This place is wonderful. From the fantastic cocktails to the absolutely amazing service, we had an A+ experience at the Jamison. It was a cold day and the staff made a point to seat us right next to the fire. We got great assistance choosing our delicious cocktails and excellent small plates. By avoiding entrees, the cost of a filling and lovely meal was just right. Don't skip the terrine of scalloped potatoes - oh my gosh! We'll be back because the atmosphere, staff, drinks, food and location are perfect.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Since it was our first visit
Since it was our first visit to Jamison, we opted for a selection of small plates to share. Everything was delicious and well prepared, and the service was very good. Relatively small but impressive wine list. We'll definitely be back!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice ambiance and excellent
Very nice ambiance and excellent food and service.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great find. This was my first visit since this great spot was reinvented as Jamison. Wasn't sure what to expect. My expectations were exceeded on every front. Incredible food, excellent service and great drinks. The entire space has been transformed. Gone is the French Country and in with the High-end Urban. Looking forward to many returns, particularly on warm weather days to enjoy the great patio overlooking Jamison Square.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I don't know why this place
I don't know why this place isn't always packed - great food, great atmosphere, and friendly service.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice establishment
Love the decor- lots of windows and light and a mix of metal, stone, and wood throughout. Several dual-sided fireplaces made it cozy with beautiful view onto Jamison Fountain. This would be great for summer dining. Read mixed reviews on service, food, & prices, but found service more than adequate & prices were average. Enjoyed the ahi tartare- a VERY ample (almost seemed like a double!) serving, and very good. We also shared calamari (not your standard fried fare), mixed green salad, halibut, and short ribs over polenta. All in my party agreed everything was very good. Sausage flatbread could have used a bit more seasoning. Had a great bottle of local Pinot Noir for only $40! Overall very good & we will be back!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little find. Food was
Great little find. Food was delicious. Wish there were just a few more options on the menu.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've had lunch or brunch several
I've had lunch or brunch several times so can't comment on dinner service but I suspect that to be excellent as well.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time at Jamison
It was our first time at Jamison and chose it because of the convenience of making a reservation through Open Table. We were a party of 7 and were seated at a round table in the middle of the restaurant. Although it was a busy Friday night with much hustle and bustle, the positioning of the table made us feel like we had our own space while still enjoying all that was going on around us. The small plate options, in addition to traditional servings, provide great choices for our group.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was excellent and
Our server was excellent and accommodating--even moving us from a lovely patio table to an indoor table (when the wind picked up). The menu was excellent and the food very tasty.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great! We had a splendid time and it was so much fun. Loved the food and service. Couldn't be happier.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely restaurant space located right next to the Jamison Park fountain. Food is great and although the service was slow the last time I was there the server explained they had had some staffing issues that day. Definitely going to go back.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is generally good with
Food is generally good with moderate portion. Outdoor dining is great.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although social media sites have not been overly kind to Jamison, I was concerned about my first experience. Now, I'm looking forward to trying dinner after a dynamite brunch. Great food. Good service. Beautiful decor. Huge patio. I'll be back and I recommend anyone giving it a shot!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I wasn't so sure about visiting Jamison, after all, how could it fill the shoes of the previous 5-star tenant, Fenuille? I was hapilly surprised at the variety of the food menu, and the chill ambience of the restaurant. Very Portland. I will always get a tuna tartare if it's on the menu, and this one was DELICIOUS.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous anniversary dining!
Our first time dining at the Jamison was a wonderful experience. My husband and I celebrated our anniversay and were escorted to a lovely table for two by a fireplace with views of the outdoor park and fountains. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We will return - especially in the summer when we can sit outdoors.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jamison is a great restaurant to be sure. I feel their brunch is a little better in quality and a better value. However, if you're looking for a gorgeous place to dine, this place is tops in Portland. And for the summer time, one word, "patio". Big patio that butts up to Jamison Park, beautiful and relaxful setting!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were excellent. The restaurant is very beautiful with an excellent view of Jamison Park. I recommend it highly.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for Saturday lunch
We went for Saturday lunch but it really is a brunch place on weekends at the lunch menu is very limited. That said my wife and I split a hamburger (bacon relish was great) and a light salad which was perfect. One of the few places in the Pearl where you can sit outside, enjoy the park, and not have to sit on the sidewalk with parked cars next to you. Go for brunch and have a bloody mary on the weekend.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy Avacado BLT!
