Davenport

4.7
331 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A refined restaurant focusing on simple, well-prepared dishes maintaining the integrity of premier Northwest ingredients.
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KG
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would go again to Davenport as soon as possible. Delightful!

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NC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on Thursday, March 14th to celebrate my husband’s birthday . Davenport is one of our favorite restaurants, and Thursday’s meal was awesome! The squid salad and stuffed piquillo peppers were to die for. Seek out this restaurant!

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JS
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davenport was recommended by a friend. Great food and experience. I'll be going back again.

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K
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went with friends for a nice dinner out and we were not disappointed. Wonderful oysters and perfectly cooked scallops. Great wine options too. Will definitely go back.

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GB
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food items made a special evening to celebrate a family birthday!

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PD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy Davenport. It's nice to see the owners working, and enjoying their work. I'm happiest when Kurt is there, as I ask him to pick a wine for me. This time, it was a Rioja Reserva from Bodegas Roda in Haro, medium-weight, fresh, able to go with various dishes. We had a party of four, and three of us ate the Portland Dining Month specials. It was a real value, a nice dinner with wine for four people for just over $200.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and lovely presentation! I would go there again and very much appreciated the staff and attention to detail.

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KF
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It always a special and delightful experience to eat at Davenport. The entire staff is warm and inviting and the food is Impeccable quality and presentation. without any pretentiousness. The wine list is unparalleled in Portland and ALWAYS ask Kurt to make a recommendation - you will never be sorry you did! We can’t wait for our next visit. Thank you!

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j
Portland
50 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our first visit. Food is creative, well presented. Wines were very well selected and paired well. Server was helpful and efficient. Had a very nice experience

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Kurt made our night with not only his great company, but a wonderful knowledge of drinks! He really made our evening!

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WW
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, well seasoned. Waitstaff was very attentive and pleasant.

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OT
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavor and balance! From the cocktails to the salads to the crispy to the orient-touched duck skin.

One of our favorite aspects of the meal were some unusual wines offered by the glass: instead committing to a single bottle, we sampled lovely and unfamiliar glasses from the Canary Islands, alpine Italy, and back-roads France.

The wait staff did a nice job of reading our needs, making recommendations, and giving us time to eat each small plate, course, by course, by course.

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C
Portland
40 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tried Dining Month menu. Food was nicely prepared; service was excellent.
Small but did not feel crowded.
Could have done without the scattered boxes of wine as you enter.
Certainly not pretentious.
We would go back.

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FK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable setting, good wine service, low noise level even when nearly full.

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LT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous meal, as always! One of our favorite Portland restaurants 👏🏼

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JT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great small plates restaurant tucked away in a hole in the wall that's hard to notice unless you're looking for it. Be sure to take advantage of the wisdom of the sommelier, Kurt, who seems to always pick out something great once you've given him an outline of your preferences.

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w
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent and very helpful selecting the right portions. Delicious steak with arugula salad. We had the cod and deviled eggs and both were scrumptious. Overall a lovely dinner. Only drawback was the tables are close and it was difficult to hear my husband but perhaps that’s a plus too. 😉

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l
Portland
60 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be picked Davenport because of its closeness to The Sanctuary Theater. We were so pleasantly surprised by try ambiance, the food and the service! We didn’t know what to expect (some friends thought the small plates were too “small”) but we loved it and thought a perfect way to enjoy many different flavors and dishes. Kudos to the kitchen staff! The food was great! Oh, please thank the bartender, we had a great Negroni too! Will definitely come back and bring a few friends to enjoy more offerings. We love the “quietness” of the place. Thank you so much!

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m
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I haven’t spoken in years, so we planned a special night out to give it one more shot. Davenport not only saved my marriage, but it allowed us to reconnect in ways we haven’t in years. We loved the food, the service, and the ambiance. Can’t wait to come back for the unforgettable duck.

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PS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dinners we've had in years, with everything from the food to the service to the bar program really knocking it out of the park. Highly recommend to anyone looking for thoughtfully prepared delicious food.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was very good here and worthy of the good reviews. However, we had absolutely horrible service!!! And the patrons sitting on both sides of us and practically on our laps were rude, snobby and pretentious. We wasted one of our very few vacation nights and were disappointed due to how well reviewed it was. :(

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MB
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was one of the best restaurants I had ever been to. Not only was the food exceptional, the bartender was generously heavy handed. Since it was my first time there and in a neighborhood I was unfamiliar with, it was hard to find. The name does not show up and I was driving around and around looking for it. When I called them they said it was next to Heart Coffee. That was easy to see and I knew I was finally at the right place. My friend was 20 minutes late because she couldn't find it either. THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS SO GOOD THAT I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK. This place is a winner.

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LL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was top and celiacs. An eat without worry...we ordered mostly seafood and all dishes were tasty, creative, and fresh... would definitely go there again..

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TW
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delishous food came out in rotations at just the right moment to dive into the next set of flavors. We sat and talked and ate for what seemed like forever. You can get lost in this place. Lost in a good time.

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CK
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Intimate setting. Good food and service. Reasonable prices.

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l
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great with a bigger group so you can try more foods. Very knowledgeable about wine and great service.

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KF
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. We are never disappointed by the amazing food, attentive service and Kurt’s wine selections are always spot on! We will be back soon.

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MB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to Davenport did not disappoint! Co-owner Kurt was there to greet us with a smile and his vast knowledge of wine. A quick explanation of what we liked in a wine and he delivered a spectacular off menu bottle of Daterra Viticultores Azos Do Pobo from Galicia, Spain. Delicious! The food was served family style as suggested by our server. 5 People, 10 dishes and we were content! One in our party was a vegetarian, another paleo. Both were happy with the menu options and didn't feel slighted a lack of options. We look forward to returning to this neighborhood gem soon! - Jon & Mair Blatt

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and potent drinks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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IN
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed our NYE dinner at Davenport. The service was attentive and friendly. The scallops and wagyu beef were excellent.

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GL
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Very warm welcoming ambiance with dim lighting. The food was DELICIOUS. The duck was exceptional and cooked perfectly. Great wine list, very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Found a great bottle of wine after two great cocktails. Great night, bravo Davenport.

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CD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not that amazing. Shared plate thing that normally is great but each plate is 15-18 and just ok. A few highlights but nothing I can remember.

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K
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very good drinks. Food was good, but not great. The plates are quite small so you don't want to come hungry. About $45 pp with one drink and not much food. Very nice servers and pleasant atmosphere....I just wish the food was a little better.

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SC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hip and contemporary. Small (medium, really) plates for sharing. Eclectic new American. No weak spots, at least in the dishes we had. The frito misto was outstanding.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Delicious food. Excellent service! What more could you want?

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and beverages were fantastic! We just had Kurt feed us from the menu and everything was amazing.

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M
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Davenport, the Duck Breast blew my mind. We had 4 plates to try and it was all amazing. Can’t wait to come back and try more!

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time with great conversation at the bar!

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DD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our first visit to Davenport and we were very pleased with it, in the main. Food is wonderful, wine list breathtaking. Consult with Kurt on your wine choice(s) to maximize that experience. This is a small plates form of service and preparation. You know the drill, 'home' plate and food served in the middle, portion out and serve yourselves. Fine. BUT, if you have a course that results in a delicious, creamy cheesy sauce remaining on your 'home' plate, perhaps that's not ideal for what's coming next. Perhaps you don't want a delicate scallop served into creamy cheesy. A touch of annoyance when a new plate was requested. Happened again. Annoyance again. Maybe the server could ask, "would you like a fresh plate?"

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