Portland City Grill

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We offer a Holiday Buffet in our banquet rooms from 12-6 PM. Reservations for the buffet are not available through Open Table, so please call us at 503-450-0030 for reservations and details. We will serve our full dinner menu 12-8 PM in our dining room. Reservations are available through Open Table.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open 2-10 PM serving our full dinner menu featuring special holiday entree offerings. Please make Portland City Grill part of your annual holiday tradition!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We offer a Holiday Buffet in our banquet rooms from 12-6 PM. Reservations for the buffet are not available through Open Table, so please call us at 503-450-0030 for reservations and details. We will serve our full dinner menu 12-9 PM in our dining room. Reservations are available through Open Table.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 7423 People Are Saying
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Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Request Izzy as your server. He makes the experience!

EP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was here by myself for work and wanted dinner with a view. The food was fabulous, the service was impeccable and you can’t beat the views. HIGHLY recommend!

JB
Portland
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, Atmosphere and View great

AH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We took the Tri-met from Residence Inn which was super convenient! Got there early for our dinner reservation and sat at the bar for a cocktail and appetizer for happy hour. Only one of the bartenders was super friendly and engaging, but I really enjoyed his energy. We then moved onto dinner and had Anthony as our server. He was great and friendly. We both thought the food was pretty good. I'm not sure I would want to spend that much money again for dinner, but I definitely would go back for happy hour. It's worth going for the beautiful view though.

M
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch with a fantastic view! The servers are alway courteous and attentive. I’ll be back!

FH
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing time at Portland city grill. Our waiter was amazing friendly outgoing personable, we had absolute amazing time the view is incredible and will definitely be coming back!! We loved the food!!!!

JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding as always! My wife and I will be returning again.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting family

MS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really cool venue but make sure you are seated at the venue. Would have given it a 5 if it was a window seat. Service was really good, personable, quick and attentive. Not sure I agree with pricing, thought it was a bit high for Portland - seemed like San Francisco prices in a Portland market

R
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is fantastic, with great views and it is a classy place. The food is very mediocre. My wife and I both ordered wedge salads, which had a few small tomatoes, and literally a couple small pieces of bacon. The dressing tasted more like a cisco type of dressing, that had a lot of sugar, and tasted more like Italian then Blue Cheese. We both had dinner which were slightly warm, probably had sat after being prepared.
We go our often, and will not return for dinner because of the marginal quality of food. The food as said, is not a good value, but the ambiance is fantastic. Overall, we wont go back for dinner but maybe for a refreshment to enjoy the view. We left feeling we had paid a little under $200 for marginal warm food.

SH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Server was very microaggressive. Attempted to waive dessert and appetizer to make it all better. Made excuses throughout the night. Would not recommend to anyone looking for good service especially if he/she/they is a minority. Will not come again.

IT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for a special occasion.

We went in a party of six to celebrate the 48th wedding anniversary of friends. Parties larger than four can't have window tables but our table was angled in a corner so that everyone had a very good view. When we arrived the first thing we noticed was that our table was decorated with scattered sparkling foil decorations that said HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Our server was friendly and solicitous, and the food was all generously portioned and excellent. My husband's sushi appetizer blew him away, and my wagyu sirloin with béarnaise waffle fries was spectacular. I heard from others in the party that the scallops were also extraordinarily good. The green beans might have been the best I've ever had anywhere, substantial and cooked to al dente perfection. The anniversary couple received twin chocolate lava cakes, gratis, and all the desserts we had were very good.

This is an expensive restaurant, and we won't hurry back for that reason, but it is a great place to celebrate a special occasion with cherished friends.

KF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was exceptional. Ambiance is the best in Portland.

PP
Palm Springs
118 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service. Just be prepared to pay extra for the view, which is outstanding.

MW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The table should come with flashlights. Way too dark in there. Food was good but way overpriced. Plus it took forever to come to the table. Don't order the shrimp cocktail. It's mostly cocktail sauce.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Waiter was great. Food was great for a restaurant with such wonderful views . Great place for a celebration. Helpful and friendly staff

F
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given what is arguably the best table in the house. Breathtaking views of the city and river make for a very romantic setting. Our server was so courteous and helpful he really made our evening special.