We love Jamison.....We had a party of 4 and we all cleared our plates! Great to see they added a kids' menu. We have an only child and he loves to go out to eat as much as we do. The BLT with avacado was to die for, so so delicious.....awesome chef. Jamison has a great outdoor area and the doors open to give it an fresh "outdoor" feel, even if you are sitting inside. Keep up the good work Jamison!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a group
I made reservations on Opentable for a party of 6. This was accommodated. The I needed to add two more people to my party and I was able to do this on Opentable as well. No problem. When we arrived the table was waiting for us already set up. AND I needed to add one more person which we were able to squeeze in at a giant round table. It was perfect for this group of people. We were able to converse with people all over the table. I had the Prixe Fixe meal which was available for the Dining Month. It was great! The steak was done as ordered and very tasty. The butterscotch pudding with salt was a perfect end to the meal.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We spent an enjoyable evening at Jamison with two friends from Europe. We loved the restaurant and would highly recommend it for a wonderful night out.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour spot during great weathe
We weren't able to sit outside due to the weather but the location for outside dining is great! I think the Happy Hour would be best. Food was good but not amazing. Drinks were very good and had some creative ones which were quite yummy.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely new iteration
Jamison very nicely fills the dining experience space vacated by Fenouille. The interiors are rustic elegant, with an overall open airy feel, with seating areas that are paradoxically intimate. Our bavette steak was nicely charred outside while tender and pink inside. And the service was attentive without being intrusive. Bar scene was lively at dinnertime. Will definitely return.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely outdoor setting. Good Bellini. All benedicts were good. Fun outdoor spot on a Sunday morning.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutly love their food! Food is very presentable ... and taste buds are crazy good! Staff is very friendly and not annoying every 10 mins ... feels like they really enjoy having you there. This is my 6th time here and I take friends and family and they really love it as well. I will be back soon thats for sure:):)
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful brunch sitting
Had a wonderful brunch sitting outside enjoying a beautiful day in Portland. Food, service, and setting were all perfect. Will definately return.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, food, quality, location, everything was A+++. Definitely recommend this spot, the manager called ahead of time when I booked a large group just to confirm what sort of seating we needed and if we required anything else to make it a great night. He stopped by a few times to check on us and make sure there wasn't anything else we needed. Will be returning to this spot again and again.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience at Jamison
This place has only been open nearly a year but it's truly a great PDX pearl district spot that I think has yet to be discovered by most. Being right across from Jamison Square Park gives it a lively feeling with fantastic indoor/outdoor seating and an incredibly ambiance with the giant doors that open up from the restaurant into the outside patio. The food is top notch as well as is the service. Have been there twice now and have not been disappointed. I think they're still making a name for themselves but would definitely recommend it to all friends & fam.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in the Pearl
Not sure about the negative comments, and certainly not consistent with our experience. Went here once for drinks and liked it so much, returned for dinner. Had the same waiter both times. We were greeted promptly and were not put off at all when we reported the first time that we just wanted drinks. Creative mixology that worked nicely and we indulged in a second round adding a small plate (the tuna tartare I believe) to compliment. All was excellent and the setting is magical urban Portland on a nice night. Returned for a dinner with four people. Drinks first. We all enjoyed them. Red and Rose to go with the numerous and varied dishes we ordered. Jamison readily compete in the Portland foodie scene with an incredible setting.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A favorite Spot
We have been to Jamison a number of times for dinner, lunch and happy hour. It is always good, but this time was the best yet. We had out of town guests with us so really wanted it to be wonderful. Jamison did not disappoint. The food was wonderful (we had about 8 starters and a couple of desserts, accompanied by two bottles of wine). The service was excellent, even though it was a very crowded First Thursday evening.
Jamison gets quiet during the cold months, probably because the patio overlooks Jamison Square, which everyone loves. But the inside is lovely, with two fireplaces that bookend the dining area, as well as counter seating overlooking the kitchen. The bar area is also welcoming at happy hour and throughout an evening.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restarurant. The menu is perfect for my taste and the offerings are a nice variety. Great service, and a perfect atmosphere for enjoying the view of the park while having a fun cocktail with friends and a nosh or full blown dinner.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate lunchpark.nors next
We ate lunchpark.nors next to the park and while you could hear the kids playing it provided a lively atmosphere.
