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Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar

136 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Northwest
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 2:00am.
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Phone number
(503) 223-0054
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Finck
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Full service catering for intimate dinners up to receptions for hundreds.
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Cross street
SW 14th
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Parking details
Street parking and 2 pay lots within a block
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Public transit
MAX stops at SW 10th and at SW 18th
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

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What 136 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipM2PDX (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

One of the more creative menus in Portland. Continental cuisine with emphasis on nightly specials. We had the cassoulet and the short rib parpadelle on a recent winter nite. Great service in a quiet atmosphere. Great for before or after movies in the Hood.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 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.

faruth (Portland)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 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.

vipSeafoodie (Portland)
3.0  Dined on September 24, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 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

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  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!!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  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.

vipSeafoodie (Portland)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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

vipM2PDX (Portland)
5.0  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 that is good to know when you have out of town guests arriving late at PDX.

customer (Portland)
5.0  Dined on April 2, 2017

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

ScottR (Portland)
4.0  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.

Budd (Portland)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Great price/quality with delicious food and friendly service.

skila (Portland)
4.0  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.

CityGirlLovesCountry (Portland)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on March 9, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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!"