Permanently Closed - Brazil Grill

3.8
1362 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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ErinA
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

plenty of great meats though they didn't have all that was on the menu. The salad bar - not that thats what we were there for - was pretty meager

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MelissaW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the Gauchos timing was on point! Perfectly seared, tasty and tender cuts of meat, great sides and a nice salad bar.
I love the atmosphere, authentic, quiet and comfortable. I have been here many times and it is always my first choice when entertaining guests.

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Tambra
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the variety of the salad bar. The grilled shrimp is my favorite dish, it’s only served to order so be sure to inquire if you don’t see a Gaucho carrying a skewer. The caramelized cinnamon pineapple is amazing, save it for last and call it dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Anniversary

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Pattyrisha
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dined at this establishment many times, weekdays and early in the weekends are the best times to go. This particular experience was very pleasant. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly and extremely attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed the salad bar and the sides were brought out quickly! The meats were fresh and delicious (must try the lamb). I also noticed the new cocktails and the add on of condensed milk to the lemonades were something everyone’s gotta try. My friend tried the Quentão (hot cocktail) and she hasn’t shut up about how great it was. Definitely coming back!

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Saturday
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We've been to Brazil Grill many times in the past, this last time was probably the worst visit. We got seated in the very back, the servers constantly walked past us, even though our puck was green the entire time, when we did get the food it was extremely fatty and cold. For a Saturday dinner rush, they were not prepared at all, food bar had completely empty bowls, they were out of nearly everything. They were definitely under staffed, our waitress spent a majority of the time focusing on the large party next to us. Took nearly 20 minutes to get beverages, and just about the same for refills and water. For the amount we paid, the experience just was not there this time. Was even double charged for beverages, but at that point it would have taken another 30 minutes to get a new check. We tried to be understanding due to the shortages because of covid, however, do not offer it as an option if it's not actually available, there are ways to make up and be as prepared as possible, especially at 50.00/plate. Also, there should be signs of masks and glove requirements around the food bar if that is in fact mandatory, not rudely state to some and not others. It will be a while before we come back, if we do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service was very delayed on an average it would take 15 to 20 minutes for them to circle around with a choice of meat. The older waiter was very rude never came back to our table after my 10-year-old son asked for a second slice a pineapple. The younger waiter was super sweet. There was just A lot of delay we’ve been going to Brazil grill for about 10 years and I’ve always enjoyed it but don’t feel like I will be going back anytime soon. You can tell they are working on a budget some of our favorite foods are no longer available

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Spoolmak
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Some if the beef dishes were well done and dry. No ribs. No chicken hearts. No excuse.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice, awesome food, will definitely come back!

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jazminb
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was bland. Service was slow. Long wait for drinks. Some meats were undercooked.

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Delisamae
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service! Thank you for everything!

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Kimberly
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had to ask many time for items to come around. It was our guest first time here. We had made a big deal out come here because our first visit was wonderful. This time not so great.

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choo
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

the quality of the food has changed dramatically in the past 2 year. We were very disappointed. We have gone to brazil grill for our anniversary very year. And I don't think we will be going back

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Tariq
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was good however the service was not. We were skipped over time and time again, and at one point my husband asked one of the servers if we could have some of what he was circulating and he told him to hold on, proceeded to other tables and didn't return to our table. We will be trying a different Brazilian grill next time.

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JAMIEK
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brazil grill does not disappoint. It is our only go to restaurant for special occasions as well as normal outings. If you are a meat eater this is the place for you. It is well over a hour drive for us and there are never regrets. If you haven't tried this restaurant then put it on your must do list. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Salad bar and sides are mediocre at best but the meat and service was great. Great place to try but will not be back.

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DarkKingSlade
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great except they ran out of most of their sides while we were there.

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Kyngsmyle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Update Salasd bar and offer doner cuts. Cheeses looked a little old. But overall I was pleased

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Manny
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The place was dirty
The food was terrible
The salad bar was terrible
Overall a waste of money

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RiverP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food! Food servers had real pizazz! Definitely would recommend :)

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vipJasonC
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Very authentic. Come HUNGRY!

