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Date
Wed, 4/25
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10:00 PM
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Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill

3.9
48 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill is located in the Red Lion Hotel in Portland, Oregon. There are tables available overlooking the Columbia River where you can enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest cuisine. Delicious options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill. There is also an a la carte menu, as well as a selection of wine and beer to pair with your meal.

For dinner at Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill, start with an appetizer of short rib sliders or chicken flautas. The Portuguese seafood stew is an excellent entrée to try and is composed of shrimp, potatoes, mussels, cod and sausage along with grilled bread.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Winter Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Winter Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Winter Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 978-4554
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lorenzo Gonsalves
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hayden Island Dr
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Parking details
Free Parking
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Entertainment
JB’s Nightclub & Lounge is where you can let the weeks' stresses fall away as you dance to the latest in dance tunes. Strut your stuff or enjoy one of our specialty cocktails, local beer or Willamette Valley wine.
Friday nights are Live at JB's Nightclub & Lounge! We offer the area's best live dancing music on Friday's and our DJ spins the sounds every Thursday and Saturday.
There's always something exciting happening at Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill and JB's Nightclub & Lounge!
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Special events & promotions
Holiday Buffets and Christmas Ship Viewing
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet Reservations from 10am-3pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 48 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.6
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Quiet
63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Nice view of the Columbia River, pleasant service and so-so food.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

For my wife and I, we thought it was just okay. We have eaten here previously and it was just fine. The biggest concern this time around was one of the meals. My wife ordered a pork chop. It was very thick, so out of habit she cut into it to check out the middle of the meat. And, there was some pink in the middle. The staff was very polite and considerate and took it back to cook another one for her. The manager came out and apologized, too. He also compt us a free dessert. After about 15 minutes, another plate was brought out with another pork chop. After cutting into this one, there was more pink in the middle than the last one. The server again apologized and her meal was compt this time. I kind of expected to see the manager again, but never did. We were more concerned about getting two pink chops than anything else.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We had been traveling and this seemed to be the best option close by.
I had the braised pork and it was delicious. My husband was happy with his tenderloin.
The flourless chocolate cake was very good.
Service was attentive and prices reasonable.
I can be a bit of a "foodie" and was really happy with the food quality.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Met a friend coming from Vancouver for a casual lunch, so it was a great mid-way spot for us as I was coming from Portland. The dining room as a nice view of the river and interstate bridge, so that's nice. I've been there during warmer weather and sitting on the patio is nice.
I'm not sure what may have been going on, but this time the server seemed a bit cranky and inattentive, so that was not so pleasant.
Decent food and price for general dining with easy parking.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

I've been coming there seance it opened. Haven't been for a while but we moved to the island we'll be back I'm sure

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was very good and the service was excellent, especially since we had so many people at our table. On a Monday Holiday evening it was very quiet and the ambience was great.
Service was prompt and the menu selections seemed to satisfy everyone. Thank you for being so helpful with out large party.

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1.0Dined on December 19, 2017

was called the day before to verify reservation and was asked if we would be fine with a high top table... meaning we would be on the upper level at a high table and was guareenteed we would be able to see the Christmas ships, easily, over the heads of those in front. NOT the case, was seated at a low table. couldnt see a thing on the river without standing up. Also, they had a special menu that was not communicated to me when I made the reservation. VERY DISAPPOINTED

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's 24th birrhday Dec.19 at the Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill. Our party of six included two vegans. I emailed the chef a few weeks before our meal and asked for special accomodations as the posted menu had very limited options for plant based dining. Chef Brett came through with beautiful roasted squash stuffed with artichoke risotto for the vegans and tasty prime rib, seafood stew and fish-n-chips for the carnivores. The dining room was packed due to the Christmas Ship parade but the room was well staffed with warm efficient servers. Chef Brett even came to join us for a birthday toast after dessert. We will be back for more family celebrations.

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1.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice view, that's all it has. The service was poor I had to ask for coffee after being seated for 25 mins. The service was horrible and the food was cold and lacking flavor, hash browns swimming in grease. Place smelled musty and floor was filthy. A very sad place even for a hotel restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Spending the evening with family for an outstanding meal and Christmas ship viewing, was beautiful! I really appreciate how RL Bar & Grill put together an outstanding "special" menu and the music was so enjoyable. The entertainer was outstanding. The overall ambiance was relaxing, lovely and made for such a nice evening!

