Fogo de Chao - Portland

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® Portland, our first restaurant in Oregon, located in the heart of Downtown. We are in the historic Public Services Building steps from some of the area’s best entertainment venues and retail shops, & only a short walk to Pioneer Square. The restaurant showcases a beautiful dining room with seating for 250 guests and an outdoor patio.
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 36 years. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill and carve tableside each of our cuts of meat like Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) & more. In addition to the main dishes, enjoy our gourmet Market Table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, & award-winning wine list. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas up to 90 guests.
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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here, eating with my son, and my fiancee's and daughters first time. Everyone loved it and the only downside was that we were charged for a Jumbo Shrimp cocktail that we did not order. Everything else was excellent, the servers, the mgmt, the food.

MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant with good food. A wonderful experience overall

BA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than last time

KR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have visited your location about about a dozen times and yesterday unfortunately during lunch saw an insect on my plate. I recognize sometimes these things happen and decided not to mention anything to the staff since I was with a guest who was visiting Fogo's for the first time.

BJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food and service by the waiters and food slicers was great, but the two hostesses at the front desk were completely untrained and unskilled in every way. We were not greeted when we arrived. I had to go and find the hostess after waiting at the front door; she was setting tables down the stairs and couldn't see us waiting upstairs. Curiously, there was a family of 5 ahead of us. They too were waiting to check in. This set a bad tone as we entered the building. I am not sure if they were short staffed or if they were just not trained. Also, it was particularly cold on January 12 when we arrived at 6:30 pm and the two doors to enter the building were broken and didn't close properly. This added to our frustration as the bitter cold wind poured though the doors which were not properly closing. Throughout supper we could feel the shriveling chill of the wind as it gushed through the doors as patrons entered and exited the building. This is a great restaurant with great food, but I was disappointed with these two areas of their hospitality.

v
Portland
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service made the experience! After our rude greeting from the host and hostess (Young lady who seated us), we were introduced to Robert. Wow! He was WONDERFUL, FRIENDLY, GRACIOUS, EXCELLENT!!! The meal was really good. All kinds of meat were well prepared. My favorite were the lamb chops. Delicious! The market table had a variety of fresh, marinated, and cured foods. Cocktails were balanced and tasty. Unfortunately it’s so darn expensive that we need a super special occasion to return.

JH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as always! Everyone is friendly and I appreciate the staff diversity

TC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I told the server that I was there to try the $39 special for fogo month but they charged me the full $60 anyway. Not a huge deal but there also wasn't very many meats available like there was before

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

PS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening....consistently good...not over the top but very good.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

they were 30 mins late seating us, which on a school
night, matters. almost every cut of meat we tried was overcooked, even when we asked for medium rare, or rare cuts. tough, chewy, bland, and not remotely close to the quality i remember from
the many Fogo locations i’ve visited over the last 10+ years. after a while, we couldn’t get a server to make eye contact with us, so it wasn’t until we were over it and wanted to leave, that we got to try more than the 4 same meats they’d brought to us over and over. for almost 400$, (3 adults and 2 kids) with no booze, we left feeling a bit played.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was horrible. We got seated 45 minutes past our reservations, we got a drink with broken glass, I couldn’t get back and forth to the buffet, the buffet was a mess, the water glasses stunk and it went on and on. So no disappointed.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eso fue una experiencia increíble. Lo puedo recomendar a todos. Las carnes tienen sabores muy ricos. Espero que pueda volver pronto.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had planned to celebrate my son’s birthday.
The restaurant felt understaffed, and the hostess had us wait in the doorway for 20 mins as she struggled to seat dinners. She was rude and basically soured our evening.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I celebrate my anniversary here every year for 9 years now. It seems that things have changed over the years and service is not the same.

CK
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, and fast service. The cuts of meat were all delicious, and in my opinion, I enjoyed it more than a traditional steak house. The salad bar was full of fresh meats, cheeses, and veggies too!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was great it just seems there’s such an excessive number of employees walking around, and they don’t yield to customers. I feel like when I get up from my seat I’m jumping into a full speed highway. I appreciate the quick attention to bringing the various meat selections and checking on how we’re doing but maybe can at least remind staff to not plow us down when we’re up to the salad bar or restroom.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Plates were dirty.

D
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Friendly staff, and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of delicious meat.

If you order the full experience - and I recommend it - be careful not to fill up on the chicken.

The salad bar is amazing, and if you want a less expensive meal, ordering the salad bar only will still leave you satisfied.

