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231 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
$30 and under
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The Parish Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm Happy Hour Daily from 2-5pm & Sunday from 3pm-5pm
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Northwest, French
Ethan A. Powell
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We have a number of off-site catering options, please inquire for details.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a number of private dining options available. Please inquire for details and arrangements.
Private Party Contact:
Tobias (503) 227-2421
We offer live New Orleans Jazz during our Saturday and Sunday brunch service.
Street Car accessible at NW 11th & Everett across the street from our front entrance on the North side of the street and at the corner of NW 10th & Everett on the South side of the street, one block to the East.
Metered street parking prevalent in the area with some garage parking available for a fee as well. All parking as of now is unaffiliated with The Parish.
A word from The Parish
Welcome to The Parish. We’re offering a little bit of Uptown New Orleans in the Pearl District of Portland. We offer updated Creole Cuisine featuring locally sourced seasonal product alongside classic Creole offerings.
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I love the Parish and have gone
for dinner, brunch, special occasions—whenever. I *love* oysters, but don't eat other meat, and wish there were more options on the menu. This time the veggie pasta was sold out and the only option was their rice dish, which isn't too exciting. Otherwise service was great and wine delish!"
Dined on 4/12/2014
We went for brunch, and were very
happy to see that a guitar jazz trio was playing. The music was a perfect backdrop to our conversation on a Sunday afternoon. My three friends ordered biscuits & jam plus some eggs. They all really liked the food, particularly the jalapeno jam. I ate the Debris po' boy, which was fabulous. Yes, the french fries were also grand."
Dined on 4/6/2014
It's a unique type of food, you
definitely have to enjoy spicy food. Other than wiping tears most of the night, very tasty and the service was good."
Dined on 3/31/2014
found this bit of NOLO (or
“nawlins,” as locals call it) in the heart of portland's pearl downtown is nice. brunch has musicians and such, so that is nice. good oyster and bar selection, better than a lot of seafood & oyster bars around. food portions on larger meals, like crab cake benedict, could be just a bit bigger."
Dined on 3/16/2014
Food was good. Lots of local
ingredients incorporated into Louisiana fare. Great place to go if you love oysters. Prices were moderate ($15-$20 for an entrée) Had a bad table though. Was seated next to windows that look into the kitchen, in the back of the restaurant (Table #1). Kitchen lights cast a bright, ugly yellow light onto the table and in your eyes. This kind of ruined the meal for me. Did not cause me to want to stay and enjoy. These were definitely the "cheap seats". The rest of the restaurant had a nice ambiance and was nicely lit."
Dined on 3/22/2014
6 for $8 at happy hour and great
oysters. And a glass of wine for under $10. Gumbo was good too."
Dined on 3/14/2014
I went here to have fun for the
first time on Mardi Gras and was pleasantly surprised with the food and everything. It was great! Will be going back again, and before next Mardi Gras!"
Dined on 3/4/2014
Had a great experience at Parish
with 3 friends on Saturday night. Great place, food, & staff!"
Dined on 3/8/2014
We enjoyed ourselves. Jambalaya
and fried chicken were good and nice portions. Pork shoulder on the other hand looked like a child's portion. Luckily I ate off my friends plates. Salads and asparagus soup were ok. Kale is very plain/healthy. Go with the wedge if you like a spicy dressing. Marshmallow plate which came with the prix fixe was like eating spoons of sugar, pecan pie was delicious. Nice cocktail menu."
Dined on 3/5/2014
I went for Mardi Gras so the bar
was full but customer service was still top knotch even in the chaos. Food was delicious"
Dined on 3/4/2014
Very simple option of the wild
boar gumbo - fantastic. You can also add their house-made boar sausage which, frankly, I would be happy to have al by itself. Intersting allspise flavoring worked very well. Gabriel, the man at the bar, a inviting and made the time that much more enjoyable. I went on a Sunday night, and there was too much happening, so it was farily quiet. I'l be back next time Im in Portland."
Dined on 3/2/2014
We were a group of 6 and went
later in the evening. The service was good and we didn't have any long waits for drinks or food. Noise levels were good, we could talk amongst ourselves easily. We had the chicken for two, which was very good. Even the white meat pieces were tender and juicy. Others had the hearts, rabbit leg, pork loin, french fries. All were very good. Desserts we had pear ginger crisp, lavendar creme brulee and the chocolate cake. First two were good, the chocolate cake was a bit bland and dry."
Dined on 2/16/2014
The service and ambiance were
good. The location is good. There is better food in the area. I would come back for drinks, but probably will get dinner elsewhere."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This is the second time I have
been to the Parish. The first time was a good experience, the last not so much. The drinks were good. The appetizers were not brought out at the same time and the main dishes were served before we were finished with the appetizers. I ordered the crab stuffed ravioli - the pasta was undercooked and the dish was not that tasty. The meal concluded with warm (not hot) coffee. Server comped the coffee."
Dined on 2/16/2014
We loved the food- great flavor
and combinations. We were amused at the experience- our courses were served backwards. Main came first, then salad (which was not the salad I ordered), then oysters. A mix up in the kitchen or service maybe, but the food was good as were the drinks. This probably was their saving grace. :-) server was friendly and we weren't waiting for anything too long. I'd go back just knowing that it might not be the experience I'm used to. Like I said- food was really good."
Dined on 2/16/2014
My husband and I follow mostly the
paleo diet. He also has a lot of food allergy. The Parish menu works out for us very well. The "Heart Attack" is awesome if you are into organ meat. The raw oysters are great, too. The pork shoulder is so tender that you don't need a knife to eat it. We didn't have dessert since I was in a hurry to get back into downtown. Overall, it was a great experience. We would definitely go back."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Our waiter was very knowledgable
about the menu and suggested some very nice dishes and drinks. The food was also reasonably priced."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I love discovering new places and
this was one of those. I chose this place for a quiet dinner for two for my husband and I. As we walked in the lights were dim and the decor a dusty dark antique-y presence. The shelves near the hostess station were lined with what looked like homemade jarred pickles. For being in the Pearl District of Portland (the most expensive district in town) we were expecting a little more upscale feel. To our welcome surprise it was more laid back. The food, however, was NOT lacking in upscale preparedness and ingredients. My husband had the Pork Shoulder and I had the Chicken Jambalaya - both were bursting with amazing and authentic New Orleans flavor and both dishes were very good sized. We'll be back!"
Dined on 2/1/2014
If you are looking for comfort
food and something different, this is the place to go! My husband enjoyed a rabbit dish, while I had boar gumbo. The gumbo was on the spicy side but quite delicious. This place also has a great pork shoulder with collared greens. The portions are always substantial and filling. A great go to place when you are in PDX."
Dined on 1/19/2014
Traditional creole food was very
good (smoked gumbo); dishes that strayed from that, not as good (e.g. crawfish ravioli with béchamel sauce)."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Wanted to try this new restaurant
and love southern food. Overall was disappointed by both the quality of the food and the service. The main problem with the service was how long it took for our different courses to arrive. The seafood gumbo was too smoky, the fried chicken was dry. And what's with the 9 oz beers? On the positive side, the selection and quality of the oysters were excellent as was the red beans and rice and the hoppin john."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Southern food restaurants have
become common in Portland and the Parish provides a good option in the Pearl. We went before a show at Portland Center Stage. The fried okra and fried chicken made a wonderful combo. The okra were cut into mini-bites and come with "comeback" aioli. Delicious. The fried chicken came with luscious mashed potatoes, zucchini cole slaw (I think), and smokey gravy. The fried chicken came for two and it was ample, moist and with a great crunch. No room for dessert, but hope to try the pecan pie next time. BTW, they have a private room for up to 20 ($500) minimum we were told."
Dined on 1/15/2014
We enjoyed the food. We were very
happy with our service. We had no problem having a drink and getting our food in time to see a play at PCS. The drinks were delicious - a great variety. Also the jambalaya was superb. We plan on going again."
Dined on 1/11/2014
We had a great dinner/birthday for
my husband! I tried Oysters Rockefeller & Spaghetti Squash.... all were excellent! Great oysters on the half shell as well. We rolled the dice on trying something new and we all really had a great dinner experience. I would recommend The Parish, for sure!"
Dined on 1/4/2014
This was the first time here and
the food was good, the drink not so much. The service was not great. The people who delivered our food had an attitude "this is such a pain". The drink only tasted of alcohol and missed the mark for a hurricane."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We found Parish last minute on New
Year's Eve and were able to make an early dinner reservation. Our server was extremely pleasant and cheery, very attentive but not at our table ever two minutes. Long story short - loved her. Our drinks were delicious - I highly recommend the hurricane! The oysters and duck hearts from the Happy Hour menu couldn't have been better - the Happy Hour menu itself is one of the best I've seen. We also had the frog legs, again, delicious. The seafood gumbo is the perfect kind of spicy! We are definitely planning on going back! If you're in the Pearl and looking for something new The Parish is the place to go!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
We had a great dinner and created
a great memory on New Years Eve."
Dined on 12/31/2013
My muffaletta sandwich was HUGE!
