Urban Farmer Portland

4.5
1710 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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Urban Farmer Portland is a modern American steakhouse featuring indigenous and locally sourced food products from artisanal craftsmen. Located in the lobby of the Nines Hotel, a luxury collection property, Urban Farmer features refined dining in an elegantly understated atmosphere. Prime Beef, dry aged in-house, takes center stage alongside locally grown vegetables hand-carried to the kitchen door. Local wines, many of which are organic and biodynamic, round out a stellar beverage program that Portland's own crafted Spirits. Classic cocktails, refined urban setting, with panoramic city views as seen from the lovingly restored verandas that line the Historic Meier & Frank Building, circa 1909. Whether you desire a quick, delicious country-style breakfast, a "locavore" lunch featuring Oregon's bounty, or dinner and drinks for 2 to 20 in Urban Farmer's artistically designed dining room, we look forward to serving you with homespun grace and warmth.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 3pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(503) 222-4900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Christianson
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Catering
We offer many semi-private and private dining spaces for receptions or dinner from 10 to 80 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 5th and 6th Ave
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Parking details
In addition to offer valet, there are 2 parking garages within one block of our location: Star Park located at SW 6th and Alder as well as Smart Park located at SW 4th and Morrison.
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Public transit
We are located right on the Max Line at the Pioneer Place stop as well as the Steetcar Pioneer Place stop.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Urban Farmer is Portland's Steakhouse offering the very best the Oregon farmers, ranchers and fisherman have to offer within a modern, farmhouse chic environment.

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1,710 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
69%
Very Good
20%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, service was wonderful!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Urban Farmer Portland is truly amazing. I had dinner with my boss, who is well traveled and knows good food. He was beyond pleased with the meal. Everything we had was fantastic. The cornbread that is initially served is the best I've had with the exception of my mother's home baked. The steaks were simply incredible, so tender and flavorful. While a bit pricey, it was one of the best restaurants I have dined at in a long time.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent but our food was not. Our waitress was very nice but food was very slow in coming out and not up to the expectations of an expensive steak house. My wife and I ordered the same filet that was $60 and mine was good but hers was gristly. The salad was quite good but the spinach side was simply spinach leaves in a bowl with breadcrumbs on top and baked. The steaks we’ve had at national chain steak houses have been markedly better.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We finally made it to the very best steak restaurant on the west coast. Dining here was enormously rewarding. My tenderloin steak was beyond perfection. We tried the summer bean for a side special and the mushrooms as another. Both were fabulous. Key Lime pie for desert was also the best ever. Top all this with impeccable service in a brilliantly designed atmosphere with five star service. By far this remarkable dinner has been placed at the top of our culinary memories.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Amazing food and service. The fromagere definitely knows her cheese and created the most ridiculously perfect board. We will definitely return the next time we’re in Portland.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The only reason a critic might not give the Urban Farmer top of the top ratings is that the portions are not tiny and precious. This is the steak house's steak house. I suppose you could manage to cobble together a vegetarian or vegan meal but the real reason for coming here is meat, specifically beef. Do you know the difference between 10 and 21 day dry aged beef? Try the taster plate (which is big enough to share with your date!) and you will. The next time I go there, presuming they have it in stock, I'm tapping my investment portfolio and going for the 100 day dry aged Wagyo. I may just die of bliss.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent, food was great and the open floor plan with the atrium felt like you were outside. We used our gift card but will continue coming for their brunch. It was a great experience overall for us. Laura is an excellent server and the manager Robby was kind and welcoming. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We had a great meal. The steaks were great, the shrimp over lettuce tasty, and the zucchini and corn side dish both unique and delicious. The restaurant was very quiet but it was also mostly empty, probably because of when we went.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Everyone raves over the Eggs Benedict so decided to visit just to try. Personally, I found they were drowning in sauce and portion overwhelming. If you prefer a lighter touch of hollandaise, best to ask for it on the side, else, you’ll be scooping it off in forkfuls as I did. Homemade English muffin was very good.

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1.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Food was very heavy - full of fat and salt.

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1.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Anniversary dinner, never mentioned it to us. Steak sampler odd flavor, not done to requested medium. Had to send back not one but both glasses of wine, one obviously corked, one badly oxidized. Table was tiny. Waiter was decent, other dishes also decent, will not return.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Outstanding service from Laura. Fabulous food for breakfast. Reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Overall, this place fell short of expectations on all accounts. The service was slow, although the waiter was attentive once he made it to us. The steak was good but the rest was the food was not worth the price. The ambiance is mediocre too, thanks to the well lit atrium. We wont be back

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The attempt to make the food pretty undermined the actual food experience. The portion size made certain things impossible to eat without making a mess.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We were a little worried about coming here due to the bad yelp reviews. However, we were so happy with our experience! Great food and drinks plus good service. Thanks for making our special day so great!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Always a great experience. Farm to table with any type fed prime steaks and fresh seafood. Great ambiance.

