Stanford's - Jantzen Beach
Stanford's - Jantzen Beach

Stanford's - Jantzen Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stanfords.com/
  • Phone: 5032852005x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm -12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Dave Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Center Ave
  • Public Transit: Take Bus to Jantzen Beach Shopping Center.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Great large parking lot.
A word from Stanford's - Jantzen Beach
Whether you are craving fresh seafood, a gourmet hamburger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our popular happy hour. Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our talented team of local bartenders. Our classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Stanford's - Jantzen Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (15)good for groups (9)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)romantic (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Can't go wrong here!
    garden
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We each tried a different item for lunch. Pantenlla Salad was huge and very delish, chicken strips were very good and the presentation was diner style which we appreciated, and the Quesadilla was lunch portion and it was huge. Had to ask for extra salsa though since the quesadilla was so generous and wanted the delish in each bite. Definitely would go back, we sat in a booth towards the back of the restaurant and it was very quiet back there. Comfortable and lighting was good. I noticed a ton of business lunch's going on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit!
    daisymay1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us by Oxford suites staff where we were staying. We were looking for a good steak restaurant and certainly found it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely YUMMY!
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a party of 5. The stars of the luncheon were the Steak Cob Salad and the French Dip Prime Rib. I plan on having one of these two great dishes served to me every couple of weeks. Generous portions, moderate pricing, good service. Unfortunately we were seated just under a speaker so the music was a bit loud ... but not really unpleasant. This was a group of women who periodically meet to exchange hugs, enjoy food, and chat about shared working experiences and we really enjoy each other's company. We stayed three hours - we were never made to feel uncomfortable for staying over our"allotted" time. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had reservations for 1:00 pm. Were all there on time. I had to go and find someone to take our order at 1:50. Same thing with getting our bill we had to wait. The music was much to load.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impress Your Candidates
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We use Stanford's for all our interview lunches. The food and service are great. It helps make a positive impression.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makes a Good Impression
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I use Stanford's for candidates when doing all day interviews. It is a good place for lunch and candidates enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EDWARDVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My family enjoyed dinner at Stanford's Jantzen Beach, as the food and service were very good. The Caesar salad, Club sandwich, fresh steelhead, and prime rib/salmon combo were all delicious. The bread that is served when one arrives is most tasty, and in fact is similar to a slice of deep dish cheese pizza. The three-course for $35.00 dinner was particularly attractive, as the waitress let us pick any desert that we wanted rather than forcing us to choice from one of the three deserts offered on the sunset dinner menu. We will definitely consider dining at Stanford's Jantzen Beach the next time we are along the Columbia River.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not again
    nana
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was not great. It was a waste of our hard working money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My experience at Stanford's - JB
    Pleasant
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The evening was very nice. We all enjoyed the food and great conversation. The staff was pleasant and very attentive. At least once a month I meet a friend for lunch. When we arrive the hostess adresses us by name. This is always the start to a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere was great. The staff is very consistent in the level of service and food was even better than last time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Long Lunch
    Libbi
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We meet once every 6 months in a "half-way spot." This time we chose Stanfords. The food was good, however, the server was not quite what I have experienced at Stanfords. I asked about an item I had had before, instead of offering up what menu I would find it on, she shrugged it off and said it is probably on the Happy Hour menu. Other Stanfords I have visited, offered to get the item even though it was not on the menu. I felt a little put off by the experience. In the end, our food was great, however by the time we were done, we had interacted with 3 different servers. Our original server did not even explain that someone else would be taking over. Someone else took our dessert order, and in the end, someone else took our payment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Very disappointed in our meal. The prime rib was full of fat and gristle. I bet I didn't get but two bites off of it! The salmon was so dry and brittle I didn't touch it. Stanford's was one of out favorite restaurants in the past, it was our daughter's birthday and she requested that we go there. I don't believe we will be visiting your restaurant again. On the good side, our waitress was great and the drinks were good
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun night!
    MikeD
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a good time at Stanford's. Good food at a good price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tourist zone
    food1king
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I wanted to eat someplace decent in Portland. This would be one of the best Portland would be able to offer. I don't think the locals would come here.. Just a few of us tourist were there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 99 reviews are from the Stanford's - Jantzen Beach reviews archive.
