The Painted Lady
The Painted Lady

The Painted Lady

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thepaintedladyrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (503) 538-3850
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Allen Routt
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offering our fine dining experience by Chef Routt at a multitude of venues.
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire restaurant may be reserved for private events, seating up to 35 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Bagley 5035383850x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot is also available less than 1/2 block from the restaurant.
A word from The Painted Lady
Oregon's only AAA four diamond and Forbes four star restaurant, The Painted Lady in Newberg offers two tasting menus nightly celebrating the products of their local neighbors- Oregon's world class ranchers, farmers and vintners. Inspired by the grand tradition of restoring Victorian homes across America, the restaurant uses classic culinary techniques to create a stunning modern menu. With timeless grace and a contemporary palate, The Painted Lady is more than a restaurant, it is an experience to remember.
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The Painted Lady reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)fit for foodies (88)romantic (84)notable wine list (73)neighborhood gem (24)great for outdoor dining (16)hot spot (6)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Very Good…But slightly undershot the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    New to Oregon. Came expecting something French-Laundry-ish, albeit scaled down for price and for less exotic or over-the-top ingredients. Service was excellent throughout. Gnocchi / truffles was the standout, and certainly on a par with most any gastronomic delight. Beef 2-ways was tender and delectable, but sauces didn't really enhance the already-wonderful meat cuts. Most everything else was quite good, but not totally memorable. The artisan cheese+endive course didn't work at all as wrap-up-the-savory course: flavors not balanced and cheese far too weak to offset endive bitterness. For $85 (tasting course) + wine (delicious and $reasonable bottles are on offer) the price seems OK. Still, it's worth a visit and certainly gives hope that Oregon Wine Country might aspire to the "gastronomic heavens" you can find in Burgundy, Piemonte, and arguably even in Napa these days. PNW wines were fantastic (esp. Trisaetum Riesling!). Looking forward to improvement next time we go (maybe in 12 months?).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable Dinner
    GratefulGullet
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This was the fourth or fifth time dining here and it is always an incredible experience. Probably the most creative eating I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Every plate conjures up a Wow from each of us. Partake of the wine pairing to make it even more spectacular. Our servers each shared their extensive knowledge of the food, the wine and the source of both, most, if not all, local. While it is a special dining experience, don't necessarily wait for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Painted Lady~
    GloriaHathor
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Painted Lady is always a wonderful experience. My husband and I have gone three different times and taken different people each time~It has always been wonderful~Great for a nice fine dining experience~and special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only one complaint, they serve farmed salmon!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I am from the greater Seattle area and admit to being a bit of a Salmon snob... I love fresh King but a nice Sockeye will do as well, I NEVER eat farm raise pellet fed Salmon. I was shocked that this "high end" and expensive restaurant served farmed Salmon. When I asked about their Salmon and was informed that it was not wild but not really farmed... really? Well, they claim that the fish are in very large enclosures in the "ocean" near Vancouver BC. Much different than "pen raised" fish they said, Baloney! When I asked if the fish were pellet fed, they claimed ignorance and suggested that the fish ate the normal diet of ocean prey. I can't imagine that a Salmon could be raised in an enclosure and not be fed Salmon Chow (color added?). The taste of the fish they served was nonexistent and my wife did not finish half of it... Everything else served was very good though, and some of it was absolutely fabulous.... so, I would still recommend this restaurant (just don't order the Salmon)..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining perfection
    yummy2
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Beautiful experience. We had a bonafide foodie with us—Diane Morgan, author of the James Beard award-winning cookbook ROOTS—and she was as impressed as the bonafide non-foodies at our table (she had been once before, many years ago). It was a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Troyers
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was an amazing evening, with fabulous food and wine, and the service was rediculously amazing !!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating another decade
    Corvalliscalling
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    As a couple the Painted Lady was recommended to us by friends who had dined here before. I appreciated the reminder call asking if we had food allergies and confirming our reservation. The location was easy to find and our table was ready at the time we expected. We chose the wine paring with the courses and found all but one selection a perfect match. The food was outstanding and I now know what is meant by "marrying flavors". We never felt rushed and were allowed to experience the evening at our own pace. We very much appreciated the casual but not intrusive conversation with Matthew, our attendant and the very thoughtful sharing of dinner information. We were prepared for the price of the evening and felt it fit the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    LovefoodVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I can’t say enough about how great the food was. It was as good or better than the French Laundry. The service was friendly, as well as very knowledgeable. If you are anywhere near you should eat at the Painted Lady.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Somewhat set menu each night, but with multiple interesting courses, of high quality, nicely sized, and properly served. Pleasant Victorian ambiance, quiet, and with soft background music. Plenty of space between tables and never a feeling of being rushed. Dinner with wine is not inexpensive, but it is an unique place to have a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Must experience this highly rated restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    foreverfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Every entree was special - beautifully prepared with unusual combinations and delicious all the way. We are from San Francisco and will be back on our next visit to Portland!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sliceoflife
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was very good and the service was exceptional, but it wasn't clear (up front) that this was such a limited menu. There was one general dinner plan of about 8 courses, all presented sequentially and with great finesse and care that we truly were ready to proceed with the next course. Each patron had 5 of the same courses and then for the three other courses, each patron had a choice of either this or that.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    Phyl
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Have dined here at least 10 times for special occasions. The restaurant has gone exclusively to a single fixed menu of seven courses (with some choices). Diners may also choose to accompany each offering with a wine pairing. This is no longer a place where diners can enjoy a 2 or 3 course meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    DRandDR
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The Painted Lady raises the bar for fine dining! The whole experience...from the attentive service to the magnificent and many courses that are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat, is impeccable. A world of flavours in each little dish! Thank you for a magical ending to our honeymoon. It was perfect!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • frogpond6
    frogpond6
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    a wonderful evening.....the food was out of this world good....the service was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie54
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Best meal I have ever had, compared to restaurants in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami. Boston, France, England, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Wine country gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The Painted Lady should be reserved for a special treat or just a wonderful meal to finish off a day of wine tasting in Newberg. The tasting menu has food that is creatively prepared and offers three choices within a well structured and balanced meal. I would choose to eat here every time I am in the Willamette Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    WineloverVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Wonderful tasting menu beatifully prepared. Wine pairings complimented each course. The service was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    All courses perfect! Wine pairings excellent! One of the best meals we have ever experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An outstanding dining experience
    winecollector
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Loved the format and food presentations for a special occasion. I enjoyed the wine pairings tremendously! Would not want to eat this way often, but for the once or twice a year special occasion, it is quite wonderful and unique!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best keeps getting better!
    BeaverNation
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We've been here several times for special occasions. The food is amazing. The service impeccable. They treat u like u are their only table. I'd recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    too much food. we had to ask the server to stop brining to food. feels wasteful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a recommendation
    Goodtime
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Friends recommended Painted Lady to us and we are so grateful. We had mentioned my Celiac Disease when we made the reservation. Without a word being said in person they presented the first bites for while we looked over the menu and the waiter immediately said that here was no gluten. I felt totally safe. The food was amazing and the attention to detail was also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exceptional Service-Hit & Miss Food
    Mossimo
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great service. Beautiful room. Some courses exceptional - flavors intense. Others, e.g. beef entree, average - nothing special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    PLB1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was my first time to the Painted Lady and it was everything I had hoped it would be. Great food, great wine, and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations exceeded!
