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About Permanently Closed - Branch

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed-Branch is a modern farm to table bistro, offering signature & classic cocktails, 125 + whiskeys and old and new world wine.

2926 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Modern European, French, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Kitchen Hours: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Closed Mondays.

Cross Street:
NE 29th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 206-6266

Website:
http://branchpdx.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking along Alberta and side streets.

Executive Chef:
Scott Shampine

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Branch - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (77)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
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Special Occasion (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Late-night Find (21)
Romantic (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Great experience, great staff very knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Glad we got a chance to eat at Branch before it closed down. Heard a lot about it from friends. The duck fat fries were great , being exceptionally salty that day was a negative. The mussels were large and tender but the sauce was too bay leaf & fennel heavy for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Exceptional in every way. One of our favorite Portland restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 26, 2016

We really liked this place but were very disappointed to hear that they are closing in like a week. A WEEK!!!! I am so glad I didn't wait to go there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2016

After a first time visit my wife and I found Branch to be a delight. Interesting menu, creative cocktails and excellent service all made it a great experience. looking forward to returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Love this restaurant, always amazing food and service

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We had a most interesting meal here. The cocktails we had were first rate. Both our waitress and the owner were friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Great bourbon selection! Great service. Food was delicious. Would like a few more vegetarian options.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 11, 2016

My friend ordered the old fashioned and it was perfect. I got a whiskey sour, it was a little heavy on the lemon juice and the candied cherries in both drinks were overly sweet with an unappealing mushy texture. The duck fat fries though were great. The dipping sauce the fries came with was addicting. The fry portion is almost enough for 3 people. Great ambience. Will definitely be coming here again.

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2016

It was really good, very Portland and Alberta Arts District

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 1, 2016

The burger and appetizers were fantastic and our server was friendly. Great selection of whiskey and scotch too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Amazing! We loved everything we ordered and the waiter was genuine and attentive! AND THE WINE! The Elouan Pinot was the best Pinot I've ever had! THANK YOU!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

The olive oil poached halibut was fantastic!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Cocktails= incredible
Food= delectable
Service= friendly
We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Just might be the best truffle mac in Portland. Cocktails were great as well. We had the roast chicken, garlicky greens and the Mac the combo was fantastic and one I will crave for sure

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Very good food. I ordered the mussels and it was overflowing in the bowl. It was delicious and very filling. My boyfriend ordered the special of the day, 30 day aged ribeye. It was very good but could have been a bit bigger for the price. Drinks were yummy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 22, 2016

The food and service were excellent. It's a great place for whiskey lovers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Once again, Branch does not disappoint! Fantastic food by chef Scott combined with excellent service by Jim is a win win combination! Starting with cocktails, moving to prosciutto wrapped dates and duck fat fries and on to the hanger steak with blue cheese frites , a burger and some lamb cheeks alongside a killer Chianti, the meal was a terrific start to the week for all 5 of us. Personal service with great food, you must try Branch!!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 21, 2016

I'm so glad we tried this gem in the art district. The area was unique and the food was great. Very attentive staff. Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 13, 2016

If you visit Branch, order the truffle mac and cheese, any of the steak dishes, halibut ceviche and duck fat fries. The mac and cheese was shared between three of us and we could have ordered another; it was that rich and delicious. The halibut ceviche was fresh with a hint of spice from the chipotle sauce.

I've visited several times and these, the steak and the burgers are absolutely the best dishes there. The whiskey list is impressive and priced well.

Couple of deltas: We ordered the daily veggie and it didn't arrive and we were charged for it. They removed this after we told them. We also ordered the panna cotta and it was bland so didn't eat it and were also charged for it; overall the service could be better. We didn't feel "cared for".

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Food is terrific - I know it is a whiskey bar and that it is, but the food is amazing! An undiscovered neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Share plates, dinner and drinks very good. Good variety of choices. Little pricey

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 (Austin)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Amazing staff and food!!!! Perfect end to a long week

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 30, 2016

Awesome cocktails & yummy food, even if a bit rich (as in delicious, high fat content). If I were in the mood for a burger this is the place I would go. Also perfect for a cocktail or two with some great nibbles beyond french fries (which are delicious there nonetheless).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Great cocktails, food, and service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 19, 2016

The food was outstanding, especially with the wine pairings. The service was efficient and very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Waitress provided drink menu, but everything we ordered the bartender did not have time to make therefore we instead had water. We ordered a sprite, whiskey sour, and grapefruit juice (juice because the waitress said all their juices were pressed fresh). 3 course meal, took 3 1/2 hours. Food was delicious, but they need to hire another bartender, chef, and wait staff.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Dined here with a friend during Portland Dining Month. The salad had the best dandelion greens we'd ever had along with Rogue Valley blue cheese and pears. One of our courses was a Maine lobster pot pie with parsnip, morel, peas and potatoes. The other was an English pea and mint tortellini with goat butter, morel and smoked chicken egg. The dessert was a chocolate bombe honeycomb with bourbon honey and frothed buttermilk. Our service was great and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Was here for Portland Dining Month, and a little worried I've been ruined for the rest of it. The dishes were wonderful, the service good and the evening fantastic.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 8, 2016

We took advantage of March dining month to try Branch before attending a function at Alberta Rose Theater. The menu choices were excellent. We normally share with each other, so it was a great opportunity to try different menu preparations. We also decided to go with thesuggested wine pairings and whiskey beer pairings. The food was excellent as they have a chef who seems to enjoy experimenting. Everything went together perfectly besides just being a food treat. Service was on the spot, but not overbearing. We have already suggested Branch to a number of other people. Honestly, if I had just looked at the website menu, I would've probably just passed, but the three course experiment was great. Branch also had other excellent sounding specials on the menu board that were not on the website menu. Make sure your go to find out on your own... nice experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 5, 2016

The meal was delicious and the drinks were also great!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Amazing evening taken care of by the fine staff at Branch. We enjoyed the prix fixe valentines weekend meal with paired wine. We're no foodies, but we might as well consider ourselves as having had a foodie experience tonight. What an AMAZING evening we had tonight. Each course truly better than the last. Hard to describe how good the food was, and how well they'd pared the wine. It was a great find and we will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2016

The food was absolutely amazing. Chef Scott is a fabulous chef with everyday and unusual ingredients blending into an unforgettable meal. The drinks were wonderful as well. Our server, Jim was knowledgeable, friendly and gave some of the best service we ever had. This is more than a bar, it's an unexpected treat. Go and enjoy!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2015

the menu was limited the night we visited but still very good. We sampled the bread, olives and lobster corndogs from the appetizer section. The corndogs took a while but were delicious. We sampled the hanger steak frites, the truffle mac and cheese, and the burger for dinner. They were all very good. The mac and cheese was very rich.
Service was good but twice a waitperson asked us if we wanted anything else and then didn't stick around long enough for an answer.
We would go back and try it again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2015

The Reuben sandwich I had was by far the best I have ever had. I also tried the beet salad and it was amazing. The quality and taste of the food was superior and definitely a place I would recommend .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2015

The food here is amazing, however the overall service was a bit slow. It took us 45 mins to get our food and generally that wouldn't bother me as good food takes time to prepare, but our server never really took care of us. He never refilled our drinks, I had to go to the bar to ask for refills. Never apologized for the long wait or even asked how our food was. it was easy to see he was stressed as the kitchen was backed up but you over compensate by giving amazing service and engaging your guests rather then yell at the kitchen all night. Its also very loud. It felt like having a nice dinner at a rock concert. I would go back for the food, maybe on a slower night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2015

My daughter and I went on a Thursday night 8:30-ish and had a great experience which was very surprising to both of us after reading terrible reviews and getting first-hand advice from close friends not to go there due to lack of wait staff. We were greeted and seated quickly and ordered drinks and several appetizers to share, Wagyu beef tartar, prosciutto wrapped dates on rosemary skewers, and duck fat French fries. All were very tasty! We have no complaints, except that we didn't have any entertaining, terrible stories to share.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2015

This is a nice restaurant. The chicken was great! The steak was so-so. I would have given the restaurant a higher rating if they had been more flexible (the waitress said there could be no changes in an order because "too much work goes into an entree". errrr, ok I guess. The other problem I had was how long it took for them to prepare our entrees. We had a show to go to and I informed the waitress about that. But I still took a good 50 minutes for our entrees to arrive. Considering we were the first diners to enter, and it was not terribly busy in any case, it seemed way too long to await our dinner

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 6, 2015

gorgeous food, great service! Rabbit pot pie changed my life.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 21, 2015

The food and drinks were delicious. An indulgence I cannot wait to experience with friends again, very soon!

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