clarklewis

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A bustling eatery in the Central Eastside industrial neighborhood serving Italian-inspired, local, organic, seasonal, sustainable fare. The large oak-burning hearth rotisserie grill is the cornerstone of the large open kitchen. Clarklewis has helped define Portland as a food mecca since 2004 as a founder of our local farm-to-table sensibility. Reservations are recommended. Large groups can be accommodated in our fabulous private event space: The Kindling Room.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Plan a stress-free and still decadent Thanksgiving Feast, and let us do the cooking. Our special menu offers traditional Thanksgiving fare, and healthy lighter options, and many other crave-able dishes that will satisfy even the hungriest members of your group

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy our Christmas eve pre-fixed menu. Menus available on our websiters. Reservations heavily encouraged.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the new year with our featured pre-fixed menu and champagne specials

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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TC
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had business associates visiting from Brazil and Germany. I have had business events at Clarklewis in the past and they always deliver with fresh and exciting fare. My guests were both impressed. The shrimp that was served on the summer pasta was some of the best I have ever had. The combination of tomatoes and mushrooms with the pasta was delicious. Great place for business, a special occasion, or just treating yourself after a hard week.

RP
Edinburgh
50 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided somewhat last minute we wanted to go to dinner at clarklewis because we were in the neighborhood. It was a great place for our “date night” but there were some groups there too. We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers first - probably one of the best charcuterie boards I’ve had in Portland (and I’ve tried many!). I ordered pasta and it was great. My husband said his steak was OK but wasn’t a fan of the verde sauce. Our server took great care of us and we will definitely be back!

DT
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour was a very good call. Just came down off the volcano and ate early for $ 58 for 2 with drinks.

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Portland
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

As a party of 4, we ordered the chef's tasting menu and were treated to some excellent food. Fabulous fresh ingredients, prepared well and plated beautifully. We started with the seasonal soup that combined unusual flavors (tomato, coconut and watermelon) into a memorable dish. The salads, pastas and entrees were also excellent. The portions were generous and each of us got to take something home to enjoy the next day.

SS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had dinner at clarklewis with a colleague from out of town. I wanted to show her a different area of Portland that would showcase local fare. On those points, clarklewis delivered. Our mains were delicious; I had the halibut and she had the salmon. Our starter, the roasted cauliflower, was quite underdone. The service was good.

p
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 6. I think we each ordered something different and everyone loved their food. Our server was top shelf. I had not been here before but I loved it. The setting was very nice- casual but cool. I’ll be back and I’ve already recommended to colleagues.

N
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the halibut and husband got spaghetti. Both were imaginative and really delicious. Ambiance was cool.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Additional fee added.
Seemed pricey for the overall experience.

RD
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the four course tasting menu and some cocktails. It was a lot more food than we had expected. A lot of food. Lol. All of it was awesome. Superb food and service. Cocktails were a little smaller but really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing!!!

m
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic

LF
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Superb, as usual, can always count on a perfectly delicious meal at Clark Lewis!!!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely night celebrating birthday. - food and service great

A
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu. Wonderful service and the ambience can't be beat. I will come back in second!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice food (a bit overpriced) and a great service. We had a very nice time, but we are not likely to go back.

clarklewis
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hi Anonymous! Thank you for the 4 star review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself. Keep in mind, given the farm to table approach, that our menu changes often. Visit us again, especially in the different seasons, your food experience will be different in fall, winter, spring, summer. We hope to see you again. Thank you!

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TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service were beyond amazing. We will definitely go back when in portland

D
Portland
98 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We decided to try this place again... last time wasn't so good. Today we were seated promptly and the service was very good. The meals were on time and tasty as was the awesome desert.

clarklewis
Responded on September 7, 2019

Hi Datenight! Thank you for visiting us. Happy we redeemed ourselves! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and amazing service

SS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a group of 10 business guests from out of town here to showcase Portland‘s finest local cuisine. The food was exceptional as always. Service was lovely. One small detail to know is that there is no air conditioning here and we happen to pick the very hottest day of the summer to come. So that was the only downside but of course nothing that they could control.

Our guests in particular raved about the Cauliflower. The Cauliflower! Who can make cauliflower that people rave about? I loved everything I had, but the melon gazpacho with coconut milk on such a warm day was absolutely fabulous. I love the creativity.

JL
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We went to the restaurant on hottest day in Portland, no air conditioning. The room has several giant fans with fekless result. The peach salad is superb, but pork tends to be on the fatty side.

clarklewis
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hi JinL! Thank you for the review. We do actually have air conditioning. It unfortunately couldn't keep up with the heat that day. We have called to have it serviced to see if it could have issue. We apologize we couldn't make the visit more comfortable. I will discuss with chef the butchering of the pork to see if he can trim a bit more fat off the cut. The fat is often much of the flavor but totally understand wanting less of it :) Thank you for visiting us!

