Park Kitchen

4.4
1058 reviews
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Come experience the Chef's Supper at twice James Beard Award-nominated Chef Scott Dolich's nationally recognized Park Kitchen. Each one of his constantly evolving menus is developed to showcase and honor the best seasonal produce of the Pacific Northwest. Both Shawn Miller's inventive craft cocktail program, and wine director David Foulke's dynamic list of mostly local favorites arise from the same inspiration. Happy Hour, Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00-6:00pm.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Organic, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 223-7275
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Dolich
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Private party facilities
Beautiful room with tall windows overlooking the North park blocks. Excellent for showcasing outstanding Pacific Northwest cuisine through the seasons. Accommodates 6 to 36 guests for a full, seated dinner; receptions for up to 50. The entire restaurant may be reserved for larger events.
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Private party contact
Dylan Kiewel: (888) 597-6092
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Catering
We cater for parties between 10 and 300 people. Custom packages available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NW Glisan & 8th
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Parking details
Often abundant street parking, as well as 3 paid lots within a 3 block radius.
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Public transit
Max stop: Union Station Yellow and Green Lines. All downtown buses stop in vicinity.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Portland
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very unfortunate choice. The food was interesting and promising, but we couldn’t understand the truly awful service. Other tables around us received the server’s attention and regular plate delivery. We sat at our table mostly ignored. Two plates never even arrived and then a dessert menu appeared. We passed and left to salvage the evening. So much for an anniversary dinner.

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BA
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is literally my favorite restaurant in Portland. Every meal I've had there is a mix of interesting flavors that I never would have anticipated, and I never leave hungry. I'm someone who is almost immediately skeptical of the value of fancy dining, but for Park Kitchen, I'm a believer.

That this wonderful restaurant is closing to the public is a real loss for the city.

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T
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park Kitchen is one of our go-to restaurants when our children are in town for a visit. The food is creative, and perfectly prepared using local seasonal ingredients. Our favorite is the Chef's Supper - a multi-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings that changes seasonally. One constant on the menu for years is the steak salad with blue cheese, parsley, sherried onions - amazing.

The staff is friendly and engaging, and definitely know the food and drinks. They rotate everyone on the staff between the kitchen and the front of the house, so you're talking to the people who prepare the food. The cocktail list features many creative variations on old standards as well as a few out-of-the box creations.

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Portland
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistent straightforward farm to table place. Creative flavors and ingredients. The owner has always had great bar managers with interesting offerings for cocktails. Great place to dine at the bar. Thanks to Scott, chef owner.

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K
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We chose the chef's dinner paired with wines. The first two items were fried and paired reasonably well with the wines. Subsequent courses were mixtures of strongly flavored vegetables (including pickled items) which clashed with each other and were impossible to pair appropriately with the wine. While the rib eye rib presented well, the very modest amount of meat accompanying it did not make it an appealing entree; however, it paired well with the wine. The Irish cream after dinner drink was a pleasant finish.

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b
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'll dream about this place and this food until I return to Portland's Pearl to enjoy it again!

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DR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef’s dinner was spectacular! My adult son and I were celebrating his birthday and he couldn’t believe what a delicious experience it was. Have done the chefs dinner twice now and highly recommend it. Kudos to the chef and staff!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The food (Chef's Supper) was nice and the accompanying wines were great as well but we expected a nice dining experience for multiple hours but the servant was firing all courses (and wines) at us at light speed(!). We couldn't even finish our plates or glasses or the next plate was already beside the one before that! So in the end we stayed in the restaurant for approx. 1 hr and 15 mins. Maybe it's a US thing that you just want to be done with it pretty quickly but over here in Europe you sit back, relax, let dishes sink in, sip a bit of wine, wait on the next dish, etc. Maybe it had to do that the restaurant was quite empty and the servants and kitchen had nothing on their hands but this was really a big let down for me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overpriced and low value overall

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh, interesting foodie food. Great service! Pretty decor, atmospheric. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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c
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had fantastic food and super service. Will definitely go back.

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A
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely al fresco experience

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c
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had excellent food and fantastic service. This was a perfect restaurants to entertain friends.

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JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second time dining here. Had the Cook's Choice, which in my opinion is the way to go. We loved it the first time beyond our wildest expectations.
This time it was good, but several of the items were deep fried and there were too many greasy plates for one evening. We are going to try once more and hope that we just hit it on a night when the choices were not as carefully thought out. Our waiter this time was a little aloof, contrary to our first experience when we were spoiled with a very warm and personal touch that was part of the whole experience. We will definitely go again and recommend if you haven't been, go. And do the prix fixed Chef's Choice. It's a fine value and a great experience.

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j
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I haven't been here in years, and was disappointed in my recent experience. The food was not as solid as it used to be, this used to be inarguably the best kitchen in Portland. And at this price point, every plate ought to be exceptional. We also don't love the no-tipping policy. Until a person can live nicely on the hourly wage, *in the city in which they work*, all we do is harm our hard-working service employees with policies like this. Portland ain't Paris. Don't make it hard to tip. The wine list was as exceptional as ever, and we loved our bottles. Sadly, every person felt their chosen plate fell short one way or another.