Could barely finish half. Tons of meats and cheeses and big olives but not what I think of when I think traditional muffaletta. Would have preferred more of a bagette type bread, less meat and cheese and more of an olive salad thickly spread. My husband's shrimp etouffe was heavenly! Plenty of heat, good spice! New Orleans authentic! Fried okra was crispy and fried to perfection. Pricing great. Nice reasonably priced wine list. Decor is comfortable and suggests the French Quarter. Can't wait to come back for their 3pm oyster special!! We truly enjoyed our dining experience and can't wait to go back."
Dined on 12/28/2013
The food was delicious, and the
frog legs were great as a first time experience. The only this is that the portions are a bit small. Seafood gumbo only had two oysters, and the craw fish ravioli only had three in the dinner. Delicious though!"
Dined on 12/27/2013
First time visiting Parish. Food
was wonderful and the drinks were great. At the server's recommendation I tried the Fist Full of Nails. She said it was a belly warmer and yes it was! Oysters were sweet and fresh. We had the Gumbo and Shrimp Etouffee. Both were perfect with the sauce not too salty and the rice not too soft or mushy. Only hiccup was we were first seated near the back with a great view of the overflow kitchen. Not exactly appetizing but when we asked to be moved we got a much better table near the window. Always pays to speak up. I'd highly recommend visiting this restaurant."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Had always wanted to try this
restaurant as not too many cajun offerings on the westside of Portland. Service was very attentive, though part of this may have been due to slow lunch crowd. The menu selection was very good and asked for a suggestion from the waitress between the etoufee or the jambalaya. I was told if I liked spicy, the etoufee was the way to go. The shrimp was done perfectly not overcooked and tough. As far as spicy though I found the sauce fairly bland and the rice a little hard. The other diner had a beef Po' Boy which was fairly good. I will give this place another try to sample the jambalaya before passing judgement"
Dined on 12/13/2013
This place was pretty dead on a
Sunday night but that made our experience all the better! Nice table, attentive wait staff and quick service! We had a dozen oysters which were excellent plus some other dishes that we shared round our party of four. Because we had the place to ourselves we could have a conversation without shouting across the table and have a leisurely dining experience."
Dined on 12/8/2013
The Sazaracs were excellent. We
started with baked oysters--one not on the menu, done with just parmesan and lemon. Perfect. We followed with the house salad with beets, nicely done. We had chicken and sausage Jambalya and Duck gumbo with sausauge. Both were tasty and large portions. Should have shared a portion after the salad and starter. Great dishes for a cold night. Close to Portland Center Stage. Good meal."
Dined on 12/4/2013
We dined at Parish on a quiet
Saturday night. The interior was warm and comfortable, but the charm ended there. Our server was indifferent and occasionally unavailable. Oysters Rockefeller were overcooked and unpleasant--a real disappointment. However, the squash appetizer was excellent. Entrees were not bad, but not memorable. The seafood gumbo had nice flavor, but minimal seafood. The po'boy was just alright. And that summed up our overall impression. But just alright was not really what we hoped for."
Dined on 11/30/2013
We had a great experience at The
Parish. The service was wonderful, and the food was delicious! Overall the atmosphere was great! Really, my only "complaint" was the restaurant was chilly, and I kept my coat draped over my shoulders the whole evening. We have already made recommendations to this restaurant, and will continue to do so."
Dined on 11/29/2013
We have been to The Parish several
times and last Saturday had the pleasure of introducing another couple to this restaurant. We had told them how wonderful it was, and The Parish did not disappoint. From appetizers to dessert, the food and service met and exceeded expectations. Another plus was being able to chat in a normal conversational tone, instead of yelling over excessive noise. Altogether a success. We will be back again soon, and I suspect our friends will be, too."
Dined on 11/16/2013
The food was excellent. It was a
bit noisy, but not too much to carry on a conversation."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Must have a hurricane with this
experience. Excellent flavor. Bit spendy. Great place if you are with a bunch of friends and have time to kill."
Dined on 11/15/2013
For what is to be claimed as a New
Orleans style restaurant the food isn't near where I would have hoped it to be. For what is to be claimed as having somewhat a speciality in oysters, it was a disappointment. The service was less attentive and more casual than most any full service restaurant that I have been in for years, especially in the Pearl."
Dined on 11/13/2013
I thought The Parish was okay. I
had the shrimp po boy and lemonade. I really enjoyed the fries and lemonade, but the sandwich was just okay. I also tried the fried chicken. It was nothing special. It could have used more seasoning. Out of the four meals ordered at our table one person was happy with the food. That person ordered the fried oysters and soft shell crab sandwich. Overall, my food was good, but not good enough to make a return trip."
Dined on 11/9/2013
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