RA
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was good but the service was well below the Fogo standard we have seen in other cities. The restaurant was packed and the wait staff seemed absolutely overwhelmed. We got mashed potatoes before the salad bar, didn’t get any service regarding a second drink or other dishes we ordered ( like more bananas just never came). Ordered coffee with sugar. Sugar never cam. Etc.
the meats were delicious, but, again, the servers were very slow in coming. We were leaving when the first chicken legs showed up. Lamb chops never arrived. Timing just seemed to be off with the restaurant being so very busy.
Pretty disappointing for the price we paid.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was not as good as the last time we were there. The waitress was confused about how to handle our large party and the hostess came in to help out but was also unprepared to take drink orders. We didn’t get our side dishes until we were almost done with dinner.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server did a great job for such a large party. Exceeded our expectations and made sure all our needs were met. Outstanding

j
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They used to have a really good salad bar. I think they cut way back on their choices. I would rather pay more and have better choices.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Holiday dinner with family

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

So for a place that is super corporate one, this spot could use some back to basics customer service classes.

Our check in was a bit chaotic and it was a chore getting an accurate estimate on seating. After a 55 tab at the bar for 3 waiting for us to be called, we were seated.

Not very good follow up on allergies or wine list, but eventually we got what we needed.

The food itself was good, the buffet well presented and assumed per corporate specifications. There’s a lot of a la carte offerings IE mixed libations and various gnoshes that are peddled through the dinning hall, but it’s very hit and miss, and we were missed for the vast majority of them in our 2+ hours at our table.

I truly wish the carne courses would be a little more diverse. No chicken hearts? It’s not a Churrasco w/o chicken heart or picanha. The lamb and New York stood out, as well as the salted loin. However the rub or spicing to all the meats seemed very assembly line and not very dynamic.

Where in the world has customer service gone? I’m not picking on this place specifically but for a Benjamin per person I expect a little good ol’ fashioned follow up. That portion of our experience lacked the most.

The deserts were tasty and well portioned for
Sharing, but the touches like coffee beans in the Sambuca or fresh settings were somewhat disappointing.


Overall it’s a fun place that I’d recommend on an off night when you’re more likely for a better bang for the buck.

SP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Family Vacation

PD
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meals ever

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JP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meat, meat and more meat!!! A great place to enjoy lots of yummy food and not feel rushed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is Christmas tradition. The folks working here in every role are always knowledgeable, responsive and friendly. Food is fresh and abundant and kept clean. This is frankly the only buffet style service I go to, because I’m usually turned off by the cattle call presentation and safety concerns. No worries at Fogo, everything is top notch. Yes you pay accordingly, but for a special occasion, it hits the right balance. I look forward to next year.

CR
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Treated neighbor to dinner to celebrate paying off her vehicle and for being a good neighbor to our community. It was a surprise and the experience amazing. Our primary server was delightful.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas party.

WH
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Christmas Eve and very busy!! We were seated within 8 minutes. The staff were all amazing! I have to say that I don't like working the holidays but was very happy to have them open to serve me on Christmas Eve. I would like to go back soon and try again. The food was amazing!! Don't forget to try the Bacon... it's amazing!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely helpful staff.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

When we walked in, we were greeted with several tacky Microsoft Word posters stating “no coupons or discounts! $56.95 per person!” For that price, we didn’t get an experience that was worth that price. I guess the poorly made signs should have been a sign of what we should have expected.

While ordering our drinks, I snuck in an order for a seafood tower to surprise the table. To my disappointment, It took about 30 mins for this to be delivered, but it looked delicious, but boy were we disappointed. The lobster was overcooked and rubbery and the crab didn’t taste fresh. We didn’t finish it.

I almost tried to speak to one of the managers during our visit to share our experience until I noticed he knew the people at the table to next to us. I’m guessing it was his family. I wasn’t in a place to embarrass anyone, especially during the holidays.

I have been to Fogo several times. I was really disappointed in this visit. We brought another couple with us and it was nothing short of embarrassing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

They ran out of mashed potato at 8pm on Christmas Eve. The “all you can eat bbq” model only works if they actually keep bringing the meat around. Endless delays for meat and a 30 minute wait to order deserts made dinner a gruelling two and a half hour marathon of waiting for food. Unfortunately this has been the experience the last few visits so this restaurant is now one to avoid.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Christmas Eve meal ever

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Holiday treat for our family!

OT
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place when I'm in the mood for a Filet or two or three.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Poor experience compared to other locations. Food was usual quality but service was very, very poor.

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