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MW
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was exquisite! We particularly enjoyed the Rib Eye. The ambiance was both rustic and modern. Very pleasant experience overall.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was just ok. The food quality didn’t hit the mark. Fish was dry and steak was tough.

p
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great summer evening in Portland with garage doors open. Food very good, nice choices and options. Excellent options for wine and beer. Loved our server. Cheese Cake outstand for dessert.

PD
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The reserved table was ready when we arrived, and the cocktail/drink menu options were good. Service was initially good through ordering, but then our Server went missing for a LONG time. Tables that arrived after us were served with first courses, and we had not even gotten bread yet, then he brought everything at once -- starters and entrees.

The food is unusual and good, but the mediocre service really detracted from this experience. I'd eaten there 2x before with better, not stellar service.

Too bad, but there are other places with both great food & service for the price.

clarklewis
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hi PDXmale! You are right! The service you describe sounds terrible. We are so sorry! I will look into this day to see if something unusual was happening with staffing. What you describe is absolutely not typical. We hope you will give us another try. There must have been an issue that evening that affected service greatly. Please let us know next time you visit. We would love to do something special for you. Thank you.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Date dining and couldn’t have gone better!

r
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Service and staff were incredible! However 3 of our corporate guests ordered the lamb and unfortunately it was worst lamb they each had ever had. Staff provided N/C the 3 lamb entrees -- Thankyou

clarklewis
Responded on August 24, 2019

Morning RickK, We apologize your group didn't enjoy the lamb dishes. We get the lamb from a local farmer. They are raised naturally, grazing, etc and due to that have some variation in the product that comes to us. Some lean, some fatty. In any case, we will always switch items out you are not enjoying. We hope to see you again.

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DD
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent with the sole exception of the person who seated us originally, she was unhelpful when we said that we did not want to sit by the open roll up doors as it was somewhat breezy. Suggest that, for the dinner hours, the roll ups need to be closed since there was a fair bit of noise from rush hour traffic. Waiter was excellent, food was delightful as always. Please keep the Fuedi San Gregorio Italian white wines, that's what keeps me coming back!

TS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was good, but the service was slow. Granted, we were a big group.

m
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Quiet enough for a business meal.
Lamb Ragout Pasta was my favorite.

B
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I remember this restaurant as one of the best. We went for an anniversary dinner and were disappointed to not have excellent food and service. The doors were open and our seats were lovely on a warm summer evening. The melon/avocado gazpacho was fabulous, setting us up for happy anticipation of the meal to come. I had king salmon which was tasty but poorly displayed. My partner had steak, again tasty but lacked presentation appeal. The waiter was playful, but overly so. Overall, it wasn't the excellent experience we had anticipated. Nothing was bad, just not excellent. We were there on a Saturday night and only 10% of the tables were filled. I guess others are feeling similar - not the place it once was. Sad.

clarklewis
Responded on August 24, 2019

Hi Bert! August 17th, when you visited, the city was basically under lockdown due to ProudBoys&Antifa riots happening on the waterfront. We hesitated opening, but decided to do so anyway. Some staff couldn't make it in and the news was telling everyone to stay away. Most guests cancelled reservations and that is why you experienced an empty restaurant. A lack of staff and such a charged up night in the city is likely why your experience was lacking. We apologize for the strange Portland night.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and an all around fantastic experience!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service , Food was perfect and fresh.

BK
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Little noisy with cars along Water Ave. and train passing. Otherwise, really enjoyed the lunch offerings.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food but service was lacking as our server had gotten slammed right when we were seated so we had a long wait on him.

NE
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hr and dinner, drinks are wonderful and food was great too!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Wonderful wine and cocktail selection. Food was fantastic. Farm to table with a bow tie on it.

JR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating to vegan diners. Love that! Love the ambiance and the service was excellent.

AL
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That train is EPIC! Every hour or so, due to CL being in the district a train will go by and honestly if it didn't happen naturally, I would ask that it be pumped on their Pandora. Love the vibe here, really calm and sexy, no typical Portland SNOOT, a lot of great suggestions and small plates. We didn't order entrees but will def get them next time. Kind of a small bites and apps night with drinks, perfect for that.

RS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only place on Water to get a decent glass of wine (and then some!). Dinner was very good, was able to walk to the docks afterward and catch the sunset.

AJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our visit to Clark Lewis. That Frisee Salad is giant and very delicious. Could have used a little more sweet potato under that lovely pork chop but wanting more is always a good sign! Excellent service at the bar, they seemed to be training a new guy who was super nice and made a really good drink. Delicious warm bread too! Will be back.

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