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About Castagna Restaurant

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.

1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 9pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Chef's Tasting Menu available until 9pm

Cross Street:
SE 18th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 231-7373

Website:
http://www.castagnarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Castagna offers a parking lot located on the corner of SE 18th and Madison. There is also street parking available.

Public Transit:
Trimet bus line #14

Executive Chef:
Justin Woodward

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Wed - Thu 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Castagna Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
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Romantic (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Authentic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Cozy (2)
Business Meals (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. The duck course was amazing.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The biggest waste of money I've ever experienced. Some people might like quarter sized entres. And some dime sized entres. They just give it some fancy name and even fancier ingredients to make you feel special. It was an experience. But not one I ever want again. I suggest they close shop and leave town.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Truly one of the very best in Portland! Highly creative, exquisitely executed and with superb service. Our “go to” spot for really special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for our anniversary meal and the food was great but too small portions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Really poor experience. The cooking is uninspiring and amateur. The bathroom was dirty and disgusting. Will not recommend it to anyone.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I'm not averse to dropping $500+ on a truly amazing dinner for two, but was not happy about the $300+ bill for this. Service was excellent; food was inventive, but unremarkable and on the skimpy side. Had to hit a food truck on the way home...

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our only disappointment was that we asked to have a copy of the description of the courses which our waitress said she would make for us but did not.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

If this restaurant were in San Francisco or New York City, it would have been awarded at least 2 stars from Michelin.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One the finest dining experiences in Portland, Castagna is know for its Chef's tasting menu experience...a fixed item, multiple, multiple course, evening long gastronomic adventure.
Much has been written about this restaurant, so I will just say that everything you may read is correct.
This is not an inexpensive outing, but one gets one pays for, and whether for a special birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion, or whether you are just looking for a really notable dining event, this is one of the top places in town to try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

One of the best restaurants in America and certainly the best restaurant in the Portland metropolitan area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Creative tasting menu with numerous well balanced courses. Service was outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our dinner with wine pairings was fabulous. We will return soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Loved the individual snacks and the presentation of the courses. The chicken liver mousse and the beet chip with beef tartare were amazing. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always amazing. A splurge, but well worth it. Get the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 1, 2017

One of the best meals I have ever had in my entire life. The courses were beautiful to look at, tasted amazing, and paired perfectly with the wine pairing selections. I would rank this actually 2nd only to the Roca brothers' (in Spain), which makes this my favorite restaurant in all of North America.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Every bite is a work of visual and culinary art, and the wine parings are simply genius.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This is not a dinner so much as an experience. I have lived in Europe and traveled extensively and this meal ranks among the world's best. The chef is to be commended on blending interesting flavor combinations and textures while not overwhelming the more delicate flavors. The highlight, however, was the sommelier. He was by far the most knowledgeable and approachable sommelier I have ever dealt with. He took a fabulous dinner to a whole new level. If you love food and ever visit Portland, Castagna is a must. Shame on anyone who misses it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful tasting selection! Tasting was longer than I expected, but gave a great overview of what Oregon had to offer!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Quality family time.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 17, 2017

They never fail to peroxide an amazing experience. I like to describe it as theater with food. Amazing colors, textures and sensational flavors.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Really good meal with many standout courses.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My wife and I celebrated a Birthday/Anniversary date, and could not have been more pleased by our evening at Castagna. The food was impeccable, the paired wines were not only excellent but extremely well-chosen, and the service was a combination of personal and friendly with knowledge and professionalism combined.Highly recommended!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Easily one of the top restaurants in America (and holding the deserved title as Portland's top food experience on OpenTable). We opted for the Seasonal Tasting menu and were quite simply blown away. Small bites of awesome cuisine kept coming plate after plate covering most of the major food groups. The menu will change by the time you get here but I'm confident that Castagna will continue to be an epicure's delight.
PS--we were in town for a wine convention and were very happy to see such an interesting wine list. Not the largest by far, but somm Brent Braun has put together an awesome selection of interesting wines. We were tempted to do the Wine Pairing option but there were just too many bottles that we wanted. Prices were moderate for the quality offered. We will definitely return to Castagna!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vegan, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Come hungry and thirsty. Do the full-out chef's menu with wine pairings. These folks know what they're doing! Food: depth of flavor, simplicity (smartly edited,) sometimes playful, beautiful showcasing of ingredients. Wine: smart choices, a lot of local support, excellently paired. Ambiance is classy and modern but not stuffy. All around, a stunning meal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We came here for our anniversary dinner. We got the $165 tasting menu with $85 wine pairing . There were 5-6 'snacks' before the main dinner tasting menu. All the dishes were inventive and delicious but the fois gras, grilled eggplant, halibut and all three desserts were the highlights for us. The wine pairings were excellent. I like how sherry, vermouth with soda, and craft cider were mixed into the pairings to break things up. Our server for the night just happened to be the wine director of restaurant, Brent. He was very knowledgeable. However, we felt the overall service was a bit impersonal. I had recently taken a few wine classes and was interested in chatting a bit more about the wine pairings, but Brent would introduce each wines and rush off. We got the feeling that he didn't want to engage with his guests. We were not asked at the start of our service how we were doing, whether we are celebrating a special event even though I had noted that when I made the reservation. So while menu and the wine pairings were technically well executed, we cannot say this was an overall exceptional experience that commanded $600 price at the end (with automatic 20% tip). Also, the restaurant bathrooms need an update and the peeling paint on the ceiling should be repaired.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent tasting menu with a great wine pairing