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MeatLover1969
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was sad to see them so short staffed. We have been coming to this restaurant 2 to 3 times a year for the past eight years. When we first arrive it took almost 15 minutes before the host came to get our drink orders. And then for the first 30 minutes we hardly got any kind of meat brought to our table because they were eight other tables in the room and we seem to be the last one having food brought to our table and the food was usually going to the other tables 1st. After about 30 minutes to 45 minutes and a few tables left we then started getting food on a regular basis. Once that happened we had a wonderful evening. The wait staff apologized for the slow response and acknowledged the skeleton crew. Overall experience was wonderful but there were a few hiccups.

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vipOCARDO
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very good food! Been going to BG for over 10 years

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TroyS
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a great place. Definitely recommend to anyone.

Brazil Grill - Permanently Closed
Responded on August 8, 2021

Glad to hear you had a great time! We hope to see you again soon.

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JAMIEK
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly, our last visit to Brazil Grill before their building was donated and they had to close their doors. We hope they are looking for a new building and can reopen soon!

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GinaCrossPDX
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I've dined there many times, must have been an off night.

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready when we arrived 5 min ahead of time. Seated immediately and drinks brought to table promptly. Amazing food that was cooked to perfection. Definitely recommend Brazilian Grill 10-10 for sure.

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vipChrisN
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as usual. Excellent service and excellent food. Brazil Grill is by far one of the best restaurants in Portland.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

To be fair, the venue had a very large party outside of being a full house. Service (this time: bar, general) compared to other times we have visited was very slow. Because Brazil Grill attempts to make each party’s experience unique they should have had more staff in on hand to enable quick service.

The buffet line was cold. Our reservation was for 830pm when they closed at 9pm. However, if an establishment is still seating guests says, the expectation is to have the same quality experience as any guest prior to their seating time.

The meats (save for the chicken bacon) were masterfully cooked and juicy. However the overall selection was very limited compared to previous visits.

Overall we will return as Brazil Grill offers superior cuisine with excellent atmosphere.

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krgb
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place for a unique dinner out & support of a local business!

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DaveW
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brazil Grill has a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was on point. We enjoyed our time that we stayed a lot longer than we should & the staff did not mind. They were really friendly about it. Would definitely go back again!

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BoNosAll
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Staff was excellent. Hostess was running around busy all night. The meats were good, but a bit overcooked. Salad bar was stocked, but a few things were empty and did not get refilled. Parking was a nightmare. Nothing anywhere including in the attached parking lot.

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DawnE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So that Pineapple is the BEST.
Stellar experience.
Extraordinary staff!
Food was Excellent!

4 solid gold Forks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We got to the restaurant and were very excited since this is was all of our first experience here. When we went into the building we were immediately turned off from all the children screaming. The place was packed and we waited to get our reservation seated. As we were waiting to be seated, we noticed that there was a vegetable/salad bar that was so dirty with food all over the bar and a lot of cross contamination of one food spilled into another container pf
food. Some of the utensils were actually in the food container. we need is a couple of kids walking up to the bar by themselves licking their fingers and touching every utensil. I noticed a whole rib other food were on the floor and was walked by a few times from a couple
of waiters but bo one cleaned it up.
We finally get seated and our table was so dirty. Some had food sticking to their pants and all over the table was a gooey, sticky substance that looked and felt like peanut butter. after all of this we were unable to contain our anxiety due to the uncleanness we had to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a family of food needs. (Celiac, dairy) they were very accommodating and careful with everything. Out to dinner with the whole family and no one had issues. Highly recommended!!!

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DanH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been there about 10 years earlier and I’m was as impressed this visit as I was a decade ago. That speaks well to the establishment’s management.

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Lauris
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was really good, we will go back, food amazing and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the cuts of beef and the pineapple is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just go to Fogo.

The salad bar was sloppy. They never refilled it in the hour we were there. The service was nonexistent. Even the gauchos were inattentive. The food was fine. We ordered the shrimp “side” and after waiting 45 minutes for it, what we got was old stale shrimp slathered in a garlic spread. We couldn’t eat it. The kicker is they use that exact same recipe for the bread. Stale. Slathered in the same spread. Some of the meat was fine I guess but the gauchos didn’t have enough of it ever to make a full round.

Seriously. We should have just gone to Fogo.

Brazil Grill - Permanently Closed
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi, We are so sorry to here about your experience! We do not take it lightly. If you would like, shoot us an email with your number and a best time to call at portlandbrazilgrill@gmail and we would love to have you back for a much better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Meat guys were awesome, waitress was not awesome.

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