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The Farm Cafe
The Farm Cafe

The Farm Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thefarmcafe.com/
  • Phone: (503) 736-3276
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 nights a week for dinner.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, American
  • Executive Chef: Kelly Weiss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burnside
  • Public Transit: Because of proximity to Burnside, all bus lines serving Burnside/Couch will provide transportation. 12, 19 and 20 bus stops are within 1 block of location in either direction.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Very limited parking lot, 4 spaces plus 1 handicapped access. Plenty of street parking.
A word from The Farm Cafe
The Farm Café in Southeast Portland, showing proper respect to the humble bounty of the Pacific Northwest since 2003. Dinner served seven nights a week.

Reservations can be made online or by calling. We also save a number of tables for walk-ins. Outside dining available. Our no reservation patio is seated first come, first served.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice outdoor dining. Good selection for vegetarians but with a nod for meat eaters. Very fresh ingredients in the dishes we tried. We would go again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Starter white bean and spinach spread solid...ditto for Brie with berries ...zucchini fritters were bready good but not extraordinary. Nice crusty bread. Superior Idaho trout, mushroom risotto, veggie burger. Nice ambience. Superb bread pudding, even better raspberry sorbet."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went to Farm for an early dinner on a Tuesday. My friend and I met at the Farm about 2 years ago. So it was fun to meet there again. It was perfect for a visit because the food was so yummy and fresh and because we could visit without much noise. Also since my first visit I am now on a low fat Vegan diet. There were several choices which was great. Because we ate during happy hour, we had most of the plates and the soup. All were just yummy. They had vegan food i could eat and my friend had the dishes with cheese. Along with the nice wine list we couldn't have been happier. It was not expensive. Finally, the staff was excellent. They were friendly, knew menu ingredients well, were respectful and there when needed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went with a some buddies to get some fancy dinner before we saw TJ Miller at 10pm on a Friday night. Prices were reasonable. Everything was delicious. We really went for it getting apps, salads, entrees and dessert along with alcohol and coffee. We had a big bill, but it was worth it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The superlative reviews for this restaurant are warranted. The chef seeks out and local and seasonal ingredients, a new to me at least variety of lettuce, for example, and local lake trout, appeared in dishes I ordered, complemented with good local wines, attentive service, all packaged in an old house with a patio - if not raining. The atmosphere, including the open kitchen is relaxed. One is in good hands."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We tried many restaurants in the Portland, Vancouver area. Farm Cafe and one other restaurant were great in all aspects."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food here hasn't disappointed yet. From their appetizers of Brie and bread to sautéed mushrooms and entrees of gnocchi and veggie burgers all were well prepared and savory. If you are in the area I would definitely recommend going here for delicious food and quiet/ambient atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We decided to opt for outside seating. While waiting for our table we sat at the bar and enjoyed a yummy concoction created by their friendly barkeep. We dined outside and enjoyed every morsel of our meal."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food was unwhelming but still good - but the cost was greater than it should have been for what we got."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Liked the ambiance and decor of the place. The lamb was terrific. Other members had rockfish, veggie burger, and mushroom risotto and all were good. Had a good bottle of wine. The cobbler could have used a few more peaches, but we were early in the season. Easy to drive by the place if you aren't watching closely, the part of the building facing the street is small. Overall a great find and had a great time!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Made early dinner reservations. We were greeted warmly, promptly seated and immeadiately comfortable. Four adults were nearly overwhelmed by four entrees. Be sure to order a house made coctail, made with locally distilled spirits, and you must try the deviled eggs!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Last minute decision to go out, checked out Farm Cafe on Open Table, found a reservation. Great evening for sitting outside, seated at a quiet table in the corner of the patio. Started with appetizers (sauteed mushrooms, and the smoked salmon deviled eggs), followed by kale and fennel salad, all delicious! The entrees were equally good, the Idaho trout was perfectly prepared, and the grilled vegetables perfectly al dente. Accompanied by a wine feature, a gamay noir with a wonderful character. Service was impeccable, and just the way we like it, present but never in your face. Thanks for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The staff was super friendly. We were able to sit out on thee patio which was perfect for a summer night. Ambience was pleasant, warm, and not too noisy. I ordered the risotto which although flavorful, was too hot for me to eat. It tasted like chili peppers, but not sure. The butter leaf salad was prepared lovely, but w/ way too much pepper. It was also difficult to eat. I would say in general they use an over abundance of salt and seasoning. The other entrees were good, but not so good that we have to return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place is wonderful. The food is one-of-a-kind and just amazing. The wine list was well thought-out and unique. Service was really slow, but the great atmosphere of the patio made up for it. We obviously say outside, but inside was great, too! Just awesome."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were four people and enjoyed the fact that while the restaurant was busy, it was quiet enough to converse. One of our appetizers was the herbed mushrooms, which were superb. All the food was tasty and well prepared and service was pleasant and attentive. Our only disappointment was that although lamb is considered a specialty and some of us had planned to order it, it was all gone by the time our order was taken. We had booked a relatively early reservation...6:15, and felt that this shouldn't have happened."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and quite reasonably priced, as was the wine. I loved the asparagus ravioli. There were some issues with my service, but the staff was apologetic about it and they were very friendly as they resolved it. It still made for a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was amazing. No doubt. But the waiter was blah and we felt rushed."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Every time we go to Portland we come here and it's never disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Tasty cocktails, delicious asparagas fritters, great service and all 4 of us enjoyed different entrees!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the meal. The cocktails were well made to start, and we shared the kale salad. For entrees, we had the trout and the salmon; both were well prepared and the accompaniments were delicious. We really liked the service as well."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This place continues to produce after a decade and more in business. Solid service and great, select and delicious menu. Fresh food. Vibrant, happy crowd in the nostalgic old farmhouse made it perfectly fine to drink off the great wine list and soak in the ambiance while we waited for our table. I've been a fan since you opened and I'm glad to see the spirit remains sweet and yet affordable. Thank you Farm."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This is the second time I have been to the Farm Cafe--this time as a special occasion for Father's Day. I love the ambience of this place--old houses that have been converted to restaurants always have a particular charm that makes for a very comfortable dining experience. Their food is so lovely and pairs flavors very nicely. The duck with fresh pea spaetzle was divine, the beet carpaccio salad and kale fennel salad were perfect, and the ramps pesto on the salmon is something I will have to try to recreate on my own. And of course the wine list is fantastic. I was sad we didn't leave room for dessert. The service was great even on such a busy weekend, and I will look forward to finding another occasion to visit the Farm Cafe."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Not an expansive menu, but you can't lose because the food is so delicious. Service is wonderful. Wine selection whiskey selection and beer selection are all great."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and I went for dinner for our Anniversary. It was our first time at the Farm Cafe and really enjoyed the experience and food. The Asparagus Ravioli was to die for as was the Sunken Chocolate Souffle with Coffee Ice Cream. The baked brie was excellent, and the french fries were some of the best I've had in Portland."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was well-prepared and delicious. We had trout, salmon, and lamb among us, and everyone seemed pleased."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The experience was a memorable one, with unique food combinations presented in a fresh and tasty way."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we went on our 21st anniversary. The food was terrific, excellent service and a very enjoyable evening. Great job!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "It is easy to drive right by the Farm Café if you are not careful. Wedged in a crowded area near the convention center the Farm Café offers great farm to table food with an outdoor option when the weather is good. We had the great fortune to have great weather and time to sneak away from a work event near Lloyd Center and had a great dinner of fresh wild King Salmon prepared medium rare with was excellent! Starters were so good we kept ordering them until we almost forgot to order dinner. Asparagus Fritters, Baked Brie and Deviled Eggs were all original and delicious. In the heart of the industrial District The Farm Café is a great place to visit."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Friendly service, delicious food, what more could you want? Everything is so fresh. The fish dishes are excellent. Hubby had the Idaho Trout and adored it. My salmon was spectacular - cooked just the way I like it. Don't miss the endive salad - the dressing is sublime. I would definitely recommend to my friends!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Weren't asked to sit outside-stuck inside to watch everyone waiting for a table, so no comment on the outdoor dining. The food delicious! Loved asparagus fritters, lamb and lemon raviolis-salmon mediocre. Totally rushed to gobble up two appetizers because our food arrived so quickly. Thought we had more time (10 min for Baked Brie). Loved the drinks when they finally arrived the second time. Although food was great and we'd come again--female staff was ridiculously rude to us. Especially the "Short, Blonde Bartender"and her dirty looks?!! What's up with her? While male staff were opposite--just 3 middle-aged women wanting good meal--no drama. Otherwise it was a good meal but because of the service disappointing."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Every time we come here, it's always really good! The options are not abundant, but anything you get is cooked to perfection and the flavors all come together nicely. The staff/servers are always super friendly and accommodating. We love coming here, it never disappoints! Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I'm not a restaurant reviewer and am only doing so because asked by Open Table, and feel that the Farm Café should receive the praise it deserves. I love the fact that the don't feel the need to add 'heat' to everything as in Cayenne, Habanero, Jalapeno, etc. They let the flavor of the food stand on its own, which not enough chefs, IMO, do these days. Our three appetizers and to entrees, Asparagus Ravioli and Idaho Trout were excellent. With all the vegetarian items and the way they prepared them, my wife said, "I'm in heaven!" The trout was prepared in such a way that the only thing left on my plate was a tail. It was excellent and we'll be back. If it's nice weather, eat in the courtyard. We'll wave at you!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • " Parking was no problem, as we arrived for our 5:30 pm reservations. The food service person had a friendly personalty and was very well informed about the food menu and the wine menu. She was able to answer our questions about portion size and what to expect from some of the dishes we had questions about. There were several food highlights during the evening, especially the pickled vegetable appetizer, the vegan Spring Vegetable Tamale, and the Clams and Fries. The Apple Rhubarb Crisp was a big hit, as was the baked brie with strawberries."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "None of the above fit our evening. On of our party was disappointed that the one of the regular dishes was not being served the night we were there."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The Farm Cafe is the best find while we hve been in the city! Here for six weeks for Mother's medical issues. She was able to find menu items that she could enjoy and I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday dinner! We will enjoy meals there until we return home to Seaside, and we continue to recommend the cafe with the pleasant staff."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant for the vegetarian options and were not disappointed. We had the vegetable tamale with black bean pure was so flavorful. For dessert we shared the apple rhubarb crisp and it was superb. Fun atmosphere and device was great."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food. I had never done outside seating here before; it was wonderful! The asparagus ravioli was wonderful and the apple rhubarb crisp is sooooo good! Normally we have Ramekin the Wizard. I missed her this time but the service is still good."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This was the one reservation we made when in Portland and it was worth it. The baked brie appetizer was excellent. My husband said 'this could be a dessert' and later we saw it on the dessert menu as well. He had the asparagus ravioli which he said was the best ravioli he ever had - and he's Italian and not a huge vegetable fan. I had the duck confit which was very good, and we shared the apple-rhubarb crisp with ice cream for dessert. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and ambiance. The perfect patio setting, it was quaint, and quiet. Loved everything about this place. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This is the place we always take our out of town guests because of the great food. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014