About Portland City Grill

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.

111 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT RESERVE WINDOW TABLES. THEY MAY BE REQUESTED UPON ARRIVAL.

HOURS:
Monday-Thursday 11am to 12 midnight (Last reservation at 10:45 PM),
Friday 11am to 1am,
Saturday 4pm to 1am.
Sunday Brunch Buffet 9:30 AM to 2 PM. Adults: $45. Children 6-12 years: $18. (Special Holiday Buffet prices subject to change)
Sunday Dinner 4 PM to 11 PM. DINING ROOM CLOSED 2 PM to 4 PM
Happy Hour Mon-Sat 4pm to 7pm & 9pm to Close, Sun Noon to 11pm.
Lunch Hours: Mon-Fri 12-4 PM No lunch on weekends.
Dinner Hours 4 PM to close nightly
Open all Major Holidays-
PLEASE NOTE: Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Holiday Buffet reservations cannot be made through Open Table-please call for reservations and menu details.

Please Note: OpenTable.com online reservations are for Dining Room only. Happy Hour is ONLY available in the lounge for guests 21 and over, open seating-no reservations.

Cross Street:
Burnside

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 450-0030

Website:
http://portlandcitygrill.com/page/home

Entertainment:
Enjoy live piano performances in our lounge from some of Portland's finest players nightly from 6 to 9pm.

Catering:
Our banquet facilities can cater to your specific needs ranging in size from 12 to 100. We offer a full range of menu choices. Let our sales department help cater your next event and make it a success.

Our Chef's Table is an elegant private room with sunset views and is located in our kitchen where you can watch the excitement as you enjoy an intimate gathering for groups up to 14 people.

Take a virtual tour online at portlandcitygrill.com.

Parking Details:
Parking is available under the building entering from SW Pine. Validation for 2.5 hours. If, your vehicle is over 6' additional parking is provided across the street at Unico Tower Parking on SW Pine between 4th and 5th Ave.

Public Transit:
Public transportation is available via Max Transit system and Tri-Met.

Executive Chef:
Amanda Sullivan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day Romance Event
Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day Sunday Buffet Brunch
Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet
Christmas Day Holiday Buffet
New Year's Eve Party

Call for details.

Private Dining

We have several rooms with breathtaking views that can accommodate small groups, and can open up to accommodate groups of up to 200 cocktail style.

Portland City Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (206)
Special Occasion (181)
Good for a Date (170)
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Good for Anniversaries (149)
Romantic (145)
Good for Birthdays (107)
Happy Hour (81)
Business Meals (78)
Bar Seating (63)
Notable Wine List (63)
Handcrafted Cocktails (57)
Vibrant Bar Scene (57)
Worth the Drive (57)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Hot Spot (54)
Fun (52)
Good for Groups (50)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Fit for Foodies (43)
People Watching (39)
Late-night Find (35)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Cozy (35)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Great for Lunch (31)
Casual (29)
Waterfront (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Authentic (23)
Great for Brunch (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Seasonal (22)
Live Music (16)
Healthy (15)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Kid-friendly (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Organic (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined a day ago

I booked a reservation 3 weeks ago. I arrived at the restaurant on time and they gave me a table with furniture that had ripped and torn upholstery. I had to ask the hostess for a new table without torn upholstery and with a window seat which is what booked on my reservation 3 weeks earlier. The hostess said no problem except I might now have to wait for an additional 1/2 hour for a better seat.

I've made many reservations at the Portland City Grill. Consistently we get a bad table in the beginning. After complaining we are the seated at a better table. It should not be this hard to go out for a special brunch priced at $45 per person.

I liked our waitress, Sarah, and the Omelet chef was awesome.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

It was send noisier than usual. The crab cakes were exceptional, the salads above average and the house wine was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

Place is amazing and I enjoyed the steak and lobster the best

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Great 90th birthday celebration with friends. Would do again. The only problem is finding a way into the parking structure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

If all I can do was put the experience into one word, it would be perfect.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was great besides the hostess had a bad attitude when she told us I️ have to wait an hour for the special request I️ made when I️ submitted my reservation (window seating). I️ would appreciate them calling me and maybe telling me ahead of time and not when I️ already got to the restaurant..