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

What a nice find. outstanding food and ambiance. Will definitely return. Good value!!

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1.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Awful. Bad food. Bad ambiance. Bad service. Overpriced. Yuck. Never again.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

SUCH A GREAT PLACE RESTARAUNT/HOTEL..
STAFF IS EXCELLENT
ROOMS ARE CLEAN
TOP/BOTTOM

100/100.

JAY DOTSON JR.

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2.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Food is overpriced, service is terrible. Only view on mountain Hood is amazing.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2017

I really don't enjoy giving a restaurant a bad review if they don't deserve it, but I'm going to have to give this a "fair" review. The service was not up to par...we were left waiting and wondering what was going on after we'd been served coffee and cocktails. My husband finally had to wave someone down to ensure our order was put in. Then the food came out...we were all shocked that there was barely any food on the plate! The hash brown sliver given to us was two bites worth of potatoes and the benedicts were exceedingly small! It was shocking. You could see more plate than food (kinda' like Trump's inaugural crowd size...LOL). The good news is that the hash brown bites were crispy and the benedicts were tasty.

Would I go there again? Maybe, for the quality of the food and the great view of the river from every table, but ONLY if they do something about their serving sizes to compete with other restaurants in the area.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Birthday dinner, nice server, steak was not cooked to my specifications and server had them remake my entire meal while my husband ate his. He had the skirt steak and it was pretty tough. Great view! Sat on the deck in the sunshine.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Not sure what the bad reviews are about. The views are indeed amazing. But the food is too. The spinach artichoke dip was divine, hard to say what was best, the dip or the homemade tortilla chips, and the crab stuffed sole entree was perfection. Perfectly prepared and very tasty. Even the flourless chocolate cake was done right. This was a wonderful dinner where we didn't expect it, to be honest. This place is worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Had reservations, didn't need them on a Wednesday night. Say on the patio overlooking the Columbia River. Waitresses were prompt and food was good, albeit a little on the process side. Overall a good experience.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a nice casual dinner here. The view is quite something. The food was nothing to write home about but nothing was terrible. Our server was friendly and helpful. A good spot for those who want a view but don't want to spend a lot of money.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Took Moms here for the MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH!! it was wonderful, food was great, nice and friendly staff.. will diffidently go back.. just to try the normal menu!!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Spent a wonderful Mother's Day at Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill!

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2017

We chose RedLion ja beach for the view. Which was very good and also the time..9:45 on a Tuesday which matches our work schedules. The nice hostess seated us...did not check for res at least at that moment. Then informed us that their menu drops even tho there is no mention that I could find that most of the kitchen shuts down in the 8's ...there fore having a 10pm seating option seems disengenous...at least have a warning about limiting the menu would be good.
So had our ritual libation, and went to Portland City Grill and dropped a couple Benjamins on their steak options.
BTW, your mandatory rating stars make this a bit non fact. We did not dine there due to their schdedule. You have not option for DNP as in baseball etc
SO I really do not feel good about giving them low ratings or high ratings...do you understand the issue?

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Took the family here for Easter brunch buffet. The food was ok by buffet standards. Was bummed about the Prime rib being super overcooked. The dining room we were in was very outdated, the chandeliers and decor appeared to be from the 70's. But we did have a great view of the water.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2017

The food was wonderful and the drinks were good! Our server was not very attentive and we had to ask for drink refills and dessert, but she was friendly.

