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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
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.
Bluehour is always a nice meal. The service was attentive and friendly. We had two fish dishes, salmon and halibut, they were cooked nicely and accompanied with good sides. We also had the risotto which was okay, but a dash thick, but the mushrooms were nice. The cocktails were great - always a good cocktail here.
We went there for my husband’s birthday. The menus had a personalized happy birthday note at the top which started the dinner with a very pleasant surprise. They offered us champagne on the house to start the celebration and the waiter did a really good job! They even gave us an extra free dessert and made sure to bring it in with a candle to finish off the celebration! All in all it was such a good experience!!!
Haven't been to Bluehour for quite a while. The food was excellent as is the ambience! Drinks are expensive and the overall value is average. It's certainly not a bargain! It's a good place for expense account types, and perhaps special occasions, but for us it won't be an everyday experience...
One of the quieter, dining experiences we have had in a while, especially in the Pearl.
having just returned from France where we not only loved the food but we especially noticed THE SERVICE. Not even Blue Hour can boast great service especially the night we were there. It's the small things that count. Overall a B- and disappointed.
Food presentation was good but it had no flavor. Salmon was way undercooked. If we wanted sushi we would have went to a sushi place. Salads were flavorless and starters lacked any creativity. Our waiter acted like he was better than us. We dine out a lot and like to try new places, we will never go here again.
The manager is with class and you can feel it that you received the best service of all! Hostess was lovely and the chef offered us complimentary appetizers which are unique in service, flavor and design. Food is very good, tasty and well prepared. Did not feel any up sell pressure or treated differently because we ordered less (light dinner type people).
Overall excellent experience!
The waiter was shameless in eyeballing my wife and making off putting, flirtatious comments. Maybe that was his way of trying to get a better tip, but it was super creepy. No one wants to make a scene in a restaurant, so I decided just let it go instead of getting crazy. The table seating is too close. You can hear everyone else's conversation word for word. The food was so so at best. Steak was undercooked. Still cold on inside.
We are never disappointed at Blue Hour, and last Saturday was no exception. After a delightful appetizer of various cheeses and bread, we each had an entree that was well prepared and elegantly presented. They have an extensive wine list and the servers are knowledgeable. I had an unusual cocktail request and their bartender had no problem executing it. To top it off, their chocolate delice dessert was a melange of flavor without being overpowering. A truly amazing dinner. Highly recommended.
I made quite a few visits to Blue Hour while visiting Portland during the years prior to my relocation to this area. I have never been disappointed by the food which has always been excellent. The busy happy hour bar scene makes the noise level quite high on many evenings, but my last visit was on a Sunday which quiet prevailed and quite conversation was easy.
I'm sure I'll come back regularly.
The service was noticeably outstanding. I eat out a lot, so good service is expected and exceptional service is noticed. Ambiance is great. Great location. Good was very good, but only met expectations. I would definitely dine here again and recommend it to friends.
Blue Hour is an elegant, white tablecloth restaurant with great food. More suits and dresses than cut off jeans, but not stuffy or pretentious. They have a great terrace for fine weather and huge windows overlooking the Pearl's vibrant 13th Street historic district. Our Oregon tuna was superb, as was the duck confit.
Initial greet and seat, really friendly. The poached eggs on pork belly benedict were hard and not oozy and creamy. Disappointing. When the waiter brought my coffee, spilled quite a bit onto the saucer which melted the sugar on the saucer into a sticky mess. French toast looked amazing and the eater of said French toast cleaned his plate. The donuts with the raspberry gel were delicious. Service was good.
Brunch was great! My fiance made reservations for my bday, and to our surprise they had $2 mimosas! Each dish we ordered had such great flavor. He had the Whisky Tango and I had the Lumber Jack breakfast sandwich....so de-lish! Awesome service, as well, our waiter was great! I will definitely go back for brunch, and look forward to trying the dinner menu.
The interior is gorgeous for sure and the staff is very attentive and wonderful. Much else was not what I've grown to expect from Blue Hour. -The back of a staff member's white shirt looked like it had been slept in...literally -One of the empty bread plates came out a bit dirty and about 4-5 tines of my dinner folk had dried on sauce from god knows what...darn...forgot to ask for new fork so I guess I ended up using the dirty fork without thinking -My $44 steak was charred to the point of almost being burn...ate it cus I didn't want to make a fuss -Of the three complimentary amuse-bouche...1 was delicious and other 2 were meh -The cocktails and dessert were phenomenal though! Overall, I worry that this place has begun slacking and relying on past laurels. Maybe it was just one off night, but so much was off and they weren't busy. Perhaps that's why the place wasn't very busy for a Friday night. This is all very sad to report because I had always really loved Blue Hour in the past and have brought out of town friends there for dinner and have always looked forward to going for special occasions. Sadly, I guess we'll have to find another place to fill that spot.
Lovely place to have brunch; first visit 'happened' to be their first time having live jazz music. So pleasant to have a delicious meal WITH musical accompaniment. Patrons talked quietly which was another 'rare' plus. We were warmly greeted, seated immediately and enjoyed our meals. Donuts were delicious though very 'TINY' sampling. Waiter also attentive throughout without being in our space too often. NICE BALANCE.
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