We loved Paragon
If 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.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
True Cod White Bean Ragout-TRUE YUM
We dined at Paragon last Friday night with friends. We don't go there often because there are so many choices in Portland and always new places to try. When we do, though, the food is consistently good and sometimes great. Two of us had an incredible dish that my husband and I are still raving about; the true cod white bean ragout with bacon, roasted tomatoes and paprika oil. It's amazing cassoulet with delicious cod. My husband commented this week that he consider it to be one of, if not THE best comfort food meals that he's ever had. It's that good. Try it before the menu changes.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great 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.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to go for good
Great 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.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful menu choices, unique
Wonderful 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.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've had lunch and dinner
I've had lunch and dinner here many times, and never been disappointed.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Paragon is a solid Pearl District
Paragon 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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, love the food and ambiance. Thx Paragon.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Food 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Paragon 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 AM
The food was excellent, the
The 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.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, great service
I 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 friendly
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
How do you even title a food review
Not 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.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy food hour
Great 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.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pearl of the Pearl
On the corner 13th & Hoyt, one of our regular spots in Portland for an easy walk, perfect location, and consistently great dining experience.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and drinks
Thanks for participating in June Dining in Portland month, it was a great way to try a restaurant we hadn't been to before. We will be coming back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great location.
Good food and great location. Unfortunately they won't take reservations for their outdoor dining, which is first come/first served and really only accommodates parties of 4 or less. We were a party of 5 and, in spite of reservations made one week in advance, we sat inside waiting for 2 outside tables, which had to be side by side, and needed to be vacated simultaneously. Obviously, that didn't happen. But the Manager got creative and found us dining space outside on the back loading dock which was quite nice. Overall a good experience. But it you want to be sure you can dine al fresco on a lovely summer evening, better make reservations elsewhere.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinners were excellent! We can hardly wait to go back again, Service was exceptional.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
EXCELLENT!!! Can't wait to
EXCELLENT!!! Can't wait to go back next weekend! The food is truly delicious and servers are very proficient.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun & Great!
Food, service and atmosphere in this order: Great, Great and fun! Absolutely nothing to detract from an all around relaxed, fun time.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
But...Gluten Free bread!? Better add it to the menu soon! I can't be the only one who has asked for it!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, friendly wait help!
The waiter here was excellent and very helpful with good ideas for food choices. The pecan bread pudding was marvelous, as was the tomato soup, caesar salad, and grilled cheese sandwich.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a terrific dinner here
Had a terrific dinner here with a fellow foodie friend. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly service and excellent cuisine. The roasted beet and goat cheese salad, the risotto with asparagus, corn, tomatoes and cheese, and the black mussels with Sambuca butter and grilled bread were all standouts. I can't wait to return!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife there for our
Took my wife there for our 1 year wedding anniversary.
Lets just say that the husband came out looking good!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a romantic dinner
We love sharing small plates and fun cocktails, and Paragon did not disappoint. Fabulous food, portions just right (not too small, big enough for leftovers if that's how you roll, but not obscenely huge!) Calamari, beet salad, skirt steak and brussels with bacon and blue cheese were all incredible, and they make a mean Manhattan. Nice servers, too. For us, it is too expensive for regular visits, but for a special event it's great.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place never disappoints!
Paragon is one of those places that has the Portland vibe really figured out! No fuss, no attitude, just the wonderful local foods and spirits served graciously perfectly prepared.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Last-Minute Dining
Fantastic service, colorful and tasty food, great atmosphere. Packed bar and dining room, but no delay in service and did not feel rushed. Food came out in a timely manner and was really fun.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite places
One of our favorite places for lunch or a drink by the fire
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really Quite Lovely
As is often the case, I got on OpenTable to find a place nearby, soon, with a good menu. Paragon was a gracious experience from the moment we entered to the time we left. Our server was really nice and accommodating without being too familiar or overbearing. The Pork Belly Sliders were a perfect start, the server recommended great wines to accompany the food. I'd never had salmon on bruschetta, but it was wonderful and fresh and the side of Pommes Frites with white truffle oil were crisp, fresh, and perfectly flavorful.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've never been disappointed with any meal I've had at Paragon. I take friends there and like to see their positive response to the food, the ambiance, the wait staff, etc. I'll keep coming back as often as possible!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM