Currents at the Riverhouse

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Experience the Deschutes River at CURRENTS restaurant , where the chef sources fresh regional and local ingredients. With an open layout, rich woods and leathers, stylish lighting fixtures, a fireplace and riverfront views, this modern space nods to the natural beauty of the great outdoors while maintaining an upscale yet unassuming ambiance—the perfect place for enjoying innovative cocktails and delicious dishes. The outdoor patio is perfect setting for enjoying the sights and sounds of the river complimented by outdoor heaters and fire tables to gather with friends and family.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.9
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BetJohnson
Portland
19 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening on the deck at the Riverhouse. Good service and food!

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vipRick
Portland
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the beautiful setting by the river.

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CrystalT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was pretty good for brunch and a limited menu. Mimosas were horrible though! I would stick to a Bloody Mary next time b

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RebeccaE
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat on the patio which was really nice for this time of year . Listening to the river and the fresh air was a bonus. Great cocktail menu . The Martini and Aperol spritz were delicious . Calamari appetizer was okay 👌. The Cobb salad with salmon was very good .land my husband had the New York steak . He enjoyed his as well. Will definitely come again !

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CarlG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, best to eat outdoors on the deck. Great along the River with the view.

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DonnaK
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside by the sound of water is refreshing. My fav’s because we go there often are...Margherita flatbread, Caesar Salad with Salmon, Pancetta-Wrapped Medjool Dates, truffle fries, Cubano sandwich all made with Fresh local ingredients.

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JudyS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Made reservations 2 weeks prior and had to wait 45 minutes. Ran out of prime rib when we arrived. Why have reservations????? Hostesses don't acknowledge you.

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TimL
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed eating on the patio with the Deschutes River view. Tables were nicely spread out. Food was good but not outstanding.

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SteveH
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Star for for being open during this COVID BS. Friendly people and great outdoor dining area!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Beautiful seating on the patio by the river. It was chilly but it was 9am so that’s to be expected. Our food took a while to come which is fine it was pretty busy but when it did arrive is was ice cold. The eggs in my scramble were cold and discolored from drying out. So we’re my sons scrambled eggs. All our foods was cold.

I have been here previously and did not have an issue so hoping it was a fluke but not rushing to try it again any time soon!

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AmandaD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I thought it was going to be this super nice place with mind blowing food. It was an overall okay experience. It was good food, but not something I would really want to go back to.

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DONTGO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible. Food only mediocre. Terrible for the price. Cold coffee. Very slow. Even for Covid service.
Worst of all the night before we were told to sit "over there" and wait and they would find us a table. 45 minutes later we checked with hostess and apparently we'd been totally forgotten. They looked at us in an accusatory fashion when we said we'd been told "no need to leave a name'. Apparently there was a name list but we were NOT on it.
We only returned the next night because we were staying at the hotel (also terrible by the way) and had little choice given COVID. Do NOT go to Currents. DO NOT stay at Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Both awful in all regards. Read Yelp reviews.

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PattyT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had read previous reviews that service was slow, so when the waiter first came over, we were ready and immediately ordered our drinks and entrees. It all went well.

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KristyC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The server wasn’t friendly nor attentive, the wait was very long to get even our appetizer and then a long wait again for the entrees. The server hardly checked on us for refills wasn’t friendly. The food was pretty good but nothing I’d like to come back to have. Overall it was just okay.

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vipLESLEYsj1
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait an additional 30mins past the time we had booked due to Covid restrictions: they were very honest that the kitchen was behind and they couldn’t seat us. We were able to have drinks in the bar and they got us an amazing table by the river when we did sit down. Great service and brunch. I would come back and would even stay at the hotel...didn’t know it was there!

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a perfect spot if you wanted to do like cocktails or coffee by the river, but at the end of the day, it's a hotel restaurant. We went for breakfast and wound up waiting a long time, presumably because they were also cranking out breakfasts for all the hotel guests. And when we did get our meals everything was just eh, alright. Lacking flavor, over medium eggs completely fell apart runny, no kids menu (if that's important to you), and not so great coffee. It's a shame because it's walking distance from our house and we wanted to love it, but alas, I think we'd maybe go back for drinks only, but aren't super sure about that either.

