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About Bar Avignon

Market driven menu, changes daily. Oysters on the half shell. House made pasta & charcuterie. Hand crafted cocktails. Eight beers on draught. Beer engine. Award winning wine list. 25 wines by the glass. Outdoor seating. Happy Hour 5p-6p Monday-Friday. Delicious. Comfortable. Casual. Sexy.

2138 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, Northwest, American

Hours of Operation:
DINNER:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

HAPPY HOURS:
Monday - Friday
5p to 6p
&
9p to 10p

Cross Street:
22nd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 517-0808

Website:
http://baravignon.com/

Public Transit:
Trimet Division Bus #4

Executive Chef:
Brendan Shiels

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private table seats up to 12 guests. Visit the reservation page on the website for details or call daily after 4:00pm.

Private Party Contact:
Randy: (503) 517-0808

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bar Avignon Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
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Notable Wine List (23)
Romantic (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Cozy (15)
Casual (13)
Authentic (11)
Seasonal (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

The Soup and the stringazzi were fantastic. So were our cocktails, and the service was super.

However, the rest of what we ate (prawns, mixed salad, potatoes, marcona almonds, etc) were uninspired , poorly prepared (over cooked almonds, gamey prawns, flavorless salad) and underwhelming.

We’ll be back but only to enjoy a drink at the bar. The ambiance (music playlists, low lighting, friendly servers) was great. But the food was unfortunate and the entire experience was overpriced for its value.

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Every single thing was outstanding. We have already told friends. Music was a bit too loud.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service are always excellent!

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

We've eaten here several times and always have a great experience. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. We enjoy their cocktails and the nice wine selection as well. It is on our list of places we frequent.s

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Even though Bar Avignon is a neighborhood gem, it should be a destination restaurant with its great food, good value, and warm hospitality. Often overlooked in the crush of SE Division restaurant choices, this place feels like it has been there forever and plans to stick around. I sure hope it does.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

My three girlfriends and I each had a different entrée and we each relished what we ate wishing at the end that we had spoons to lap up the juices left on our plates. One friend who had the bison short rib pappardelle said the following morning that this could have easily been the finest meal she had ever had. I had the duck and found it sublime, so juicy and succulent. It was refreshing that the four of us could sit across from each other and not have to yell like you do at so many restaurants these days. I was visiting from Seattle and wish we had a Bar Avignon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time here but not the last. Small and intimate, we sat by the window and enjoyed oysters and a cheese platter to start, so good. Timing was perfect from course to course and the wait staff was right on point. Make reservations a must and don’t be in a hurry.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great spot, awesome food, nice ambiance, the drinks were amazing and food is delicious! A bit pricey and food took quite a while, server also made a mistake on our bill but was quick to fix it. Overall great experience and will certainly come back.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love Bar Avignon! Great food, excellent wine, and awesome people.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Lovely cocktails and the chicken liver mousse was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is still my “go to” neighborhood spot. Night in, night out , BA delivers.
Under the radar but this is still possibly the best restaurant on SE Division and it is definitely worth a trip to visit. I love it more that it is a 20 minute walk from my home.
Great seasonal menu, terrific cocktails, and perfectly attentive service. This is how pros operate.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Have been to Bar Avignon on multiple occasions. Always very good to excellent. Food is executed well and ambiance is fun neighborhood vibe.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent as usual! Owners are great people! Service was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Bar Avignon is our go to spot. The food is spot on every time - we've never had a bad meal or poor service. The Coq au Vin was new to the menu and we really enjoyed it. Great wine list and they make a mean martini!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is my favorite place to dine. The food and service are always amazing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic food and service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious, fresh season food creatively prepared. Excellent cocktails and wine. Attentive service.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Bar Avignon is an intimate place, with low key ambiance. Very nice. Great food, and drinks and wine menu. Mussels were excellent but could do without the cream in the broth. Too rich.

Excellent service, and the noise level was very conducive to conversation, unlike other places on Division that are impossible to carry on a conversation in

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

As always… Fantastic! I’ve been going to bar Avenue on for 10 years now and it’s ALWAYS Fantastic!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food, on the weekends when crowded it is noisy and the service is slow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great staff, food, wine and ambiance. Wish I still lived in Portland. I'll be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We dine at bar Avignon quite often. Always a good experience. Last nights coq a vin was particularly wonderful- get it while it's on the menu!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Bar Avignon is one of our favorite restaurants, even with the change in Chefs the food is still excellent and I can't say enough good things about the friendly staff and knowledgeable on the wines they serve. Hope we can get back to going regularly.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Phenomenal food - The mussels are subtle and amazing and just melt in your mouth. The chicken liver mousse is heavenly and smooth with no aftertaste -and is served with yummy bread, unlike another local highly-touted establishment that serves it with saltines... The risotto is a tiny explosion of mushroom flavors hitting all the right senses. The lemon drop cocktail, not your typical lemon drop, is smooth and uniquely satisfying with undertones of lavender and/or honey. I highly recommend Bar Avignon for a wonderfully memorable meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food platinwas excellent. The service wasn't top notch and there was quite a few times when we had to remind our server that he needed to get our drink order, refills and such.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service was great. Loved the food. I highly recommend it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We very much enjoyed our first time dining at Bar Avignon. My wife, who is a French native, was impressed with the wine list, chicken liver mousse and especially the service. Bar Avignon has a very French feel, without the pretentiousness. It made her feel right at home, as in a neighborhood bistro in rural France.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is one of our favorite spots. Took our friends who hadn’t been there before . They loved it too. Great food and service

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We dined at Bar Avignon during their Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 celebration because cassoulet was being featured on their menu. It was the best cassoulet that we've had outside of Toulouse and better than many of the renditions that we tried while we were in France. It was incredibly delicious. The service, wine and ambiance was excellent as always.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Bar Avignon is one of my Portland favorites. Food and service always excellent.
My friend and I had drinks and dinner on a rainy Portland eve, we were seated in a cozy, warm corner and both had stellar manhattans. Our server recommended the beaujolais flight special, hard not to say no to that and no regrets with our beaujolais flight. I highly recommend Bar Avignon to locals and visitors.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Every visit to Bar Avignon has been a delight. The service is superb. The food is excellent. The prices are, perhaps, a bit steep, but worth it for an occasional treat.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Absolutely fab wine list. Randy is a genius .
Great cocktails. Locally sourced food.
Great for gathering with pals or intimate dinner❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Second time there, first was quite good, although the small plates were better than the appetizers. This time the food was good but nothing jumped out, and for the prices something, especially in this town, should. Chicken Liver terrine was nice, the mushroom risotto was nice, the service was great, really great. If I lived in the neighborhood and had money this would be a great hang, but I'm not sure the restaurant knows what it is. The seafood sausage was bland, and the mussels in a cream sauce felt unfinished and ultimately disappointing. Maybe just an off night in the kitchen.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. A find. Everything we tried was fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wonderful surprise!!!
Great food - great service -
This restaurant hit it out of the ballpark:)
I could go on about how great this place is but....
I have no doubt everyone who chooses to dine at this wonderful gem will be writing another glowing review!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding food and service - knowledgeable server regarding wines.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Celebrated a birthday, service was exceptional (Eli), food is always amazing and priced well for the quality. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent as always. Ever-changing menu, always creative, always first-rate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We always have a great meal and cocktails here. Service is knowledgeable and friendly. It's a leisurely pace when they're busy, so chill out and enjoy the evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is a very enjoyable neighborhood restaurant. The service is attentive, but not intrusive. The menu has limited options, but the choices are good. I would definitely return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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