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About Brazil Grill

WELCOME TO BRAZIL GRILL
Come & enjoy Portland"s Best Value in fine dining while experiencing Oregon's FIRST authentic Brazilian Steakhouse or "Churrascaria".
Our reasonable, fixed price menu means you get to select from our freshly made, Brazilian-inspired salad & side bar, which includes vegetarian & gluten free items.
Our traditional "stop-go" system allows you to decide when you are ready for you next course, by turning the disc on your table from red to green.

Skewers of deliciously seasoned, rotisserie meats are then carved at your table by roving gauchos eager to please your palate. YUM! Save room for our cinnamon-sugar roasted pineapple at the end of the meat rotation. If you like pineapple you will think you've died & gone to heaven! SO GOOD! We also offer desserts, a full bar menu specializing in Brazilian cocktails, wines & brews. So come in, relax, celebrate the day with a "Caipirinha" Brazilian national drink & DINE LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

1201 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: From Monday through Friday 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
Saturday and Sunday 3:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Cross Street:
SW Jefferson & SW Main

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 222-0002

Website:
http://brazilgrillrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot behind the restaurant includes handicapped parking spaces as well as the adjoining lot behind the cosmotology school. Street parking in front of the restaurant and across the street.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Welcome to Brazil Grill. Oregon’s first authentic Brazilian Steakhouse! Family Owned and Operated. Downtown Portland’s Best Value in Fine Dining. The restaurant is available for private functions Monday-Friday

Brazil Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (30)
Good for Groups (29)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Fun (25)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Casual (20)
Authentic (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Romantic (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Business Meals (12)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined a day ago

Great service and great food. Every time we come in both the service and food are exceptional! Thank you for another great meal

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was great but the service was horrible. We went for my birthday so we had a bit of people with us. They had only 2 servers I had to repeatedly ask for my drinks and for the bill. Because of the horrible service I don’t feel that the cost was worth it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As usual everything at Brazil Grill was AMAZING. The manager Daniel was welcoming and gracious. The servers and staff we friendly and prompt. Everything was perfect.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I took my family out for a churrascaria experience; our other Brazilian steakhouse had no reservations so we came here. I had eaten here in the past with mixed results. This time, the food was definitely better, although they seemed to avoid bringing higher cost items around like bacon wrapped filet, lamb, and other high cost beef items. Instead, they kept offering low cost chicken legs and ham. Also, the cost had gone up making them less of a value. Overall, not bad and I would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I hope I get my points, I didn't cancel the reservation, must mean the restaurant canceled it instead. The service was okay, went through a few servers, that wasn't too cool. Took a long time just to get fresh plates, that wasn't cool. Some of the servers ignored us, even though we had our 'button' turned to GREEN. That wasn't cool. The food was pretty good, bacon-wrapped fillet was good, bacon wasn't crisp at all, and that didn't have enough rotation. Not as good as Fogo de Chao in ambiance, service, salad bar, price or value. Sure if we weren't Black, we'd get better service. Won't be returning most likely.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Was wonderful!!!! I really enjoyed, the food was amazing and service perfect! You must try the pineapple is perfect!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sadly, this establishment has gone downhill. The meat was dry, salad bar was not kept full, never saw all the meats offered come to our table. Not one of the people bringing the meat had a smile on their face. Use to prefer Brazil Grill over the competitor, however now that the prices are almost similar, it's not worth going to Brazil Grill any longer.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Once more, Brazilian Grill proved to be the best one in Portland. Besides being cheaper than Fogo, the meat has that incomparable taste of being fresh, never frozen.
The Gauchos were extra friendly and made sure we got to taste all of the 12 cuts of meat they serve. Salad bar was quite delicious. It is more like a "Side Bar" than a salad bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good food, good variety of food great service, the restaurant is very noisy, good for bigger groups.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

All good, first experience there... plenty to eat... pineapple was a nice surprise.....filled up with all kinds of meats!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, our server was outstanding. Not quite as much variety as I would’ve hoped. Overall we had a good time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

been there before and always leave so stuffed so so good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I like the food better than Fogo de Chão, by a long shot

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Bring your appetite - good for meat lovers. There was nobody there to greet us when we arrived and it seemed a little dead but it was a bad weather night and they might have been short staffed because roads were crazy bad - but the food couldn't have been better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Been to Brazil Grill a number of times. Great as always

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A feast on Christmas Day. Looking foreword to my next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Went back there and got the same fresh, delicious, cook to order meal. They also have some new items in the salad bar. Tara, the server gave us her impeccable service, always with a smile.
This time I took advantage of their free parking in the back of the building. Looking forward to go back there for my husband's birthday. Thank you Brazil Grill!!!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