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KarissaH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It's always hard to love a restaurant when you go there for the first time and the menu is different than it is online and the server is uninformed of items that they're out of until after you have placed your order - forcing them to return to the table and change your order on the spot. This happened to us at least 2-3 times at our birthday celebration last week. Experience is key, and part of that experience is having a knowledgeable server who can communicate clearly. I don't blame the server, but I do feel that they were ill-equipped to handle this dinner service. Experience is predominately why people go out to nice restaurants, and this experience was almost there but slightly disappointing. I will say that the ambiance is absolutely to die for and I would definitely recommend that for a special occasion.

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LaurenB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything is lovely except the floor of the deck is absolutely filthy! I am wondering why it isn't swept and spray washed every day?
It makes one wonder what kind of cleanliness routine the restaurant has?????
There was many days, if not weeks, of dirt and leaves and debree on the floor of the deck especially under the tables.

I might caution my friends about this matter before they decide to go.
I sure hope more attention is paid to cleanliness

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our service was not great at all. We waited a long time to order drinks and food and were not checked on hardly after that. It was a pretty atmosphere but not much more than that.

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wildrice
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Patio was lovely, peaceful and perfect during this Pandemic. Menu is a bit abbreviated, which is not unexpected right now.

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ChickadeeM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Outside dining was great with the sounds of river flowing. Caesar salad with salmon was less than expected.There is room for improvement.

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DaveW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Had to wait over an hour to get our food that was very good anyways and was cold when it arrived. wanted to complain but didn't have another hour to wait for more cold food. The entire hotel was a let down. Very overpriced for such a rundown resort.

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CelestinaF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially enjoyed sitting on the patio looking out on the beautiful Deschuttes River. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Currents has good food & staff and wonderful views of the Deschutes River, with either in door seating or outdoor patio seating on the river.

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MeaganW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! We got outside seating and enjoyed every second of it. Would certainly recommend.

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JefforyM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and service. Very nice setting over the river. We would definitely recommend dining here!

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PattieC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Great service and delicious food.

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KathyP
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was Fathers Day. We made reservations but they don’t guarantee you a seat if you want an outside table. We were lucky since a table outside was available but it was in the sun. Thank goodness it wasn’t too hot outside. Service was great/very attentive, food was excellent.

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SarahR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere overlooking the river. Good seating for outside on the patio or inside for more shade. Waiter seemed quite tense. He was panting from walking from the kitchen and seemed overwhelmed although it didn’t appear that busy. Food was delicious.

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GreggoryM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

MY DATE AND I WERE THERE FOR TWO HOURS AND THERE WAS ONE POINT WHERE WE DID NOT SEE OUR WAITER FOR OVER ONE FULL HOUR. I DONT USUSALLY WRITE REVIEWS BUT YOU SHOULD KNOW THE SERVICE WAS APPALLING. I WOULD NOT CONISDER COMING BACK FOR ANY REASON

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SarahF
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The menu was very limited and seemed more like pub food that wasn't very good. We hoped to have a nice meal out (our first) and probably wont be back. We can get a burger just about anywhere in town.

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RogerF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Table was dirty and had to be rewipped down. Steak knife was dirty also. I expected better cleaning due to the covid.

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BanConcreteFloors1
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

In a hotel so it's not a traditional nice restaurant but the prices sure make you think you are. It wasn't bad in anyway but the booths are huge and far apart from the table. Table is also very high. It' was just "meh". Especially for the price.

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Harry
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Noise level was nice and low, river view was beautiful. Great social distancing measures. Nice ambiance, great staff. Food was excellent, and wine was good. Very happy with the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place and are so happy they are back open!!! It is our neighborhood GEM and one of the few places where you can actually sit beside the river. Food is consistently excellent and happy hour is now 3-6pm!! My only gripe is that they changed their fries to a variety that are "coated" and super oily!! We shared with our waitress that we want the old fries back!!! ;)

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HulaJoy
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary at Currents. We enjoyed the filet mignon steak dinner and it was fabulous! It was a beautiful evening to eat outside, but we opted for inside which ended up to be a good choice this time of year, as it did rain a little during our dinner. It was very quiet and romantic as we sat in a booth overlooking the patio and river area. For dessert we shared the flourless chocolate cake, which was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night and we ate outside next to the river. Food and service were wonderful.

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ahuman
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Cocktails were as expected, turkey wing confit was dry and chalky. The best thing was the blue cheese olives in the martini.

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ChaseC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice relaxing dinner by the river. Staff was helpful and friendly and food was great.

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vipgeorgia
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although service was slow because they’re working with a Skelton crew everything was great! The food, drinks, and atmosphere. I felt really safe with the social distancing and staff in masks.

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