The Farm Cafe
Awesome placeMe and my wife loved this place. Great combination of ingredients brilliant execution of common plates. And the place is not expensive.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousAll 6 of us dining together were 100% pleased with our meals. The most challenging aspect of dining at The Farm Cafe' is deciding what to order. Many wonderful options for the vegetarian diner as well!
The only criticism is that there were no organic wine without sulfate options available which seemed odd.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM"I'll Be Back..."I came here on a first date. My friend Patrick typically runs the bar, so I'd heard about it's atmosphere and selection ahead of time. Despite him being out of town, I decided to try it anyway. At first glance from the outside, it looks like its namesake, an old farm house in the middle of one of the busiest parts of the city. Once inside, there is a very classy yet casual setting. We chose to sit outside on the patio and were able to have conversation without feeling as though we were talking over anyone. Our server was amazing despite us taking 20 minutes of conversation before even cracking the menus. The food was wonderful, the beer and wine selections were quite tasty, and we both left saying we would definitely return.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesAs much as we like to try new places when we come to town for dinner, we always fall back on The Farm Cafe for any special occasions. Great food, excellent wine and beer list, casual but friendly and efficient service, and a relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMServer Rocked!I found the food to be over priced for the portions. There weren't a large selection of menu items. We did select a nice array of menu items to sample and the food was very good. We were there celebrating my daughter's graduation from nursing school and the server brought us complimentary champagne which saved the experience for me. It didn't help I had just been to Riverview and found the restaurant to be fabulous with regards to price, menu items, portions, and ambience.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDate NightMade for a great Momday date night! Place was hoppin at 8pm!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellentOne of my go-to spots in Portland. An ever-rotating menu, fresh ingredients (straight from their farm), ample vegetarian options and an all-around crowd pleaser.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful time at Farm CafeMy husband and I had a great meal at Farm Cafe the other night. Just moved into town and exploring new places. The trout was so delicious and the Samon with polenta was also fantastic. I highly recomend the choclate soufle, rich and choclatey.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNice to be back!It had been some years since going to the Farm Cafe.
I always loved the food, but it became hard to get a table - so, happy to see the option to book on Open Table.
Brought a vegetarian friend who had never been before & we had a lovely time. Food is still prepared w/ care and made from very high quality seasonal, local ingredients.
The highlights were the trout, as well as the asparagus ravioli - not to mention the lovely wine from Chehalem vineyards.
Service is friendly and low key.
Can't wait to go back and try out the outdoor dining space as a more low key option.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Farm deliversOur meal was wonderful. The trout and rock fish were delicious.
Only small downfalls were the asparagus fritters needed more asparagus
and the fried spetzel needed more flavor, maybe using orzo instead mixed
with some vegies.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always!!Thanks for everything!! We were without kids for the night and decided to sneak off to your place. One of our all-time favorites!! I really LOVE the Beet Carpaccio!! A beet salad where beets are main ingredient. Not sure why everyone hasn't figured that out. THANKS! THANKS!! THANKS!!!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place for Out of Town Guests!Lovely place to take the out of town guests. Food is excellent, always fresh and delicious with a sense of conscience. Noise level is adequate for conversation.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgreatmy wife and I enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend the restaurant to everyone. The food was exceptional. My wife had the gnocchi and it melted in your mouth..wonderful. My lamb was very good.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciouuuus!I had the clams for an appetizer and the lamb entree. Both were absolutely perfect. The clams included fennel, an ingredient I wouldn't have imagined adding, but worked flawlessly. Service and food were both fantastic.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!We went for my first Mother's Day celebration, so we made reservations. The table was already set up for us including the high chair for the baby. We had the lamb (which was braised lamb shoulder that day), the veggie burger (as seen on Food Network), the asparagus ravioli, and the duck confit as an appetizer. The entrees were amazing, we all loved it! The duck confit was just okay. I've not had duck confit at other places so it might have been exceptional comparatively, I have no way of knowing. My 10 mo old baby loved the duck. It was the perfect texture for him to easily eat it without teeth. So overall we thought it was a win! Would definitely go again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMReally happy with the menuReally happy with the menu options and presentations. Asparagus fritter special was great. Clam appetizer was really good. Our entrees very good. Salmon and trout delicious. The duck confit was incredible. The portion was really nice! Good service. Our waitress very cool. Place and atmosphere excellent.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the vegetarian and veganLove the vegetarian and vegan selections! The ambiance is wonderful.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is amazing,The food here is amazing, but it is Portland and you'll need to deal with that.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDon wrightI had my first date here. I scored a zillion points and I have you to thank. We laughed when you jovial staff kept kidding me about the last spoonful of delicious soup which I hadn't finished...it was too good to finish! Really a 10! We'll definitely "Like" you.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and patientExcellent food and patient waiters. We took our time ordering and then shared much of the food...ooh did you taste that... Wonderful experience for daughter's birthday. There were several little people (babies) there and they were well tolerated by staff and other patrons.