It’s not cheap and for good reason, Portland City Grill is amazing!! Service was perfectly timed without rushing and our server was always prompt in seeing to our beverages. Honestly one of the best dining experiences ever.

AR
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

City Grill is located on the top floor of a building featuring a great view of the city and mountains. Therefore eating here as a tourist would be cool. The service was good, food was "ok" nothing crazy. We went for brunch on a sunday and did not try anything that we will remember leaving the restaurant. It was buffet style brunch with everything not included like mimosas a la carte and for each guest we paid 50 dollars. We will not remember the food or venue. But definitely the view.

m
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and atmosphere. The brunch was awesome.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting my best friend after 2 years. The service was absolutely amazing and they gave me the most beautiful view. This restaurant gave me fantastic service from the bar to the table all the way to the second I stepped out. absolutely took my breath away. Thank you!

WB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the restaurant. Great views and awesome food. 👍

D
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Views are amazing on a clear day, especially of Mt Hood. The food is good but has the potential to be so much better if they cut the amount of dressing in half on most of the dishes. The salad was overly dressed and the scallops were drowning in sauce.

a
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived extra early and scored a window table.
Service was excellent; friendly and attentive but not pasty. Portions were generous. The halibut was perfect.

L
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED this place we came back our second night as well! Jeff was our server and we loved him we even were fine waiting two and half hours just to sit in his section 🙊. He made our first night great so we came back our second night and asked for him again. We loved our bartender as well but I feel so awful that I can’t remember his name. Overall great place!

FD
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The rib-eye was disappointing. Was tougher and not well marbled at all. Cooked medium instead of medium-rare as ordered. Tough. With Portland so polarized, we feared sending it back.

c
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great views and amazing food. Best salmon I had all week in town! Excellent service and wine choices were great too. Our group had a variety of steak to fish and all was delicious! Definitely will be back!

f
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and wanted to go experience the Portland City Grill for the first time ever and I was not disappointed. It was a cross between the eating in the fine dining room or the lounge. We didn’t get a window seat but that’s to be expected since it’s so popular, even on a a Wednesday night. It was expensive for sure but due to a terminal family member illness, we could only afford to share an entree and dessert. The pasta diablo was too hot for me but the Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée was out of this world good, YUM!!! The birthday cupcake was good too. After dinner we went to the lounge and ordered a lavender cosmo-never had one before. I am not a drinker. It was so good I drank the whole thing and posted the empty glass on Facebook to prove I finished it! The Portland Grill burger was excellent but the Crab and Avocado rolls were terrible. They tasted old and fishy. Didn’t want to complain and the occasion was special to us so no negative energy there. We will return for Happy Hour and maybe the dining room someday. Just not affordable and this is a very stressful time for us as our mom has terminal cancer. The food and service was excellent. Thank you for the unforgettable experience.

DB
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible views and excellent food! Very large portions. Fantastic venison and lamb chops.

RW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall atmosphere was amazing. Food was really good, our waiter was very friendly and made our night so much better. Had to wait almost an hour for a window seat, the food was very expensive, and our waiter was also pushing us to buy more food.

BC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service with spectacular views.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come in from boston staff very very accommodating made sure I had a window seat with the view food was absolutely out of this world took the waitresses recommendation for the lamb Well worth it

FH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible! It took over an hour for a refresh on coffee. Also, the special occasion we were there for was completely ignored. Hostesses were rude and so was wait staff! We will not return. The prices were horrible, service was horrible.....

JH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views are amazing. Food and service was stellar. Dessert delicious.

KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I’ve ever had and the views were breathtaking. Thank you for making our anniversary so special.

LC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was absolutely outstanding. It was a bit dark for a dinner but that means you could see the city skyline more easily.

DW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and the view, as always, was fantastic!

JN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish we could have gotten a spot by the window, family from North Carolina was in town for the first time, because we had five we couldn't. But, the service was exceptional, food was top notch as always! Thank you for a great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it and will definitely be back!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a really good evening. My twin and I celebrated our dads birthday and wanted to take him somewhere special, the Portland city grill fit the occasion great.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We so appreciated our visit to Portland City Grill, celebrating my mom's 60th birthday with Sunday brunch. Everything was stellar and the service was impeccable. They were gracious with accommodating food allergies as well.

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