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About Park Kitchen

Nationally recognized, Scott Dolich's Park Kitchen, with Chef David Sapp at the helm, offers inspired seasonal cuisine celebrating local and sustainably grown meats and produce. The extensive spirit and wine selection also focuses on regional talents. The service is knowledgeable, friendly, and casual. In keeping with Park Kitchen's innovative "One House" model, all prices already include all labor. No tipping please!

422 NW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 9:00pm with happy hour from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
NW Glisan & 8th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 223-7275

Website:
http://www.parkkitchen.com/

Catering:
We cater for parties between 10 and 300 people. Custom packages available.

Parking Details:
Street parking as well as 3 paid lots in a 3 block radius.

Public Transit:
Max stop Union Station Yellow and Green Lines. All downtown buses stop in vicinity.

Executive Chef:
David Sapp

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Numerous special collaborations with friends throughout the verdant Willamette Valley throughout the year.

Private Dining

The private dining room at Park Kitchen overlooks the scenic north park blocks and is ideal for sit down meals and business meetings for between six and thirty-five guests or cocktail parties for 10 to 60 guests.

Park Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (18)
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Cozy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Seasonal (7)
Organic (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Tapas (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food, miniscule portions. "Shared plates" were about 1/3 the size of anything sharable. Just not a great value in the Portland dining universe. Too many other options.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our meal was incredible and we were able to make a reservation at the last minute. We both felt that the waiters pushed us along a bit, we usually prefer more time in between courses but it was close to closing time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food - very creative! Great service! Fun! We have been many times and always order and share the small plates. The food is prepared fairly quick. So you can order several small plates. Enjoy them. Then see how hungry you are, and order more, then repeat as long as you want right through dessert.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Several friends had recommended Park Kitchen to us and we were so pleased about our experience! From the excellent customer service (Chad!) to the exquisite selections for the chef’s supper choices, we were satisfied and satiated and ready to book our next visit by the time we left! The cornmeal pasta with eggplant was a delightful surprise, the tuna and shishito peppers smoky and perfectly prepared, and the desert....FABULOUS! We are excited to return on our next trip to Portland to discover what other culinary wonders await :)

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We love the creative menu items and applaud the use of local ingredients. Perfect service, we feel special and cared for with each visit. Also great bar program. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Amazing Food, and Fantasic, personable service! Menu had a very wide variety of dishes that were very creative and affordable. Chef took the time to come out and talk to us. Great Experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful, varied selections available. Service was attentive but unobtrusivse. Great overall..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A faded star; a pale imitation of what it once was. Sad to say, but the food quality, creativity and gourmet experience that was once a hallmark of Park Kitchen has badly faded. Uninspired and mediocre dishes. Odd (and stoned) service. Was our third choice but went because no availability a week out at our other options. That should have been a signal.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Park Kitchen is always an incredible and tasty dining experience, with unique and flavorful dishes. We highly recommend going with the Chef's menu and enjoy the delightful, surprises you will receive!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice plates, smaller than I thought they would be.... but excellent quality. 2 plates plus dessert filled us up.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Always a treat to visit Patk Kitchen when we are in Portland. Creative, tasty, local foods, plates sized to share. Friendly staff, small space so not too noisy.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

love love love Park Kitchen . The flank steak salad, tempura beans, salt cod fritters,
and the beet dish were all amazing. Actually, it all was.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 25, 2017

First the good news. I support Scott Dolich's decision to raise menu prices in order for employees to earn a better wage.
Now the bad news -- even though I'm a "foodie" who also loves to cook, there's something off-putting about needing a food dictionary just to understand the menu. How many questions can you ask your server before thinking you should just shut up and order even if you won't understand what you're getting?
The food was kind of ok, interesting but not exciting. The lamb has such a sour aftertaste that we sent it back. Even their signature dessert, a chocolate cake, was uninspired.
Too bad. I used to love this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Anniversary dinner

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

7:30 reservation but unfortunately did not get our seat until close to 8pm which normally I would not care about but it was not a good start and only slightly acknowledged by staff. We decided on the Chef's supper, which is a tasting menu for 65 dollars per person. We were a group of 4 and the portions were very small for 4 people, we noticed that tables of two next to us were getting the same portions for their Chef's Supper. Would seem that table of 4 should get double what table of 2 receives but that was not the case.

The food was fine but nothing spectacular and certainly not worth 65 dollars a person.

