The Farm Cafe
The Farm Cafe

The Farm Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thefarmcafe.com/
  • Phone: 5037363276x
  • 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
145 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (108)neighborhood gem (87)great for outdoor dining (71)special occasion (62)romantic (49)notable wine list (26)good for groups (21)late-night find (9)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (9)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a joy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My friend and I recently had dinner here after reading rave reviews on Chowhound.com. We were not disappointed! It is such a pleasure to find a restaurant that lives up to the expectations. The watermelon salad and the fried trout were total standouts in our meal. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it all!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My fiance and I were visiting Portland over the weekend and she has celiac disease so we found this place had good gluten-free reviews and we tried it out. From entering this place was awesome. I don't do reviews so I won't be overly detailed. We both loved the entire experience. My food was outstanding(lamb meatballs). The staff, the setting, and the music were perfect. This is certainly hipster, but not overwhelmingly. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid choice, loved it.
    Globaldavidg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Portland in all of its farm to table goodness. Delicious food, professional and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and delicious food
    Jane
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was a birthday celebration for our daughter. The food was excellent. We had trout, lamb and goat cheese ravioli. All were cooked and presented to perfection. It was a bit dark in the restaurant and the menu is hard for some people to read-very small print. It is expensive but well worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Four of us sat on the patio on a beautiful summer evening. Ordered a selection of appetizers instead of entrees. All were excellent. Standouts included the endive stuffed with chevre, peaches, and blackberries, and the tomato plate. The quality of the produce was superb. Service was friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyable Meal
    Eater10000VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We started with cocktails, which were very well prepared. We started with an olive tapenade crostini that was really great; the crostini was toasted perfectly. For entrees, we had the trout and the tuna. Both were seasoned and cooked perfectly, plus the sides were paired nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Farm to Table
    Taipeifoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Were very accommodating when I increased the size of our party from 5 to 8. Food was good and service very warm and efficient. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generally not worth the $$
    PACwoman
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been to the Farm Cafe a few times, my first couple visits were pretty good. This time I reserved a table for 6. We started with a drink at the bar while the rest of our party arrived, the bartender was polite, but a little lackluster and non-engaging. When we were seated, the table they set up for us was right by the front door and one of the party members was hit in the back with the door a few times. The waitress was sub-par and it took a while for anything to happen. When we mentioned that the roasted hazelnuts description on the menu did not include the important note of Tabasco, we received a bit of an attitude. She did take it off of our tab, begrudgingly. The food was average, not worth the money. We won't be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect Choice!
    rchunter
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were visiting from the SF Bay area and wanted a place to meet up with a group of our Portland friends. I reserved this restaurant for a party of 10 originally, then later expanded it to 16. upon our arrival, the staff was very attentive and accommodating. they set up two parallel tables, each with 8 place settings. they were very friendly and made us feel like we were friends visiting their home. i wish i could remember our servers' name, because she was fantastic! everything about this restaurant was five stars in our opinion. did i mention the food??! it was EXCELLENT! all dishes were cooked to perfection and we tried numerous entrees and appetizers. no doubt that our next visit to Portland will include a dinner at The Farm Cafe!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    batgirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was delicious except for the watermelon salad because we did not care for the New Zealand spinach - really thick,chewy and strong tasting. But from cocktails to dessert everything else was perfect. Loved the whole experience and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lucky find!
    givemeatmosphere
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place while looking around the neighborhood where we were staying. Luckily, they were able to get us in for dinner at an outdoor table. We sat under an adorable little tree at the most romantic little table. All the people in the back garden seemed to be as happy as we were. Amazing food -- corn gnocchi was to die for! And they had tons of local wines -- all were delicious. We went back on our last day to grab a quick bite before heading to the airport. In a city of amazing food, Farm Cafe is really worth visiting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally- kids allowed at happy hour
    Portlandwithkids
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    First, this I'd not a place for kids, no kids menu, but the staff were great with coming up with alternatives for them. My meal (goat cheese ravioli) was fantastic. Interesting happy hour appys and cocktails. Dinner portions are small but affordable and interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Vegetarian Food!
