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Paley's Place Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed, Portland, OR
Paley's Place Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed, Portland, OR
Paley's Place Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed, Portland, OR
Paley's Place Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed, Portland, OR
Paley's Place Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed, Portland, OR

Paley's Place Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed

4.7
4.7
683 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
Paley’s Place offers Pacific Northwest Bistro Fare using local & sustainable seasonal products, served in the warm and inviting setting of a Victorian home. As the 2005 winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Northwest and 2011 victor on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America, Vitaly Paley creates seasonal menus from the bounty of the Northwest – fresh ingredients supplied by local farmers, growers and purveyors – with French and Russian influences. Co-owner Kimberly Paley oversees the front of the house, and together with General Manager Stevie Walsh, curates the list of wines featuring an extensive selection of Oregon Pinot Noir. The weekly “Wine Wednesday” tasting takes a more global approach to wine tasting with wine flights available from around the world.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Russian, French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday; 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 243-2403
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Vitaly Paley
  • Catering
    From winery dinners to private parties, Paley's Place can provide a unique dining experience for your guests. Please contact Shelly Jones at 503-568-1079 for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Our spacious front room can accommodate up to 34 guests, while our back room can accommodate up to 24 guests. The back room allows for plenty of privacy, with a thick curtain to divide your guests from the rest of the restaurant. We carefully put together a curated set menu for your guests, while our sommelier is happy to suggest wine pairings or bottles for your dining experience.Food and beverage minimums are required to book out each room--please contact Shelly Jones at 503-568-1079 for pricing. We look forward to having your guests dine with us!
  • Private party contact
    Shelly Jones: (503) 568-1079
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Cross street
    Northrup
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of street parking around the restaurant--especially around 22nd and Overton/Pettygrove. Be sure to give yourselves enough time to find parking, especially during the weekend.
  • Public transit
    Portland Streetcar: NW 21st and Northrup <br />Bus 15: NW 23rd and Overton<br />Bus 77: NW 21st and Northrup
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 683 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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681 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing in every way!

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  2. Wilson

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably my favorite eatery in all of Portland! I frequent it often, many times with folks new to the establishment to introduce them to your fine cuisine

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great anniversary

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  4. BikerChick

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Portland. High quality dishes, always well prepared and presented. Consistently excellent service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Still a great place, some nice changes since our last visit 8ish years ago. Wonderful that you can order a smaller or larger entree - just order one, do some sharing, or if you are super hungry have two smalls! They do need more vegetarian options, and more interesting ones at that - with their talent and global inspiration it would not be very hard. Fabulous service in general - though ask your server more questions about your final choices in your order and how they go together. (My soup and entree were both pale, creamy, and tiny.) Fabulous service in general. Very expensive but worth it for special bday.

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  6. LisaH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing meal at Paley's Place on my husband's birthday. Everything was exquisitely prepared and the service was perfect. Great wine list as well.

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  7. MPSki

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We love almost everything about our seating and table for New Years Eve. The server was excellent and the food was exceptional. We have oyster on half shell, great cocktails and salmon and the Japanese Wagyu beef entree. Desert was fantastic also. Our only issue is the table, not having linen cover (which does approve our sensibility for laundry and environment) lacks side cozies or side plates to place small items. Need to come up with a finer table set that equals the quality of the meal and service instead of settings on just the laminate tables.

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  8. cyclist

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    When sitting a single person and the rooms are mostly empty (and not filled for the time I was there) ... don't sit the person in the middle of the room or by the kitchen. There were other options in the main dining area!

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  9. Oenophile69

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 40th Anniversary and couldn't have been more pleased. The living room/french bistro dining room is warm and intimate. Everything was exceptional. I especially enjoyed the steak with braised short ribs, while my wife had the salmon. From the oyster appetizer to the creme brûlée, we enjoyed every morsel.

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  10. MelS

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food excellent and service superior.

