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The Parish, Portland, OR

The Parish

3.7
3.7
206 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Parish is a contemporary American seafood restaurant with a specialty in Southern cuisine. The Parish is, unsurprisingly, located inside an old church. This is how The Parish came to be named, and is one of the reasons it has been so successful. The Parish's menu primarily consists of Cajun and Creole cooking. The first section of the menu is full of nothing but po'boys and includes a catfish, shrimp and oysters. Other menu sections include soup, salad, sides and mains. Main courses here are the delicious chicken & andouille jambalaya, shrimp & oyster gumbo, shrimp etouffe and the New Orleans classic Hoppin' John made with black eyed peas, white cheddar, tomato, red onion and chives.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Northwest, French
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm Happy Hour Daily from 2-5pm & Sunday from 3pm-5pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 227-2421
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ethan A. Powell
  • Catering
    We have a number of off-site catering options, please inquire for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a number of private dining options available. Please inquire for details and arrangements.
  • Private party contact
    Tobias: (503) 227-2421
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Cross street
    Everett
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking prevalent in the area with some garage parking available for a fee as well. All parking as of now is unaffiliated with The Parish.
  • Public transit
    Street Car accessible at NW 11th & Everett across the street from our front entrance on the North side of the street and at the corner of NW 10th & Everett on the South side of the street, one block to the East.
  • Entertainment
    We offer live New Orleans Jazz during our Saturday and Sunday brunch service.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.7Ambience

NoiseModerate

195 Reviews
  1. Bluegoat

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservations specifically requesting a quieter table as my parents are hard of hearing. There was a band that day which is fine, but they were going to seat us next to the band. Didn't they read the seating request? Waiter took his time to come to the table even though the restaurant was not particularly crowded. Water and coffee was refilled only once. Empty plates sat on the table with wait staff walking by several times before picking up. Food took so long to arrive that we forgot what we ordered. We'd been to The Parish before and had to wait for our food but enjoyed our bottles of wine and decided that maybe it was a bad night. Second time around proved that this restaurant service has lots of room for improvement.

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  2. Brunch4mothers

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great they took reservations and even with the busy day we never felt neglected by the server. Food was amazing!

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  3. Eater

    Portland

    455 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    455 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for Easter and had the biscuit plate, several orders of eggs & grits and the eggs sardou. Sardou is a great combination of spinach, artichokes and poached eggs . . . very tasty. As usual, the cocktails and the live music set the mood. We finished with an order of delicious beignets.

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  4. Tomboy1961

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at The Parish, but it will not be our last! Based on the recommendation of our waitperson my sister and I started with oysters. I had a dozen raw - four different kinds chosen by our waitperson based on what I like; she did great. My sister loved her three Bienville-mushroom ones. For our entreés my sister had the fried chicken dinner - she said it was the best she has ever had, but should not have had a starter - and I had Crawfish Ravioli - the raviolis were sublime and melted in my mouth; the sauce was delicious and went beautifully with the raviolis. For dessert we shared the burnt cream, which was a perfect ending, as it was creamy with a sweet crunchy topping. We tried a couple of the house drinks; very good.

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  5. notafoodie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Parish had been on our "Must Visit" list since we got the Willamette Week Dining Guide for 2012. We don't make many trips to the Pearl or downtown, but this was definitely worth the pain of finding parking. We absolutely loved it! I loved that our booth was spacious and we didn't feel cramped in with other diners. Our waiter was friendly and made our dining experience fun. Between us we had fried okra, baked oysters, boar gumbo, jambalaya, and the Hoppin' John. Every single plate was hot and delicious with minimal wait. We absolutely recommend The Parish if you are wanting a relaxed dining experience with hearty portions and sophisticated flavors. Also, don't miss having a Dark and Stormy with their house ginger beer.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the Parish and have gone for dinner, brunch, special occasions—whenever. I *love* oysters, but don't eat other meat, and wish there were more options on the menu. This time the veggie pasta was sold out and the only option was their rice dish, which isn't too exciting. Otherwise service was great and wine delish!

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  7. Eater

    Portland

    455 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    455 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for brunch, and were very happy to see that a guitar jazz trio was playing. The music was a perfect backdrop to our conversation on a Sunday afternoon. My three friends ordered biscuits & jam plus some eggs. They all really liked the food, particularly the jalapeno jam. I ate the Debris po' boy, which was fabulous. Yes, the french fries were also grand.

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  8. kw381

    Portland

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a unique type of food, you definitely have to enjoy spicy food. Other than wiping tears most of the night, very tasty and the service was good.

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  9. SK8te

    Portland

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Lots of local ingredients incorporated into Louisiana fare. Great place to go if you love oysters. Prices were moderate ($15-$20 for an entrée) Had a bad table though. Was seated next to windows that look into the kitchen, in the back of the restaurant (Table #1). Kitchen lights cast a bright, ugly yellow light onto the table and in your eyes. This kind of ruined the meal for me. Did not cause me to want to stay and enjoy. These were definitely the "cheap seats". The rest of the restaurant had a nice ambiance and was nicely lit.

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  10. faddah

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    found this bit of NOLO (or “nawlins,” as locals call it) in the heart of portland's pearl downtown is nice. brunch has musicians and such, so that is nice. good oyster and bar selection, better than a lot of seafood & oyster bars around. food portions on larger meals, like crab cake benedict, could be just a bit bigger.

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The Parish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 227-2421.

The Parish is rated 3.7 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Parish

231 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Everett
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm Happy Hour Daily from 2-5pm & Sunday from 3pm-5pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Northwest, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking prevalent in the area with some garage parking available for a fee as well. All parking as of now is unaffiliated with The Parish.
  • Public transit
    Street Car accessible at NW 11th & Everett across the street from our front entrance on the North side of the street and at the corner of NW 10th & Everett on the South side of the street, one block to the East.
  • Executive chef
    Ethan A. Powell
  • Entertainment
    We offer live New Orleans Jazz during our Saturday and Sunday brunch service.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 227-2421
  • Catering
    We have a number of off-site catering options, please inquire for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a number of private dining options available. Please inquire for details and arrangements.
  • Private party contact
    Tobias: (503) 227-2421
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