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Touche Restaurant & Bar
Touche Restaurant & Bar

Touche Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.touchepdx.com/
  • Phone: (503) 221-1150
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 2:30AM
    Friday - Sunday: 3:00PM - 2:30AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Capizzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are planning a corporate event, office party, birthday celebration, or other festive gathering, Touche offers the perfect relaxed and upbeat environment for your occasion. The billiards room is a colorful and fun space to congregate with friends for an after work getaway, a rush-hour diversion, or larger planned celebrations. Anniversaries, going away, and Holidays are all excellent opportunities to cut away from the everyday routine and bring people together for a great time.

    For large group reservations, let our kitchen cater the best in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. A fun environment, festive libations, and delicious food, is the perfect combination for a memorable time. Touché has it all!
  • Private Party Contact: Thomas (541) 510-5639
  • Entertainment: We have live musical performances every week. Take a look at our website for a list of acts

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 14th and 15th Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Touche Restaurant & Bar
Touche Restaurant & Bar has something for everyone! Once inside and you'll be welcomed by a beautiful spiral staircase, vivid color and the glow of the wood-fired oven. The dining room is made up of booths and tables with a mahogany bar stretching along the side. We accept reservations for parties of 6 or more. Touche offers Mediterranean cuisine served in the comfort and warmth of a historic two-story firehouse in Portland's Pearl District. Or Head upstairs and you'll find a full bar and six full-sized pool tables. Rack'em up or simply enjoy the second story view of the west Pearl District and people watch. Full dinner menu is offered upstairs.
We are very serious about community here at Touché, and proudly serve a variety of locally produced organic and sustainable ingredients. We are supplied by Corfini Gourmet, Anderson Ranches and Carlton Farms. All meats served at Touché are raised entirely free of hormones and antibiotics.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Made a reservation for my organization group. Received confirmation via email. When I arrived with my group, they did not know anything about the reservation. Since they didn't set up a table, they referred us to their upstairs billiard room where the bar tender could take care of our group. He did the best job he could. I found the for fair and slightly overpriced. I would not return nor recommend."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I came for my Birthday and I really enjoed myself everyone in my party really liked the place"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The atomosphere was nice, and the food was great. Service was a little lacking as they had 1 waitress who served as bartender and waitress. Otherwise --fun and good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have never been here before and online it looked amazing! However, when you pull up, the first impression is are we at the right spot? Looks kind of looked like a dive. Walking in we were surprised on how cute it really was. I love the lighting! The private booth is not so private however. It is placed right next to the kitchen. Luckily we were there when it was not busy. The food was nothing to write home about. I would not recommend this place based on the food. Also, we sat there for over a half hour before someone even took our food order and the only reason he did is because we stopped him from walking away. Over all I would say I was disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "First time dining here, on a first date nonetheless. Couldn't be happier with the food and service (given vegan food she needed). Food was great and was surprised about the fire pit and patio which we enjoyed for a while."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Convenient location with parking, excellent service, unique menu, cocktails, and the food was amazing! We will frequent Touche and bring friends. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The service was amazing, made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. And when we asked about something not on the menu they made sure we had it. Love that the pizza and calzones are cooked in a fire brick oven. Defenetly plan on going again."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "It took a little while before we were attended to for a group of 10. The waitress was really nice but mentioned that she was the only one there and that you operate with a skeleton crew. She did her very best. Overall good portions and good quality. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our main complaint was the behavior of the one waitress that was present. She was quite informal, telling us from the opposite end of the bar to "seat yourself wherever you'd like." The overly inform behavior continued. We expected a more "refined" environment. The food was good with a couple exceptions. The rice was clumped and hard; apparently not re-hydrated appropriately. The tiramisu was sub-par. Beer and wine selection was good."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This was my third time doing Portland dining month. The food at Touché was great! It was hard to decide which menu to order from. Plus I ended up taking food home! Normally I get smaller servings but wow so much good food! I know this place will fit my budget during the rest of the year. Plus they were VERY accommodating to the baby in our group :)"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food was great and service was great, but they have a bar on the upper floor, so I suggest a table at the back of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was adequate but not memorable and the service was poor for a nearly empty restaurant. I would not be surprised to see this space vacant or with a different name in the future."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't expect the food to be as good as it was (but can we stop serving kale please?), or the location to be as interesting as it was. We had an early Sunday reservation, so the restaurant was quiet when we got there. The bar tender knew how to make my Negroni perfectly, and my pork chop was not only huge but perfectly cooked. Had the prawns as an appetizer, and tiramisu for dessert with delicious coffee. It's a quiet spot, nicely but not overly decorated. When we left 90 minutes later, it was packed with diners and yet the noise level was perfect for conversation. Only complaints? I had to ask for fresh pepper, and my companion for a spoon."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Four of us ate there as part of Portland $29 dining month. Three had the pork chop and I the pesto chicken pasta. It was all very delicious! My husband was pleasantly surprised by the wine reduction on the chop. The beet salad was wonderful and had lots of beets with the greens. We really enjoyed our time there and would return to try things from the full menu."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I came to Touche for our 15th wedding anniversary. I had reservations in advance and asked for a good table. When we got there, we were personally greeted and congratulated. Then we were taken to a table that was marked reserved. It was a nice, quiet spot that was away from everything else. The food was outstanding! The ambiance was perfect. Hillary was our server and she was the cherry on top; she was very kind, and her timing was perfect. She made our great experience better. I will definitely be recommending this restaurant. 