Meriwether's Restaurant & Skyline Farm

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3021 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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One way to make sure you’re cooking with the freshest ingredients is to grow them yourself. Meriwether’s grows the produce it serves at its own Skyline Farm and is proud to be among only a handful of truly farm-to-table restaurants across the country. Chef Michael Delaney's menus are inspired by the Willamette Valley’s peak-of-the-season abundance, matching our harvest with some of the finest raw ingredients in the world, from the farmers, fishers and ranchers of the Pacific Northwest.

Inside, experience our warm and cozy ambiance with stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, stained glass and copper accents. Outside, guests dine year-round in the covered, heated & enclosed patio, gardens & gazebo. There is even an outdoor fire-pit, so perfect for a chilly Portland evening. Take a walk through our gorgeous all-season garden that surrounds the entire 2601 Vaughn Street historic building.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, American
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Hours of operation
Beginning May 13th, Meriwether's will be TEMPORARILY closed while we build a new rooftop restaurant next door to our existing building (which will be used for Private Events going forward). Tentative re-opening is Spring if 2020.

Thanks to all of you for supporting Meriwether's for the past 14 years. We look forward to seeing all of you again at our new venue.

For more detailed information and updates, please refer to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MeriwethersNW?ref=br_tf
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Phone number
(503) 228-1250
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Delaney
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Private party facilities
From small, intimate dinners and corporate gatherings to rehearsal dinners, receptions and weddings, Meriwether’s Restaurant can accommodate parties between 15 and 300 people in a variety of ways. Meriwether’s offers prix-fixe sit down or buffet menus that can be created from your preferences.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (503) 228-1250
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Our large private parking lot is located just west side of the restaurant. There is also plenty of on-street parking.
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Public transit
Tri-Met bus lines 15,17 and 77
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We made this reservation for our Anniversary. Very special place to my wife and I as it was where we met on our first date May 13, 2016. We met with John-1 of the owners and told him how sad we were that they were closing down-only to reopen in a couple years. We will miss the staff and wonderful times until they reopen.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Arrived early, relaxed in the bar with delicious cocktails and found out this restaurant is closing for a couple of years, to move & remodel the current building for private events. We always dine here on our visits to Portland, we will miss them! The food and service were excellent. The bartenders were very busy and kept up with everything and maintained conversations w/those of us seated at the bar. My flat iron steak was perfection, didn’t need the steak knife! The rhubarb pie was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Bravo, Bravo, Bravo! Mothers Day Brunch was amazing! Thank you for a wonderful experience! We will be back!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Disappointing - given the mothers day occasion I think they were just churning through plates and people! Food was poor quality, my omelette was flat and fillings were totally imbalanced - no salmon or asparagus and loaded with goats cheese, dense bread and miniature fruit bowl are not the things of fine dining, finally got a cup of coffee, but no milk....poor....$200 bill I feel ripped off.....all superficial, no substance. Sorry!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a nice experience. We did have a 40 minute wait for a table, even with a reservation. It was Mother's Day Brunch, so a little slack can be given. The food was pretty good, very beautiful presentation. Our server was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Perfect spot for a nice family brunch! Food was amazing and even our picky toddler thought it was great!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our dining experience at Meriwether’s was once again fabulous. We had the best waiter and the owners stopped by to say hello as well. As always the food was outstanding. We will be looking forward to the opening of their new restaurant.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our first experience was horrible. We did not get water until about 10 or 15 min after we sat down. Waitress took our order and did not even check up on us one single time after we got our food. No refill of water. Once we were done eating we had to ask another waiter cleaning the table to get our check. Although the food was good. I would not recommend anyone to this restaurant due to slow and bad service which is very important to me. This was a Mother’s Day lunch with my daughter and was not a pleasant one.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Another fine experience here. We were seated within 10 minutes and our server was very attentive. The meals were very good and appropriately priced. It was a bit busier and noisier than usual as they are closing down to rebuild and the regulars want to get another occasion in before the wait.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A total waste of money! I know they have closed, but I will never go when they open again. I had 2 ounces of chicken for $26! I ordered a glass of chardonnay and he brought me pinot gris. I asked him to check on this and he didn't, but charged be more the the pinot! You have to pay for any sides which are incredibly expensive and not worth it! We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation time and the hostess wouldn't seat us until the 4th person arrived, saying they were just too busy. Load of crap.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our anniversary dinner was delightful. The lettuce was fresh, as were other ingredients...and artistically presented. The ambience was delightful: homey, upbeat, quiet, and with a free glass of champagne, how could I complain? The kind waitress was congenial. We will return after the remodel.

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1.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Wow, what a disappointing meal! My husband and I were looking forward to a special lunch out, and the food we were served was so bland and boring. I have never seen a sadder bouillabase (scanty seafood in a thin, bland tomato broth), and the $22 risotto was basically a bland plate of creamy rice; I couldn't find any of the flavors listed in the menu description. The kale salad was tasty, but the only reason I would ever pay $17 for a kale salad was because we had a gift certificate we needed to use up. There are so many more creative, interesting spots to get a special meal in Portland--and you'll probably pay a lot less too!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Had a wonderful evening with friends who were visiting from Switzerland. They couldn’t say enough about the excellent food and the wine selection. We were at a table where there weren’t lots of tables surrounding us, so visiting was also easy.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I love Meriwethers. Going to miss this place. I look forward to visiting them when they re-open in their new space in the future.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

