Can Font

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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Can Font pioneers an accessible fine dining concept that offers Spanish cuisine with a PNW twist. Each dish is developed with Spanish roots in mind and is elevated by showcasing high-quality, Pacific Northwest produce and protein.

Our promise is to deliver an exceptional experience. We value honest feedback and go above and beyond to make your time with us perfect.

Guests often call us their second home and that feeling of comfort is exactly what we strive to achieve.

If you are craving our cuisine for lunch, check us out on Caviar!
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M
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Spanish / Catalan restaurant. Period. I am glad they have jamon back, and their mashroom / octopus / langostino tapa is out of this world.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Spanish restaurant in the Pearl. Everything we had was fresh and flavorful. Exciting spin on traditional drink menu. La Huerta was a nice drink surprise and wait staff/bartenders were on point!

OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime is a good time to eat at this beautiful restaurant

MC
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the wine.
This box required too many words and I have nothing more to say

AB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited Can Font for the first time during PDM and were very impressed. The three of us were able to taste almost everything on their PDM menu and all of it was thoroughly enjoyed. We also thought that the Spanish wine pairings were spot on. The dining room is restrained and pretty, the service was excellent. We will return.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate a new job, plus we’ve wanted to come here anyway, when we saw they were part of Portland Dining Month.

AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Services was very good, food was just ok. There are not make options in the menu for different palates outside see food.
We were in 7 ( 4 adults and 3 kids ) and ended up ordering many of the same tapas and 2 salads, plus the veg paella, 2 files and a lamb ; but left the restaurant still hungry. Got home and had lots of desserts. Not planning to go back, it was not a big hit with the family.

SF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can Font's chefs create elegant meals cooked to perfection. The wait staff is helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Although the menu has been reduced since my first visit it is comprehensive enough for all tastes. The bar staff created a cocktail for my guest, paired to her filet mignon, that was delicious and accented her meal in a surprising and pleasant way. Always on target and never trying to pad the bill, this is one of my favorite dining experiences in the world (and I have dined far and wide). Always spectacular food and superb service, this is a restaurant I return to again and again.

CS
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, and mostly authentic Catalan food. Croquettas were a bit disappointing. The sauce was so sweet it overpowered any flavor of the croquettas. They were also served a little cold, as was the cod entrée. Everything else was delicious.

TM
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zaryn, Matt and Alan are fantastic. The food is great as well. Our favorite place in Portland.

p
Portland
40 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was bland and disappointing. Service was good but didn’t make up for the lack of flavor. Would not recommend.

z
Portland
54 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Spanish food in Portland, including wonderful versions of paella. Enhanced by well chosen wine list of spanish wine and sherry. great overall experience.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

NN
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very good place, nice wall painting, good place for dating.
The food is just about average. We tried Pulpo, beet salad, jamon y pan con tomate, zarzuela de marscos, that night's special lamb chops. Not bad but also no surprise.
Paella: We didn't order Paella since it's price per person and requires 2 persons minimum. Paella Negra would be $60 at least. This is my first time to see this way of ordering Paella in Portland Spanish restaurants.
Deserts: we tried 2 chocolate desserts: Merengue de Avellana and Bizcocho deGanache. The first one has a super hard bottom layer which is hard to scoop even with spoon. The 2nd one tastes better. But $12-14 is over priced for the the taste.

JT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this restaurant for my boss and his wife for Valentine’s Day. They loved it!

t
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Valentine's Day dinner at Can Font was absolutely lovely. The squid ink paella was superb, and the desserts were also very delicious. The staff were all very nice and friendly, especially the gentleman that greeted us, brought us to our table, and took our coats. Overall, this was a wonderful dining experience. The only way our dining experience could have been improved is if complimentary bread had been provided before/during our meal, as it would have paired really well with both the appetizer (olives) and the entree (squid ink paella) that we had ordered.

EP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An adventure in flavor profiles. Definitely worth trying anything that interests you on the menu. We only ordered off the tapas menu, and some of the dishes were outstanding, some were good and some were okay. Excellent service, sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. The drinks were all very good, the dessert was excellent.

E
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best portland meal!

CM
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun tapas menu with many great choices and excellent flavor combinations!

JJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with amazing service. Make a point of visiting this restaurant!

