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Castagna Restaurant

637 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Tasting Menu (16)
  • Special Occasion (13)
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At Castagna Restaurant we offer two options: a Chef's Tasting Menu and a 6-course Dinner Menu. This is not to be confused with Café Castagna located next door which features an a la carte bistro menu

Castagna serves as a clean, calm, modern canvas on which to showcase an artful presentation of food; a series of tastes that elevate the senses and reinterpret local cuisine. Executive Chef Justin Woodward imagines an edible landscape where diners become part of a cycle of abundance: not only tasting, but feeling, smelling, hearing, seeing, and, ultimately, understanding the food. Come enjoy this James Beard Finalist Chef and his team while they take you on an amazing journey.

Upon request, we offer vegetarian versions of either of the menus.

The Chef's Tasting Menu is available until 9pm.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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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Cross street
SE 18th
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Parking details
Castagna offers a parking lot located on the corner of SE 18th and Madison. There is also street parking available.
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Public transit
Trimet bus line #14
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 637 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely unbelievable!

vipNapadoc (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wow, just some of the best food in Oregon. Must wine pair with the meals !!

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The best restaurant I've been to in Portland! It is on the expensive side, but worth it for a special occasion.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A spendy set menu for our Valentine’s Day dinner ($200/person and an additional $85 for wine pairing) but the food, wine and service combination delivered the best dining experience we’ve had since The French Laundry.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed he staff and the wine pairing was great. The food wasn’t the best. For this price point, I would expect a little better prepared dishes. We probably won’t be back with the other choices in the area.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Chef’s tasting menu was an incredible experience - beautiful presentation and an array of tastes and textures.

JonathanWriting (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our dinner was wonderful and the service top notch. This was the most money I have ever spent on a meal but it was also hands down the best meal I have ever eaten in my life. Come here for the most special of occassions, you will not be disappointed, nothing in Portland comes close, but diners looking for a “cheap” meal will be disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Every single bite is a delicious combination of flavor and texture.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My 3-star rating scope is within the tasting menu fine dining section.

This would be 5 stars compared to say.......Le Diplomate in DC.

I've only been to handful of Chefs Tasting Menu restaurants and all of them are located in the DC area; this was my first in PDX. Take this review with a grain of still a newbie.

Castagna comes in last on my short list in this space. 1) Pineapple & Pearls, 2) Restaurant Eve, 3) Komi, 4) Castagna

Servers were fantastic and the decor was simplistic as it should be for this type of dining because the focus is the food.

The time between dishes was too long, imo. I cant remember how many dishes there were for the chefs course (13? The snack course was 3 separate small bite dishes), and the entire journey took 3 hours and 11 minutes.

I'd rate higher if this place offered a non-alcoholic beverage pairing. I believe that's a greater challenge than just serving alcohol. Think of the hundreds of ingredients out there that can be properly matched up in liquid form for each dish. That's why P&P is my #1.

The food overall was delicious, but when you compare it to other like-caliber establishments, it's average. There was something about the duck course that threw me off. The outside was cooked perfectly, but once I really got into it, it was very chewy... My mom spit her out.

This is still a great place for a special occasion for first-timers, but I don't see myself going back.

Oh yeah, their Old Fashioned was on point!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I came to this restaurant because it was highly recommended by both friends and reviews on the internet but we were very disappointed by the experience. My husband and I have been to some of the most reknowned michelin star rated restaurants and are very familiar to this style of dining but found ourselves trapped on a 3+ hour ride we couldn’t get off off. To be honest it was devistating because it was supposed to be a nice birthday dinner for my husband. To be fair, the wine selection was phenomenal and their froie gras was very good but everything else fell flat and was not fresh. They had a variety of raw fish supposedly flown in from a fish market that they served with no sauce or spice what so ever that was obviously days old (tough and fishy). It literally made us gag. Multiple plates they sent out were like this and so bad we couldn’t take more than one taste. Everything they served was a strange animal part (which is fine if it tastes amazing because I can get over the mental hurtle) but it was ALL gamey or off. By the time we got to dessert my stomach was turning and the baby eclair with matcha that tasted like fish was the last straw so we politely asked for our bill before the rest of the courses arrived. The kicker was having to try and sign our bill of $500 with a pen that kept falling apart that was an advertisement for a birthday performer “Shecky The Clown”. Not to mention the tiny bathroom looked like something you’d see in a dive bar on the coast. So yeah, it was bad. We were supposed to go out for a while longer after dinner but were so torqued we just went home to try and sleep it all off. We just don’t get it.... maybe we hit an off night there or something but it’s really too bad. I know we won’t be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Remains to food standard of PDX

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Love this place! Food is amazing, each and every bite. Not too much food for so many dishes, just right!

vipGreat (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Another fantastic, creative, and fun dinner on New Year's Eve. We really enjoyed ourselves and the fun menu. The service, as always, was first class.

vipCleve (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Perhaps the most inventive (if not best) cooking in Portland. The high priced Chef’s Menu is at various points sublime, whimsical, fun and a bit disappointing and uninteresting. But you can’t fault the kitchen or servers for lack of effort to make your time a truly fine dining experience. The wine pairing was excellent and definitely worth the additional charge.

vipBaylorBoy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing food and wine pairings, waitstaff super knowledgeable on preparation, ingredients and wine list. The presentation is over the top artistic. Will I go there again? YES

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Sooo yummm

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

This place is amazing. Food and flavor combinations I’ve never had before. Presented beautifully. Staff is excellent. Knowledgeable about the food and friendly.

Truly an eating experience that you should not miss. There was a fair amount of seafood on the menu which my wife does not care for. They substituted vegetarian options for her and she loved them.

vipRobert (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very creative dishes and desserts. Dishes are beautifully designed and decorated, and the ingredients are very fresh. They have very fresh fishes (e.g. Unicorn fish) air delivered to PDX from the Tokyo fish market for their Fish Box sashimi dish. Dessert is top notch. If this restaurant were in San Francisco or New York City, it would have easily received 2 Michelin stars. Too bad Michelin does not come to Portland.

foodie1 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

I highly memorable meal. The tasting menu was divine and each course executed to perfection. It was a wonderful evening for my family visiting Portland.

vipColleen (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. The duck course was amazing.