It was another birthday except the birthday girl was absent! We had a wonderful lunch anyway inside on a lovely day. Work in the garden prevented us from enjoying the outdoor area. We had wonderful food and service and will miss coming here for a year or so while they rebuild and reopen! ❤️❌⭕️

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Been numerous times and always happy with the experience! Great place for mostly any type of respectful dining crowd! GOoD food, GOoD Service, GOoD atmosphere! Not excited about them closing for remodel, but understand why they are...to cater to the area they're a part of. Not sure what will become of the great place after the remodel starting after Mother's Day, but very thrilled with what it's been...and going back a second night in a row to share the place with others while such can happen!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Fabulous birthday lunch! Salads are so fresh and delicious! Wish we could have lunched outside but they were not set up out there for some reason.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Delicious food in a charming atmosphere with wonderful attentive service.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Our experience was wonderful! Excellent service!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The eggs benedict and side of potatoes that came with it was delicious! I would order them again in a heart beat. The buttermilk waffle, however, was heavy and bland, rather than light and crispy.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had a fabulous pre- Mother’s Day brunch.
The food, service and entire experience was exactly what we’ve come to expect from Meriwether’s.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything was great. Service and food was excellent. I understand they are growing and relocating. Next time in Portland I will go to the new location. This one gets a 👍👍.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This restaurant was so overrated and disappointing. The server, Lenore, was arrogant and condescending. I asked if some substitutions could be made and was told,"no." The chef has a vision for each plate and won't deviate. The starter cheese platter was good but expensive ($22) for the amount served. Salads were mostly "nouveau" lettuce choices and bitter. I ordered the asparagus salad because of the horrible choices of lettuce on the other salads. There wasn't one asparagus tip in sight, just stalks. My entree of the halibut was good, but I didn't care for the accompanying side dishes which the server refused to exchange for me. When my husband called, they specifically asked if we had a special occasion. He told them our friend was celebrating a Birthday. When we we were seated they again asked about the occasion. A third time asking the same question was when we ordered dessert. From the staff, we all felt that they were going to comp the Birthday dessert. Imagine our surprise to be told they only asked who was the Birthday person so they could put a candle in the correct dessert.
This restaurant is closing this weekend in order to make the venue into an events place. They are building a new complex in the parking lot with a rooftop restaurant. If they employ the same "designer" chef who is more concerned with the appearance of the food on the plate rather than the needs of the guest, you can be sure we will not be eating at the new venue. What restaurant is more concerned with how something looks rather than pleasing customers? Hopefully when they revamp the arrogant chef will be gone, and food choices will appeal to people who actually enjoy food not decorative looking items. The entrees were good, but all side dishes, appetizers and salads were small portions that tasted terrible and were overpriced.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The atmosphere is always charming, the service was excellent, and the food was superb. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always a great place for dinner... Will be missed as they build next door.
We'll be first in line for the grand reopening.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

More expensive than it should be for the quality of food you get ($7 for 3 pieces of bacon). Good, but not great food. Food not described well on menu (apple compote had raisins and cherries, but did not have that in the description). Not many choices. Beautiful building.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Because they are closing (May 13, 2018) for almost two years to build a new building with a roof-top restaurant, we went there to use a gift card (purchased at Costco). We had been there about two weeks ago with friends, so I ordered the bouillabaisse which I had enjoyed then. It was awful. There was no comparison, some of the mussels were not fresh and there was very little halibut and nothing else. The price was still the same. My partners meal of quiche had a burnt crust. The glass of wine I ordered, a syrah blend for $15 was thin and lacked flavor, one of the worst wines I have had. Dessert of cheesecake was excellent. But, at the prices they charge, it was no worth it. More than $100 for a lunch that was not worth it. We probably won't go back after they return - or at our ages we may not be here to take the chance.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Awesome food and great service from the owners!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always great. Will miss Meriwethers while construction is happening

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Awesome birthday lunch outside in the garden. I had the burger, friends had fish and chips and salad. Wonderful meal! Cheesecake dessert! Will miss coming during the rebuild!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

This restaurant was always good. As of May 13, 2018 it will be no more. Very Sad.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Amazing food as always! Loved it

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent. Hadn't been here in a long time and it exceeded our expectations! Simply lovely and sumptious food

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We had a delightful dinner in the garden patio area. All entries and desserts were wonderful and Genevieve provided excellent service.
As always, the food at Meriwether’s is consistent—perfectly prepared and comprised of high quality ingredients.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We had to get in one more time before the closure. We were seated in the bar next to the fireplace under the gaze of Meriwether and William. It was the perfect spot. We'll miss you, Meriwethers, but we look forward to your new digs in a couple of years. See you then.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Wanted to eat there one more time before they close to build a new restaurant next door! The food is always local and exceptional!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, outstanding food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had a great dining experience. The staff was attentive. The food was excellent and the portions generous.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We've enjoyed coming here for years. Fabulous food. Sorry to hear they are closing the old location but looking forward to the new rebirth in a couple years.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Restaurant is a lovely place for dinner or lunch, or even brunch on the weekends.
In the spring, summer, early fall the heated patio is floral and beautiful. Much of their produce comes from their own farm, so it is great. Food is delightful. Service is friendly and, in general, very attentive. Noise level is fine, no loud music (or music at all). Free parking on their own site is a plus. Handicap entrance and one dining room with the entrance has not steps. We love it. Prices are moderate and we go their all the time. Beware, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentines Day, you need to really plan far ahead as they book early. They will be closing for a major remodel project mothers day 2018. They do not say when they will reopen for sure. New facility will half roof top dining with a view. Can't wait for it.

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