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Paley's Place Bistro and Bar

4.7
568 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Russian, French
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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
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Phone number
(503) 243-2403
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vitaly Paley
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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.
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Cross street
Northrup
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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.
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Public transit
Portland Streetcar: NW 21st and Northrup
Bus 15: NW 23rd and Overton
Bus 77: NW 21st and Northrup
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 568 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Paley's is still the best restaurant in Portland. They should be much higher on the review sites. The food and service is superior to others that make the top 10 in Portland.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is impeccable and service perfect and professional.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding Halibut and cheese sampling as well as the asparagus and breads. Beet Dumplings just so so. Charming old house setting on NW 21st.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We went here while on vacation and staying at a hotel around the corner. Absolutely delicious food in a comfortable setting with terrific service. The vegetables were particularly delicious. Everything else was great too. The halibut was in an amazing sauce, and we enjoyed the wine flight. A treat!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We loved it!!! The food was excellent with wonderful service. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent food, consistently.
Impeccable service.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Service is very good. We did seven course meal with wine pairing and I feel it was a very good Value.
Food was spot on and the wine was very good for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lovely food and wonderful service, cosy and charming!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was excellent, and the server Nichole was charmant et spectaculaire.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Excellent food, wine list, and all around experience :) highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food
A little off on the pacing between courses

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Christian was a fantastic server and the wholly staff were attentive and professional. The meal w exceptional especially the Wagu Tartare. Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Paley's Place is reliably good and expensive. My husband's pork entree, served with a kumquat sauce and an artistic arrangement of shaved asparagus and kumquats with other greens, was excellent. I enjoyed a green salad, appropriately 'lightly dressed' as requested, and a yellow beet soup that was good but a bit bland. The chocolate souffle cake with house-made ice cream that we shared was a nice finish to the meal.

Paley's does charge for bread and butter, which I find annoying, and some Portland restaurants, including Paley's, are subtly upping their prices by charging an 'Employee Liveable Wage'.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Portions were very small. The only complaint we have is about the spicy greens salad which had only a small grape sized hunk of orange. Dressing was almost nonexistent, and we prefer light dressings, and in addition, it was very bland. Service is very slow, plan accordingly. Wine we paid $40 a bottle for is available in most grocery stores for @ $10 bottle. A more fair price would be $25 or $30. Halibut and sweetbreads were tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Came back to Paley’s after a poor experience and realized what all the hoopla around this restaurant is about. It was fantastic. The first visit must have been a fluke. The food was delishious, the service was great. Beautiful steak and halibut, and deconstructed dumplings were awesome. We will return!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Very expensive. My fiance' and I will not spend $220 there again. We will go to Jake's and spend half as much, get larger portions, and better atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

all the services at the restaurant were professional and welcoming. food was outstanding.
the restaurant wasn't loud, we enjoyed atmosphere as well.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing place. The atmosphere, the staff, food, drinks menu. Everything is perfect. I'd definitely come back during my next visit to Portland.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great wine recommendation

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Can never go wrong here.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I went Paley’s immediately after proposing to my girlfriend and she was quite pleased with the restaurant. The “congratulations” the staff wished us was a sweet touch, but the incredible fish and huge wine selection were the reason we most enjoyed the experience.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The restaurant is great. Love the location, service outstanding- appetizers, salads excellent. But, my husband and I ordered the Rib Eye $45 to share. They wanted to charge me a "slicing" fee for splitting the meat. I said no, we could cut /split it ourselves. Then the Rib Eye arrived. The smallest piece of meat I have ever seen. I was speechless, so were our friends. We all looked at this little piece of meat on a large plate. My husband had 3 bites total...then, mushrooms- 1 mushroom...fingerling potatoes...1 fingerling split in 2...1 piece of cauliflower. It was ridiculous...I would have been hungry if I ate the entire meal myself let alone split it. We went home after spending $300 for 4 of us and ate leftovers.
I know presentation is important but we are paying for food. We are out to eat for a purpose...to eat.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Opened and closed the place. Great attentive service yummy food and amazing wine. Not to mention the old fashioned. Great restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Disappointed both value and atmosphere. Potions were very small felt like a I was nickel and dime. Really $5 extra for a few pieces of bread, plus as mentioned main course was pitifully. This was for special dinner, very disappointed sadly.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Paley's Place. Located in a charming old house on a quiet street, nice room with pleasant low key atmosphere. Food and service were excellent! We would definitely come back again the next time we're in Portland.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is our second visit to Paley's Place and it will not be our last. We had a fantastic meal and the service is impeccable. Thank you for making our special evening perfect.
Hannah and Hershall

