Portland City Grill

4.6
6914 reviews
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The Portland City Grill. Enjoy spectacular views at Portland's most popular restaurant, offering USDA Prime steaks, fresh Hawaiian Pacific Coast and Alaskan seafood prepared with classic, Northwest, island, and Asian influences. Fabulous views of downtown Portland and the Cascade Mountains. Our complete sushi menu features traditional sushi, sashimi, and a broad selection of classic and contemporary rolls. **Please note: OpenTable.com online reservations are for our Main Dining Room only, not for our lounge. If you are requesting a table for a special Holiday Buffet or in one of our Private Dining Rooms, then you must make those reservations by phone. No reservations for lounge seating.
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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I made the mistake of thinking that because I was looking up brunch the open table app would have given me day time hours for reservations l, it did not and our reservation was was for EASTER BRUNCH, was for 10:45 PM. I have to say it was fine and they were able to accommodate our party however the hostess was not kind or friendly at all. She was rude and unwilling to help at all. Another person came to help her and she was s Little better but still not the service I would expect from this establishment. She told us to wait out of the way while she checked with the manger who then got us a table. While I’m Grateful to have gotten in, I believe more understanding, a little common sense and an attitude that represents the class and get it done approach of a high end establishment would have served better.

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GA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience .. Waitress was hilarious and took the time to chat

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IG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I reserve two weeks to get a window table to celebrate my birthday with my husband and got whatever the wanted to give me. And on top they were urging that if I wanted to get a table I had to wait one hour and half. I just had to take whatever they had available because we were hungry. For the money I spent and did not get what a wanted to get I would not recommend.

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c
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Views are absolutely amazing, but the host needs some training! We were a few minutes early for our Saturday early dinner reservation so it was suggested for us to wait either at the bar or in the elevator hallway. In order to decide where we wanted to wait, we asked about an approximate time of wait. She became very snappy and said she could not give us any estimated time and basically was dismissive. We had already been warned about the “greeting” part to this restaurant (no greetings/welcoming, no smiles, and expect full on attitude). Well, we got what we were forewarned about. Host appeared to be upset because she was the hostess, because she had to work or simply because she was overwhelmed. I’m
Sure if this place didn’t have the beautiful view more people would stop Going because that leaves a bad taste in your mouth! You are spending over $100 (minimum) for a meal for 2 so you would at least expect some
Graciousness at such establishment. I’ve never experienced such unprofessionalism at any great rated restaurant (at any 5star rating restaurants for that matter).
Their only saving grace was our server Courtney. She was quite the opposite of that initial experience. Would we ever go back if visiting Portland? NO! Would I EVER recommend dinner there? NO! food was good, but not impressive for the amount of money you’re spending. Would I recommend a drink there? Absolutely! Go for one drink during sunset hours. You’ll save yourself some money while enjoying the view and you won’t feel unwelcome by that awful hostess. Invest in hostess training Portland City Grill! It makes a world of difference to your customers.

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s
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Arrived a few minutes before our reservation but had to wait another half hour to be seated. We waited in the bar which was fine. I ordered a steak medium rare, it came out closer to well done. Sent steak back but second one seemed lesser quality as there was a tough outer membrane that was left on my steak

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MN
Portland
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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N
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Drop-dead views, excellent albeit pricey food, combined with attentive and cordial service make for an enjoyable evening out.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Basically was seated in the kitchen, food was extremely salty and way overpriced for the quality, waitress was very nice however.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. A must if you visit Portland. Reasonable happy hour and beautiful view.

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JB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boyfriend to PCG for his birthday and to propose to him. Izzy really took care of us on our special occasion. Definitely the place for a celebration in Portland. Beautiful day, great food, great service, great view. Highly recommended, especially for a special occasion.

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CZ
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time sitting by the window and the view was incredible. Our server was very cordial and knowledgable, but not over the top. Food took a little longer than I would have expected for a Tuesday night, but we weren't in a hurry. I had the filet and it was perfect. Love their green beans!

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J
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were top notch. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. We were celebrating a birthday and the extra attention was provided. The views from the restaurant were fabulous. I always look for cleanliness and decor. This place hit the mark.

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KC
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I made these reservations as a tourist to Portland to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Instead of a table by the window, we were sat at the booth next to the kitchen. The view must be the reason that people come there because the food can't be. The prices are astronomical and the quality is not reflective of the cost. I ordered steak and salmon Oscar with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes. My steak was overcooked and the Bernaise sauce was awful. My asparagus was burnt and the mashed potatoes were tasteless. I have been in hospitality for 25 years, am a chef and love good food. This restaurant was truly a disappointment.

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BK
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was not disappointed. It's a very nice establishment and the service is excellent. That said, I would like to go there just one time and not encounter people in hoodies and baseball hats. It's a nice place, put on some nice clothes for once this year.

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c
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at this restaurant. The wedge salad I had was the best wedge I have ever eaten. The dressing wasn’t the typical blue cheese...creamier. Outstanding.
And the Rib Eye steak (a healthy portion) I ordered was prepared perfectly. Melted in my mouth. Lastly, the vegetables were asparagus and green beans, and again, very good taste.

Portland City Grill is not cheap, but worth spending a little extra for ambiance, beautiful view even on a rainy day, and great food. I would recommend it highly for special occasions.

