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About Paley's Place Bistro and Bar
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.
Portland, OR 97209
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Portland Streetcar: NW 21st and Northrup
Bus 15: NW 23rd and Overton
Bus 77: NW 21st and Northrup
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Paley's Place Bistro and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Unfortunately, this dining experience was not on par with the hype. We made a reservation well in advance yet got placed near the front door and bathroom bc they hadn't set up a table for us. Portions were shockingly small for the price, though delicious. We had to ask to order, ask to get refills on water, ask for top offs from the bottle of champagne we bought which they kept in the cooler for us and ask for the check from the bartender. All no-nos in fine dining. Definitely a disappointment for a special occasion and the price.
Service staff was very knowledgeable about my dietary restriction and the kitchen staff were very well prepared to respond and work around my restriction without losing any flavor or taste. The service was excellent and responsive. We have always had consistently excellent value when dining at Paley’s.
Paley's always delivers. A superb restaurant tucked into our small city. Great for a dinner date or special occasion. The menu is fabulous and the service warm and always excellent. An absolute favorite of my wife and I, and always something new to surprise the palate. Awesome!
We have been coming to Paley's Place for years. It is one of our all time favorites. In my opinion, they have the best food in Portland. They are consistently wonderful. With all this said, they have never been pretentious. The wait staff is genuine, kind, and full of knowledge. I will never hesitate to recommend Paley's as an all time favorite.
By far one of the best meals we have had in Portland. We opted for the 7 course tasting menu with an optional foie gras 8th course. Unlike a lot of other tastings we have done, we each had a different dish (other the the foie gras). Everything was spectacular. From the charcuterie board starter to the dessert at the end, everything was well seasoned and unique. The foie gras was hands down one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. It was seared to perfection and melted in the mouth. Another favorite was my pasta course of duck sausage pierogies. They were well seasoned and paired with a roasted beet that was delicious. I would highly recommend this for a special occasion, you won't be disappointed.
Still one of the best restaurants in Portland--maybe the best, in my book. Everything on the menu is fantastic. And the service tonight was outstanding. The staff are all so friendly and helpful and it's easy to see that they are passionate about what they do and very knowledgeable. When I have family and friends visit me in Portland I take the to Paley's to show them how great Portland cuisine is.
This was the most disappointing dining experience I have ever had in Portland. The food was cold, overcooked, and presented without any care. The service was slow even though they were at maybe 60% capacity. The wine list had great options, but other than that, this was a terrible experience and such a let down since Paley’s has become somewhat of a restaurant landmark in Portland. I will not return again or recommend to anyone.
This place was fabulous! I was there a few weeks ago visiting my daughter and her spouse and we went out for an amazing meal! We ordered the special caviar menu along with the vodka and that was amazing! The salmon caviar was my own personal favorite but we loved them all:) The wine offering was exceptional as well! I ordered a Bordeaux and it just opened up beautifully! The service was terrific and the quail dish and steak dish were both so good! To top it off the service was true to form of a restaurant of this caliber! So glad we went!
One of my favorite restaurants when getting together with friends or for special occasions. Nice intimate atmosphere and quiet enough that you can have a normal voiced conversation across the table.
I also like the fact that they offer half sized portions with many of their entrees, makes it easy for people that like small plate dining. Service is always superb as well!
This restaurant is superb in so many ways. The food is perfect, with ingredients and seasonings precisely balanced and surprising. They know that vegetables are delicious, and feature them as much as entrees, and the brussels sprouts and greens were both absolutely delish. Our server was so welcoming (without being invasive) and so totally knowledgeable about the food AND wine--and so good at describing things. He really made our night. The chairs were comfy, the lighting flattering, and the desserts irresistible (my creme brulee was the BEST I've ever had, and I've had a lot of them). It did get pretty noisy (though not more than many restaurants), but we learned that there is a back room that is quieter and is available if there isn't a large party using it. Because of the prices, we probably won't go there every week, but it's a nice small splurge. The prices are totally worth it--the quality of food and service is so high--and the prices are only a little higher than many much less worthy restaurants.
We had a lovely time at Paley's Place before heading to watch the Ballet at Keller Auditorium. We enjoyed a few from the "Taste of Russia" section and the king salmon entree with a selection of 3 cheeses to finish. We also splurged on a bottle of the J Christopher cuvée and it was just as wonderful as we had hoped. Highlights of the meal were the Chebureki with sorrel cream and the Brie.
Situated in the lower level of a restored home, Paley's in one of the few places in Portland serving the Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger that simulates a animal-based burger very, very well. It was outstanding! They also had a seasonal veggie menu that was Russian and very creative and tasty, and our server was suggestive and generous, sharing tastes of a parsley soup and a favourite dessert wine in addition to the other libations we had ordered. A lovely evening with lovely food and service.
We have come here for years, but never on Sunday. We found it to have a great atmosphere for a comfortable and delicious Sunday dinner with terrific service. We started with wine/cocktails and perfect fries. The seafood stew and the steelhead entrees were well prepared and presented. Additionally, it has a cozy bar, with great cocktails. We’ll definitely do another Sunday dinner at Paley’s Place.
when you leave a restaurant and everyone agrees that every bite of every dish was awesome, you know you've found a great restaurant. That is the case with Paleys Place. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for awesome cuisine made with locally sourced top quality ingredients and service to match. My ONLY complaint would be that $25 a botlle is a little steep for a corkage fee especially if you bring multiple bottles. I would think with a reasonable food limit it should be comped or at least scaled down.
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