    JanetEastman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had read the reviews and media praise and expected a lot and the chef and his team delivered. Drew was a knowledgable, fun waiter. Each course was a delightful surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary dining experience
    delmardiner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Painted Lady is a gem with impeccable service and complex dishes. Each course was explained well by the staff and well spaced. They made accommodation by substituting different ingredients for fish and explained those as well. What a delight to have a quiet, elegant meal! Although this is an expensive "special occasion" restaurant, it is worth the splurge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Per Se of Newberg
    wellpleased
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant reminded us of Per Se in New York City. The food was exceptional and the service matched the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dining Experience
    Jeanandrich
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If you're into fine dining in a sophisticated atmosphere, don't miss the Painted Lady. It's quite an experience with a beautiful setting, perhaps the best service we have ever had, and wonderful food. The menu is prie fixe with many small courses perfectly paced - so it's very relaxing. The service is attentive and spot on, never intrusive or overbearing, just always there at the right time. We got a great wine recommendation from our server after describing to him the type of wine we liked, and asking for something from the Willamette. He was also very nice in giving us some wing touring recommendations for the next day. All in all this was just a fantastic choice for a special meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Painted lady masterpiece
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Splurge and do the food wine pairing which is amazing. Remember this is a tasting menu type of restaurant so there is only one menu but you will get to pick when it comes to the 2 "main courses " and the dessert. Everyone left full except for one the male parties who dined with us. This is fine dining on steroids. The staff was very professional and Matt the sommelier was wonderful and sweet. He is wiser beyond his years. The food was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some surprises, not all good ones
    RLSPDXVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We love The Painted Lady and have been dining there for a decade during visits to Oregon wine country. However, we failed to note that it's recently become a fixed-price, tasting only menu. In fact, that's not very well highlighted on their website either. So it came as a shock to find that we had signed on to an expensive 8-course chef's selection, taking 3 hours in total (served at a reasonable pace). The service was excellent, and the room pleasant (though not at the level of this new price point), which elevated our rating. The food, while well mostly executed, struck us as disjointed in approach. Successes were the dessert, miso soup, and the cheese plate; the main salmon course and agnolotti were poorly cooked and insipid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Food and Service
    AKFoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Seven course meal with six wine pairings. Beautiful food presentations. Complex flavors and ingredients perfectly matched. Wines carefully selected to compliment each course. Service was impeccable. Master sommeliers were very knowledgeable. This was a 3 1/2 hour fine dining experience and I would highly recommend The Painted Lady for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Destination/event wonder
    michaelrh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Yes, the Painted Lady is expensive, but the food and service are exquisite! The staff did an admirable job of accommodating a variety of food allergies while still presenting an innovative, delicious meal. Our only complaint was that the restaurant was quite chilly, and they did warm it up a degree at our request. In their defense, it was almost 90 that day, and after a day of sightseeing, we did not have jackets to wear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best dining experience!
    WSGRunnerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was a birthday celebration dinner and it was truly an amazing dining experience. We sat outside on the patio and it was very romantic. This 7 course meal was very unique. The presentation of each course was great as well as the taste. They went out of their way to take care of us at dinner and the chef even sent us home with a piece of chocolate cake as an extra birthday treat. Don't miss this restaurant the next time you are in Newberg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good food but the"experience" was way too drawn out. Three hours later and only bites of food we were left tired and a bit unsatisfied.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • superb
    Tany011a
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Better than any restaurant in Portland, absolutely fantastic food and service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    AJR1
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    On arrival we were greeted very warmly and given a choice of dining indoors or on the outside terrace. We chose to dine al fresco and were seated at one of three tables on the small terrace to the side. The set menu featured six courses plus an amuse bouche, sorbet and petit fours, with choices within three of the courses. Each course was prepared and presented perfectly and the meal as a whole featured a great variety of flavours and textures. The highlight for me was the braised short rib of beef, which melted in the mouth. A wine pairing option was available to complement the food, although we decided to make our own selections of Oregon & Washington wines. The service was very professional.The pacing was just right. A great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible experience
    Goodstuff
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Based on reviews, we tried this restaurant and was a little surprised at first that it is simply an old house. We were seated at our request on the patio as the weather was beautiful and began our 3.5 hour meal. Wine list was wonderful and our level 3 sommelier recommended a wonderful Pinot noir preceded by pear martinis which were amazing. Each course was beautifully presented and equally delicious. Portion size is small but it's a guarantee that you don't go away hungry. I have to say in my almost 70 years, it easily qualifies as one of the top few restaurants that I have ever enjoyed. Hopefully we can come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bwise
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great chef with good ideas. Some didn't work but most did. Service could be a little more attentive. Fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uwsdaveVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We visited Portland during a west coast trip and had a terrific day in the wine country that was capped by a terrific meal at The Painted Lady. The menu was creative, the staff was serious about making the experience special and the night ranked with some of the best restaurants we've visited. In addition, we brought our infant daughter to the dinner and the staff was more than accommodating and friendly. We will definitely return when we visit the Portland area in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.