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About clarklewis

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 private space, called The Kindling Room.

1001 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Serving

LUNCH: Monday thru Friday 11:30- 2:00
DINNER: Sunday thru Thursday 5:00- 9:00 / Friday and Saturday 5:00-10:00
HAPPY HOUR: Everyday 4:30- 6:30

Cross Street:
Taylor

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 235-2294

Website:
http://www.clarklewispdx.com/

Parking Details:
clarklewis has 6 spaces available all day, directly in front of the restaurant. The Eastbank Commerce Center (where clarklewis is located) has 72 spots open from 6:00pm to close; these spaces are reserved during the day.

Executive Chef:
Alexander Diestra

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The KINDLING ROOM is our intimate and dramatic private room available for up to 24 seated guest for dinner and up to 40 for standing cocktail reception.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thanksgiving dinner will be a 3-course Prix-Fixe meal at $65/pp.

There will be a $25 cancellation fee for cancellations made within 48 hours of the reservation.

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Private Dining

Clarklewis is available for partial and full restaurant buy-out events utilizing our Main Dining Room and our Bar / Lounge area. Additionally, clarklewis' private space, The Kindling Room, is a separate dining room that can accommodate up to 40 seated guests. Please contact Brian with inquiries.

clarklewis Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Local Ingredients (25)
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Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (13)
Seasonal (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (11)
Healthy (9)
Romantic (9)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Organic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Waterfront (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Completely over-rated! First course options weird, pasta was overdone and served with a sauce that was at best, boring. Likely not to go again..

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrated a birthday dinner for 8. Chose to do the Chefs Choice dinner. There was an abundance of food to please every palate. We literally sampled almost everything on the menu! Even the vegetarian and gluten free diners found something delicious to eat. No one went away hungry! Great atmosphere and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was subpar at best and our food was wrong and late. Wouldn’t recommend when there are so many other amazing restaurants in the area. We made a mistake of trying to make this our anniversary dinner - we are hoping to make up for it tonight at a different spot.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice OldFashion to start the evening. Land dish was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. Got to taste steak and squid ink pasta and were nicely done. Mushroom
Dish was good but overpowered by cheese and sauce. Desserts we had were nice. Waiter did nice job with wine pairing; gave me half glass of 2 wines! Nice contrast between the 2! Enjoyable evening!!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was delicious. Can be easily shareable. We were a group of three ladies and left with happy tummies. I️ was pleasantly surprised to find they are partnered with 23 Hoyt and blue hour. Perfect for a ladies night out or a date night. Every bite was yummy!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A lighter hand with salt would allow the natural flavors to express themselves.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Organic, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

All in all, this is my favorite Portland restaurant. Fantastic food, great ambiance, friendly, attentive service. Had their family style tasting menu, which I always get when I go there. At $ 60, it is a really good value. Went there for a business dinner and had requested a quiet table, which we got. We were 3 persons and hence got 3 different dishes to share for each course. It's essentially tapas on steroids and quite generous portions. Overall, the food style can be described as Italian inspired NW cuisine. Their pasta course always is a winner. All the veggies and salads were fresh...
The wine list is not super extensive, but well chosen. We worked our way through a progression of 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir, 2007 Brunello di Montecello and then a Washington Blend. All were very high quality, ready to drink wines. Just awesome. We were there for 3 hours, just enjoying the experience.
I'll be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We told the server it was a guests 21st birthday and she did nothing!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wine list was inaccurate, but they provided a discount on a bottle after my first and second choices were not found in their cellar. Food was stellar. It was a little chilly by the garage style window. Service was perfect. A delightful place to celebrate with my daughters for their birthdays.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good, but on one menu item was misrepresented. The menu said it was charred
Brussel sprouts with many other items—(pistachios, etc.)—but none of the brussel sprouts were charred and the waitress never explained why. The waitress hung up a coat for my
95 yr old mother in law, but when we went to retrieve it there was a table in front of it and
Had to have someone stand up so we could reach it. The waitress took a very long time to
Get back to us on the dessert menu—by the time she came back we had decided not to get
A dessert—was just too long. She did apologize. The restaurant was very loud that night,
And conversation was difficult.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We found ClarkLewis by accident while taking a walking tour of Eastside. Took a chance on a reservation and we're completely blown away. Everything from the smells of the wood fire on arrival to the outstanding handcrafted cocktails to the delicious (!!) food we were served was just fantastic. Any place that sources and uses ingredients with the care and attention that ClarkLewis does should be on your short list of places to try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We've always loved Clarklewis, especially for their fresh and well-prepared pastas and entrees. The spaghetti with pesto tonight was flabby and over sauced in a bland pesto and definitely not al dente. My husband had the duck--it was rubbery rather than the crispy, crackling skin he expected. Both entrees were cool to cold, not piping hot. Hope it was just an off night.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Lost a step? clarklewis has always been a reliable 5-star review for us. Our last few visits something has been off, mostly with the service, but this time the food as well. We left items and didn't even think about taking them home. It's still solid 4-star, but missing just a little something...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall the food was good, nice sized drink menu. Service was ok, overall a nice experience, would go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wow, we totally loved Clark Lewis — the service and food was over the top. Really great space and ambiance. Will definitely be back. 5 stars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cauliflower was magnificent.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and great service, I will be back but maybe not for business dinner the atmosphere is a bit loud in there but everything else was amazing.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It had been several years since I'd last been to clarklewis and I now regret that gap. The service was excellent, super patient too considering done in our group were 45 minutes delayed because if PDX rush hour + rain, the food was delicious, the wine list even by the glass is very good, and the specialty cocktails were spot on.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Enjoyed ther rib eye steak, sweet potatoes and green tomatoes...so, so delicious! Truly loved the food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Perfect restaurant for a night out of great dining and service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great, cocktails were perfect and the experience was amazing

