Currents at the Riverhouse

4.3
516 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Keira
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I went into Currents with a positive mindset, but that was quickly diminished by the measly menu items and the poor quality of the food. The only entree on the menu was the Italian Sub, so that was what my boyfriend and I ordered. I could buy a sandwich from Subway or Safeway for far less and it would taste better than the stale bread they used.

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noname
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Standard, no frills hotel fare. Decent food. Staff were very nice.

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JasonF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick service, fantastic outdoor ambiance, solid food, good cocktails

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vippovertybaydiner
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Beautiful location by the river, nice outdoor dining. The service was pretty slow and they forgot to bring our drink orders until well after our meals came out. But overall nice experience.

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Kilowatt
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Short staffed. Significant delay after reservation time. The chicken needed seasoning. Great location.

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Kathleen
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was great but food way below average. We chose it primarily for the location with outside seating along the River. They were not allowing outside dining. They did give us a nice quiet table next to window and staff were very nice. But food was really disappointing particularly as it was rather expensive. We don’t at all mind paying for a nice meal but this was not. I do not recommend for dinner.

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RSailors
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and staff was friendly. Little bit of a wait but they were busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. We come a couple times a month and great every time.

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MIKE
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

VERY GOOD FOOD AND AMBIANCE, WILL RETURN FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

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JanD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Currents is a lovely place for breakfast. Quiet with patio by the river or inside seating with floor to ceiling windows looking onto the patio and canyon.

Very friendly and helpful staff.

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vipJmtiii
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pretty location. Brunch food was excellent. Service was friendly , competent, but a little slow. ( they warned us they were short handed)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Our reservation was at 9:45am for breakfast. There were only a few other guests in the restaurant. We waited 45minutes before the server ever brought out drinks. Once she brought the coffee there was no sugar. I had to go inside to the bar to retrieve it because she never came back out to our table. I stood at the bar for 10 minutes before the bartender ever even made eye contact but she saw me standing and waiting. The bar wasn’t busy at all. It was 10:30am. She was “ busy” wiping off the counters and avoided coming over. Another employee saw me waiting and asked me what I needed (the sugar). We waited a total of 1hr a nd 15 min for our food. The bacon was soggy and the rest was just okay. Very overpriced for the lack of service and quality of food. But the view of the river is 5 stars!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Joey was great! More support staff would help him a lot.
Food was delicious!
Cocktails: please upgrade your bar to more high end vermouths and cherries like - Carpano Antiqua vermouth & Luxardo cherries for example.
Please train all serve staff to know the names of the meats and cheeses placed on the charcuterie board. Also knowing WHY those were chosen would enhance the moment. Consider selecting the offerings based on the cocktails/wines chosen to drink with the meal.
Loudness: very loud with the scrabble games going on. Consider ending games by dinner time.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely view

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Great food. We had the wedge salad and Idaho trout; both were excellent. We would definitely order again.

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DanielM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We sat in the dining room indoors. The floor under our table was filthy and sticky.
There were flies buzzing our table and when we asked for something to swat them with, it was like deer in the head light. Paying $55 for a steak in a diner atmosphere
was very disappointing at best. Probably won't go there again.

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vipWhitacreJM
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view of the river, funny waiter, great food. What more could you ask for?

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vipLiseM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the atmosphere at Currents, in particular sitting on the deck alongside the Deschutes River.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and locally sourced food made for a great meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the veggie pizza and the blue cheese appetizer which was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was okay. Started out with

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PattyT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a lovely outdoor patio space that is pet friendly. Cool indoor bar setting too.

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Maggie
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting on the river. We seated promptly. Friendly staff and excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love River house and the view is great

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MelindaH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful: friendly and attentive to all our needs. The Currents Breakfast was really good. The ham was amazing!! Bacon was great too. Was so excited to get a biscuit as a bread option with the breakfast and it didn't disappoint. The breakfast potatoes were great too.

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vipGMoney
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food what decent. I had a $42 filet and would rank it a 4 out of 10.

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MelanieO
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance! Went for breakfast and dinner. Our server Joey was attentive. The corned beef and hash was wonderful snd the polenta blue cheese cake changed my life!

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JenniferT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered the fried chicken dish- lacked seasoning and chicken which had been obvious deep fried had a weird crunchy texture. Mashed potatoes had no flavor

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JohnC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was mediocre but the setting along the river is magical.

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robertj
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited over an hour for food. Waitress never offered anything and we finally asked for some bread

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JDF1188
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I absolutely loved it! Not only was the food great, but the guitarist and singer was also great. He played great songs we knew.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very cool spot. Food was decent.

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vipDuck
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craft cocktails at bar were outstanding. It was the first night for Rose as bartender, she is going to be a superstar. Dinner on patio was perfect.

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JanetC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. We had the filet and it was the best I’ve eaten in a long time. Sat outside. Beautiful view of the river.

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Whitley
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant didn’t have glasses available as they had been allotted for an event. Kitchen shut down early at 8:30. No desert options. Expected more for the price.

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EmilyA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sat outside by the river- gorgeous setting. Service was good. Menu was not extensive but there was something for everyone. We were informed they were out of a few appetizers, but they did have a great steak special that 4 out of the 5 of us got. Love being able to make reservations for an outdoor table, as one of us is immunocompromised and another is a child who is not old enough to be vaccinated so peace of mind was wonderful.

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Heater
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Currents has a lovely venue, but the food doesn't inspire. We had truffle fries- which were very good. The caesar salad was skimpy and not well presented, although it tasted fine. My husband's salmon was tasty, but again, presentation was not particularly good. If you are going to have a huge plate for serving the dinner on, at least plate it in an attractive manner. As it was, it just looked skimpy and kind of dumped on the plate. His wine was good. The brownie was tasty and presented attractively. I would say that the restaurant has the opportunity to really shine, but needs a higher standard from the kitchen.

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vipitsbob826
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation. Like a lot of places they are short-staffed and I got the impression they are spreading out the reservations to minimize the service times. We experienced nothing but good there. (But the reservationless woman ahead of me in line was very unhappy -- and rude to the hostess -- that it would be an hour for a table.) The menu is small -- but big enough. And yes you want to sit outside by the river. It's super shady (in a good way. :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Slow service , not even a water for 20 minutes !
They ran out of many entrees but great view !

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vipLiseM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love dining at Currents and sitting on the deck along the river... great Bend experience. The food is usually really good, the wait staff attentive and friendly. I think Currents is experiencing what so many restaurants are - not enough staff - so the only down side was the wait time for food to be served.

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Currents at the Riverhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

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