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Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer

Urban Farmer Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://urbanfarmerportland.com/
  • Phone: (503) 222-4900
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 3pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Happy Hour: Everyday: 3pm - 6pm
    Sunday - Thursday: 10pm - 11pm
    Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 12am
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Matt Christianson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer many semi-private and private dining spaces for receptions or dinner from 10 to 80 guests.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please visit our Facebook page.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th and 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: We are located right on the Max Line at the Pioneer Place stop as well as the Steetcar Pioneer Place stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: In addition to offer valet, there are 2 parking garages within one block of our location: Star Park located at SW 6th and Alder as well as Smart Park located at SW 4th and Morrison.
A word from Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer is a modern American steakhouse featuring indigenous and locally sourced food products from artisanal craftsmen. Located in the lobby of the Nines Hotel, a luxury collection property, Urban Farmer features refined dining in an elegantly understated atmosphere. Prime Beef, dry aged in-house, takes center stage alongside locally grown vegetables hand-carried to the kitchen door. Local wines, many of which are organic and biodynamic, round out a stellar beverage program that Portland's own crafted Spirits. Classic cocktails, refined urban setting, with panoramic city views as seen from the lovingly restored verandas that line the Historic Meier & Frank Building, circa 1909. Whether you desire a quick, delicious country-style breakfast, a "locavore" lunch featuring Oregon's bounty, or dinner and drinks for 2 to 20 in Urban Farmer's artistically designed dining room, we look forward to serving you with homespun grace and warmth.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "fresh, locally influenced food with great presentation. innovative flavor combinations. would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "As an avid foodie & lover of steak, i had high expectations when taking family to dinner at the Urban Farmer. The service was excellent- professional, there when you needed them but not hovering, familiar & informative about the menu, and anticipated our needs well. Unfortunately most of us ordered steaks which were bland & unappealing on the plate. More seasoning & a better plate presentation for the very high $45. plus price tag was expected- especially compared with the beautiful plates served in the hotels sister restaurant upstairs. The steak tartare was nice looking on the plate, but also extremely bland. On the positive side, all meat was cooked as ordered, and one family member had the salmon special and enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was a nice hotel restaurant. The food was pretty good as was the service. The single downside is that you are inside the hotel at the bottom of an interior atrium, so that can create a sensation of being at the bottom of a well. Also, since it's the prime restaurant and bar for the hotel, it can get pretty rowdy and loud at times. I'd recommend it for the food and friendliness of the staff, but not for the noise level, romantic aspects or ambience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were disappointed walking into the restaurant. It is very stark and surrounded by the balconies of hotel rooms. It would have been nice if they created a ceiling with white gauze or small white lights. The food was good and the service excellent. If you are looking to just enjoy the food and never look up, this is the place."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was a great find, the food and ambience were excellent. The experience was fun. The cheese cart is a must."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "There was items on the menu that seemed weird. An appetizer: Fio's gras on a waffle with rhubarb compote. It tasted so bad I had to send it back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My husband and I went here during our first visit to Portland and it was wonderful! The quality of the food was exceptional and the service was excellent. We loved it so much we returned for breakfast the next day. We plan to return during our next Portland visit. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Hospitality is a little odd at the host stand and our waiter was a little strange as well, but the food and ambience were great. I'd suggest more mature, savvy servers for the downtown lunch crowd. I'll be back for dinner and drinks. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had been to Urban Farmer for drinks many many times before, but first time to have bruch. We stayed at the hotel (The Nines) and food was great, service was great, and I liked the ambience as well!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and artistically prepared - we would go here again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "... but steak and fish were mediocre - certainly not worth the price. Wine choice by server was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had heard great things about Urban Farmer, and were anxious to try it. However, it failed to live up to our expectations. We ordered two appetizers, the charred octopus and the chilled shrimp. The sauce on the shrimp was gelatinous and over-seasoned, and both dishes were extremely salty. Our entrees were equally disappointing. The Oregon mixed grill was disproportionate in size to the price, and far too salty. The steak sampler, which we requested rare, was partially overdone, with one tough and flavorless. We ordered truffle butter on the side, but our steaks were drenched. Our server removed beverages before they were finished. While the rib eye steak was perfectly cooked and delicious, it was not enough to warrant another visit."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Several of us at the table had our steaks over cooked. I send mine back at the next one was rare. They just could not cook medium. Average Caesar salad. Made for a tough business dinner."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The Urban Farmer is one of the very best restaurants in downtown. The food is excellent, nice variety and portions that are sensible. My last visit I had roasted carrot risotto with fennel and kahlrabi....getting hungry just thinking about!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Good food. Very nice ambience. Made reservations days in advance and had nice table, but next to bathroom. Coffee and water service very slow. Had to ask repeatedly. Staff courteous, perhaps just scarce or too spread out. Another wait for the bill. Overall pleasant experience, but would not rush back for brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I shared the 14 oz grass fed NY Strip. After several bites, my wife and I decided to send it back due to the meat was so tough. Oh well! They left our "meat" plates on the table as well as our sides while our new steak was being cooked. It took a while before our plates were cleared. New steak came 45 min later. They gave us new sides to go along with the steaks. We are very knowledgeable about the cattle steak industry and have ate many great steaks in Denver. All these steaks were far more expensive than most steaks I have ever seen in Denver and didn't even come close in a overall taste. Ryan, our server, was very professional and very nice. I would give them a second chance because of Ryan! Our steaks were comped!