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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

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (34)
Good for Birthdays (30)
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Good for Groups (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Fun (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
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Romantic (18)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
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Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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food5
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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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service! Try the grilled pineapple - surprisingly good.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful first time experience! Impeccable service and it was fun, delicious and made for a wonderful dining experience. A must for all carnivores! Recommendation - The Culotte cut is outstanding! Juicy, beefy and melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. Cannot wait to go another round!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The meats were all pretty tasty, but the Pineapple is lovely. Make sure you show up hungry. This place will not leave you wanting more....

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, the meat is exceptional a filet minus bacon would be great. Grilled pineapple is amazing. Great place if you need a good meat coma.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Brazil Grill was everything one might expect and more. All of the food was great but the grilled pineapple really was a star. We had great service all the way through.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We tried to get walk in to Fogo De Chao but we wouldn’t be seated until 9 pm. The bartender told us about Brazil Grill. So my family and I walked several blocks (in Portland rain) and we were not disappointed. The food was great and the service was excellent! Must have side dishes: fried polenta and Bbq’d pineapples!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was kind of disappointed that the price had gone up by more than 10% in a year. I thought that $40 was a fair price, but $46 plus the automatic gratuity and the cost of drinks is too high. The food is delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I brought my neighbor for his belated birthday along with his wife and they loved it. It was their first time at a Brazilian restaurant. The atmosphere was lively,great service and a friendly, attentive staff made the evening great. Thanks Brazil Grill!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dinner was a little disappointing. I've been to Brazil Grill a few times before and the food and service was much better. The food seems to have gone downhill a bit, lacking flavor and dry. The service was slow and inattentive. I noted on the reservation that it was my birthday and it wasn't mentioned by the staff at all. We ordered chicken livers and we were warned it would take 10 minutes. It took 25 minutes because the server didn't put the order in to the kitchen. May try them again but for a hundred dollar meal for two we probably will go elsewhere.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This is our favorite place. Food is amazing bit pricy not for everyday but for special occasions is perfect. Costumer service on point. Create place

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

If your into packing away some meat this is one of the places U would choose. 12 different types of grilled meats & interesting fried polenta. Never tried the P B4 & don't think Nonna would get it! Overall place is good for client dinners and the occasional special meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love it here! Always feel welcomed and like we are the only ones they have to take care of. They all take great care of you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything is generally great. Except this time, the young man acting as our waiter . Was slow and wouldn't check on us for drink refills. Had to keep asking him . I was drinking coke, and my buddy was drinking beer . That was the only issue. I usually dine here every 4 to 6 weeks. These last two months i have been here 5 times trying to introduce friends to the experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The service was excellent. The food quality was excellent as well. Overall, it was an exceptional experience for our entire party.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

All of our serving staff was fabulous. Very friendly and accommodating and always right there when we needed them. Two of us had never been to Brazil Grill before and loved it. As we left they were making plans to come back again! Thank you!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

They forgot to assign us a server, so we waited for water for a while and even to pay the bill. Salad bar is small but good. Next to us there was a Kids's party so it was a little loud. The waitress was talking to the kid's parent for a while so the gauchos were going to another direction and we weren't getting meat until I asked one of the waiters for assistance. The food is amazing, but service needs some improvement. The waiter apologized in the end, but they saw us there before and did nothing.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went there for anniversary celebrations, my husband and I and our daughter and her husband. It had been recommended to us by our other daughter. It was fabulous! Our son-in-law can be kind of picky and he loved it. I don't know know how they keep the meats so moist and tender, but they were all wonderful. It was a fun, new dining experience.
And the servers were great. Our waiter was very good.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Meat was delicious but I expected way more food for the sides for the price!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food is always good here. The sirloin was a bit too done, but the tri top, ham, and pineapple were delicious

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This place is good if you want a quiet dining. The place was not packed on a Friday evening so that may change depending on how many people are dining in. We had a bottle of wine that was overpriced but it was ok. That's what you pay for in every restaurants too anyway. The meats were a little bit dry but their grilled pineapple was awesome! Also, the salad bar was good too! My boyfriend and liked the potato salad and the broccoli salad.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our first time eating Brazilian style food The meats were excellent and the grilled pineapple was a refreshing treat. We will be back

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fantastic! Don't pass up on the grilled pineapple, it is out of this world. Service was excellent as well. Overall, great dining experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Anniversary dinner, did not disappoint. Service was outstanding

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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