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  11. DeniseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was awesome! Service was perfect. Got engaged and had a wonderful meal.

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  12. zimzim

    Portland

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still best classical French food in the city! Food and service is consistently exceptional

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  13. Grendel

    Boise

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent, although pretty pricey. This is strictly a "special occasion" sort of restaurant. Next time we would come on a day and time that was less crowded/noisy.

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  14. GoodPalate78

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paley’s Place never disappoints. Fresh local ingredients treated with culinary acumen and always excellent service.

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  15. K2K2

    Portland

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    1/2 order was small, my husband was not happy having paid $125 for dinner with 1 drink and 1 dessert still hungry

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  16. SlightlyCrunchy

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ambiance was nice. Quiet and calm for a Friday night. The food was not as spectacular as we have expected from past reviews and the James Beard award posted at the entrance. For the price, we expected much better.

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  17. AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you visit Portland you MUST go to this cultural gem. Chef Paley is creative and always showing why his passion creates success. The staff is exceptional to say the least. The mixologist makes sitting at the bar and eating my favorite place to eat there. She is accomplished at her art to say the least.

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  18. JimBob1101

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places in Portland! We've never been disappointed. Plan to revisit soon!

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  19. Afficionada

    Portland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding and award-winning, providing both the standard and the unexpected but always unique quality. The service anticipates your every need and is attentive to detail. Be aware that you must climb some stairs to access the restaurant.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasting menu was incredible and they took my girlfriends egg allergy into account.

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  21. Kevin

    Portland

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, excellent service & waitstaff & nice ambiance (except for the people who had a whining baby and did little to keep it quiet). We shared a salad, Ken’s artisan bread while sipping the bottle of sparkling wine we brought with us. We both had the Coho salmon which was delicious! Then ended the evening with the creme brûlée with the last of the bubbly. Only problem was trying to use the OpenTable’s rewards of my phone. The manager said they never accept nor do they participate in their Rewards Program, so not sure what they were talking about. Used the OpenTable app to make the reservations. OpenTable did resolve the issue with me and said they would talk to the manager too, but not sure if it will solve the problem.

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  22. CeeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner here. I had never been despite 26 years here, and enjoyed the experience. Sevice and food was fabulous and I was inspired by some of the ingredients and flavors to influence my own cooking. Corkage at $25 was higher than I expected, but the wine list had some reasonable choices as an alternative. Desserts were a standout

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  23. MichaelM

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating to our requests. We were celebrating an anniversary and it all started at Paley’s. Food was exceptional and plating is always a treat here.

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  24. Valentine

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful celebration of life with my sister. Everything was, perfect!

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  25. JoJo

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paley’s Place is my favorite place for special occasions and as often as possible. Love the food and European style service.

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  26. Alison

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an amazing date night at Paley's Place. The staff was very accommodating from the moment we walked in the door. We were seated promptly and our coats were taken and hung. Every dish we indulged in was more than worth the price. Some of the standout dishes were the Escargot Bordelaise and the Sweet Potato Ushki. This is definitely the place to go to if you are looking for the complete dining experience. I'm already looking forward to the next time we return.

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  27. Martin

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the get go, everything and everyone was amazing. Great wine stewards and wait staff, definitely take their recommendations. Fantastic spot for our 1st wedding anniversary dinner! Thank you Paley’s Place as always, best of Portland!

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  28. Rebecca

    Portland

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was good. One of the best salmon dishes that I have had.

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  29. LonnieJ

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A small gem serving some of the most nuanced food we’ve ever had. No overpowering “celebrity” ingredients and no boring under seasoned food either. Every dish was spot on. Sauces were perfect, every dish was expertly prepared and service was attentive but not smothering. Worth the price in every respect.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We. Love. This. Place!

