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clarklewis

4.4
1650 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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  • Good for a Date
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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 private space, called The Kindling Room.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Organic
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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

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Phone number
(503) 235-2294
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alexander Diestra
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Taylor
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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.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1650 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamanthaT 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a great time and the food was wonderful. However, we were seated by the windows and close to the door and we were all very chilly the whole dinner. This made it a bit difficult to enjoy more. I had to put my coat over my lap before our entrée course as I couldn't keep warm.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

I was excited to return to this restaurant as we'd been here several years ago. I was disappointed to find relatively bland food. There's a lot better that Portland offers.

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RichF (Portland)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great appies, dinner, drinks, and desert. Will visit again soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Loved the waiter, Steve! The food was good and we never felt rushed. We were meeting a friend from Corvallis who had never been there and she loved it!

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EricA (Portland)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Worst dining experience ever! Cut of steak had more connective tissue than beef. Scallop was obviously frozen and had a horrible taste. Sides were a bland joke. Took 1hr just to get our starter. Never again!

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vipdinner42 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Busy but expected on Valentine's Day. Took half hour to get seated after our reservation time. Loved the red rose petals on the table. Food was good. Loved the heart shaped cookie.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our 7pm reservation wasn’t available until 7:30. Entryway was packed with customers also having to wait for their tables. Hostess was not particularly friendly.

Our server was nice but it took a while to get our first drink. The food was good. Not amazing, but appropriately good.

We had the “pleasure” of witnessing the hostess come through on multiple occasions to size up tables and see when new ones would be free. Felt like we were being pushed through.

Granted it’s Valentine’s Day, but the set menu price plus drinks was roughly double what a respectable restaurant in Portland would fetch. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's day and they were a half hour behind schedule. The host up front was not very personable. We asked to wait at the bar and were told that was not an option, but we could "go to the bar across the street and wait." The Manager (owner?) was very thoughtful and brought everyone waiting- there were quite a few parties filling the entrance - drinks while we all waited... Once seated our server was exceptional and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend ClarkLewis, just be prepared for a wait if you try to go on a holiday.

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I really enjoyed Clarklewis. The food was good, the drinks were strong, and the service was very attentive, even with it being a holiday. My only complaint was we got the worst table in the house, a back corner spot where they leave the door to the building open to vent the smoke out. It was a great I really experience though, and I would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I was disappointed that when i booked the reservation there was no mention of a fixed menu for Valentines Day. A bit disappointing to take my husband who had never been and not get to share the full menu. The service was great but i wouldn't go back for a special occasion again.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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kb4355 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Every bite was terrific from the bread and butter to the beet salad and salmon entrée to dessert. Even the martini was delicious!

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vipphilwupdx (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Love the smell of the wood fired grill upon first walking in to the restaurant. Simple but well-executed menu. Great cocktails and wines by the glass. Wood-fired veggies are a nice starter or a side along with an entree. My King Salmon with parsnips and sun chokes was perfect. When all is said and done, prices can be on the high side; but, overall, it's all worth it.

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vipDenverWannabeFoodie (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great menu selection for every diet preference. The ambiance was perfect for a team dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great meal. Excellent service. The staff was top notch and all advice for wine, meal, portions, was spot on. One of the best meals we have had in Portland.

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GregW (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Clarklewis opened in 2003 as part of the new wave of farm to table restaurants Portland has fostered since then. We went several times when it was new, but had not been back in a number of years with all the other newer good choices in this city.

I had dinner last night with my wife and two friends. I must say everything we had was excellent and the service was very good, if slightly slow-paced (but we weren't in a hurry). We started with cocktails - I had a Negroni that included house-infused strawberry gin that was excellent (not as bitter as some) and an oversize ice cube. I brought my own bottle of wine and it was properly decanted and served ($20 corkage). There was excellent complimentary bread assortment served. We had a charcuteri platter that had some delicious meats.

Three of us split two radicchio salads which was plenty and also very good. For mains one of us had salmon, and the other three spaghetti with lamb ragú. No complaints here. We were full at this point and skipped desert.

This visit was a reminder to revisit some of the older venues and not just the hottest new places.

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Jody (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It’s has been a while since I last went to Clark Lewis, just because there are so many new places. We had a lovely lunch!

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vipTyeceO (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great and wonderful servers

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful service, food was delicious and atmosphere was perfect for our date night!

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eastsider (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful place for a good dinner: food, space and service are all great plus easy parking. Love the happy hour - a nice variety of well-priced small plates for sharing and $6 martinis!

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Proudpdxer (Portland)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

This restaurant is trying too hard. The dishes I had were overly complex without a defining note, tasting muddy and confused... The prices are high, as is the noise level while the lighting is too low.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Our experience was very positive! The wait staff was quite aware of both my wife's birthday and the timeline we needed to heed in order to make a curtain for a play later. We would go back later to explore the full dinner menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

What a fabulous restaurant with such great flavors, presentation and appreciation for the customer. Go, Go, and Go!

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TK03 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We have date night here often and this time we met friends here and we had the best time. Great food, great service and they went out of their way to make us feel welcome when we lingered for another round of drinks afterward. We had a great night and we will be back.

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SeanH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We had friends visiting from out of town. The dinner was to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Autumn was great. The food was outstanding.

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vipkrrdad (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Sometimes farm to table restaurants try too hard to be innovative. I had to look hard to find something on the menu that wasn't off-putting. The spaghetti with lamb Bolognese was wonderful. I managed to avoid lentils, kale, squid ink, and a variety of accompaniments which were trendy and probably well prepared but not necessary.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

We had never been to ClarkLewis for dinner before. The waiter was amiable, helpful, and attentive, but not intrusive. He explained the options well and when they arrived at the table they looked tasty and tasted delicious. From the salad to the main courses to the dessert, the dining experience was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great ambiance and atmosphere. The food was excellent. I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly! They made a great cappuccino with my olive oil cake, which was on the savory side, not too sweet at all!

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Nate73 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

We had an amazing meal- the chef's special. He selected 10 different dishes for the great value of $60 a person. If u do this chef's selection, u shouldn't be in a rush, as it takes awhile to prepare that much food. The drinks were amazing as well. Overall an amazing meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a delightful dinner to round out a vacation week in Oregon. The leg of lamb was perfect!

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