Davenport

4.7
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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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4.8
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PB
Portland
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dining at Davenport was a delightful experience. Nuances in flavors, perfection in preparation and ingredients, exemplary service, extraordinary wines...what’s not to love?

LB
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

2
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We'll be back and bring some friends next time. Haven't been in awhile and it continues to impress. Lots of yummy cocktails and small plates. The coconut cod was sublime.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience1

Too noisy. Tables to close. Not enough food for price.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Uncomfortable seating, bland overpriced food. Waiter was very nice.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is extraordinary in its simplicity that highlights the inherent flavors in the individual items or by pairing another complimentary food together. Chef Kevin a master!

PD
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always one of our favorite places. The wine menu is as unique as its curator and never disappoints. If you are ever going to trust someone to help you pick a wine, I can’t recommend him highly enough.

m
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Which was better and more surprising? The deviled eggs filled with crab or the crispy lamb belly? Both were outstanding, as was everything we ordered. This is a perfect place to go for dates or evenings out with friends. We'll be back, as much for the service as for the food.

t
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfection! still raving and reminiscing days later!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davenport consistently has some of the best food and service in Portland. The entire staff were incredibly welcoming, warm and attentive to our needs throughout the experience. I would highly recommend Davenport to anyone looking for a higher end meal in an intimate setting.

It was a wonderful evening, made part by the staff at Davenport.

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a family holiday meal and the family style portions were perfect for the evening.

r
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting selection of smaller plates, wonderful wine by the glass, good bread (very important), and they treat vegetables with respect. I especially loved the young radishes.

AM
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! I always enjoy my time here

d
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The waitress was friendly and the atmosphere was nice. HOWEVER....

The menu was soooooooooooo limited. I struggled to find something that I really wanted.

The menu was hard to read. I did not know where appetizers ended and entrees began. The cost for apps was high. Descriptions need to be more detailed. Organize the menu to read like a menu. Use plainspeak.

I ordered a "cabbage roll' as my entree. There was just one roll and it was not large enough for me to consider it an entree .

I am not a big eater. but I was certainly hungry when I left. I had to dive into cheese and crackers once home.

I spent a lot of $$$$ for a small amount of food. I will not return to Davenport.

DJ
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By choosing a few small plates as starters to share and then selecting our "mains", we were able to assemble a varied and delicious meal. These plates arrived at just the proper time giving us a wonderful evening. Considering the equality of the food, service and ambiance the prices were quite reasonable.

LL
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner before our event. The food was delicious and the presentation was amazing. We ordered 7 courses to share. We enjoyed our experience so much, that we thought we should come back another time with our prime focus on eating here.

T
Portland
41 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Rotating, seasonal menu keeps the place interesting and new. Morgan and Jeremy always give great recommendations.

DP
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very good food. The service was slow because the main course had to be remade. When it did arrive it was good. The waiter was very knowledgeable about wines

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb belly is one of the best dishes in Portland, and our server was great. Overall an amazing dining experience.

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was painfully slow and food was mediocre at best. Absolutely overpriced for what we got—we ordered a lot and still left hungry. Literally stopped at McDonalds afterwards.

DJ
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were six of us. We brought some wine and ordered some more from their extensive list. A few small dishes were ordered and served communally as starters. Mains were ordered individually. The service was spot on with the wait staff covering for each other in a seamless, professional manner. Kevin's food was, as always, wonderful. The main ingredients were identifiable but prepared and presented with refreshing originality. Even with the restaurant packed, it was possible to carry on conversations around the table. Looking forward to our next visit.

m
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. I wish there were 6 stars for those special gems that just over-achieve without trying to. The menu is inventive, the service was impeccable, the wine list is to drool for, the food is well prepared AND all tied in with the vibe and ora of your neighborhood spot. I can’t wait to come back again and again. My server was great - she was attentive, helpful, friendly and genuine. Mark popped over from the bar to assist in any beverage questions I had. 17 out of 10 will return :)

KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best dining experience in Portland.

FA
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food and service was good. It was spendy for what you get and some of the food was a little bland (braised leeks, the cheese plate needs bread or crackers) The scallops are as good as the other reviews say and the beef dish was fantastic. The tomato salad was also very good. Our service was more European style, meaning don't expect super attentive service, but I really like and appreciate that. I can get a waiters attention if I need something, so I appreciate no one asking me 10 times during my meal if I am "enjoying everything".

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner - the food was varied and delicious and we loved the wine they recommended. This is a great place for a date or to celebrate with someone special.

NA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine list

n
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best things about Davenport is that there are always new dishes to try as well as old favorites, especially as the seasons change.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot!

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AJ
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most under rated restaurant in Portland. Superb wine list and always exceptional food simply prepared.

SL
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Five of us for dinner to celebrate spouse’s birthday. Had a number of menu items and all were stellar. Scallop dish and tenderloin topped the list. Attentive service. Very pleasant evening. Thanks!

DB
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had four dishes. The tomatoes were ripe, flavorful and perfectly dressed to allow the tomatoes to show their stuff. A chicory salad was smokey and wonderful. Albacore with a saffron aioli was terrific. And a mix of prawns, cod and squid with romesco was completely satisfying. As usual, Jeremy and Kurt found wines that enhanced the food: matched a white and a red from Rousillon. Superb.

MP
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a find in Portland. Definitely a gem of a discovery. We’ll be back.

S
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davenport's food is a joy to the eyes and the tastebuds.

R
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always really good to great. Love Chef Kevin Gibson’s food !

NC
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again, had a very yummy dinner at Davenport! My two favorites: Scallops with sea plant and tuna ceviche. Service was amazing. We brought friends from out of town, and they loved it. Can't wait to go back. Davenport never disappoints.

KG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appealing menu, intriguing preparations, nice reasonably priced French wines by the glass. Friendly service. Who could ask for more?

SW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Love the small space atmosphere too

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here 5 times and have never been disappointed. Our waitperson’s recommendations were spot on. This is a wonderful place to share small plates. Try it; you won’t be sorry.

FS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was WONDERFUL! We received a lovely greeting when we arrived. Everyone was so friendly, laid back, and incredibly knowledgeable. The food was amazing!!!!! We will be back. New favorite in Pdx and that’s saying a lot!

J
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unassuming, simple yet refined, flavorful food and top notch service. Was pleasantly surprised by our meal here and will definitely be going back. My only disappointment was we took our charming and attentive server’s advice and ordered 4 plates to share amongst the 2 of us. We could’ve easily eaten six.