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About Jake's Grill - Portland

Adjacent to the historic Governor Hotel, Jake’s Grill brings the classic American Grill traditional dining experience to downtown Portland, OR.

Inspired by tradition, Jake’s Grill is proud to serve the finest meat and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style. You will find the best steak in the city and of course, the best fresh seafood.

Our classic bar serves hand-built, hand-mixed cocktails and a wide selection of single malt whiskies.

Jake’s Grill can accommodate 20 – 60 guests in our banquet rooms. Let us host your next event and ensure that every detail is seamless and professional. Create a custom menu and experience that you and your guests will enjoy.

611 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00am-10:30am Saturday-Sunday 7:30am-1:30pm; Brunch: Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-4:30pm, Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30pm-12:00am Sunday 3:30pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Alder

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 220-1850

Website:
http://www.jakesgrill.com/

Catering:
We offer off-site catering for groups from 15-1500

Parking Details:
Valet parking available through the Governor Hotel's entrance on 11th street. With plenty of street and adjacent parking lots and garages.

Public Transit:
Directly across the street at SW 10th and Alder

Executive Chef:
Brian Light

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

Jake’s Grill offers an exceptional dining experience in the tradition of the classic American grill, featuring aged steaks and the freshest seafood. We have 3 rooms available for hosting private parties, from 8 to 50 people. For groups larger than 50, please ask for Jake’s Catering.

Jake's Grill - Portland Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (23)
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Romantic (19)
Business Meals (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Authentic (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
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People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Great for a lunch get-together. Great food, great service and great value!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Jake's Grill is a restaurant I will return to often. I love the lack of large-screen TVs (there is a small one in the bar, but it's small and can be easily ignored). I also like the relatively quiet atmosphere. I have finally found a downtown Portland restaurant where I can have a conversation with a friend without having to shout to overcome the loud music. If there is music, it is not loud. And the food--well, I will certainly try the Blue Plate Special next time I have lunch at Jake's. One of my table mates ordered it yesterday, and he raved about it. My other friend enjoyed a bowl of French Onion Soup, and I found my Wedge Salad perfect. Oh, and the butterscotch pudding--wow! Jake's at lunch is all around wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great and our waiter, Tony, was amazing!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very annoying waitress but beautiful building and excellent food in a great spot for people watching.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fun, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Took business guests from Thailand and Belgium and they all enjoyed the northwest cuisine.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have been going to Jakes Grill for several years now. The food is always very good and the service always professional.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Thank you, Tony, for the friendly service! We had a great evening, and you were part of it.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was very slow at first because the waitress didn’t realize we were there. Once we were waited on she quickly made up for it and everything was great. She even comped is with a lava cake for desert to make up for the mistake. I will definitely go back again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fabulous. Just fabulous. Definitely a Portland institution for good reason, but nothing stodgy about it. Our family of foodies were blown away.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was good. Service was mediocre.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

For reference, I have been lucky enough to eat many fine meals my wife and I were treated to a wonderful 25th anniversary dinner experience. Top shelf..

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, great service.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Jake's Grille is our number one go-to restaurant after a movie downtown. The space is one of our favorite, harking back to an earlier period in Portland. Service is consistenly top notch and the Martini's are the best in town. Food is always very good and my Steelhead on a Cedar Plank was exceptional. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always a great experience going to Jakes Grill! Great food and excellent service!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service for dads birthday dinner. Custom printed menus were a really nice touch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good, service was very good, ambiance is nice, but it's definitely over-priced. Better for lunch and business meals.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good, consistent, solid dining in Portland. Great service. Quality ingredients. Great biscuits served with breakfast.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Always a great meal; however, wine glass used was inappropriate for wine ordered. I will never buy a Pinot Noir bottle there again as it suffers in wrong glass. Not worth the price of the bottle to be ruined by the glass in a State known for it’s Pinot Noir.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server, Robert was outstanding!!!!
Was knowledgeable and professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

It was so great

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always great service , good food
Great for every occasion .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

We love dining at Jake's. The ambiance is good and the food is wonderful. Love the oyster appetizer.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great mimosas, confusing bill with Landry credit wanted to use for to-go order. Service with a smile, food very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I have been here several times for breakfast, and I come back because the place is quiet and close to my hotel.
The food is pretty good but not fast and the service staff is really nice, on the whole, but slow. Not sure if that is just their "thing" or if it is a management issue. You may have to flag someone down if you need a refill of coffee etc.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Tony is a gem. He made great food suggestions. I was there for 2.5 hours. It didn't seem like it. I wasn't tushed out. The food is exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I recommend The RibEye Steak and Oysters on the half shelves

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great experience. Food was outstanding. Service was great. Was able to accommodate a large group quickly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food, service and ambiance is always great at Jakes. I think a window table is a must. Old style Portland, not trendy. Landmark. I think the prices may have gone up. Maybe due to the minimum wage issues moving forward.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We appreciated Mary Ann and Scott!!!!
Can't wait to return!!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Seasonal, Business Meals, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Jake's Grill is a favorite. I love the space and the service is consistently exceptional. Our server Lloyd was teriffic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We decided to go to Jake's Grill because it is part of the McCormick and Schmick's restaurant chain and we were not disappointed! Jake's does not have a "chain" feel though. They have unique meals and their drinks are amazing! For lunch or dinner, special night or not, go to Jake's. You will love it!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service, food and overall experience was wonderful. The food was prepared spot on. We will definitely be going back. Our waiter was very personable and efficient.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I went to Jake's for dinner and ordered the 6 oz filet medium. The quality of the steak was poor. First of all, the filet, a cut noted for tenderness, was very tough because it was cooked to beyond well done. I didn't have time to send it back, otherwise I would have. The 6 oz filet at Jake's is very thin and this can only reasonably cooked to rare or well done. The finished product certainly looked to be no more than 4oz. Overall it was a terrible value food wise. On the service side, things were good but not exceptional. Nothing to complain about, but nothing remarkable either. Bottom line, skip the filet, it's terrible.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I really enjoyed the steak I had there. Only tip I could give, I would have rather upgraded the cut of meat instead of getting the crab meat over top. Over all, the staff was very nice and the wine was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Excellent martini and Beef Tenderloin salad. Very disappointing fried oysters, too small and over breaded/fried.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I order a Filet Mignon. They cooked it too much but the waiter offered to do it again. And for sure they did. The second filet mignon has been the best I have ever have in Portland.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is classic steakhouse. Food, wine, and service were all outstanding. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was great, although some things were extremely overpriced. $16 for a tablespoon or two of dungeness crab with bearnaise sauce, and the sauce was far too overpowered by tarragon. Pieces of shell in the crab made it impossible to enjoy. Not worth the price tag.
The thing that was most disappointing was the simplest part of the meal. We were only given the option to buy a bottle of water; sparkling or flat. As if there were no other choice. "We offer bottled water, sparkling or flat. Which would you prefer?" Only until we saw every other table receiving regular water from a pitcher did we understand we got duped. On an etiquette note; the bottle was brought out opened. For all I know, it was just filled with tap water in the back.
The waitress disappeared for long periods of time during which we were practically looking for her and simple drink refills has to be requested.
The food tasted great (worth the 45 minute wait between ordering and receiving) and the desserts are amazing.
Just be aware of what you're spending your money on.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went for dinner on a Thursday night. So good we went back for lunch on Sat. Great food, great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We celebrated our 15th Anniversary! There were many extras they did for us that just made the night so nice!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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