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Paragon - Portland

4.5
434 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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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 434 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great place! We also visit when in Portland

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Steven (Portland)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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MarvinandAbby (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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viphappydiner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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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Nancy (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Birthday luncheon

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joyze (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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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vipRichardG (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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vipMarlinchaser (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

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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vipRhdiner16 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

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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Lizette (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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kevan11 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

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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Gingerjoy (Portland)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

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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melanie (Portland)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Quality restaurant and Food was excellent!! Service was superb!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

Seemed very slow the drinks were awful. The Old Fashion was awful. Did not even drink.

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vipParsix (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

It was great! Only complaint is it was too hot inside

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Br3nt (Portland)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Server was honest and friendly, she knew her drinks and food extremely well. Best dinner out we've have in a really long time!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

The kale salad was flavorless

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beforetheater (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

good job, both staff and chef staff

relatives from out of town loved it

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

A typical pub type atmosphere. Nothing on menu popped out at us. Service & food were good. Menu was $25 entrees.

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SusanP (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was truly excellent in every way; can you imagine a crab cake starter that was 90%crab? This chef knows what he is doing! I had the Chinook salmon in a pea puree which was exceptional with the skin side grilled to perfection.
It all came together with the thoroughly knowledgeable waiter. I plan to visit again soon.

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beforetheater (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

Best Service in the Neighborhood. My friend loves shellfish and she said her mussels were outstanding-- I tasted the sauce and it was sooooooo good.

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