This is my 2 visit this year, it was much slower then then the last time I was hear, the food was good but i felt the flavor seemed a bit bland and the cold offerings seemed on the older side. The service was ok, I think our waitress was new, we were asked twice if this was our first time, and I noticed another time was asked that question as well and we were both served by this particular waitress. She was pleasant but a bit slow, we requested some cuts and other items and they came up well near the end of our dining experience. I wish everything was smoother or more fresh looking then I would give a 5 star. But it was not and this is my honest experience I am giving from a quiet Sunday dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

!!!!!!ABSOLUTELY NICE, PLACE, FOOD AND SERVICE.!!!!!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

If you are looking for real Brazilian tasted food, this is the place!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our second time and as good as the first. The different meats are wonderful.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We really enjoyed this slightly more casual take on Brazilian BBQ. Especially liked the shrimp and delicious pineapple options. We will be back, God willing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

BEST Brazilian Steakhouse in Portland. You are greeted as if you were a family member. No wonder, it is "Family Owned and Operated".
The selection of meat is endless. I recommend the tri-tip, which is the most succulent. Of course, you will be offered 12 different meat cuts, shrimp, sausages, etc.
I also enjoyed the chicken hearts, which Fogo does not have. Also the price is less than Fogo.
Daniel, the Manager told me that the reason people like it so much is because everything is fresh. No frozen meat at all.
I am looking to my next visit there. By the way, I found no problem parking on the street, but was informed that they have private parking on the rear of the building.
Thank you Brazil Grill for a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We enjoyed the meal very much. However I would have liked to have the option of not having the salad bar or the cold bar, which I don't think I ever saw.

Food was great. Not very easy for those who like cooked red meat however. Waitress was wonderful and 2 of the meat servers we also!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a very nice time . The food was awesome and the drinks were great. We will go again soon.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place for a fill of meats. Vegan no! All meat buffet with salad bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great restaurant I’ll recommend to any one who loves meat

Tags: Organic, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was good. Stupid rule about taking 5 people to your anniversary! Who brings a 5th wheel to a couples anniversary dinner? Dumb....

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We come here on occasions, this place never disappoints! Can’t wait for the next time we dine here.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We loved the Brazil Grill. Great food. Very comfortable and the staff is very friendly. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Fun, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was a first time for my 5 year old son, mom and mother-in-law. It was the perfect thanksgiving meal. There was no chance for awkward conversation. We all left very full. The boy ate his weight in food and surprisingly tried a lot of new food. The people were very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 22, 2017

SERVICE ON A SWORD-Always welcoming crew! Meats served from a small sword at your table!! Check out their cool boots! Great mood every time I arrive there and when I leave.

ATMOSPHERE-Clean and unique. Small or large group seating. Relax and have a good talk and cocktail or wine or flip the button to green to gorge yourself with a huge variety of well prepared high quality meats.

FOOD-Bacon wrapped filet .. nailed it! You'll heart the chicken hearts!! Beef stroganoff.. off the charts! And for dessert..the pineapple!! Or brazilian chocolate cake or passionfruit mousse
P.s. get a whole pineapple to go!

SUM- It's like if you're willing to pay well for a well made meal, but then it comes and you're like dang that was awesome but I want more.. but don't want to pay twice for more of that.. then you're like I have to tell everyone!! They must know this secret!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always a great experience to share with family, and friends. This was our second time at Brazil grill, and we plan on going back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and great service. Staff was very attentive and one step ahead the entire dining experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

20th anniversary dinner. Didn't like that our table was middle and close to cold buffet. Wife doesn't like tables that are too close to each other. She suffers from anxiety. Should have request a booth. Been to several Brazilian steak house and this was very...small. Meat choices was limited but servers were very accommodating. If it wasn't for the staff, would have giving a lower rating. This is a good "starter" Brazilian Restaurant to people who never experienced one. For "experience " Brazilian steakhouse, you might be disappointed.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was great and the service rocked. If you're in Portland and you want great Brazilian, this is the place to go.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service are always amazing! I come here for my birthday every year and am never disappointed. Great place for a foodie!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Awesome time with family! My beautiful niece was in town for work and we wanted her to experience the awesome restaurant! Good and service was just great@

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Exceeded our expectations! We all enjoyed the food. Each mouthfull diffrent from the one before!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Meal was great, over the top with
non stop food. The pineapple was
fantastic. Really all the food was wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fun
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