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Rue Cler Marketplace, Portland, OR

Rue Cler Marketplace

4.3
4.3
22 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Rue Cler Marketplace combines the best of a restaurant, bar, and marketplace in the heart of SE Milwaukie. Owner and Chef, Cindy Hymer, found inspiration in the vibrant, bustling atmosphere of the iconic Rue Cler market street in Paris, and sought to infuse this energy into the Portland culinary scene.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 894-8684
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Cindy Hymer
  • Catering
    Oh yes, we do.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurants or rates & dates 503.894.8684
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Cross street
    Bybee Blvd
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 22 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

22 Reviews
  1. dontgohere

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything about it was pretty horrible. I had an 8pm reservation which I arrived time for. The front of house left me waiting and didn't even talk to us for around 15 minutes. Once seated it took about 30 minutes to be offered drinks. I ordered a tenderloin and they gave me a sirloin instead (other guests did get tenderloins). It took about an hour and a half to get food from my scheduled reservation. Overall I was embarrassed that I went here and wasted my money, everything was subpar from the food to the service.

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  2. RichardP

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Fine food. Live music was way too loud for conversation.

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  3. Jimbo

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and meals - enjoyed the ambience of this pleasant Francophile setting.

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  4. JosephinPDX

    Portland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced food that tastes bland and barely anyone there for what should be one of the busiest nights to dine out. Also service wasn't great and long wait times. Just skip it. There are tons of amazing spots in Sellwood to try instead where you can pay less than half the cost at Rue Cler for triple the portion size and way more delicious flavor.

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  5. Drbeatrice

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great spot in Sellwood for gathering. Lots of space, great vibe. Good selection of affordable, quality wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages to make any Happy Hour group feel relaxed and comfortable. The small plates are easy to share, and the big plates are terrific bistro classics. The owner put a lot of thought into a variety of seating arrangements and super-comfortable chairs and tables for either intimate or large parties. Highly recommend, whether you are a twosome or a group.

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  6. CharlesI

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This new French restaurant is a welcome addition to our Sellwood neighborhood. We went for dinner as a family of four, with two teenaged kids. We have French roots and all of us know French food from travels in France. We all liked the food. We had 4 different main dishes: steelhead, filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, fondue. All were good. My son had the steak and liked the sauce. My wife had the steelhead and liked it but didn't like the sauce on the side. My daughter enjoyed the fondue, which comes with diced apples, bread, fries to dip in the cheese. I had the cordon bleu: very generous piece of chicken and flavorful cordon bleu. We also had the charcuterie plate: not huge but very nice. We left stuffed and could not have tried a desert. Overall, I would say their cooking is hearty, not a light meal. The filet mignon is expensive but the other dishes were in the $30 range. One suggestion: come with the idea of having a conversation, like you would going to a bar. The time between ordering and getting the main meal was rather long. We were in a good mood and having a nice time, enjoying the French belle époque decorations. Do not come to Rue Cler if you are in a hurry to get somewhere. Come to relax and have a French hearty meal.

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  7. SuzanneS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening with ambiance, delicious meal, and musical entertainment.

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  8. MargyC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. The food was inconsistent. ( some dishes very good and others just okay) .

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  9. PhilL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very relaxed atmosphere. Well prepared and presented food. Had the Salad Nicoise which was excellent.

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  10. Millinophile

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the few really elegant restaurants left where you can enjoy good food, full service, and a quiet beautiful surrounding for good conversation.

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  11. jjsalome

    Portland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely little restaurant… I took a friend for a birthday lunch and we enjoyed it immensely. The food was tasty… A little expensive for lunch, but it was very good. I hope more people discover this little restaurant to keep it in the neighborhood… Or maybe it was just a slow day. The market section of the restaurant was a little sad and understocked… I hope it gets better! The service was quite good, but the music was a little loud. Definitely going back.

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  12. Kdub

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here, good food, attentive service and reasonable prices. We’ll be back!

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  13. nancys

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our wedding anniversary dinner. The food, wine and service was incredible. My husband had the filet Mignon and I had the chicken cordon bleu. Both were perfection. The selection of French wines were great. Highly recommend.

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  14. PatF

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a gem. Having returned from a vacation in Quebec, we were delighted to discover this restaurant. Food, service, and ambiance was amazing. Bon Apetite!

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  15. AmyR

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We felted transported to Paris! Deliciously authentic, from the food and drink to decor and music. We look forward to dining here often.

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  16. annette

    Portland

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    dlicious food but was hungry still whem i left,..small portions

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  17. LisaG

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very sweet and the food and wine yummy!!

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  18. joelw

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Though it’s a nice physical plant and the food is pretty good the kitchen was unacceptably slow. A simple appetizer arrived 35 minutes after ordering and the entree an additional 35 minutes later. It was clear that the kitchen had one employee to cook for too many diners. If that were fixed it could be good.

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  19. CindyS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Simple and elegant. Food presentation lovely. Food was wonderful and fresh. Good pricing for quantity food and enjoyable experience.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Rue Cler was wonderful - the ambience, food, and the Chef herself are what made it great. I can’t believe I hadn’t been in before - I’m thrilled to have it nearby!

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  21. mjbpdx

    Portland

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Minus one cook in the kitchen, waited 1/2 hour for food.

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  22. Squirrel

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rue Cler is a gem. Excellent food, warm and attentive service, great location. I’ll go there at every opportunity, and so should you.

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FAQs

Rue Cler Marketplace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 894-8684.

Rue Cler Marketplace is rated 4.3 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rue Cler Marketplace

6716 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5618

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bybee Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Cindy Hymer
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 894-8684
  • Catering
    Oh yes, we do.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurants or rates & dates 503.894.8684
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