This is just me but I would have preferred a few more choices on the lunch menu but that said the choices were varied and everything we ordered was extremely good! Service was attentive and timely.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
Especially great in the summer with the bay doors open!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jamison surpassed our expectations
We hadn't dined previously at Jamison and had been ardent fans of Fenouil, the previous restaurant in that location. We had dinner outside, by request, and it was magical. Richard, the manager, made sure we were comfortable...waiter very very good...menu with many tasty selections and all beautifully plated. It was like a private party in Central Park overlooking the fountain with children playing in it....couples walking their dogs...a very "neighborhood" and picturesque setting. Good classical guitarist added to the atmosphere...not intrusive music, just beautiful sounds in the background. We 5 people agreed we would be back often. Nothing else in Portland quite matches the food/location/view/katmosphere.
A real winner.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
brunch by the water playground
We enjoyed spinach-pear eggs benedict and a terrific steak hash sitting outside talking quietly, against the backdrop of little ones playing in the waterpark next door....not intrusive, just lovely cool background. Service a little slow, but gracious. Only $40 total for both of us and the tip too. We didn't drink any alcohol though.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 20 sitting outside for my wife's birthday. It was 80 with a light breeze on the patio sitting underneath the trees. The food and wine were great. What a great time, we had a blast. Highly recommended!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit after researching online. A fantastic ambiance, the setting is so relaxing and enjoyable, staff attentive, food was incredible, and gluten free choices too! Added bonus of a celebrity siting, and great people watching at the park next door, the kids in the fountain make you smile. All around a do not miss.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening outside one the patio for dinner this weekend. The food and service were excellent.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Brunch Spot
I have been to Jamison several times for brunch now--and I am never disappointed. Whether an intimate gathering of family members, or a rowdy group of eight friends, Jamison continuously delivers personal, high-quality service and wonderful food. I also happen to love--and love to order--from a range of specials; I feel like that never happens anywhere else, as specials are usually over-priced and weird. You couldn't really ask for a better location, and the servers are great, too.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great northwest find
we had the best brunch on a gorgeous day, overlook the park-great for people watching. The wait stuff was attentive the food was delicious with huge portions. It is an upscale restaurant that wasn't uppity. the food( just brunch) was really good. I will definitely return.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My guests and I loved everything about our Sunday brunch/lunch.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some creative menu combinations
Some creative menu combinations and presentations. All of the entrees were cooked as ordered and were accompanied with interesting vegetables. They wine list has some very good buys and reasonable prices. I would go back. Plus it is at one end of Jamison Square, which a pretty and good sized park in Portland with water features.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent salads and small
Excellent salads and small plates. Outside would be nice on a sunny day.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect place for a delicious brunch or lunch. Great drinks and food
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Pearl District restaurant
Wondered in the other night for the first time - a very nice decor, inviting and warm with fireplaces going on a rainy night. The tables were arranged so that things felt private. The food was fresh and prepared perfectly. We will be going back.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome staff. We had a large
Awesome staff. We had a large group for brunch with kids and this was a great place for that! We will def be going back!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal at Jamison
We had a great meal with great service. The food is fresh and the service is great. This place just feels right. We have been going back once a week since we found it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for large groups!
I struggled to find a nice restaurant for a birthday party for a large group that didn't require me to go through an event coordinator or put down a deposit. Jamison accomodated my party of 16 with no problem! The atmosphere is simple and classy, the drinks were yummy, and the food was beautiful and delicious! I highly recommend it no matter how big of a party you have!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy by the fire
They seemed short staffed as the greeter also helped with delivering plates to the table but the service was friendly and accomodating. The menu had very fancy descriptions and an electric flare about it but the food was good.
I think if my fancy dessert came out the way it should've (warm brownie should come to the table warm. I sent it back. They reheated it instead of making it over) then I probably would say my entire meal was superb.
Overall though this is place where you can get out of the cold, cozy up by the fireplace and have a yummy flatbread and soup. I'd go back and do just that.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM