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About Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar

A Portland favorite since 1979, Cassidy's Restaurant is located in a historic building in the heart of downtown Portland, within walking distance of major hotels and steps from the Crystal Ballroom. Cassidy's menu features creative regional cuisine of local seafood, premium-cut meats, and fresh pasta. We offer a well-chosen winelist, a beer selection including the best microbrews, classic cocktails and a bar that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in town--all in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

1331 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Northwest

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 2:00am.

Cross Street:
SW 14th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 223-0054

Website:
http://www.cassidysrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Full service catering for intimate dinners up to receptions for hundreds.

Parking Details:
Street parking and 2 pay lots within a block

Public Transit:
MAX stops at SW 10th and at SW 18th

Executive Chef:
Anthony Finck

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Please contact us for more details.

Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went to show at Crystal Ballroom. Went to Cassidy's for pre-show meal. Our server was excellent. He made great recomendations for meal choice. My wife had ravioli and I had cod with Brussel sprout-lemon flavored appitizer. Wonderful flavors and unique flavor palette. Excellent drinks, campy atmosphere. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Authentic, People Watching, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

So noisy that out table could hardly converse. Service was slow. The glass of red wind that I ordered was undrinkable and I sent it back. Food was ok but not fabulous enough to make me want to repeat the experience.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We’ve been a fan for a while now but something was different this last visit. Hair found in salad; no croutons in Caesar salad but was told there were “ shredded” croutons included?? What? Crouton dust? It was odd.cajun oysters were yummy. Tasty ribs.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had an awesome dinner with a large group pre theatre. Everyone was happy, including the GF and Vegetarian friends. Thanks for great food and exceptional service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I was a bit concerned when we walked in as there were so few people. Our reservations were for 7 PM. It's a limited menu but the food was good and so was the wine . The place is funky and staff was great. Our group enjoyed the quiet evening. U imagine they are really busy during games.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Fabulous food!
Many chefs over the years and always great tasting meals
Responsive staff
Love the location- great for people watching and near Portland Artist Rep Theater

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, People Watching, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This restaurant was not busy at all. We went on a Saturday night during the summer, yet we were the only ones in there for part of our meal. The lack of customers made me nervous about the quality of the food; but the meal was incredible! I ordered a baseball steak. It was delicious, and it came garnished with roasted red potatoes and grilled green beans. The presentation was much nicer than I expected given the lack of flare in the restaurant (the restaurant had a low-quality feel and look, with old tables and boring decor).
Bottom line, the food was really good!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Had dinner before a play with friends. Service was excellent, happy hour menu was very good and at a reasonable price. Will return again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I'd describe this place as upscale casual. We went on a Saturday night and there was only a few other people there so it was quiet. Happy hour menu was great, really good food for the price. Their beer was good also. My only complaint, and it's kind of a big one, is that as the night went on we had quite a few fruit flies buzzing around our table. By the time it became a real nuisance we were just about done so rather than find a different table we just mentioned it to our server before we left.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Engaging menu with creative combinations of foods and flavors. I had the beef/mushroom ravioli topped with arugula; it had subtle yet bright flavors and the crunch and mild bitterness of the arugula deliciously contributed to the sweet complexity of flavors.
Partner had the braised beef shank on mushroom risotto. Rich and immensely satisfying for even big appetites. Tender beef fell from the bone and melded with the creamy ravioli. So yum. Dessert was flourless hazelnut torte and homemade vanilla ice cream. Dreamy!

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had an excellent experience for a friend's birthday party. The staff was especially accommodating to our need for extra space. The food was excellent and the pricing decent. We had a brand new server, who handled our group like a pro. Kudos to her. Thank you, Cassidy's for a perfect evening

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Don't let the non descript outside fool you. Cassidy's serves up some fantastic grub. Our server Jenn was great at knowing the menu and providing timely service. The cocktails are ample with some unique combinations and are very affordable. Their wine list is very local .
I had the beef short ribs which were cooked perfectly with a wonderful shroom polenta. My wife got the Halibut special. We both won the clean plate club.
We will be back for sure and they are starting a new menu and new happy hour menu change this upcoming week. With all of the entertainment venues close by, this is a great choice. Also, they have two happy hours....the late one being 10p-2a.....so that is good to know when you have out of town guests arriving late at PDX.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The mussels were very fresh and the kale salad used local ingredients.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Good food, casual atmosphere. Service was some of the best I have had in years. Thanks 0092. Sorry thought I had your name written down, but did not.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great price/quality with delicious food and friendly service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 18, 2017

This is an older restaurant so its not fancy, but the food was wonderful! We did the Portland Monthly menu and had fish and French onion soup with the cherry bread pudding for dessert. I saw people getting the mussels and pomme frites and that looked fantastic! Have to try that next. This is a nice place for good casual dining.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Cassidy's is a Portland gem. It's a fantastic location for dinner before heading to events at the Crystal Ballroom. The restaurant isn't trendy, but it is one of the rare ones that have stood the test of time and the food has always been great. The Rockfish and the kale/butternut squash salad were on the Portland Dining Month menu were wonderful. The interior is a throwback to the yesteryear of Portland. The service has always been reliable too.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We went for Portland Dining Month and our food was wonderful. We'll go again.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 6, 2017

We went for Portland dining month. The kale salad was amazing and the short rib was "melt in your mouth!"

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We stopped by before heading to our show. The waiter was very attentive and the food was a great value. My wife and I both mentioned that we would go back. We started with a kale and butternut squash salad with a preserved lemon vinaigrette, candied walnuts and feta which was very tasty. I had braised beef short rib with polenta, braised greens and pickled horseradish . The short ribs were fork tender and delicious. My wife had the rockfish with a bacon and brussels sprouts hash, lemon, thyme and butter sauce. For desert she had tart cherry bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce. I hade Crème brulée which I thoroughly enjoyed. We were both so full afterwards but, it was worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We made a reservation, but when we were seated at the table, it smelled like a dead animal/fish. The smell was quite offensive to a few our of party, that we ended up leaving before ordering.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Less than memorable meal in a quiet, unpopulated old restaurant. Had higher expectations for a place that has survived the Portland scene for so many years but overall ok food, limited ambiance and overall little value

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was excellent. The waitress was fast and efficient. Bob Cassidy himself came out to greet us and chat for a it. It felt like a very comfortable yet classy dine. The food was also delicious. I ordered the steak and it was perfectly cooked. My date ordered the rockfish and she was very impressed. I would definitely come here again. The prices are steep, but the quality food and quality experience are worth it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Hadn't been in a while and can't remember why. We really enjoyed our meal and our the great wait staff. Will go back and recommend you reintroduce yourself to this Portland gem if you haven't been in a while.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 18, 2017

A lovely evening with friends. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and it was very good value. What more could we want ?!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Love this place. Cannot say enough about food, staff, atmosphere and overall experience. So good. Keep it up Bob!

Tags: Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Fabulous New Year's Eve Celebration!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 28, 2016

We never get over to Cassidy's enough. Always consistently year in and out good service and good food and drinks.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2016

We were celebrating a family birthday. The food and service was excellent. The only criticism I can give us it smelled strongly of cigarette smoke which was off-putting when looking forward to a good meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2016

There were six in our group. We got 2 orders of calamari to start with which we all enjoyed. For sides, we got the broccoli and brussel sprouts. For a few in our group, it was alittle spicy but we like it. Two in our group got the chicken, one pork, one fish, one steak salad and I got the vegetable linguine. Everyone loved their dishes except me because it tasted like they used frozen vegetables and the dish was super salty. We did enjoy our drinks. I got the Long Island ice tea

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2016

I've always loved Cassidy's and I wasn't let down Saturday night. We were a group of nine and everything was delivered together and hot. Great meal and wonderful service. Thanks

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Good food and service. Quiet...great for conversation

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Unfortunately, we were one of only 2 tables in the entire restaurant and bar area on a Friday night. It was uncomfortable to be in such a deserted setting. The waitress was very attentive and the food was fine.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 2, 2016

Cassidy's offered quick seating, reasonably-priced good food and great drinks. The servers were kind an knowledgeable. Standing in line at a hyped-restaurant? Ditch the line and head to Cassidy's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Cassidy's has good food and is located in a Beautiful old building. The Red Wine selection by the class is limited (no Oregon Pinot) but the food menu has a nice variety. The Asparagus appetizer is great. Reasonable prices and good quality. We discovered this by trying it during Portland Dining Month.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 30, 2016

Went to Cassidys for the first time on a Wednesday. It was quiet with only 6 quests at 6:30. Menu had variety and we ordered a salad, pork main course and hamburger. Salad was very good, pork and hamburger were very good. Generous portions so we took some home. Price was reasonable.

Server was pleasant and attentive without hovering. We inquired when they were busiest and she told us Friday and Saturday evening and events. This would be important since the parking is mostly street and it was limited the night we were there.

We would go back on a low volume night for above average food and value.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 23, 2016

The service and menu were both above average. The menu was inventive and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 22, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We decided to try some new places as part of the Portland Dining Month and this one sounded great. My husband actually did not order the Portland Dining Month menu because other choices were so great. Only thing I would change is they need to add some Oregon Pinot to their wines by the glass. This one will be a repeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 18, 2016

We had good service and good food. We got in early, before the crowd, and got good attention from the staff. Food was good too . View isn't terrific, but it was convenient to ART, where we were headed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 12, 2016

My date and I dined at Cassidy's prior to a concert at the Crystal Ballroom. The location was perfect as it was raining (as usual) and the venue was just around the corner.
We wanted to take advantage of the Portland Dining Out menu but decided their regular Happy Hour menu had some great choices too and went with the French Onion soup (cheese on top cooked perfectly, Calamari (delicious) , the risotto and some great wine recommended by our
top notch server, Jesse.

Jesse deserves kudos for juggling all the diners and making us all feel well attended to. He was very patient with me regarding the wine list and his recommendations were perfect.

I also want to add my Grey Goose martini was PERFECT. I like it up, very cold and one twist of lemon.
You would be surprised how many bartenders don't know what a twist is and actually squeeze a lemon wedge into your martini. Not at Cassidy's though!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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