Dame

4.6
77 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Dame is now offering take-out during the following days and hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday through Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm



Dame is a neighborhood restaurant hosting chef Patrick McKee with his Estes menu. We are excited to share this food and our natural wine list with our guests.

Estes is born from Italian family roots, seasonality and technique. The menu features straightforward and personal cooking -- handmade pastas, braised meats, and seasonal vegetable dishes, including McKee’s famous spaghetti and meatballs made with his family’s marinara sauce.

Sample menus are available online on our website:
http://www.damerestaurant.com
What 77 people are saying
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4.6based on all time ratings
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Betty
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our preference is a quiet dinner. That doesn't seem to exist in Portland. The food, wine and service were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome delicious dinner, knowledgeable waitress with superb wine suggestions. Will definitely be back.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Kind of a disappointment. the best dishes was the flat bread with ricotta, where you do no need to cook that much. Cacio e Pepe did not taste as cacio at all, but mostly of butter. The ravioli were way too salty. As I am Italian and I like good food, I won't go back there. However the place was very pretty.

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risinggr
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my vegetarian significant other to Dame for his birthday and our first March dining experience. Everything was so delicious and the dining month value was good. To get the same thing a la carte would have cost $10 or so more.
The food is locally sourced so seasonal dishes. My squid ink pasta was so tasty with a slight kick. And my SO wanted to “take a bucket of the salad home.”

Highly recommended

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DavidL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood dining. Our favorite place for great food and service in an intimate setting.

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Richard
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dame was outstanding. From top to toe, it was my perfect restaurant. The decor was charming, all the staff incredibly knowledgeable and warm, and the food was top notch. The squash and apple salad was delicious in every bite. I loved the intimate feel of a New York or Parisian neighborhood bistro. I wish we had such a place in West Hollywood.

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Jeff
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cacio de Pepe!!!!!!!!
Always a great meal and service here.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trout and butternut squash pasta were seriously amazing. The bartender made me something off the menu kind of old fashioned-ish and it’s like the best cocktail I’ve ever had. The ambiance was chill and inviting and service was personal and flawless. It was date night for me and my honey and this was the perfect cozy spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took myself on a date here. First of all, wow. The ambiance is so cozy. I could have easy snuggled in the window-paned corner with a glass of wine reading a book. My friend who does not eat pork decided to crash my date. A lot of items on the menu have pork products in them, so my friend struggled to find something that sounded good to him. I ordered the brussels sprouts along with half-order of spaghetti and meatballs. The staff was already so friendly and attentive. But, when it came to ordering my friend decided to opt out. Staff went above and beyond to make something very special for my friend, which he absolutely loved and devoured (steak with roasted veggies). The food was impeccable. The service was out of this world, especially considering the poor stigma of Portland service. We were both wow-ed. Thanks for a great dining experience! I will definitely be back to further support this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent gem of a place somewhat off the beaten path. Kind of a small unassuming neighborhood joint, but wow what a great experience. The two women who served us were both very friendly and knowledgeable, and made us feel right at home on a stormy Portland night.

We started with Manhattans, which, quite simply, were the best we’ve ever had... and we’ve had more than a few in the last 35 years! Then it was time for a couple of appetizers. We opted for the beef carpaccio and the Brussels sprouts... the carpaccio was good but the Brussels sprouts were amazing, very flavorful with a great sauce. Main courses were the spaghetti with meatballs and the cappelletti which were tremendous, high end renditions of classic comfort food. For dessert, it was the blood orange sorbet and the house baked donuts...again, very tasty.

This is now my wife’s favorite restaurant in PDX, so there will definitely be a number of return trips forthcoming! Thanks to the staff for an amazingly high quality yet simple dining experience!

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vipFoodiesf
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Extremely noisy, which totally ruined the meal for us. While the food tasted excellent, two of the entries were quite small. Service was very good.

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vipJohnB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is always great. This place is always great. This place is always great.

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WillG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service and friendly staff. Enjoyed Dame!

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vipDatenight
Portland
131 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful meal by Chef Patrick. We were seated right away and staff were very friendly and helpful. The meals were well crafted and tasty. Thanks to Rob for his fine deserts and capped it all off.

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Winning
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every cocktail, appetizer, main and desert was perfectly unique and delicious! The trout was amazing. Everyone loved their food. The 5 of us could all hear each other. We didn’t have to compete with loud music or large crowds. The restaurant was full, yet the noise level was not too loud. We sat at the leaf shaped table in the corner which could easily seat 6 (part chairs/part comfy build in booth). Gather your friends and enjoy a special evening with attentive staff.

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vipjelere
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! One of the best meals I’ve had in Portland!

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vipHenry
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing risotto. Like the heavens parted and angels handed down the plate. Incredible.

Estes at Dame is easily my favorite restaurant in Portland right now. Great ambiance, excellent service and the food - mamma mia!

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vipTerryB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an eclectic place with awesome service. Food was delicious with farm to table options. We enjoyed the wheat bread, heirloom tomatoes, corn succotash and smoked cheddar sausage. So scrumptious. We ended the meal with blueberry fritters (OMG heaven!). Definitely recommend.

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vipSusanH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks were fantastic. Some acoustic tiles on ceiling would be nice to off-set noise level.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was outstanding with great wine knowledge. She helped make the evening very fun.

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AlexanderP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have a table in the back in a private room that seats about 12-14 people. It was perfect for a big group celebration dinner!

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KentL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hand-made pasta was amazing, portions were reasonable and drinks were on point. I highly recommend. It delighted the birthday guest to be sure.

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vipSkbpdx
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Awful service. Restaurant was 1/3 full and after 45 minutes between starter and entree we just left. Server was rude. Shame as the food here is good. Won’t be back.

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Svenson
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome, perfectly done and came faster than expected. Service was great too. Wonderful dinner for all four of us.

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Brooksie
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a phenomenal little spot. Great food and the wine list. Fantastic. Off the beaten path. Don’t be scared to try something new.

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LauraL
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Items we wanted to order had already run out (not that late on a Saturday evening), but ambiance and service were excellent!

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vipGeri
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Estes. Patrick McKee has a great menu and amazing food. The space at Dame is wonderful, as always. Can't wait to go back.

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VIDIVER
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and original. Service was EXCELLENT! Loved the music.

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vipChelsea
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress recommended a lovely Syrah based on our first bottle pick. Should've known that her recommendation was going to be better. Burrata was amazing.

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RetiredAttorney
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our group has been getting together monthly for over 20 years. We rotate on which couple selects the restaurant. We never go to the same place twice and primarily choose fine dining in the Portland Metro area.
For our group the portions were a little small and the a la carte ordering and wine prices made Dame a very expensive choice.
Servers were helpful and knowledgeable. Pacing good until end of meal when the coffee ordered to go with the dessert took forever.

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vipportlandfoodienotes
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estes with Chef Patrick McKee. Fantastic meal!!

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vipTominSOMA
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I have had so far this year!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, wonderful place. We will be back many times.

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vipRiverdale
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dame has reinvented itself, and the results and food remain as spectacular as ever in one of the prettiest and coziest restaurants in Portland,

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vipzimzim
Portland
54 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh & delicious food. Excellent and friendly service. Wine selection is especially good. Space is airy, bright and attractive.

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MichaelB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding wines & great suggestions from the sommelier. Most of our food was very good to excellent but the burger was significantly undercooked.

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MadeleineD
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dame is a super cute spot with a great aesthetic and feel. We had an extremely friendly server who congratulated us on our anniversary and brought us champagne at the end of our meal. The *only* thing holding me back from giving Dame 5 stars is the food for price quality ratio. Don't get me wrong, the food is alright! The price is ok! It's just not what is going to bring be back to Dame, the service and wine will.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They are in the process of a change over which we were not aware of and was not posted on open table.

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s wonderfull to have Chef Patrick McKee cooking again! The space is comfortable & intimate. The service was attentive. The food was delicious. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

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FAYEF
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, drinks, wine list and ambiance all lived up to the hype I have been hearing about Dame. I would go here again and again. The meny often changes, but if you like PNW food that is always fresh and in season, don't hesitate.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dame using the Order Online button. Dame also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 227-2669.

Dame is rated 4.6 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.