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Well, the food was delicious but slow service and most dishes were one or two bites. But cherry tomatoes with caviar were incredible!!!! Green beans amazing.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Way too fussy. If you like ice plant on top of chicken liver then this is the place for you. If you want this style of dining I would stick with farm spirit or roe when it reopens

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food and service were fantastic, they had a great flow with little breaks in between each course. Ambiance didn't match the cost, felt more like a cafe then fine dining experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had a truly memorable meal at Castagna. Delicious tasting menu and superb service. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic or special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Castagna will not disappoint. The tasting menu is one of the most creative in Portland. Even the pre-meal "snacks" were amazing bites exploding with flavor. Each feature on the tasting menu highlights the main ingredients and dresses them up with fresh herbs and unique accents. A great place for leisurely tasting exploration.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Everything about Castagna (dish execution, dish presentation, flavor, staff, etc) was top notch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2017

If you have a special occasion to celebrate and a few hundred bucks to spare (per person) then Castagna will be a real treat. The creativity of the dishes, the plating, and the taste of each precious dish will all amaze you. It's the only place in Portland the matches the exquisite cuisine of the Basque country.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 16, 2017

My partner and I brought my Son here to celebrate his college graduation. We chose the full tasting menu with wine pairings. My tasting menu was pescatarian. It's taken me quite a while to finally write a review and it's because I'm simply at a loss for words when I try to describe how amazing our experience was. From start to finish we were treated to some of the most decadent food creations I've ever tasted. I've been to many restaurants over the years where the food is beautifully plated but taste wise doesn't live up to its beauty. Not at Castagna! Every bite tastes as good or better than it looks. The wine pairings are generous proportions and genius. Very well thought out but also very original too. I can't stop gushing over this restaurant without mentioning that the service is top-notch. Steven was fantastic, as well as all the other servers. How he remembers all the details about the food and the wine pairings I'll never know because Ive heard the Chef changes things up on a very regular basis if not nightly depending on what's fresh. I hope I've said enough to sway you into trying this restaurant out. Portland has so many places to choose from and the price point at Castagna is at the top but it's well with it for an unforgettable, unique dining experience.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This will be one of the best meals of your life! Worth the price.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Creative cuisine with a wonderful pairing selection. Brent and the entire staff enjoy their craft, delivering a pleasurable evening start to finish.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Superb, creative tasting menu of meow than 20 dishes. Unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever. Celebrating our 50th Anniversary and this was a fitting experience. We took pictures of most of the servings, it will be our delight to view them as we recall the event. It is expensive, but worth every dollar. There are too many outstanding dishes. Highly recommend to make reservations early. The service is excellent, the larger chef's Tasting Menu takes over three and a half hours to enjoy with the servers explaining each dish in detail. There is a smaller Tasting Menu as well with fewer dishes...but that is a more limited exposure

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Would recommend this restaurant for the finest of dining experiences. The ambience of simple elegance with a white tablecloth set the tone for the culinary treasures to follow. The "snacks" of the first course were actually 3-4 plates of delicious imaginative amuse bouche type creations. Each subsequent course was composed of numerous elements, all combining to great effect.

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