5 stars!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We picked the restaurant as one we hadn't visited before to take advantage of the 3-course dinner presentation for Portland Dining Month. The options were good and we each chose a different meal. It was a solid experience with no noticeable shortcomings. Solid presentation, well prepared, served in a reasonable time, by cordial staff, in a pleasing atmosphere. While we didn't come away with anything to say Ooh! or Ahh! about, it was a pleasure to not be saying anything but good things about our experience. These days, that can be a prize in itself."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Well, I have to say that we were enticed to this Pearl District gem by a PDX dining discount for March. You got 3 courses for $29 pp. I have to say "Totally WORTH it" Fantastic service, excellent bar choices and food..well... the food freakin' ROCKED!..Every single item we saw coming out of that great open kitchen with a wood fired oven looked and smelled tremendous. We had a brilliant spinach salad with a hefty amount of prosciutto, Appetizer of prawns with mushrooms, garlic and marsala wine sauce(OMG!) and a PERFECTLY seared and prepared pork . Finished off with an apple turnover out of the wood fired heaven maker. We cannot wait to go back! 5 stars- Thank you Touche, your wait staff, bartender and kitchen crew are AWESOME!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Exquisite Food. Staff was very personable -- made us feel very comfortable as first-timers. Definitely recommend Touche!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Overall, the food was pretty good, a little old school (i.e. really heavy pasta dishes) but the service was awful. There was one girl running the entire bar and restaurant so everything took forever. She was clearly doing her best but one server, come on....This seems like the kind of place you would go to if you a) lived close by and b) didn't want to cook."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The bartender made us some unique and extra delicious custom drinks! The homemade Infused flavored liquors are amazing. tell him what you like and he will surprise you with a n amazing cocktail! Friendly efficient staff."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Stopped by Touche for an early supper, the restaurant was quiet, the service very good. My dinner choice was the salmon and my wife ordered the house made manicotti. Both were good and we would recommend Touche!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "They were under the Mediterranean category but mainly had Italian choices. Food good, if not in Portland probably would have been 4 star, but compared to other local places, just below average for taste/flavor. The restaurant was not very busy and my water glass sat empty several times. For the price, I'll choose somewhere else next time."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I'm generally more of a pasta person, but I'm trying to eat less carbs right now so I ordered the steak and was very happy with it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great place for a romantic date night. Went there on Valentine's Day and we had a nice booth in the corner. I did notice though that people who had table seating were very close together. Might not be as enjoyable to sit there if wanting a romantic quiet conversation. We will definitely be back. The food was absolutely amazing!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my lovely date here on Valentines night not really knowing what to expect. The food was amazing, the pasta sherwood is to die for. And the drinks were very good as well, they make some excellent cocktails."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Celebrated my 16 months with my girlfriend there and she loved it. Great ambiance, delicious food, and friendly staff."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We dined midweek when they were relatively quiet. There was only one person to be hostess, bartender, waitress, and cashier. Though she did well, that is insufficient help for a. Facility that size."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We have dined at Touche in the past with very good results however, our recent experience was disappointing. We began with calamari and stuffed mushrooms for appetizers and both were awful. The calamari was limp and tasteless even with the capers floating in oil and the mushrooms were stuffed with some paste like product that tasted awful. Our entrees came a la carte and I wasn't interested in ordering a $5-8 salad to pair with my spaghetti bolegnese. The pasta sauce wasn't like any bolegnese that I've ever eaten and I was not pleased paying $13.50 for a bowl of spaghetti. Our waiter was very good though - attentive and friendly but I don't think we'll return."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Glad we did I took my wife there for her birthday, price was reasonable steam clams were fantastic but could use a little more meat in them :) we had the filet mignon, cooked to order and very tender one of the best we have tasted in Portland! Nice place, service was great will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The food was great, a little spicy as we like it. Interesting drink list, jalapeno margarehetta was amazing. Service was really good the staff was polite and on the spot."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went here for New Year's Eve dinner as we were looking for a reasonably priced nice restaurant in the downtown area. Although we were a bit disappointed that they had a smaller menu available for that night that they had listed on the website, we found our meal to be very good. We had the pesto linguine which was nicely done and the steak was cooked perfectly. The service was fine and our waitress was attentive. It's hard to tell what the ambiance would be here on a regular night given that the crowd was likely a bit different on New Year's Eve."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Special menu was great along with the service, food and drinks. Planning on coming back very soon!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We love the dimly lit ambiance, the friendly service and especially the food! Very unique."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Had the Lamb and my husband had a spinach and artichoke pizza. The lamb was perfectly done and the pizza crisp and light. Even loved the Greek salad that came with the lamb."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The food and service was wonderful! The presentation and portion size was better than expected. So cool to be eating in an 100 year old fire station!!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We were there on an early Sunday evening. It was very quiet so we got excellent service. Little did we know we were there for Happy Hour so we purchased lots of different dishes and each one was quite tasty. The spaghetti bolognese had a delicious red sauce. They can accommodate wheel chairs with ease."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Boyfriend and I got in after two "large" parties of 10 so our food took awhile to come out but boy was it worth it!! Very delicious!!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had a wonderful dinner from start to finish! The wine was great, appetizer, pasta and dessert. Great service and a fun easy to find location. We will definitely be going back again soon. So many more great items to try on the menu."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Love this restaurant!!! Great menu, awesome drinks, amazing staff!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013