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, wine, service and spectacular view!! A special evening during our visit to Portland.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Went there with business colleagues for my birthday celebration. I travel to Portland often for business and have been trying different places. The views are gorgeous, great atmosphere and the food was fantastic. I will be going there again when I get the chance.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great. Service was great. Table was under air conditioner vent so it was a little chilly during lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Very nice experience if visiting portland. Great scenic view of the city. Our server was also very helpful and attentive.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went for the brunch buffet and both the food and the service were mediocre. Since this is a very expensive restaurant, I was definitely expecting a better experience than something that seemed comparable to an included hotel breakfast. The view is great though.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My favorite location and food in Portland. Food is always fresh and the people who work here are cheerful. How can you not be? The views are amazing.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is suburb and the atmosphere and view should offer a promise for a nice evening. However, the service at the bar was slow - it took almost 30 minutes to be served a drink, and the martini I ordered was not what I ordered and it was only slightly cold.

If you want a table by the window, you must arrive about 45 minutes before your reservation. The hostess staff does not pay attention to your request to sit by a window and window views come on a first come first serve basis. If you are celebrating a special occasion and have more than four people, you will not be able to sit by a window as they only have 4-tops. So if you requested a window seat, as we did, with a party of five, you won’t even get the decency of a call telling you that won’t be possible - you will find out when you arrive, as we did.

So PCG may have great food, but they are not the exceptional quality restaurant one would hope for given the promise of it all with its location and atmosphere. Management should rethink their approach to service and should invest in more staff members at the bar area.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was prepared perfectly - if you want a good steak this is the place. Service was good and we weren’t risked out. Consistently good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

What a wonderful evening my husband and I had at Portland City Grill! Everything was exceptional, from the food to the service. The view is amazing, and making reservations made our wait quick, even though there was a large crowd. We celebrated a birthday there, and were treated to a lovely time. The food was supreme. I highly reccommend Portland City Grill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Reservations were easy to make but you could not reserve any window tables. The point of going up to the restaurant is the amazing view. We were sat in the center and you couldn't really see any of the views. The lighting was very dim inside and it almost made my friends and I fall asleep (probably because of our long hike earlier in the day) but maybe that was just us. I got the clam chowder and that was really good. For my main plate, I got the scallops and those weren't so good. I was expecting a good savory seafood flavor but got a sweet flavor instead. The price you pay for these meals are very intense and expensive but if you get a nice view of the windows it is worth it. I would check it out once if it were my first time in Portland. Probably wouldn't come back though.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Me and my girl friend went her for our first dinner of Portland trip.
We arrived around 5 on Friday night, the waitress told us 50 mins waiting for view seat which is acceptable since the view seat was not allowed in reservation. Then we chill at the bar during the waiting time, their Bloody Mary is really good!
I ordered Filet Mignon and she ordered Lamb, both were very tasty.
Will come visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Arrived a little ahead of our reservation
Found a seat in a very crowded bar, but were attended to right away. Once taken to our table we were forgotten about. Nevet saw another employee. Watched people who were seated after us get waited on. After 45 to 50 minutes of that we left.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely perfect! Excellent food, nice presentation and outstanding service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had an excellent meal, great staff. Great location for entertaining out of town guests. Fantastic view of the city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lovely celebration of joint birthdays. We've been coming here for 10 years to celebrate. Wouldn't miss it. Never disappointed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great view, superior food.
A return visit to this favorite Portland view restaurant was extremely satisfying. Wild salmon and fresh-caught Alaska halibut highlighted an enjoyable meal as two old friends caught up. Salad, described by our waiter as "enormous," was tasty but skimpy when divided. Vegetables, however, were plentiful and delicious. No additional charge for fresh butternut squash and garlic string beans.
My halibut was offered crab-stuffed, but the kitchen kindly provided a simple grill, which was excellent.
Service was good, not great. Our waiter grimly pressed his specials and menu preferences on us and would not be diverted. Disappeared after entreé delivery and was oblivious to signal.
We were too full for dessert. Coffee was good (surprisingly, not great in coffee-conscious Portland). No offer of a 2nd cup.
Even with a celebrated chef dé cuisine, this is not (yet) an ambitious restaurant. Still the food was very good; the view and general ambiance were terrific. Service could've been more attentive, although the restaurant was packed and very busy. I rate this meal as a success and would return without hesitation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food and ambiance were very good. Great view of the city and looking south on the river.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The Portland City Grill wait-staff was amazing, as usual! Appropriately attentive, knowledgeable and engaging!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful venue for a special occasion. Beautiful view of the city from the 30th floor. Food and service were excellent. Pricey, but excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