We were seated at a table in the bar section, and it was uncomfortable after a little while. Slow dining should have comfy seats and spacious tables!

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KO
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park Kitchen walks its talk about providing great service (to employees and customers alike) offering a plethora of high quality, all local and seasonal food. Innovative menu is full of creative delicious delights, combined with wonderful ambiance, smart and attentive service!

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r
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I'm not unaccustomed to paying for fine dining experiences and chef's menus. Our group was very underwhelmed with the amount of and quality of food. The wine was lovely but the list was generally all overpriced.

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate the “Chef’s Supper” along with the recommended wines. It was $100 per person and at that price, I felt we got excellent value.

Each of the six dishes was unique and thoughtfully prepared, with the freshest vegetables and house made meats. Thoroughly enjoyable and healthy food.

The service was friendly, professional, and each of the servers knew all about the food and wines.

Their one-house model really works, and I am happy to support chef Scott and his crew.

If you can have one upscale meal during a visit to Portland, Park Kithen will not disappoint. It’s authenticity in food, ambiance, service, and commitment to Pacific NW farmers and values come through every aspect of your dining experience. Highly recommended.

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s
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience! The food was unexpected and amazingly delicious and the wait staff was super knowledgeable. We will be back again soon.

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R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service
Chefs Table with Som flight

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M
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Park Kitchen had a nice atmosphere and we loved their concept of One House. We had the tasting menu - which was a compilation of menu items. The wine pairing was great!

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a
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside, which of course is not always possible. Because of that, we had a relaxing conversation, which was our main goal. But we loved the food too. Because we could order the exact quantity we wanted and the staff's tips are included in the prices, we found the prices very reasonable. Our choices were all superb. Our waiter was knowledgeable and guided us to get just what we wanted in both food and drink. The restaurant looked nice inside too, but I don't know what the atmosphere would be like if it got crowded. One more consideration that drew us to the restaurant: it was very convenient, being near downtown attractions and on the Maxi lines.

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G
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Chef's tasting menu....8 courses with an additional two desserts. Everything, except for the grilled chicory, was amazing! Great price for all the food we got, cocktails were fun and creative, and the wine selection was pretty great.

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JO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park Kitchen is always a delight. The food is fresh, imaginative, and delicious, and the staff is always lovely. Thank you for a great dinner!

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AB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the use of the fresh vegetables. Love the wine pairings.

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DD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I don't live in Portland so I only come here once in a great while, but I have been coming here for over 10 years. The food never disappoints me. It is always very creative combinations of very high quality ingredients. There are dishes here where I would not have thought to combine certain ingredients, but it is turns out to be delicious as well as unique. The service is also excellent and I love their new NO TIPPING policy (maybe it is not that new but I haven't been here in awhile). You might think service would be worse under no tipping, but it was the same or better. The staff here really cares about the customer experience and it shows.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ambience and service were great. Cocktails were delicious. Food was mediocre. We were disappointed that the food seem to lack more nuanced flavors and creativity.

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LI
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem, and one of our favorite places in Portland.

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TT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time at Park Kitchen, but it won't be my last! The menu contained so many interesting items, making it hard to narrow down the choice to just a few. I think you can't go wrong, though - the taste and presentation of every dish was excellent, and the service was great. A real find!!

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KK
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a hot day and very hot inside the restaurant - not sure if they have air conditioning or not.

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S
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been for some time - happy to find it unique and innovative as always. Amazing flavors - cucumber almond soup a knockout, as was the squid ink pasta. Chicken fried morels not so much - tasty, but the mushroom find of got lost.

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P
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and very different, but terrific!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re serious about your food and wine, come here. You won’t be disappointed.

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SK
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been visiting Park Kitchen for years. The food and service only improve. It will always be on the top of our list, for the tasteful and creative local origins and warm and engaging service. Simply the best! Further, we are hugely supportive of their modern and updated business model of supporting their employees.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic farm to table food in a quaint restaurant across from the park. Perfect Portland experience. And old fashions on tap!

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KA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

A group of 6 of us did the chef’s supper tasting menu and the food was good but the portions were very small! They brought out a few small appetizers that were good and then only 2 small entrees for all of us. We all left hungry! Tasty bites but terrible value!

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S
Montana
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Understaffed for the most part. The no gratuity policy was evident in the lack of quality in the service. Way too long to get served. Usually in a restaurant like this the waiter explains the dishes to you. They just didn't have time because they were stretched too thin. The menu was pretty overwhelming so we needed some attention on this.

The salads were the best part of the meal. Everything else just so-so.

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D
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and the food was delicious.

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CT
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Exceptional food and service, with creative and delicious wine pairings. Couldn't have been happier with the whole experience.

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