Disappointing. Was expecting more given the reviews. I think it was busier than expected for a Sunday night of a long holiday weekend. Had a 6:30 reservation. Waited 15 minutes after being seated for any one to approach our table. Generally speaking really slow service, pleasant but slow. Waited 20 minutes for first tapas to come out...a green salad and goat cheese with toast. Beef carpaccio was dry. Not even sure how that’s possible. Paella was just ok. A bit dry and salty. Did really enjoy the comfy corner seating with lots of pillows.
Must try when visiting Portland. We made a reservation and were sat upon walking in. We split a bunch of tapas and they were all flavorful in their own way. The gnocchi and the risotto will change your life for the better I promise.
I’d been to Local 188 for brunch in the past but never for dinner. We got a great corner seat and had a view over the whole restaurant. We ordered the smoked salmon and goat cheese appetizers and for the main course seafood paia and short ribs. Amazing! If you’re looking for cheap eats this isn’t the place, but for a nice dining experience with creative dishes you can’t go wrong here.
This my 2nd time there. The first time was a great experience. This 2nd time, however, I waited 1hr 30 min for my meal and had to take it to-go rather than eating it there, because we waited so long we were almost late for a Meetup we had planned. The restaurant did make it right by not charging for the meal. The food is always excellent!
Thank you to a gracious staff for accommodating our large party so late on a weeknight! It was a perfect evening between the food, drinks, and energetic and pleasant staff.
Service upon entering was very good. Staff was attentive but a little slower than necessary according to the crowd size. I had the duck and found the food very well prepared with excellent flavor. I found the entree to be a very interesting combination of flavors and fresh ingredients.
I've been for dinner a few times and brunch a lot. The food is delicious and always reliable. Service is excellent. You won't be disappointed coming here.
One of Portland's finest. Regular customer. Highly recommended.
The two paellas we had were both excellent and the service was great.
We had a wonderful meal on New Year's Eve and Local 188. Patates Bravas, gnocci and goat cheese gratin were all delicious. Mushroom risotto was tasty but a little heavy on the onions. Service was over the top good. Thanks for a great New Year's meal.