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been to Urban Farmer many times for lunch meetings. I am always pleased with the caliber service I receive from the staff, as well as the food. It has been great for businesses lunches. I also have had occasion to eat there with my young family. Though it clearly caters to older clientele, Urban Farmer's staff has always been accommodating and patient."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The experience was perfect when we walked in the door. The hostess was very nice. We were greeted by our waiter immediately and provided with water and champagne to welcome us for the birthday celebration. The courses were perfect. The main meal of fillet and rib eye were unbelievable and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the cuts of meat, preparation etc. Hands down better than any other steak house in Portland and I have been to all of them. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The NY steak tasting with the wagyu add- on is a must try! Excellent!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Four of us went to brunch and we all were blown away. The food was amazing, hard to choose the best dish...If you ever want a lesson on how to do it right...definitely check out Urban Farmer. The staff were fantastic! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Too spendy. Odd setting. Food was excellent. Hotel guests stare at you from the balcony. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "One of the menu items was a steak tasting. 3 6oz steaks from different ranchers. My husband and I shared and it was delicious. Highly recommend "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Good food great service and better atmosphere. Really cool the way its all setup with the indoor/outdoor feel. Staff made u feel like you were family and respectfully. A lil pricey but the food was awesome and portions were decent sized. Not dainty. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I felt like I was eating in the hotel lobby. There were large group with small children running around. Steaks were excellent but ambiance sucked for the price of the meal. They did not have Ketel One vodka. I usually have a Ketel one martini. Thought that was a little strange."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was my first time at Urban Farmer. The service was great, the food was remarkable, and the atmosphere was enjoyable. Definitely a future spot to visit on my list."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our party of five - with a variety of tastes - all greatly enjoyed the food and ambience at Urban Farmer. The food was great, reasonably priced and it's a beautiful, relaxing space to eat in. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We usually come for Sunday brunches or lunches as a family and hadn't been to the restaurant for dinner for a few years. After this visit, we remembered why we hadn't gone there for dinner for so long. Their fish and side dishes were delicious, but their steak was tasteless. We ordered a 42 day dry aged, grain-finished New York steak and had a hard time eating it. It was rubbery and didn't have ANY flavor of beef. Considering how we have so many other options for good steak in the city (Ringside, El Gaucho, Laurelhurst, Ox or Tasty and Alder), and much more inexpensive than this restaurant, I don't think we would ever go back for their steak. I filled up on side dishes and bread at this beautiful restaurant with a nice wine list. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I split a crab omelet and beef tenderloin hash - both were wonderful. The service was great and the atmosphere was chic and stimulating but relaxed and friendly. What a gem for my downtown neighborhood. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went for my boufriend's birthday and absolutely everything was perfect. The service was top notch and the food excellent. They even brought out some chocolate and a candle at the end of the night for him!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were looking a nice place to take our adult son and his family for his birthday and he really enjoyed it. He had the 24oz ribeye and it was cooked perfectly. For an appetizer we enjoyed a selection of fine cheeses and that was a lot of fun. They bring the cheese cart right to your table and explain a little bit about each choice. Our 8 year old grandson really liked that. All the food we ordered was delicious and we will definitely be back to this restaurant in the near future."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Not a very large menu and high prices. We had good sized proportions but it was pretty rich so hard to finish."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Stunning surprise! Our cabernet was stunning at a most reasonable price and the steaks were sizzling delights with an amazing variety and all locally sourced. Our server knew the menu extraordinarily well and was able to inform us about the farms and feeding methods. Fantastic rye selection for after dinner. Hidden on 8th floor of hotel, this is worthy of many repeat visits."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We took our mom here for her 60th birthday and it was perfect. Great setting and amazing food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Amazing food, decent service (it was late on a Tuesday night to be fair) the music is a bit new-York loud. There is just a tiny hint of pretentiousness that usually isn't present in Portland- like explaining that my steak is in a cast iron staub that is hot. I can see it's a staub- using the name doesn't make it more or less useful than just saying "this is hot"...."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My mom and her husband were in Portland visiting over the Easter weekend, for their last meal in town they wanted something "nice with steaks." I have had Urban Farmer on my list of to-try's since moving to Portland a few months ago, but wanted to wait for a special date-night with my husband or when my family was in town. Since I know my mom and her husband always appreciate a great meal and thoughtful menu, I figured Urban Farmer would be perfect. They absolutely loved the meal, cocktails, wine, and dessert, as well as the service and atmosphere. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Fantastic selection of local ingredients presented in a delectable way. A great alternative for Easter brunch if you've seen it all everywhere else -- you'll find this one unique, interesting and delicious."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My Boyfriend and I dinner on Saturday, food was amazing, service is top notch :) Even the manager was out and about greeting everyone, helping with the serving!! Very elegant and professional :) I highly recommend Urban farmer :) :)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Steaks not up to level of other steakhouses in Portland. Will not be back. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We expected more. Food was not served together and a portion of the delivered order was wrong. Food presentation was poor. It is odd to see a big slab of beef bare on a plate. It took an extra five minutes to bring the side orders, one of which was incorrect. Mushrooms arrived ten minutes after the meat was served."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food was exceptional. I didn't expect much from a "hotel restaurant", but I'd go to Urban Farmer even if I wasn't at the Nines. It's on the expensive side, but worth it for a date. Very unique atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/14/2014