    Judy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I wanted to treat a vegetarian friend to a gourmet meal, and the Farm Café gave us just the kind of creative and superbly cooked dishes we wanted. It all started with the mushrooms and herb appetizer, which was beyond good -- such interesting flavors that each bite was an experience. It continued with beet salad with goat cheese and butter lettuce salad with blue cheese before moving on to interesting preparations of seared tuna and goat cheese ravioli. The service was great. When one of our entrees was late, the restaurant took the dish off our bill. The ambience was also great -- homey and fancy at the same time, in a very old Victorian house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to table
    BunnyHop
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Simple, yet innovative food. Delicious, fresh and creative. Great location near rose garden and convention center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful patio for late summer
    SEHJ
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Farm Cafe. The outdoor patio was especially lovely once the outdoor lights were turned on. I recommend the corn gnocchi and the Joc-a-mo, a chartreuse-based cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As always the food and service at The Farm were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DHOL
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a group of nine, assembled for a reunion, and were very happy with the choice. We'd dined there as a group a couple of years ago, and that had gone well. Once again, The Farm was ready for our arrival and served us well, and the food was excellent. It was a great choice. Highly recommend ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Farm Cafe
    bunny
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The atmosphere was informal and casual where people could bring young children to dine in the outdoor patio area, it was a perfect evening to enjoy dinner at the Farm Café. The menu is limited but a few choices were outstanding which included the fries and clam and zucchini fritters as appetizers and the trout for the main entre was delicious. There is very limited parking (5) but parking in the neighborhood is not a problem if you dine early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an amazing meal
    Pelegfn
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I dined on the patio with a friend. The ambience was wonderful. Nicely spaced tables, perfect amount of lighting. Wonderful al fresco feel. The food was delicious. Kale and fennel salad. Wonderful. Goat cheese ravioli. Amazing. Chocolate soufflé. Best dessert I've ever had. The staff was very welcoming and efficient. We were not rushed and nor did the service languish. This was a perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to PDX
    wykydkytten
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Farm was recommended by a Portlander - what a wonderful suggestion! We had an amazing dinner with excellent service. It was a warm summer night, so we sat outside on the back patio. We will definitely go back when we next visit Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food gets an "A-for Effort" but...
    Popso
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful interior, wonderful ambience, and mouth-watering menu. Only problem is the menu items sound perfect on paper, but actual execution was underwhelming. Everything we ordered sounded tastier than it turned out to be. Service was casual and unobtrusive almost to the point of feeling indifferent and entrees took quite a while to arrive. We were seated at 6:15, had to rush hurry to get our check by 7:15, with gap of 45 minutes from ordering to entree delivery (30 minutes post-salad).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Bringing Visitors
    KacyRod
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have brought two sets of friends visiting from out of state, and Farm has not disappointed. Great place to taste the flavor of local, seasonal, Pacific-Northwest style cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just A Great Place
    Jules
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Dinner on a Thursday night; servers, food, atmosphere, top notch. Trout and ratatouille great taste and presentation, killer hazelnuts. Wine specials a hit. Easy to get to, folks, just jump on that streetcar and dare to walk all of 3 blocks. Oh, and follow up over the road at the Burnside Brewery. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really wanted to like this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My wife and I found our food to be too salty. Maybe it's just our taste since we rarely put salt on our food. But 2 out of the three dishes we ordered were a bit salty for our preference. Maybe the chef had an off-night so if we are in town again, I may give Farm another shot.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST
    Frenchie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I forgot how great this little gem was. it has been in Portland fora while and the menu has not changed because it is amazing!!!! The raviolis are still out of this world as well as the mushrooms appetizer and the lamb and pasta. Of course, the chocolate soufflé is a must! outdoor sitting awesome on Summer night. really, you don't get much better! And the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummy
    Yumme
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    All in all I was pleased. The food was good, the servers were ever present, maybe too much, but then when I asked for salt I never got it. Love the local menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm in the City
    hattiegVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were at the Farm Cafe in 2009 and were impressed by the imaginative use of seasonal local ingredients. Farm Cafe continues to impress. Food was great as was the service. We especially enjoyed the baked brie with local berries and the trout entree. The restaurant was somewhat lacking in ambience. Like many Portland restaurants it is in an old house an is a bit run-down. We were near the entrance so the decibel level was high. We'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LMBsouthwest
    LMBsouthwest
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raspberry Sorbet!
    HB2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour dinner
    WholeFoodVegan
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Helium Comedy Club Pre-Game
    slowspud
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • focus on local
    Early
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True farm to table experience!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We tried many restaurants in the Portland, Vancouver area. Farm Cafe and one other restaurant were great in all aspects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.