Stanford's - Tanasbourne
Stanford's - Tanasbourne

Stanford's - Tanasbourne

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stanfords.com/
  • Phone: (503) 645-8000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Holland
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 187th and Evergreen
  • Public Transit: Stanford's is less than 2 miles from Willow Creek Transit Center, and is Trimet Bus Accessible with various stops nearby.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Stanford's - Tanasbourne
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.
Enjoy the classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounded with the warmth of wood and intimate lighting and where 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Stanford's - Tanasbourne reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (23)special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (15)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (6)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Food was so so
    Nampa4
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    For the price the food was only so so. I had the rib eye and it was not attractively prepared and tasted like propane.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the atmosphere/but keep menu!
    PipFVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Surf & turf appetizer was no longer on the menu. There seemed to be an abundance of pumpkin squash on menu. The salmon dish with lemon sauce & basmati rice was gone but they made it for me. The server did not mention that salmon is cooked rare- I forgot to mention it too so salmon was more rare than i like. Nobody read our special requests - w/2 important things. The first was that it was our anniversary (no one knew& I did not want to make an issue of it) and second - that we wanted a larger booth (which we normally get anyway but this time we were taken to a smaller booth - we did ask to be moved which was fine but just something that they didnt notice). We still love Stanford's but just a few things that could be improved upon!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's happened to Stanford's?
    BirdwellVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Over the past 20 years, I'd go to Stanford's 5-6 times p/year with my wife and2 kids. It was child friendly, decent food, reasonably priced with good service. Halloween night I went with 5 adults and 2 children. They put us in a corner which was OK, but then seemed to forget about us. When they brought menus, they forgot children's menus. We had to ask for water (which was never refilled). It was rainy & cold out, but they turned the a.c. On above us. We finally got the waitress's attention and she had it turned, but it came back on within 15 minutes. My daughter's steak was undercooked twice even after sending it back to the kitchen. The fries were like cardboard. The BBQ ribs my son had tasted boiled rather than BBQ'd. I won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as we remembered
    kzivit
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We went to Stanford's after long time since our last visit. We are vegetarians and were hoping for better menu selection but were disappointed to find out the vegetarian selection is quite poor. The service was extremely slow and the restaurant was not even full... even the bread and butter was not arriving for 20min after we made our food order. We want to believe it was simply a bad night and a one time event. We remembered the service a lot better from times before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great experience
    Johnson72VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I took the family to Stanfords for dinner and had another great experience! The food and service were great. I book with Open Table, so I never have to wait. Thank you Stanfords for being so consistently great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Once Again
    Polly
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Met my folks for dinner and once again had a delicious meal - even though the menu had been recently changed and my all time favorite and only time I eat steak out was off the menu! Please reinstate the Bleu cheese filet.....best ever! And new appetizer prep of the brie cheese in the cast iron was okay....still not as good as everything melting together with the garlic and the gooey goodness on the wooden platter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as expected
    MarcW
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We are regular diners here and always enjoy ourselves. We dine here when we want a quiet romantic evening together. This evening was for my birthday. Stanfords gave me $20 birthday credit and surprised me with a birthday dessert. They really provide awesome customer service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service + some surprises
    Volunteer
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Stanford's, though we had a couple surprises this time. Both our orders (salmon on a cedar plank and the halibut) came with cut up pumpkin relish on the side but one was not totally cooked. I concluded it was because one was cut into smaller pieces. When we referred to this problem, our server promptly offered a replacement veg of string beans and red pepper which was really delicious. In addition, the salmon didn't come with any starch. When asked about it, our server offered some rice which was also delicious and completed the meal well. If they don't normally offer a starch with the salmon, they should but either way, they did an awesome job of making sure we left happy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    SemiEngineer
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Stanfords is a great choice for steaks and seasonal items - soups, fish, etc. We frequently bring out of state visitors here for a good meal at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    Nytehawk7
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Great food & service, One of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great burger & pizza, ok dessert
    ORfoodaddict
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I'm a huge burger fan and love their kruse burger: bacon, guacamole, etc. My business associated ordered the flatbread pizza and it, too, was fantastic. The desserts - marionberry cobbler and apple crumble - were notably ok which was too bad in light of the great main course. Note to the dessert chef: the berry filling should not be as if from a blender. The crust, too, was lackluster. Net-net, I'll continue to support the Stanford entrees but be wary of the desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buddy
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The Tri tip was very tender and very good flavor ,Excellent sauce.... My hat's off to the chief
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    PipFVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    we go to this location as we love the good quality.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love our neighborhood Stanfords!
    PipFVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Stanford's is close to home and has great food/service. We will go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good place to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Stanford's has been a favorite restaurant of mine for years.....and my feeling about that hasn't changed. I like to celebrate birthday dinners there as I am a senior and it is difficult for me to entertain at home. The only suggestion I would have is that the noise level is a bit high, but perhaps it was because we there on a Saturday evening. The food is always wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, bad service.
    BeefItsWhatsForDinner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Let's start with the good: the food overall was pretty tasty. The appetizer onion rings were great, and my wife really enjoyed the pan roasted garlic chicken entree. I had the halibut fish and chips and the fish was just OK (a little too oily), but the fries were tasty. No on to the bad: service. We had reservations and still ended up waiting about 10 minutes to be seated, as the host people were doing their job in a very chaotic way. Our waiter was even worse. His attitude seemed to be that it was our privilege that he was our waiter and his service was slow, disorganized, and overall horrible. One other negative is that you only get one refill when ordering a lemonade which is just plain cheap and ridiculous.
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  • Great for family gatherings!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We always seem to end up at Stanford's when we have family in from out of town and we want to have a nice dinner, reasonably priced, and we know the food and service will be good. We are never disappointed. The online reservation tool worked great and we even used the "modify reservation" with no problems - great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JT84
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was great as expected. The service a less than average. Empty beverage glasses, slow response and a mix up with the bill were the issues.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food quality
    JayNVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There are many restaurant around this place that are really nice. They have not changed over the years and quality of food is just average
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our favorite steakhouse!
    CalifsassygirlVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We moved to Oregon almost 2 years ago and have dined here at least 14 times, including time when family and friends are in town. Great service, yummy food and management is terrific. We had problems one evening so I called the manager the next day and explained to her what had happened. She listened without interruption, apologized, then offered a gift certificate for our next visit. I truly appreciated that because if she wasn't professional or reasonable, we most likely would find another steakhouse. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The lettuce was wilted and chicken dry. The gluten free bun way microwaved until burnt. Not edible. Wait staff was no where to be found to correct the problem.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great quiet corner for a meeting
    Teamdevelopment
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We requested a quiet corner for casual business meeting online. We arrived to find the team had set us up innanperfect corner for quiet. The service was excellent and we were happy to be able to listen to our employees with few interruptions. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service and Food
    Wizard
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Even though my wife and I live nearby, we still hadn't been back for over 4+ years so we thought we'd try it out again. First issue was the service. It was slow and not consistent. Our meal took 2 hours (drinks, appetizer, dinner, desert). We also weren't thrilled with the food. We felt like we could have had the same meal at Applebee's or Chilli's for half the price. The food was luke warm and we felt like it had been pulled out of a buffet and sat under heat lamps. My wife's steak wasn't cook as requested, it was very rare, not medium. You could tell by just touching it. For their price point, you'd expect fresh food. Overall, we will likely not return to this location and continue to visit Newport, Ringside, M&S, etc....
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  • Lunch with our niece.
    caronVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice lunch and good food. Always a treat. Service was excellent and our server was right on top of things. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our server was extremely attentive to our needs. Food was prepared and presented in a superior manner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slowest service ever
    MelV
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a 6:30 reservation. We were orignially seated inside and a/c wasn't working so we were moved outside. We ordered appetizers which never came and then after an hour we got our salads then they told us they would bring our appetizers and they would be free which was nice, but it took at least another half an hour to get them. At this point we were given gift cards, again nice, but since we are from out of town not very imprtant, but it took probably another 45 mins to get our entrees. We didn't leave the restaurant until about 8:45. The staff kept telling us they were bogged down with a large party, but they should have known ahead of time about the large party and staffed appropriate.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 178 reviews are from the Stanford's - Tanasbourne reviews archive.