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was wonderful NW cuisine,Food was wonderful NW cuisine, trout and nettle ravioli were exceptional! The restaurant was pretty busy, surprising for a Wednesday evening, and although we had reservations were not sure we would be seated on time. We were seated immediately and although there was a lot of activity including a large group in one of the rooms somehow the acoustics and locations of tables allowed us to easily converse and hear each other in spite of the many other patrons. Wine list was good, dessert was awesome! they have a large outdoor seating area which we plan to visit when it becomes warmer. Overall a great experience will definitely return!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood locally grown food, justGood locally grown food, just make sure you have a reservation as they fill up fast!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food! Our table ofAmazing Food! Our table of four ordered three different dishes and each was equally amazing! Dinner prices were great too, as usual if you don't get drinks it is a fabulous meal for a very reasonable cost.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI had one of the best restarauntI had one of the best restaraunt experiences I've had in a long time. I went with a group of girls for a birthday dinner and we all loved the food. Between us all, we had the gnocchi, the veggie burger, the trout, & the rabbit stew...I tried bites of them all and they were all superb. Also tried the spicy hazelnuts and pickle plate...delicious as well. The atmosphere was nice and they accomodated us well, despite their kind of smaller dining area (which makes it intimate if you were just going on a date). And above all, I want to rave about the service...that is what made our experience so great. The service was above outstanding...which is refreshing these days. I would highly recommend!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food. Mind blowing.Amazing food. Mind blowing. Our server, Venice was so awesome.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Farm has become a greatThe Farm has become a great staple for me. The food never disappoints! While we were teated well and never went without anything, I do wish our waiter would have been a little more knowledgable and engaging, yet he was friendly and did not take away from our experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh Real Food- relaxed atmosphereWonderful fresh food at reasonable prices. We sat outside on a perfect 70 degree day. I had the lamb chops , which were cooked ( grilled to perfection) and kale salad. My husband had the lamb sausage cabbage roll - all freshly cooked ingredients made it one of the best cabbage rolls ever. Relaxed atmosphere but could also be a great date night out - that's what we did.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLived Up to my Expectations!The Farm Cafe has been on my list of restaurants to go to for quite some time, and I have to say it was worth the wait! Loved the casual but classy atmosphere and the fact that we got to sit outside on the patio. Interesting cocktail menu and a diverse wine list - got to love that! As for the food, I had to try the veggie burger and was not disappointed. So wonderfully delicious and the fries were some of the best I've ever had! My husband had the lamb special and was pleased with his meal as well. This will definitely be a new place to put on our dining out rotation!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere have I been?!?!The building, decor, cocktail list, service, food, and prices where all great! I just couldn't believe you guys have been around since 2003 and I hadn't found you yet!! Well done!! Fantastic! Great dining experience!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service....the waitress'sGreat service....the waitress's recommendations for drinks and dinner were spot on. A little dark, but the atmosphere was pleasant. The drinks were creative and potent! Fun evening3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad we discovered this restaurant.Glad we discovered this restaurant. Excellent. Will return.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMUST TRY!We were extremely pleased with the experience at the Farm Cafe! The food was outstanding, and the selection was excellent. Even though it is a vegetarian-centric menu, the omnivore options created a nice balance, and we all enjoyed our selections. We will definitely go again!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but wanted moreThe food was great but a little expensive. There were three of us and two of the three dishes seemed like good portions, but I ordered paella. It was more like jambalaya than paella but it was delicious but the portion was way to small for the cost. I was not full and I am only a 5 foot five male and only slightly overweight. Also, I think that the restaurant should serve fresh rolls or bread with olive oil. Most restaurants in this price range do this. At this price, I would only eat here on special occasions - this was our wedding anniversary.
I did appreciate that I received an email reminder about my reservation. Thee service was fine and efficient but not that personal.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite place to eat in PDXThe Farm Cafe menu offers a variety of excellent vegetable dishes. I have been to The Farm Cafe 4 times in the two years I've lived in Portland and each time, enjoyed everything I've ordered. The food service has, in my experience, been quite fast. The venue is fine for a group of 4 or 5 or smaller. It's good for intimate conversation. The bar and outdoor eating area in the back is beautiful. The atmostphere is cozy. The service is fine. They tend to you kindly and appropriately.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great find! We'reThis was a great find! We're new to Portland and were pleased by how the Farm Cafe sources its food locally and had good flavors and unique plates. We had the cheese plate (would have liked a few cheeses rather than just one, but it was good), the lamb (amazing!), and the trout (very good). We finished with the souffle served with coffee ice cream-- yum. Great flavors, great decor, and a wonderful date night!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Farm never disappointsThe Farm never disappoints me when I go. The food is of high quality, which is reflected in the taste and thoughtful presentation. Being in an old Victorian house makes for an endearing and comfortable space. More than once, I have envisioned living there! The house is that fantastic. Because it is a house, space is limited but making reservations is so easy. The limited space makes for a more attentive wait staff, as well.
Recommended to everyone that wants good food and can trust comes from a good place.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband, daughter, son-in-lawMy husband, daughter, son-in-law and I were very pleased with our dining experience. We were immediately seated upon arriving. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Our food arrived promptly and hot. I ordered the fish special, and the fish was done to perfection. The others also thought their meals were great. We all look forward to a future visit.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM