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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 Chris Carriker's seasonally inspired menu.
Portland, OR 97209
Modern European, Northwest, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday -- 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday -- 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday -- 10:00-3:00PM
Cafe/bar open after dinner until midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
L'Heure Bleue is the private room at Bluehour that can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated dinner or up to 100 people for a cocktail style reception on any occasion. Private Event Manager: Alice Price
Valet parking is $6.00 and is offered after 5:30pm, Friday and Saturday evenings, at the corner of NW 13th and Everett St.
On all other evenings, street parking is available. Please call for garage recommendations.
Bluehour is located three blocks west of the NW 10th and Everett stop of the Portland Street Car.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Whether planning an elegant social affair or searching for a unique venue for a corporate meeting or outing, Bluehour offers professional catering services to ensure that the vision of your event comes to life. Available: full bar service, specialty cocktails, AV capabilities and personalized menus
Bluehour Ratings and Reviews
I brought a group of seven and the service was impeccable. The design and layout were also pleasant, providing a felicitous venue for my birthday celebration. Unfortunately, out of my entire party, only I was extremely happy with my food! Since it was my birthday, that is all that mattered. But despite pricy meals, I am a bit miffed my friends did not enjoy their meals as much as I did.
That said, were were treated with a large round of appetizers courtesy of the chef, and I got a free slice of cake. And the drinks were all great for everyone.
I think its a perfect spot if you know you're going to enjoy what you order, but not the best price range to be risking your enjoyment.
Excellent overall. Great service, great food, wonderful ambience, outstanding music(Bobby Torres)!! Would recommend BlueHour for any occasion. I made several changes in my original reservation with nary a problem. Very friendly and knowledgeable service staff! The food was creative and delicious and well worth the price!
I had a great dinner there a couple days after Christmas. Fantastic wine by the glass options. The seafood Fettuccine was to die for. Big chunks of crab meat in a lobster sauce. It was certainly rich, but amazing flavor. The server we had was also outstanding. I will certainly return. Amazing place.
Lovely atmosphere and excellent food, but some of the worst service I’ve received in a very long time. Over 10 minutes before we saw a server (had to get up to ask for one) and then another 10 minutes to get drinks (one soda, one cocktail). We sat at 10am and it was 10:22 before we had drinks on the table. Food came out in a timely manner (our appetizer arrived before the drinks!) Then my husband requested a soda refill when our entrees arrived - it was delivered after we were done eating and ready to leave. And then we had to chase down our sever to pay the bill. I think it’s probably normally a great restaurant, but the poor service was completely distracting.
We felt overlooked and not cared for, during our meal. Birthday celebration comments in our reservation and to our waiter directly were totally ignored. The food was good. Just good. Value? I don't know, two bay scallops with bits of pork belly - $21? The bavette - cooked as ordered, but chewy and the accompaniments were over salted. I've had better at El Goucho for the same price and a lot more attention. The duck was great and salty, but you'd expect that with confit. Caesar salad - meh. All in all, wouldn't recommend and probably won't return.
I don't frequent fancy restaurants in the Pearl my mother and I were going to a Christmas concert at a local church put on by the university of Portland and decided to have dinner Blue Hour proved to be the right choice elegant and very festive for the holidays it made for a wonderful evening Keep up the good work
Beautiful location, decor, ambiance. However, i was not impressed with the food. We ordered the charred octopus and was delivered cold. We had the tuna for main course and was lacking flavor, presentation, and was also cold in the middle. Excellent service though. We did not complain. I just dont think we will return.
Great food but service was subpar. Didn't get our water filled (ever) throughout our meal (not from hostess, first or second waiter).Took a while for our dinner plates to be cleared. Expected better service given reviews on dining experience. Save the money and go to Little Big Burger then a cool lounge instead.
My husband and I decided to have dinner at Bluehour because we've heard it was a lovely restaurant with good food. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent from the salads to the rolls to the main courses. The red wine we ordered was served at the perfect temperature. While the dessert menu did not entice us that was to our benefit! We will reserve a table, again, at Bluehour.
Blue Hour was fantastic! Only one of us had eaten there and it had been many years. All of us were impressed with all of the food, and especially dessert! The food is creative and delicious! Drink menu was great and the service was flawless!! We will be back soon!
Thanksgiving dinner. Three course prix fixe menu with several choices for each course. Food was well-prepared, albeit very salty. Server did a good job describing the dishes and the sommelier and I had a nice chat about the wine we brought. This place could easily get 5 stars from me, if the salt was more under control.
Decided on Blue Hour for Thanksgiving. Fixed price three course dinner . Best dish was the soup. Entree was luke warm and meat was chewy. Not at all what I expected for the cost. Not really worth the price. Although wait staff was courteous and ambience was nice. Food just OK.
We had a good Thanksgiving dinner with a friend from outside the U.S. The wine list is especially good, and the food was well-prepared. However, I was a little disappointed that the turkey dinner was not more traditional. There were no mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or traditional stuffing, and a savory bread pudding is not a proper substitute for stuffing on Thanksgiving. I am also not fond of the dark meat confit--it had a bit of a "made in advance for convenient serving" feel to it.
The service was fantastic. I went with two friends on a Monday night, so things were a bit quiet. I love the ambience of this restaurant, and have been there on a busy Saturday night as well. We had an amuse bouche to start, then a massive round of oysters, the burratta appetizer too. The cocktails were wonderful. I'll be back next time I am in Portland.
The occasion was date night and we had not been to Bluehour for years. Many positives with this restaurant, the first of which was the delightful hostess who greeted us. If a first impression is important, she is a great first impression—stylish, impeccably groomed, striking appearance and a lovely personality. We were immediately seated at a very nice table and enjoyed Bluehour's great Martini's. One interesting thing we noticed was that the restaurant and bar were full with everyone seeming to be talking, yet the room was quiet and we could easily have conversation at our table—a rare treat in crowded restaurants. The only negative was that our food, while very tasty, was served rather cold. We will definitely return soon.
I’m probably not the best person for this review because I like the simple things at a fair price. If that is what you like then this is not the place for you.
When dinner cost more then a two night stay at a hotel, your charging to much in my opinion. Dinner for a party of three consisted of, three salads, three dinners, two desserts, and 4 drinks.
With tip the bill was around $260+
Everything was good, just not $260+ good.
Nice ambiance, great cocktails, and good food at reasonable prices. I only have 2 issues:
1. We listed the reservation as a special occasion, but there was never acknowledgement of the restaurant as such. I'm curious why we enter this data if there is no action taken upon it.
2. Our waiter was very solicitous and deferential to one male member of our party, but seemed to ignore the women. I expected to receive the same attention as the man at the head of the table, especially since it was my birthday.
The restaurant was perfect except I had noted in our Open Table reservation that we were celebrating my husband's birthday. When we about to be seated, I made sure and mentioned it again to the hostess and she said that she knew that and had alerted our server, however, he never made any mention of it. That was a big disappointment especially since other reviews had specifically talked about celebrating a birthday at Blue Hour and how the restaurant made the birthday person feel very special.. Fortunately, everything else was great..the food was superb and love the quiet atmosphere. We will return.
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