Paragon - Portland

4.5
453 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals
Paragon is a neighborhood gastropub serving ingredient-driven, honest food, craft beers, unique cocktails and eclectic wines. This trendy Portland restaurant seamlessly combines an art gallery setting with an urban alehouse, creating the perfect neighborhood spot for mingling at the bar or enjoying a cozy dinner with friends at a booth in the corner. The approachable cuisine is grounded in the familiar with new twists and variations that keep things interesting.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Everyday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Bar Menu everyday starting at 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Bar Menu:
Sunday - Wednesday: until 10:00pm
Thursday: until 11:00am
Friday - Saturday: until 12:00am
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Phone number
(503) 833-5060
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Heyman
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Catering
Off-site Catering Available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th Ave and Hoyt
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Parking details
Street Parking Available, Also Public Lot Parking Between NW 12th & 13th Ave. & Between NW Glisan & Hoyt St.
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Public transit
Streetcar Drop-off on 10th & Hoyt St.
Bus Drop-off at 14th & Glisan
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Paragon Restaurant in the heart of the Pearl District is the perfect place for private events including office parties and off-site meetings, birthdays and celebratory gatherings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, engagement parties and even full weddings.

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What 453 People Are Saying
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New Mexico
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Terrific casual dining with good wine list and beer selections. Very interesting menu. Terrific and huge serving of mussels. Callimari crisp and abundant with excellent sauces. Cold soup devine and butter lettuce salad a riff on wedge salad also excellent. Salmon portion was very small, and pasta dish disappointing. Pot roast excellent. Service ok, but perhaps our server was enjoying Oregon’s her n smoking laws as he was quite spaced out, but enthusiastic. The art on the walls is bizarre!

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JM
Portland
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First time here and we had a mixed response. She said her salmon was delicious, my trout dish was average at best. Took forever to get dessert and we had an event to get to so the added stress at the end of the dinner didn't help much. We'll probably try it again another time.

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LG
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Paragon! Recommend by a business client. I will return again. Attentive and friendly service. Variety of menu choices and ability to make substitutions or alternatives. Fresh and flavorful food.

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M
Seattle
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Yummy seasonal food, bar was very busy (standing room only) but if you can get a table it’s wonderful in the summer

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S
2.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

After so many great meals in in Portland, we had a disappointing dinner at Paragon on our last evening in Oregon . We are certain the chef takes Tuesday's off! Our meals which included pot roast and a striploin, were flavorless/ tasteless. Did someone forget to add the red wine & seasoning to the roast???. The striploin was underwhelming but the olive tapenade mashed potatoes was a total miss.
The service was just ok, our server was somewhat attentive but came off as aloof at best. Sorry- not coming back!

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CH
Portland
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was nice but all the windows were open (was expecting A/C) on a hot day so we were quite hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. The service was very good and most of the dishes were great but a couple were subpar. All in all, it was a good experience

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E
Portland
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The soup of the day was delicious, and we both had it. The Cobb Salad was truly superb and the spinach salad was very good. As usual, the service was excellent.

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NA
Portland
3.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was not impressed with this restaurant. Our table ordered the grilled cheese, steak, a lam rigatoni special, and the crab cakes. Everything was just okay. I definitely would not recommend the grilled cheese—way too greasy and too much cheese (if there is such a thing)!

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JF
Portland
5.0Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic music on Sunday nights from 5 to 7 PM
Food is always very good and the wine is excellent for the price compared with other restaurants in the Pearl.

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DC
Portland
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my colleague's and my "go to" restaurant for the end of each term to celebrate we survived! It is our favorite. The best food, desserts, and wine list. We just said the other day, after eating there, that the place is "our place," now as the service is so friendly, and the food is so good. I would highly recommend it!

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L
Portland
4.0Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Paragon with two friends for the Portland Dining Special 3-course dinner--the spinach salad with fennel was very good. The pork mole was outstanding and left over enough for another dinner. The pot roast and rigatoni with lamb were also very good--a good chef and a good butcher, clearly. The chocolate dessert was over the top, but guess what--we finished it all! We had fancy cocktails (mine was OK), and a bottle of Cotes du Rhone, which hit the spot. All in all, a good deal.

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DA
Portland
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Pearl restaurants! Great service, delish food and beautiful ambiance.

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AK
Portland
4.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The Portland Dining Month menu was amazing. Some of my table ordered that and the soup de jour was incredible. Additional parties at our table ordered the pot roast, which is a staple on the menu. It was incredibly moist and very flavorful.

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LG
New England
5.0Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem. The food and the presentation was amazing as is the atmosphere.

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OT
San Francisco
4.0Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came for Portland dining month. Courteous staff. Good food

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Portland
5.0Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Portland dining month and the food was fantastic. They also had a wine pairing that made everything taste so much better. It was a great variety on the menu and we look forward to going back and trying more.

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T
Portland
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for a laid back dinner. Food was incredible, great drink variety, and the service was excellent.

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GW
Portland
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was great. Had a great experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Paragon was exactly what we wanted; something moderately upscale with non-pretentious atmosphere. Service and food were very good. We will be back.

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OT
Seattle
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! We also visit when in Portland

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Portland
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. This is a go to place for us for great food and service.

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OT
Portland
4.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was good but it was very cold in the restaurant. Windows all around the restaurant give it a good vibe. My husband had the pot roast--very tender, but too much sauce to enjoy the garlic mash. I had the risotto prawns. A little too much basil that over powered the prawns (and I like bold flavors.) It was over-priced by about $3-5 per dish. Cocktail was fresh and delicious.

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OT
Portland
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good live music but it did seem a little loud for the size of the place.

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MA
Portland
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour in bar was crowded, but dinner reservations through Open Table were perfect

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Portland
4.0Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

No major complaints about the food or service, but the fact that different menus are used at different times of the day is confusing. There appear to be menus for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and something called a bistro menu as well. Even the hosts and waitstaff had difficulty explaining what’s available when. Needs to be streamlined.

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N
Portland
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday luncheon

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j
Seattle
2.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I've come here numerous times for lunch and it was great. Dinner not so good. Grill was over heated leaving a terrible taste on anything that was grilled. Returned food - main course n dessert. Very expensive meal for being displeased. Hardly any accommodation for vegetarians. No real desire to please customer. Server was great... will not return for dinner again. Too many options that execute especially for cost.

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Portland
5.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, drinks, servers, and restaurant are phenomenal. Downside is noise. The bar side gets pretty packed and lively but there’s no real division between the dining area so we were half yelling to talk. (Disclaimer - it was a Saturday night dinner)

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RG
Seattle
5.0Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the black mussels in tomato/wine broth that was excellent. The Grand Central Bakery bread is always too good! My wife enjoyed her corned beef sandwich but the portion was too big. It would be great if Paragon offered half size portions for those who prefer to eat less or cannot eat a lot. We always enjoy going here

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Austin
1.0Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

So bad, poor wine selection, calamari was flat and oily, food took over an hour to arrive, uncomfortable seating location.

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M
Portland
5.0Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been along time since eating here. Who knows why.
Food was excellent, service prompt and professional. Bar staff knowledgeable and fun. I’ll be back!

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R
Portland
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are a family of four and somewhat regulars at Paragon. The food is really good, they have good service, great cocktails and a good wine list. This time was our first New Years Eve there and it impressed me even more than usual. First, with one elementary and one middle aged child, it was so nice that they offered their regular menu. And, given it was our main family festivity for the evening, what a lovely surprise it was to arrive to the room so festively decorated with balloons, and hats, tiaras and such on the tables. They really went all out to make it feel special. We'll keep returning!

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DC
Portland
5.0Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my former university student's and my favorite fixed place to meet 4 times a year. We love it here. She is vegan, and I am not, and the menu provides it all. The wines are fabulous and the service is excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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Portland
5.0Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we really like Paragon and had a fantastic dinner. the only improvement might be adding a few more candles/table lighting. it was fantastic. the music was great too

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Portland
2.0Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Old tired menu. No specials. Chicken, pot roast, salmon, yawn. No pizzaz. Limited menu.
Only thing worthwhile: The Mussels.

Will have a cocktail here but will not dine here again. Three strikes yer out!!!

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C
San Diego
4.0Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Value was so-so. Not the best value, not for everyday meals, but doable.

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k
Portland
5.0Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paragon is a long-time favorite. Our service was excellent this time. I miss the Mussels recipe that had orange in it. Please bring it back!

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G
Portland
4.0Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We had a great tasting meal of Salmon, roasted Brussel Sprouts, Caesar Salad and delightful hot bourbon Apple Cider. My friend had the pork chile soup that was quite tasty too.

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Portland
5.0Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We went for my fiancé birthday and it was delicious as per usual. It was a Friday night so the bar was packed and the noise level was a little too high for our taste but our waitress was very nice, very attentive. My mom and I had the pot roast which is phenomenal. My fiancé had the trout which he said was very good but got to be kind of one-note after a while. The lamb bacon bruschetta appetizer was probably one of the best things I've eaten! Cocktails are always delicious and there's quite a variety. We will be going here more often :)

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m
Portland
4.0Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is always amazing when we go! Wish they had better AC, it was SO hot in there last night.

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