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Quite a dismal lunch experience! Even the interior is a jumbled mess of visual design. One friend had the chicken sandwich, which turned out to be a peach jam sandwich, with a chicken piece that he could barely cut, much less bite a piece off of, and of course, any brioche bun is the worst type to use on a sandwich of this type, as it fell apart immediately. So the meal became a knife and fork wrestling match. Salad was os overdressed that it was a soggy mess. Seafood stew was a strange bowl of lackluster flavors
Wll not return!!

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Poor service, we felt ignored.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

GREAT steaks! Wonderful atmosphere feels outdoor due to the atrium, but without having to worry about weather. Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

A great place for a business gathering with close colleagues. The service was top notch and the food was unique and excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We love having brunch here! Especially on a rainy day it feels like you are outside enjoying a great meal :) Drinks hit the spot, the avocado Benedict is to die for!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food and great service! Always a wonderful experience!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a good Father’s Day brunch at Urban Farmer. The honey biscuit was to come with sausage gravy and there was a minuscule amount. Shrimp and grits was the best dish ordered. Crab omelet was rubbery as the eggs were over cooked but otherwise good. Biggest problem was lots of small flies. Unfortunate but it didn’t ruin the experience in this lovely restaurant

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a wonderful meal with exceptional service. Everyone was very nice and attentive. They happily held our table even though we were a bit late for our reservation, never let our glasses go empty and were very friendly. While it is a bit pricey, it is worth it for the delicious food and the great experience.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Urban Farmer has potential. The place works great, but in summer with the overhead skylite there is no ambiance.... bright, bright, bright. Service is great. Attentive and knowledgable, giving just the right amount of attention. The restaurant bills itself as Portland Steak House but other than having a choice of sourced meet as corn fed, grass fed or 21 day aged there is nothing memorable about the meal. The steaks come out luke warm at best and the prices are very high for what you get.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We had a wonderful time and the food was delicious

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Artfully presented mouth watering dishes served with a smile. The servers are extremely knowledgable about the dishes they offer and serve with a smile. Nothing not to like here.
We'll be eating here again!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My wife and I went to dinner at Urban Farmer for the first time on a Friday night, which I arranged as a surprise for her birthday.
Everything, from the decor, to the service, to the food & the drinks, to the ambience was just wonderful.
The space the restaurant is in has lots of natural light and the different sectioned off nooks make for an interesting mix of public and private seating arrangements. The decor, the furniture, the place settings all are very modern but not in a minimalist way.
The service was very personably and with a smile. The waiter was knowledgeable on both the food menu and the wine list.
The food was incredibly good. My wife had oysters on the half shell and I choose 2 out of 6 available cheeses from the cheese waitress.
Our main course consisted of duck breast and tenderloin and both were excellent. The steak actually made it in my top 3 of steaks!
Dessert was a key lime pie (an actual key lime pie) for my wife and the seasonal strawberry crumble for me accompanied by a 20yo port and a doppio espresso.
Naturally the bill came with a little bit of sticker shock, but all things considered it was money well-spent.
We will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was great however a bit overpriced.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The nettle oil, garlic, mushrooms and rice was pretty good, but that is not risotto.

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, but our party was very disappointed with the overpriced and low quality food we had for brunch. The bacon Benedict consisted mainly of thick fatty meat, the flat iron steak and eggs contained shells, and the chicken leg with the honey biscuit was soggy. We had heard such good things, but sadly will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had an after wedding brunch with our son, daughter-in-law and her parents. We had great food and even better service. Bring your appetite, some of the portions are definitely shareable.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Urban Farmer was recommended to us by a good friend, and it did not disappoint. The cocktails were excellent, with the best ice I have ever seen. Believe it or not, that matters! The starters were superb and the the steaks were amazing! Great selection and quality. Every dish had the freshest ingredients used with ingenuity. Excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Urban Farmer is always top notch. We visited for brunch yesterday and were planning to get our favorite benedicts (they make their own English muffins!), but could not resist the Chicken and Waffle special. The chicken was moist and had been marinated in a pesto type sauce and then battered and fried and laid over a bed of country gravy. Next to it was a buttermilk waffle with blueberry compote. Worth every bite! My friend ordered the Steak and Eggs and said it was amazing. The steak was perfectly cooked and also laid over some country gravy. We are always amazed at how they continue to blow our minds and tastebuds with amazing food!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Friends birthday

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Overall extremely nice. Great Service and creative drinks. Very nice wine list which featured many great local choices. The halibut and scallops were fantastic. However, I would not recommend the duck. The veggies were too salty and the dusk was bland.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

A little spendy but so worth it! My husband and I both had steak and it was the best we've ever had.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary while in Portland for a conference. The staff at Urban Farmer treated us like royalty and made our anniversary very special. The food was delicious and our wait staff were amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Amazing food and service always! Genuine hospitality and a very professional team. Sunday brunch features a fabulous Bloody Mary bar with multitudes of house made pickles, assorted hot sauces, and incredible house made bacon. This is the best brunch place in town.

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