10/12/2013