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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
One of my favorite restaurants in NW. Great ambience, outstanding food and attentive waitstaff. This is definitely an upscale restaurant that has a bit more formal atmosphere than most of the fine dining spots in Portland. Not over the top dress up, but a little nicer than usual. The food is prepared to perfection! I've had the lamb, scallops and mussels. They were all fabulous, I especially loved the mussels and lamb.
Prices are on the high end, but really not more than the Ringside or Giorgio's or any other top restaurant. Courses are ordered separately, so you have some control over spending. Oh! Don't forget the carmel pot de creme, Yummmmmm.
We had been to the Bluehour before for a spur of the moment drop in dinner, and it was lovely. So we decided to treat our friend to her birthday dinner there. We are from the country, so the noise level cacophany of the dining room on first Thursday was extremely unpleasant (and your rating for noise above does not allow for an "unpleasant" or "too loud" rating, BTW). The waitress we had was fair--she missed a few opportunities to take my order for a second glass of wine; finally when she took my order (I asked for it to come with dinner), it came when I was halfway through my dinner. This I felt was unprofessional for BH's caliber of establishment. The menu is excellent, the chef's willingness to do vegan versions of dishes was wonderful!
My significant other & I went out for our one year anniversary dinner & Bluehour showed us a great time. Our waiter was extremely nice, and seemed genuinely happy. He didn't rush us through our meals, or inbetween them. It was refreshing to finally sit down & feel welcomed. Although it was pretty dim-lighted in the room, it made it feel romantic, especially with the lit candles & the creative use of their interior lighting. The food was out of this world amazing & such a bargain for what we received! If you ever get the chance, come to Bluehour! You won't regret it!
The wife and I went here on 1/20/12 for her birthday- first time visit. Food was good, service was good, we had a great time. The ambiance of the place really stood out- they had strings of 'christmas' type lights wrapped around large branches that were affixed to the walls and hung out into the space over the tables that really gave the restaurant a 'winter wonderland' sort of feel. For dessert we had a chcolate torte with pumpkin chai ice cream that was stupid good. The price point puts it at a special occasion visit for me, but Bluehour helped make that occasion more memorable.
Lovely, airy space. Energetic music just a shade loud for me. Two main dishes. 1. Sea bass on a bed of white beans, chorizo and minced clams. Fish perfectly cooked, skin on and crispy, lovely medley of flavors in the bean mixture. Really nice dish. 2. Lamb two ways, one loin chop and deboned shank meat, on top of polenta. The two lamb preparations were delicious and complimentary, with the simplicity of the grilled chop in contrast to the braised shank meat. The polenta had too much mascarpone and was intrusive. The amount of meat (one small-medium loin chop and half as much again shank meat) was less than I expected for a $38 entree. Wine list v pricey. Overall fun and good but too expensive and inconsistent to be in Portland's top tier.
The food was great but they forgot our entrees and we waited over a half hour for them after they took our appetizers away. We finally told the waitress we needed to cancel our order if it didn't come soon because we had concert tickets and rather than apologize she was rude.
We were anxious to try it out again after a good review in the newspaper. The first two courses were good and promptly delivered and then we waited almost an hour for our entrees to arrive after being told several times by the waiter "that our order would be right out". We finally talked to the manager and got our food shortly afterwards. Two entrees were good but the lamb I ordered was so tough that you could barely cut it with a sharp steak knife and was not edible. It is the first time in a long history of eating out, that I have returned an entry uneaten. The waiter apologized for the delay and the lamb and the manager comped our entire meal, which was appreciated, but we will not return.
Despite a new chef, the menu looked and felt very much like the "old" Blue Hour. Quite frankly, we were not overly impressed - it was good, but at the price level they are targetting (entrees $30) I expect more. The place is full of energy and the ambience is quite striking.
Noise level not a problem, which was good. It was clear that my request to be seated away from the bar was not read carefully because we got seated next to the bar. Not an issue, though. The food was average, though and I was somewhat surprised as I haven't eaten here in a number of years. My friend ordered a salad which was supposed to have beets in it. There was one beet! Overall, while it is a beautiful space, I won't be returning. There are too many excellent restaurants in Portland.
There were so many thing that disappointed me at this restaurant that I will just us bullets.
. Waiter was rude and smelled of cigarettes.
. Their menu was completely different then the one online and only had one vegetarian option.
. We ordered a bottle of wine and they open a more expensive one without letting us know and then proceeded to charge us for it.
. Our waiter checked on us a total of 4 times in 2 hours. Other waiters and bussers helped us more.
. We had to ask for bread while every other table around us was getting it.
.... I would never go to this restaurant again, they are not worth your time or money and should have never been recognized as anything special.
20% of entrees out by 8 pm.. Inexcusable for Friday night. Menu is not done well, appetizer pastas way small, with 'full' pasta option not priced and only mentioned once told of entree outage. Won't return, too many better priced and quality places to chose from in this great city.
Went there for our anniversary dinner (with the kids). Ambiance is very nice; service was good. Menu selections and food taste/portions were below my expectation - particularly given the high prices they charge. Overall was disappointed and likely will go somewhere else next time.
We always love going to Bluehour - it never disappoints. The food and service are amazing and I can never say enough about the gnocchi ..... We actually get it for the "table" prior to our salad and entrees, and everyone goes silent as we clear the plate. Highly recommend it with whatever the chef comes up with as a sauce. I find the atmosphere beautiful without being stuffy. From the greeting at the front door, to the servers, and the manager- everyone assures you have a wonderful time.
Ok so I had to find a place in Portland yoo take two beautiful women ie... my other half amd her sister. Well since they were expecting something out of this world.The dinning experience was one that met all the criteria of great food and atmosphere to die for with a staff that was spot on with service. If you looking for were all the beautiful people go this is a place to check out....plus a big cudoz to the chef his food pairings is something to behold
Will likely not be returning. Service was terribly slow. Waitress was friendly and apologized multiple times for the slow service. Restaurant was neither busy nor full but other than the waitress, services was inattentive. It took approximately 35 minutes to receive bread and appetizers. This first course, was the best part of the meal. When the entrees arrived, they were cold. We didn't even bother ordering dessert. To their credit, the appetizers were comped. Very disappointing dining experience. Definitely did not live up to expectations.
Food was a disappointing. Grilled chicken salad was a no repeat meal. Burger was cooked rare as requested and pretty good, but not the best in Portland. Service was cordial, but they underestimated the rush of lunchtime customers on the same day of a favorable review in The Oregonian. Only two waiters handled around 12 tables while the hostess stood around and looked pretty. No one bothered to fill our water glasses until we were ready to pay the bill.
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