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a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a great time when we went for a dinner. food was amazing.

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JE
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I Asked for a window seat when I made the opentable reservation, when I called to confirm the opentable reservation, and when I checked in on time for my reservation. 15 minutes after our reservation we walked by four empty window seats on our way to be seated in the middle of the dining area. Its partially my fault because I didn't ask to be moved, however customers do enjoy being listened to.

Aside from this brief mishap, the service was astounding and the food was even more so! wonderful atmosphere and great drinks!

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i
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was terrible, wow has this place gone downhill.

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GL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place to go for a great view, amazing service, and superb food. I usually get the Filet, which is amazing, but I got a Salmon dish this time that will become a new favorite! Just be prepared to wait a long time if you want a window seat. But the views are good from most everywhere, so no worries.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Our server was amazing. Thank you.

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S
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was my second time to PCG. We loved it so much the first time that we didn't even think about looking for somewhere new for the birthday celebration. This visit changed things. When we were ordering our entrees, it would have been nice if our waiter, Jeff, had told us that we all got potatoes and vegetables each entrée. We probably wouldn't have ordered the extra asparagus as we had also ordered salads and an appetizer. Jeff was friendly enough at the beginning but when I asked why we didn't get plates for our shared appetizer (crab cakes which were the best ever!) he said he would bring some but we had already finished them. He became a less friendly with us after that. He did bring us bread plates before our entrees arrived. I didn't care for my wine selection (his pinot noir recommendation - one stp up from the house wine) as it tasted a bit vinegary; he was a little surly when he delivered the menu so I could choose something else. My replacement glass (Duckhorn Cabernet) was great. And he did bring a celebratory birthday cake to the table which was very much appreciated. In spite of all of this, he was still well tipped but we will look for a different restaurant for our next special occasion.

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k
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

really disappointing dinner experience - food was soaked in oil, heavy sauce. of our party of 4, none enjoyed their meal. service was slow, inattentive. would not recommend nor will we be back

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I would of thought that reserving for a birthday months in advance would warrant a window seat. Otherwise, food was very good.

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NW
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best city view, great food, super happy hour, too. Plenty of small plates and less expensive options if you are on a budget. Perfect place for a celebration!

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r
Los Angeles
169 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the view at this restaurant. We were here to celebrate our anniversary on our last night in Portland. Our servers were very nice and welcoming. Our dinner was good, the beet salad was really good. I had a filet and wanted it rare, it came out overcooked unfortunately. The green beans were just okay that came with the dinner. My husband scallops were good but the concoction of vegetables under the scallops were just okay. My wine was not very good, it did not taste like a Malbec so I thought they poured me the wrong type of wine but unfortunately it was a Malbec. They were kind enough to give us a dessert to celebrate our anniversary which was delicious. They did comp the filet that was overcooked but not the wine which is fine. I just hope someone checks their wine to make sure it was not opened too long.

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LT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Sky, our waitress, was so helpful and informative. We had a great time. Thank you

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Great happy hour. Great views. Food was underwhelming for the high costs.

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L
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The view and service were impeccable. My brother ordered a steak that was too well done. The vegetable also tasted off. This Is a nice restaurant, but Portland has better deals to offer.

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FS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable Experience. People were friendly and service was outstanding. Food was excellent!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

service was great. Food was pretty marginal for the price. Menu is all over the board. Sushi with tortilla soup and steak was a weird combo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Skewers were over salted. Service was excellent.

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a managers meeting there and everything was wonderful. The service was great and the food was delicious. It was a bit noisy for conducting business but we made it work!

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had high hopes when this restaurant was recommended for our group of out-of-towners. Typically when a restaurant boasts of an amazing view, the food is not always as amazing. Portland City Grill delivered on both - a gorgeous view of Portland and a truly delicious meal. We had an exceptional evening, great service and would go back again. I can highly recommend this restaurant for both locals and visitors to beautiful downtown Portland!

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h
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at PCG, everything was great!

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MD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. Special occasion with reservations 2 weeks ahead and at 530. I asked for window view in reservations and wish they could have accommodated. We were told we could but 30 to 45 minute wait past out reservation time.
Make sure to get their earlier then your reservations to be on the window seat list.
Minus that.....great place and thoroughly enjoyed the food and our server.

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M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate on a Sunday night, so there wasn't a large crowd there. So, it was a very quiet environment. I highly recommend requesting a window table. The view of the city is fantastic. The service was fantastic. Everyone we came in contact with was very pleasant, and the waitstaff was very informative. We both had the Sirloins, and the food was amazing. The only complaint that my friend had was as they were packing up her doggie bag, the waiter left out the garnish tomatoes. It was an excellent dinner experience and I highly recommend it.

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NA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a wonderful view. Staff and services was great.

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FN
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server Jeff was very attentive and helpful answering questions about the menu and provided a very welcoming feeling through out our meal. The other staff were also very attentive, our water glasses were never less than half full. Overall my wife and I enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at the Portland City Grill and will be returning for future celebrations.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for our wedding anniversary. We were promptly seated and the table was tastefully decorated with some anniversary confetti. The food, as always, was delicious. Our server, Sky, was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. We were lucky enough to get a window seat which made the occasion even better (albeit there was rain). Will definitely be coming back again.

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