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  31. FrancesH

    Portland

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always have a good time. This visit on a Sat evening just a bit noisier than we prefer but all else just excellent

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  32. BrookeC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service, including the reception on our arrival. Not an extensive menu, just timely, creative, and extraordinarily successful. We thought we needed to add a person to our party (on a Saturdy evening!). The person I spoke with bent over backwards to accommodate us, and when the "request" became unnecessary, instead of returning us to our original reservation, she put us at a table where conversation would be easier than the original reservation. The menu was a treat including escargots as we have never before experienced and sweetbreads that will bring my wife and me back as soon as our travels allow. Paley's is a treasure!

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  33. Mimi

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite "go to" restaurants in Portland. Our dinner last evening was outstanding.

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  34. Wilson

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paley's is perhaps my favorite eatery in all of Portland. I return over and over again, introducing my friends to its delights as well.

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  35. yummy2

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You feel as if you're in someone's home. Fabulous.

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  36. KatherineK

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Get the tasting menu. It's worth it. You need to let go of some control. Enjoy the surprises. Just tell them what you don't eat and trust them to serve you a fabulous meal. If you drink wine, the pairings are worth it too. I tasted wonderful wines from grapes I had never heard of before and wouldn't have ordered on my own. My main criticism: The tasting menu is woefully unexplained on the menu, and our server—though wonderful in many regards—missed an important detail: Everyone at your table needs to go in on the tasting menu if you're going to do it at all. (We didn't know that when ordering and ended up putting my dad in an awkward position.) Also know this: Not everyone gets the same thing! Within a certain course structure it is rather free form. It works, it's fun! If you don't love what's in front of you, hey, you can trade with your dining partners! (I swapped salads with my dad to reward him for going along.) Regarding noise: I like the space. I liked where we were originally seated, but it ended up being a weird acoustical vortex. We asked to move to a different table, and that was easily done and much better. They might want to put more soft things on the walls. Also, I'm glad I got the 7 course menu instead of the 5. The difference is +dumpling course +cheese course. The mushroom dumplings were omg incredible—an all time favorite dish.

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  37. AboutTown

    Hawaii

    173 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Paley's was always the standard for us in Portland. We would always compare everywhere else to Paley's. With this last visit, we were underwhelmed by both the service and food. I would pick Meriwether's over Paley's now for service, food and ambiance.

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  38. TravelingMama

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with a friend for a birthday dinner, and we had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings (there is also a 7 course option). We made it known that my friend was allergic to tree nuts, but I was not. We ended up getting two different sets of courses with perfect wine pairings for each, which was outstanding as I got to try everything. Every offering was beautifully plated and so delicious. The service was also incredible - timely, but not rushed. Never had to sit with an empty glass or plate for more than a moment. Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Portland.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, good service. We enjoyed it.

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  40. Maui4sun

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O. G. Farm to Table dining in Portland. One of the original trailblazers in the Portland dining scene during the 90’s and still amazing!

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Paley's Place Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed is rated 4.7 stars by 683 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Paley's Place Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed

1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Northrup
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday; 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Russian, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of street parking around the restaurant--especially around 22nd and Overton/Pettygrove. Be sure to give yourselves enough time to find parking, especially during the weekend.
  • Public transit
    Portland Streetcar: NW 21st and Northrup Bus 15: NW 23rd and OvertonBus 77: NW 21st and Northrup
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Vitaly Paley
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 243-2403
  • Catering
    From winery dinners to private parties, Paley's Place can provide a unique dining experience for your guests. Please contact Shelly Jones at 503-568-1079 for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Our spacious front room can accommodate up to 34 guests, while our back room can accommodate up to 24 guests. The back room allows for plenty of privacy, with a thick curtain to divide your guests from the rest of the restaurant. We carefully put together a curated set menu for your guests, while our sommelier is happy to suggest wine pairings or bottles for your dining experience.Food and beverage minimums are required to book out each room--please contact Shelly Jones at 503-568-1079 for pricing. We look forward to having your guests dine with us!
  • Private party contact
    Shelly Jones: (503) 568-1079
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