On a positive note, the wine list was good and it was an intimate atmosphere. Just don't get the Chef's Supper for 4 unless you want to leave hungry.

Overall, a fairly disappointing experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Superb and imaginative food and attentive, knowledgeable staff. The chef's menu was fantastic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Organic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Highly overrated. It can't possibly be one of the top restaurants in Portland. Just very mediocre food, slow service, and overpriced.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Have been to Park Kitchen several times for "special"dinner outings. We normally opt for the Chefs Supper with wine parings. We have never been disappointed. Great foodie place. Not inexpensive but well worth the extra dollars.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent food, and high quality ingredients with amazing flavor combinations. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We have not been back for sometime. We were pleased to find positive changes since our last visit. Wine list food and value all improved. Good ingredients with careful combination and great execution. Like the no tip policy

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and the connection with the kitchen. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was fantastic! So imaginative and flavorful. But not weird or precious. They had a super deal on an Oregon pinot noir from Dundee that was of the best bottles we've had a while. Friendly, friendly service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We ordered the multi course experience where the Chef prepares a variety of small plates. A wonderful taste experience. The food was creative, new to our taste-buds, and very delicious. We could not wait until the next serving. Services too was a great balance to the experience. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Unique combination of super fresh ingredients. Each plate we had was fantastic. Great wine and personalized service. On next trip to Portland, we would absolutely return!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We met with friends for a small celebration. I had originally made a dinner reservation, but time constraints allowed only for a happy hour visit. Even so, our server gave us a great table at the front windows opening up to the Park Blocks. We ordered a virtual sampling of most everything from the appetizer menu, to be shared by all. Our server was helpful describing menu items, as well as being and gracious and prompt. Our food was fabulous! A time with friends was turned into an Occasion by the thoughtful and skillful staff at Park Kitchen. We will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We loved this restaurant. Not only was every dish excellent but the staff went out of their way to accommodate two vegans in our party. When we arrived, they had special menus marked up for them and the kitchen was great about making substitutions. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the wine list as well. Service couldn't have been better

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Went there on a reco from a fellow Georgian whose nephew works there. Never would have gone there but soooooo glad we did! Wonderful beers, service was caring and kind, and the food was local and outstanding. You need to go there!! ( this means YOU, Mimi and Hal!)

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great Beer
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Amazing combination of flavors, obviously a very talented chef put together the menu. We had the tasting menu, the chef picks, not you. Fairly unusual, but wow, what a treat. Unique items that we probably wouldn't have ordered, but that we found amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food here was amazing!! I mean as good as Chez Panisse in Berkeley or Vedge in Philadelphia. We scraped the sauce off the plate. The only reason I hesitate to give it 5 stars overall was that our waitress was new and was a bit confused. She was accommodating and nice, and it was no big deal - just not 5 star service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Had a great dinner with my daughter and son-in-law. It'd been several years since I'd eaten at Park Kitchen as I don't live in Portland, and it's so refreshing and wonderful to know that it is still as excellent as I remember from previous visits!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent, innovative cuisine. Small portions, but suitable for sharing. Very helpful and friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 22, 2017

What a great find! Recommended by a winery manager in the Willamette Valley. The staff are all chefs and they are rightfully proud of their great food. The pea salad may be the best salad we ever had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Excellent service and food. Lovely ambience and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend! Steak salad is amazing!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Lovely restaurant, amazing food, great service - definitely worth a visit.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

First time here.... all small plates on the menu with most showcasing local goods. Food was good but not great, missing flair or something to make it stand out from every other small plate. Service was timely, knowledgeable and friendly. This venue is quite small with as much outside seating as inside.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Very imaginative and tasty menu.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This wonderful restaurant was exactly what I was looking for. A business associate was visiting from out of town, I am from Seattlle so wasn't sure where to eat. A friend recommended this place. What a perfect place this was for us. The food was fabulous! Thank you for a very enjoyable evening. Looking forward to coming ack!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 6, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Creative menu. Small plates so we could order and share several items. The chickpea fries with roasted squash ketchup were delicious as was the wonderfully sweet beat salad. I love Old Fashioned cocktails so was hesitant to try their's since it is literally "on tap". It did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 6, 2017

We have found “that special place” in Portland. With so many amazing options, it’s almost a crime to repeat restaurants. Park Kitchen has somehow managed to keep bringing me back again and again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Lots of food with the chefs menu! All of it was very creative and seasonal.

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