Bluehour

4.6
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2068 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature it describes any time of day "of heightened emotion." In Portland it has come to mean "a great place to dine."

As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000, with what Gourmet Magazine describes as, "the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town." Guests choose between the elegant dining room or the casual café and bar.


Surprising and delicious describes the Modern Northwest cuisine we create in the Bluehour kitchen each night. The menu is printed daily, so come in and enjoy Chef David Ezelle's seasonally inspired menu.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Blue Hour is delicious!

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tm12
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portland Dining Month menu was spectacular. We have been to several so far (had planned to visit more, but this was probably the last one for a while) and Bluehour was the best. The carrot soup was lovely, although it was not hot. That was the only complaint I had, though. The salads looked fabulous, although we did not have one. The gnocchi was so good I almost wished I had ordered it after tasting my husband's, even though cassoulet is one of my favorite things (also great). Husband loved his dessert of chocolate and peanut butter, a combo I don't care for. I had the blackberry sorbet, and it was very, very tasty. Stayed in the bar after to listen to the live jazz, which was great. I felt good about going because we had gotten an email that they had not only sanitized everything but were continually doing so throughout the evening, but had also moved their tables further away from each other for social distancing.

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vipSharonS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the lovely evening. We enjoyed it all particularly the quiet peaceful ambiance

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HeidiL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place would be great for any special occasion. And since the prices are so reasonable, any given Tuesday could be a special occasion.

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has everything...great service, great food, great ambiance! I can't wait to bring my husband next time.

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ShaunS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

One meal was quite excellent the other was quite the opposite... Service was fine although we where never asked if we liked the food. Would not recommend nor go back

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nonickname
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food average. Not something we couldn’t do for ourselves.

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Hannah28
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegetarian option for Portland Dining Month. The staff was cordial and attentive and my dinner partner and I had a truly stellar time.

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DanielFN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Kim was awesome! She was incredible and she made our special night even more special. I posted that the noise level was moderate because it was Jazz night on the 29th of February. But that wasnt a negative thing.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim our server was a delight she made everything easy easy easy. The hostess was extraordinarily friendsky and helpful in getting us a table with a view of the jazz band which was our main reason for visiting. Vegan dinner was excellent. Thank you!

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MatthewB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

1st- Food temperature was on the cold side... last I checked steak is not supposed to be cold... 2nd- some of the food was overly salted... 3rd- Service was ridiculously slow. 4th- in my opinion if a hostess or a server removes a drink from your table it would be common sense to ask if you would like another drink as we just started with our main course and now I was left with nothing to drink (happened two separate occasions !!!!strange!!!!)
I eat out three or four times a week at higher-end restaurants I am sad to say I would not recommend Bluehour. I do not know what happen within the last year as Bluehour was decent in the past... don’t waste your money & time

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SaraD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Celebrated birthday and they prepared to have candle, and were there at every minute needed. Delicious menu. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Bluehour has been one of our favorites for years, but our experience last night was extremely disappointing. The host was wonderful, and Grayson, our server, was very attentive and accommodating, but the food was lackluster and mediocre at best. The gnocchi was mushy and the beets in the beet salad were much too hard. The radicchio salad was acceptable, as were the oysters, but for one of the top restaurants in Portland, it was not worth the premium - at least not last night.

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luv2dine
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really inventive, delicious food, plated well. Our waiter was outstanding, friendly and helpful, but not a hoverer. The ambiance was like a private club. Excellent value!!!

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vipQnbeejh
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant with live music. Delicious meal with excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

we waited a very long time for our food and when it arrived the eggs benedict were lukewarm

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Music was great and good food

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Zachary
1 review