  • Not JUST a Veggie Burger!
    IrisVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I met my friend for lunch with an expectation of ordering salad or something equally is yawn-worthy. Instead, I ordered the Veggie Burger. I'm not sure why I did this, because I've had many very bad to mediocre VBs. But, this was a whole other burger! Full of veggies and cheese this burger was so good I had to take home what I couldn't eat! I live on Bull Mountain in the Tigard area, but would GLADLY drive to Hillsboro for another Veggie Burger. Truly, a winner! On top of that, I enjoyed delish red bean soup.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    LSG51
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We arrived almost a half hour early, and were seated immediately. Our server was prompt and courteous without rushing us through our first round of drinks, etc. The menu is not what I'd call 'extensive', but the items my wife and I chose were both excellent and prepared as we requested. She had the Copper River Salmon (grilled medium-well) and I had the herb crusted Prime Rib (medium-rare). Stanford's will remain on our 'short list' for a 'nice' dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    They did not reservations for 6 they only have for four.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Great
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a family dinner and they sat us at a round table. We were all able to talk and just had a great time. My grandson enjoyed everything as well
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stanford's very good for adults
    JulieSpur
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We really like stanford's but liked it much better before we had a toddler. they don't have it dialed in for little ones like most other places.because of this, we don't go often which is too bad because they have a great bar!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day Dinner
    daisydiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    There were 11 of us, including visitors from out of state. We all enjoyed our meals, and the service was great. One of the nice things about Stanford's is the variety on the menu. Some people had sandwiches, others chose steak, ribs or beef tips. It was all tasty. The waitress was very accommodating, and even took time to take a group picture for us. The $15 gift cards for the fathers were a nice addition. We always enjoy Stanford's and will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Large portions especially some of the desserts. Kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smile, Friendly, Good Food, Clean
    Smiley
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The staff and manager were great. The noise was terrible. We sat with two larger groups with children not good. We couldn't hear ourselves speak. The food was good. Over all I will come back for sure. I might ask not to be seated around groups with children who do not seat and run around our table. This was the best restaurant we have eaten at this year. I want to thank the manager he was so kind and gave us such wonderful gift cards. That meant a lot to us. Big Plus It was Clean, Clean restrooms this was very important in our choice where to eat at. Big, Big, Big PLUS!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great 50th Anniversary
    CelebratesWell
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had a great 50th Anniversary celebration at Stanford's Tanasbourne. The ambiance was just right for our time of celebration. Food? As always, it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Service was a tad bit slow. Had to request one item three times. Server spilled food on two of my guests.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, as always.
    IrisVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Stanford's is not new to me. In fact, it is my "go to" place in Hillsboro. Why? Because they haven't forgotten the details, such as a host to greet and seat you, time to make a selection without pressure, quick plate clearing at the appropriate time, and the staff is friendly. Oh, yes -- the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night!!
    Cameron
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Stanford's! Our steaks were cooked perfectly and our server, Chris, was fantastic! Very knowledgable and friendly! We will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday.
    hawker
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The table was ready and I asked for a round table and we had one. The server could not of been better she was great and very helpful, we will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat
    breetianomohr
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My family and I came here for lunch to celebrate my graduation from college, and we came primarily on the recommendation of several friends. Everyone unanimously agreed that it was a really incredible, fun experience for all of us, including my nieces. Our food was amazing across the board, and our server was one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of having in my life. She was knowledgeable, patient, timely, engaging, and had a great sense of humor. She put up with my dad and his dad jokes with great ease and genuine interest, something which I admire because he can be pretty lame! I'm only sorry I didn't get her name so I could point out how outstanding she is. Overall fantastic experience and I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet