The Farm Cafe
The Farm Cafe

The Farm Cafe

  • 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: American, Northwest
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
The Farm Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (111)neighborhood gem (71)great for outdoor dining (58)romantic (58)special occasion (52)notable wine list (31)good for groups (26)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (6)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Clearly a bad day for our server....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Overall we had a good time b/c we were engaging in lively conversation. However, it took a long time, 10 minutes at least, to have any sort of server appear at our table and when she did she was clearly not a happy camper. Not engaging, seemed annoyed and was a bit curt. We were trying to " kill her with kindness" b/c everybody has bad days now and then. My husband & I have been to the restaurant several times, but brought new to Portland friends, first time to the Farm, and it set a tone that prevailed from our server throughout the evening. We didn't make weird requests, we're in our 60's and know how to behave and be kind, but only at the VERY end did she lighten up a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm Cafe has the best deviled eggs EVER!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Ever moment we spent at Farm Cafe was great. They seated us in the bar right away to wait for our table. Then we liked the bar table so much, we decided to stay and have dinner in the bar with our party of four. The food was fresh and yummy and the deviled eggs appetizer was really good! The drinks were unique and interesting. All-in, this was a hit for our entire group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Accidental Find
    CasualFoodies
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We found the Farm Cafe by accident when trying to decide where to go for dinner on a rare evening without our son. We've now been back twice more, bringing more and more of our family to this delicious gem of a restaurant. Such a wonderful place to eat locally sourced foods; salmon, leg of lamb, potato gnocchi (sp), duck breast, and pan seared trout, just to name a few. All of them so delicious and their warm brie and fruit compote appetizer/dessert is a must have item! Seriously!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service. great food
    SisterMaryMargaret
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Very friendly service. Great place to meet friends for dinner. We were not rushed at all. Highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food and service at the Farm cafe was terrific. My only complaint is that the gnocchi was a little on the salty side. Definitely delicious, but unnecessarily salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a solid choice
    AllisonG
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Good food and service per usual. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS PLACE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Second time here and I can't say enough good stuff! The staff is top notch - from the host to the bartender to the waitress. Everyone pitches in and its a team effort. The food is fantastic. Baked brie app is to die for. We had the veggie burger (best I ever had) and the quinoa crusted risotto cakes and shared. The wine selection is amazing. I had a favorite last time I went - Evesham Wood from OR and they unfortunately were out this time. The bartender recommended another at the same price point that we loved as well. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambiance
    lbrown
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We love sitting in the bar area. Food is incredible. Wish they had more vegan options than they do, but they have 1-2 so that's okay. Our service was really great as well, which topped off the whole evening. A good happy hour too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Deb49RoyVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Would definitely return. Trout was crispy outside, tender inside--something I don't take the trouble to make at home, but now maybe I will. Maybe a little too much salt?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My third visit, probably my last.
    urbanefarmer
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    On both previous occasions I'd eaten here, the food was excellent. It's been a couple of years and they seem to have taken their toll. The menu was unimaginative, the service merely adequate, the carafe wines undrinkable (I sent back two, something I rarely do, before giving up on the carafes and ordering a mid-range bottle of zinfandel that - not surprisingly - was mediocre), and my main fish dish so over-salted it was barely edible. It's doubtful I'll be returning anytime soon. There's so much great food in Portland. Don't waste your time/money at The Farm Cafe.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    vttopdx
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I've been to The Farm several times and was very disappointed with our most recent experience. The staff were not friendly, which is fairly consistent with my other experiences. Our server seemed annoyed by basic questions we were asking about wine pairings and the food. I ordered butternut squash ravioli in a brown butter sauce. The meals of the others are my table were delivered and I was told that the kitchen was plating mine. It was delivered 5-10 minutes later in a sauce with a pink tinge to it, which tasted heavily of wine, making it clear that they had rushed the meal and didn't allow sufficient time to burn off the sherry, likely because the kitchen failed to make it or my serve failed to order it along with the others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great taste and lovely presentation
    AllAboutFood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had early reservations and enjoyed a window seat in this repurposed old home. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the food arrived quickly and was as beautiful as it was delicious. We started with the Parsnip/apple soup which was smooth and delicious, then split the Roasted beet salad which was a nice combination of colors and flavors. The Quinoa crusted risotto cakes were a nice surprise... the quinoa being uncooked and wonderfully crunchy. I would happily return to this restaurant and try something new.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best ever
    passthrufire
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I love this place. Lots of vegetarian entrees and sides, really well done food. Beet salad was the best, but the butternut squash ravioli was also great. My fiance complained that the burger was a little mushy but he still liked the flavor. Prompt service considering the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Lousy Service
    jwalker720
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We tried several items on the menu: 2 different red wine carafes, 3 small plates, 2 salads, 2 entrees and dessert. We were there from California celebrating my wife's birthday and were spending decent money. We had reservations for 6:30. I note this because the restaurant knew we had put some thought into eating there, we didn't just roll in off the street looking to stuff our pie holes. Our server, not once, asked if we were enjoying our food. We were not offered any bread and after I asked for some and commented on how we were not offered any, there were no apologies. I put a birthday candle in my wife's dessert and quietly sang happy birthday to her and no one bothered to say happy birthday to her. Just rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant meal
    traveltoeat
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The appetizers, we had three, were excellent. I would give a seven for the Gnocchi. The Ravioli was an eight, wished that I had ordered that. The Veggie burger was about a one on the one to ten scale, way too salty. Couldn't really comment on the taste, it was overwhelming salt. The waitress brought the check, didn't offer desert, so can not comment . I would go back maybe just a glitch. I would score the entire meal an excellent, but the Veggie Burger dragged down the average
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic, Cozy, and Good Food
    heathers24
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Farm Cafe is known for its cozy, romantic atmosphere, and for a date, or a night in Portland, I'd recommend it. The food was good. We enjoyed the gruyere fritters, which were fluffy and light. My veggie burger was good but overpowered by a surprisingly strong mustard, which prevented me from tasting any other part of the burger, but it was fine. It was served on exceptional bakery bread: light, chewy, and wonderful! I loved the butter lettuce salad it came with, though it surprisingly didn't have anything in it but lettuce. My partner's trout was beautifully-cooked. We didn't order dessert, but it looked very good! Service was attentive. It was a good overall experience. The baked brie is always excellent, though we didn't get it this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost 5 stars!
    HonestDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had been wanting to try this place for a while and I was not let down! It is a cool vibe when you enter and feel like you are entering someone's home. The only draw back was that we waited for about 5 minutes before we anyone greeted our group. That would be the biggest complaint is the disjointed service. The meal made up for any lack of service. The autumnal oriented menu was a wonderful experience and very thoughtfully executed. There is a strong compassion for the food which is a reason why I will prioritize the Farm Cafe as one of my go to places w/ family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portland-esque
    AndyM
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Farm House is a great little upscale Portland-esque dining spot. The chicken and gnocchi was AMAZINGLY GOOD!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go Again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our friends had been here before and loved it, so did we. Good fresh food nicely presented, prepared and seasoned. One of our party has a hearing problem and the music was too loud for conversation so they turned the speaker above our table down. The fans were on and near the window it was cold on a rainy day. They turned off a fan and it warmed up. One in our party could not eat dairy and asked for another dressing on his salad. His salad came overdressed. We loved the halibut and the yummy array of veggies that came with it. The Lamb Shep. pie was outstanding. I thanked your MD for accommodating us as I noticed raised eyebrows, and he thanked us, though busy with a full house on Friday night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Always love the food, especially the Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a bit mixed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went to Farm Cafe (had been there before) and it was a bit of a mixed bag. Good service but one dish (duck confit) came out too salty to eat, and the Idaho pan-fried trout was more deep-fried than pan-fried. But overall pretty good, we'd go back again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some Missteps in the Culinary Area
    food4thought
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Trout was extremely oversalted, and mushrooms were lacking originality as they were simply button mushrooms in a seasoned butter sauce served with bread. Service was good; however, plates were being removed before finished. Should always ask before removing plates and glasses from table.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Leelee
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Recently celebrated a milestone birthday at the Farm. Everything was incredibly tasty and fresh! Wish I could have tried a bit of everything! The sunken chocolate soufflé is the best ending to any meal that I can think of:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Meal
    MarvinandAbby
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The menu selections are varied and extensive for both food and wine. We started with the Clams and Fries along with the Sautéed Mushrooms with Herbs. Both were great. For our Entrees we had the Lamb Meatballs and Duck Breast. Both were perfectly done and delicious. It all could not have been better! And the service was extremely good and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I keep returning
    Bert
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I love this place. It's non pretentious, friendly, and comfortable. The food is fantastic, the service great. I will keep returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    BostonChris
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a group of 7 and ordered a bunch of apps to start. Everything was fantastic. I wanted to get more bread to be able to sop up the delicious juice from the clam fries. But I wisely saved space for the duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Yummy
    kristin