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The staff was very friendly, professional, very knowledgeable. The food tasted amazing and very quiet. The atmosphere was very romantic, but it is very spendi. I would recommend this place for people going on a date.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Portland Classic. And still amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were warmly greeted and seated at a nice table. There were lots of options for food and drink. The food was tasty. The one oddity of the experience was the timing that the food came out. Fries were delivered with the appetizer even though we were asked when we wanted them (and we replied with the burger main) because they said “things come out when they are ready from the kitchen” Really? Whose convenience is serviced here? The customer or the kitchen staff? It was odd and frankly laughable. Other than that the food was good enough to return. Slight service glitch.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Paley's is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant (for us), but is also a very elegant place to eat. The food is inventive and good, as is the service. We go often and are never disappointed. I am hard of hearing and there are often quiet spots (a relative term) to enjoy the food and company.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The staff was amazing. We arrived an hour before our reservation and they were masterfully accommodating and were able to give us the option of immediate seating in the dining room or on the porch...it was a beautiful evening and we chose the porch. We sat under a heater that was just right for the cool evening. The servers were very pleasant and attentive; the service was impeccable. To match the service, the food was exquisite. We were served a wonderful amuse bouche of trout tartare on a thin rye toast. The charcuterie board was loaded with unctuous house made pate's from outsized terrines and a superb rillettes; be aware if you order this...the portions are generous. The salad was crisp with beautifully roasted carrots and beets; it was dressed perfectly. We sampled a magnificent charred kale with a dry pesto...it was amazing. The dry-aged ribeye was perfectly cooked to our order, tender and flavorful and accompanied with simply prepared potatoes and oyster mushrooms...we sampled two desserts and two ports...all excellent. We agreed that this was the best meal we've eaten in Portland, and we've dined in some very fine restaurants over the last eight years. Thank you Paley's Place for a wonderful evening...we'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Intimate restaurant with unique food and excellent service

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I heard great things about Paley's and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Jeff was an awesome waiter . Very enjoyable dinner. Hope to go back

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I hadn't been to Paley's in way too long but as participants of Portland Dining Month, I had to go in for a meal and let me tell you, it did not disappoint in any way. We had a late reservation and were running late and calling in to let them know prompted a thank you from the hostess rather than a huff of indignation. Nice. We were greeted warmly at the door, brought to a corner table in there lovely dining room, and introduced to our server. He was nicely dressed and mannered and was excited that we were trying the 3 course PDM meal. We opted for wine pairings, which was a good decision. Each course was plated and served with perfection, and all the food was interesting and delicious. I had forgotten what a treat this spot is and how lucky that we are here in Portland to have a classic like Paley's around to enjoy. Visit: you won't regret it.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went for an anniversary dinner and our meals were great. I has the rib eye and my wife the cod. I would defiantly recommend a visit.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by the cozy atmosphere and the exquisite food, lovely staff and would certainly go again!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I am and will gladly be a returning patron. Extraordinary kitchen, top notch service. This place is a gem. I look forward to dining here whenever I’m in town. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was amazing!!!!! Our server was sooo great. The staff as a whole made the evening so delightful and fun. Beef tartare is my favorite. The server picked the perfect dessert wine. My parents loved this place. I will come back again! :) thank you so much

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Our experience was delightful, as usual.

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