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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Besaw's

4.6
274 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Top Tags:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Local Ingredients
A Portland institution since 1903, Besaw’s has reopened its doors two blocks from its original locale, reintroducing its blend of contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine and impeccable service standards. The new location offers gorgeous custom wallpaper (an homage to their old garden), classics dishes such as Meatloaf and Chicken & Waffles, and new twists including the coveted Zucchini Bread French Toast. Besaw's is bona fide comfort food and a staple of the dining scene in Portland.

With our sister bar, The Solo Club, next door and shared delightful patio space, we accept reservations for parties of 1 to 400!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 228-2619
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dustin Clark
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Catering
We offer off-site catering! Please email : contact@besaws.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NW Raleigh Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A Portland institution since 1903, Besaw’s has reopened its doors two blocks from its original locale, reintroducing its blend of contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine and impeccable service standards. Please contact us for more information about reserving our private dining room!

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What 274 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience! We were here for Valentine’s Day as a family. Everyone was so nice to our children. The manager was so sweet and we adored our server. Wonderful evening!

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DianeC (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I just love Besaw's for Sunday breakfast and go often. But our Valentine's Day dinner was over the top delicious.

I had two of their V-day specials. The Sunchoke and Crab Soup was a treat with every bite. I was so sad to take my last spoonful. Rich flavors and a lovely smooth taste made it an incredible starter. Then I had the Scallops. Of course, if scallops are on the menu, I will order them. But these scallops were the perfect texture and just the right amount of this rich-tasting treat. It came on some polenta and with a frisee salad. The meal was light while the soup was rich. A perfect combination.

My husband had the meatloaf, a Besaw's standard. I had a taste: it rivals mine. Delish. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. The service was impeccable.

I will definitely be back for dinner again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good food and service.
We will return!!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was great, said everyone in our party. It wasn’t a busy night, but service seemed a little slow. I would still return in spite of that.

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kman (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always. The beef cheeks were amazing and the Walla Walla onion rings awesome.

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vipcece (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wow! Had always heard of Besaws, so decide to give them a try. Glad I did because it was an amazing evening. The food was fabulous and our waitress Jenny was very attentive and a delight to talk to. Enjoyed that the restaurant, although full, was very quiet and we had no issues conversing at the table. Can not recommend this place enough and I look forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice experience. Felt the fish portion could have been bigger or served with something else. I added carrots which were delicious. Others had fried chicken and loved it.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

This is a comfortable, dependently tasty spot. Not always cutting edge, but that's a refreshingly good thing.

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LaurieE (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Very friendly and helpful wait staff. Very nice place to eat with great ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service, great room - don't even miss the old place, which was one of my favorites. Great job everyone

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Our group of 8 came for New year's brunch. We enjoyed our bright table on the window. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. Eggs were nothing noteworthy and sausages rather unappealing in their lengthwise split open presentation. None of us ordered the special french toast, pancakes or waffles which may have been more impressive for those with a sweet tooth.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

This is a great place for brunch, not so much for dinner. The menu was limited and overpriced.

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vipLWandPW (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

My girlfriends and I came for a pre-holiday breakfast. Some of the ladies are vegan and vegetarian, so Besaw’s was the perfect venue. There were lots of delicious and hearty dishes to choose from. Service was excellent. Our waitress was prompt and attentive. Besaw’s never disappoints!

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Martinez (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We visited Besaw's for their Thanksgiving specials and thought it was wonderful! Our reservation said we had outdoor seating, but the person at the front said they would never do that us and found us indoor seating! We had a friendly server and delicious food! Our turkey dinner was exactly what we were looking for!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner at Besaw's. The service staff was very friendly and accommodating. The wine and beer choices suited both of us. I loved the presentation of their turkey dinner...literally heaped in the middle of the plate. I know that doesn't sound appetizing, but it works so well! Each bite was the perfect blend of potatoes, gravy, stuffing, wonderful cranberry sauce, and, of course, turkey. Yum! The food on both of our plates was warm, but not hot. It was not worth bothering the staff, but made me wonder if the plates were pre-served and waiting. Not a pleasant thought and I hope I am wrong...but the food should have been much hotter. I have two additional thoughts. Regarding the value of the meal, charging $4 for two Parkerhouse rolls seems chintzy. Rolls are standard fare for a Thanksgiving plate, and to have an a la carte charge for them just didn't sit well. Also, we ooh'ed and ah'ed at the desserts that passed us. We saw exactly what was being served. We both chose the beautiful cranberry-decorated cheesecake and asked that it be boxed to enjoy later in the evening at home...and instead enjoyed a after-dinner drink to finish our meal. Imagine our disappointment at home when we opened our boxes. Each had the tiniest sliver of cheesecake. It looked like one serving had been sliced in half and one of each half placed in a box. It was obvious and disappointing...because what could we say once we were home. Dampened my enthusiasm as I questioned their integrity...for what would have been an almost perfect experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We had the most delicious and delightful Thanksgiving ever while dining at Besaws. We loved it so much that we want to go back for Christmas Eve dinner (and breakfast in between of course!).

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for thanksgiving and it was the best meal. The prime rib was perfect and the service was as well. Will go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food. Nothing bad to say. Would only critique the portion sizes. I got the fried chicken dinner which was awesome, and a lot of food. My boyfriend got the Chili rilleno dinner and it was quite small in comparison to my order. Everything else was perfect.

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Janineb (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was great. Very tasty and a great variety. Staff welcoming and service driven

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was tasty but a little too salty and the steak didn't taste like the best quality, it was hard an chewy (cooked medium), I was hoping for something a little more tender for $26

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