Bar Casa Vale

4.8
180 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Spanish-inspired taverna offering patio dine ¡out! seating (also pick-up & delivery). Wood-fired food, natural wines, traditional gin tonics & craft cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 180 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive and the food and drinks were great.

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Schloime
Portland
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We would’ve preferred to sit outside but apparently you have to ask in your reservation in order to do so. Our waitstaff was fantastic!!
Wonderful variety of foods. All were well prepared.

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brwydave
Portland
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding staff and excellent food. Enjoyed the SeafoodPaella and the Patatas Bravas, and liked the octopus. Very nice pitcher of sangria made our visit even more enjoyable. And to top it off, on site parking in the heart of NE Portland.

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ChristianT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, drinks were great, and the food was delicious. My only true complaint was that the mixta paella was a bit underwhelming. The amount of rice in the dish was also pretty small. Otherwise everything was basically perfect

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foreveryum
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

So good! We loved it! (Wish there was AC inside in this dang heat, lol, but we had a nice time.)

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TimF
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tasty little plates with a spendy price tag attached

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SWood
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Celebrating our 15th anniversary they gave us cava and a candle in our desert. Perfect place for dinner!

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TimF
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really fun time at a last-minute get together with friends. The tapas options were exceptional and the gin and tonics were perfectly beautiful and refreshing on a hot afternoon. Arynn was our server and she was the best: engaging and fun while still taking great care of our group. We would go back just to talk with her again! All of the servers were great but Arynn was really outstanding.

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vipChristiM
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The servers were wonderful and worked together as a team. The kitchen guys were busting their butts in 100+ degrees, still smiling and slamming out amazing food fast and well organized. Loved this place and you’d be seriously missing out if you don’t go!!

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Leena
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio and had the grilled octopus, potatoes bravas, and house sangria. All of the food was incredible, service was amazing, and I can't wait to go back!

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Sara
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. The outdoor patio was lovely and the service was top notch. We’ll definitely be going back!

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vipPDXfoodie
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We had mixta paella and octopus and potato bravas ( appetizer ).. the ice cream dessert was great too!

Outdoor ambiance was perfect for our date.

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HKB525
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted immediately and seated right away since our table was ready. Service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent. We sat in the outdoor area and the fire pit kept us nicely warm. We'll make sure we have dinner here the next time we're in town.

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IreneB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for large parties. Shareable tapas style plates make for a fun group experience. Service was very
attentive and friendly. The bartender makes excellent cocktails!

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wine. Our server was helpful in making recommendations for both. Food came out with good pacing to enjoy the dishes. Would definitely go back.
Ps,
Get the patatas bravas and plan for yummy leftovers in the morning!

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Chuckle
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were fantastic!

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Brian
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall quite wonderful. Friendly staff and large portions of delicious food. 👍

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clerox
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated in a private cabana made it safe and quiet. Everything was so flavorful and cooked perfectly.

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Erin
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Spanish food, not mind blowing but good. Really nice ambience.

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emmas
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Food, cocktails and vibe were fantastic! Great meal for a very reasonable price! Would recommend to anyone!

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DianeS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Casa Vale was fantastic! From the beginning to the end, everything was fantastic! The front desk host immediately took care of us, and had a greenhouse ready to go. He clearly explained the ordering protocals, The covid set up was really well done and thought out.
The food was amazing, the service was amazing, the cocktails were amazing. We had a fantastic experience! I can't wait to come back again.

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Samantha
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

It was a very hot day and I made a reservation - we were put into one of those mini spaces / tents and it was even hotter in there with a fan that didn't do much. The latch on the door wasn't set so the door would swing open / close. We were told we'd be served water but waited maybe 20 minutes with nothing. The food itself was very good but it felt like we were doing all of the work (and I understand bc Covid) but because of this, the price was not worth it. I don't think I'd go back again unless with a bigger group of friends on a special occasion.

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AlexG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of great options and always fun to share! Food is great as always. Their outdoor COVID seating was definitely better than other places in the area

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Jefsnkldr
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit, awesome drinks and snacks. Hostess was super great to let us sit in a requested spot with no pressure. Will go again soon!

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AmberC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So hilarious! Everyone gets private garden sheds! YES! Great for parties (of 4 or 5 tops). We had SO MANY THINGS. The lamb was GOOD. Octopus was GOOD. Everything was quite good.

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good fresh food; ordering via app is a little glitchy.

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AnnO
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their huts made for socially distance seating we found charming and comfortable. Might be a little toasty on a warmer day however they did have a fan in there.
As boomers we found the ordering on line daunting but we go through it!
Food was superb.

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mnoel
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Casa Vale has it all. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere and great service. They've got a great COVID set- up with tables spaced out, electronic ordering and space heaters that really keep the space cozy. Highly recommend. The grilled prawns, pulpo and patatas bravas were definitely highlights!

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heatherk
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love BCV! Always have a great meal, great cocktails, etc. So pleased with them every time.

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EKG21
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. Servers attitude with the ordering and payment process could have been a little more understanding.

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DanaC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! BCV is one of our favorite places in Portland!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Probably not a fair assessment of service,ambiance or noise since the dinner was in a “cabana” with food brought to door and self cleanup. The food was excellent though I think we had all the tapas and the burnt cheesecake. Yum!

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Orbit
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. I love the new QR menu/order/payment method. I hope they keep that after COVID is over.

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KAYTIC
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had our own private little greenhouse, it was so charming and we were delighted. The service is all no-contact but so prompt and outstanding. Food was delicious. We will most definitely be coming back.

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allie
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummy food super friendly service 10/10 would recommend

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Robert
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Food was OK. I hate the individual greenhouses and Iphone ordering. Prices are too high for what you get.

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ChristinaW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pandemic safety considerations were excellent. Yummy sangria and all of the tapas were great. We’ll definitely be back

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ColinR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Job! Keep doing the damn thing y'all. See you again soon.

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vipdkrdkr
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been to this place twice, and our first visit was amazing. We ordered 5 tapas for dinner for the two of us, assuming the portion sizes would be small. We were impressed with the yummy tapas with very large portions - I'd highly recommend PULPO A LA GALLEGA (grilled octopus), GAMBAS A LA PLANCHA (grilled prawns), PATATAS BRAVAS, and ROASTED CAULIFLOWER. On our second visit, we wanted to try SEAFOOD PAELLA (the menu said enough for two), plus we ordered 2 tapas. The tapas were great again, but we were not very happy with the paella (definitely for one person only, and it was too oily for us). We ordered dessert to compensate for small paella-to-share, and their Basque-style cheesecakes were really good, so we were happy at the end. The service was great and you should definitely try this place if you love tapas!

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vipCathJoll
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great octopus and Gambi. Lamb ribs were fatty and meatless for the most part ($15 for 5 teeny ribs) Would like to come back for Paella. Suggest you sit indoors and not in the quirky little greenhouses. Ordering through their online system proved to be cumbersome, but common in several restaurants, usually pubs, just not expected in a higher priced restaurant, which this is. Wines by the glass are just OK and their specialty Spanish gin and tonics are not worth $15. Lots of ice. Service was pleasant but not very professional or experienced. Really felt like it was self service for the most part from the ordering to bussing our own tables. Again this is a fairly high priced restaurant and spending $140(with tip) for 2 we expected more.

FAQs

Bar Casa Vale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 477-9081.

Bar Casa Vale is rated 4.8 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.