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    the food was very very good. The Goat Cheese Ravioli was a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice for casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took friends from out of town here for a quick meal. The menu has changed somewhat from when we were there a few years ago, and it's nice to have non-vegetarian options as well. The wine selection was impressive and our server was attentive without hovering. Portions aren't overly large though, so be aware than that $15 entree might not entirely fill you up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pure delight
    mitri
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    fine food, good people, great service. fresh organic, and best of all culinary. not a typical bland while healthy fare but actually spiced and flavorful. cudo's to the chef and all involved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot in inner southeast
    NativeOregonian
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We arrived at 6, just in time to order drinks and appetizers from the hapy hour menu, but it's best to come earlier for that. The restaurant was quiet and mostly empty at that hour but by the time we left it was quite full, and on a Monday evening! I chose The Farm because it came up on a list of vegan/vegetarian restaurants but it is not exclusively so. Among the entrees we ordered was a lamb dish and the trout. You can find vegetarian choices as well. We ordered and shared two salads between two couples, both tasty and interesting. Service was good, attentive but not annoying. We had questions for the waitperson and they were answered well. The noise level never made conversation difficult. All in all a pleasant and satisfying experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm fantastic
    WholeFoodVegan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have been to the farm off and on over the years. I always loved the food. So fresh with amazing tastes. They must have some special sous chef I have eaten there with people from out of town and again we went there last weekend. Our friends are meat eaters. I was thinking the farm served everything. Well, it was a great meal. Our friends had the clams and were eating and drinking my appetizers and wine. We loved all the food. It is served so beautifully. The beets with greens and goat cheese, the sautéed mushrooms and heirloom tomatoes as well as the bread were so scrumptious. Oh and pear dessert!!! We sat outside on a lovely evening. We heard the local bar music but it was fine. Now its fall...inside is cosy and warm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Period
    FoodFan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We are selective diners who moved from California to the Seattle area recently. We made a few road trips through Portland during the move and found Farm Café based on great online ratings. We have been consistently pleased with the food and now go out of our way to dine there whenever we are in Portland. There are a lot of restaurants offering "farm to table" fare, but this is one of the few on the Pacific Coast that REALLY brings the best ingredients to the table consistently and complements them simply to showcase the great ingredients. Preparation and execution are always spot on. This delightfully simple food is what started the trend at great restaurants like Chez Panisse many years ago. Farm Café carries the tradition!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best service ever
    blakealison
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The waitress who served us, Cassie, was so friendly and charming and the food came promptly and it all so delicious, even the drinks we ordered were amazing. Lovely experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Damian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our group of six came from California and had made a reservation. we arrived minutes after our time and the host had held a great spot outside for us. We shared bites and of each others meals and were impressed by each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Glad someone recommended this fabulous neighborhood victorian home restaurant with fresh, amazing, LOCAL foods...salmon was out of this world and the polenta --simply wonderful---great appetizers --all homemade --even the rosemary crackers. Deviled eggs divine. A Definite return. It is a quiet even with the background music and although we were seated in the front room --peeked at the bar and patio and can't wait to try those as well. Parking is on street but found a place one block away and yes they have a bike rack as well. Very hip and good vib and romantic. It was a hot day and they had A/C on for those of us inside which was a plus as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KBIdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our table for five was ready for us in the garden when we arrived. The server was attentive, knowledgeable and paced each entrée so smoothly that the entire meal was seamless. Each of us found that the flavors of our dinner choices were remarkable. We will certainly be recommending The Farm Cafe and will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    hbeachmomVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had an 8 pm reservation for 4 people. When we arrived we were told we could wait for an outdoor table or sit right away in an odd spot between the entry and the kitchen. We were hungry so we sat right away. The service was odd. I'm not sure if we had a waiter or just the host was trying to help out. We were rarely checked on to see if we needed anything. A bit odd, but the food was good. Disappointing but I would give them another chance.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was delicious
    Anniversary13
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife & I chose this place to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. The place was very warm & inviting! The service was horrible!!! We waited for 25 minutes for Any acknowledgment at all. No polite conversation. We were ignored. The check was another 25 minute wait. We felt slighted and disrespected. I hope this changes so other people can have an enjoyable experience at this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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  • never fails to please
    food1e
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We have been going to the Farm since they opened. We wish they gave frequent flyer credits
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING!
    bananamonkey
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Looking at pictures online I didn't have high expectations, but we decided to give it a try. I am SO glad we did - the food was truly amazing. Fresh and delicious and SO tasty! Unique combinations of flavors I have never experienced, and all in a very eye-appealing presentation. I can't wait until I visit Portland again so I can go back to the Farm Cafe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet