Castagna Restaurant

4.8
715 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
At Castagna Restaurant we offer three different dining options: a Chef’s tasting menu, a Seven course menu, and a Four course weekday menu.
The Chef’s tasting menu is $165 per guest, the Seven course is $100 per guest, and the Four course is $55 per guest.
The Four course menu is only offered on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Chef’s tasting menu is only offered until 9pm each night.

Vegetarian versions of all three menu’s are available with 24 hour advanced notice.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 9pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Chef's Tasting Menu available until 9pm
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Phone number
(503) 231-7373
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Woodward
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SE 18th
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Public transit
Trimet bus line #14
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Wed - Thu 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM

What 715 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a foodie's delight. Absolutely creative dishes and amazing presentation. My only minor gripe is the restaurant decor, a kind of minimalistic 70's barren landscape - but, again, the reason you are here is for a food adventure.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best fine dining Portland has to offer. Get the chef tasting menu, it’s incredible.

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MS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We ate at Castanga a few years ago and we were blown away by how delicious and inventive the food was. This time however, the food was good, but not worth the price you pay. The gratuity is included, but it is on top of the price of the meal. Most of the time when we have dined at restaurants where the gratuity in included (Or where it is stated the staff is paid a living wage), it’s already included in the price. This is what Castanga needs to do. I would not recommend them now.

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G
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wine pairings were absolutely incredible, partially due to the exceptional description and story of each provided by the sommelier.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish wash creative and delicious.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent in every way, we had the tasting menu. Outstanding tastes every course was a delightful surprise. Would definitely come back on another occasion.

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HH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Medicore food at delicious (for them) prices. Save time and eat your burnt money instead.

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JK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I told the server that the experience was about art, not just the food. I was referring to the presentation of each course and the design of the space, as well as to the flavor and texture of each course. The flavor and texture of the rock fish were especially wonderful and it arrived much hotter than is usual with restaurant food, which made it all the more delectable.

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OO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Should be a Michelin starred restaurant. Worthy chef.

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J
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place food great would recommend for anyone

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GF
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine pairing was especially azaming!
Everything was great- but the wine stood proudest with some rare pours!

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a small and quite location for dinner and had heard of Castagna's through the internet. We were able to have a wonderful dinner with great wine paring, the location is easy to access, the atmosphere was perfect for a quite dinner for 2. We did not feel rushed or hurried as we enjoyed our meal.

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AJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to Castagna to celebrate our anniversary. It was delicious, but we really enjoyed the interesting wine pairings. The sommelier knows his wines and had some really inventive, unexpected wines for us to try. Loved it!

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PA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the weekend chef's tasting menu with my wife for our anniversary. Food was exceptional. Finest dining experience I can recall. It was also the most expensive. By far. Worth it for a special occasion.

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved the ambiance of the restaurant was so welcoming. Food and staff were superb, highly recommend this gem

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NK
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maybe the finest dining in Portland—both creative and elegant. Excellent service. Certainly should rate at least one Michelin star, if Michelin ever comes to Portland.

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MS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Nothing great. Surprised they have s Star. We’ve been to many Michelin Star restaurants. This did not meet expectations.

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VS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! Great food, great service and it made my boyfriend and I feel very fancy

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We had dinner here many times in the past. I found the price increased too much. I really don’t like they directly charge tip of 20% of the dinner! They should let customers decide! I no longer recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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CT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the chef’s tasting menu and each course was as beautiful as it was delicious. A great variety of seafood, meats, and vegetable dishes. The wine pairing was exceptional with some funky wines we’d never heard of that paired amazingly well with the food! Definitely going back!

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IC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb and innovative tasting menu. Highly recommend!

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SB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly one of the best dinners I have experienced.

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DF
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MICHELIN WORTHY....Wow, wow, wow !!!! This place is serious. My husband and I recently had the 7 course-tasting menu and wine pairing at Castagna and I am speechless. We have been to several 1 star and many 3 star Michelin restaurants around the world, and Castagna is in the game. The dishes are beautiful to look at, thoughtful in their ingredients and brought many, many eye-closing moments. We upgraded and added in 1 Wagyu Beef and OMG…the best bite of meat EVER !!! Service impeccable, and just a fantastic experience…well worth the money. Michelin…if you are reading this…time to put Portland on your map and reward Castagna with 1 star…or maybe 2.

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So far the best restaurant both for food and service in Portland. It unfortunately came with the largest bill but I still recommend this as a must have experience.

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. From service to food. To presentation. Everything was impeccable. Would return in a heart beat. But we live in Oklahoma. We only came for our honeymoon. Thank you Castagna for the perfect night.

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ER
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for an anniversary dinner with my boyfriend. the service was incredible. The menu was creative and the food was delicious. We did the seven course tasting menu with wine pairing and it was well worth it! We would have done the chef's but Im rather petite and just can't eat that much. But the menu looked amazing! Would HIGHLY recommend

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Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We thought each dish was very innovative and delicious. Wine pairings, however, we not particularly spot on. The Chardonnay and the Spanish red worked well, the sparkling wine and the rest were way too cider like or way too sweet for such a lovely dinner. Wish we had just ordered a good bottle of red wine.

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TW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely wonderful dinner at Castagna. Creative and delicious, the beautiful presentation of the food was memorable and the wine pairing was perfect.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best restaurant in Portland by a mile

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London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining out on our honeymoon, the food was truly incredible and the service was great. Would highly recommend for a special occasion!

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London
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly outstanding. One of the best meals I've had in the country. Congrats to Justin and the entire team.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around with creative and delicious alternate preparations for my mom with severe food allergies

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PW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The oyster that they served (it was poached) was the smoothest, most amazing oyster I have had. The beef course that they served (which they graciously accommodated our dietary restriction when I forgot to mention that earlier), was incredibly flavorful. The chicken liver was just incredible. The whole meal was just amazing.

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DT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. We did the larger chefs tasting menu which was inventive and perfectly executed. They had a new pork course - it was my favorite. I didn’t care for the potato ice cream but not s big deal

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TI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great food. by far beyond what you normally get in portland.

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S
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a laid back 2 1/2 hours of sequential small bite bliss

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BB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine pairings!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very wonderful evening- food prepared perfectly

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KM
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has spectacular food. We did the 7 course tasting menu and everything was incredible, right down to the "potato skin" desert. We spent some of dinner speculating on that one (unsuccessfully) and it didn't disappoint. If you want a memorable, super high quality, special dinner where every course is unique and surprising, then this is a great choice.

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Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Will definitely go back!

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