M
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service and prices you would expect ($40/person for 5 of us, w 1 bottle of wine). The tapas were good, especially the beet salad and octopus, and presented like art. And the wine -- all are Spanish so we had to totally rely on our waiter -- was delicious. Were were disappointed with the paella though. We ordered the one with clam, mussels, and scallops (no squid ink) and it was just OK. Would have liked to have some veggies in it and a little more pizzazz, especially for $30 per person and minimum order of two. (Our group of five was talked into ordering three and wished we had only ordered two.) Very nice experience overall though.

JF
London
95 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit pricey for the $$ given the local competition...esp the wine by the glass

MJ
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus with truffle potatoes was to die for. It certainly was the best I have ever had. The two seafood dishes were also excellent. I WILL be back.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance! Amazing food! And amazing service. Can't wait to return!

J
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I am guessing this might be a newer restaurant because they might have a few kinks to work out. The hostess was a little confusing about our seating, but did compensate us with some lovely cava. Waitstaff was top notch and we really enjoyed the garlicky papas bravas appetizer and the Nutella dessert. The paella was a trifle soggy but had a tasty amount of seafood in it. Very cool space with a vibrant atmosphere (plus very clean restrooms!) We will be back after a few months I think.

AF
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for our party of 6 at Can Font. The food was impeccable. We especially liked the Jamon y Pan Con Tomate, and the Viera Y Pulpo (silky and delicious octopus with truffled pureed potatoes), and the squid ink paella. The staff was so hospitable and lovely, we felt cared for and unrushed. Highly recommend!

KK
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal served up by a fabulous restaurant!

SG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, very nice decor. We really enjoyed the dining experience!

CL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place has a great vibe. Welcoming and inviting, but also cozy. The service was attentive without being over the top. All of the seafood dishes are outstanding. The potato based dishes were good, not great. Good wine list. Spendy but worth it.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband and this is now one of our favorite (if not our favorite) restaurants. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic.

M
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food, love their service, love the ambiance! We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday there. Wish there were more choices on the menu so we can try new things...

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! We elected for 5 Tapas + dessert for our dinner for 2 and did not order any entrees. It was perfect. Nice flavor varieties and the server did a great job pacing the meal out into 6 courses. The octopus/scallop dish, the beets, and the patatas were our favorites. Would be great to go with a larger group so ordering the paella (which can only be ordered as a 2-person serving) could be a part of the meal rather than the whole meal! Definitely more upscale-looking interior than your typical Portland restaurant but the atmosphere was very casual. Enjoyed our experience and will certainly go again.

RV
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional paella! Very accommodating staff!

d
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good tapas in the northeastern (Catalonian) style. Recommended.

SC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was really great. We tried the Negev Paella this time, it was a bit too salty for our taste but we were told about the saltiness ahead of time.

JA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, ambiance was great, our server was spectacular. What more could you want?

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to restaurants. It never disappoints.

MP
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal! My family visited for the holidays and we are out A LOT. The group all said they enjoyed dinner at Can Font the most. The paella, especially the seafood paella negra, was incredible!

MK
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Me and a small group recently dined at Can Font.... we are all paella fans and were so looking forward to the evening. The online menu indicated the selections had a minimum of two orders which we were prepared for as we were planning on serving family style between us, but when we were preparing to order they let us know that during their slower periods (usually weekdays) they are able to make individual orders, so that was nice to accommodate even though we did not take advantage of the offer and ordered two of the four choices for with servings for everyone. We started with a couple appetizers (definitely try the Bambas!).... We did feel the server "guided" us a bit astray suggesting we have 3 apps along with our dinner... it would have been way too much food (not sure if she was just trying to pad the bill. While the paella tasted good, we did feel the amount of meat in the dishes was a bit light (particularly for the price). At $26/$28 per person it was probably about $5 per person more than it should have been for what it was. We did have a crème brulee for dessert which was OK, not special... but then again, it's just custard. The rest of the dessert offerings was rather uninteresting. Overall we had a nice time - food and company combined, and will likely come again... but really the food/price balance on it's own does have some room for improvement.

BK
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

First time at Can Font. Food and wine were excellent but the lack of service staff greatly impacted the overall dining experience. If I could infer from the apologies from the host, they were understaffed for a Saturday night. Don't mind waiting but it was a bit more than one would expect for a reasonable wait/delay in service and delivery. This was evident when there were several tables still empty and service efficiency was not improved and this was around 8:30-9PM.

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