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2015

The food here is surprisingly good, but this time nothing else worked. We had to ask four times for a condiment. Waiters stood by talking, but avoided eye contact. My wife had to wait twenty minutes for a knife to cut her chicken. We ordered two entries but we're told, this time, that bread or rolls are not included. Drinkers spilled over from the bar. And we were not checked in via Open Table until almost two hours after we arrived.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2015

What a great view of the Columbia while having lunch in a nice restaurant. We had the turkey pesto panini and the roasted turkey blt and both were delicious. We were served by Rafael and he was prompt and also allowed us relaxing time to enjoy our visit. It is just a short drive from Portland to enjoy the view.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

We had a wonderful evening out. The good was delicious and the views of the river were breath taking. We will defentally be going back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Gorgeous view of the Columbia River, this restaurant located in the Red Lion Hotel didn't disappoint. Best steak I've had in a very long time. Best service I've ever experienced. Some 80's decor with chandeliers, but that's literally the only bad thing about it. Would recommend to everyone. Brought my 9y/o and the kid menu was suffice as well.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2014

We went for Christmas Day brunch and had a wonderful time. They accommodated us sitting 15 minutes late as our party decided to leave their home at the time of our reservations. :/ We were sat in what I assume was an overflow room because the music was playing in the other room but it was nice to have the quieter room. Stunning view of the river!!! Our server was fantastic! Even though it was a buffet she brought us drinks, took plates, and was incredibly pleasant.
The food was tasty and everyone ate a lot! Even the vegetarian in the group was pleased. What I saw available: prime rib, ham, omelet station, shrimp scampi station, eggs, large sausages, bacon, roasted potatoes, roasted veggies, fresh fruit, mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey (I think), savory bread pudding, baked cod, shrimp and cocktail sauce, deviled eggs, assorted cheeses and crackers, fresh veggies with dip, muffins, yogurt parfaits, mini cheesecakes, apple crisp, chocolate cake, poppy seed cake, red velvet cake and I'm sure I am forgetting a bunch. One complimentary beverage was included and we had bloody Mary's as well. We will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2014

Nice restaurant in Red Lion with great river view. Here for lunch this day, nice lunch choices, soup, salads, sandwichs and entrees for those wanter larger portions. Started with the tomato soup, just a hint of spice to add to the great taste, then had the Italian Copa panini, well prepared and tasty. Serveer described menu selections well, available when needed, else let us enjoy our meal. First time eating here, definitely will try again next time in the area. Convenient to I-5 for those traveling north to Washington state.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2014

Excellent service and nice American kitchen! Air condition cooled down too low but this is not Jantzen specific!

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2014

hotel restaurants and restaurants with great views don't have to be great to survive. That said, the food was very good. The service people were friendly but definitely lacked polish. All 8 of us were more than satisfied with our meal and dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2014

We had a great dinner, great view of two snow-capped mountain tops and the river from our outside table and the waitress was kind and accommodating :)

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2014

Have had such a great time here. Had last Thanksgiving and Christmas here too. Lots to eat. Would definately recommend! Such a relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful staff!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2014

Enjoyed Easter Brunch at the Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill. We were seated immediately. The buffet was plentiful and delicious. Many selections to choose from. Staff very attentive at the buffet and our table. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2014

First time there and while it was very spendy 49.00 after a 15.00 gift certificate, it was well worth the cost. Our server was a nice chap (who I wish I remembered his name as he was excellent) who came out and his recommendations and knowledge of the menu was spot on.
He recommended the salmon for my wife and his choice of an Italian white wine was perfect for her. I choose the Mushroom and Onion Burger which was excellent. We both had house salads and their dressing was a sherry vinaigrette that had the right amount of flavor to it.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2014

Cannot remember our waiter's name, but he was very friendly, informative and attentive. The food was fantastic and served in a timely fashion. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2013

Service was good, food excellent, atmosphere was quaint.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2013

We had reservations for 7:00 pm Christmas Day, expecting the lovely buffet that was advertised at an affordable price. Only the regular menu was offered, but upon being seated, we learned that most of the listed items were not available. In fact, darn little was available, except trout, which was not even listed on the menu! The trout was ok, but not what we wanted. The restaurant did a poor planning job.
The meal was very expensive, and frankly not worth the price.
We will not return.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2013

It was Christmas night and my sister and family friend decided to find a place to eat Christmas dinner since we didn't have time to cook this year.

We loved the menu and the food was great. Our seating wasn't as good as we thought in terms of ambience. We asked the person why we were being seated in another location other than what looked like the main seating area. She gave us a disappointing look at our comment.

But on a much positive note, the service waiter was exceptional and as mentioned below... the food was outstanding!

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