  • Average
    bj916
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is an OK restaurant. It's a chain, what do you want? The service was good. The food was average. The decor is predictable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our new favorites
    georgia
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have discovered Happy Hour here, also a good menu for other meals. By registering their card many generous discounts are available. They also give gift cards on special occasions such as Mother's Day and Father's Day. Food is very good and well presented. We go here two or three times a month.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service with a smile
    seefooddieter
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Entertaining out-of-state relatives for dinner is so easy with Stanfords. Waiters with respect and a smile do as much for a great meal as good food. We were blessed with both. Darrin was the epitome of good service. My 81-year old cousin remarked that she had believed that this type of service had died in the US. He was courteous but, most importantly, not flippant. Not once did he say "you guys" or something to that effect. The meal was outstanding, as usual. Thank you for helping make a long, overdue, family reunion a great success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Business Lunches
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I regularly use Stanford's for business lunches and interview candidates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Addition to a Great Day
    HappyMom
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Needed a way to feed extended family before my son's graduation. Stanford's has something for everyone, accommodated a group of 8 quickly and provided wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience overall
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Food and service were good. No waiting for table was great
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I really like the background music from the 70's. And the food was excellent. The salmon was a little dry but deliciously prepared. The service was wonderful and I noticed the way the other customers were treated,too. The waiters were busy but stayed on top of things gracefully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Jensen
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waiter was great!!!! The food was good and didn't take too long considering we had 6 in our party.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    mrsclaus4you
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Spent a wonderful time with Mom and we all thought the food was excellent. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuckBaLady
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    One of my favorite places!!!! GOOD FOOD & GREAT SERVICE!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Consistently excellent food and service :0). Service allows you to have a great meal during a work lunch time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business lunch
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Excellent experience- comfortable surroundings, great service, good food
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • traveling
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    food delivery slow; size of portions large; left hat when departed--we will see if returned? leftovers great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good close to home spot.
    georgia
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have recently rediscovered Stanfords at Jantzen Beach. It has become one of our favorites for Happy Hour. With a registered parton card many special offers are available.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    8ofus
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Never again for a special occasion. Runny eggs, steak not cooked as specified, and the breakfast burrito was so tough you couldn't easily cut it. The price and quality were in conflict. Our server was wonderful though. We've always loved Stanford's at Jantzen Beach and will stick with lunch and the bar.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food
    NassauDon
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My wife and I ordered the Halibut fish and chips. The oil that the fish and fry's was not hot enough so all of the oil was absorbed by the batter and the fries. Because of this It was hardly edible. I will not go back. It is too bad, because the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food as usual. Like the
    enriquezmom
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Good food as usual. Like the dining rewards and special rewards program with the restaurant chain, prompting me to dine there more often. Some sites fairly close to home for us, making it more convenient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal!
    redrider
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. So glad we made a reservation. We both had the grilled steak salad. It was excellant. The meat was cooked perfectly, the dressing tasty, and the cheese bread was to die for. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    clayton
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We usually go to the Stanford's at Lake Oswego, or at the Clackamas Towne Center. Both are just fine. Good food, good service. NOT SO at Jantzen Beach. Food below standard, restaurant untidy, table not well kept, even the menu was "sticky" from the last customer? I would go to Denny's before I spent any time returning to this location. Sorry, this one let me down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for Business Lunches
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had a business recognition lunch at Stanford's. It's a good place for that as the food and service are good and it's relatively quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We took 4 of our friends to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We took 4 of our friends to the restaurant and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. I had a prime rib and usually never have it , but boy was it delicious. i was treated to a $100 gift card and a $50 gift card and a 10% discount from Stamford's and so the $205 bill came down to $35. It was so nice but I did give the gal a very nice tip. My husband had the fajaitas but he was not thrilled with them. but over all the rest of the group also enjoyed their meal. Jean Bartholomew
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was glad we had reservations.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Was glad we had reservations. When we arrive, at 6:15, the restaurant was full and many, many people waiting to be seating. We were seated immediately, but one of the worst seats in the house. When we inquired about moving to the both next to it, were told someone had specifically requested it. That was not believable. It felt like the hostess just did not want to accommodate. Th start, service was slow , bar was waaaaay, backed up, but eventually waitress got up to speed and addresses our every need. The evening was enjoyable with above good food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Took client to business lunch and was very satisfied with experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    We love dining at this Stanford's. It's the best service and food around. The ribs are amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner for 4
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Good service, a little slow to take our order. The bacon on one of the orders was blackened and didn't look or taste appetizing; my friend ordered her chicken sandwich without bread so the bacon was exposed and overcooked. Deserts were very good. All 3 other meals were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    Emilyks2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    While a bit pricey, Stanford's continues to be one of my favorites. While their food is what I would consider average-good, their servers are always wonderful and their desserts are scrumptious. During the summer, we love to come and sit on the patio and sip iced tea. Plus, it's great for a couples night out such as a birthday or Valentines Day. We like the bar for Game Day as well. Overall, its really the atmosphere that makes this restaurant and thats why we love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.