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fabulous food and service! Great for a group unless you really want to talk business. The noise level with the high ceilings is intense. Noise is the only minus though!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was delicious but it took forever to get out to us. I understand that you have to wait for good food, but the place was not crowded at all and the wait time was extreme. We got there for a 6:45 reservation and didn't end up leaving until around 8:40. We didn't take too long to order. The time to get the drinks felt too long and the time between the appetizers and the main course had to have been about 30 minutes. Other members of my party felt this way as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was absolutely terrific, and our dinner was delicious. My husband had steak, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I liked the pork but thought it was just a little dry. We both loved the salad and dessert! We live in Seattle but will definitely return on our next visit to Portland.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A wonderful evening out! It's been a while since we've been here, but it is always consistent and always delicious. Exceptional cocktails and exceptional food. We enjoyed the charcuterie, I highly recommend this for a starter. Our entree's were outstanding, but the hit of the night was the mushroom side dish. Absolutely delectable! Our waitress was great and the staff were very attentive to our table needs. We look forward to returning!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I hadn't been to ClarkLewis in quite a while (2 years), and I was very pleased that they have maintained their quality.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service. Great wine. Rib eye steak was not special. Sub par cut. Thin cut. But lamb Ragu was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good organic sustainable food. We had the mushrooms as an appetizer. It was only okay. I had the King salmon. It was very good. The waiter comped us a dessert that didn't sound like something any of us would order on the menu, but everybody loved it! Nice atmosphere and quiet.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

They were not on their game last night. Usually a wonderful experience but very disappointing last night. Seated at 7 and ate dinner at 9:30 pm

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The train noise, although unavoidable, was pretty intense.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Loved it. Great for a business dinner. Bit noisy due to the constant trains in the background.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent, relaxed yet professional service. Succinct, well built menu, Inviting atmosphere. 9/10

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was great. The selection was great. The atmosphere was great. Only thing was that there was a loud tran tbat passed by twice. Everything else was great, we had a great time. Very mich a portland kind if place, we enjoyed it.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was ok, but portions were small for the price. Salmon was not fresh, but husband's steak was good.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Wonderful wait staff! Gave us suggestions & wine
To pair with our choices.

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Second visit here and it was very nice - not fantastic or extra special as I remembered our first visit 3 years ago. The menu has a very wide range of offerings and the food was prepared very well. The house Manhattan was excellent and the wife had bubbles - hard to go wrong there.
I think that I was most disappointed in the rib-eye steak. The preparation was perfect and so was the entire dish. The steak was less than 3/8" thick (10oz - should have been hanging off of both ends of the plate at that thickness) the price they charge was hard to justify.

Be prepared to pay top dollar for what I would call "small" plate entrees.

The preparations and flavors are very hard to beat and definitely worth the trip.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was attentive and helpful.
The overall noise level made it nearly impossible to have a conversation.
The food ingredients were good but execution, using too much sslt, overwhelmed the dishes.
Need a taster.....

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

An elegant location and superb food. This made for a good one year anniversary dinner.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Evening noise and music level not conducive to conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Very unimpressive! Extremely slow service from the kitchen, and no word from our server as to why. Since we were one of three tables, and our order went in quickly, it still took an extraordinary amount of time to receive our food.
Food was not worth the price at all.
Much better food and service elsewhere.

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