With our sister bar, The Solo Club, next door and shared delightful patio space, we accept reservations for parties of 1 to 400!
Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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!View Private Dining Details
They have recreated the old Besaw's with a modern touch. Everything was perfect from the time we walked in the door until exit. The hostess was accommodating in seating us at a table conducive for a business meeting, the waitress was extremely professional and everything from the bar and kitchen was prepared to perfection.
Best brunch in Portland in my opinion. Such interesting elevated food with special twists that make it luscious and satisfying. The interior is beautiful and matches the food. Service is perfect.
Meeting friends for a great night together
The restaurant was empty for 7:30 on a Saturday night. There was 80s music blaring over our table, but our server graciously turned it down when asked. The food was fine but not memorable.
I miss the old Besaw's. Obviously their focus has turned more to dinner than their previous specialty of breakfast/lunch. I still haven't had an amazing breakfast at this old Portland favorite and miss some of the items on their old menu, which makes me sad. But this was the first time trying their dinner, which was much better experience than brunch. Some items were great, some were ok, but all were cooked well which can't be said for the brunch. Love Solo Club next door. And will come back again for dinner.
Lovely space and not busy. As anyone knows from their brunch crowd, this place always draws a long line in the morning. Dinner and happy hour are an undiscovered gem!
I wouldn’t order anything but a burger if I went here again. The scallops tasted old and the hush puppies were raw inside, looked like brown rocks.
And they were the most expensive thing on the menu. Not impressed!
The drinks from the bar were good!
The service and food were excellent. As a non alcohol drinker I appreciated the mocktail options. I love it when my drink choices include more than soda or lemonade.
It was very nice they change up the menu a lot and have some real tasty options.
Small, nicely selected menu. Eclectic wine list, had a wine we had never had before. Lots of fun.
Besaw's it our "go to" special place, so we go there often. The servers are the best The food is good, although the cuts of meat (I had steak, my SO had lamb) was a bit tough/gristly,but the appetizers are fabulous.
Loved the pork shoulder, but the turnips were cold. The hangar steak was rather chewy, but the creamed greens with bread crumbs and carmelized onions that came with it made the dinner worthwhile. Loved them. I’m sorry to say that the Walla Walla onion rings are cut so smalll - like shoestrings - that they lose the great onion flavor. We will give it another go because we enjoyed the patio dining.
Can't go wrong with brunch at Besaw. The booth for 6 is really amazing -- so easy to talk and comfortable!
Our meals took forever to arrive— and when they did the lamb was raw and the pork was cold and the items did not go well together— very disappointed
Lots of other restaurants in the area were very crowded but we were able to enjoy our dinner there with no wait. The seasonal pizza was amazing and the standard menu items were all delicious, as always!
Disappointed with Besaw's. The cheese platter was more of a fruit and cheese platter. I requested a substitution of potatoes instead of the turnips and still received the turnips. My friend had the virgin margarita and it was like orange juice. Finally, it was rather warm in the restaurant. Either the air conditioning was broken or they didn't bother turning it on.
As always great food and great service attitude. Been many times at new and old. Food service was extremely sloooowwwww. Worst I've ever experienced at your restaurant. Will definitely come back again but this was not your best day.
It was really the worst service I have had in over twenty years in a restaurant. I even emailed Besaws privately and let them know. I let them know I sent it to them directly because as a business owner I know that I would not want it on Yelp or Google and I was respecting. But no one ever bothered to respond to the email. So oh well. Hopefully they get it together over there.
Great menu, food was excellent...and don’t pass us the rolls with honey butter!
This was our first visit, and we were thoroughly impressed with the level of service we received! The food was absolutely amazing and the overall experience was superb! We will definitely be going back in the near future!
Every month we get together with a friend for dinner. Good food, good conversation, etc. We've been doing this for over five years & I have to say that of all the great restaurants we've visited, Besaw's definitely ranks in the top five. The service was perfect, and the food was perfectly delicious. These are great people and they make the dining experience great as well. If I could give more than five stars, I would.
Besaws is a great reinvented neighborhood institution and it continues to be a good option with nicely seasoned, well-prepared food. Our concern was in the limited presence of vegetables on the menu, both as vegetarian options, but perhaps more so in the presence of vegetables as part of the main dishes. With four of us, including one vegetarian, we shared two main dishes and used sides to have more vegetables in our selection. The service and atmosphere were great.
We enjoyed the quiet of the restaurant, but we had early dinner and it wasn't busy. Would probably be noisier under other circumstances.
Chicken fabulous as usual...crab cake delicious...mac & cheese Spivey but creamy & tasty!
We had excellent service from friendly and appropriately attentive staff. Food was disappointing. One dish over salted (pasta), one meh (burger) and nothing but the side of greens was hot. Server gets bonus points for quickly addressing the only item we complained about which was cold onion rings. I think the timing on our order just got messed up somehow. We’ve had better meals here in the past, so won’t let this experience deter us from a return in the future.
I do not like carrot juice, but the master cleanse is one of the best cocktails I have ever had! I have been to Besaw’s for lunch and dinner. Never been disappointed.
Brought my wife for a Mother's Day dinner. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Not a large menu, but what they have is delicious.
The food was FANtastic. Best restaurant dinner meal I have had. Period. Wait service was wonderful- our waitress was lovely. Thank you for making my Birthday dinner amazing!
Celebrated a birthday with friends at Breakfast. Knowledgeable and friendly server. Great variety on the menu, plus they accommodated special requests. Highly recommend !!!
This is our favorite Portland restaurant, for many reasons. We've been Besaw's enthusiasts from the first time we ate there... even before they moved to the new, awesome, location! The service is wonderful and appropriately attentive, and the food ... OMG!!! Beyond delicious! Always creative too! One of our little "gifts back" is to bring our own wine (a very good wine ...), have a glass each, then make sure there's plenty left so we can thank them in a tangible, yummy way!
Josh was incredible. Super helpful and didn’t make us feel terrible for our health needs.
We're on vacation from Alabama, celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted something affordable and homely. This place hit the spot. We got the fried chicken and meatloaf and both were outstanding. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food.
Delicious food, drinks, and great service!
Great food and service. The food arrived a bit too fast but that only allowed us more time to enjoy the rest of the menu.
Thank you for a lovely night out with our kids
We have had the brunch at Besaw's, which is excellent, and wanted to try out there dinner menu. Went during the 3 courses for $33 and had an excellent meal. Service was prompt and friendly. Will go back another time.
This was my first trip to the new location. It’s not the restaurant I remember. The food was expensive and mediocre. Not worth the money. I won’t be back. There are so many good restaurants in Portland these days. Besaw’s needs to take it up a notch.
This food hits you over the head. Not at all subtle. Was not impressed by the wine server as he did not know what grapes were included in the deep dark rose wine that was served as part of the wine pairing with the menu. Not my cup of tea. Would go back for a burger and onion rings, which looked good if asked to by a friend. Nothing to really complain about otherwise.
Food, ambiance, and the comfort of the booth was all amazing. Only gripe was that the food seemed just a tad over seasoned on all dishes, otherwise it was great!