This place came highly recommended by local friends. So we (visiting from Cali) decided to give it a shot for my birthday dinner. While we loved the ambience, views and seating - the food was terrible. The Kung Pao calamari was bland and too much on the plate ruined our appetite. The special soup corn chowder was salty, braised pork was again nothing to brag about. Overall a poor choice for a special occasion, sorry we really wanted to love this experience but the food was a definite let down!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent experience at City Grill. The service was top-notch and the food is good, although not exceptional. The view of the city, river, and bridges is incomparable. The staff made our 7 year old granddaughter feel very special for her celebration dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was great and so was the service. My girlfriend's paella was made very spicy the first time. The waitress offered to have the kitchen remake it, and it was done very quickly. Delicious the second time. Would definitely recommend to others.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were there for lunch. It was Sunday Brunch only so we ate that. I️ ordered the Belgian Waffles and two eggs over medium. My sister went through the line.

The waitress acted like she was exhausted and wanted to get out of there. The two 2”x2” tiny pieces of waffle came on a salad plate and two tiny, maybe 1 1/2” eggs on another tea cup plate. The buffet was ok, but mostly fattening foods. We had no drinks, just tea. It was $45.00 each. Total $90.00.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The best restaurant in Portland if not the Northwest !!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter wasn't very informative. Left dirty plates on table. Over charged us and then charged my Visa twice. Nice view but wouldn't recommend.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The view is worth every dime. Perfect place to go on special occasion!!!

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a good location because it was overlooking the city but we didn't get to sit near the window because we were told it was a different waiting list which was fine. Our server was great! She was very accommodating, fun and nice. Out table was decorated with little confetti cut outs of "Happy anniversary" which was thoughtful.

When we received our steaks (I had the surf and turf and my husband had the ribeye), the food was not warm anymore. We're thinking because there was so many people to be served maybe the food was sitting in the kitchen waiting to be served. Our out was a 2 our of 5 because for the taste and temperature, it was overpriced we feel.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Been here a couple times already. Came to celebrate a birthday, which was nice overall, but difficult to conversate, sit back and enjoy the evening. The food was tasty - oven roasted beet salad (amazing!), sister ordered - macadamia nut crusted chicken, another sister - apple salad, friends - sushi rolls. Service was good too, but it is crowded, loud and not as romantic as you'd think it'd be, considering it's one of the 'best' places in Portland. Would pick my occasions going forth of when to come back.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I have been here several times. It was my birthday and I was so impressed by the calamari last time that’s what I wanted. This time I was not
Impressed. It was cold and over cooked. In fact, I must say I was so disappointed we left half the calamari on the plate, ate our salads and left before the entree. I was disappointed as we have not had a bad experience in the last 3 years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service was excellent. The waiter was responsive and took care of details nicely.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of our dinners came to the table cold. The server quickly replaced it but the entree was mediocre at best. The green beans were leathery and the dish was uninspired. I expected far more for a $35 entree.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food. Good service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was amazing - best tiger shrimp tempura I've ever had . Between three of us we had paella, braised short ribs, and pork tenderloin - all were very tasty! Excellent food and service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are on vacation and this was recommended by Uber driver. The food was melt in your mouth awesome! Tasted so good. We were given a window seat and could see the beautiful city of Portland. Very enjoyable evening with family!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Scenic View, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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